I was at a fantastic wedding last week which had a distinct Autumn feel to it. The hair accessories, dresses, flowers all gave away that it was an October wedding.
At the trial, when I was told the theme, we started thinking about ideas for the hair and make-up which would go nicely with the rest of the wedding. The ideas that we came up with to keep a real Autumn feel would be to style the hair with a very "woodland" effect.
The bride opted for a hair up style so we created a look that was wispy and not too neat. We tested the look with a few hair accessories but opted for a flower hair vine as the final look.
On the wedding day we also decided to add in a crown plait, this was an stunning addition to the overall look.
The make-up we kept soft with porcelain skin. We went for a brown-orange wash of colour on the eyes and kept skin clear with a matte finish. We tried a berry lip but the bride felt that she would prefer a softer lip colour as that was more her natural style. So we chose a wonderful peachy-pink, creamy lipstick. We also chose this theme for the cheeks.
The bridesmaids were dressed in Navy blue with matching hair accessories. Hair up styles all round for them, staying with a similar theme but making each style slightly different. The hair was styled with curls which we incorporated plaits and pinned up. Their make-up consisted of a beautiful, grey smokey eye to compliment the darker dresses. We kept the rest of the make-up fresh with a hint of a neutral pink lip colour.
A beginners Guide
A couple of my friends and clients have recently asked me about what they should have in their make-up bags, saying they want to achieve a bit more with their make-up on a daily basis.
They all seem to have the same problem a bag full of their favourite products and just a little time to achieve their daily look. So I thought I would go back to basics on a series of quick looks and essential daily products for your bag!
Base- If you are starting from scratch or not used to wearing any make-up, I suggest starting with a tinted moisturiser. This is also much easier when looking for a colour match as most brands only have around 3 colours light,medium, dark. If you are unsure use a tester to apply colours to along your jaw line. Whichever is easiest to blend to your skin colour choose. Look out for an oil free tint if you have oily skin.
If you wish to increase the coverage use a foundation or use a concealer for problem areas such as dark circles,blemishes.
A quick before and after!