Nicki & Deej’s New Forest Wedding

Just received these gorgeous images by Emily & Steve Photography of Nicki and Deej’s wedding, held in my hometown of Lymington! As Nicki loves festivals and was due to have an outdoor wedding in a stunning marquee, she wanted her bridal makeup to reflect this loose boho feel. Keeping the eye makeup simple with just a bone colour with plenty of sparkle, I then focused on creating a classic flawless base to keep the design ‘bridal’ x

Becky and her romantic new forest wedding at burley manor

I seem to be living at Burley Manor these days, but I don’t mind at all!  The venue and staff are second to none so it’s always a pleasure to return each weekend.  And I was so excited to do Becky’s bridal makeup, especially as the brief was ‘soft and romantic’ my favourite words when it comes to designing a breathtaking look!  Becky was just the perfect bride to design for – perfect skin, gorgeous deep eyes and such a lovely person to boot.  Really she was the whole package.  Becky was confident in my skills so pretty much gave me free reign over the makeup – I kept her eyes the main focus providing a pink, mauve and brown smokey eye.  I then lightly filled in her brows and applied a smooth foundation.  Topping off with a light contour, highlighter and pinky cheeks using Charlotte Tilbury products.  After setting the base, I then finished with Charlotte Tilbury’s lipstick in Pillow Talk x

Photography by Samantha Davis Photography

How I created that Gigi Hadid/Rosie Huntington-Whiteley inspired makeup for Sophie…

When Sophie asked me to help with her profile shoots she needed for her modelling agency – Bridge Models, she immediately showed me her modelling inspirations, Gigi and Rosie.  I’ve always loved their fast track, carefree makeup designs.  Which are always flawless, yet made breathable for the skin as they tend to change their look several times a day which can take it’s toll on the skin.  So taking these two gorgeous women as a guide, I then began to create Sophie’s headshot makeup design.

I felt it was appropriate to use Rosie for Autograph products considering this is Rosie’s brand.  I used shadows from the Deco Diamonds palette to create a light, yet slightly sultry eye – as with Sophie’s head shots they needed to clearly show all her features, and not hide anything behind layers of makeup.  I then lined the eyes and used very natural, fanned eyelashes – again not trying to hide her beauty.  Lightly lining the brows, and creating a flawless base were next.  Finishing with a combination of lipsticks from MAC – a special, secret blend I have created for Sophie x