Posts Tagged ‘Mother of the Bride Makeup’

Mother of the Bride

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One of my favourite things as a Bridal makeup artist is doing mother of the bride makeup.

When I first stepped (or fell) into the world of makeup I spent many years working for Estee Lauder on a busy counter in Birmingham. These years on counter gave me a lot of practice working on more mature women, listening to their concerns and challenges and developing lots of youth boosting tricks to visually turn back the clock.

When I do mother of the bride makeup, it is often the case that she doesn’t wear much makeup and is concerned about looking “over done” this is usually because the products and application that used to work for her don’t work as well for her anymore. I really love giving these women their confidence back and showing them that it only takes a little makeup to make a lot of difference.

I was delighted to do mother of the bride makeup on Jan at Sophies wedding. This fabulous blonde bombshell loved makeup and gave me free rein to do whatever I wanted for her look.

We wanted to have the makeup elegant with a healthy splash of glam thrown in. I use Charlotte Tilbury’s “The Golden Goddess” on Jans amazing blue eyes, the soft bronze tones worked to enhance the colour and add definition without looking too heavy,

I used Estee Lauder Double wear foundation for a flawless long-lasting base however I sheered out the formula and really buffed it into Jans skin for a more natural effect. I used an illuminating liquid concealer for a little extra coverage where needed and applied a liquid highlighter rather than a powder over the high points of Jans face for an all over glow.

Jan usually opted for a more beige toned lipstick however with the rose gold theme of the wedding I used “Penelope Pink” from Charlotte Tilbury for a little more depth of colour with “Pillow Talk” lip pencil for extra definition and volume.

The overall look was youthful, elegant and timeless and I was very happy that Jan felt as beautiful as she looked.

To discuss all your bridal and special occasion makeup requirements, please contact me here.

Image credit: Cloud 9 Photography

The Festival Bride – Part 3

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I had the pleasure of meeting the gorgeous Sarah and doing her makeup before I met the bride. I love doing ‘Mother of the Bride’ makeup and using my selection of anti-aging and youth boosting tricks to turn back the clock.

For Mother of the Bride makeup, its is key to keep things elegant, classic and to only use as much makeup as what is required to give the maximum effect. For Sarah’s mother of the bride makeup look we wanted to pull elements from Sophie’s bridal look and keep the application light.

For the eyes we used a soft lilac eyeshadow which complimented Sarah’s fabulous figure hugging lavender dress. The lashes were enhanced using several coats of Legendary Lashes mascara from Charlotte Tilbury.

Sarah preferred a very natural base with a little more glow so we used Delilah “Time Frame” foundation over the top of “Underwear” primer to smooth out any texture on the skin and giving the foundation more staying power in the summer heat.

To give the base as much longevity as possible, the foundation was set using “Airbrush” pressed powder from Charlotte Tilbury for a smoothing and natural finish and I used a selection of powder blushers and highlighters to give the skin a soft radiance while not compromising on staying power.


















Sarah’s look was completed by defining the brows using “Sable Brow Line” pencil from Delilah cosmetics and “Faux” lipstick from MAC for a pretty mauve pink lip colour.

The overall look was one of soft glamour, enhancing Sarah’s natural beauty and I’m pleased to say withstood the weather and still looked as fabulous at the end of the evening.

To discuss all your bridal and special occasion makeup requirements, please contact me here.

Photography: Andy Li