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

Entries Tagged as 'bride style'

Super Happy Southern Highlands Wedding

Posted on: Wednesday, May 7, 2014






…I have been flat out with beautiful work lately and am feeling incredibly blessed to have worked with so many wonderful people.
If you want to keep up to date with my latest work and up to scratch news, please follow me on Instagram & like my professional Makeup Artist Facebook page.

Just lately Em & Steve’s super cute Southern Highlands wedding, got featured over here at Hello May.
Please check it out over there for full credits and links!

CREDITS Photos Anna Turner // Bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses Fleur Wood // Shoes Zimmerman // Rings Diamond Emporium and Laresen Jewellery // Groom and groomsmen suits, shirts and shoes Country Road // Ties Marcello Neckwear via Etsy and Asos // Ceremony St Francis Xavier Church, New South Wales // Reception Summerlees Estate // Catering PB Catering // Stationary Simplethings Press // Hair Sensoria // Makeup by Liv Lundelius

Dress hunting inspiration- The different bridal POP UP shop

Posted on: Friday, March 28, 2014


A little while ago I have received an email from the genius behind a totally new bridal store concept from San Francisco I was smitten by her enthusiasm about independent, up and coming designers from around the world and her style. This is my kinda shop…only that I am not in the USA nor am I in need of a wedding dress right now. Otherwise I would possibly hop in the next plane.
While I can’t be there in person I felt I really wanted to share the LOVE and hopefully inspire some of you lovely readers.
In case any of you are around California, I had to share her Pop Up Invitation with you and hope you can make it.
Otherwise do check out her website and stay tuned for updates! I am sure it will be worth it and I would love to see this for myself.
This looks like fun and totally different to the conventional dusty and sometimes intimidating bridal stores out there.

Good luck with your dress hunt!

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





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:


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,

Sydney Neon Wedding

Posted on: Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Today was a bright and happy day!
A cool and colourful wedding that I was lucky enough to do the makeup for with a dream team of wonderful creatives.
got featured at STYLE ME PRETTY !
Please check out the whole post all photos taking by Lisa Diederich and the amazing styling by Alice Richards.
I love how the pictures turned out and have to thank everyone involved and the stunning couple for their loved up smiles!

One fine weekend filled with fantastic people, inspiration & weddings

Posted on: Thursday, September 19, 2013















I am still recovering from the weekend, 2 fine days at the One Fine Day Wedding Fair in the Sun Studios in Alexandria.
It was so much fun, so busy, meeting so many great people.
Meeting new brides face to face and already booked ones coming by to say hello, meeting new vendors and catching up with the familiar ones.
Making new friends, and celebrating. It was great.
Dave was helping me big time with the stand and made coffee runs for everyone.
Maybe we got a little bit inspired by all the great vendors too and were talking a bit more about getting married…

The work afterwards in answering all the emails, is a little overwhelming. But so great too.
I am so happy grateful for the many bookings and great responds and trying my best to get back to everyone ASAP.

It’s Thursday night now and I am a little tired.
I will try and take half a day off tomorrow to relax and recharge before heading to an early morning wedding up the coast on Saturday.

I love my job. So much.
Thanks for everyone that came by!

Preparations Preparations

Posted on: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


The next OFD in Sydney is just around the corner.
3 more sleeps, eeek!
Looking forward to seeing all the other vendor crowd again.
I have been preparing in between makeup jobs all week.
The printer is running to finsih all the latest photos of my work and all the little decorations and planning are coming together.
The exciting news are that there will be a fashion show, that I am teaming up with some of the other great artists, to do the makeup for the models in the morning.
Can’t wait!

I better go back to work…I will be back with more news soon.

Tuesday Tip- Look after your skin!

Posted on: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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It’s Tuesday and I was asked to share some advice for brides to be on The Lane today:

Look after your skin!

“Your skin is the largest organ and it will reflect your health and lifestyle.Improving your skin doesn’t happen over night, allow enough time before the big day to address any issues as early as possible. Get holistic advice and prepare to make changes in nutrition as well as adapting skincare and treatments. If your skin is already good, don’t get tempted to experiment with it. Never try out new skincare products or treatments shortly before your wedding. Try everything you wish to use on your skin months before to avoid any allergic reactions.

“Now is not the time to experiment, I have seen brides that tried a new brow bar or spray tanning place or facial which did not give them the results they hoped for. I don’t want to scare anyone but i’s better to be safe than sorry. The better your skin is the more natural & the better your makeup will look on the day. All the time invested will pay off with that amazing glowing skin! “

Gloss Is Back~ Peachy Keen Lips

Posted on: Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gloss is back and while I love matte lip colours nothing get’s me more into Spring mood than a peachy shiny lip.
I just created a peachy keen lip look for The Lane!
Check out my favorite product pick’s and tips on how to achieve the look.
I can’t wait for Spring to arrive in Sydney and am feeling the busy season ahead already.

I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment if you have any questions regarding the look or the products.

Win A Double Pass For OFD Sydney

Posted on: Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Fine Day 2013 Recap from Paper Cranes Productions on Vimeo.

I told you already how excited I am about the upcoming ONE FINE DAY
To celebrate the launch of their brand new website, they are giving away tickets to the next Sydney event!
I thought I share the video of the last event in Sydney, to get you in the mood!
If you are bride to be and looking for some amazing inspiration and a fun weekend go over here to my facebook page and enter!


3 Liv’s & Plenty Of Lipstick

Posted on: Friday, July 26, 2013

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Behind the scenes – White Magazine shoot from Nicholas Sim on Vimeo.

