Category archives: Bridal Inspiration

  • Glamorous 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

  • Glamorous 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    This look is really glamorous and perfect for the brides that love a dramatic eye… I don’t think you should really hold back on the lips and cheeks either! You know they say you should only accentuate two of your features ( lips & eyes/cheeks & eyes/cheeks & lips), well I don’t think that really applies to this look! 

    Heres how to go glam 40s without going OTT!


    To create a good base for your eye shadow, apply a cream shadow from the eyelid to brow bone. This neutralises the eyelid and helps shadows and pigments stay put.

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £15.50

    For this era the palette was very soft with a hint of colour especially pinks and pastel tones, so I swept a pastel pink across the eyelid.

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Let’s Skate £15.50

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial

    With a blending eye shadow brush apply a berry toned powder eye shadow to highlight the crease and give depth to the eyes. I also swept a small amount under the bottom lashes.

    I used MAC Eye shadow in Cranberry £13.00

    Crown Brush ‘Deluxe Crease Brush’ £3.49

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial

    Long lashes were key in the 1940s as they are today. Use an eyelash curler in a ‘pumping’ motion to curl the lashes to make them look more dramatic.

    Apply mascara on the top and bottom lashes generously in black.

    I Used Maybelline Great Lash Mascara £4.99

    Models Own Eyelash Curler £5.99

    1940s makeup tutorial

    Now apply your blush in a semi circle motion in a pinky rose tone to compliment the 40s palette

    I used MAC Well Dressed Powder Blush £18.00

    Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

    1940s makeup tutorial

    Exaggerate the natural lip line by applying the lipstick slightly over your natural lip line and cupids bow making the lips big and voluptuous. The lip colour of choice was more pink-toned than the reds of previous eras.

    I used MAC Mineralize Glass Lip gloss in Fashion Perk £19.00

    1940s makeup tutorial

    The finished glam look!

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial
    The finished look: 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    Creative links:

    www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    www.wildenbridelondon.com

    Model: Laura Elliot

  • Beautiful 1960s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

  • Beautiful 1960s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    The emphasis of this look is all about the bold feline flick eyeliner, full dramatic lashes and natural eyebrows, it’s such a chic style that oozes that ‘Mad Men’ coolness. The skin should be kept minimalistic with a fresh dewy finish and back in the 60s the lips were normally kept nude – sometimes blocked out with foundation. For this retro bridal look, I wanted to give it a modern twist by adding a pop of colour to the lips with a matt pastel pink lipstick.


    Create a neutral eye shadow base by applying a matt cream eye shadow. This helps prime the eye for the eyeliner application.

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £15.50

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial

    
Using a cream eyeliner and a fine eyeliner brush apply the eyeliner first from the outer edge of the top lash in a straight line. Extend this line by approximately 1 cm, then do the same on the other eye.

    I used Maybelline Black Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner £7.99

    Crown Brush Mini Eyeliner Brush £1.69

    1960s makeup tutorial

    Sweep the liner along the lash line until you meet the end point, filling in any gaps.

    With this technique less is more! Use a tiny bit at a time and keep adding to build up the size of your kitten flick. Use too much at once and it can get messy and you can have uneven sized eyeliner flicks.

    1960s makeup tutorial

    Using a strip lash that compliments this style (I like to use a lash that gets longer towards to outer edges to give a real doe eyed effect) firstly fit the lash to your natural lash line, and trim the access from the outer corner of the strip.

    I used Ardell Demi Wispies False Eyelashes £5.49

    Duo Striplash Adhesive ‘Dark Tone’ £8.39

    how to apply a strip lash


    Apply eyelash glue across the band and wait until it becomes tacky.

    how to apply strip lashes

    Using tweezers to hold the lash, press the lash into your upper lash line and hold into place until the glue has dried.

    1960s makeup tutorial

    To finish this look, add a pop of colour to the lips to give a modern twist.

    I used MAC Matte Lipstick in Pink Plaid £15.50

    The final modern 60s bridal look!

