After a confirmation of the trial date, the bride and I meet, and firstly discuss her tastes in make-up and hairstyling. I ask numerous questions about the style of her dress and the accessories she will be wearing, as her make-up must complement the rest of her choices. We look at reference pictures as inspiration and discuss what style of make-up and hair she would like to have.
This collection was shot in the gorgeous Cape Town City Hall, and on a rooftop near the city with a picturesque view for an urban feel. For the makeup look we did a dramatic eye, concentrating more smokeyness on the lower lash line. Assisting me to create this look was the talented Denita Goosen, who is one of my preferred artists to assist me for bigger wedding parties. For the hair I did classic high ponytails with height and texture. Dresses: Robyn Roberts Bridal wear; Photography: Dearheart Photos; Floral styling: Green Goddess flower studio.
Floral inspiration for all the flower lovers - this beautiful shoot featured a delicate bodice constructed out of fresh flowers! For the makeup I did a classic winged liner paired with a red lip, and a simple classic sleek bun. I loved everything about this look; winged liner is one of my favourite looks, as it is striking and classically beautiful. Flowers: Green Goddess Flower Studio, Photographer: Debbie Lourens.
Balloons, bunny rabbits, and luscious bouquets of cascading greens were some creative complements for this bridal wear shoot. For the make-up I did a 60s inspired bridal look, with cool silvery tones for the eyeshadow, and soft pink on her lips. Dresses: Robyn Roberts; Photography: Dearheart Photos; Floral styling: Green Goddess flower studio.
When creatives team together, beautiful things happen. The gorgeous model Christy was our perfect muse for this shoot. For the makeup I did a very sculpted and contoured face, and accentuated her eye shape by extending the eyeshadow outwards in a dramatic shape. We incorporated glitter and sparkle on the lids to add fun and sparkle. Photography by Illuminate Photography, visit: http://www.illuminatephotography.co.za/
For this bridal wear shoot the creative complementary elements were botanical leaves. I did a simple, romantic make-up look, drawing attention to Jamie’s beautiful blue eyes. For the hair I did a simple, undone chignon, which kept the look modern. Dresses: Robyn Roberts; Photographer: Nicola Katie; Model: Jamie LaRoque.
The gorgeous Yusra is comfortable with make-up and wasn’t afraid for me to work my magic. Her preferred bridal look drew inspiration from Kim Kardassian’s first wedding make-up look. With Yusra's beautiful bone structure and bold eyes, we achieved a wonderful bridal look for her, and she really looked magnificent. Photography by Lauren Fletcher, visit: http://www.laurenfletcherphoto.co.za
Alungile and Mvuzo did a beautiful couple shoot with the talented Tabitha from Illuminate photography, I absolutely love the way she captures light. For Alugile I did a sultry smokey eye and a dark maroon lip to complement some of the autumn tones of Mvuzo’s suit. I did a soft romantic curl in her hair which showed off her lovely ombre hair colour. For more of Tabitha’s work please see http://www.illuminatephotography.co.za/
Jo-Ann has the most beautiful natural auburn hair colour and fair skin. We did a make-up look that played up the green of her eyes, and worked with, and enhanced, her natural curls to form an elegant, soft updo, showing off what is truly her. Beautiful photography by Heather Huss: https://www.heathyrhuss.com/
Alice has such natural grace and poise about her, from our first meeting I knew she would make an exquisitely breathtaking bride. For her make-up look we placed more emphasis on her gorgeous eyes, and kept the cheeks and lips soft tones, similar to her natural flush colouring. Photography by Moira West, visit: http://www.moirawest.com