Mother of the bride makeup. Tips to find the perfect look while you stand by her side

We all know the mother of the bride deserves to look stunning on her daughter’s big day. After all, she raised that beautiful bride-to-be! Here are my top tips to help your mom feel like the queen she is:

1. Embrace a Natural Glow

We want your mom to radiate beauty and elegance. So, opt for a natural, dewy foundation or tinted moisturizer to give her skin a healthy glow. Don’t forget to blend it seamlessly for that flawless finish!

Start with a lightweight, hydrating primer to create a smooth canvas. Then, reach for a light to medium-coverage foundation that matches her skin tone and blend it in like you’re creating a masterpiece. Don’t forget the concealer to hide any pesky imperfections or signs of sleepless nights spent worrying about the wedding!

2. Accentuate the Eyes

Let’s bring attention to those beautiful peepers without going all Kardashian on her. Choose neutral, earthy eyeshadows that complement her eye color and add a touch of shimmer on the lids to make them pop. And, of course, don’t forget a coat or two of mascara to give her lashes some oomph!

3. Define Those Brows

Listen up, ladies, eyebrows are the frame of the face! We want to give her a defined, but natural-looking arch that perfectly frames her face. Trust me, she’ll feel like a million bucks!

4. Play Up the Cheeks

Rosy cheeks are a must for that youthful, radiant look. Opt for a soft blush in a warm, natural shade and apply it to the apples of her cheeks. Just a little pop of color to give her that healthy, happy glow!And let me drop a little secret on you: a little highlighter on the high points of her face will give her that goddess-like radiance.

5. Pucker Up

Last but not least, let’s not forget about your mama’s lips! Choose a lipstick shade that complements her skin tone, but doesn’t steal the show from the blushing bride. A soft, neutral pink or a classic nude shade will do the trick. Why not top it off with a clear lip gloss for that extra touch of shine!

Keep it classy, elegant, and always remember to have fun with it! With these tips in your back pocket, your mother of the bride will be glowing and feeling like the proud queen she is on the big day. Now go and make your mama proud!

A Bride’s Guide to Looking Great on Her Wedding Day:

A Beauty Schedule for the Biggest Morning of Your Life

Hey there, gorgeous bride-to-be! Congrats on embarking on this wild adventure called marriage. Now, let’s talk about everyone’s favorite part of the wedding day - getting all dolled up! We all know you’ll be radiant no matter what, but having a solid wedding morning beauty schedule can definitely up your glam game and make you feel like a million bucks. So get ready to slay the aisle with this ultimate beauty routine!

1. Rise and Shine, Beautiful!
Start your day bright and early! You don’t want to be rushing around and stressing about your beauty routine. So set that alarm and give yourself plenty of time to relax and enjoy the process.

2. Take the Plunge: The Shower
Hop into the shower and let the warm water awaken your senses. Use a luxurious body wash that makes you feel like a goddess. And don’t forget to exfoliate that skin to achieve the smoothest canvas for your bridal glam.

3. Prime and Pamper: Skincare Routine
You want that bridal glow to be out-of-this-world, right? So now it’s time to give your skin some love. Start with a gentle cleanser, then follow up with a toner to balance your pH levels. Next, slather on a hydrating moisturizer and let it work its magic. Yup, it’s like a mini spa session before the main event. And of course, don’t forget to apply SPF because sunburn on your wedding day is a big no-no!

Zen Mode: Creating a Calm Oasis  

Let’s talk about setting the mood. You deserve a tranquil, relaxing environment to get ready in. Cue the music, baby! Prepare a playlist of your favorite tunes that will calm your nerves and remind you of all the love waiting for you down the aisle. It’s like your personal wedding day soundtrack - and who doesn’t want their own movie moment?

4. Power Breakfast and Stay Hydrated
Now, I know you’re buzzing with excitement, but remember to fuel up with a nourishing breakfast. Go for something light yet nutritious so you don’t get bloated or hangry. And don’t forget to stay hydrated throughout the day. Trust me, parched lips are not a cute bridal look.

5. Sip on Some Champagne While You Prep
What better way to kick off the day than with a glass of bubbly? Get in the celebratory spirit and toast to your fabulous self. Just remember, moderation is key - we don’t want you stumbling down the aisle!

6. The Art of Hair and Makeup

It’s all about the hair, ladies! Let the hairstylist work their magic on those locks. Whether you decide on soft waves or a chic bun, make sure to give yourself ample time for perfection.

