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

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Sparkle is always an option…

Posted on: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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I thought I feature a few more images from our recent Ophelia Editorial.
Originally for Hooray Magazine, some more before unpublished shots were now
featured at the gorgeous wedding blog Burnett’s Boards.

And as sparkle is always an option and I love anything golden, here some more
sequin goodness and flower veil imagery.

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker
– See more at: http://blushless.com/blog/#.U9D_Jqj-iwU

HOORAY! Magazine Editorial~ Ophelia

Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ophelia // Hooray Mag // Behind the Scenes from Light Noise Films on Vimeo.

Thank you team. And special thanks to Light Noise Films for creating this behind the scenes video!
The editorial is now published in Hooray Magazine in newsagents today!

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker

Makeup Workshop Save The Date

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2014

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I am super excited to announce an upcoming collaboration & makeup workshop with
Blog Society and Eat Read Love details to follow real soon for now:
Save the Date! 9th of August 2014.
I will keep you up to date! It’s been something I wanted to realize for some time.
I always get asked so many questions from brides, friends, other creatives I get to meet…
time has come to answer them.
And show all of you some tricks, techniques & tools of my trade.
We are busy in getting everything organized to make sure everyone
will have the best time and hopefully will get to learn a lot about makeup!
If that sounds like it’s right up your alley, save that date.

Talking all things Bridal with Hello May

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2014

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The wonderful magazine Hello May, just invited me to talk all things bridal & makeup over at their blog and also a little column in their current print Issue.
Thank you for having me!

“Today, here we are again, introducing you to the seriously lovely Liv Lundelius, a go-to favourite in the Sydney wedding industry when it comes to hair and make up.
Tell us a little about your background? I have lived in Berlin, New York and London before deciding to move to Australia, my background was in fashion design first, though my love has always been makeup.

How did you get into the hair and makeup game? I always wanted to do it, however after school I felt I really wanted to go down the more academic route, so I went to art school studying fashion design. I really enjoyed design, however after a little while, I felt a strong desire to come back to my first love. I have always done it, but I felt I wanted the time to gain professional skills, and time to practice and learn from others in the industry to get better and better. The decision was made in London, I told everyone that I wanted to retrain and then a friend of a friend sent me a link to a talent competition in which you could get a scholarship to one of London’s best makeup schools at the time. I knew this really was a one off chance, so I put everything into it…and won! A very good start for my new career. Since then I haven’t looked back. I love what I do.

Talk us through a typical day in the Liv Lundelius studio? Every day is fun and creative in its own way, yet no two days are the same as a freelance makeup artist. Rising up early, having a nice big coffee, walking the puppy, exercising or meditating and then my work day actually starts…

If I am not on a photo shoot or traveling to a wedding I will sort through my emails and reply to my clients and brides first thing. I will update my Instagram/Facebook with the latest work or inspiration and write a blog-post or beauty related article.

If I have time I do a little bit of research, I study the latest fashion advertising campaigns and editorials for makeup trend updates and browse through some of my favourite blogs and websites. Days in the studio are usually booked with consultations and makeup applications, where brides will come over to meet and we create their wedding makeup look. I will have magazines ready for inspiration and look through their ideas, we talk about the whole feel of her wedding, about skin and skin care and last about the actual makeup look that we want to create. After this I will clean my tools and makeup and prep for the next day.

Where do you find your inspiration? I find inspiration in life, real women and the stories behind people. Every makeup job is as individual and unique as the person it is applied to or the client it is created for. Anything can inspire me from a structure, texture or colour in nature to even more abstract inspirations such as character and mood.

Favourite look for the 2014/2015 season? Fresh radiant skin, softly blended defined eyes and a lip colour that brightens the skin. Simple and flawless with effortless hair!

If you weren’t a hair and makeup artist what would you be? An architect, an inventor, a car designer, a photographer, a fashion editor, a publisher, a traveler, a puppy trainer, a nutritionist, a yoga teacher, an ice cream maker, a writer or a unicorn!

All time fave beauty product? Only one? That’s tough, it would need to be an all rounder…like Avene Thermal Spring Water. Or pure organic coconut oil. Makeup wise my hero products are Nars Lipsticks, Chanel Foundations and By Terry Concealers. Fail. I can’t name only one…

Dream wedding destination? Outdoors, anywhere with sunshine. I do really love Croatia.

Favourite ceremony/reception venue? In Sydney my favourite is The Grounds of Alexandria.

Where can we see more of your work? Follow my Facebook page and check out my website.

