Stunning Vicky first got in contact 2017 but actually went ahead with the booking without requiring a trial early 2018. She did want a trial later on to try out her idea of having bold lips on her wedding day and she used the makeup for her engagement shoot.
One of the reasons for picking a bold lip, Vicky felt her eyes were too small to do any thing that would pop. After her engagement shoot, she was really pleased with the makeup and gave me a go ahead to vamp up the eyes a bit more including using a bigger mink lash size 🙂
On her wedding day I arrived at the prep location in Dartford meeting amazing hairstylist Tola – Charishair who was still on the hair prep when I arrived.
After set up, I dashed downstairs to have breakfast while the hairstylist finished up. I was booked for a 10hour stay so I had to make sure I was fuelled for long day!
I came back just as Tola was finishing up and began immediately…
Her brows were filled in with a mix of MAC brow pencils in spiked and stud then brushed through using MAC brow gel in Show off.
Vicky wanted a more smokey effect on her eyes so I used MAC paint pot in Constructivist to prep her eyelids. All eyeshadows used were by The balm – Nude dude and Meet Matte Trimony. This was finished off with Ingot gel liner in 77 and mink lashes.
Due to the extreme hot weather, I skipped moisturiser totally and used just Smashbox primer water to hydrate the face followed by Becca ever matte primer using my fingers. Vicky has dark pigmentation at various areas of her face so I used LA girl pro conceal in orange on those areas with a damp beauty blender sponge. I actually used 3 shades of Foundation, Lancome Teint Idole ultra in 14, 15 and 16. These shades all have completely different undertones which was needed to balance out the pigmention across Vicky’s face.
I highlighted under her eyes using Kevyn Aucoin super natural concealer in the shade 9 which was set using Laura Mercier loose setting powder in Medium deep. The rest of her face was powdered using MAC studio fix powder in Nw50 and 55.
To contour I used NW58, I was reaching for my regular Topaz from BECCA but remembered Vicky wanted her highlight to pop heavily so I opted out of Becca and used Makeup For Ever Pro sculpting duo in Golden. This was followed by MAC blush in Raisin.
On her lips I began with MAC lip liner in Ruby woo, this was used on the entire lip followed by MAC lipstick in Ruby woo. To avoid that dry feeling Ruby woo sometimes give after long wear I used Clinique chubby stick in two ton tomato applied to just the inner areas of the lips that tend to dry out fast.
How stunning does Vicky look?! So breathtaking!
Thank you so much for booking my services, it was a pleasure working with you on your special day. God bless you!
Photography by Joy Adenuga.