Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rock my wedding

A few months ago I got to work with the lovely people from Rock my wedding. I feel very luck to have work with these guys as I have been following there lovely blog for a while. I got to do the make-up for the 'Real Brides' Photoshoot, the real brides were lovely (see photo below & RMW for a full run down on them).
The theme for the shoot was 'Stepford Wives'. A few days before the shoot I received this lovely concept email from Charlotte at RMW. I instantly fell in love with the theme and all the ideas and couldn’t wait for the shoot. Here's the beauty Idea's below-
Check out the full concept for the shoot on RMW blog.

Here's some photos from the shoot and abit about the make-up from me.
Check out all the photos on the RMW blog.

Make-Up Artist Chloe McCall: With Jo (above) we wanted to create a dramatic smokey eye with nude pink lips – this is a very popular bridal look. To create flawless skin Mac Studio fix fluid mix with Mac face and body foundation was used mainly down the centre of the face and blended outwards. Because the look was all about Jo’s eyes I didn’t want to go too heavy with the blush colour, so Mac blusher in Melba was added to the cheek bones.

Jo has amazing lashes so I just added half lashes to the outer part of the eye. I created the grey eye by using Urban Decay Naked 2 pallet, I used verve all over the eye lid and brow bone then used pistol on the lid and mixed in a hint of Blackout and blended. Gel liner by Mac in Blacktrack was used to line the eyes.
I used Unlimited from the Pro longwear range by Mac on Jo’s Lips. I lined the lips first using No7 lip liner in Nude, this is a great colour and goes with almost everyone’s lip tone.

Make-up Artist Chloe McCall: Amanda (above)- Matte lips are on trend this season so using Revlon Matte lipsticks in pink about it and pink pout (mixed) I created Amanda’s pink lips, I wanted a soft matte pink so this is why I mixed the lipsticks. If you can’t find the colour you’re looking for, there is nothing wrong with creating your own lipstick colour by mixing shades together. My tip is to stay within the same brand and texture of lipstick.

I created a strong eye look on Amanda using liner and lashes. I used eyeshadows from Urban Decay in Toasted and Hustle, these are from the naked pallet, a great bridal eyeshadow pallet. It’s always important to fill the brows in when making a statement on the eyes, I did this by using a product called browzing from Benefit which is a powder and a wax, created for filling in the brows so they still look natural. Make sure you use a hard angle brush when using this product to get the best results.

Make-up Artist Chloe McCall: Below on Shirley- Mac paint pot in bare study was used as a base all over the eye then Estee Lauder French vanilla and taupe single eyeshadows were used over the top. Estee lauder gel liner in “Stay coffee” was used on the top of the lash line and half way on the underneath lash line. By doing this with the liner it creates an open eye effect. Individual lashes were used to give volume.

Doublewear lip liner in rose by Estee Lauder was used to line the outline of the lips then Doublewear rose lipstick used over the top.
The Doublewear range by Estee Lauder is great for wedding make-up as everything stays put, they do foundation, mascara, eye products and lip products in this range.

Chloe McCall Make-up Artist: For Celine’s (top photo) base Mac studio fix fluid was mixed with Mac face and body to create flawless skin. On the cheeks Mac Mineralize dark mixed with Estee Lauder Illuminating powder.

On the eye “sin” was used as a base then sidecar, smog, darkhorse and toasted eyeshadows from Urban decay naked pallet were blended to create the smokey brown eye. Smashbox gel eyeliner in black was used to line the eyes and give definition. Natural looking eyelure lashes were used to give some volume to the lashes.
We wanted Celine’s lips to be Natural but still have some colour so Mac pro longwear lipstick in “Till Tomorrow” was used, this range of lipsticks from Mac are perfect for your wedding day as they are long lasting but don’t dry out your lips.

I love to watch films from behind the scenes of shoots I’ve been on and this one doesn’t disappoint. Check out the behind the scene from the shoot. Shot by the brilliant Frances from Reel Love Films.

Thanks to Danielle Slater for assisting me for the shoot, she did an amazing job.


Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and hair comb – from a selection at Liberty In Love
Acrylic necklaces – Tatty Devine
Oversize Ivory Floral Headpiece and Antique Grey Shrug – Hope and Grace
Grey Polka Dot Headpiece – Rosie Willett
Jo and Amanda’s Gowns: Jo: Jesus Peiro at Miss Bush Bridal, Alan Hannah at Mamfii, Amanda: Grey tea-length at The Couture Company, Jim Hjelm at Miss Bush Bridal and Jesus Peiro also at Miss Bush Bridal
Shirley and Kelly’s Gowns: Shirley: Floral at Zara, Suzanne Neville at Miss Bush Bridal ice-cream dream at The Couture Company, Kelly: Gingham at Sew Over It, Jim Hjelm and Tara Keeley at Miss Bush Bridal
Make-up – Chloe McCall assisted by Danielle slater
Hair – Cassandra Rizzuto at Love Your Hair
Styling – Rock My Wedding
Stationery – Eva Slade
Mini Cake – Cakes By Krishanthi
Photography – Christian Ward

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