Liv did the hair and makeup for our ‘Pedal to the Metal’ shoot that features in issue five of Hello May (which you can order online here with FREE postage) and we have included a few, never seen before, sneaky out takes of her handy work below with photos by the wonderful Lara Hotz and a rad behind the scenes video from Light Noise Films you can view here. Big thanks to Luisa Brimble for the beautiful portrait photo of Liv.”

Hello May Issue Five rocks!

Posted on: Friday, June 13, 2014

Pedal to the Metal // Hello May // Behind the Scenes from Light Noise Films on Vimeo.

They say that if you love what you do for a living you will never have to work a single day in your life ever again.

I love what I do and I am grateful everyday that I am living my dream.
What this quote doesn’t tell you is that you will still need time for yourself, holidays and quiet time to rest, which is too easy to forget,
when just being so happy about being busy and all the wonderful opportunities.
Being a professional makeup artist, I sometimes have to poke myself, that this is all real.
So many amazing have happened and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to travel to Bali as destination wedding makeup artist and can’t wait to work again in Europe and the USA.
It’s always important to remember how far you have come rather on how far there still is to go.
As beauty expert and beauty editor, I have had the chance to work with exciting brands lately and I have many more ideas.
Of course there are always new challenges, dreams & goals to achieve, but in the meantime I am very happy to be well on my way.
I am trying my best to find the balance, as I think I am a little bit of a workaholic, but heh, back to the topic:

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Photo shoots like the recent Hello May Editorial in Issue Five (go and grab your copy now!!!) are just a dream to work on
with an incredible team of creatives and just simply amazing, inspiring, funny and lovable people the final images of a
shoot like this will always mean a lot to me. The hairstyling & makeup for this was more out there then the usual clean fresh bridal look, and it was exciting to create this wild & powerful look.
Also this is one of my favourite and in my opinion the best wedding & lifestyle magazine there is.
To see my work in print is a very special moment and makes me warm & fuzzy inside.
And then after all that excitement, the behind the scenes video got released and reminded me once more of how much fun we had working on this.

Check out all those amazing people who made this possible:
Creative direction: hellomay.com.au
Photography: larahotz.com
Hair & Make-up: www.livlundelius.com
Videography: lightnoisefilms.com.au

un petit french wedding

Posted on: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to once more being part of a wedding with the incredible Tim Coulson as photographer.
I adore his work, it’s simply beautiful and has a certain honesty about it, he manages to capture people in a very different and beautiful way.
This wedding was really special in many ways. The bride & groom were from France, and had a small number of family & friends coming over from Europe to celebrate with them.
Somehow french always manage to keep everything especially tasteful, and while Eve the beautiful bride was pregnant and had a gorgeous little bump, she looked effortless and fashionable in her chic and sleek dress,
and only a french woman could carry of those big ruffles and still look elegant and timeless. Congratulations Eve & Guillaume!
Thanks Tim for sharing the pictures with me!

Ever involving, traveling and makeup-ing

Posted on: Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Lately I was lucky to travel to many many beautiful locations for weddings,
from Whale Beach to the Southern Highlands over the Hunter Valley (where I am somehow going every week at the moment) up north even further all the way to wonderful beaches near Forster.
I have seen Kangaroos with their young in the pouch, I have watched whales, really close up near the coast, I have had wonderful dinners and have met
inspiring and warm people along the way. Even after having done so many weddings, each bride is unique to work with.
My beautiful bride Marli, has already send through a little preview for me of her beautiful bohemian beach wedding (photographer James Billing) and
the loved up couple Kaitlyn & Viktor (will show you a peak soon!) have only been some of my recent highlights.
Marli is actually the owner and mastermind behind her own brow bar where you can get THE best brows in Syndey, check it out!
I might do a little interview with her soon here on the blog! Didn’t she look stunning on her wedding day?

I appreciate my work and all the great opportunities I am getting every day.
I can’t wait to see where it takes me next. The next editorials, private clients and travels…the upcoming weddings,
master classes and collaborations. Ever involving, ever interesting. I love my job.

Wonderful Weddings Lately

Posted on: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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The above photos are a mixture of beautiful professional photos by Studiosomething and iPhone Pics of beautiful locations of recent weddings.

I am so grateful how rewarding my job is.
Lately I was lucky enough to always be able to work on the most wonderful weddings, meeting inspiring couples and families.
Hearing their love stories and get to know their own styles and unique personalities is what makes my job so special.
After a large and often very early wedding, I am usually very tired. The full concentration and giving everything for hours
and hours, I usually really need some rest afterwards. Even nicer when I then receive an email, text message or note from a bride.
These little Testimonials really make my day every time I receive one.
They make me want to do my very best each and every time, they want me to get better and better in what I do.
They want me to study on, learn more, keep practicing, coming up with new ideas, and always committing fully to every person that trusts to book me.

