The Stunning Bride

Working with bride’s like Adebola… truly makes my life complete. I know it sounds crazy or maybe corny, but it is because of brides like her that I am able to do what I love. It was a pleasure working with her as her calm personality set the mood for the serene atmosphere. She and her bridal party were soo much fun to work with. They all had great personalities and were super accomplished. Also, a big shout out and many thanks to Tope as she was the perfect makeup assistant on this day. Now on to the pictures…below are some images we captured as the bridal party got ready: 

The Lovely Bridal Party... I loved the robes Adebola got all her bridesmaids

The Lovely Bridal Party… I loved the robes Adebola got all her bridesmaids

Beautiful Bridesmaid....Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid….Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid....Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid….Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid....Before and After

Beautiful Bridesmaid….Before and After

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A Before and After of the Stunning Bride

As always, I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride’s thick beautiful natural hair. The wedding took place at the Duke Chapel and their fabulous reception took place at the uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.

The fabulous story-telling images below were captured by the super talented Photographer Jameka Autry of Paper Hearts Weddings (you can click on the images for a more detailed look):

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

I love this Image!!!!

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Makeup for entire bridal party by Tiwa Lawrence

Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence: Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

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Beautiful Couple!!!

Another Fav... I love her dress

Another Fav… I love her dress

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Photos by Paper Heart Weddings

Awww, the end of the night....

Awww, the end of the night….

Thanks soo much to Jameka Autry of Paper Hearts Weddings!!!

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Bridal Makeup Work Featured on ESSENCE.com!!!

Tiffany’s wedding was featured on Essence.com: Bridal Bliss !!! I wanted to share the link with you guys…Cute story. Check out the feature when you get a chance.

Essence Bridal Bliss Feature
Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence

PS: If you saw any unusual posts or messages from my blog this past weekend, pls know that my blog was hacked and I am working on making sure this is sorted out ASAP 😦

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A Socialite Wedding

Tiffany was a fabulous bride referred to me by April Pyatt of Socialite Events. Working with Tiffany was a dream because she trusted me to deliver. All I did was enhanced her natural beauty. She and her wedding party were super organized and for that reason, we were able to get everyone ready for the special day. By the images below you can see just how beautiful her wedding was. April did an amazing job pulling the whole event together. I wish Tiffany and her husband a life full of joy and happiness. 

April was kind enough to provide me with some images which I shared below. Thanks for everything, April 🙂 

Photography by The Captured Life Photography

How beautiful was the ceremony decor? I love

Beautiful Bride, Beautiful Decor

Tiffany was glowing even before we began her makeup.. she is stunning without makeup

Makeup for Bride and Bridesmaids by Tiwa Lawrence

Bridesmaid’s Makeup by Tiwa Lawrence, Bridesmaid’s Hair by Tracey Spruill

The images below were taken by me. I was glad I was able to sneak in a few shots (you can click on the pictures for a more detail look). :

Tiffany…Gorgeous bride

and the Gorgeous Bridal Party

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The Sophisticated Bride

When Latoya told me she wanted a smokey eye for her wedding, I immediately knew she would be a sophisticated bride. She is striking with or without makeup…so when I brought out a smokey eyeshadow palette and airbrushed her foundation, we just enhanced her already pretty face. She and her mother looked beautiful and were a pleasure to work with.

I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride and mother of the bride’s hair. And last but not least, her attentive wedding planner, Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, did a great job planning the whole event. Below are two images from her blog. Please check out her blog HERE for more images of the classy wedding. All the pictures were taken at the couple’s uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.

Latoya…The Sophisticated Bride

Below are some pictures I took:

Latoya…Beautiful

Latoya’s Mother…Lovely Lady

I loved her wedding colors

Off to get hitched…Congrats to the lovely Bride!!!


 

 

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LIFT: The Royal Wedding 2011

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!
Everyone is talking about it…the Royal wedding. Weddings like this only come around once in a while, so I made sure I had my eyes out for the “Fashions” of the day.  

Most of the guests came correct with very classy and timeless looks. This might seem weird, but out of all the fashion looks this morning, I was most looking forward to seeing what Victoria Beckham would wear to the Royal wedding. She did not disappoint. Her hat was stunning and even with her pregnancy, she was rocked those 6 inch Christian Louboutin heels like a CHAMP!

Victoria Beckham at the Royal Wedding

Princess Beatrice of York (the daughter of  Sarah, Duchess of York) also turned it out. Her headgear, which was created by Milliner Philip Treacy, was beautiful. I love bows, so the bigger the better. As for her makeup, I liked her smokey eye and nude-ish pink lips. I also loved her dress at the pre-wedding party the night before.

Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding

Princess Beatrice at the Pre-wedding Dinner


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What were your thoughts about the wedding day “fashions”?
Thots,
Tiwa

THE SMOKEY EYE…Your Way

One of the top requested looks I get from my clients is the smokey eye look. I personally love the smokey eye, because you can make it your own. You can mix it with bold colors or just keep in neutral with browns and blacks tones. It also looks great paired up with nude lips or with bright lips…. you can really do whatever you like.   

Below are some before and after pictures of two models I worked with recently. The two looks are completely different but both have a smokey touch. The first look is more traditional with black and browns. For the second look I used bronze and purples to achieve the smokey look.    

Before the Smokey Eyes

After, with Smokey Eyes

 

Another look...

To achieve the smokey eye  look on this model, I used the following items:
 

Eyes:    

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean  (all over lower lids)   

MAC in Carbon (on lids and under waterline) 

Barbie Loves MAC in Beautyburst  (in crease, mixed with some Carbon eyeshadow) 

Vanilla Pigment (to highlight the brow bone)  

L’Oreal Hip Color Truth Cream Eyeliner w/ angled brush (to line her eyes and waterline) 

Mac Eye Kohl Pencil in Smolder  (in waterline, to intensify look) 

Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara   

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I also worked with the beautiful Nolana at a photoshoot. I had so much fun and she is a pleasure to work with it.   

Nolana's before picture...looking cute.

Nolana, after...looking FIERCE!

Close up on her eyes, after taking it up a notch.... Smoking!

I achieved her smokey eye look with the following items:

Eyes:    

MAC in Bold and Brazen (inner lids) 

Ben Nye in Cosmic Violet and Amethyst (middle of lids) 

Tara Orekelewa Eyeshadow in Dark Purple (outer “V” and crease) 

Pro MUA Gold Dust (to highlight the brow bone)  

Liquid eyeliner 

Red Cherry Lashes in # 113 

If you have specific questions that I didn’t cover, please leave me a comment or send me an email and we can talk about it 🙂  

Thots,  

Tiwa