Hello future brides, I know I know, it’s been a minute please forgive me. I met Loise back in 2015 at her cousin Emerald’s (I shared her wedding story in my last post) bridal shower. I told you I become the family’s go to bridal hair and makeup artist.
She booked my services for both herself, bridesmaids, mother and older sister back in 2015. We immediately planned for her trial which is highly recommended (I had a topic on the importance of booking bridal trials). She wanted elegance for her engagement shoot which was captured by the lovely Azo Akweenda from AZME studio.
She wanted a formal hair style for the E-Session. Hair used was 300g of 24inch because we needed volume for this hair style.
After the photo shoot, we continued with consultation to discuss her preferred look and logistics since the wedding will be out of Windhoek.
I flew to Ondangwa the day before the wedding, were I met up with my assistant for this wedding (The lovely Selma from VHB in Ondangwa). We the made our way to Ongenga village, which was our first time. The bride was kind enough to organize accommodation for us at her house.
On the wedding day, we woke up around 3a.m. to set up, we are hard core like that. Selma did the bridesmaid’s hair while I did their makeup.
Her skin was set by mixing the pond’s cream complex for very oily skin with milk of magnesia (which creates a matte and oil free face).
I started on her brows, she wanted them nice and natural looking. I used my Mac pencil Spiked with a bit of The body shop’s brow gel in brown. The concealer used was a mixture of Mac Pro long wear NC45 with LA Girl HD in Fawn.
I can’t give the exact colour used on her eyes, because I mixed a few to get the exact colour she wanted. I finished the eyes with gel liner and lashes.
Foundation used was Mac’s Match Master in 8.5, MAC pro long wear concealer in NC45 was used to highlight under her eyes. The rest of the face was set with MAC studio fix powder and the famous sacha Cosmetics loose power.
Definition and shine was added to her face using MAC Gold Deposit on her cheek bones. I lit up her face using MAC blush in Dollymix. She’s 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 with a bit of MAC NW45 +50
To finish up the look I firstly defined the outer edges of her lips with Dose of Colour Chocolate Wasted and Stone and softly blended with a lip brush.
I was really happy with the overall look on the bridal party, so was the bride as I received a massage the very next day from bride.
We managed to finish all of them on time and they looked beautiful.
I always go the extra mile for all my brides, by offering a complimentary second look. In her case, I gave her a bit of a neat hair do and I gave her a touch up for the reception. Is too bad I don’t have their dance video. The best bridal entrance dance ever…
PS – I will always advise makeup should be taken off at the end of the day.
Thank you Loise for being such a stylish and lovely client, wishing you all of God’s blessings.
Photo Credit : Azo from AZME studios.
Thank you Selma for helping me with the bridesmaids Hair Styling.