Sunday November 16 2014.


Taking inspiration from this elegant Oscar De La Renta lace wonder spotted on today.  The dramatic fit and flare style with that high neck would typically be teamed with classic makeup but I want to show you how to make it fresh and modern.  Berry bridal makeup takes winter’s most coveted colour and teams with luminous skin and rich lashes.  Minimal eye makeup achieves maximum impact for the lips and is key to that modern edginess.

berry bridal makeup

1.  The gown’s high neckline really draws attention to the mouth and seeing as bold berry lipstick is our focus this has to be number one.  Finding the right shade is key and I don’t think you’ll get better than Charlotte Tilbury’s Glastonbury shade.  The matt finish has a luminous quality that makes it oh so modern and oh so bridal worthy.

Charlotte Tilbury Matt Revolution Lipstick in Glastonbury –

2.  If you read makeup artist Tori Harris’ masterclass post you’ll know that concealer is your secret weapon for perfect lips (if you missed it, you can find the post here).  The brightening complex in Chantecaille’s Le Camouflage will really boost the berry power and the pen lets you get right up to the lip line

Chantecaille Le Camouflage Stylo available from Space NK –

3. Long-lasting and hardwearing mascara is top of the bridal makeup agenda.   The No Smudge from Bobbi Brown is the answer to your mascara prayers.  A patented brush with teeny tiny bristles coats even those hard to reach small lashes and you can build the look without ugly clumps.  No smudging, no flaking, no worries.

Bobbi Brown No Smudge Mascara available from John Lewis –

4.  Dewy skin doesn’t work with this Winter fashion forward style but that doesn’t mean you can’t be radiant.  Top off your makeup with a dusting of illuminating powder to achieve that coveted soft focus effect.

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder –

5. I’ve always been a matchy, matchy kinda girl and a berry nail to compliment your berry bridal makeup is a must with this luxe lace wedding dress.  Moisturise those hands and cuticles to the max as part of your wedding morning preparations to ensure you’re ready for those holding the bouquet, exchanging of the rings and general hand holding close ups.

Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Plum Noir – 

You’ll find thousands of wedding dress styles and bridal ideas over on, it’s well worth a look –