How I created ‘that’ front cover makeup for Wedding Ideas Magazine Issue 163 (August)

When Tasha of Ikonworks asked me to come up with a bridal design for the front cover of Wedding Ideas Magazine, she told me it all had to be about the eyes.  Powerful, yet delicate with a certain impact you only get if someone is staring directly at you.  Simple, right?  Well actually, yes.  Tasha has a way of making you completely believe in her and the project.  And instills a trust in you to do, well, just what you excel at.  She understands that for her to do her job well, she needs to allow others to do theirs which is an absolute breath of fresh air!

So for the design!  After running a few sketches and doing some online research I had come up with a simple eye design, using soft browns from MAC and lining the eyes with brown and black to give it just another soft edge.  I then just added some false eyelashes for the camera to pick up on, filled in the brows lightly using the same browns through the eye.  I then added several base layers consisting of primers, pore primers, highlighters and strobe cream – finishing with a couple more layers of foundation.

I wanted the blush from the cheeks to almost sweep into the mouth, and form this one continuous look of inviting warmth.   So I used Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s new blusher which goes from a cream to a powder on contact (currently my favourite item in the kit)  Now the lips!  Everyone has been asking me about those lips and what I used…well it was a little of a beposke colour.  Combining MAC’s lipstick in Rebel and with MAC’s Dazzleglass in Funtabulous x

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Photography by Ikonworks * Dress available at Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique * Hair by Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire * Flowers by The Wild Fox * Shoot Venue Penton Park * Model Sophie Waldron * Makeup by me!