• Bridal Makeup for French Inspired Wedding Photoshoot

    20 Dec 2015
    Bridal makeup for French inspired wedding photoshoot

    Photography: Paterson Brown; Makeup & Hair: Olga Gill; Model: Natasa Unkovich

    I am thrilled to share this French inspired bridal editorial, photographed by Alanah Paterson and featured on Truly and Madly.Bridal makeup and elegant hair for a wedding photography in Auckland New Zealand

    Our model Natasa Unkovich wore stunning gowns by Alma J Bridal. To compliment her look I opted for an elegant, soft bridal makeup and hair which are both subtle and sophisticated.

    Wedding makeup and hair artist to create a classic bridal look for a french inspired style
    Wedding hair updo with side twists and a bun decorated with small flowers

    Makeup Tips for a Romantic Bridal Look

    Here are a few tips on creating this romantic bridal makeup look.


    A primer evens out the skin’s surface and helps makeup last longer.


    Use a sheer foundation that blends with the skin without giving it heavy or cakey makeup look.


    Apply concealer. Avoid reflective concealers for under the eye area as they can give you “panda eyes” with flash photography.

    Wedding hair ideas with twists and elegant classic bridal makeup for a photoshoot


    Using a makeup brush highlight with a “c” shape motion across the top of the cheekbones and up towards the temples. The highlighter catches the light and gives the face more dimensions in photos.

    Soft smokey eyes

    Natasa’s beauty was accentuated by creating a soft smokey eye, leaving the rest of her face very natural.
    On top of the eyelids apply a pale shade of brown from Kryolan’s Natural Eye shadow palate followed by a darker shade in the sockets of the eyes and the outer corners. Finish eye makeup with a sparkle of Kryolan Satin Powder to the inside corners for a “pop” effect.


    To get eyes that look open and fresh put a few individual lashes to the outside corners followed by two coats of a waterproof mascara.


    For a gentle rosy glow sweep a little blush powder on the apple of the cheeks, blending it up towards the eye.


    For a flawless makeup and shine free photos dust the face with a translucent finishing powder.

    Setting Spritz

    For makeup that lasts all day and night, finish with a spritz of a setting spray.

    The final result is a natural radiant bridal look that photographs well and pairs perfectly with the feminine and delicate lace of the bridal gown.


    A big thank you to all wonderful vendors who put this styled shoot together. Photography: Paterson Brown | Venue: Kinder House Parnell | Florals: Rose Tinted Flowers | Botanicals: Flora and Fauna Styling | Bridal: Alma J Bridal – new mix and match collection | Cakes : Bites | Styling: Miss.S.Walker | Model: Natasa Unkovich