Bridal Inspo Test Shoot

Bridal Inspo Test Shoot

“How do you want to feel on you wedding day?” Probably one of the most important questions I ask my clients when we meet for a trial. Every last detail needs to be taken into account to really capture the brides style and personality. The answers I receive vary from very natural, like myself but polished, to all out Hollywood glamour. Which is why I love my job! No two people are the same, have the same style or personality so each wedding I do is a new adventure.The theme we tried to achieve during my test shoot with photographer Paul Cruse was raw, organic, fresh with a hint of glamour. Our model Ellie really suited the look I created for her with her long flowing hair which I wanded and brushed out.

To prep her skin I used one of my favourite skin primers by Laura Mercier. It is a beautiful radiant primer with a golden glow to really let the light bounce off the skin. I buffed MAC studio sculpt foundation over the top using a MAC 130 duo fibre brush to polish the gel texture into the skin. This foundation is full coverage so really makes the skin appear flawless – not hard when your model is as beautiful as Ellie. It has a gorgeous dewy finish so it photographs beautifully. To keep the glow I lightly contoured the skin with MAC mineralize powder to add shape and moisture. I applied MAC blush in tenderling and margin on the apples of the cheeks to create a natural flush. To finish the skin I spritzed Clinique moisture surge face spray.

On Ellie’s eyes I used the Morphe 35N pallette to enhance the socket and highlight the brow bone. I then smudged MAC coffee pencil along the top lash line to add definition. To finish the look I used MAC lip pencil in soar and used fulfilled lipglass over the top to create the perfect rose tone.

If you would like any more information on how I created this look feel free to send me a message

Rebecca
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Kate’s Winter Wedding

Kate’s Winter Wedding

This really was one of my favourite weddings to do of 2015. The theme was classic vintage style and Kate had really put so much effort in to making her day perfect. The venue was West Tower in Ormskirk and I was greeted by the most amazing views. Kate’s dress was beautifully embellished with lace and beading and she had a clear vision of how she wanted to look and feel. We had previously done Kate’s makeup trial and we both agreed a classic, vintage red lip was a must.

For Kate’s eye makeup we kept  to neutral smokey tones and a flick liner to compliment the lip colour. We kept the skin fresh and dewy using MAC strobe cream teamed with MAC studio sculpt foundation. Her hair was loosely pinned at the back with a beautiful hair piece to set it off.

The colour Kate had chosen for her bridesmaids to wear was a beautiful champagne tone to keep with the vintage theme and it was such a flattering colour – which is really important when considering what your bridal party will be wearing.
For the bridesmaids we wanted more of an eye focus so Kate’s red lip was the main attraction. Keeping with the champagne tone we used MAC gold glitter to add glamour and a classic flick liner. The girls wore MAC Viva glam 2 lipstick the most perfect nude. The bridesmaids hair was wanded and brushed out to create loose waves with a beautiful snow flake clip to incorporate a little bit of the winter setting outside.

For any more information on how I created these looks feel free to send me a message.

Rebecca 

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My Makeup Journey

My Makeup Journey

Beginning my new adventure got me thinking about my journey through the makeup world and how far I have come. It has been such an inspiring time for me and has given me invaluable opportunities. 
 
My journey began back in 2006 when I left sixth form and made a decision to join Hugh Baird College in Liverpool to study makeup artistry. It was here I met some of the most influential people who motivated me to work hard and aim high. College really opened my eyes to the career paths being a makeup artist could take me. 
 
After studying for two years I decided to freelance and build up a clientele. I would take any work I could from weddings and proms to Halloween makeup. However my skills were really put into practice when I started working for the worlds leading cosmetic brand MAC. I joined the team in the free standing store in Liverpool and was just overwhelmed by the amount of talent in the store. In that environment you are really thrown in the deep end because anyone could walk in! MAC’s moto   “All ages, All races, All sexes”  means they accept anyone. So as you can imagine the experience I gained whilst working there is second to none. Being inspired constantly everyday by other artists and learning tips and tricks gave me the expertise I have which enables me to offer exceptional service and flawless application. I realised the importance of letting the clients personality and style show through when creating a tailor made  look for them, and that each and every person is different from the last. This is why I love my job so much. So from here it only seemed the right thing to do was take my knowledge and create Rebecca Devin Destination Makeup. Having always wanted to move abroad I was given the perfect opportunity to combine making up beautiful brides  with living a spanish, laid back lifestyle!
 
Hope you have enjoyed a small insight into my career journey.
 
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