    1960s bridal makeup tutorial
    The Finished Look! 1960s Bridal Makeup

    Creative links:

    www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    www.wildenbridelondon.com

    Model: Laura Elliot

  • Swoon-Worthy 1970s Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

  • 1970s Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    This is a great look for brides that prefer a more natural bohemian feel to their makeup and definitely one of 2015’s key summer trends. The main focus is on the eyes, and although the shadow is subtle the soft earthy tones buffed into the socket finished with strip lashes give a real doe-eyed effect.  The skin should be kept fresh with a light weight foundation and bronzer to add that beachy sun kissed feel. 


    Start by applying a fawn toned shadow to the eyelid.

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork £15.50

    The brush I used was Crown Brush Firm Shadow £4.59

    1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial
    1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    Eyeliner was another important tool in 70s makeup but to keep it more natural apply a brown cream liner along the lash line and then soften with the eyeshadow brush, extending it a little towards the outer lash line.

    I used Maybelline Gel Liner in Brown £7.99

    how to do 70s boho bridal makeup

    Build up the eye shadow colour but try to keep to natural and earthy tones. Blend a deeper taupe from the centre of the eyelid to the outer corner.

    how to do 70s boho bridal makeup

    Next blend a deeper shade of brown into the socket line and a little under the bottom lashes.

    I Used Seventeen ‘Peep Show’ Palette (no longer available). A great alternative is Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in ‘Forest’ £32.00

    The socket brush was Crown Brush Deluxe Crease £3.49

    how to do 70s boho bridal makeup
    TIP: Build up the colour slowly as you don’t want the eye shadow to look too heavy.

    Using a strip lash that compliments this style, normally I would opt for natural looking lash that is thicker at the base (for a Brigitte Bardot look) and has a natural finish. Fit the lash to your natural lash line, and trim the access from the outer corner of the strip.

    I used Ardell Demi Wispies False Eyelashes £5.49

    how to apply a strip lash

    Duo Striplash Adhesive ‘Dark Tone’ £8.39

    Using tweezers to hold the lash, press the lash into your upper lash line and hold into place until the glue has dried.

    how to apply strip lashes

    Instead of blush opt for a bronzer to create a tanned look. Use a natural-looking bronzer to achieve the effect as this gives the skin a healthy glow.

    I used Illamasqua Bronzing Duo £26.00

    Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

    how to do 70s boho bridal makeup

    Apply the bronzer anywhere on the face where the sun would naturally hit it. Sweep it from the forehead, to the cheeks, a little across the nose and then down to the chin.

    how to do 70s boho bridal makeup
    TIP: The soft shape you create should be like you are tracing the number 3, but if it starts to look like the number 3, its too heavy and you have applied way too much bronzer!

    To give that real fresh feel, finish the look with a nude lipstick or a frosted translucent gloss. For that real Boho look avoid lip liner and keep the lips as natural as possible.

    I Used Illamasqua Sheer Lip Gloss in Opulent £16.50

    Ta-Da!… The finished Boho 70s Bridal Look!!

    1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial
    Finished Look | 1970s Swoon-Worthy Boho Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    Creative links:

    www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    www.wildenbridelondon.com

    Model: Laura Elliot

     

     

     

  • Dazzling 1920s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

  • Step-by-Step 1920s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    The 20s is one of my favourite eras when it comes to make up as I love a bolder lip and a bit of sparkle. It’s a great look for winter brides and if you don’t feel brave enough to wear a really dark lipstick opt for a lip stain instead for a softer look. 

    Here is my simple step-by-step tutorial including the products I used to create this look.


    First apply a nude matt cream shadow, from the lash line up to the brow bone to create a neutral base.

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £15.50

    1920s bridal makeup tutorial

    Using a champagne cream shadow apply over the eyelid, stopping just above the socket.

    I used Vintage Selection Paint Pot by MAC £15.50

    1920s bridal makeup tutorial lucy jayne
    TIP: To create better adhesion for loose glitter use a cream eye shadow

    Cover the cheeks with a tissue to prevent the loose glitter from dropping onto your cheeks and getting messy and for a more contemporary look keep the glitter simple!

    I used MAC Glitter ‘Reflects Pearl’ £17.00

    1920s bridal makeup lucy jayne

    Line the lips with a darker lip liner to create a precise shape and this will also prevent the lipstick from ‘bleeding’.

