Bridal Glam – White dress

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I enjoyed creating this look. The model is beauty Siham @sisimissvip on instagram.

Dress is by The Bridal Gallery London. Ealing based company who cater to all wedding dress needs. Continue reading

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Bollywood Bride

Working with Jaymee was such a pleasure, she booked me in a year in advance and without a trial she laid complete trust me in me. It’s fair to say the result were phenomenal. I opted for a smokey soft sultry eyes with flawless finish to her skin. She wasn’t after a harsh contour and not did she need it . For her hair we were lightly inspired by the south Indian look but framed the front of her hair to compliment the look. Dupatta/Chuni and accessory setting by me.

 

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics N37

Concealer: Tarte Concealer medium sand

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Desert Rose

Powder: Kat Von D Shade and Light contour palette

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette 3 and 4

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills in Havana

Highlighter: Laura Mercier Eye shadow and Nars illuminator

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Cosmetics Liquid liner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony

Mascara: Maybelline Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Georgio Armani lipstick in Red & Mac Cometics Kinda Sexy

Lip Liner: Kiko dark red lipstick

Moroccan Bridal – Amira (The Princess)

This look is a personal favourite of mine, and can suit any girl wanting to look and feel special for her big day. In contrast to the traditional Moroccan chedda look we saw in the previous blogpost. The Amira look would consist of less accessories, brighter colours worn, and softer makeup and hair. Enjoy the video below. Please take the time to like and subscribe. Thank you x

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The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: Mac Cosmetics N25

Concealer: Mac Cosmetics Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 and NW25

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Stay Pretty

Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Lorac Pro Palette

Bronzer: Anastasia Beverly Hills in Havana

Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) & Kiko Eyeshadow in 202

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner eyeliner

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Chocolate

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics in Candy Yum Yum

Lip Liner: Nyx Cosmetics Hot Pink

Lashes: Ardell lashes in 114

Date night soft makeup

 

 

For days when you’re running short of time to get ready for an event, but still want to look amazing. This look is so easy to replicate and perfect for beginners. The makeup is easily achieved with any two eyeshadow colours of your choosing. There is a make up hack I’ve used on this look which may seem very strange if you are new to make up. The Nivea post shave balm used as a primer has been by far the best incidental discovery by Nikkie Tutorials. This has been the holy grail of ALL HACKS. I hope you enjoy the video, please take the time to like and subscribe.

Amelle xo

 

Arabic Gold

 

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Primer: Nivea Post Shave Balm

Foundation: L’Oreal True match Foundation no4 Beige

Concealer: Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Concealer in Nude

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Plum Foolery

Powder: Laura Mercier Invisible Powder

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze LA girl Cosmetics Creamy Beige

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice Palette,Nyx glitter in gold

Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics Refined Golden

Highlighter: Mac Loose Powder in Golden (discontinued I believe) & Kiko Waterproof Eyeshadow in Gold

Eyeliner: Inglot Blackest Black Gel Eyeliner and Mac Liquid Liner, and Mac Cosmetics Fascinating

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Palette

Mascara: Maybelline Mascara

Setting Spray: Mac Cosmetics Fix + Spray

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics in Please me

Lip Liner: Lord and Berry lipliner

Lashes: Huda Beauty in Samantha

Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Powder: Laura Mercier Setting Powder and Banana by Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 5.5

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze and Creamy Beige

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

Bronzer: Nars Anastasia Beverly Hills in Havana

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Well Dressed

Highlighter: Laura Mercier Pink Blush

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 (blackest black) set with black eyeshadow from Mikyaji

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara Scandaleyes

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Flat Out Fabulous

Lipliner: Magenta

Lashes: Samantha Lashes by Hudabeauty

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Urban Decay Vice Palette 3

The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Powder: Laura Mercier Setting Powder and Banana by Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit

Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk 5.5

Contour and Highlight: LA girl Cosmetics HD Concealer Beautiful Bronze and Mac Cosmetics Pro Conceal in NC20

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette – Bobby Dazzle, Alien, Alchemy, Bondage and Vanity

Bronzer: Nars Laguna Bronzer

Blusher: Mac Cosmetics Desert Rose

Highlighter: Becca in Rose gold

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 (blackest black) set with black eyeshadow from Mikyaji

Mascara: Rimmel Mascara Scandaleyes

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics Lovelorn

Lipliner: Nyx Cosmetics Hot Pink

Lashes: Samantha Lashes by Hudabeauty

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Current Skincare Regiment

As a long time eczema sufferer I have not had the luxury of having much success with fad products and raving about certain items as of when they come out. I have a few (and safe) staple items which I can not be without albeit on holiday or anywhere else these are my holy grail items. They have worked out for me for years and the simplicity is definitely paying off for me now that I have hit the age where how my skin looks ‘matters’.

