I am always trying to use the most cutting edge, luxurious and quality products from around the world in my kit to create effortless & natural hairstyling.
My latest discovery is Yarok from NYC. Developed by editorial stylist Mordechai Alvow, this line really works.
A completely natural, green hair care and styling line developed for health- and fitness minding New Yorkers that were after professional results in the founders high-end salon in NYC’s Chelsea.
Since it has been used backstage at several fashion shows on New York Fashion Week’s catwalks. While the range is fairly small, I was able to create all looks that I imagined with the few Yarok products I tried.
I quickly learned that you only require a very small amount for these products to work, as they are packed with quality ingredients and rich botanical oils.
Most mainstream hair products can damage the hair with frequent use and many models have extremely damaged hair due to the frequent styling. I know hair stylists that
have dermatitis and skin other problems due to the exposure of harsh ingredients in hair styling products, so Yarok is a product range many have been waiting for.
Yarok is super gentle on hair and scalp and every product nourishes and protects the hair.
My hair is very long and can get pretty dry at the ends, so I really loved how moisturizing the products are.
All the packaging is sleek and minimal and the all the products have fun names, which describe what they do for your hair.
I am already quite a fan of their FEED YOUR ENDS leave in conditioner, which doubles as heat protection.
The FEED YOUR ROOTS mousse which gives an instant root lift is perfect to create volume for fine hair. The FEED YOUR HOLD hair spray creates natural hold and is perfect for setting any look.
And then there is FEED YOUR DO a styling whip, perfect for short hair cuts or to texturize and enhance strands in longer hair.
All products have a very beautiful uplifting smell, which is subtle enough not to be overpowering or to interfere with other products.
I find these products perfect for personal and everyday use and also as hair stylist for all normal hair types.
Especially for sensitive scalps and dry hair this is revolutionary.
I have not yet tried them on challenging hair types, high humidity locations etc. and I will keep you up to date on how they perform under extreme conditions.
I am also excited to try out the treatments and masques and other hair care products in this line soon.
Read here how to create the Wild Braids look, that I have created for White Magazine.
Yarok is available in Australia via one of my favourite luxury organic beauty stores: I Am Natural Store
Photo by Scarlet & Sage, Hair&Makeup by Liv Lundelius
I just received the latest issue of White Magazine and as usual it’s packed with beautiful inspiration, and honest articles on love, relationships
and marriage. For this issue I was asked to create a series of bridal beauty looks and hair trends for brides.
Here on the blog I share with you a little How-to on how I actually achieved these looks, together with
the products used and recommended products.
Luminous Blushing Bride
This look focuses on soft, radiant blush balanced with a subtle eye and lip.The only colour I used here is a radiant soft pink on the lips and cheeks.
Skin: Apply Inika Truly Organic Liquid Foundation with a soft kabuki brush.
It’s a great product but a very limited colour range.
It won’t mask the skin or lovely freckles while still evening out the skin.
Use a high coverage concealer only to cover redness or blemishes for an invisible flawless finish.
I applied Inika Light Reflect on top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow.
Use ILIA translucent powder only through the t-zone to keep excess shine at bay at the very end.
Eyes: Start with evening out the eyelid with a hint of a tinted eye-primer or foundation.
Apply a dab of Inika Creme Eyeshadow in Pink Cloud to highlight in the inner corners and apply a Jane Iredale Peach Sherbet Eyeshadow.
Draw a thin line with Jane Iredale Jelly Gel Eyeliner in Brown along the upper lash line.
Enhance your eyelashes by curling them and coating them with Longest Lash Mascara.
Apply the mascara right on the roots of the lashes to give that framing effect and a luscious thick lash line.
Brows: Fill in eyebrows softly with Jane Iredale Bitty Brow Kit and hold in place with Pure Brow Fix gel.
Cheeks: ILIA Multistick in “All Of Me” to the apple of the cheek and warm into the skin using fingers
Lips: Ilia Karma Chameleon Lip Crayon adds the perfect pop of colour leaving the lips looking moisturized.
Prep the hair with a heat protecting texturizing product and blow dry your hair to get a great shine and voloume.
I used Yarok Feed Your Roots Mousse and my H2D Hair dryer.
Part your hair in the center and just behind the ear.
Start braiding one large section from the front and secure the ends with an elastic.
Wrap the section across your forehead where you wish to place it and secure with Bobbi Bins.
Repeat on the other side and place just above your first braid.
Braid the last 2 sections and pin in place so the head is evenly covered.
