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FM Cosmetics Vintage Inspired Bridal

After cleansing with FM MICELLAR LOTION apply FM BETA GLUCAN CREAM SERUM to the face with FM FOUNDATION BRUSH and use FM ICY LiPSTICK to moisturize the lips with FM LIP BRUSH.

Clean the foundation and lip brush with FM PROFESSIONAL BRUSH SPRAY and prime the face with FM SILICONE BASE using the FM FOUNDATION BRUSH

I then air brushed the models face with mistair in Almond. 

Prime the eyes with FM EYE SHADOW BASE using the FM EYESHADOW BRUSH and then clean the brush.

I lightly pressed Maybeline 24hr Taupe eyes shadow up to the crease line

I outlined the crease with FM STRONG GRAPHITE AUTOMATIC EYE PENCIL and blended it out lightly

I overlaid  with sleek Taupe eyeshadow to fix.


Line the upper lash line with FM AUTOMATIC EYE PENCIL in DECADENCE BLACK and half way round the lower lash blended it out and then I  lightly pressed in the taupe eye shadow to set.

Apply three coats of FM BLACK 3 STEP MASCARA allow each coat to dry before applying the next.

Use FM LIGHT CONCEALER in PORCELAIN BEIGE under the eyes and inner corner.

Infill the lips in with FM GLAM TINT Elegant Red and allow to dry.

I applied loreal cheek tint to the apples and then contoured the face with Bobbi Brown make-up palette

Lightly sweep FM MINERAL BLUSH in CORAL downwards over the cheeks with FM BLUSH BRUSH

Line the lips with FM AUTOMATIC LIPLINER in HOT RED and then using the FM LIP BRUSH apply a couple of coats of FM EXTRA RICH LIPSTICK in HOT RED blotting in between to create more of a matt effect.

The look was finished off with FM ILLUMINATING POWDER in OPAL using the FM POWDER BRUSH.


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Alternative Bridal Photo Shoot

So I decided in January,  that I needed to do a photo shoot to showcase my work and style to enable me to  build a strong portfolio for client and professional use. It had been quite some time since I had done this sort of thing and the pressure was on, as this was all down to me Hair, Make-up and Styling.

Taking my inspiration from a catwalk show and event I had worked for last year (The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza), their ideas for bridal totally blew me away. Far from the normal conventional bridal traditional look and it made me think and look at weddings in a totally different creative way. So armed with this new found desire,  bore the idea of a rock chick, dixie look,  young messed up – Alternative Bridal Look. My aim- heavy on the floral, light on the dress (no dress at all)   attitude from my model but still beauty, and really concentrating on the hair and make-up for a beautiful cool look.

Follow up blog to come on how I achieved this look

I was so happy with the outcome and thank the photographer immensely for understanding the brief and look forward to working with him again on further shoots

Location Birmingham St Pauls Square, Custard Factory and Ed’s Diner, Selfridges

Flowers courtesy of Ethos

Models Dannielle Nicole & Lillibeth Grace

Photographer  Manos Koukakis

I will follow up later this week on how I achieved this look.