3 Fab Bridal Beauty Looks by Make-up Artist Marie Joseph

January 30, 2015



Photography by Frain Photo | Fine Art Weddings



We’ve got a treat for you this afternoon with three fab wedding make-up styles to inspire your bridal look (or to steal for a night out!) courtesy of Make-up Artist Marie Joseph (www.makeup.ie). Here Marie demonstrates how subtle changes to the eyes and lips can transform your look. From Fresh & Peachy to a Modern Vintage Twist and finishing with a Soft and Smokey Look, check out Marie’s easy to follow ‘Get the Look Guide to Fabulous Make-up’ to suit all tastes.

Over to Marie…

One of the most frequent questions I’m asked by clients is ‘what is the best foundation??’ My reply varies from client to client for a few reasons 1. What is your skin type (dry/normal/oily/sensitive)? 2. What coverage do you prefer and most importantly, 3. Match colour to suit your skin tone. A great tip is to get some foundation samples. A good foundation can be as pricey as a pair of shoes so I would make no apologies about asking for a sample. Give it a try before you part with your cash!
To ensure your foundation lasts the day it is important to cleanse, tone, moisturise and prep the skin. I primed with Youngbloods fabulous Mineralise Primer. Next I applied La Touche Eclat Foundation by YSL; this was a perfect match for Natalia’s skin tone and type. La Teint Touche Eclat is best suited for dry, dehydrated, normal and it matures skin best. It’s beautiful to apply and settles on the face like new skin. For the blusher I chose a mineralise blusher by Youngblood Cosmetics.



With the foundation on and a flush of blush on the cheeks, it’s time to make the eyes pop. Follow my five simple steps to help you achieve a perfect eye make-up that will stay on all day without creasing.
1. Apply primer or foundation all over the eyelids. Before the next step ensure the lid is smooth and there are no foundation or primer creases on the lid.
2. Dip the tip of a small blending brush with powder and dust lightly over the lids. Tip: Ensure the lids feel velvety to the touch, as this means they are now ready for colour.
3. Next step, apply a matte base shade over lids. I used Brulee by MAC.
4. The eyes are now ready for contouring; I applied Sketch by MAC on the outer corners of the eyes and blended softly into the socket, taking care to keep the look natural. I then pressed Gorgeous Gold also by MAC on the lids. To lift and highlight I applied MAC Shroom over the brow bone. For a dewy look I next applied Nylon around the tear ducts to illuminate and brighten the eyes.
5. To define and open the eyes I applied a fine line of Black Kohl Liner by Clarins. I opened the eyes using Black Mascara also by Clarins, then finished the look with Rosewood Lipstick by Youngblood Cosmetics. Et Voila! A fresh and peachy look that will last all day and night long.



I created a bit of drama for this look with eyeliner and lipstick. After prepping the eyelids I applied Shroom by MAC from lash line to brow-bone. Using Eclipse by Youngblood, a black gel liner, I applied a clean black fluid line on the upper lashes and created a slight wing (which is a hot trend for S/S 2014). I used the black Clarins Kohl pencil for the lower lashes. Starting at the outer corner I lined the eyes three quarters of the way toward the inner eye then softened with an angle brush, and reapplied the line for a dramatic effect. I finished this very simple eye make-up with a dab of Nylon to brighten the inner most corners of Natalia’s eyes. Finally I applied more than a lick of Clarins Fusion Red Lipstick for the ‘pout de resistance!’



This look is all about the eyes being balanced with a soft nude lip. I simply transitioned from the last step to this look by removing the Clarins red hot lippy. Next I loaded my favourite Makeup Forever pencil brush with Nehru by MAC (ensuring to tap off any excess colour) and carefully applied the colour over Natalia’s eye lids and blended up into the socket. I then swept Nehru under her eyes from outer corner to tear duct, carefully blending with a clean brush to soften and smoke the colour. I then coloured Natalia’s waterline with Clarins Black Kohl pencil to further dramatise the look. I applied a dab of a Nylon (a standard MAC staple in any ladies make-up kit) into the inner corner of the eyes to brighten. The eyes were finished with lashings of Clarins Black Mascara.
To sculpt Natalia’s cheeks I used my favourite contouring kit by Makeup Forever. I blended the darker shade from the middle of the ear toward the apple of the cheek and blended in a circular motions to hollow the cheeks. I applied the lighter shade over the top of the cheeks to highlight and dusted her cheeks with Revlon’s Rose Casse Blusher to finish. To complete my smokey look I applied Glaze Out Naked by MAC.

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About Marie Joseph
With twenty years experience behind her, Marie is one of Ireland’s leading and most sought after makeup Artists, she is Beauty insider, Makeup Artist and Beauty editor for the top selling ‘Irish Wedding Diary Magazine” Marie has worked with many of Ireland ‘s leading Celebs and Cosmetic brands, and has worked with U2 for the Irish Music Awards. Marie’s work can be seen on the front covers of magazines, such as Irish Wedding Diary, Confetti, VIP, Irish Wedding and new home, Woman’s Way, RTE Guide and The Sunday Independent Life magazine.
For more info on Marie Joseph, or to find out if she has your wedding date free, check out her weddingsonline profile.

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