MADE-UP & READY TO WED
Bridal hair and make-up inspiration for your big day
NAME: Inge de Bod AGE: 24
Inge, a housewife from Cape Town, says she loved all the looks and she’s still using the tips and tricks she learnt on this shoot.
Divide hair into a side parting. Start with the wider section of hair and French braid down to your ear, adding more hair from the sides as you work.
Keep the braid close to the hairline and angle it towards your neck, moving around the head until done. Do the same on the other side of your head. Join the French braids together with a normal braid, including any remaining hair. Tie at the end, tuck in and pin.
Tease the braids for texture and set with hairspray.
Apply foundation and concealer.
Take a gold shadow over the whole lid, up to the crease.
Apply a copper shadow on outer corners and outer half of lower lash line. Smudge a mid-brown shadow or pencil along the top lash line.
Add a touch of light gold to the inner corners to open up the eye area.
Fill in the brows with powder.
Curl your lashes and apply mascara.
Apply a warm copper blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend towards the temples.
Finish with an apricot shade lipstick.
Curl hair with a mediumbarrel curling wand, pinning each curl up as you work. Release the curls and create a low side parting.
Pull hair from the low side parting, secure against the back of your head with pins and cover pins with curls.
Pull the rest of hair over your shoulder and let it fall free. Place a string of fabric flowers between your hairline and the crown, securing with pins.
Tie the string at the back before twisting it into the hair over your shoulder.
Use a light to medium cover foundation for a natural look.
Apply a light pinky gold over the lid and a taupe shadow to outer corners of eyes.
Line lower lashes with cool brown shadow. Applybrowngeleyeliner.Define lashes with tinted brow gel.
Use a grey powder to contour under your cheekbones.
Add a soft coral pink blush to the apples of your cheeks.
Apply peachy pink lipstick.
Flat iron your hair straight. Section the front third of your hair, and clip away from the rest of your hair. Take the front section and tease slightly at the crown. Then create a side parting. Pin the front section back behind your ear to create a soft side fringe and a half ponytail and secure with an elastic or pins at the back of your head.
Use medium cover foundation on middle of face, blend out.
Apply peach gold shadow over the eye. Take a light copper shadow from outer corner to middle of eye.
Use dark brown shadow from outer corner and into crease. Smudge brown eye pencil under lower lash line
Apply volumising mascara.
A pop of coral blush will lift the complexion.
Apply a peachy nude lipstick.
NAME: Danielle Riley AGE: 26
The occupational therapist from Cape Town, who got married in June 2016, says her own wedding look was less dramatic but she loves these bold looks on her too.
Pull hair back into a tight, high ponytail. Use a small barrel tong to give the ponytail small curls. Pin curls into a bun. Attach a hair accessory over the bun and secure with bobby pins.
Apply a blurring primer and allow to set for a few minutes.
Apply foundation and concealer.
Apply gold shadow to the inner third of the top lid.
Smudge purple shadow onto the centre of the lid.
Apply plum shadow to the outer third of the top lid.
Blend all three colour together. Smudge plum shadow along the top outer corner and along the outer half of the bottom lash line.
Draw a medium line along the top lash line with black liquid liner.
Fill brows with cream brow definer. Curl the lashes and apply mascara.
Apply dusty rose blush to the cheeks.
Finish with a semi-matte rose pink lipstick.
‘M yf avourite look ha sto be the natural one with the loose locks’
Section the hair into three: a side parting with two front pieces and one at the back. Use a large-barrel tong to curl the back section.
Use a smaller barrel tong or flat iron to curl front sections. If you have fine hair, pin the curls and allow to cool. Once cool, brush curls with a bristle brush to create soft waves and add an accessory.
Apply foundation with a brush and blend well with a sponge.
Apply burnished gold shadow to the ball of the eye.
Take red-brown shadow into the crease and along top outer corner and bottom lash line. Blend black eye shadow along the outer third top lash line, and swing it upwards and outwards.
Rim top and bottom eyelids with black kohl pencil. Curl lashes and apply mascara. Add clear brow gel to brows.
