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The Festival Bride – Part 2

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Festival Bride


The theme for Sophie’s wedding look was “Festival Bride”. The reception was to be held at Sophie’s parents incredible home in the Shropshire countryside complete with Marquee and tents for a true Glastonbury vibe and lots of amazing flower arrangements.

For Sophie’s makeup, we pulled elements from the two makeups we had trialled. As Sophie was not a big wearer of eyeshadow we opted for a soft lilac toned matte shadow from Delilah Cosmetics to enhance her beautiful green eyes along with Sophie’s signature lashings of volumizing mascara.

I applied a very thin liquid liner to Sophie’s upper lash line using my go-to “Panther” pen from Charlotte Tilbury and a flesh toned “Eye Cheat” pencil along the waterline for a brightening effect.

While the weather is generally unreliable in England, the wedding landed on the weekend of a historic heatwave! Having combination skin, we used Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation on Sophie for a long wear base and used less highlighting products to avoid the makeup looking too shiny as the day progressed with the unprecedented heat.

The skin was warmed up and sculpted using “Sunset” matte bronzer from Delilah Cosmetics and I applied just a touch of “Soft and Gentle” MAC highlighter to the high points of Sophie’s face.

For the lips we used “Pillow Talk” lipstick and liner from Charlotte Tilbury for a universally flattering nude pink.

Festival Bride


Sophie’s look was completed with an elegant dress with pretty lace detailing and what festival bride would be complete without an arrangement of flowers atop her cascading, softly waved hair. The overall look was very beautiful, and in keeping with the “forest nymph queen” vibe Sophie and I joked about.

Looking at the photos of the makeup as the day progressed I was pleased to see that the makeup looked even better as the day went on and took the makeup from being flawless and polished on the morning to being naturally glowing and just a little bit sexier for the evening.

Stay tuned for Part 3 and please do contact me to discuss all of you bridal and special occasion requirements.

Photographer: Andi Li

The Festival Bride – Part 1

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Festival Bride, Andy Li Photography It was a pleasure to be a part of Sophie’s amazing “festival themed” summer wedding.

Sophie and I met while I was presenting a makeup masterclass evening at Beauty Benefits in Bridgnorth. For any brides looking for incredible skincare and advanced skin solutions, Alison and the team are amazing and I can highly recommend them!

I had previously met Sarah, Sophie’s super glam mum at a previous event at Beauty Benefits so when she heard I was back in town and with Sophie’s summer wedding coming up, Sarah brought her along to the event.

Sophie and I hit it off straight away, she explained to me that she wasn’t a big makeup wearer and had already had a makeup trial, but she felt that the look was way too heavy for her personal style. I did a very quick 15 minute makeup on her to show that she didn’t need a lot of makeup to still look amazing on her big day and kept the look very soft and natural which Sophie loved and she would love for me to do her makeup on the day.

Sophie and I chatted over the next few days and she asked if it was worth having a “proper” bridal makeup trial and she would be interested in trying a slightly heavier makeup to see if she would like something in the middle ground of the makeups.

We arranged this for her and it was lovely that Sophie brought along a couple of her bridesmaids as well for me to meet at House of Hair Hostess in Solihull.

Sophie gave me free rein to do what I thought would work best for her so we went for full red carpet glam. A copper toned smokey eye to compliment Sophie’s amazing green eyes, lashings of black mascara and a flawless glowing skin paired with a classic nude lip.

Sophie loved the makeup and but felt that a few of the elements were better for an evening event and were a little too “sexy” for the wedding itself but she found it useful to pull different elements from the more natural and the slightly more glam makeups to find a happy middle ground.

Stay tuned for Part 2 and please do contact me to discuss all your bridal and special occasion makeup bookings. Thank you to Andy Li for the images.