Back in the studio this week and LOVED it! ‘Bridal Beauty’ gave me the perfect excuse to use my new 2015 makeup goodies. Too Faced Melted is my New Year favourite for lips – it’s a liquified, long wear lipstick. I’ve used Melted Peony but am off to order the rest of the colours. It has a thick consistency (see colour swatch) and is so easy to apply!

Jeanette Lendon Photography has captured the colours perfectly – soft, shimmering shades with the ever loved Vintage look. Which colour will you be wearing? Karen x

Too Faced Melted

Bridal wear by Shimmering Ivory Couture Bridal

Makeup Used: BASE: Illamasqua – Hydra Veil, Stila – Stay All Day Foundation. BROWS: Anastasia Beverly Hills – Dipbrow Pomade. CHEEKS: Illamasqua – Sculpting Powder Duo. EYES: Stila – Eyeshadow and Magnificent Metals in Kitten, Benefit – They’re Real! Mascara, Younique – Moodstruck 3D Fibre Lashes.


Bridal Hair and Makeup

I have a massive passion for working on weddings. As a Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist I get to do the full package. 2014 requests included Vintage looks, pale complexions and soft, pulled out hair – what will 2015 bring?

Check out my Pinboard for more of my bridal work, Im adding to it all of the time.

Pretty Bridal Makeup

A few favourite products include:
LIPS: Bobbi Brown Rich Colour Gloss in Dusty Rose RRP £18.50
EYES: Illamasqua Vintage Metallix in Courtier RRP £16.50
CHEEKS: Stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream in Lilium RRP £16.00

Top products for Bridal Makeup

Top Tip: Whatever lip colour you decide on for your special day invest in it so you have it for quick touch ups throughout the day. You will be doing a lot of kissing!

Karen x