Happy International Women’s Day: Three Stunning Bridal Looks by Joy Adenuga

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Its International Women’s Day today (the 8th of March, 2016) and UK based makeup artist – Joy Adenuga created three stunning international bridal looks to mark the day.

The looks are featured in a 4 page beauty spread in Blackhair Magazine’s April/May 2016 issue. Joy also shared how she created these bridal looks inspired by traditional brides across the world.


The Hawaiian Bride

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To recreate this look,

  1. On the lids, apply from Makeup Addiction Cosmetics Flaming Love Palette £25, the shade Eden all over lids and blend out with a mix of Savannah Dessert and Brownie. Finish off with Makeup Addiction lashes in Date night £7 for a natural looking lash line.
  2. Swirl M.A.C blush in Dollymix £18.50 all over the cheeks with a dusting of Bobbi Brown shimmer brick in Rose £33 for added glow.
  3. Finish off on the lips with M.A.C lipstick in a mix of Pretty Please and Lovelorn from the Preferred Pink Palette £35.

The Chinese bride

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To recreate this look,

  1. Prep the skin using Embryolisse lait-creme £13
  2. Buff in MAC Matchmaster Foundation £29 and conceal any imperfections with MAC Studio finish concealer £15.50. Set only the T-zones with Bobbi Brown Sheer finish powder £19.
  3. On the eyes, pat on a mix of M.A.C free to be and Coppering eyeshadow £12.50 each all over the lid softly blending out with a dark brown eyeshadow. Over this apply Urban Decay glitter eyeliner in Midnight cowboy £14. Finish off with a bold liner and strip lashes to further enhance the eyes.
  4. On the lips, begin with M.A.C lip liner in Cherry £12.50 followed M.A.C lipstick in Red £15.50 and a clear gloss over the top for a sultry effect.

The South African Bride

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To recreate this look,

  1. Over the lids pat on Makeup Geek foiled eyeshadow in Flame thrower £7.95 and using a pencil brush apply Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Sin City to the inner tear ducts to give eyes more sparkle!
  2. On the cheeks softly apply MAC blush in Ambering rose £18.50 and blend towards the hairline.
  3. Line lips with MAC lip pencil in Burgundy £12.50, apply Anastasia Beverley hills liquid lipstick in Heathers and finish off with M.A.C Vamplify – Modern Drama.


Hawaiian Bride

  • Dress: Weruzo
  • Headpiece: Beverly Wilson
  • Earrings: Stylist’s own
  • Bracelets: Pebble London

Chinese Bride

  • Dress: Dynasty London
  • Earrings: Topshop
  • Headpiece, Necklace & Cuffs: Pebble London

South African Bride

  • Dress: Weruzo
  • Jewellery & Neckpiece: Pebble London


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