I just discovered that White Magazine released the little makeing off video of our previous shoot “Sweet Moments”.
Can you spot the little sweet & cheeky flowergirl? Her name was Liv as well, so we had a lot of name confusion fun , as we had 3 Liv’s on this shoot.
Makeup Liv, aka me, Little Liv aka Flowergirl and big Liv, who was our gorgeous model for the day.
Little Liv loved my lip glosses, and the only way we could make her collaborate was to constantly top up her lips with some sparkle… and a pink brush, obvsly.
It really made my day to see this. Hope you enjoy too!

Credits: Location Mindaribba House Photography Ben Adams Hair Toni & Guy Makeup Liv Lundelius Florals Oh Fleur Models Olivia Bourillian, Amy Cooper, Olivia Henry Gown Lisa Brown

One Fine Day in Sydney

Posted on: Sunday, July 21, 2013


Are you keen on meeting some of the most creative, fun & talented wedding vendors from down under?
I met up with the great minds behind the One Fine Day fair: Nadean, Jess and Marissa to help create the images for the latest OFD campaign.
It was so much fun creating the makeup for this very elaborate evening themed wedding shoot, I am so in love with that huge flower headpiece and the sequins dress…
I chose a warm deep wine colour for the lips and a warm peach with bronzer & contour on the cheek for this dramatic but radiant look.
The eyes I kept classic and smokey with plenty of mascara. It’s important to keep the skin light and radiant as a balance.
While I most of the time love a more natural look for brides, with all the extravaganza & red carpet styling in this shoot I feel that this makeup just ties in and works with the dim lighting.
What do you think? Would you go for a bold lip or smokey eye for your wedding?

Don’t miss out on the next ONE FINE DAY fair in Sydney which is coming up in September.
The last One Fine Day Fair in February was so much fun! Check out my little post about it here.
I met the most wonderful people and can’t wait for the next one.
Come by and say hello, I am looking forward to seeing you there!

I love my job- thoughts on being a makeup artist

Posted on: Thursday, July 18, 2013


Have I lately told you how much I love my job?

Well, in case I haven’t : I love my job a lot. And even more.
Everything about it. And I am striving to keep learning and building on my skills.
Being a make up artist, is such a rewarding job.
Not two days are ever the same, I am constantly meeting new people and that inspires me.
Connecting with people and creating something beautiful.
I feel so grateful that I am able to do what I love.
It’s definitely one of those job’s where you never stop learning, which is perfect for my curious self.

Fashion VS Weddings

I love every little bit about it.
Making the decision to become a freelance makeup artist was one of the best I have ever made.
As many of you know I do two different kinds of work, makeup for brides/private clients AND fashion/editorial work.
The two are very different from each other and I truly love them both.
Working weddings and being able to make the brides look their best is such a fabulous job, however also very challenging.

There is a common myth in the makeup artist world, coming from artists, that do weddings, although they don’t enjoy them, doing it “just for the money” or as their “bread and butter”, referring to their brides as if they would be the worst task on their to do list.
Even to the point that some artist think that no good makeup artist would do weddings. I work for the love of it. Life is tooooooo short to do anything that you don’t truly enjoy.
I feel I am wasting my time if I spent it with things that I don’t really care about, and I can only do a good job if I am enjoying and loving my work and bringing all passion and focus to it.
And yes, I dearly love the fashion work as well, the creative, quirky side of my job, meeting new people, listening to vibes & trends and finding a way to mirror whats happening on the catwalks and on the street.

The Best Of Both Worlds
So here is the truth: Many of the worlds best and most famous makeup artists are working on weddings!
I love weddings full stop. I even used to design wedding dresses and am just totally in love with LOVE.
A hopeless romantic that can’t get enough of real love stories, it’s the right environment for me.
I have not worked on any tacky weddings or with any bridezillas ever.
I have only ever worked with beautiful people inside and out.
And I don’t take on every client either, if I find they have a completely different style and philosophy about beauty, I do turn clients down from time to time too.
Another thing that really surprises me is that fashion and weddings are still seen as too almost opposite industries by many.
It’s time to wake up and see the signs!
There are so many fabulous fashion designers creating wedding dresses today, there are magazines like Vogue Brides who are highly editorial and so many wonderful online magazines like The Lane and countless blogs that show that fashion and weddings belong together!
Recently Refinery 29 features regular wedding posts as well, and I think the trend is for fashion and weddings to go hand in hand.
There is so much more room for creativity and opportunity to splurge on great design or simply loose yourself in your best ever DIY projects.
Not that every wedding has to be a fashion spectacle nor an over the top event.
But where else can you wear couture gowns, big head pieces or get a professional hair and makeup artist?
I love the big and the small weddings, the simple and the extravagant ones.

And I find it’s time for fashion&weddings to grow together!
I will try and find a nice balance here on the blog in the future.

I am looking forward to all the coming years and where my career will take me.
Thanks for taking the time to read through this LONG post!
What do you love about your job?

Liv At The Lane

Posted on: Friday, July 5, 2013

Do you know The Lane?
If you somehow managed to miss THE most stylish and coolest website for wedding inspiration, check it out NOW.
I have always really loved browsing through their dreamy and cool editorials and was over the moon when I got invited to join their
Directory of hand picked strictly edited vendors.
I am so so happy and grateful to be listed in this amazing directory.
They also wrote up this little feature about me. Reading it really made my day.
Read it here.
And might actually celebrate a little tonight…

Love Sparkle?

Posted on: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Our Glitter inspiration wedding photo shoot was featured over at the great Polka Dot Bride.

Dream team with Allie from The Wedding Weaver, who styled and planned the whole shoot, Photographer Jo Bartholomew & Makeup Artist Liv Lundelius. Floral Headpiece by Liv Lundelius. Compliment the shoot was an incredible floral hairpiece from The Sisters at Engadine Florist.

Check it out for more images! I love my job.

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