Summer weddings were made for days like this! Danielle and Jack were married on a beautiful August day in the English countryside, at High House in Althorne, Essex. After a joyful ceremony in the barn and Pimms on the lawn, they led their guests to the reception in a white marquee overlooking the lake. For their flowers and décor, the couple chose a palette of pastel pink and ivory. The look was classic and naturally pretty, with sprays of gypsophilia in bud vases on the tables, and paper lanterns hanging overhead. The bridesmaids wore pastel pink dresses with diamante detail, which perfectly complemented Danielle’s stunning fit and flare lace gown with its delicate diamante straps. There to make sure that they all looked their beautiful best was Make Me Bridal pro, Leanne Perilly.

For her bridal makeup, Danielle wanted a natural, flawless look with colours that would not only complement the summery pink colours of her flowers and bridesmaid dresses, but also the warm, deep undertones of her skin tone, eyes, and hair. As it was a warm day, Leanne started with a mattifying primer and velvety smoothing primer to prep the bride’s skin. She then used Glo Skin Satin Finish Foundation for a dewy, glowing look that set off Danielle’s natural tan. For the eyes, the emphasis was on using colours that would make Danielle’s brown eyes sparkle, so Leanne used a range of MAC shades, including warm brown, neutral, and rose gold tones. On the lips, she applied a beautiful deep pink lipstick from Mehr, with gloss over the top to emphasise the lips and complement the eye makeup. Finally, Leanne added NYX setting spray, to achieve a flawless, long-lasting finish.

Before the wedding, Danielle and Leanne had already been able to build up a special rapport. Leanne explains:

“Danielle first asked me to do her makeup for a special occasion, and was so happy with my natural style of makeup that she then booked me for her wedding to Jack. I did her makeup three or four times over the next eighteen months, which enabled me to get to know her, her preferences, and individual style really well, and allowed her to feel comfortable and confident about booking me for her day.”

Leanne Perilly is a multi-award winning Essex makeup artist with over 16 years of experience in the wedding industry. Her style is natural and flawless, allowing her clients to feel the most beautiful version of themselves. She also has a reputation for making her brides feel completely relaxed, and for using only the highest quality products and techniques. You can see her profile here.

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