Oh, and don’t forget to create a timeline for the morning’s activities. Because, girlfriend, time management is your secret weapon against chaos! When booking with me I will create a timeline of the hair and makeup services so each person has an allocated time slot.

I personally and many other stylists like to start hair before makeup. Curls require setting time. So whilst you’re having your makeup done the hair can be setting then have your hair finished after makeup. Consider paying extra for your stylist to have an assistant. Having multiple services may need an extra person to help to keep you all on time rather than just one artist. Your wedding day is not the time to be running late. So to make sure everything runs on time for hair and makeup,  if your artist mentions having an assistant, trust them and the process of having one. Sometimes it may require more than one assistant depending on how big your bridal party is. This is usually an extra cost but so worth it.

Ah, we’re nearly there-time for makeup and  transforming  you into a wedding goddess. You’ve hired professionals, so sit back, relax, and let me work my magic. 

Have your bridal party bring Inspo pics

I always like to ask the bride to let her bridal party know to bring Inso pics. Pictures speak a thousand words. This way on the day you can show us what you’re hoping for. Even better if you can send this to your hair and makeup artist in advance.

7. Bridal Party Photos

Time to capture some memories with your bridal party. Strike a pose and show off the stunning squad in all their glory. 

This picture will be a treasured keepsake.

8. Slip Into That Dress

It’s almost showtime! Slip into that showstopping dress and let the butterflies run wild. This is it, you’re about to walk down the aisle!

9. The Final Touch: Fragrance
You’ve reached the final step, my beautiful bride. It’s time to choose your signature scent. Whether it’s a romantic floral fragrance or a sultry musk, spritz it on and let it be your magical aura for the day. Oh, and don’t forget the touch-ups. You’ll want to keep that face fresh and flawless for those Insta-worthy photos!

Congratulations, darling! You’ve made it through your wedding morning beauty schedule. Now it’s time to grab your bouquet, and strut your stuff down the aisle like you own it. Remember, the most important thing is that you feel amazing and confident. Cheers to love, laughter, and a lifetime of fabulousness!

P.S. Don’t forget to assign your bridesmaids to handle any emergencies that may arise. Someone needs to be in charge of the emergency blotting papers and the “just-in-case” champagne, right? You got this, babe!

The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Bridesmaids: Because You Deserve to Shine Too!

Hello there, lovely bridesmaid-to-be!

Are you ready to dazzle on your best friend’s big day? Well, fret not, for I’ve got the ultimate beauty guide to ensure you look ready to take on the world (or at least the dance floor) as you support the blushing bride.

Let’s dive into this delightful journey together, shall we?

1. Prep Like a Pro

It’s all about the canvas. Start with a thorough skincare routine to ensure your face is as luminous as your spirit. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, and show that skin some tender loving care. And don’t forget the sunscreen! After all, we don’t want you resembling a ripe tomato while posing for pictures.

Beauty Bio Bright Eyes

Invisible UV Flawless Poreless  Primer

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Moisturiser

Pixi Glow Tonic Glycolic Acid Toner

Still One Step Correct

MAC Prep + Prime Skin


Bright Eyes collagen-infused patches help to revitalise the delicate eye area in just 10 minutes while reducing the appearance of puffiness and fine lines. Store them in the fridge for extra coolness to help de-puff.


This Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer hydrates for up to 24 hours and protects from the sun’s harmful rays while giving a soft focus, filter-like glow that reduces the appearance of fine lines. No flashback and black girl friendly too. No ashy-ness here.


A soothing prebiotic moisturiser that works to repair and protect skin’s barrier. It is composed with a blend of soothing and protective actives, including Glycerin, Ceramides and Vitamin B3. A wonderful moisturiser that works perfectly under any foundation.

2. Now for the ultimate glow up

One of the key things to keep in mind is that you should look like the best version of yourself - not like you’re wearing a mask. So, let’s start with a light hand and build up from there, okay?

Let’s contour those cheekbones! Use a matte bronzer or a contour powder that’s just a shade or two darker than their natural skin tone. Suck in those cheeks and trace a line underneath the bone with a tapered brush. Then blend, blend, blend with a big fluffy brush to avoid any harsh lines.

