bridal makeup londonThis latest blog post comes from K-Team member Amy, who was keeping an eye on the latest makeup styles at the 2016 Oscars and focused on a couple of the stars that walked the famous red carpet…

Olivia Munn

Olivia pulls off wearing this shade of orange very well with her statement orange dress and dark features, she wears this bold lip very well too.

Makeup artist Patrick Ta worked this look superbly, keeping the eye-shadow simple and shimmery and the skin glowing.

This makes the hue easy to wear. Her skin was flawless and dewy and her brows brushed up and filled in slightly as she already has nice full brows.

bridal makeup londonPatrick Ta mixed Chanel Rouge “Pimpante” with “Excentrique” lipstick to get the bold orange look.

An alternative lipstick to use so that two colours don’t have to be mixed together is Bobbi Brown Art Stick in “Electric Coral” – this is a pencil and lip-liner in one with a semi-matte finish.

bridal makeup londonTo go over the top of this pencil I would recommend MAC Tinted Lipglass in “Morange“.

This lip-gloss creates a high-gloss, glass-like finish and will help get the same look as Olivia, who is wearing a glossy lip.

bridal makeup londonLipglass looks great on camera! This colour is also great to wear on its own, without any colour underneath.

Another and more natural alternative, for those who are not yet brave enough to go that bold, is Cosmetics à La Carte’s lipstick in “Nasturtium”.

This is rich in moisture and conditioning, so more suitable to anyone with dry lips.

The blusher is a peach/coral shade which makes the lips and blusher monochromatic. Patrick has used Chanel Joues Contrast Powder Blush “In Love“.

bridal makeup londonA great alternative to this is Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blusher in “Dim Infusion“. This subdued coral blusher gives a seamless soft glow to the cheeks without looking like a highlighter.

It is suitable for any skin type, but especially for dry skin. bridal makeup london

To get glowing skin like Olivia I love Nars Sheer Glow Foundation.

This has a sheer natural radiant finish with build-able coverage that still looks like your skin. Great for normal and dry skin types.

bridal makeup londonAn alternative foundation is Hourglass’ Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint, this has medium coverage and is also very build-able. Even though it is oil-free I would only recommend this for normal, dehydrated or dry skin types.

It gives the most beautiful pearlescent luminous glow to your skin as well as hydrating it with clinical levels of hyaluronic acid. This is my go-to foundation, I could rave about it forever as it really does say what is does on the box.

bridal makeup london ibiza majorca mallorcaTo get this shimmery eye look use Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadow Pot in “Marie Antoinette“.

The antique gold colour is so simple to use, and very blend-able which makes your life so much easier. It gives an amazing high shine to the lids and can be used under the lash-line as well, for a simple and natural smokey-eye in one step.

bridal makeup londonMargot Robbie

Margot Robbie’s makeup for this years Oscars was inspired by a beach look. The focus of her bridal makeup london makeup was sun-kissed, glowing and beautiful skin.

Makeup artist Tyron Machhausen made sure the makeup was light and just a fresh, polished version of Margot.

Firstly Tyron used Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in “Radiance“.

Primers are always so important to prep the skin for foundation and this helps to give a sheer, healthy glow.

bridal makeup londonAnother amazing alternative is Charlotte Tilbury’s Wonderglow. This primer helps to brighten dull and dehydrated skin and also gives it a glow.

For the foundation I would recommend getting a bespoke blending from Cosmetics à La Carte.

bridal makeup londonA mixture of “Skin Tint“, which is anti-ageing and has medium coverage with a soft luminous glow, and “Moisture Tint“,  which is more suited for someone with dry skin and is a very sheer-tinted moisturiser.

Cosmetics à La Carte are the only makeup brand with whom you can custom blend your foundation to your skin colour and skin concern.

So if this dewy mix is too much for an oily skin tone you can have a matte foundation or matte-tinted moisturiser blended in, or both together. It really is tailored to your specific needs.

bridal makeup londonTo set the foundation, which helps it last all day and night, and without giving it a heavy powdered look, I would recommend Hourglass Ambient powders. These universal powders are another of my go-to products, as they do not have talc in them so they don’t dry out the skin.

Also, without trying to get too technical, they contain micro-particles which manipulate and filter out harsh light and conceal imperfections. This enhances the skin in any type of light, especially flash photography, and is surely what we’re all after!

My favourite ambient powder is “Dim Light” which has a neutral peach/beige undertone.

bridal makeup londonWith this neutral look I always recommend a blusher, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in “Luminous Flush” has a champagne/rose colour.

This is a universal blusher and is flattering on so many skin types as it brightens the complexion.

bridal makeup londonAs well as a blusher I would recommend Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer and Highlighter “Filmstar Bronze and Glow” in “Light to Medium” to lightly sculpt the skin which will also give this sun-kissed look.

This highlighter has a sheer golden undertone and looks very natural on the skin without making it look glittery or over-powered with shimmer.

bridal makeup londonFor the eyes Tyron used Laura Mericer Eye Basics in “Wheat“.

This crème eyeshadow is so easy to use and can be worn on its own as a neutral eye, as can be seen on Margot. It can also be used as an eye-primer, to conceal any discolouration on the eyelid.

Lastly, to create Margot’s nude lip – two of my favourite nude lipsticks are from Hourglass and the most amazing universal lip pencil is by Charlotte Tilbury and is called “Pillow Talk“.

These mimic the natural lip colour but make them appear brighter. I like to use a lip-liner to fill in the whole lip to avoid the two-tone look that was popular in the 90s, with darker lip-liner on the outer rim of the lips. By filling in the whole lip it gives a more natural look and also something for the lipstick to stick to.

The two Hourglass nudes to choose are…

bridal makeup london ibiza majorca mallorcaOpaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in “Canvas” which is a beautiful matte dusty rose colour.

Liquid lipsticks, especially Opaque Rouge, last for up to 12 hours without any smudging so great to wear on your wedding day for longevity.

bridal makeup londonAnd the other is Femme Nude Lip Stylo in “Nude No.4”  which is pink/beige and has a semi-matte satin finish.

It is very pigmented and is the perfect nude colour. There are six nude shades altogether, from the sheerest colour to a mauve.

(Picture credits: Glamour Magazine)

Hope you enjoyed Amy‘s blog and it has inspired you with some ideas for achieving a glamorous red carpet look of your very own.

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