All that glitters… the beauty edit!

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Just after Christmas KTB pulled out all of the stops on their latest shoot ‘all that glitters’  On a freezing cold and rather wet day in a Barn in the middle of Yorkshire an amazing team of suppliers and models donned their wellies and ski jackets and created something very special. A big thank you to our models Sally and Kim who managed to look pretty damned hot, in our freezing cold barn!
Ian Weldon - Documentary Wedding Photographer
I love working with Ian Weldon, his style and final editing cannot be emulated and I have to say he makes my makeup artistry look rather good.  Bex from Rebecca Janes secret attic styled the barn in to a set of Hollywood glamour from a bygone era perfectly complementing the gorgeous Vintage gowns we were shooting.  Rocks and Roses also supplied the shoot with beautiful romantic dresses from their new collections.
Ian Weldon Photography
I translated the brief to mean a rich, sumptuous palette of colour, warm and luminescent.  I discussed this look in detail with KTB editor Sarah as I think gold make-up can tow a very fine line with ‘cheap and gawdy’.
Ian Weldon Photography
Using a selection of rich gold pigmented cremes against a warm burgundy powder base, I created the theme. The overall look was opulent and slightly dramatic with sparkly eyes and glistening pouts.  Using burgundy as an accent, I also used this to dramatically sculpt the cheekbones and temples.  False strip eyelashes and a matte powder completed the look.
Cordelia & Co Makeup
Cordelia’s contribute…Pure GOLD Make-up…24 Karat to be precise!
Belmaoz beauty (new york) has actually created a lip balm that contains 24 Karat gold leaf!  It comes in 5 shades and is priced at $79 US Dollars, an expensive kiss!
So can you wear gold makeup on your wedding day?  I am going out on a professional limb and saying ‘yes’!
Elle magazine recently documented metallic makeup as being a long lasting trend and seen as beauty follows fashion…!  Every editorial makeup look I have ever worked on, can be translated into a wearable look.  But follow my tips, so you don’t resemble a gilded bond girl!

  • I find gold makeup always looks best teamed with an accent colour.  On the shoot I used crimson and burgundy as a contrasting colour.
  • A touch of gold used sparingly on the inner tear duct will accent the eyes beautifully.  Similarly a touch of sparkle on the middle of the lid will act as a highlighter.
  • On the shoot I did use gold on the lips but unless your wedding theme is strongly stylised or your comfortable with your inner thespian, this might be a step too far.  I would suggest complementing your eyes with a rich deep lip colour.
  • To wear a deep coloured lip, skin tone needs to be immaculate! any ruddiness or discolouration will draw attention away from your perfect pout!
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What was used:
No. 7 Primer
Estee Lauder day cream
Urban Decay naked palette 2
Makeup geek eyeshadow ‘Bitten’
Make Up Academy
Lancome deficils mascara ‘black’
Bobbi Brown foundation stick palette
Studio Line fast track gel eyeliner
Eye lure Lashes
Benefit Bella bamba
Cornsilk semi matte powder
Love Anna ♦  Cordelia and Co.
Ian Weldon Photography
Cordelia and Co. – MUA
Watkins Wright – Hairdressing
Bex Brides – Vintage Gowns and accessories
Rocks and Roses – Bridal Gowns
All Cool Camperhire
Models: Kim West and Sally Brown