    I used MAC Lip Pencil in Spice £12.50

    1920s bridal makeup tutorial
    Tip: To keep your lipstick lasting longer, colour in your lips with the lip pencil

    Using a lip brush apply a berry toned lipstick which is key for the 20s trend

    I used MAC Lipstick in Rebel £15.50

    1920s bridal makeup tutorial
    20s bridal makeup tutorial
    TIP: To keep you’re lipstick lasting as long as possible blot your lips with tissue then re-apply lipstick.

    Apply a deep pink blush for that ‘pinched cheek’ look

    I used MAC Powder Blush in Dollymix £18.00
    Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

    1920s bridal makeup tutorial

    Add a slick of gloss to finish this contemporary 1920s bridal look

    I used MAC’s Dazzleglass in Funtabulous £17.00

    1920s bridal makeup tutorial

    Ta-Da the finished look!!

    1920s makeup inspiration
    The Finished Look | Dazzling 1920s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    Creative links:

    www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    www.wildenbridelondon.co.uk

    Model: Laura Elliot

  • January Wedding Makeup Competition!!

  • COMPETITION TIME!!!

    Win Your Wedding Makeup by Me!

    It’s that time of year again and last years Wedding Makeup Competition was so much fun it would be rude not to do it again!!

    This competition prize is worth £150.00, and this also includes your consultation! If I get over 1000 Facebook likes you can win makeup for three members of your bridal party as well. This prize is worth £285!!!!

    The Prize: WIN YOUR WEDDING MAKEUP
    The Rules: LIKE MY FACEBOOK PAGE AND PM ME YOUR WEDDING DATE

    ***Share any Facebook competition posts because if I get over 1000 likes, I will upgrade the prize – you will win BRIDE + BRIDAL PARTY MAKEUP***

    Good luck xxx

    T&C’s: Only applicable to 2015 brides. Existing bookings don’t apply. Maximum prize makeup x 4 (Bride trial & wedding day makeup, bridal party wedding day makeup only). Competition closes 31/01/15

    Click this link to my Facebook Competition => LUCY JAYNE MAKEUP

    For last years winner follow this link => WEDDING MAKEUP WINNER

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  • Mini Moon at the Ox Pasture Hall (Hotel Review)

  • Back in September I was contacted by a very nice man by email, it wasn’t the normal ‘I have $1000000 and want to give it all to you if you can give me your bank details and pin number’ spam emails I am used to! It was an invitation for a complimentary stay in what looked like a beautiful country hotel – The Ox Pasture Hall, Luxury Boutique Hotel in Yorkshire, in return for an honest review. As I live in the South I thought it was a bit to far for a one day stay and I pretty much wrote it off, that was until I had a light bulb moment!! We were planning on having a few days away after our wedding for a mini moon and hadn’t decided where to go. We are an outdoorsy couple and fancied going somewhere in the UK for a post wedding chill out. When I realised we could bring our dogs it sealed the deal! 

    We set off on our journey hoping for beautiful countryside, lovely dog walks, friendly people and importantly somewhere we can unwind. That is certainly what we found!


    Ox Pasture Hotel North Yorkshire

    The Ox Pasture Hall is set in amongst 17 acres of lush green countryside surrounded by fields, woodland and a lot of sheep! It’s a cosy retreat and regarded as the most romantic hotel in Yorkshire! When we arrived we were checked into our room which was an absolute delight. It was a large airy suite with plenty of natural light (as a bridal makeup artist I am always drawn to the natural light!) There was the added luxury of a tv a in each room, huge bed and his and hers basins along with a walk in power shower in the most beautiful bathroom (this was especially nice because our shower at home is from the dark ages). It was rubbish weather and a little walk from the main building, but this wasn’t an issue because there was shelter and it was nice to walk through the prettiest courtyards. I can imagine how lovely it must look on a sunny day!