Blend terracotta blush from the apples, along cheekbones, up to the temples.
Apply nude-brown lipstick and blot. Apply shimmer brown formula over lips to give illusion of more volume.
Separate hair into four parts: one at each side, one centre and one at the back.
Curl all the sections with a medium-barrel tong.
Pull the back section into a ponytail in the middle of the back of your head, create a bun and pin in place.
Tease the centre section, pull back and work into the bun.
Pin a hair accessory on top of the head behind the two side pieces of hair. Twist side pieces over the bottom of the accessory and pin back into bun.
Apply liquid foundation.
Apply gold shadow over eye. Blend light brown shadow into crease and lower lash line and dark brown shadow onto outer corners, top and bottom. Apply brown liquid liner to top lash line and chocolate brown eye pencil to bottom lash line. Fill in brows with brow pencil.
Contour below cheekbones with powder a few shades darker than your skin.
Apply bronzer to cheeks and rose blush to apples of cheeks.
Fill lips with a plum liner and apply plum lipstick over.
Tap a light gloss on lips.
NAME: Adél Louw AGE: 31
The administration supervisor from Cape Town says she was inspired by her makeovers. “I’m no longer afraid to try out new styles, to be more daring!” she says.
Apply volumising mousse to damp hair and blow dry with a barrel brush to create texture and volume.
Section front hair (from crown forward), and pin at the crown to create height.
Pull rest of hair into a side ponytail halfway up head on opposite side to where you want the end of plait to fall. Add texturising spray or dust to hold the plait. Plait along the back of your head, to the opposite shoulder and next to your neck. Secure with a thin elastic. Wrap hair around it to hide the elastic.
‘I’m not very talented in doing hair and make-up so it was good to have the experts guide me’
Apply primer to areas that are prone to oiliness. Allow to set for a few minutes. Apply foundation and concealer.
Blend gold and pink shadow over ball of eye. Apply medium brown shadow to outer corners, making it slightly darker on top corners.
Line your top and lower lash line with brown pencil to open up your eyes.
Curl your lashes and apply mascara. Use a gel formula to fill the brows.
Apply a shimmer dusty pink blush to the apples of the cheeks.
Keep it simple by applying a slick of nude pink cream gloss.
Blow-dry hair straight, adding a little volume at the crown. Back comb a section at the crown and pin in place.
Pull hair back into a ponytail. The perfect height will depend on your face shape.
Take a small section from the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic, pinning it underneath to hide the ends.
Tease the length of the ponytail with a comb to create texture and volume – this takes it from boring to fabulous.
Finish with hairspray. MAKE-UP
Create a golden glow with a foundation with light reflecting particles.
Apply gold eye shadow to the ball of eye.
Blend copper shadow from middle of eye to outer corner. Add bronze shadow to outer corners and along outer half of lower lash line.
Curl lashes, apply mascara.
Sweep bronzer underneath your cheekbones.
Top with a coral-toned blush on the apples of the cheeks.
Apply a coral shine lipstick.
Separate hair into even medium-sized sections. Curl sections all in the same direction with a one-inchbarrel curling iron, pinning as you work.
Spray curls lightly with a medium-hold hairspray to help curls keep shape. Remove pins when hair is cool. Create side parting. Brush with a bristle paddle brush.
Apply full-coverage foundation and concealer.
Apply silver shadow to inner corners and ball of your eye. Blend a grey shadow from outer corners to middle of eye, smudging a little underneath the lower lash line. Use a felt-tipped eyeliner to apply a thin black line along the top lash line.
Fill in brows with brow pencil.
Match the blush shade to the lipstick. We used a red rose blush.
Apply a lip stain or a bright red lipstick smudged into lips with a finger.
NAME: Nokuthula “Thuly” Bonga AGE: 29
The brand manager from Cape Town says her makeovers were “flawless” and she took careful notes of all the steps to remember them for when she weds in December 2017.
Comb and section hair into two parts: one at the front and one at the back.
Use a flat iron to curl back section forward, then back to create height and for a smoother finish than back combing. Flat iron front section into a side parting.
