Sometimes all you need to really make your bridal style pop is the right makeup that corresponds with your bridal look and some glam accessories. For this beauty and style shoot which highlights members of our Coterie family, Makeup Artist Abby of Juicy Looks wanted to create various bridal looks which represent the diversity in her clientele.
My love for diversity in bridal makeup and multicultural weddings inspired me to come up with the multicultural bridal make-up shoot to showcase different styles of makeup. Having a great team on board that understood my vision was priceless. I am so blessed to do something I absolutely love and working with so many diverse brides in the business, I am constantly creating new ideas for my bridal looks.
For this multicultural bridal makeup shoot, I created 6 looks for the Natural bride; this is the bride that wants that “no makeup, makeup look”. She wants to look as natural as possible. Highlighting her beautiful features is the key to achieving this timeless look. The Islamic bride; I was able create a perfect look for the Islamic bride by using some glitter for her eyes and bold colorful lips. Selina tied the beautiful Hijab to complete the look. The South Asian bride; for this look, I used golds and reds to compliment the beautiful bridal wear and jewelry. The Nigerian bride; some parts of Nigerian culture is known to tie gele (headgear) for their traditional weddings. To create this look, I used colors such as gold, blue and pink to compliment the gele and jewelry. The Hollywood glam bride; this is for the bride that wants that glam look. This look is common for evening weddings. It is very bold and sexy. Lastly, the Modern bride; this is for the bride that is not afraid to add a pop of color to her look for the day."
The shoot was photographed beautifully by Petronella Photography. She says, "When I found out that this shoot was a multicultural beauty shoot highlighting the different cultural styles including the Nigerian, Muslim, South Asian, natural bride, I knew I wanted to shoot it very differently from the 'typical' beauty makeup shoots. I wanted to create a very clean, editorial, authentic look and feel that would make the makeup, cultural styles and personalities really shine through in an artistic way. This shoot really challenged me to think outside the box technically and artistically as a photographer. but I’m in love with the final images.
We are loving the images, the styling and most especially, the creativity. Scroll down to read a quick q & a from Abby, and tell us which look you love most in the comments.
Story & Inspiration for Styling from Selina of Vainglorious Brides
When Abby Falore-Ayodeji approached me about styling her beauty editorial I was ecstatic for two reasons. First, Abby is an amazing makeup artist and pleasure to work with. Second, she gave me creative freedom over the styling! This was a beauty editorial, so we focused on hairstyling, headpieces, and Abby’s makeup of course. I wanted to set the inspirational bar really high for this shoot. My goal was to showcase a few unconventional and unique pieces as well a few naturals looks for the conventional bride. So in addition to the traditional Indian Wedding look, African Gele’, and Muslim Hijab I also pulled a few over the top pieces for the offbeat bride. Not to mention, a few vintage inspired but modern pieces for the Hollywood Glam Bride. The overall feel for the shoot was creative and stylish yet believable. We pulled together looks that potential clients can envision themselves in on their wedding day.
Q & A with AbbyWhere should brides seek inspiration for their wedding makeup?
Brides can seek inspiration from Pinterest and wedding blogs. What should a bride bring to her bridal trial?
Pictures of makeup looks, their wedding color theme, picture of bouquet, picture of wedding dress How much time should a bride plan for bridal makeup within her timeline? How much time should she alot for her bridesmaids makeup? One hour for bride and 35mins for each bridesmaid. What can a bride do to combat undereye bags?
There are a few things that could help with under eyes bags such as placing chilled tea bags over eyes or a chilled cotton ball that has been dipped in cold water and vitamin E oil. These things can help with under eye bags if time permits. How does a bride keep her makeup fresh for the entire wedding day?
By carrying a touch-up kit and only applying as needed. If a bride is interested in covering up tatoos, what do you do?
Juicy Looks has a special product that is used to cover tattoos. How do you accommodate brides with skin allergies?
All makeup products used are Hypoallergenic and all brushes are washed and sanitized. However, if your skin is super sensitive, I would advise that you bring your own kit and brushes.
Now indulge in this sweet video from MaeB Films. Here's what she had to say about her inspiration:
"When I was asked to come onboard for the Juicy Looks Multicultural Bridal Make-up shoot I was really excited. I knew going into the project that I wanted to challenge the “standard” beauty shoot which usually feature perfectly made up faces and make-up application. I wanted to produce something that was emotionally charged and would really pull the audience in. I knew, from working with Abby in the past, that her talent as a makeup artist would shine through. I had the idea of having the girls lip sync a song and it really excited me, but I knew the song had to be just right. I searched for almost a full month for “the right” song for this project. When I came across “Beautiful Dreamer” by Carolyn Malachi I got goosebumps. It had the range of emotions that was perfect for this project, strength, empowerment, vulnerability I instantly loved it. For the shoot I used a lot of tight close ups, to showcase Abby’s beautiful work and to also have the viewer connect with the images on the screen.
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Planner & Makeup: Juicy Looks By Abby. @juicylooks_mua / View profile here
Photography: Petronella Photography @byPetronella / View profile here
Videography: Mae B. Films, @maebfilms / View profile here
Stylist, Vainglorious Brides @vaingloriousbrides (IG) @Vaingloribride (twitter) / View profile here
Accessories: Elisha Caplan (Veils, clips, bridal berets, and pill box hats.) / Suzanne Couture Millinery ( pink feather hat) + Mini bridal top hat with veil and ostrich feathers / Indian Bridal Accessories + Hijab - Styled by Selina Howard / African Gele and Accessories - African Queen Boutique, Brooklyn NY @africanqueen_nyc
Hair: Nakema Patton, @nspired_by_nakema
Models: Dominique Manns, Instagram: @slim_addiction_ / Antia Joseph, Instagram: @awalkingdoxology / Kalpana Malviya, Instagram: @kalpanamalviya
Venue: Le Image Studio, 10 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY