Rock My Wedding- Sunshine State of Mind, 70s Sunshine filled Beauty

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Our model Gabriella worked two hair and make-up looks, a soft natural glow complete with silver stars (I know – we all wanted to wear some) and a loose crimp/wave and two plait braids with a subtle bronze shimmery eye and a summery coral lip. Products and tutorial at the bottom of the post.




Ever since we sneaked a peek of the gorgeous Gabriella from our first piece of RMW styled editorial, we’ve been inundated with emails, instagram comments and twitter requests from you lovelies about how to recreate her sunshine filled 70’s beauty.

It seems this type of make-up look, all glowy luminosity, is an absolute hit with RMW-ettes both from a bridal perspective but also from I’m-just-popping-down-the-shops-and-I-want-to-look-like-the-hotness viewpoint too. We thought it only fair then that we bow to popular demand and provide you with a step by step tutorial so that you can recreate it on your own gorgeous faces at home.

The wonderful Kylie McMichael will be guiding you through this beauty tutorial; before she begins though I want to emphasise just how important it is to moisturise and prime your skin as much as possible so that you can rest easy knowing that your ‘face’ will last all day.

Enjoy girls!

Skin Prep

Kylie McMichael: Start by prepping the skin with Clarins All in One Cleanser with peach water massaging all over the face, gently but firmly. Using sweeping motions remove the cleanser from the skin with damp cotton wool pads. Cleanse eyes (if needed) with Simple Kind to Eyes make up remover using the same technique then moisturise using Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate. For particularly dry skin use Clarins Double Serum but if you have oily or combination skin then try using Clarins Truly Matt Lotion; pat in for best results.


70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Skin Preparation Cleansing Clarins

Prime with Kryolan’s eyeshadow primer. The product is predominantly for the eyes but I find it works really well all over the face. Use a bean sized amount, distribute between palms and fingers and pass over the face, pressing into the skin, filling pores and wrinkles if necessary.

Using a foundation brush contour your face with Nars Sheer Glow foundation, using Siberia on the middle of your forehead, cheek bones, chin, lips and top lip area. Use your own face tone for everywhere else, blend well. This will structure your face, making it seem slimmer (how fabulous!) and more toned (Woo hoo!).

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Lip N Cheek Kryolan Tint

Using a lovely big powder brush dab some Mac Mineralise in Soft and Natural onto those newly emphasized cheekbones to give them a gorgeous healthy glow. Squeeze some Kryolan Lip n Cheek in Hibiscus onto the back of your hand, spread and then dab a different brush into it, distributing the product evenly. Using a press and flick motion apply to smile ready cheeks.

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Mac Mineralise Cheekbones

Take a hint colour up to the temples to add some subtle warmth to the face. I’ve then dusted the forehead, nose and cheeks with Clarins Splendours Summer Bronzing Compact to add a gorgeous summery, carefree glow.

Bambi Eyes

A hint of lashes applied in the inner corners of the eyes give this a real wide sultry eyed 70’s vibe. Using Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick in Bullet proof Beige all over the lid and underneath, paying particular attention to the inner and outer corners of the eyes.


70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Rimmel Scandal Eyes Shadow Stick

Blend into the skin for a soft sheen. Finish the eye with Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara adding volume to the roots. Be careful not to add too much, you don’t want the typical false lash effect. You want bambi lashes, so make sure you coat each lash sparingly from root to tip paying particular attention to the roots. Comb through with an eyebrow wand / Combo Duo.

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet

For heavier eyes sweep Clarins Splendours Colour Quartet into the sockets. You should be left with a gorgeous gold hint.

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara

Tame eyebrows with clear gel mascara and fill in very lightly with Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Sable using a fine angled brush; mine is from Eco Tools.

Hot Lips

Pat some peachy shimmer gloss onto the centre and outside of both lips.

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Kylie McMichael Make-up Artist

This will make them seem fuller whilst appearing natural and fresh. For the more daring bride why not team the look with a fresh coral stained and glossed lip.

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Ben Tomlin Touch Photography

I used Miss Sporty Perfect Colour in Bubblegum 051.

70s Make-up Inspired Tutorial Ben Tomlin Touch Photography


Make Up Design and Artistry: Kylie McMichael

Hair Design and Styling: Lucy Spary using Bumble and Bumble

Photography: Ben at Touch Photography

Styling: Rock My Wedding