Well wedding season has well and truly kicked in so I’ve decided to show you a few of my favourite wedding make-up looks.
I really believe that when deciding on your wedding make-up you should go for something that truly represents you and your style. Go for something that shows off your best features and makes you feel amazing and like yourself only better! The following looks are all quite different but still beautiful and would work really well for any of you brides-to-be out there.
(Please note: The below images are for reference only and not my own work.)
1. The first look look is very soft and natural with the main emphasis on the eye’s. A brown smokey shadow blended the whole way around the eyes with lashings of mascara and then a nice soft nude or soft pink lip.
2. The second look is again focusing on the eye’s but using more eyeliner to highlight them. A soft shadow blended into the socket and black or brown liner on both the top and lower lash line. If you have small eye’s and want to make them look larger then steer away from liner the whole way around the eye’s as this can close them in. You can still have a more dramatic eye without looking like you’re heading out on the town but the key is to keep it very clean and polished looking. The thing to remember is you’re going to be starting your day early and having pictures taken in day light so you still want to look natural. To finish off this look they went for a coral shade on the lips which is a gorgeous option if you’re not a pink girl!
3. Look 3 is probably the most requested look that I get from brides. Very natural, soft eye colour with just some definition on the eye’s with liner. Clean, polished skin, a soft flush of colour on the cheeks and a gorgeous pink lip. You really can’t go wrong with this look and will look timeless in your photographs!
4&5. The last two looks are more of a nod to the vintage style that has become quite big again this year but with 2 different options on the lip colour. Most people think they need to go for a red lip but there are so many different reds from vibrant reds to more burgundy or plum colours, you can even go bright pink which can look amazing if you’re confident enough and have worn similar shades before. These looks use very little colour on the eye’s, using mainly liner and the main focus is on the lips. This looks requires your lips to be in great condition so the colour will look immaculate and will require more touching up through out the day so keep this in mind.
For tips on how to get your skin ready for your big day and to get the most from your wedding make-up check out my piece here.
Pictures of the June Issue of Vogue have been released and it features a stunning shoot of Versace-clad Olympic goddess Kate Moss.
I really love these images shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott… the colours are amazing and she just looks wow! Killer red lips, glowing skin and those cheekbones! The glossy red lip is everywhere at the moment and Miss Moss certainly knows how to wear it. The hair and make-up has a slightly vintage feel but the overall look has a real rock star edge. LOVE!
(Images courtesy of http://www.vogue.co.uk)
Trudder Lodge is a beautiful venue in the quiet surroundings of Newcastle in County Wicklow, just off the N11 and a few months ago I had the pleasure of working with a great group of wedding suppliers on a project that would showcase both this gorgeous venue and our own work.
We had hoped for a lovely sunny, dry day to get some shots of the amazing grounds and gardens that surround the house but unfortunately we got floods and torrential rain! However we certainly weren’t short of photographic opportunities in the house, from the large dining rooms to the stunning bedrooms over looking the gardens, it was a long day but very much worth it and you can see from these shots.
The team consisted of: Dresses by Anne Gregory Design, photgraphy by HolstPhoto, hair by Kate Sophistikates Cleary and flowers & decoration details by Fussy Peacock Design – Wedding and Event Florist.
Evening guys, todays post is on one of my little treats in life – Max Benjamin Candles.
I was given one of these as a gift a few years ago and ever since I always have one in the apartment. Whether you’re having friends over or just having a nice quiet night in, I adore the fabulous aroma that fills the room when one of these candles are burning, they really help me unwind. The packaging and jar that the candle sits in is gorgeous and what’s even better is they’re made in Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow. They come in lots of different fragrances but my favourite is the Lemongrass & Ginger – divine!
You can find out more on their website http://www.maxbenjamin.ie and if you’re stuck for idea’s for Mother’s Day these are perfect!
Today’s post isn’t about make-up but about a hair product that I just HAD to share with you all… Moroccan Oil.
I have quite thick, straight hair that I pretty much wear up all the time because of two reasons: 1. I just don’t have the time and I’m too lazy to spend 20 minutes blow drying my hair in the mornings and 2. My hair goes frizzy and horrible when I blow dry it.
However, the last time I got my hair done I asked the hairdresser about this Moroccan Oil I’ve heard so much about but hadn’t tried yet. She said she would use some on me so I could see the results and my god was I sold! She used a small amount rubbed through my hair while it was still damp and then blow dried it normally and the result was fabulous, shiny, silky hair. Now, I wasn’t really sure if it would be the same when I did it at home because I can never get my hair the way they do in the salon but after hearing great things from people who had used it I decided to buy it and give it a go. I’ve used a few different products over the years, from leave in conditioners to serums, in the attempt to get hair like Eva and Cheryl on the L’Oreal ad’s and needless to say they never really worked but the Moroccan Oil did not disappoint. My hair is so much easier to manage after using it. It shines, it’s soft, not frizzy and best of all, it actually dries quicker when blow drying. SCORE!
There’s a full range of products available from shampoo to hairspray and they’re available in various salons around the country including Hermans Hairdressers in Dundrum Town Centre and Sophisticuts Hairdressers in Wicklow Town. Now, be warned, at 38Euro the oil is not cheap but you do only need a tiny amount each time so it will last you for ages and as they say in the ad’s “Because You’re Worth It!” 🙂