Nancy- Subtle Wedding Makeup for Olive Skin, Soft Waves and an undercut

Nancy’s wedding makeup look was subtle and suited her olive skin. I styled soft waves to go with her undercut. She got in touch as a mum of two who was very much looking forward to a bit of glam and feeling like herself again!

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She already had her undercut shaved in- her London Hair Stylist friend had started it for her legal ceremony in 2020, but she needed a cut and her greys blended in with a firey red home colour from last year. I put her in touch with colourist and hair dresser Sophia Tsilidis at Myla and Davis for this.

Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding

On the day and during the trial I used Curly Girl Hair’s Leave in conditioner to smooth some very enthusiastic ends (!), I prepped for heat with Philip Kingsley’s Heat Defence Spray and Living Proof’s 5in1 Treatment cream. Her hair was blow dried and then curled with a tong. It was quite the battle to style as it rained muggy, humid rain all day, from the moment I got to Bore Place until long after I’d left! Nancy’s statement crysalised wheat crown headpiece was the last of its kind from Victoria Percival’s collection, I told Nancy to contact Victoria directly in the hope there may be one left over, there was!

Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding

A tiny dutch braid/ cane row for some subtle detail and to support the wheat crown. I used the Curly Girl serum and a smoothing brush to tame the fly aways.

Nancy’s skin was quite literally perfect, I used Cosmetics ala Carte Flawless finish foundation mixed with Inika Organics BB Cream. The foundation evens skin tone and smooths pores and mixed with the BB cream becomes quite matte and doesn’t budge whilst also being undetectable on the skin. I used Sleek illuminating drops on her cheek bones and Kett Cosmetics cream blush for a translucent colour wash. Eyes were given structure using Viseart Neutral Mattes Palette and Zoeva Cosmetics Matte Palette. Nancy wanted everything as simple and neutral as possible, no shimmers as they were a bit much for her. I contoured using Sleek contour palettes in light and medium and Ben Nye contour pencil and bronzer was Lumene bronzing drops.

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On the day and during the trial I used Curly Girl Hair’s Leave in conditioner to smooth some very enthusiastic ends(!), I prepped for heat with Philip Kingsley’s Heat Defence Spray and Living Proof’s 5in1 Treatment cream. Her hair was blow dried and then curled with a tong. It was quite the battle to style as it rained muggy, humid rain all day, from the moment I got to Bore Place until long after I’d left! Nancy’s statement crysalised wheat crown headpiece was the last of its kind from Victoria Percival’s collection, I told Nancy to contact Victoria directly in the hope there may be one left over, there was!

I mean, how gorgeous and punk is this lady? Nancy’s lips were finished with a Marks and Spencer rose gloss mixed with Lush’s Beit el Dine.

Natural soft subtle Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding
Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding

So much love, so much confetti.

Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding
Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding
Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding
Natural soft Wedding Makeup Olive Skin, Soft Waves an Undercut richmond surrey kew london wedding

If you like Nancy’s super subtle makeup, you might love Sophie and her Oxford wedding.

Makeup and Hair for the Bride: Kylie McMichael

Photography: Jo Elvis Photography

Venue: Bore Place, Sevenoaks, Kent

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