Bridal Makeup Tips With Jo Leversuch MUA

Makeup is a big part of  prepararing for a wedding – particularly if you’re the bride! Makeup artist Jo Leversuch shares with us some great tips for every bride.

Whether or not you decide to get the professionals in for your big day, it’s always important to test out various products and find what works well for your skin before you walk down the aisle.

We all want our foundations to look perfect and last all day long. Whether we are going to a wedding, special occasion, prom, or night out with friends, the flawless look is the biggest trend to hit the industry in recent years.

This is even more important if you’re preparing for your wedding – you need a foundation that will stay put day and night and leave your face looking fresh and not oily.

We caught up with professional MUA Jo Leversuch on bridal make-up.

Hi Jo! We’ve been looking through your portfolio and have spotted a lot of bridal looks… 

That’s right, I do a lot of bridal and wedding make-up – I really enjoy being a part of a client’s big day. I’ve worked on a number of weddings so far this year (including a last minute bride who’s original make-up artist didnt show!) and also offer one-to-one or group tutorials for some brides who want their wedding party to learn how to apply make-up.

I also do a lot of editorial bridal work for DW Magazine, Belle Bridal and other wedding magazines.

Have you used Veil in your wedding looks?

Veil Cover Cream is a hidden gem in my eyes. Being in the industry I get to use and try a mixture of foundations on the market. Veil Cover Cream is a multi-purpose product which can be used as a concealer as well as full camouflage for more skin issues.

There are so many key benefits to Veil Cover Cream from being exceptionally long-lasting, oil free and waterproof plus it is not tested on animals which a lot of my brides love.

What’s the best way to apply full coverage foundation?

The best way to apply a cream such as Veil Cover Cream is to start in the middle of the face/t-zone area and work outwards using the Beauty Blender sponge (a slightly damp sponge is best too).  By applying the Veil Cover Cream in this way you can build up a light and to a  fuller coverage if you should prefer.

To apply as a concealer I like to use a small concealer brush and then dab with my fingertips around the eye area.

To create a less dewy complexion you can finish and set the foundation with Veil Finishing Powder.

Finally, do you have any tips for brides who have decided to do their own bridal make-up?

It all depends on the look the bride wants to achieve – my signature looks are all very natural, so for this I would always advise a light application of Veil Cover Cream set with powder to keep it in place all day.

You can then use a little of the darker and lighter pink tones to contour the face. Use your fingers to apply these on the cheekbones and feel your bone structure with your fingers to ensure you get the contour lines just right.

A bold statement lip will finish off any look perfectly. I love Bobbi Brown lipsticks, they’re really creamy and rich in colour, plus they’re long-lasting too so perfect for a wedding!

 

Do you have a wedding coming up? Let us know in the comments!

An exclusive invitation to our blogger and MUA event!

 

On Monday 11th September we’ll be hosting an exclusive blogger and MUA event in Middlesbrough, and we want you to join us!

The event will take place from 6pm – 8pm (doors open from 5.30pm) at The North East Make-Up Academy, Middlesbrough, and will include:

  • Expert demos and Q&A with Jo Leversuch MUA
  • The chance to network with local bloggers, influencers and MUA’s
  • Free samples of Veil Cover Cream
  • Nibbles and refreshments

If you’ve not come across Veil before, it’s a specialist brand of camouflage make-up designed to provide long-lasting cover. Traditionally used for skin imperfections including vitiligo, birthmarks, port wine stains, rosacea, acne, pigmentation, scars, eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins and unwanted tattoos, our Cover Cream is also the perfect addition to an everyday makeup routine to create a flawless base. It is also suitable for a range of make-up techniques including contouring, highlighting and strobing.

With key professionals and an award-winning make-up artist (who includes London, Milan and Paris Fashion week in her portfolio!) delivering demonstrations at the event, you don’t want to miss it!

Tickets are limited, so please RSVP asap to secure your ticket. For further information please contact sarah@thecreativealchemist.co.uk.