Set hair with shine spray. Add accessory.
Use a light-reflecting foundation to make the skin look dewy, but not oily.
Apply moss green shadow over the entire lid, and underneath the eyes. Draw a fine line along the inner waterline of the top and bottom lash line. Blend black eye shadow into the top and bottom outer corners of the eye, winging it slightly to create a soft flick.
Curl lashes and apply mascara.
Fill the brows with brown brow pencil.
Use a bronzer along the top of the cheek bone, blended outwards towards the temples.
Apply burgundy blush to the apples of the cheeks, blending upwards.
Finish with a warm brown-pink cream lipstick.
‘I thought ‘Wow, I look beautiful!’ I really felt confident trying something new’
Divide hair into three sections: one on each side and one on top.
Use a small-barrel tong to create curls in top section. Curl back to create maximum height. Leave to cool.
Slick sides back with wax or gel. Run hands through curls and mess up slightly to create texture. Set with hairspray. MAKE-UP
Apply a semi-matte foundation and blend. Apply concealer.
Set foundation with powder.
Apply eye primer. Use a flat brush (like a a concealer brush) to pack shadow onto eyelids. Add black liquid liner to top lash line and brown eye pencil along waterline of bottom lash line.
Curl lashes, apply mascara. Apply tinted brow gel to brows.
Use a blush a few shades brighter than your skin tone.
Apply a sheer orange lipstick for an unexpected contrast to the eye colour. NATURAL
Make a side parting.
Divide into three sections: one on each side of the front of the head, and one at the back.
Use wax to slick the back section down.
Use a flat iron to create soft curls and texture in the two front sections.
Set the curls with hairspray. Pin real flowers into the finished look. MAKE-UP
Add foundation and concealer.
Blend light brown shadow over eyelid to above crease.
Add maroon shadow to crease and smudge to outer corners. Smudge brown eyeliner pencil into lower lash line.
Draw a fine line along top lash line with gel liner.
Fill brows with brow powder.
Apply terracotta blush to cheek apples.
Fill with lip liner the same colour as lips. Top with coral gloss.
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Shadow in Shimmering Copper, R260 3 Essence Soft Touch Mousse Foundation in
4 Benefit Rockateur Blusher, R345 5 Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Saved
by the Bell, R99,95
1 Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, R53,95
2 Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Silky Peach, R139,95
3 Revlon ColorStay Shadow ShadowLinks in Cocoa, R55
4 Almay Intense i-Color Shadow Softie in Crème Brulee, R74 5 Schwarzkopf Gliss Million Gloss 10 Days Shine Treatment, R89,95
1 Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium,
2 Maybelline Color Show Crayon Kohl in
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3 L’Oréal Studio Line Hot & Smooth Curl
4 Garnier BB Cream in Light, R94,95
5 The Body Shop Colour Crush Eye Shadow
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2 Essence Stay All Day 16H Long-Lasting Make-up
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3 Physicians Formula Nude Wear Glowing Nude
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4 RVB Lab Essential Eyeshadow in 06, R325
5 L’Oréal Studio Line Hot & Big 3 Day Volume, R84,95
1 Lancôme Grandiose
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5 Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Nude, R89,95
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3 Essence Eyebrow Gel Colour & Shape in
4 Catrice Volumizing Lip Booster, R61,95 5 Smudge Brow Fix, R34,95
1 Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Pink Opal,
2 L’Oréal L’Extraordinaire Liquid Lipstick in
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3 The Body Shop Smoky 2 in 1 Gel Liner for
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4 Davines Texturizing Dust, R280
5 Benefit The Porefessional Primer, R395
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3 MAC Eye Kohl in Powersurge, R215
4 Avon SuperShock Mascara in Black, R129,95 5 Smashbox LA Lights in
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Shine Miracle Serum, R69,95
2 Clarins Ever Matte Liquid Foundation in
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4 L’Oréal Color Riche Eye Shadow in Snow
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5 Bourjois Liner Feutre in Ultra Black,
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3 Max Factor Clump Defy by False Lash
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