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Bridal hair and beauty tutorial: a contemporary twist

Bridal hair and beauty tutorial: a contemporary twist


Written by Katie Byrne


 Watch our video with hair expert Errol Douglas and make-up artist Julie Cardozo-Marsh to get the look!

 

Get the look: make-up, by Jules Cardozo-Marsh

Pastel make-up can be great for a bride looking for a natural, pretty look with a modern twist.

I applied the pastel eye pallet to the eye socket and blended well so it's a very soft look. Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow pallets are amazing for creating all kinds of looks from the soft to the smokey but, pastels in particular work really well if you start building up the colour gradually, they are literally flying off the shelves so check them out this Summer.

I kept everything else light and pretty by applying a black/brown eyeliner close to the lash line and adding a few individual lashes to the outer corner of the eye for a little added drama. You can add strip lashes if you wish but the beauty of individual lashes or 'flairs' is that you can add them where you want to build up your own lashes and they are great for the Honeymoon. If you do want to use mascara just make sure it's waterproof.

Pretty blush in pink is applied to the apples of the cheeks, if your not sure where your apples are just smile and the plumper soft parts of your cheeks will emerge, apply and blend well. I love Stila Convertible Colour in Petunia which is a light non greasy, creamy cheek and lip colour.

Lips are kept luscious using Cosmetics à La Carte Shimmer Lip Lacquer in Rose.

Don't forget to tame those brows too, my current favourite brand is HD Brows as they have an amazing range of products all promising to get you those perfectly groomed brows. Kim Kardasian eat your heart out!

Get the look: hair, by Errol Douglas

Blow dry hair directionally with nozzle pointing down from root to end. Aim for speed to preserve condition and shine. The Errol Douglas Infrared PRO dryer locks in moisture by drying from the inside out so the shine on the finish is preserved.

Brush the hair upwards to start – this important step not only gives height at the crown, but gently lifts the face giving a fresh finish allowing the rest of the look to really shine.

Divide the hair into two sections, top and bottom, from the temple. Secure both with a non snag hook elastic.

Wrap the top section up and around on itself, covering the elastic and creating a soft bun shape just below the crown securing with neutral coloured pins. Repeat with the bottom section, bringing it upwards to join the soft bun, to make a contemporary chignon shape.

Spray a little non sticky hairspray all over to finish, and pin a vintage accessory from the bottom of the chignon if desired.

Photography: www.johnnassari.co.uk 


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