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Limerence Editorial- Wedding makeup meets fashion

Weddings and fashion… Who says the two can’t mix?  Limerence is a state of mind which results from a romantic attraction to another person (queue butterflies).  It’s also the name of our latest styled bridal shoot.

I loved working on this shoot because I got to combine elements of fashion hair and makeup styles with this poolside chic wedding.  Skincare and makeup breakdown at the end.

Enjoy!

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Sonia Allen Makeup styled bridal editorial wedding stationery

Stationery by Terrace Press, Calligraphy by Better Together Paper, Jewellery by Kerry Rocks Jewellery.

Sonia Allen Makeup styled bridal editorial table setting and wedding ring

Sonia Allen Makeup styled bridal editorial wedding lingerie table setting and bridal flowers

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Fashion inspired wedding makeup and hair by Sonia Allen, gown by Rue de Seine at The Bridal Atelier.

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Sonia Allen Makeup styled bridal editorial loose textured waves

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Fashion inspired wedding makeup, hair and nails by Sonia Allen, gown by Rue de Seine at The Bridal Atelier.

Wedding makeup and bridal updo hair by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

A rope-twist bridal updo with floral embellisment by Sonia Allen, florals by Oh Flora, gown by Rue de Seine at The Bridal Atelier.

Sonia Allen Makeup styled bridal editorial bridal updo with flowers

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Fashion inspired wedding makeup and hair by Sonia Allen, Rennes top by Sarah Seven with Tilly skirt Theia Couture from The Bridal Atelier.

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Because who doesn’t love a topknot!

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

Wedding makeup by Sonia Allen Makeup artist Sydney

SKINCARE BREAKDOWN

For the skincare I used the Hylamide Low-Molecular HA serum to hydrate the skin. I skipped moisturiser and followed with the Deciem Pore Delete primer to even out the skin texture.  Hylamide is available from Priceline and online at Adore Beauty.

Sonia Allen Makeup uses Hylamide by Deciem for the skincare for the wedding makeup look

WEDDING MAKEUP BREAKDOWN

Base- Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Oil-Free Foundation (available from Sephora Australia, $69) for slight coverage with a beautiful glowing finish.

Sonia Allen Makeup uses Marc Jacobs foundation for the wedding makeup look

Highlighter- My current favourite, the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator applied with fingers anywhere I wanted to pick up light- the cheekbones, brow bone, cupid’s bow and décolletage (available from Sephora Australia, $38) .

Sonia Allen Makeup uses Marc Jacobs highlighter for the wedding makeup look

Blush-  Always a fan of cream blush for how it melts seamlessly into the skin, I used Korean brand 3ce Cream Blusher (Sephora Australia, $25) and set it with a light dusting of the Marc Jacobs Air Blush powder (Sephora Australia, $39).

 

Sonia Allen Makeup uses 3ce and Marc Jacobs Air Blush for the wedding makeup look

Lipstick- What is already a staple in my own arsenal this festive season, I used the Lip & Cheek Stain by The Body Shop ($24.95). A brilliant formula that never dries and gives the most beautiful finish.  Comes in a variety of shades and you can layer it to achieve the desired intensity.

Sonia Allen Makeup uses Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain for the lipstick for the wedding makeup

I hope you enjoyed our Limerence bridal editorial.  If wedding makeup inspiration is what you’re looking for, then you might also like the following posts:

Sonia Allen Makeup wedding makeup and hair for Bridal Series Sydney featuring Rhonda Hemmingway

When I created this look for our editorial with wedding gown designer Rhonda Hemmingway on The Bridal Series Sydney.

 

Sonia Allen Makeup wedding makeup and hair for Bridal Series Sydney featuring Karen Willis Holmes

Or this look for our Bridal Series Sydney editorial with designer Karen Willis Holmes.

For all wedding makeup enquiries, please click here to get in touch with the team.

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Love in Masquerade

Question:

What do you get when you combine gorgeous models, a breathtaking backdrop, a hardworking team and some couture?

Answer…

This.

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Insert love heart emoji here.  (Gown, belt & feather shrug from The Babushka Ballerina, earrings from Samantha Wills).

This “Love in Masquerade” shoot was published on the One Fine Day blog earlier this week and they gave us a great write up.

This was the team (minus Mel and Josh and Elisia).  So really only 2/3 of the team.

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It’s not a myth, models are really tall.

Models were from The Agency:

Dora...

Dora… (Lace cropped top & tulle skirt by The Babushka Ballerina, ring & earrings by Samantha Wills)

Ryan...

Ryan… (Three piece suit & shirt by The Black Label, tie by Crane Brothers and pocket square by Belancé store)

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Ali… (Gown by White Runway, shoes and earrings by Izoa and ring by Samantha Wills)

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And Spencer. (Navy tux jacket and shirt by The Black Label, cuff links Belancé store and bowtie stylist’s own)

Our photographer was Chrissie Hall who is both a fashion and wedding photographer.

Masquerade Wedding_Chrissie Hall_Sonia Allen (27 of 27)

Orla Molloy from Elevate Styling had the huge task of styling this shoot (she was also my gorgeous assistant at One Fine Day).  She sourced fashion from The Babushka Ballerina, Samantha Wills, White Runway, The Black Label, Belance Store, Izoa and Crane Brothers.  Full list of fashion credits are here.

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Spencer wears suit by The Black Label; Ali wears sequin gown by White Runway; Dora wears wedding gown and feather shrug by The Babushka Ballerina; and Ryan wears black tux jacket by The Crane Brothers, shirt by The Black Label and bow tie by Belancé.

Mel from Oak & Linden did the floristry, prop styling and table setting.  Indeed a woman of many talents.

Special thanks must go to Written by Hand for the calligraphy and chalk signage, Vintage Patina for the props and Laduree for the home fragrance and for the macaroon tower.

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Exquisite table decorations.

Masquerade Wedding_Chrissie Hall_Sonia Allen (3 of 27)

And a sumptuous table setting using jewellery from Samantha Wills because, well.. why not!

Masquerade Wedding_Chrissie Hall_Sonia Allen (2 of 27)

Had to resist the urge to put this mask on so many times…  Or spray that Laduree home fragrance…

Masquerade Wedding_Chrissie Hall_Sonia Allen (1 of 27)

This is how it all came together.

Josh from Toni & Guy Parramatta worked his magic on hair as always.

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Hair magician. (Gown by The Babushka Ballerina, earrings by Samantha Wills)

This shoot was the birthplace of our on-set selfies.

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At least this one is better than the last one Josh…

And I was on make-up design.  I was inspired by the opulence of Phantom of the Opera and wanted to balance the make up with the breathtaking backdrop of the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens (which I highly recommend everyone visits!).

Masquerade Wedding_Chrissie Hall_Sonia Allen (19 of 27)

For Dora I created creamy glowing skin, defined eyes in brown and taupe shades set with false individual lashes and paired with a matte rose lip.

Masquerade Wedding_Chrissie Hall_Sonia Allen (14 of 27)

And for Ali I created a more dramatic look with a bright bold lip, exaggerated lashes and a rosy glow on the cheeks.

And lastly I would like to thank my very good friend Elisia who gave up her time to help on the day.  Couldn’t have done it without you Leash.  Much love.

Hope you enjoyed these images as much as we enjoyed creating them.

What theme/style did you have at your wedding?  What was your favourite styling feature of this bridal editorial?

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