Emerald’s Wedding

Its always a pleasure to work on a sister and get invited back to the family to work on a second sister 🙂. But i must add that i am officially part of the Shilengudwa family and it is indeed an honor. I love them…


Introducing my beautiful bride – Emerald whom I met while planning for her elder sister – Anne’s wedding. She actually introduced me to her older sister.

We did her trial in Cape Town back in 2014, she was kind enough to invite me for the December holidays, bless her . She wanted a clean natural look nothing over the top I also installed her weave and dyed it for her.


On Emerald’s wedding day I arrived at her prep location which was at her parents’s home around 3 a.m. Did my set up and started preparing  her girl’s. My wish is for Namibian weddings to cut the number of bridesmaids from 20 to 6 if not 4.

I had enough time to get all of them ready and it was refreshing. Victoria was the lady behind these images..


I prepped her skin by cleansing with Mac fix + and hydrating with a pea sized amount of face cream. This was massaged into her skin using my fingers.


While I let the creme sink into her skin, I groomed and shaped her brows using MAC brow pencil in spiked.

Emerald wanted a natural matte color on her eyes but something romantic without going over board. MAC paint pot in Constructivist was my eye base to aid longevity of the eyeshadow followed by MAC cosmetics eye shadow in saddle. Hubby is not a fan of makeup, we had to keep it very very light and elegant. I then gently smoked it out with a combination of deep browns. This was finished off with a liner and she had her lashes installed already.

Foundation used was Estee Lauder Sandalwood Double Wear, and i used MAC 6 shades studio finish concealer in the shame medium. The rest of the face was set with just MAC blot powder and Ben nye banana powder.

Emerald wanted a bit of  blush so I lit up her face using MAC blush in Dollymix. Already blessed with killer cheekbones, she didn’t need much contouring. I just warmed up the outer perimeters of her face with MAC mineralize skin finish in Dark deepest.

NB: She was the first bride to have ever taken me with to get her measurements. I remembered waking up early to head over to the CBD in Cape Town. Her dress was made by the famous Paul van Zyl, best day ever.


To finish up the look I firstly defined the outer edges of her lips then used one of my favourite lip combo’s – MAC lipsticks in both Please me and snop. No gloss applied.

I always go the extra mile for all my brides, i always offer a complimentary second look.  In her case, she wanted her hair hanging and i also gave her a touch up for the reception.


My bride was glowing! Loved her dress!


Thank you so much for the booking Emerald. Wishing you a blessed marriage.