    Bedroom Suite at Ox Pasture Hotel Yorkshire

    Bedroom Suite at Ox Pasture Hotel YorkshireWe booked in our afternoon tea reservation at 3pm so we quickly tidied ourselves up and went down to the bar. The afternoon tea was served in the ‘snug’ area in front of a warm cosy fire and it was amazing! I love nothing more than a good brew, cakes and scones (in that order) so this was such a treat for me. Mr Brown is quite the ‘mans-man’ and didn’t really get what I was fussing about untill he tucked into the warm home made scone! We can safely say he is an afternoon tea and scone convert now! The dogs were allowed everywhere other than the restaurant so we had them with us, Betty the pug was too nosey to settle down but our staffie Murdoch laid in front of the fire while we had a little snuggle on the sofa and sunk into a massive food coma. [slideshow_deploy id=’1892′]

    The hotel was a nice combination of a warm rustic country pub, stylish restaurant and luxurious bedrooms. My favourite part was the pub and the welcoming rooms that surrounded it, furnished with chesterfields, and over sized cushions. It was a shame that while there was a roaring rustic fire in one room, in another was a dated electric fire. Being in the wedding industry I can help but have a nosey at the wedding facilities. The Dovecote Suite is purpose built function room that resembles a large modern barn, it sits amongst the rest of the building seamlessly and is the main facility for weddings, like all weddings the occasion is the same but the brides style is different and the barn-like function room is a perfect canvass should a bride want to dress it with their own personal touches!

    Ox Pasture Hall Wedding Venue Yorkshire

    We booked our evening meal quite late as we was still so full from afternoon tea! Our waiter bought us out two glasses of prosecco while we mulled over the menu. Us Browns are really into our food and everything sounded delicious. When the food was presented to us it looked like something from master chef and tasted incredible, I might even have to say Michelin star standard! We enjoyed our food whilst our friendly waiter chatted away with his local knowledge and funny anecdotes.

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    We retired to the snug where we enjoyed red wine in front of the lovely open fire, and like the sociable couple we are checked our Facebook and Twitter! Who said romance is dead?…

    Ox Pasture Hotel North Yorkshire

    The following day we woke after an amazing sleep in the giant bed, and it must have been that quiet that even the dogs didn’t wake us. We had to get a riggle on so we could make the most of the hotels grounds and of course breakie before our drive back home, daan saaf! Mr Brown opted for the standard full English but I was still so full from our 3 course meal so I went continental. We grabbed our walking boots and explored the hotel grounds, in the rain, with the dogs.

    We had such a great stay and it really is a charming and friendly place. I think the only shame is that it isn’t closer to us, especially when the barman was telling us about the Christmas accommodation. How nice to be able to stay somewhere as lovely as that and be catered for, so we don’t have to worry about cooking the Christmas dinner! 

    The Ox Pasture Hall is close to so many great spots to visit. While we was here we made the most of the fantastic surroundings and explored the area.

    Hole of Horcum North Yorkshire Moors

    Hole of Horcum North Yorkshire Moors

    Foss Falls North Yorkshire Moors

    Foss Falls North Yorkshire Moors

  • Skin Face Mapping

  • Following on from my post about my wedding skin prep (you can see my post here) I wanted to look further into acne and what your spots mean.

    What are comadones & cystic acne?

    Comodones = Black Heads & Whitheads

    Cystic Acne = Spots that are more like lumps that you can feel under the skin. When they are visible can look red, swollen and are generally quite painful.

    What does Noncomedogenic mean?

    This is a term applied to oils, lotions, and skin creams that do not block pores. Noncomedogenic products are also sometimes referred to as non-occlusive. The theory behind using lotions that are noncomedogenic is that it won’t block pores, and won’t cause spots.

    Have you ever wondered why your spots appear in certain areas and what this means? The ancient art of Face Mapping can help identify the cause of blemishes by splitting the face into zones.

    face mapping lucy jayne makeup

    Zone 1 & 2 Forehead

    Spots on the forehead tend to indicate a stressed bladder or digestive system.
    To help ease this, try increasing your intake or water, green tea and fibre-rich foods that help dispel toxins and excess waste. Contact spots are also common in this area where grease or products from the hair can creep onto the face, so try and keep your hair up and out of the way.

    Zone 3

    Alcohol and dairy are said to be the main causes for spots in this area as well as reactions to food allergies. This is t-zone acne. More sebaceous glands in this area means bigger pores which can lead to excess oil production, comodones and inflamed spots.

    Zone 4 & 10, 6 & 8

    Spots close to your ear and even dark circles around the eyes can be caused by dehydration. Make sure you keep well hydrated throughout the day by drinking, at least, eight glasses of water a day and avoiding coffee, tea and salt whenever possible.

