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Bridal Beauty Blueprint! Collaboration with Lover.ly!

Bridal Beauty Blueprint

Hey Everyone!

Today’s post is a little bit different to the norm! Different in a fun, let’s play dress up kind of way! Virtual dress up that is!

I was contacted by the fantastic team over at Lover.ly to create my own ‘bridal beauty’ style. Lover.ly are online one-stop bridal experts that house everything you could possibly need for your wedding in one place! Awesome, right? Grooms, that includes you.  With everything on hand to inspire and excite you from stationery to jewellery, dresses to gifts, Lover.ly can help you simplify the daunting process of planning your big day! Click here to find out more.

So my brief was simple really. Take a look at their awesome website, select a dress (from thousands, no pressure) and design my own bridal beauty blueprint around my choice. I was super excited to be involved as one of the most requested queries I get is what make-up should I wear with this dress or this occasion. I cannot say I am firm believer in event specific make-up because it is down to personal taste and preference. I do believe in being comfortable and staying true to self.

Being a Beauty Coach and Make-up Artist this is very similar to what I do when I meet with a client for the first time during a trial or consultation. Discussing their wants and needs and seeing their dress sets off a thousand beauty idea bulbs in my head. I adore being able to collaborate with brides on their vision and better yet, helping make it come to life.

As a future bride myself, this was a great opportunity to think about what kind of look I will be going for on my big day. Will I go with a fresh-faced look or all out hollywood glam? Read on to see the dress I chose and the makeup look(s) I decided on! It may surprise you!

N.B. This is just a snap shot of key beauty products I recommend to get the look. It will not list every single item needed to create the make-up idea I am sharing. 

Dress:

Oscar De La Renta Gown

This dress actually brought tears to my eyes! Yes! For real! It evokes romance, glamour, and the right amount of sexy in that ‘this is so my moment‘ kind of way. From the stunning detailed veil that carries on to the dress, makeup should be about flawless skin that has a radiance and a draws you in. The eye-catching design and figure hugging silhouette would lend its self to soft neutral eye makeup and a nude lip. Although soft by application the makeup is not meant to shy away from the drama of this gown but instead enhance the true beauty of the bride that glows from the inside out. I love the way the veil showers the dress with the pattern. Raining gorgeousness from veil to toe! Single lashes strategically placed in the middle and outer corner of the eye for a fun flirty look to a nude lip and highlighted cheeks, this look is simple but stunning.

Makeup: Neutral Natural!

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Makeup: Neutral Natural with a burst of colour! 

I would not be me without a bold lip. Although the dress is a statement on its own it doesn’t mean that you couldn’t rock a serious bold lip and blush. Personally I would still keep the eyes simple (you can do a neutral smokey eye) with this dress and it would be stunning. Strip lashes that are wispy and a blush that packs a punch, (you can build the colour to match your intensity level) for show-stopping glamour that still looks like you. Play with varying levels from the same colour palette such as a coral nail to compliment your orange lip. If you wanted to take it up a notch in the evening (or in the day if you’re bold enough) then this would be the look for you! I know so many women afraid to work with colour on their big day. I say go with it… own your look and fierceness! After all, it is all about YOU!

Natural Neutral with a pop of colour

Make-up for your special day should make you feel comfortable and like the most beautiful girl in the world. That is how your future husband views you. A trial with a professional Make-up Artist will help you discuss exactly how you want to look on your wedding day. This is one of the most important days of your life and your opinion matters more than anything else. Don’t be afraid to try new looks and say what you like and what you don’t!

I hope you enjoyed this post and found some inspiration with the above. Don’t forget to check out Lover.ly and let me know if you would like to see more posts like this in the future!

Image credits: Google Images and Polyvore

Besos and Wedding Bells!

TBH! xoxo

P.S. This post was not sponsored and I have not been paid.


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🎆 Diwali Makeup 2014! 🎆

Hey Everyone,

Diwali, Festival of Lights, was last week Thursday. It celebrates the start of the New Year for Hindu’s the world over. For more information, check out my post from last year, here.

This year, I opted for a very subtle look. I haven’t been able to wear much eye make-up recently as my eyes are just not having it. As soon as a brush goes near them, they start to water so I am giving them a much needed break.

Diwali 2014

Eyes: 

Spiked and Stud Eyebrow Pencil (Mac Cosmetics) / Dark Conceal and Correct Palette to tidy brows and as base for shadow (Mac Cosmetics) / Foxy, Verve Tease and Blackout from the Naked 2 Palette (Urban Decay) / Queen Collection Golden Medium Pressed Powder matte (Covergirl) / Venezia from Tamanna Palette(Anastasia Beverley Hills)/  Double Lashes 205 (Eyelure)

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Face: 

AJ Crimson Creme  Foundations in 5, 6, 7/ Ben Nye Powder in Topaz/ Queen Collection Medium Pressed Powder in Golden Medium/ Illamasqua Blush (can’t remember name sorry)/ Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze

open eyes

Lips:

No name Deep Plum lipliner / Don’t Blink Pink (WetnWild) in last picture/ Vegas Volt (Mac Cosmetics) over the plum liner – first 2 pics!

Accessories:

Tika ( which is normally worn with a middle part. With a side part the hair would be swept over but I wanted to show it off ) and Bindi from a Jewellery store in Southhall, UK. Drop earrings gift.

Hope you had a safe and enjoyable Diwali if you celebrated it!

Besos! 💋

TBH! xoxo