I was involved recently in the wedding makeup and prep for Hannah, who married at Inglewood Manor in Ledsham, Cheshire.
Hannah had a real eye for style and wanted her look to be very reminiscent of the 1920’s/ 30’s so very Downton Abbey in the look and feel.
Her makeup, I concentrated on making sure her skin looked flawless and really glowing. To get this effect I used the following products and tips, I used Embryolisse Cream to hydrate the skin and it gives a good base to start and work from, I then went onto using Charlotte Tilbury Youth Glow and Wonderglow on the high points of her face. I then used a thin veil of Airbase makeup but making sure it covered where I needed to but it kept her skin shining through. Finally I went over her skin and high points with a small blending brush using Hollywood Flawless Filter in shade 3.
I kept her eyes very simple with a wash of a brown eyeshadow again from Charlotte Tilbury and with a wash of pigment in Nude from Peaches Makeup. I did a gel flicked liner and popped corner lashes on her to again give her a winged effect.
Lips she is a big fan of a red lip, however husband to be, not so keen, but for the look she knew, that it would only work with a stronger look to the lip, we tried a few options in the salon at the trial and knew that it could not be a glossy lip so we settled on making it look more like a stain and to create this I used a Bourjois Satin lip in wine colour rather than a true red.
Her hair was done by my friend and hair stylist Hair by Carol Ellis Thompson, who created a style for Hannah very much in keeping with the style and theme of the day. The gown was a Justin Alexander purchased from 7th Heaven in Congleton and it was an absolutely breaktaking gown. She went for a very unique veil which was a skull cap veil, again so very much of the era, she was chanelling in her look.
Her Bridesmaids all looked absolutely stunning in pastel green bias cut gowns from the designer Ghost. The hair was soft waves with it clipped up on the side, again very old school Hollywood Glamour, possibly more 1930s in feel. I again kept the makeup soft using Airbase, lots of Charlotte Tilbury (I think you get that I am obsessed with this wonderful makeup brand) and a nuder lip than what Hannah had.
Her flowers were absolutely beautiful from Liberty Lane who came all the way from Leeds to create her floral arrangements and they were simply stunning.
It was a lovely chilled morning working with my favourite hair stylist Carol, and we got to work with her fun and chatty photographer Adam Joe Roberts, who I hope to work with again somewhere down the line as he was fantastic and I really liked his natural photos from her day.
If you want to know more about booking your wedding prep and makeup with me then why not get in touch for your 2019 wedding.