How to get natural boho wedding make-up // Bethany Jane Davies // The Natural Wedding Company

You’ve got your instructions and inspiration for natural boho wedding hair (and if you haven’t go check it out), so today we’re going to share with you how to get this natural wedding make-up perfect for the down-to-earth boho bride.

I don’t wear a lot of make-up myself and for my own wedding day I wanted that beautiful look that almost looked like I wasn’t wearing make-up (read about it here). It’s a bit like the popular ‘just-picked from a meadow’ wedding flower style, which is very much not just picked and involves lots of creative genius behind-the-scenes in order to achieve a really natural look.

It sounds a bit daft doesn’t, “dear make-up artist, please use make-up to make me look like I’m not wearing make-up”… But they do it, and today we have Bethany Jane Davies from The Vintage Beauty Parlour to show us how to (attempt at least!) achieve this natural boho bride look for ourselves.

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Natural harvest bridal shoot

We may grumble about the days getting shorter, the air colder, and the nights darker, but there is something truly magical about this time of year.  With a desire to capture some of this beauty, this harvest inspired bridal shoot was dreamt up by photographer Rebecca Douglas and make-up artist Suzanna.  It’s got some lovely inspiration for anyone planning an autumn wedding.

Natural bride in soft silver 1950s wedding dress

Wildflower bouquet

Natural bride with wildflower bouquet

Harvest bridal shoot

“We wanted to capture the pure essence of young love at its most beautiful, in the most stunning of settings – our quintessential Kent countryside.  With the cascading colours of late summer call us to capture the moment, what could be more beautiful than to celebrate this montage of golden evening glows with the glory of young love?”

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Bridal natural beauty

This afternoon it’s the final part to our natural beauty skincare series, helping to get your skin as lovely as possible before your wedding day.  Helping us do that we have Laura The Organic Make-Up Artist, who’s been guiding us through her advice on how to give our skin the best chance of looking beautiful in a natural way.  You can catch up on the importance of a good skincare regime and skincare products and how to use them before reading on.

In this final part, I’ll hand you over to Laura to take your through the skincare countdown to your wedding day…

Hi everyone!  Today is the final part in our bridal skincare series – I hope you’ve found it useful.  If you have any questions today, please leave me a message in the comments box below and I’ll try my best to help you out.

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Natural wedding skincare

Yesterday we were joined on the blog by The Organic Make-up Artist on the start of a 3-part feature on how to get your skin naturally beautiful in preparation for your wedding day.  Today, Laura is back with the second part, looking at different products and how to use them.  Over to Laura…

Hi everyone!  Yesterday we looked at the importance of starting a good skincare regime, today we are moving on to looking at different products and how to use them.  If you have any questions for me, please leave them in the comments box at the bottom and I’ll try my best to help you.

Products and how to use them

Skincare regimes are a very personal thing, depending mostly on time and inclination.  Whether you choose to undertake a full cleanse, tone and moisturising routine or simply give a quick one-over with a facial wipe and a slick of night cream as you get into bed, your skin will benefit.

Choosing skincare products can be a minefield – both for your skin and your pocket, but good skincare needn’t come at a price.  Before you embark on a journey into the world of discarded creams and ineffective lotions, I suggest is to find out what type of skin you have.  If you are unsure, then do seek advice, most reputable skincare stores have trained specialists who will be able to direct you as to the best products for your skin type (but don’t feel pressured into buying!).  I can assure you, this will save you time, money and stress in the long run.

Natural wedding beauty

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Natural wedding beauty

I have been working with some of the lovely businesses listed on The Natural Wedding Company directory to bring you some exclusive and tailored blog posts, like the recent two part feature on growing cut flowers (part 1 and part 2) from BareBlooms.

Well this week it’s all about beauty, and natural beauty to be specific.  I asked Laura The Organic Make-Up Artist if she would put together a special feature for my brides-to-be on how to get your skin wedding day ready in a more natural and gentle way.  Even if you’re not getting married, Laura’s tips and advice will be helpful to anyone wanting to swap to a more natural skincare routine.

You’ll also able to ask your own specific questions of Laura, just simply leave your questions in the comments box at the bottom and we’ll get a reply to you.  If you’d rather ask a question privately you can also send an email to Laura – full details at the bottom.

Over the next three days, Laura will be covering the following areas:

1) the importance of a good skincare regime,
2) skincare products and how to use them, and
3) a countdown to your wedding day.

Before I hand you over into the capable hands of Laura, I want to wish her a huge congratulations as she’s just given birth to a beautiful baby girl last week!  Congratulations! Now, over to Laura and getting a good skincare regime…

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The Organic Make-up Artist

The Organic Make-up Artist is Laura Jane Sessions, a make-up artist with over a decade of experience in fashion, tv and film and a passion for natural and organic products.  She has some fabulous offers for The Natural Wedding Company brides-to-be: 15% off bridal hair and make-up, £10 off each additional person booked for hair and make-up (bridesmaids, mother of the bride etc) AND £50 off the price of an ‘All Day Artist’ package.

The Organic Make-up Artist wedding make-up

Laura Jane says that her services are “inspired by and designed for brides who are looking for a natural alternative to classic bridal make-up.  Designed with luxury in mind and using only natural and organic make-up products, I know how to make you look and feel your best for your wedding day.”

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natural wedding makeup

I am a complete convert to mineral make-up after wearing it for our wedding, so it is lovely to be able to tell you that Purity Cosmetics currently have a special offer price of £9 per jar on their Purity Mineral Foundation.

Purity Cosmetics use only the finest quality minerals to create their ‘good for your skin’ mineral make-up, and all their products are completely paraben, chemical and additive free.  Mineral make-up is also great for people suffering from problem skin, such as sensitive skin and acne.

Purity Cosmetics Mineral Foundation

Their mineral foundation comes in nine shades to suit all skin types, from ivory for porcelain skin all the way to mocha which is suitable for dark skin tones.  I spoke to Emily who runs Purity Cosmetics to get some top tips for applying mineral foundation.

Top tips for applying mineral foundation

“We would always recommend starting with clean, well moisturised skin.  For the best results, use a flocked sponge to buff the foundation onto your skin, gently building up the layers to achieve a flawless look. 

Firstly, tip some mineral foundation into the lid, then gather up a small amount on your flocked sponge applicator and buff onto your skin.  The trick is to buff, buff and buff some more!  You really only need a small amount to start with, then for more coverage build up gradually.  You will notice a lovely sheer, flawless finish.”

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