Now start messing the braids up! Gently pull sections in the braids to create more texture and an uneven modern look.
Spray with hair spray to enhance shine and hold style in place.
A great natural spray is Yarok Feed Your Hold Spray
All looks are created with 100% luxurious, toxin free and/or organic beauty products that create professional results,
while being good for you. I feel these looks are so versatile that they easily go beyond bridal and could of course be worn by anyone.
I hope you enjoyed and I stay tuned for the next looks!
A little while ago I teamed up with fashion photographer Levon Baird and stylist Susannah Best for an ethereal fashion Editorial
that just got published in the current issue of Zephyr Magazine.
I hope to work with these creative people again sometime.
Supernatural makeup by Liv Lundelius for White Magazine, photographed by Stephanie Alcaino
I just had the honor to share my tips and tricks for natural makeup and dewy radiant skin over at the
magical The Lane Style Guide.
I love the website and adore their editorials, it’s one of these websites you can spend hours browsing around and finding dreamy inspiration and ideas.
Since relocating to Australia I became part of their selected little group of artists and have contributed to several articles as beauty expert.
Check out my previous collaboration with The Lane:
Check it out and get inspired!
Besides keeping my freelance work I have also signed with an agency and am now represented by Ignite Elite in Sydney for my editorial work.
This year started of very well for me and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
Did you ever have anyone in your life that seemed to copy everything you did?
We all know one or two of those I bet, and it’s important to see it as a compliment.
Inspired by all the copycats out there my recent fashion Editorial for Tantalum Magazine has just been published.
I hope you enjoy! ;)
For more of my published work see my makeup artist portfolio here.
Credits of the fab Team:
Levon Baird (Photographer):
Blake Sutherland (Stylist):
Liv Lundelius (Hair and Makeup):
Eugen Tim (Model):
Agency Website: http://www.viviensmodels.com.au
Agency Instagram: @viviensmodelmgmt
Personal Instagram: @eugenzeugen
Charli Hayes (Model):
Agency Website: http://www.viviensmodels.com.au
Agency Instagram: @viviensmodelmgmt
Personal Instagram: @charlihayes
Kiaya Daniels (Designer):
Tantalum Magazine (Publication):
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
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:
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
Hair & Make-up: www.livlundelius.com
It’s always so exciting to see my work in print, it makes my heart jump a little!
My latest work for the wonderful Hello May Magazine will be published tomorrow, so I thought I will show you a little sneak peek.
Here is how the superwoman Sophie, behind Hello May announced the next issue:
“First up we must send a virtual high five out to the crew behind our ‘Minutia’ shoot. A fashion editorial that celebrates the lace embellishments and delicate handiwork that goes into creating a bridal gown, like this one above from our friends at Rue De Seine.
Every frame taken by our pal and fashion photographer Jason Ierace hit the nail on the metaphorical head. We actually lost sleep trying to decide on which images to put in the magazine, so thought we’d share a few of our faves we were unable to include here on the blog!
Model Phoebe’s look was created by hair stylist Vanessa Henwood and make up artist Liv Lundelius, two extremely talented ladies based out of Sydney. You can check out more of Liv’s gorgeous work here on the Hello May directory.
Big thanks to the amazing Alexandra Thompson from The Edit for styling this gorgeous shoot and the ever so talented Poppies & Amber for the gorgeous floral creations. If you are a bride looking for bouquets, crowns or boutonnieres for your wedding day, be sure to check out more from Poppies & Amber here on the Hello May directory.
Issue three hits the newsstands tomorrow, Thursday the 7th of November, so get ready to storm your local newsagent with gusto folks and flip to page 96 for a plethora of gorgeous bridal gowns of the lace and detail variety!”
CREDITS Photos Jason Ierace // Stylist Alexandra Thompson // Hair Vanessa Henwood // Make up Liv Lundelius // Flowers Poppies & Amber // Model Phoebe, Chic Management // Location Sun Studios // Bridal gown Rue De Seine.
photography by Stephanie Alcaino for White Magazine
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
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
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.
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…
The other week, just before her beautiful baby girl was born, the gorgeous Gaby from This Little Port was feeling very tired.
Not being able to sleep with that then very big bump and a rather dancing baby inside, she asked me for some simple every day makeup tips to look fresh when you are tired!
Please go over and check it out. Feel free to comment on her blog for any further questions about makeup and I will do my best to answer them for you.
There are also some more makeup tips over here at White Magazine!
I hope you enjoy!
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.
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!