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A 1930’s winter bride inspired makeup design…

Looking back over the year at some of my portfolio work, and came across this beautiful 1930’s art deco inspired winter bride.  I personally organised this styled shoot back in March 2015, at the National Trust Portland House located in Weymouth.  I wanted the makeup design to be very much my interpretation of the 1930’s party scene, with a modern twist.  As often I feel that couples want to go with a theme, but get bogged down in making it authentic – whilst they should really do their own take on the era, and make it personal to them.  Which is what I wanted to reflect in the makeup design.

I started of with the eyes and made a very basic outline of a smokey eye, then filled in the centre of lid with MAC’s glitter in gold.  I then neatly lined the eyes and used some vintage looking false eyelashes by Eylure.  Filling in the brows to a natural arch and depth, I then created a flawless base for model Chloe – using a formula I have personally created for her.  Something which I do for all of my models and clients I regularly work with.  I then swept a strong line of peach blush along the cheekbone, and used MAC’s lipstick in Rebel with MAC’s dazzleglass in Funtabulous (discontinued) over the top to finish x

Photography by Lemontree Photography

1930’s glamorous 1930’s winter bride…

Looking back over the year at some of my portfolio work, and came across this beautiful 1930’s art deco inspired winter bride.  I personally organised this styled shoot back in March, at the National Trust Portland House located in Weymouth.  I wanted the makeup design to be very much my interpretation of the 1930’s party scene, with a modern twist.  As often I feel that couples want to go with a theme, but get bogged down in making it authentic – whilst they should really do their own take on the era, and make it personal to them.  Which is what I wanted to reflect in the makeup design.

I started of with the eyes and made a very basic outline of a smokey eye, then filled in the centre of lid with MAC’s glitter in gold.  I then neatly lined the eyes and used some vintage looking false eyelashes by Eylure.  Filling in the brows to a natural arch and depth, I then created a flawless base for model Chloe – using a formula I have personally created for her.  Something which I do for all of my models and clients I regularly work with.  I then swept a strong line of peach blush along the cheekbone, and used MAC’s lipstick in Rebel with MAC’s dazzleglass in Funtabulous (discontinued) over the top to finish x

Photography by Lemontree Photography

Coming soon… Thoroughly Modern Cecilia styled shoot

Watch this space to see more from the Thoroughly Modern Cecilia styled shoot, shot this March at Hill Place, Swanmore.

Photography Ikonworks

1930’s glamorous art deco winter bride…

Looking back over the year at some of my portfolio work, and came across this beautiful 1930’s art deco inspired winter bride.  I personally organised this styled shoot back in March, at the National Trust Portland House located in Weymouth.  I wanted the makeup design to be very much my interpretation of the 1930’s party scene, with a modern twist.  As often I feel that couples want to go with a theme, but get bogged down in making it authentic – whilst they should really do their own take on the era, and make it personal to them.  Which is what I wanted to reflect in the makeup design.

I started of with the eyes and made a very basic outline of a smokey eye, then filled in the centre of lid with MAC’s glitter in gold.  I then neatly lined the eyes and used some vintage looking false eyelashes by Eylure.  Filling in the brows to a natural arch and depth, I then created a flawless base for model Chloe – using a formula I have personally created for her.  Something which I do for all of my models and clients I regularly work with.  I then swept a strong line of peach blush along the cheekbone, and used MAC’s lipstick in Rebel with MAC’s dazzleglass in Funtabulous (discontinued) over the top to finish x

Photography by Lemontree Photography

Capturing a mood with just lighting the Lemontree Photography way…

This image has to be one of my ultimate favourites by Lemontree Photography from our art deco photoshoot earlier in March.  I just simply admire Az for the way he can capture a mood, a feeling or glance by using his experience with lighting.  This particular image of model Chloe Lancaster has to sum up the 1920’s/30’s mood for me, with a beautiful woman dressed in an exquisite gown ready to face her audience in that airy way.

Photography by Lemontree Photography  Wedding Gown by Brides of Winchester

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How I created that 1920s, 1930s, Art Deco, Great Gatsby wedding makeup look…

Since the art deco photoshoot I have been asked by quite a few brides to re-create this look for their wedding – which is an unbelievable compliment and just goes to show that women are becoming more confident in expressing themselves through the medium of makeup.  The actual look for the shoot took a good hour and 45 minutes – which is a long time for anyone to sit, let alone a model!  So I’ll just simplify and not completely list what I used for this particular design.

So I started with the eyes as I knew I wanted to use MAC glitter in gold.  I created a simple base for the eye using Urban Decay eye primer and MAC eyeshadow in Brule – I then built up a strong smokey eye arch using MAC Brown Down and then gently placed down the glitter using a pro mixing medium, so that the glitter stayed in place.  I then lined the eyes with MAC Fluidline Pen in Retro Black, popped some mascara on and used Eylure strip lashes in No.114.

Working from here I then filled Chloe’s eyebrows in quite strongly using brow pencils and shadow, and primed her entire face using Dr Brandt Pores No More and Smashbox foundation primer.  Using a mix of MAC Face & Body foundation in various warm shades I wanted to create a healthy, slightly sun kissed complexion as the 1920’s and 30’s tended to be when holidays abroad were popular with the upper classes.

Finishing the look I used a Bobbi Brown lip pencil in Rose and filled the lips in with MAC lipstick in Rebel and lipglass in Nymphette.

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photography by Lemontree Photography  Wedding Gown by Brides of Winchester