May 25th, 2014

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There are still grown women that have no idea how to apply their make-up and some that simply make the odd mistake. I understand that it is difficult because there really is so much than can go wrong, what I don’t understand is why the cracked mirror, scared pets and crying babies didn’t warn these women that a tsunami had taken hold of their faces.

There really are many wrong ways to apply makeup but there are also a number of right ways. There are also some some fun, exciting and playful ways to complete a look but I’m most excited about seeing a continuation of natural looking makeup, inspired by the minimalist looks of 2013. The art of simplicity is a master class in the ‘more is less’ philosophy, but actually when it comes to creating that effortless look of natural beauty it takes real skill and a lot of effort, although if you watch a true professional in action you will be tricked into thinking that it is easy – don’t be fooled, a professional makeup artist exercises amazing skill and an acute eye for the detail and beauty.

One of the Off To Wed favourites is the incredibly talented Nina Norman who creates a timeless look that you’ll love as you leaf through your wedding album for years to come. Enhancing your features and best assets Nina’s stunning makeup techniques are complimented by the use of prestigious brands such as Laura Mercier, Chantecaille, By Terry, Dr Hauschka and Nars. Trust me, with her background as a Space NK make-up artist and beauty features writer, Nina Norman really does know what she’s talking about.

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 Images provided by Nina Norman