Winter wedding season is well on its way – jewel coloured dresses, faux furs and more glitz and sparkle than you can shake a stick at!
This weekend I was asked by Steph to do her hair and makeup, with much delight I browsed through Pinterest for some inspiration and came up with the most suited combination.
I really enjoy doing hair and makeup, even though I was a little anxious as it’s always different doing it on someone else rather than yourself, I was really excited to get started!
Steph had washed and blow dried her hair, to give her hair lots of bouncy volume we went for curls. Using the Remington Sapphire Curling Wand and the Diva Hot Wand to create two sizes of curls in the hair, the Diva has a smaller barrel so allows for tighter curls to be created. After heating each piece of hair for 10-15 seconds I held it until it cooled, rolled it up and pinned it in place – allowing the curls to cool naturally will make them last longer, we wanted these curls to last ALL NIGHT! At this point no hair spray or products were used to hold the hair, just a bobby pin for each section.
While the hair is cooling we started by prepping Steph’s skin with a moisturiser and concealed her eyelids with the W7 Camouflage Kit Cream Concealer – using a concealer or eye shadow primer will help your shadows last and even out your skin tone. Steph had said she wanted a warmer tone on her lips, so didn’t want to go too dark on the eyes. We went for a golden shimmery eye look, I took colours from the Urban Decay Naked 2, Naked 3 and Makeup Revolution Run Boy Run palettes. At £6 the Makeup Revolution palette is in the drug store price range, the selection of colours and pigmentation on these shadows are gorgeous! To add some extra shimmer I used L’Oreal Color Appeal Mono Eye Shadow in Golden.
When doing an eye look like this I would always suggest doing it before you put any other makeup on, glitter shadows generally have much more fall out and these can be wiped away and not ruin your base if you do eyes before hand!
Next I used a Bourjois Bronzing Primer and Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory to create a contour base before applying foundation. Steph was going to be out and about for most of the day and be in photos at the wedding, so a full coverage foundation was in order. I applied L’Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation using a Real Techniques Buffing Brush and blended in the foundation with the contour primer. I set the base using Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent, lightly contoured the face using Benefit Hoola, for blush I swept Bobbi Brown Rose Shimmer Brick over the apples of the cheeks and to add a glowing highlight to the brow and cheek bone I used MAC’s Soft & Gentle. To frame the face we added a little powder to the brows using the middle shade from the Collection Eyebrow Kit.
Steph’s dress was a beautiful bottle green colour, this makeup look paired with a gorgeous deep red Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick was a match made in heaven! The makeup was tied together with mascara and a slight cat eye flick with liquid liner. Here we have the completed Winter Wedding Makeup, soft eye catching glitter and a luscious berry red lip.
To piece this whole look together I unpinned the hair and ran my fingers through the hair to loosen and separate the curls, I gathered some of the top section of hair to the back of the head, twisted it and pushed it to give it some lift, secured it with a few bobby pins and gave it a spray of Schwarzkopf Got2B Glued Freeze Spray.
Here’s Steph all glammed up and ready to go for her Winter Wedding. Looking absolutely beautiful, dressed in a bottle green pleated mini dress, cream faux fur jacket, green jewelled clutch bag and silver jewellery.