Firstly to start I can not even attempt to move forward without removing ALL off my make up. I have heard sleeping with make up on quickens the aging process by 2 weeks, if you are to lax on anything do not let it be removing your make up. The way I see it if you have washed your makeup off and wipe your face with a flannel and a bit of make up is on it, you go back and wash your make up off until there is nothing. To help this process I use oil based makeup removers. I do not usually fuss over which brand as I do alternate between Mac, Garnier, L’oreal and currently am using the Sephora brand. Personally I like the Garnier waterproof remover simply because it rarely ever leaves residue, removes waterproof make up without much effort, and most importantly it does not leave my skin feeling dry straight after.

 

Garnier 2 in 1 make up remover

Tip: Do not use an oil based make up remover when tidying up the edges of your eye make up or fall out; it just makes such a mess for even the most disciplined of hands.

 

Cleansing is intrinsic for my skin, usually I would reach out for Garnier cleaners I’ve recently opted for the Superdrug B Pure brand micellar water, and in the past year or so they have become very popular with Bioderma micellar water amongst other brands have now allowed a more competitive, cost effective and safe equivalent on the market. THANK YOU Superdrugs. As well as cleansing this does tone the skins PH balance. This product prides itself on being gentle and it most definitely is and works very well, my skin is not left with a burning or stinging sensation or drying feeling. If anything it feels refreshed, which I do not get with most mainstream well marketed cleansers.

 

B Pure Cleansing Micellar Water

Tip: How I cleanse my skin; repeat cleansing process until the cotton pad has nothing on it pressing the pads in an upward motion to not overstretch the skin.

As far as toners go; to feel a toner would only work if it leaves me with  that refreshed minty feeling straight afterwards, I have no idea as to why. After being converted from the clinique toner for which I used for years it felt it just stripped my skin from it’s natural oils as well as just being too harsh for my skin. As clean as my skin felt it left me always rushing to moisturize my skin. I read good reviews on the this product and have been loyal to it ever since. It left me with the same refreshed feeling, completely minimised clogged pore issues such as blackheads and blemishes. It is very unlikely would I change this product for anything else.

 

Body Shop tea tree facial toner

 

Tip: Like all products though you would need to use this product often in order for it to actually work, the smell of tea is tree may be overwhelmingly strong if it is not your cup of tea.

Also regular facials make the world of difference I also suffer from the odd melia spots and if you find a good esthetician hold onto them for dear life, get a deep facial (nothing too abrasive on the skin) quarterly it has helped my skin so much.

To moisturise my skin I have taken my skin regime back to basics and this was advised to me by another friend who also suffers from eczema. But believe it or not I moisturize my skin with *drum rolls please* E45 cream. The no frills basic E45 pot I prefer the tubey version. I use this every morning as my day moisturiser equivalent it has no smell, locks in enough moisture for the day and absorbs into my skin so well, it does not dry my skin at all; it really just does what it says on the tin. I spare no expenses for anything that would go on my face and I do love fancy schmancy products but the fact that it is perfect for my skin and economic it just is the biggest plus.

 

E45

Before bed I use pure natural Moroccan argan oil. (the real one) I know it might seem a bit far fetched to obtain but I know amazon, ebay and selfridges also sells their version. If and when I find reliable sources online I would be sure to link them to the picture.

Argan oil

With argan oil originally sourced from south of Moroccan it is rich in vitamin A and E and fatty acids and antioxidants. Virgin argan oil works for me as it absorbs into my skin so well without leaving any oily residue. And if that isn’t enough it’s great for acne also, reduce inflammation and irritation on skin and it is anti aging. It can be used as an all over body moisteriser, and fantastic for stretch marks. To me it’s a miracle oil.

Tip: I do not recommend using this during the day and then going out in the sun. I am no dermatologist but any oil without SPF and sun would not be advisable.

Bridal Make Up

When bridal make up is concerned there is are so many options to go for, conventionally clients prefer a natural look.

For a more natural look, I do encourage my clients to have something accentuated whether it be the lips or eyes or even skin and contour.

For this look in particular I worked on the skin and winged eyeliner. There are no rules when bridal make up is concerned and for a vintage liner and hair, this particular eye make up compliments ALL eyes, even hooded eyes.

As I have an issue with my mega small eyes I feel comfortable having nude eyeliner in my water line to create the illusion they are larger than what they are.

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The details used for this particular look are as follows:

Concealer: Mac Pro Finish NW20

Powder: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit Palette in Banana and Havana

Foundation: Mac Studio Fix Fluid in NC20

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade in Chocolate

Eyeshadow: Pony, Verve, Tease, Suspect Bootycall, Blackout all from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette

Bronzer: Mac Golden Refined

Blusher: Mac cosmetics desert rose

Highlighter: Nars Highlight

Eyeliner: Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77 (blackest black) Nyx jumbo pencil in milk, and Rimmel nude eyeliner.

Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal mascara

Setting Spray: Mac’s Fix + spray to set

Lips: Mac strip down lip liner and kinda sexy by Mac

Retro Beauty

If there is one thing I always recommend my brides at their trials is opt for a look that is timeless. I am all for timeless looks as the most important day of your life will be documented with a … Continue reading