The Romantic Bride

Lauren was a lovely bride I worked with a few months ago. She was detail-orientated, and when it came to her bridal makeup look, she knew exactly what she wanted. She wanted a natural but romantic makeup look for herself and her bridal party. I have to say, it was fun working with her diverse bridal party. Tracey Spruill of Mane.Edits did a fab job on the bride’s hair and as always I looked forward to working with Hooman of Vesic Photography. He did a great job capturing the images for the bride and groom.

Below are some images of the lovely couple and bridal party by Vesic Photography:

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The Lovely Couple

The Lovely Couple

The Bridal Party. Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

The Bridal Party: Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

Below are some up-close images I captured during the bridal preparation:

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence : Hair by Tracey Spruill

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence : Hair by Tracey Spruill

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

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A Glam Wedding in London

Late last year my love, Mobyz, got married in London and I had the pleasure of being her makeup artist. She wanted a natural glam look and I think we achieved just that. Check out some of the images from her super fun wedding. I wish I could relive this trip…but oh well, memories are also priceless 🙂

I pray for marriage blessings for she and Charles. And here is to wishing them many, many, many wonderful years of love and happiness together!

Below are some great images from Litehouse Photography

Here I am capturing a before pic of the before pic, lol

Here I am capturing a before pic…while the official before pic was being taken, lol

Mobzy, almost ready for her Big day

Mobzy, almost ready for her Big day

Aww... She is beautiful

Aww… She is beautiful

Aww...Father and daughter. I love this image

Aww…Father and daughter. I love this image

Husband and Wife...

Husband and Wife…

It's official!!

It’s official!!

Mobyz and Charles are Married...Yippee!!!

Mobyz and Charles are Married…Yippee!!!

My favorite... as the couple head to the reception

My favorite… as the couple headed off to the reception

I was able to capture a few up-close and personal images with my iPhone (you can click on the images for a more detailed look):

Mobzy on her wedding day

Mobzy on her wedding day

She has amazing eyebrows!!

She has amazing eyebrows!!

Mobyz, thanks for choosing me to make you glam on your special day. Love you xxx

tiwasig

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Where have you been?? Okay, Okay…Let’s RECAP!!

Hello Guys,

Happy July 4th!!!

I am not sure if I should just act like nothing happened **covers face in shame** or address my absence? For the sake of transparency, I have decided to share. I have been gone for a minute due to a hectic work schedule, personal commitments and a lack of inspiration, but now I am back and I am excited to share about my passion. It is ironic, because I thought about this blog a lot while I was gone and the direction I want to take the blog. I started this blog almost four years ago, and I have changed so much…for one, I am older and I have also matured as an artist. I will still use this space to express myself and share on the topic of makeup, but I want to make sure I am posting what I am truly passionate about and what you guys want to see.

So, let me update you…and let’s start from the last time I was here:

2012 was both amazing and busy. I want to take a moment to reflect on all the great things that happened last year with my Makeup Artistry. I continued to hone my skills. I partook in photoshoots, worked with many fabulous women, was part of a successful makeup seminar in Lagos, attended the makeup show in NYC, trained with Temptu (and I am now an Airbrush Certified Makeup Artist) and I met many amazing makeup artists in my travels. Last but not least, I was able to provide makeup services for many of my lovely brides’ on their special day.

One such bride, was Dale, who got married last year. She is one of my favorite brides to date. I was referred to her by lovely sister who owns Kenjah Bath and Body. The moment I met her, I knew we would be a perfect match. I have to say, she has such an amazing spirit. Her wedding was Chic!!! The ambiance of the location and the feeling in the air was what I like to call “Grown and Sexy”. I loved her dress as it was unique and simple. Her whole bridal party was so much fun to work with. I am blessed be able to work with wonderful people like them.

Below are some lovely images by Kidd Photography

(You can click on the images for a more detailed look) :

Dale's wedding -Airbrush

Here I am doing the last airbrush touch-ups.

The beautiful bride... I loved her dress and her bouquet

The beautiful bride… I loved her dress and her bouquet

The Lovely Couple

The Lovely Couple

Here are before and after images I captured on my camera

Here are before and after images I captured on my camera

On to 2013…so far this year has been super busy and interesting. 2013 started out on a great note…We won the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2013 and it was such a great feeling. This prestigious award recognizes the top five percent of Wedding Professionals nationwide. Thanks to all my beautiful brides…thanks for choosing me to be part of your special day!

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I look forward to sharing about what I have been up to so far this year and also posting about requested topics and more.

What have you been up to since we last spoke? Is there anything in particular you would like to see on this blog? I have missed you all.

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Bite This Style: Online Vintage Boutique with an Edge

Last year, I worked on a photoshoot for my sister Adeola’s online vintage boutique called Bite This Style.  As I mentioned; I love unique vintage pieces and the selections on the site do not disappoint. There are a few items I have my eyes on, so I am off to go shopping 🙂

Check out the website to pick up your next statement vintage pieces!

Let me introduce you to BTS

Bite This Style: Online Vintage Boutique

Update:  I just picked up this belt…I can’t wait to rock it.

Thots,

Tiwa

Vintage Photoshoot: BTS

I took a few behind the scenes pictures at a photoshoot this past weekend. The shoot was for the  online vintage boutique called Bite This Style. I enjoyed working with my sisters and the models, Justice and Morgan. The website will be up in September and I will share more about the site then. I love unique vintage pieces, so I am excited to see the selection on the site.

Models: Justice and Morgan, Stylist: Adeola A, Makeup: Tiwa L

Bite This Style

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Thots, 

Tiwa

My ICONIC Series: Bettie Page

For the past few years, I have been working on a series called Recreating Icons…My Iconic Series. In the series, I recreate makeup looks of iconic women who have left a lasting impression on me over the years. Bettie Page was one of these women. Her sense of style was timeless. If not for her trademark bangs and her striking blue eyes, she also made it on my list for her daring ways and for the role she played in immortalizing the traditional pin-up look.  I posted these images on the facebook fan page last year, but for some reason I never posted in on the blog. So, meet Carsa as Bettie Page.

Photography by Ed Frazier; Modeled by Carsa; Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

Carsa as Bettie Page

Carsa as Bettie Page

Carsa as Bettie Page

Thots,

Tiwa

My ICONIC Series: Diahann Carroll

To continue with Recreating Icons…My Iconic Series; I have a few more images from the photoshoot in January 2010 to share with you. Who remembers Ms. Diahann Carroll in the movie Claudine? Me, me, me!! I loved her in that movie. And then in the TV Series Dynasty. Wasn’t she the best?

Apart from her obvious beauty and talent as an actor…back then she brought an innocent quality to every role she touched. This is our interpretation of the young Diahann Carroll. She turned 75 years old this year, but I think she is forever young!!!   

 
 

Shari as a Young Diahann Carroll

 

Shari as Diahann Carroll

 

 

Shari as herself. Beautiful!!! Antwan did a great job with her hair.

Hair: Antwan Marcel; Makeup: Tiwa Lawrence; Photography: Nick Oza; Model: Shari

 Below are the two images used as inspiration:

 

 

 

Thots, 

Tiwa