I have some exciting projects & collaborations lined up and am full of energy and new ideas.
Finally I feel I got a bit of a routine here in my new Australian life.

The latest heartwarming testimonials:

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Hi Liv,
I can’t thank you enough for setting us up for the perfect day on Saturday. We appreciate that you came over so early to work your magic on us. Both you and Sonia did a wonderful job with the hair and make-up – the girls looked natural and beautiful and my mum was glowing! I couldn’t be happier. It has been such a pleasure working with you this past year, for my trial, my photo shoot and especially on the big day. Your relaxed nature and enthusiasm for what you do has made it a really enjoyable experience. Thank you so much for your huge contribution to our wedding day.
I will send you some professional photos when we get them!
Kind Regards,
Kitty

Love The Look for White Magazine

Posted on: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Today the latest issue of White Magazine has been published.
I was so excited to see the Spring issue and my hair & makeup editorial work in print.
It totally made my day.
Beside the the big editorial spread, we decided to publish a little “How To”
explaining tips&tricks to achieve the makeup look
of the main story.
Grab yourself the latest issue, if you can, it’s full of amazing real weddings & inspiration.
Hope you enjoy! x

Editorial For White Magazine

Posted on: Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Just a little peek out of the wedding editorial for White Magazine .
It was such a lovely team to work with and we had the best time putting these together.
It such a wonderful honest magazine, that I always enjoy flicking through.
So grab the current issue, which you can get online or Australia wide at the newsagent.
There is also a feature of my must have makeup products in there!

And psssst…..we did another super exciting editorial for the next issue, which is coming out in August.
I will keep you up to date.

Little Winter Bride

Posted on: Saturday, June 1, 2013

I had recently had the honor to be part of Dunja and Veteran’s beautiful winter wedding in Bowral.
Doing the wedding hair and makeup.
I shot a little sneak peek with my phone of the bride and cute little flowergirls.

Happy Winter-season you all!

happy change of seasons

Posted on: Friday, May 17, 2013

Inspired by all the beautiful coloured leaves here in Sydney I have recently teamed up with Gentlemen Take Pictures for a male fashion editorial. See some more on my website here, if you like.
It’s time for soups and hot water bottles now, and I no longer go swimming at the beach.
The seasons have changed, and I love Sydney for it’s blue skies and sunny afternoons.
We also finally ordered a couch and settling up for general coziness.
I am somehow looking forward to my first Winter over here.
Happy change of seasons, where ever you are.

A laid back garden wedding

Posted on: Tuesday, April 9, 2013


It was such a pleasure being part of this super cool couples wedding.
Vicky & Warren and their cheeky pup Pancho the dachshound had a super laid back wedding
in the park round the corner from their house. They were just the kind of people you want to hang out with!
Plenty of DIY, fun games and a artsy vibe made this wedding really stand out.
The gorgeous photos were taken by the uber-talented Jo Bartholomew
The bride was after a super natural no-makeup makeup look, as she usually doesn’t wear makeup, she just wanted
her skin to look even and nice in the photographs and a simple loose side bun for the hair.
And so we did! In these photos you don’t even notice any makeup at all, exactly what she was after.
Can you spot me in the first photo?
Congratulations to this gorgeous couple. And check out even more photos of this wedding at Jo’s blog you will see all the super fun shots over there!

Hello Autumn,Hello May,Hello White!

Posted on: Thursday, March 7, 2013

It’s just the beginning of March, which is the beginning of Autumn here in Australia!
So why Hello May? Hello May is a lovely new wedding Magazine based in Sydney!
Definitely check them out you will find some very different unique inspiration.
They have just featured my latest work over there as well. I was lucky enough to to the makeup for the gorgeous bride to be Amelia and her Fiance John.
The photos were taken by the talented Gentlemen Take Pictures.
So go and have a look here for some more photos.
I have been living and breathing weddings lately and am so loving my work here in Sydney. I have worked with so many wonderful brides and feel incredibly blessed for my job. Autumn still seems busy and it’s great to see so many people getting hitched.

Another favorite Magazine of mine, full of incredible writing, inspiration and wedding gorgeousness is WHITE magazine based in Newcastle.
They just updated their website too and it’s looking fantastic!
Click over here to see more. You can thank me later ;)
I am so loved up with their work! And feeling delighted and excited about upcoming projects with them.

Proudly listed

Posted on: Friday, March 1, 2013


Hey, I got some exciting news!
I am now proudly listed on the HELLO MAY Directory!
Along with some very cool creative Australian vendors of all kinds.
Check it out!

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