Editor’s note: Here is another beauty deep dive for you. We are beyond excited to take you through how the super talented London-based makeup artist, Joy Adenuga created this stunning bridal look on Chichi for her big day. Get ready to learn the tricks and hacks of how she achieved this look. You can catch up on previous features by clicking here. Now it’s time to learn and enjoy!
Before the wedding
Chichi‘s Wedding planners, Evented, first contacted me to find out my availability and packages. The bride then reached out to me in January 2017 to book without a trial. We met up a few weeks to the wedding to finalize her look. She is gorgeous and tall! Wow! 6ft 2!
On the wedding, I found myself at this location again – Marriot Hotel, Watham Abbey. Looks like it’s becoming a favorite for brides. After bridal hair prep was finished by the lovely Deborah Lola, I began my work.
She has very oily skin, so I started with a quick cleanse of her skin, down to her neck using Garnier Micellar cleansing water and a spray of MAC fix +. Her brows were filled in with the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow definer in a mix of dark brown and medium brown. Chichi wanted a vibrant eye look so I worked with mainly the Violet Voss Holy Grail eye shadow palette. This was finished off with my favourite carbon black eyeliner – Ingot gel liner in the number 77 and some mink lashes. I noticed a lot of brides requesting bolder lashes these days against the usual natural Ardell lashes. Moving back to her skin, I massaged Becca ever matte poreless primer all over her face and then LA girl pro concealer in orange was used to counter the discolourations on her face.
For her foundation, I used the NARS all day luminous foundation in a mix of Macao and New Orleans. This was followed by NARS creamy concealer in Amande and LauraMercier loose setting powder in Translucent to set and brighten under the eyes. I then used the powder and a damp beauty blender across the face to set the rest of the skin. A little fluffy brush and MAC NC50 added the further coverage needed around the face. MAC ambering rose and a touch of breezy was used across her cheeks, this added warmth and lighted up her face. After that, I took it up a notch by adding Becca shimmering skin perfector in Topaz to key areas of the face that catches the light. Chichi was radiating at this point! On her lips, I started with MAC lip liner in Chestnut, followed by MAC lipstick in a mix of lovelorn and half n half. The look was finished off with a clear lipgloss added to the middle of the lips and blended out. Does she not look just gorgeous?!