Back in May, I had the incredible opportunity to be the makeup artist on a team of talented women who shared a vision of a dreamy, Southern-inspired bridal shoot. The scene was set at the gorgeous Caspiana Plantation House and together, we created some pretty stunning images!
Photographer: Alicia Lucia Photography; Floral: Lauren Roebuck Designs;
Stationary / Invitation Suite: Peanut Press Creative Model: Emily Prestridge; Gown: Marchesa;
Hair + Makeup: Hannah Kuhary
The makeup for this shoot was inspired by the creamy tones of floral bouquet, the soft gold Marchesa gown and also the rustic coppers hinges from the barn doors at the plantation. Given the humidity that Louisiana is known for, I started with Hourglass Mineral Veil primer to make sure the makeup lasted throughout the shoot. Our model, Emily had beautiful porcelain skin to begin with, so I used MAC Skin and Body to give her an even base with a natural luminosity.
Makeup Details: the eyes
For her eyes, I really wanted to echo those rosy, copper tones. I used MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow in the crease for definition, MAC Coppering all over the lid to draw out the green in Emily's eyes and my favorite, Makeup Geek's foiled shadow in In the Spotlight on the center of the lid for extra shine and dimension. Her lashes were finished with a soft brown liner and beautiful fluffy mink lashes by Velour.
To finish off this bridal look, I lightly contoured her face with MAC Sculpt face powder, bronzed with Nars Laguna and dusted MAC blush in Melba on the apples of her cheeks. To emphasize the dewy skin, I dusted BECCA's Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone to the tops of her cheekbones for added glow and highlight. Lastly, her lips were finished with a nude pencil and one of my favorite lipsticks for brides, MAC Patisserie. Right before the shoot, I added NYX Butter Gloss in Eclair to the center of the lips for some added shine.
Simple Bridal Hair
After curling her hair, I pinned a few fresh sprigs of lysanthius behind her ear. The finished look was soft and sweet but still modern with the twist of copper on her eyes. She looked absolutely killer in that Marchesa gown and Alicia captured her perfectly!
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