Au courant yet wearable looks that’ll elevate your everyday to your bridal best self – and the tools to help you achieve them….
With This Wing——It’s your time to truly shine, thanks to Armani Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm. “Warm it in your hands first so it melts into the skin,” advises Olivia. “Its slight shimmer makes it perfect to wear by itself, with a little concealer where you need it, or as a primer to prep for foundation.” She followed with MAC Lightful C Naturally Flawless Foundation, applied with a dense brush. “This lightweight formula also brightens and hydrates while offering SPF35 and benefits such as oil control.” For a just-been-kissed flush, apply Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in 02 Chiyoko to your cheeks. The cream blush has a mousse-like texture but when blended into the skin, transforms into a powder with a soft finish. “But be warned,” says Olivia, “a little goes a long way! Pat a small dot on the apples of your cheeks, then carefully keep layering to increase the intensity.” And so to the statement winged eye, created using Bobbi Brown’s smudge- and tear-proof Long-Wear Liquid Liner in Carbon Black. Olivia recommends using light brown eyeshadow to draw guides on your lids before you start. “Apply the eyeliner over the top, then tidy up the lines with a cotton bud dipped in micellar water.” To up the allure for evening, we swapped pretty pink lips for high-impact red ones in MAC’s iconic matte Ruby Woo. The brand’s mini lipsticks are Olivia’s favourites to have on hand. “They can fit in the tiniest purses or pockets,” she says. “Ruby Woo is the perfect shade of red and has a solid reputation for suiting almost everybody. For best results, apply straight from the tube to lips prepped with MAC Prep & Prime Lip.”Custom-made jumpsuit by Brooke Tyson Ritual and Hatha earrings by Zoe & Morgan.
Glad Eyes——There’s usually no ‘i’ in ‘team’, but here, a supporting cast of tonal hues lets a warm feature eye take centre stage. Begin by achieving an even, radiant base with Bobbi Brown’s SPF40 Intensive Skin Serum Foundation, a hybrid product that includes a serum made with cordyceps mushrooms, an energising ingredient traditionally used in Chinese medicine. Apply pea-sized dots around the centre of your face, blend in, then add Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick to areas that need more TLC. Now for some subtle cheek colour: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Cheeks in Scintillate. First, fall in love with the luxe packaging, then develop a crush on its creamy texture. “It works like a highlighter as well, giving a sun-kissed look,” says makeup artist Olivia Wild, the pro behind these looks. “Apply with fingertips or a foundation brush, then use a beauty blender to soften the edges. I sometimes use any excess product on the lips, too. Because the eyes are the standout element of this look, we kept the lips light and glossy so they don’t compete.” Ah yes, the eyes. For these you’ll need liquid eyeliner and Smashbox’s Cover Shot Eye Palette in Ablaze. “It’s highly pigmented and has lovely warm colours and neutral mattes,” says Olivia. “I used matte peach tones above the eyes, matte browns below and shimmery peach on the lids.” Amber wears custom-made dress by Miss Crabb and Hexagon earrings and Freya Peach engagement ring by Grew & Co.
Natural Woman——Authentically you but better, this walking-on-air look makes enviably dewy skin the talking point. To get it, prep with Dermalogica’s moisturising Prisma Protect – with light-activated SPF30, it’s got you covered yet feels featherweight. Follow with Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift, a mask that minimises dark circles and puffiness. “It’s one of my favourite eye creams,” says Olivia. “The metal applicator instantly cools the skin – apply it in slow motion under your eyes for a soothing, calming experience. It’d also be incredible to use on a long-haul flight on the way to your destination wedding or honeymoon.” After applying foundation, use YSL Touche Éclat to brighten and sculpt. “I recommend clicking it a few times and applying it to the back of your hand first, so you don’t end up using too much product directly from the wand,” says Olivia, who followed it with Touche Éclat Shimmer Stick on the high points of the cheeks. For eyes, Olivia’s pick is the Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette in Miyuki Street Nudes 01 for a natural but defined effect. “It’s beautifully edited,” says Olivia. “The shadows are buildable and nude with a modern twist – the twist being that the colours have a gorgeous tone to them and blend in but also define and darken or lighten.” Lucidity slip by Miss Crabb and Double Trouble hairpin set by Hej Hej.