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Updated: Mar 13

Today we are breaking down this polished bridal look.

My brides requests when it came to her bridal makeup look were:

Natural, clean skin.

Glowing and radiant.

brushed out brows.

pretty shimmers and pastel pink.

Firstly, I love it when a bride has done their research and knows "my makeup style".

Instagram works as my online portfolio for my clients. They can quickly view hundreds of makeup looks and gain a strong understanding of what styles I offer via @alicewottonmakeup.

At my brides preview session prior to the big day I built up the "Vision" for her makeup look. To do this we discussed topics such as:

Dress style - sparkling, sweetheart, strapless, long veil

Accessories - pearl

Hair style - modern sleek

Flowers - pastels, pinks, sage green

Bridesmaids dresses - sage green

Overall vibe of the wedding.- modern, romantic, timeless

All of the above topics played a part in how we got to the brides final makeup look.

My bride wanted to achieve a modern but natural look.

We kept the skin semi dewy, adding a wash of dusty rose blush and crushed pearl highlight to the cheekbones and cupids bow.

We kept the bronze soft and glowing to allow her skin to look as natural as possible.

Eye makeup was kept soft and blended, using natural tones that glimmer in the light. The lash line was defined with taupes and browns for a more natural but defined look.

The brides bouquet included delicate pinks and evergreen. As we went for softer makeup on the face and eyes this allowed the bride to have a slight pop of pink to lips which really finished the look off and modernised the makeup style. (pink being on trend this summer 2023)

We finalised the look with a wash of iridescent sparkling gloss on the lips to compliment the dress.

Below shows a before and after of the bridal makeup transformation.

Testimonial from my bride:

"My god. Where do I begin?!

Thank you so much, my makeup was amazing and I felt amazing.

All the bridesmaids and my mum were so happy and everyone was complimenting on how lovely and talented you are.

You made me feel so chilled. Everything was so perfect. You are an incredible woman, thank you so much for making me feel stunning on my special day."

Bridesmaid makeup:

I like to create a bridesmaid look that differs from the bride.

We opted for a matte look on the eye, showcasing warm natural tones which complimented sage green beautifully.

Lips were a deeper pink that was kept as a satin finish.

Skin was contoured with a semi matte finish.

Supplier shoutouts:

The venue was "Apton Hall" in Rochford. Southend.

Hair was created by "Sarah Wade"

Photography was by "Katygell photography"

Brides dress "gracesloveslace"

Bridesmaids dresses "laclosetdechanel"


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