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The Inspirations: Frosted Romance By Make Up By Jo

Posted on: 10/01/2013

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Make Up By Jo at Thorp Perrow

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Yesterday, I shared Brides Up North’s latest bridal inspiration shoot set in the stately rooms of private house and brand new wedding venue Thorp PerrowClick here to catch up.  I’ve already given some major kudos to my team but hey, why not say it again – big thanks to the amazing talents of Joe Dodsworth Photography, Curvy Bridal, Love On Location, CWC Malings, Twisted Willow Floristry and models Ruth Sturdy and Alexandra Ellis (whose lovely mug is the focus of this morning’s feature)!

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One lady who was extremely instrumental in the look and feel of this project was my friend, Featured Supplier and colleague Jo Leversuch at Make Up By Jo.  Jo understood the frosted romance theme and my whimsical notions of Russian princesses, ice maidens and winter pastels perfectly.

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Joe Dodsworth Photography

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The team drew ideas together using a Pinterest board, a resource that I am using more and more in my styling work  (feel free to pop on across and give Brides Up North a follow for regular insights into my behind the scenes thought processes, and things that I think are generally pretty) and you can see the board, entitled Romantic Opulence, by clicking here

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However, when it came to make up, Jo – using our inspirations – had free reign.  I trust this make up maestro implicitly.  And you know what?  Trust pays off.  I’ll pass you over to Jo, who explains the thoughts behind, and the products used to create, this stunning look. 

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Joe Dodsworth Photography

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Jo says: I wanted to share with you behind the scenes preparation for the latest photo shoot with Julia, Editor of Brides Up North.

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My main inspiration came from the January 2013 edition of Elle Magazine and their cover shots featuring Kylie Minogue. The look was strong but had the feminine flair of soft pastel pinks. The key look for Spring/ Summer 2013 make-up is a strong focus on pink colours from pastel to candy strong pinks of all shades for eyes, cheeks and lips.

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Make Up By Jo at Thorp Perrow - Elle Magazine

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Make Up By Jo at Thorp Perrow - Elle Magazine   

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The theme for the shoot was “Frosted Romance”, drawing on regal imagery in cold climates, and the make-up needed to be adapted from a high end fashion trend to wearable bridal make-up. This meant a softer approach on the look with plenty of focus on highlights and contour.

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Blending the make-up was essential for the camera. I wanted the skin to be fresh and flawless with a focus on highlighting the cheekbones. The eyeshadow added a subtle hint of pink colour and white shimmer in the inner part of the eye enhanced the eyes for a magical look. By using different textures of blushers I created strong contours to really show off the cheekbones. Lips remained soft with a slight hint of gloss.

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Joe Dodsworth Photography

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Make-up used on both models:

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Primer: Rimmel Fix and Perfect Primer

Foundation: Ariane Poole Tinted Primer in Light

Concealer: Ariane Poole Conceal and Contour Palette

Highlighter: Ariane Poole Illuminator Pen

Eyeshadow: Ariane Poole in Charm 337

Eyeshadow: Daniel Sandler Eye Delight in Ice

Mascara: YSL False Lash Effect

Blusher: Watercolour Fluid Blusher in So Pretty

Nars: Desire

Lipstick: Ariane Poole Love Struck 52

Daniel Sandler: Super Candy

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For more information, or to chat to Jo about your bridal look, contact her via her website www.makeupbyjo.co.uk

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  – Images © 2013 Joe Dodsworth Photography, Make Up By Jo, Elle Magazine

Make Up By Jo is a Brides Up North Featured Supplier, but this is not a sponsored post

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