Get A no-make-up look that glows

Get A Healthy Glow Whatever The WeatherThe no-make-up look is much requested for brides across the UK and weddings abroad, too, where a bit of a tan can be easily enhanced.

Wedding make-up artist Jacqui O’Shea says a healthy look is all down to the right products. Jacqui works on British brides getting hitched in the UK and Italy and says many are wary of booking a local make-up artist with a heavy hand. But Jacqui specialises in natural glamour.

The below step-by-step is perfect for brides but can be adapted for all occasions.


1) “Start with a make-up base that adds highlights to your skin. Try MAC Strobe Cream or Clarins Instant Complexion Perfector to wear under make-up and add reflection to the skin.”

2) “Use a light, mineral bronzer such as Jane Iredale ‘Moonglow’ for bronzing and contouring.”

3) “Add MAC Paint eyelid primer to the eyes to hold colour in place without creasing. MAC Eyeshadow ‘Cork’, blended with Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder will add colour without overwhelming your eyes.”

4) “For definition, use MAC Gel Liner or Bobbi Brown Long-Lasting Gel Liner – use along the lash line to increase the density of lashes and gives a visual effect of changing the shape of the eye.”

5) “Finally, the lips. Use Laura Mercier Lip Polish to exfoliate and condition lips then line with Estée Lauder Double-Wear lip liner. Finish with Shi Sheido lipstick for long-lasting colour.”

6) “You want your make-up to stay fabulous for photos so finish with MAC Fix + Spray to close pores and help keep your look in place.”



Make-up artist Jacqui O’Shea is on hand to help brides booking summer weddings in Italy or those getting married from September onwards in the UK.

While Jacqui spends a lot of the summer making brides look gorgeous at Lake Garda events, she is also available for Autumn/Winter/early Spring bookings across Surrey, London, Hampshire and Sussex. Bookings are also welcomed from outside of these areas with a small additional charge to cover travel costs.

She is NVQ qualified and trained at the Jemma Kidd Make-Up School, London. “I have always believed that make-up can change how you feel about yourself,” Jacqui said. “Make-up is individual to everyone – you can choose to wear a little or a lot and it doesn’t matter if you make a mistake, you can always take it off and start again.”

Clients can browse the before-and-after pictures brides online, on Jacqui’s site or on, or bring in a picture of a favourite celebrity to perfect their dream big-day look.

View her portfolio online at

Also check out Jacqui’s online blog – all of these features are available for free publishing with a link back to the website. Choose from how-to tips or longer reads from ‘Eat your way to better looking skin’ to ‘how to use make-up brushes for a flawless finish’. See