"A Journal About Liv(-ing), Loving & Lipsticks. A Collection of Beauty, Brides & Blogging, A Life Inbetween Potions & Lotions " by Liv Lundelius

Bridal look for Olive & medium to darker skin

Posted on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Photography Ben Adams Hair Toni & Guy Makeup Liv Lundelius

The gorgeous Olivia who modeled for this White Magazine shoot, had a wonderful deep olive complexion.
If you have a similar skin tone or are just curious on how I achieved her look see below!
I changed the look slighlty for different dresses, some are with more nude lips others with a deep burgundy lip colour.
The warm cheek colour and deep lips blend perfectly with her complexion whereas the same colours on a paler skin would look really dramatic and would probably not be suitable for a bridal look.
Do you have extremely dark circles under the eyes? Try colour correcting them first before you apply your concealer. Laura Mercier has an colour corrector for the under-eye area in orange which works on almost all darker complexions.
The products below are just suggestions from what I have used on the shoot, feel free to find similar colours or products within your favorite range.
It was a warm sunny day, so I prepped Olivia’s skin with Nars SPF 30 primer to make her foundation last and protect her skin from the UV rays, which are CRAZY in Australia,
but wherever you are: Always (!) remember to use sun protection for your skin!

I used Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation in (N128/N156 mixed to match), lightly, buffing it into the skin in thin layers. As a highlight on the cheekbones & on the bridge of the nose, I used BECCA shimmering skin perfector with a Real techniques brush, buffed into the skin
For concealer under the eyes I used By Terry Touche Veloutee in Nr.3 Beige and wherever needed, I used Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC5 on as concealer for blemishes or pigmentation. Then added a touch of Laura Mercier Powder Universal to finish.

Cheeks: To enhance Olivia’s gorgeous bone structure and give her a little colour I use a deep warm blusher in Seduction by NARS and a contour with Make Up Forever’s Contour Powder.

I started by applying Laura Merciers Cream Eyecolour in Rosegold all over the lid, up into the socket line. I then buffed and blended Chantecailles Eye Shade in Rose Gold to soften the edges and define the shape. To add extra sultry definition, I applied Bare Minerals Eye Pencil in 9pm ( a deep brown shade) to the waterline and outer corner, smudging and blending all along the lower lash line. To finish I used a hint of L’oreals Volumize Mascara in Black on Olivias’s long lashes to define without clumping.

On to those luscious brows, just a small amount of Laura Mercier Brow Powder was needed to shape a little. I then glossed them up with the Ardell Brow Gel for a healthy shine.

I moisturized her lips with Rosebud Salve too get rid of any dehydrating lines & dryness.
I paired this look with a natural lip, patting a touch of Kevin Aucoins Creamy Glow in Tresbelle all over her lips.
For the more dramatic look which still looks very natural against Olivia’s deeper skin tone I used MAC Burgundy lip liner following her natural lip line before filling in with the same pencil and dabbing on Kenvyn Aucoin’s Creamy Glow in Mystere.

Stay tuned for my new VIDEO Tutorials, which are currently in progress. Please sign up to my Youtube Channel and stay tuned once I put up the first ones.
It’s very exciting for me, there is so much to learn & the launch is coming up very soon!
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