Kristin – Bridal

Here are some pictures from Kristin’s wedding to Royce in Pietermaritzburg. These gorgeous photos are courtesy of MAD Photo & Design.

Kristin was looking for a very natural, classic makeup look that would not age in photographs. This look was easy to achieve with such a gorgeous lass, and those big baby blues!

We wish Kristin and Royce all of the very best for their future.

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Brenda – The Boathouse Ballito

Here are some pictures of a wedding I did in Ballito.
Brenda was truly one of the most relaxed brides I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
A South African girl working and living in London, she came home to celebrate her marriage on the North Coast at the beautiful Boathouse in Ballito.

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#YouLookDisgusting

This is something that hits home for me because I suffered with acne in my early 20’s. Some of the comments that people made were ill-informed and downright cruel. Of course, makeup became my self-defence weapon and it wasn’t long before I wouldn’t leave the house without it.

This was a large part of the reason I qualified as a therapist and makeup artist, so I could learn to manage my skin, get to the root of the problem and begin the healing process armed with the right tools and information. I am now free from acne but it did leave its mark oh my psyche. If you would like some advice or help from someone who knows what that struggle feels like, please leave a comment or send me a message via the contact form on this site.

In response to bullying and shaming, I have this to say: Be kind to unkind people, for they are the ones who need it most.

 

How To Achieve The Perfect Winged Liner

There is a reason the winged liner has been around since Cleopatra and why it has made such a resurgence recently. It remains one of the most classic and flattering looks for all eyes.

However, some of us battle to master this look. It takes practice, a steady hand and some handy step-by-step tips to help you ensure that you will never again leave the house with crooked liner.

First, you will need the right tools and one of the most important implements in your makeup bag are good quality brushes. For this liner application you will need an angled liner brush. I use an Alila or MAC angled liner brush.

 

Next you should opt for a gel liner. I adore Bobbi Brown’s Longwear Gel Liner in Black Ink because of its gorgeous consistency and staying power but you can use your favourite.

To draw the perfect wing, follow the easy steps in the info graphic below, taking care to note the position of the eye, and therefore the lid, during each step.

If you battle to get a nice point on the end of your wing, try drawing the line from the outside in, towards the eye. This method also helps to ensure that the wing on both eyes is symmetrical in length and angle.

We hope you enjoyed this post. Feel free to share your tips in the comments section.

 

Christine – Bridal

On an overcast and misty morning, I headed to Calderwood Hall in the Natal Midlands for Christine’s wedding. A more beautiful setting one could not wish for, especially when the mists are rolling in over the lake and the sun is just peeking through the clouds.

Christine was an absolute delight to work with and someone I now call friend. For her bridal look we decided on low key glamour, as she is very sporty and doesn’t wear makeup often so we wanted her to feel comfortable yet special on her wedding day. We used a palette of silver and grey to show off her blue eyes and finished off with a blush lip.

All images are courtesy of David Rees Photography and all rights are reserved.

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