Three years ago today I spent my morning with Helen and her family, creating some beautiful neutral wedding makeup looks, at her family home in Scarborough… And what a day it was!
We arranged her makeup trial a few weeks before at the house so we could all meet. We had a good chat over a cup of tea, I remember because her Mum brought out a proper tea service, it was lush! We arranged the setup and timings for the wedding morning as the reception was in the family garden. I had a lovely room to pamper them all. It was spacious with lots of natural light, and it was tucked away around the side of the house so the bride could not be distracted or get worried about what was going on prepping the outside.
Helen was a friendly and bubbly character, a joy to be around! Day to day she wore very little makeup, if any, but she was very open and excited by the whole process. At her makeup trial, Helen and her sisters chatted to me all about different brands, skincare and how their makeup would work with their whole bridal look on the day. It was pleasure to create their makeup looks, I love when my clients are genuinely interested in the beauty industry.
Helen basically said to me “you have free reigns, I trust you” (a makeup artist’s dream hehe!) I knew after listening to her talk about her makeup, skincare and wedding details I wanted to keep the makeup simple, really subtle and truly enhance her natural features…
What beautiful skin… I mean look at the close ups! I used MAC Face and Body to even out the skin tone and Nars creamy concealer to cover any redness. One of my favourite things about her look was her freckles were still visible, such a beautiful feature! I gave her skin a natural flush using a peachy pink blush and bronzer on the high points. No contouring needed!
A little definition around her eyes using Charlotte Tilbury rock ‘n’ kohl eyeliner in Barbarella Brown, and instead of a harsh liner line I softened it using a dark brown shadow and buffed along the edges. Paired with some natural strip lashes from Ardell, the attention was drawn to her eyes.
This makeup look is beautiful inspiration for natural wedding makeup. The subtle definition around her eyes and lips using the neutral colours is simply perfect. It was such a memorable day and is still one of my favourite bridal makeup looks. Happy Anniversary!
If you need more inspiration for your bridal makeup look please visit my portfolio. It is a mixture of portrait photos taken by myself and amazing photographers work around North Yorkshire!
P.S. A BIG shout out to Emma and Rich! They are marvellous husband and wife photographers based in Scarborough. They suited Helen’s wedding to a tee! I highly recommend them.