• Makeup for an Engagement Photo shoot

    15 Oct 2015
    Makeup and Hair for Engagement Photoshoot

    Photographer: Amber De Reus; Makeup & Hair: Olga Gill

    Congratulations on your engagement! Love is in the air! You want to capture this beautiful moment and show the world how much you are in love.

    If you get your engagement photos taken professionally, you’ll get some great results. You’ll be able to use the images to share your announcement with your friends, add a personal touch to wedding invitations, and treasure your precious memories.

    A few days ago, I received these beautiful images from the photo shoot celebrating the engagement of Sri Lankan couple, Sanduni and Lakshan. The photos were taken by Amber De Reus of Perspectives Photo and Cinema at Auckland’s Muriwai Beach. The results were so beautiful that I wanted to share them in my blog!

    Makeup and Hair for Engagement photoshoot on Auckland's Muriwai Beach

    Photographer: Amber De Reus; Makeup & Hair: Olga Gill

    I did Sanduni’s hair and makeup for their important occasion. We opted for a more natural makeup look to highlight her beautiful features.

    The couple met in Sri Lanka six years ago, before moving to New Zealand. In December 2016, they will return to Sri Lanka for a marriage ceremony in the city where they met. I wish them all the best for a very happy day.

    To look your best for the photo shoot as a soon-to-be-wed couple, keep these essential makeup tips in mind.

    Set the Foundation

    During the photo session, it’s very likely that you will take up a few poses that require you to place your face close to your fiancé’s – with, for example, your head resting on his shoulder. To make sure that each pose doesn’t leave an imprint of your foundation on your beloved’s shirt, ask your makeup artist to use a setting spray. You will be thankful for the amazing way it keeps your makeup fresh, and free of shine and smudges.

    Kiss-Proof Lips

    Another popular engagement shoot pose is, of course, you and your man stealing a kiss. As with the foundation, you don’t want your lip colour disappearing. A good lipstick sealer will let you kiss to your heart’s content without smudging colour onto your teeth or leaving a trail of telltale lip marks on your partner’s face or collar.

    Have a Standout Feature

    You still want to look like you. Keep your look natural, and don’t highlight all your features at once. If you love a smoky eye, keep the lips more neutral. If you love bold lip colour, keep the eyes lighter and more classic.

    Let Your Love Shine

    Have fun, enjoy yourself, and let your love and inner beauty shine through.

    Engagement Shoot with Makeup and Hair by Olga Gill

    Photographer: Amber De Reus; Makeup & Hair: Olga Gill