Wedding season means we’re always looking out for inspiration from our favorite models, influencers, and celebrities. Seeing the extravagant dresses, venues and photography is fun for those of us who like to dream about our future wedding day, or just enjoy the aesthetics of beautiful events. One wedding that has really been an eye-catcher this summer has been Georgia Fowler and Nathan Dalah’s. Georgia wore a timelessly elegant Vivienne Westwood dress in the luxurious Southern Highlands location, and the extravagant catering was certainly something to write home about. However, it was the radiant makeup look she was sporting that really turned our heads. The New Zealand born model has always been known for her flawless complexion, and her bridal look was no exception. Think glowing skin, the perfect nude lip and some subtle eye definition to create the ultimate bridal look. If you’re one of the lucky girls with your big day coming up and you’re wanting to achieve that ideal look that enhances your natural features just like Georgia’s, we’ve got you covered with the best bridal makeup tips so that you can achieve a similarly stunning look.
BRIDAL MAKEUP TIPS
To achieve a look as flawless as Georgia’s, there are a few tips and tricks you should follow. Her look is all about accentuating your features and embracing your own unique beauty, so it is essential to keep things light and minimal...
First things first, great makeup starts with a great base. Ensure that your skin doesn’t have any dry flakes or patches that your makeup can cling to and create a less than flawless look (we also have an article on wedding skin prep on our blog!). Make sure your skin is super hydrated to ensure your skin is the best possible canvas for your makeup artist. Thin layers of water-based moisturizer containing ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid will be your best friend!
Now, because it’s your wedding day and your makeup needs to last all day as well as look great in photos, it can be tempting to go heavier on the foundation than usual. This is not the case! It is best to opt for thin buildable layers using a sheer luminous foundation to keep your base dewy and fresh, like Georgia’s. Set your makeup with a loose powder in areas needed; under your eyes to prevent concealer creasing, and the T-zone is essential... don’t be afraid to have it reapplied throughout the day! This is important as if you have too much shine, it will show up as a white reflection on photographs, which let’s be real, none of us find desirable. It’s all about finding that balance where your skin still has a nice glow, but you’re doing some shine control with a trusty powder.
When it comes to blush, the wedding makeup mantra still rings true... light buildable layers are the go. A good tip to have a long-lasting look is to start with cream blush as your first layer, then build up with a fine layer of powder blush on top. This will give you a rosy glow like Georgia’s that is natural but still gives you some healthy color.
Ms. Fowler (now Mrs. Dalah) kept things natural on her eyes, but they were subtly defined with some smokey bronze tones that gave her natural look just a tiny hint of sexy. Keep your eyeliner thin and to the outer three quarters of the eyeline to give your eyes are bigger shape.
Georgia’s lips were exactly her perfect nude, so to complete your Georgia Fowler inspired bridal makeup look, you’re going to need to do the same... All our skin and lip tones are different, so naturally our ultimate nude lip shades will also be different. Work with your makeup artist to find your lip shade for your big day. Go for something that is close to your natural shade but has a bit of extra rosiness.
Now Georgia’s stunning look aside, there are some important notes re wedding makeup in general. Plan far ahead in advance with your makeup artist so you know exactly what products are being used on the day for which look. This will help to ensure you’re wearing all the right tones for your skin and ensuring that your skin agrees with the products being used on it. It also gives you the opportunity to play around with what suits you, and to do a bit of trial and error. Make sure that your look is perfect like Georgia’s, so that you don’t decide to change it on the day and leave room for things to go awry.
Georgia’s classic bridal look is something that we’ll all be gushing over for years to come. It is classic, timeless, and she simply looked like an elevated version of herself (if that’s even possible!). So aim to do just that, be yourself and embrace your natural beauty. Own all your features as they are, and radiate confidence by enhancing what you’ve got with the best suited makeup products. Keep it light, keep it fresh, keep it you!