When choosing the best blush colours it’s important to consider a shade that complements your skin tone. Here are a few recommendations:

Fair Skin: Soft pink or peach shades tend to work well for fair skin tones. Light shades of rose or baby pink can give a natural and fresh look. 

Medium Skin: For medium skin tones, coral or warm peach blushes can add a beautiful glow. These shades can help enhance the natural warmth of the skin. 

Dark Skin: Rich berry or plum shades can look stunning on dark skin tones. These deeper shades can provide a nice contrast and add a touch of drama.

Last but not least, we’ll add some highlight to really make those features pop. Use a shimmery powder or cream on the high points of their face - tops of cheekbones, brow bone, and cupid’s bow. A little goes a long way, so start with a light hand and build up to the desired glow.

There you have it, my friend: a beautiful and natural-looking bridesmaid makeup look with just a touch of glam. Oh and don’t forget to top it off with some setting spray. I recommend Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray. Why? The name says it all.


Available in three shades. Light weight formula that blends easily. Now available in travel size.


A favourite in my kit. It really does live up to its name. Easy to use, just a small dab on the cheekbone gives a beautiful highlight that can be blended with a brush or fingers. Will look great in your photos. 


This two-tone blusher is a favourite of mine. Comes in a variety of shades. A great blusher that also gives a radiant glow.

2. Pick the Perfect Pout

A smile is the best accessory, darling, and a swipe of the perfect lipstick can make it even more captivating. Delicate pinks, ravishing reds, or bold berries - choose a shade that speaks to your soul. Oh, and be sure to bring that trusty lip balm for touch-ups throughout the day. 

Photography @jamesrichphoto

Code Eight Colour Brilliance  Lipstick In La Piscine

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Pillow Talk 3. Intense

Bareminerals Mineralist Lip Liner in  Blush

Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Lip Gloss in Prism Rose


The most requested lip liner in my kit. I rarely have a client who doesn’t ask for Pillow Talk. They say “Two Pillow Talk Lip Cheats are sold every 2 minutes!” I believe them. Can’t be without it. Props to them for extending the pillow talk range to various shades of nude to compliment all skin tones. They now have pillow talk in Medium and Intense.

3. Embrace your Luscious Locks

Ah, the crowning glory! Whether your hair is reminiscent of Botticelli’s curls or as sleek and perfectly polished, let’s work some magic. Consider a chic updo, a whimsical braid, or even some loose waves. Top it off with a spritz of hairspray that will keep your locks in place, even during those wild dance floor moves.


Sam McKnight Cool Girl Barley There Texture Mist

Sam McKnight Easy-Up Do  Texture Spray

Umberto Giannini Curl Jelly  Scrunching Jelly

Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother

Aveda Smooth Infusion Perfectly Sleek  Blow Heating Cream

Bumble & Bumble Thickening  Spray


Well if you want your hair in tip top shape before an event invest in some Olaplex. This is a product I find helps your hair over time. I love No3 and No6 is great as a blow dry cream on all hair types mixed with a drop of the bonding oil. It detangles as you apply through the hair.


If it’s good enough for Kate Moss…This texture spray smells divine (the fragrance was created by perfumer Lyn Harris) and great for tousled textured styles. For that beautifully dishevelled sexy look.

4. Flutter those Lashes, Darling

Let’s talk about eyelashes. Whether you’re blessed with naturally long and luscious ones or need a little extra help from our dear friend mascara, give your lashes some extra love. Consider adding individual lashes for that ethereal flutter or experiment with a volumizing mascara that will make your eyes pop like the fireworks at a summer garden party. My favourite lashes to use are Tatti Lashes. They have a range for those who like to look Au Natural or who want to be bolder opt for Eyesore Volume Lashes. 

5. Radiate Confidence and Joy

Now,  as we reach the grand finale of our beauty guide, let’s remember the most important ingredient: confidence. No makeup, hairdo, or dress can truly outshine a heart filled with joy and love for the bride. So, stand tall, hold your bouquet with grace, and embrace your role with all the warmth and charm you possess. After all, the happiest bridesmaid is the most beautiful one, inside and out.

There you have it, my dear bridesmaids! Your ultimate beauty guide to ensure you are ready to bring the glitz and glam to the wedding day. Remember, this is not just about looking fabulous, but about celebrating the love of your dear friend. So, go forth, my delightful companions, and let your beauty radiate alongside the bride. Cheers to love, friendship, and beauty that shines from within!

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