BRIDAL MAKEUP LOOK – SOPHISTICATED PINK

Bridal makeup look - sophisticated pink

Bridal makeup look - sophisticated pink

The recent royal wedding has kicked off this year’s bridal season in a big way. Meghan Markle’s bridal makeup look has been discussed at length on almost every social media platform, and now brides are looking for a makeup look that’s natural yet sophisticated. I think Megan looked stunning! She has great skin and the sort of face that doesn’t need much makeup. I don’t have such a face, so I can pack on makeup with abandon, LOL!! I like a full coverage foundation and dramatic eyes, but I can create a soft makeup look if my client desires it.

Today I wanted to share with you a recent photoshoot where I created a bridal makeup look called, ‘Sophisticated Pink’. The eyeshadow, blush and lipstick are all pink tones, but combined in a way that’s sophisticated – not too girly and not too Barbie-like. I think this look suited the features of my beautiful client and the colours complemented her skin tone. She’s got ahhmazing skin by the way, it just glows!

Sophisticated Pink is look number 1 of my new bridal series, so be prepared for all things bridal on this blog in the next few weeks. I hope it provides some inspiration for those who are getting married, and if you’re not getting married, then may these pictures provide you with an escape into fairy tale-land for a few minutes. Keep on reading below to learn how I created this makeup look.



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Bridal makeup look - sophisticated pink

I started off by prepping my client’s combination skin with a moisturiser by Embryolisse and then I used two Make Up For Ever primers to create a base for her foundation (i.e., the Step 1 Smoothing and Mattifying primers). I created a custom colour corrector by mixing MAC’s NW40 concealer and a Burnt Coral concealer, then I applied this under her eyes and on top of any dark blemishes. For foundation, I buffed the MAC Studio Fix fluid in NC45 all over her face and neck. Studio Fix is a great foundation choice for brides who have combination/oily skin because it controls oil really well and it lasts all day. It truly is my go to foundation on most days.

To highlight under her eyes and the high points of her face, I applied MAC Pro Concealer in NC 42 and set this with the Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder. The rest of my clients face was set with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Dark Tan and I used the NYX Matte Bronzer in the shade ‘Medium’ to softly contour her face. Oh, I believe the correct term for this is ‘brontouring’ (who comes up with these terms?), which gently defines the face and adds warmth without being too overpowering.

Bridal makeup look - sophisticated pink

Moving on to the eyes, I applied a pigment called ‘Tan’ by MAC all over her eyelid; it’s a beautiful shade for bridal makeup and suits most skin tones. Just a little tip: to intensify the colour of a pigment, wet your brush slightly with MAC’s Fix Plus, a little bit of water, or even regular eye drops for a more shimmery finish. I applied the Juvia’s Place eyeshadow called ‘Katsina’ from the Saharan Palette in her crease and gently added definition to the outer part of eye eyelid with a dark brown eyeshadow by Inglot called No. 298. I defined her lash line using the Inglot’s AMC gel liner in Number 77 and then applied some wispy false lashes for a bit more drama.

I actually mixed two different blushes to get my desired look:  a wet and dry eyeshadow by KIKO in the shade ’38’ and a blush by Becca cosmetics called Winter Berry. I applied the blush with a very light hand in order to get a soft wash of colour on her cheeks. I then used the legendary Becca highlighter in ‘Opal’ to highlight her face and make her skin look a bit more luminous since the overall look of her skin was quite matte.

Finally, I topped off her look by applying a liquid lipstick called Versailles by The Beauty Bakery; these lipsticks (actually called Lip whips) are very long lasting, so they are a great choice for wedding makeup. However, to increase the longevity of this lipstick I recommend avoiding eating anything oily like the plague, because it will start to crumble once it smells the faintest whiff of oil. Also, apply a similar coloured lip liner to the inner portion of your lips, which is very moist, because the lipstick tends to wear away from this area first.

I’m really happy with how elegant my bride looks! She’s a stunner anyways, so I didn’t have to work too hard to glam her up. I’m so excited to create some more bridal looks so stay tuned. Have an awesome day. xx



For make up bookings send an email to msabeinspired@gmail.com

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Bridal makeup Look - sophisticated pink

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