    Zone 7

    This area is skin is full of dilated pores so make sure your make-up brushes and anything that you bring close to your face are kept clean and products are noncomedogenic. Try to reduce high blood pressure for an internal solution to clearing spots in this area. 

    Zones 5 & 9

    Stress, too much sugar and sometimes dirty mobile phones can be the cause of cheek spots. Spots plus a red flushing on the cheeks may also be a sign of Rosacea.

    Zones 11 & 13

    Typical for us ladies, this is the area that will be most affected because of our hormones. In these areas you will have more lumpy cystic spots that will linger and sometimes leave a bit of scaring. Another interesting point, breakouts in this area indicate when you are ovulating (and on which side).

    Zone 12

    Stomach, if your diet has been loaded with rich and heavy foods then consider a detox or adding more fibre to your diet.

    Zone 14

    Spots here can indicate that your body is trying to fight off an illness. Take it easy if you begin feeling unwell and drink plenty of water to give your body some time to relax

    Please note: The acne causes listed for each facial region are general guidelines and may not apply to everyone.

  • The Festival Beach Bride - Styled Shoot

  • At the end of last Summer Kelly and Laura (Festival Brides Blog) organised the Summeriest of all bridal shoots. Right now I am looking through these beautiful and vibrant images and it just makes me feel soooo ready for the Summer… 

    The set styling of the sand dunes was incredible, such beautiful colours to play with! Lots of peachy-coral, turquoise, lilac and pinks. The colours were perfectly complimented by the different dress designs. The first dress was a bespoke design from Wilden Bride the second was a boho maxi from Ell and Cee and the last was a sequin delight by Sarah Seven. (Note to self: DO NOT try on any of the above just before a very tall gorgeous model!)

    The makeup and hair looks were always going to be push the traditional bridal boundaries. Perfect fo…

    Claudia had quite curly hair but it needed to be ‘beached up’ a bit. I used a curling wand to create more defined waves as apposed to messy curls and then  used a surf spray to create texture.

    The first of the two makeup looks was quite vibrant. I used lots of coral shades with a hint of red and metallic gold to create a ‘burnt orange’ eye shadow. I kept Claudia’s skin natural and dewy as her freckles looked so lovely – they needed to show, I used a coral blush to give a hint of sun kissed peachy skin. The sun was starting to set and we still needed to shoot the last Sarah Seven dress, so for the last look I was given 20 minutes to change makeup and get our lovely model back to the beach! No pressure… I kept her hair the same and maxed up the makeup! I applied loads of gold glitter around her eyes and also on her arms and hands. To give extra emphasis to her eyes I also carefully applied gold leaf along the crease. Looking back I wish I had used more (I could ALWAYS use more) but never mind, I think Claudia still rocked the look of a bridal sun goddess! 

    Here are some of the beautiful images to help inspire you for your special day – Especially if you are a Festival Beach Bride!

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    Credits:

    Festival Brides

    Photographer: Heline Bekker 

    Bespoke Bridal Dress: Wilden Bride

    Bridal Longewear: Ell and Cee

    Bridal Dress: Sarah Seven

    Model: Claudia @ M+P 

    Hair and Makeup: Lucy Jayne

    Flower Design: Frida and Sophia

    Cake: Sylvias Kitchen

    Wedding Stationary: Kate Ruth Romey

    Wedding Stylist: Eagle Eyed Bride

     

    Time to start planning your beach wedding!…. Lucy Jayne xx

  • Chic Bridal Makeup

  • Their are so many brides that are inspiring me at the moment. I am getting ready for my own wedding day in November and I must say that I am loving my job at the moment. I love it anyway but when I can talk weddings and get ideas from my cool brides, it makes it so much more fun.

    I am keeping my wedding ideas quite secret (don’t worry I will be shouting about it once its happened!) but for now here is one of my recent weddings that I absolutely adore. Bride Sarah was effortlessly chic and was so much fun. Her excitement and joy was captured perfectly by Benjamin Toms (who is also my wedding photographer) he took the most beautiful photos of her big day. 

    I still haven’t decided on my own hair and makeup and yes I will be doing my bridal makeup, but I think timeless with a hint of glamour is always a good look! Watch this space…

    Glamorous bridal makeup by lucy jayne makeup

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    You should check out Ben’s portfolio if you are looking into the perfect wedding photographer!

     www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk