My first point of contact to Oyinwa was via her wedding planner – RAE Affairs, a US based Wedding and Event planner. I was not free on the original date of the wedding but the date subsequently changed and I was booked immediately.
I flew to Italy from Croatia ( Tayo’s Wedding ) and actually bumped into the hairstylist – Tola of Charis Hair at Florence Airport. We shared a taxi to our hotel.
On the wedding day we both made our way to the bride’s Hotel. While Tola started on hair prep, I arranged my set up for work.
Oyinwa is blessed with lovely normal skin so prep was quite quick. Quick cleanse using Garnier cleansing water and MAC fix + to hydrate.
Her brows were filled in using Evita Joseph brow pencil in Chestnut brown and MAC brow gel in show off. MAC paint pot in Laying low acted as the lid base and the eye look was created using Smashbox Cosmetics Vlada petal metal cover shot palette. Oyinwa loved her eye look so much and insisted on natural lashes to allow the eye colour stand out.
To prep her skin I mixed embryolisse lait cream with Charlotte Tilbury Wonder glow and massaged into her skin for a healthy glow. I then used Becca ever matte primer on only areas of her face prone to shine – Nose, forehead and chin.
Foundation used was NARS all day luminous foundation in the shade – MACAO followed by Kevyn Aucoin the etherealist natural concealer in a mix of 7 and 8 under her eyes to brighten. This was set with RCMA no colour loose powder. The rest of her face was set using the same powder followed by MAC studio fix powder in NC50.
Blush used was MAC blush in Breezy followed by Danessa Myricks Enlight powder in Gocha glow. To contour I used Smashbox contour kit palette in Deep.
To line her lips I used a mix of MAC lip pencils in Chestnut and Nightmoth. Lipstick used – Aj Crimson lipstick in L23 followed by a clear lipgloss.
I didn’t capture Oyinwa’s dress on camera but see link to how stunning it was! Dress. The dress literally stopped traffic on the streets of florence!
Thank you Oyinwa and RAE affairs for the booking. God bless you both!
Photography by Joy Adenuga.