The Autumn Issue: Step-by-Step Makeup

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Afternoon chicas! This morning you’ve been inspired by our Autumnal bridal looks, so this afternoon I’m showing you how to re-create that gorgeous golden glow for you and your bridesmaids.

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My make up applications always start with preparing the skin with moisturiser and primer suited to the bride’s skin type.  I then actually start work on eyes first whilst skincare and primer work their magic. I start by filling in my models brows using a brow powder and gel to groom, shape and define.

An eyeshadow primer was used on the lids and then a soft cream eyeshadow was applied all over the lid from lash line to brow bone creating a clean base to introduce colour. I followed this with a pale gold eyeshadow on the lower lid and slightly past her crease. The next step was to create a contour on the lid and give a lift to my models eyes, who naturally has a small lower lid in proportion to her upper lid. I applied a soft gray eyeshadow slightly higher up on the lid above the models natural crease giving the illusion of a more open lower lid space by keeping that light and open with the pale gold shadow which pops more once the contour colour is applied. A gel liner is then used very thinly on the lash line to intensify the eyes only and to keep the lid simple yet give a polished make up look. A coat of mascara followed by a fluttery set of lashes completed the eyes the pale gold shadow behind the lashes will still keep the eyes open and stop this look from looking heavy.

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By doing eyes first I can remove any drop down shadow that may have fallen during eyeshadow application and then start applying a foundation that will be kept clean and flawless now that eyes have already been done. Once foundation is applied I then apply a little concealer just on those areas that need a little extra coverage. I then set the base with a translucent loose powder that will give more durability to the make up but also allow bronzer a and blushers to go on With this look the addition of a soft bronzer applied to the contours of the face and the cheekbones compliment the gold in the eye make up. I then used a soft coral tone cream blush to keep the skin looking fresh and added a little illuminator to highlight just above the cheekbones giving a glow to the skin. A nude coloured lip pencil followed by a peachy nude lipstick colour with a dab of clear lip gloss completed the look

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The make up for our bridesmaid’s look was kept a little less glowy and more of a matte classic look keeping the focus on the Bride. The brows were defined and a soft mink grey colour was washed over the lower lid followed by mascara and false lashes to add a little drama. A coral pink blush was used and a rose pink lipstick added to give enough contrast against the colour of the bridesmaids dress.

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Photography: Anneli Marinovich // Styling: b.loved // Makeup: Ana Ospina // Hair: Yuki Fung // Dresses: Luella’s Boudoir & Maids to Measure // Accessories: Victoria Millésime  // Model: Elizabeth Demicol


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.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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