How to recreate Katerina Leroy’s bridal makeup for the next festive event on your calendar?

When we say “bridal makeup”, most people probably envision a blushing bride with lush lashes, pink cheeks and a soft lip. But who says you have to be most people? If you’ve been dreaming about wearing perfectly red lips on your wedding day, there is absolutely no reason at all you shouldn’t have them. In fact, we’re pretty certain they will be a lovely addition to your wedding day look. However, there are ways a red lip can be disastrous. So don’t fall victim! Follow these simple guidelines and you’ll look better than ever as you walk down the aisle.  

Model Katerina Leroy:

„A red lip can mean so many things, from a high gloss to a matte finish to sheer tints and stains that are hydrating minus the whole hair-stuck-to-your-lips thing. I enjoyed playing around with new formulas and textures, including my new favorite, a liquid powder.“
Katerina Leroy

Make – up Artist Manuela Reiter

“I've actually been doing make-up for a long time now, because of photography with my husband, I've "slipped" more and more into my dream job. We have been working with various model agencies since 2015 and the right make-up is always part of the photo shoots. Must have taken care of it, after parental leave I made a cut for my little daughter, did my office job and finally got my apprenticeship as a better hair and make-up artist.”
Manuela Reiter
Make - up artist

Get the look

Start by applying a hydrating moisturiser to the face to lift and plump the skin.
Try a mattifying primer. Colour correct any areas of the face that need it, like the under-eye area, any redness on the cheeks or near the nose. After blending that in, go over with a long-wear concealer that blends into the skin surface without pilling—use a concealing brush to make short, even strokes and buff it in.
Apply a long-wear, high coverage gel foundation with a satin texture buffing it into the skin with a stippling brush, working outwards and upwards. Blend it in with a damp makeup sponge to get a flawless base that won’t move or crease through the day. Then, set it with a translucent powder, focusing on the T-zone and under-eye area.

To fill in your brows, and apply it to the underside of the brows, under the arch. Continue filling in outwards towards the tail. Make soft, upward strokes that mimic hairs, and brush through with a brow gel to set everything in place.
Buff a taupe-coloured matte eyeshadow on the entire lid with a fluffy eye shadow brush, and then use a darker brown colour on the crease. Use a brown kohl to fill in the top and bottom waterlines, softly smoking out the edges. Then, curl lashes and finish your eye makeup off with a volumising mascara.

For heavy pigment, use the tip of your lipstick bullet to fill in the lips with a red shade like the Tom Ford Lip Colour in Cherry Lush. You can go over the natural lip line if you want to fake extra volume. Use a lip liner that is one shade darker to the lipstick to define the shape of your mouth further, thus solidifying the plumped lip line.
To recreate Katerina’s slick low bun, use a shine-inducing oil like Ouai Hair Oil on the strands, and then straighten hair till it looks sleek. Then, twist it into a low bun at the back of the head, and secure with a hair tie or pins.

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