We were in love with real bride Larissa's wedding make-up in the last issue of An Essex Wedding. We asked her Essex make-up artist Sian Elan how she achieved the natural beauty look...
This has to be one of my favourite bridal looks, complete with dewy skin, glossy lips and defined eyes. Larissa has been a client of mine for a while, so we had many conversations about how she wanted to look. The skin was a big deal for Larissa. Like myself, she had suffered with problematic skin, so after a few months of following a good daily regime we wanted to highlight how amazing her complexion was.
I created a flawless base using HD Brows foundation applied with a damp beauty blender to get even and natural coverage. This works well alongside the HD Brow concealer to cover any blemishes. Together these products create an invisible base as if you don't have anything on. The key to making it last all day was applying Laura Mercier's translucent powder, which is a woman's best friend for a long-lasting finish. For the cheeks, I used Studio 10's complexion plumping blush and liquid highlighter for a natural flush and dewy shimmer.
I created a subtle smoky eye using the Morphe x James Charles brown and gold palette. The gold shimmer highlighted the inner corner and a warm brown defined the socket. I used my favourite eyeliner by Studio 10 in Peacock. The purple side really brought out the colour of Larissa's eyes without being too heavy. To finish it off, we applied a peach lip gloss from HD Brows for an elegant look.
Sian Elan Gray | Sian Elan Makeup | www.sianelanmakeup.co.uk
Image courtesy of www.sallyrawlinsphotography.com
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