A Day in the Forest

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Its no surprise that May remains a popular choice for brides in Brisbane to tie the knot. The weather was perfect for our shoot with the sun shining brightly on the bride and groom in the best possible way.

Recently I teamed up with some talented vendors from Brisbane and surrounds to create a styled shoot inspired by Artemis and Greek mythology.

Burgundy and gold accents through the fabulous florals and tableware and a string of gorgeous bridal gowns in a woodland setting helped to create the perfect scene.

Get the look

Primer: Skindinavia
Base: Stila Stay all day Foundation
Blush: Tarte cosmetics, Ironic
Highlight: Laura mercier…Radiance glimmer
Contour: Mac
Eyes: Stila Soul Palette (thought, being and heart)and Mac Stubborn Brown liner
Lips Liner Mac ‘Brick’ and Graftobian palette, Savage
Set: Urban Decay setting spray
Lashes: Helen Dowsley

Classic Mother of the Bride Makeup

It’s your wedding day but also a wonderful day for your mum and your partners mum too. Follow my suggestions below for a classic mother of the bride makeup that will turn heads!

Eyes: Don’t use a liquid liner or black eyeliner, as this can look way too harsh. Stick with a pencil to line the upper lash line and smudge in with a brush for a softer effect. Try www.maccosmetics.com.au pencil in ‘Stubborn Brown’. Follow with neutral colours for the lids. Line the inner rim with a flesh coloured liner from Bourjois like ‘taupe of the top’ from www.priceline.com to really open up the eyes. Apply individual lashes to enhance the eyes. I use and recommend Helen Dowsley lash via www.helendowsley.com.au 

Cheeks: Use a cream blush first on the apples of the cheeks and layer a powder blush over the top for staying power. I love Stila cosmetics combined lip and cheek palette from www.mecca.com.au for cream blush. 

Skin: Always use a primer first and then a moisturizing foundation like Bobbi Brown Skin Nourishing Glow Foundation available at www.mecca.com.au which is perfect for normal to dry skin. Avoid powder as it tends to settle in fine lines or just lightly sweep it over the T- Zone.
Finish with a setting spray like mac Fix+ to set makeup and give it staying power.

Lips: Use a lip pencil to line and fill the lips first. Try a longwearing lipstick and remember that darker colours can make the lips look thinner so stick with moreof the neutral tones. www.bobbibrown.com.au creamy lip colours work well and are packed with shea butter to moisturize.