Get this soft, smokey look to go with your pretty coral wedding palette with a make-up tutorial from the Organic Make-up Artist


Smokey eyes bridal make-up with coral peony

Coral coloured peonies have all over the wedding world this summer and it’s not difficult to see why they have become so popular with brides-to-be.  Today, Laura Jane Sessions, who is the Organic Make-up Artist, is bringing our readers a make-up tutorial using a coral palette to create a soft, smokey look.  Laura Jane’s pretty make-up is complimented by some gorgeous florals and a beautiful upcycled wedding dress.

Over to Laura…

Romantic bridal bouquet of coral peonies

Shot in the grounds of Danson Park in Bexleyheath, the shoot, designed to inspire brides with an upcycled dress and simple styling,  was the creative vision of Gwenda Jeffs from the Vintage Flower Design Company and photographer Heline Bekker.

The idea of the shoot was to team a simple hair and make-up with a beautiful coral palette. I wanted to design a soft, flattering smokey look that could easily be replicated at home. Keeping it as minimal as possible, I tried to avoid using too many products as this can be daunting to someone wishing to do it themselves.

Upcycled wedding dress with coral peony bouquet

Base and Cheeks

I began by applying primer and foundation to the face and blended them into the neckline before adding concealer where necessary. Sticking with the coral palette I used a peach cream blush along the underside of cheekbone and blended it upwards and set it by lightly dusting a small amount of pressed powder to the t-zone.

Pink sorbet coloured wedding bouquet of peonies


Lashes and Brows

I combed through and defined the brows using a matte brown eyeshadow and then washed a peach toned shadow over the lid and up to the brow bone before building up the colour on the lid with warm matte browns, blending them into the socket line to create a soft smokey eye.

Smokey wedding make-up

I applied a line of dark brown shadow to the top and bottom lash lines and coated the lashes in brown mascara before adding some light, natural looking false lashes.


  • Couleur Caramel eyeshadow in Matte Brown on the brows
  • Couleur Caramel eyeshadow in Yellow Beige, Matte Brown, Light Brown and Chocolate Brown
  • Elysambre Liquid Eyeliner in Prune
  • Couleur Caramel Mascara in Brown
  • Jane Iredale Lash Glue & Eylure lashes

Boho wedding dress


The lips were lined and then filled using a nude pencil before finishing with a pink gloss.


Coral palette wedding make-up with smokey eyes


The hair was based on the classic ponytail. I began by adding a hairpiece to the models own hair to give it length and used a finishing spray to keep it sleek. For the first part of the shoot I put it in a simple pony and added the fishtail plait detail as the day progressed.

Heline Bekker Photography

You can find out more about the shoot and find out additional details on how to apply the make-up on my blog.


Photographer: Heline Bekker Photography
Hair & Make-up:
 Organic Make-up Artist
Flowers: Vintage Floral Design Company

A big thank you to Laura Jane for sharing with us this great tutorial on getting this elegant bridal look.

The Organic Make-up Artist is a recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company.  The Organic Make-up Artist is inspired by and designed for brides looking for an organic and ethical alternative to classic bridal make-up. Designed with luxury in mind and using only natural and organic hair and make-up products, the Organic Make-up Artist will make you look and feel your best for your wedding day. Visit for more details of contact Laura Jane at


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