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Smokey eyes and contoured makeup at Down Hall in Essex

Posted on September 4th, 2016


It was all about contour and big eyes for these Yorkshire Lases back in April for Hayleys wedding at Down Hall in Essex. With a ‘go big or go home’ attitude these beauties wanted to make an impact with their wedding day makeup. The look perfectly matches their big and bubbly personalities.

Opting for big smokey eyes using my Charlotte Tilbury palletes ‘uptown girl’ and ‘Dolce vita’ depending on the girls eye colour and skin tone – learn more here – I can’t rave about these enough!!

Contour and highlight to bring out cheek bones using a mixture of cream foundations and a must have for any makeup kit the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette (this has a gorgeous highlighter in it). I tend to use the light to medium kit but there is a darker palette for darker skin tones too –

For their foundation they opted for the staying power of the Airbase airbrush spray foundation which really does give a flawless finish that lasts all day ( you can find an airbased trained artist near you here – I always recommend this for my brides especially if they like a boogie as it’s extremely water resistant and i’m yet to find another foundation with such great staying power but still looks light. It’s build able though if you want a more dramatic finish like these girls did.

Stay Bee-utiful

Michelle xx

Hayley Dobson & Gordon Boateng wedding at Down Hall hotel Essex

Hayley Dobson & Gordon Boateng wedding at Down Hall hotel Essex