Six trend-led hair and make-up looks for fashion forward brides

12 Mar 2018

Make-up artist and hair stylist Annie Daniel of Paint Me Pretty talks through six bridal looks which all serve to enhance the bride's natural beauty

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Flirty and feminine

A natural look with strong highlighting, I wanted to create a bridal look that enhanced the features, rather then cover them. I used a nude brown on the outer corner of the eye, blending well into the crease. I then added some shimmery shadow in a soft light gold to the inner corners. This helped create a glow to the eye as well as opening up the eyes. Because the eye make-up was soft, I created a strong brow defined with Anastasia Beverley Hills Clear Brow Gel. Illuminating highlighter was applied to the cheekbones, cupid's bow and down the length of the nose. The apples of the cheeks were given colour using a light pale peach blush.

To complement, the hair I created was a soft up-do. Curls were pinned into a high bun style, with tendrils let loose for a softer finish. The ASOS headband and sprigs of gypsophila served to finish the look.

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Bold and beautiful

The focal point of this look was a strong smokey eye. I wanted to demonstrate that not all bridal looks have to be soft and elegant, they can also be bold and beautiful. I used MAC foundation, concealer and blusher, a Tarte eyeshadow palette, and Anastasia Beverly Hills products to contour and highlight.

A loose side-swept braid was teased out for an effortless result and accessorised with sprigs of gypsohila adds softness to the statement make-up. 

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Naturally retro

This is a bold vintage look, but is also natural. I concentrated on Chloe Jasmine's natural features, using a subtle brown and nude on the upper eyelids and blended under the lower lashes to bring out her blue eyes. I also applied Ardell Wispies false lashes. Highlighter was added under the brow, on the cheekbones and on the cupid's bow to give a radiant sheen. A nude/pink Colour Pop lipstick was used on the lips. A simple hairpiece, such as that featured, is the perfect complement for shorter hairstyles. 

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Gothic glam

For Chloe's stronger look, I just added some black eyeliner to the upper lid and water line. I also added a strong purple shade to the lips for a bold statement. This veil fascinator adds a vintage twist to a more contemporary gothic look.

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Fresh and flawless

This is a flawless look with a bold red lip to finish. A glowing bride, highlighter has been used on the cheeks to create strong cheekbones. Subtle eyes were achieved using a pale brown, blending over the eyelid and under the bottom lash line, as well as a touch of mascara to add length and volume to the natural eyelashes. The red lip adds colour and interest, using a MAC lipstick in Ruby Woo. 

The hair was kept natural for a more low-key look, using a headband from ASOS to add a touch of elegance and detail. 

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Golden girl

This look is a natural glam look, comprising a flawless base with pale gold shimmery eyes enhanced with Ardell Wispie lashes. Brows were filled in to create a fuller appearance and subtle pink cheeks with a touch of highlighter provided the healthy glow. A nude lip shade completes the look. 

Again, hair was left to flow freely to capture the low maintenance look. 

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Get the looks

Make-up artist and hair stylist: Paint Me Pretty, http://paintmeprettymakeu.wixsite.com/mysite
Photography: Iulia David Photography, www.iuliadavidphotography.co.uk
Models: Chloe Jasmine Whichello, Gloria Dimitrova, Leina Kuhdeisch, Roisin Marie