A minimalist bride is often confused with an under-styled bride and that is simply not the case. The art to minimalist beauty is focusing in on a few key details, opting for choices that are classic elegance, all done with a light delicate hand. Nothing too heavy, nothing to bold or overbearing, all simply kissed with style. Hair & makeup tutorials are all around us, it is those that highlight light handed skill that we should really pay special attention to! Taking on a fresh modern spin on the french twist paired with rose quartz kissed eyes and lips, today’s hair & makeup tutorial from Aisle Hair & Katie Elwood reads like a modern bride handbook for wedding day perfection. Wedding photographer Maru Photography brings to life each step of the process, capturing key moments in the process to help you articulate your own minimalist bride perfection![sbwgallery]
Rose Quartz Bridal Makeup Tutorial
Start: After applying skincare, start this look by applying primer, foundation, concealer and a light dusting of powder in the t-zone.
Step 1: Apply an eyeshadow base all over the eyelids. Next use Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick “Rosegold” and apply it all over the lid and blend lightly into the crease. Lightly blend overtop with Laura Mercier “Pink Ballet” eyeshadow and use MAC eyeshadow “Omega” to define the crease. Use a light highlight shade to sweep under the brow bone and in the inner corners of the eyes.
Step 2: For a more defined eye use a dark brown eyeliner to line the eye. Next use a small firm brush to smudge the line for a softer finish. Repeat this along the lower lash line for a more dramatic look. Apply Lashes or a few generous coats of mascara.
Step 3: Lightly contour below the cheekbones before sweeping a rose toned blush
along the cheek bones. To give the skin an overall glow use Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder to highlight along the tops of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and in the cupids bow of the lips.
Step 4: To complete this rose quartz inspired look use a light pink for the lips. First line with a soft pink or nude pink lip liner then apply a rose toned lipstick and finish with a sheer gloss.
Finish: If needed use a little bit more translucent powder to help control any shine and then spray a makeup setting spray to help hold the makeup throughout the weddingday!
A New Twist On a French Twist Hair Tutorial
For this look, we wanted some texture in the twist so we didn’t smooth down as it was rolled, to give it a fresh feel, consistent with the seasons hair trends.
Step 1: Start by adding some texture to the hair with a curling wand or relaxing slightly, if naturally curly.
Step 2: Part where desired, smooth all hair to one side and secure with several grips.
Step 3: Next, smooth opposite side back, roll and pin to interlock with the previous grips.
Tip: Dry texture spray or powder will help add grit to this stage and make rolling easier.
Step 4: To dress up the look, add a decorative comb.
Photography: Maru Photography | Makeup: Katie Elwood | Hair: Aisle Hair | Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Wedding Dress: Truvelle | Bridal Comb: The Borrowed Co. | Florals: Celsia Floral | Model: Page for Key Model Management