“Winner of Best Wedding Makeup Artist for the East Midlands, 2012, 2013 and 2015, Makeup Artist Rochelle O’Brien shows you how to recreate Sarah’s gorgeous bridal look”.
For a flawless base I prepped the skin using Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer. This smooths out any fine lines and pores. Next I used Mac Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in shade NC25, followed by a little Mac Studio Finish concealer in areas which needed a bit more coverage. This is a great long lasting base which gives full coverage whilst still looking natural. I set the base using Mac Pro Longwear Powder in Medium and a little light contouring using the Contouring Sticks from Smashbox Cosmetics and contour powders from Anastasia Beverley Hills gave a bit more definition to the face.
A good eye primer is essential to stop your eyeshadow from creasing and I used Benefit ‘Stay Don’t Stray’ to create a smooth canvas for the eye makeup. I used shadows from the new Urban Decay Smokey Eye palette to create a soft brown smokey look for Sarah. Avon Supershock Gel Liner Pencil (my all time favourite gel liner) was used to line the top and bottom waterlines and Ardell lashes in 118 finished off the dramatic eye makeup.
I wanted a natural flushed look for Sarah’s makeup so I used two shades of blush, Mac Sunbasque and Dollymix. To add some subtle highlights to the cheekbones I used Kevyn Aucoin highlighting powder in Starlight (available from Space NK).
I used Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pencil in Pink Venus to outline Sarah’s lips before going over the whole lip area with the same pencil. This creates a base of colour to give the lipstick more depth. I wanted a bright lip colour for this look and I used Mac lipstick in the shade ‘Impassioned’, a vivid fuschia pink. A little clear gloss from Bobbi Brown was added to the centre of the lips to give a full effect.
Finally I set Sarah’s makeup using Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray. This guarantees your makeup will stay put and last through any tears.
- Art Direction: Buckinghams Wedding Magazine
- Image: Mirror Imaging Photography
- Hair: Alison Jenner Hair
- Florals: Flowers by Philippa
- Makeup: Rochelle O’Brien MUA
- Veil: Editor’s own
- Model: Sarah P at Model Students