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Carinna’s Wedding Makeup had a Soft Pink Effect! Here’s how Joy Adenuga Did It

Editor’s note: We trust that you have been enjoying each feature in this bridal beauty deep-dive series. Knowing that we have another expounding feature on how the talented London-based Makeup artist, Joy Adenuga worked her magic on her beautiful bride, Carinna and created this effortless flawless look for her wedding. As always she is haring a lot of the tricks, hacks, and products behind this look. SO enjoy and also remember to catch on other features.

Before the wedding

Carinna‘s wedding was planned by Christina Okpala of PreMilliEnts Events who contacted and booked my services for the bride. I did have the chance to speak with Carinna closer to the wedding date regarding her looks. I was really touched with the bride’s trust in me to bring her bridal look to life without needing a trial.

On the wedding

On her wedding day, I made my way to the London Marriot Hotel, Canary Wharf where her bridal prep took place.

Makeup process

I began her makeup by cleansing and hydrating her skin with my favourites – Bioderma and Embryolisse. Her brows were a bit sparse and she really wanted her brows on “fleek”. I used MAC brow pencil in spiked to fill in the brows and MAC eyeshadow in embark to blend it in.

On her eyelids I applied MAC paint pot in quite natural and using MAC eyeshadows in Arena, Woodwinked, Embark and Carbon, I created a soft smokey eye that wasn’t overpowering. Glam Lashes finished off the look. On her skin, I applied Becca ever matte poreless primer and buffed in NARS all day luminous weightless foundation in a mix of Cadiz and Macao. This foundation was made for her! It actually looked luminous on her skin! I then concealed and highlighted under her eyes using NARS creamy concealer in a mix of amande and caramel.

This was set with Laura Mercier loose powder in Translucent and the rest of her face with a light dusting of MAC studio fix powder in NC45. MAC dollymix blush was swirled all over her cheeks and blended towards her hairline. Carinna really wanted sculpted cheeks so I used MAC studio fix powder in NW45 and 50 to add definition to her cheekbones. Shimmer highlight used was MAC Oh darling (discontinued). To finish off Carinna’s look I lined her lips using MAC lipliner in Whirl and filled in using MAC lipstick in Pink Nouveau. For extra oomph, I applied NARS lipgloss in Easy Lover.

I don’t think I need to say much, Carinna was positively glowing! You can catch up with Joy Adenuga’s work on or @joyadenuga on Instagram.


Makeup: @joyadenuga
Planner: @premillievents

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