Sophie recently got married and I had the pleasure of doing her makeup for the day. I arrived nice and early at her house to find all the bridal party and Sophie getting ready and toasting the day.
Sophie was very specific on the look she wanted which was Art Deco 1920s makeup. Think dark eyes and very contoured – This was pulled off beautifully while also looking very sophisticated.
The majority of brides go for a natural makeup look with a light contoured eye so it was a nice change to do something a little more glam. Sophie’s skin was kept quite dewy which was a nice break up from the eyes – A good way to get away with darker shades without it looking heavy.
What did I use?
I always get asked what i use when i post photos so I’m one step ahead and below are some of the products i used to achieve Sophie’s look.
Embryolisse - Lait-Creme Concentre
This is applied all over the face, Embryolisse is the ultimate moisturiser for all skin types. If possible I apply this and leave it on the skin for 10 minutes before continuing with the primer.
I usually have an email from my clients the next morning asking me what the name of the moisturiser was that i used on their skin – If you buy anything from this post make it this!
Illamasqua - Hydra Veil
Hydra Veil is a brilliant primer especially when using it alongside their Skin Base foundation. The primer gives a dewy glow to the skin without it looking oily and the foundation sticks to the base when applied on top.
Elf - Studio Eyebrow Kit
E.L.F are a cool brand that produce really well priced products. I’m noticing that they are getting a lot of credit for certain products from artists. This kit is £3.75 and as you can see has a wax and powder which is a lot like Benefit’s Brow Zing for a fraction of the price.
Contour & Blush
Sophie wanted a really contoured look while keeping it feminine so i did this by contouring the face with a darker brown and later going over it with a bronzer round the hair line and under the chin.
Blush was kept pink with a waterproof blush on first then a powder product on top. Applying a wet product to skin is always best set in bridal makeup with a powder as this sets it in place. Waterproof is a must for wedding days.
Mac - Bronzing Powder
I used Mac Bronzing Powder to contour Sophie’s face along the hollows of the cheek, you can find your by pulling a fish like face – Silly but it works.
Then along the jaw line and around the hairline of the face to finish. The powder has a nice sheen without it being shimmer or glitter.
Bourjois - DÉLICE DE SOLEIL
Bourjois is one of my all time favourite high street brands, their products are such a high quality and i own a lot of their range in my kit.
The bronzer was used at the very end to dust over the contours on the face. I wouldn’t ever use this all over the face as their is a shimmer to it.
Daniel Sandler - Watercolour
This is probably a product you’re not familiar with but you must own one asap!
Watercolour is a waterproof liquid blush. On first meeting with this is it very different from anything you will have used before but i can guarantee you will be sold as soon as it’s applied to your cheeks. This was used as a base for Sophie’s blusher which leaves the most amazing sheen making the whole makeup look expensive – That’s right. Expensive.
Blusher - Nars - Orgasm
Nars Orgasm is a famous blusher recommended by the industry everywhere because of it’s unique colour and finish. This was lightly swept over the cheeks as not to take too much away from the Daniel Sandler Watercolour.
Eyelure - Naturalites
These are my go to lashes for the majority of my clients especially brides. I always get so many comments on how nice and natural they look.
They just add enough to the lashes without looking ‘fake’.
Mac - Highlighter
Mac highlighter is probably my most used powder highlighter. I highlighted Sophie’s face on her cheekbones, brow bone, cupids bow and chin.
It leaves a gorgeous highlight area without a glitter effect that some can.
Max Factor - Lipfinity
My most recommend lip stain is Max Factor’s Lipfinity as it is really well priced, easy to get hold of, includes a balm and the last is just unbelievable. The moisturising balm in the pack prevents the lips drying and has an almost gloss finish.
Lip, lashes & highlight
Doing a lot of bridal work, durability of products is high on my list of priorities. No more so than lips as this is one of the easiest products to wear off.
I now recommend all my brides to invest in lip stains along with bridesmaids and mothers. There are lots of different brands that offer stains from high street to top end and not all dry out the lips.
The beautiful bride
Below are some more images taken from the wedding day.
I’m sure you will agree that Sophie looks absolutely stunning, it was an absolute pleasure being part of her special day.
I would like to wish Sophie and her new husband all the best for their future together xx