WEDDINGS

six on trend makeup looks for you & your ‘maids

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Have I mentioned recently how much I love the b.team? They really are wedding superstars!  A few weeks ago our make-up expert Ana teamed up with our favourite photographer Anneli to create some beautiful and trend-inspired looks for your and your best ladies.  As usual they exceeded expectations and came up with six gorgeous looks for you and your bridesmaids, showcasing inspirational hair and make-up ideas, teamed with gorgeous dresses from Maids to Measure and accessories from Victoria Millésime.  Enjoy!

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Hello b.team beauty lovers!

I’m back this time to give our lovely brides and bridesmaids a few ideas if they want to get creative with colour, but are not sure where to start. The issue for most brides is choosing make-up colours to complement their complexions, their style of wedding dress and their chosen colour scheme when there is so much choice out there!! I can totally understand why the majority of brides are hesitant to try anything other than a classic bridal look, so here are a few options for brides or bridal party members that will hopefully inspire you to try something different to your usual day make-up look

Peaches & cream

Coral colours for an informal boho-style wedding

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My inspiration for this look had to compliment the gorgeous cream strapless worn here by the model. This look requires a less-is-more approach as the fabric of the dress was so soft long and floaty.  The make-up application would not work with a hard smoky eyed look as the hair was to be left down and with a boho-inspired hair vine. I opted for neutral/peach tones on her eyes and using gel liner to define lashes to give a very clean polished look suitable for any bridal party member, but also a definite winner for those brides that are not to daring with make-up but want a little pop of colour on their cheeks and lips which is why I opted for coral blush and a coral lip colour

Strawberry & Vanilla

Natural golds and pinks for a country garden wedding

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For this look I went for a soft creamy gold eye shadow on the lid to add a little shimmer and sheen to be in keeping with a bridal look. Not anything to yellow gold and sparkly but with a sheen that compliments my models overall look but that importantly will photograph well, as when it comes to high sparkle it might reflect a lot and then not look great in wedding photography particularly in daylight. I opted for a soft pink blush and a pale pink lip colour to match the dress in this instance as the pink in the stunning hair accessory would have been too vibrant to suit and complete this look.

Tropical Brights

Smoky eyes and statement lips for a beach-side celebration

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My focus for this look was a defined brow and a smoky eye using chocolate browns on the lids. The trick to a smoky eye is in the blending as most who have issues creating a smoky eye usually try and apply colour and blend with the same brush and then add way to much colour onto the lid. It is more of a gradual process where you apply with one brush and blend down with another and then repeat until you get the desired level of smokiness. I then used a deep black shadow at the base of the lashes to give intensity over gel eyeliner. I teamed this look up with a warm bronzer and no blush colour to keep the focus on the eyes and paired the look with a pretty mid pink lip colour not too pale and not too bold just enough to show a definite colour.

Monochrome Pop

A bold look for contemporary wedding with a pop of colour

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With the same principles used to create the classic smoky eye before, but with this look I have changed the chocolate browns with a couple of mid-grey colours. With this look you can also team up the smoky eye look with a bold lip colour. This will work, only if you remember to keep the cheeks to a soft bronzer or it will all look too much!!! With her hair up this look is timeless.

Lady in Red

For bridal Hollywood glamour

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Lots more brides are opting for a red lip in the Hollywood inspired style of actresses such as Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe.  For this look you need to make it a defined brow, a clean lid and the focus more on the eyeliner.  The right shade of red lipstick is a must  this might need the assistance of a trained make-up artist but once you know what tone of red suits you need never be stuck again. Steer away from the dewy, this look is all about the pale powdered matte complexion.

Emerald Zing

Using Pantone’s colour of 2013, this is perfect for the trend-setting city bride

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Have a little fun with a bold colours -don’t be afraid of injecting colour into your bridal look! It needn’t be green, it could be a gorgeous purple or a deep navy eyeliner – it’s all a case of knowing where to place the new on trend colours!  With my models eye shape I knew the best way to do this was sticking to a soft smoky eye make-up look, and then adding an emerald green eyeliner for fun.

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Suppliers:
Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Hair & Makeup: Ana Ospina // Dresses: Maids to Measure // Accessories: Victoria Millésime // Models: Emily Ospina (pale yellow & green/black dress) , Laura Quiceno (red & short pink dress) & Alejandra Crispino (blue and long pink dress)

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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