Forever February – A blog by the lovely Monica at MHG Beauty.
Who says we should celebrate love only 1 day a year? I am a believer in celebrating love all year round. With that said, who doesn’t love an excuse to celebrate the love we have for one another? February is full of roses, chocolates, hearts, and smiles everywhere.
So we came together to create a Valentine’s Day theme inspired wedding shoot just for you.
Paula Scalco, both photographer and the artistic brain behind this shoot created a beautiful setup with the help of talented florist Irina from Blossom Tree Dubai. A beautiful “love” booth with flowers, Paula’s vintage treasures and delicious cakes and sweets by Cup N Cakes Dubai made everything come to life.
Our Valentine’s Day bride Natasha looks gorgeous wearing a lovely A-line dress by designer Helen Miller, a very simple and elegant headpiece, a veil and gorgeous earrings all from Vanila Wedding Boutique.
We wanted both the makeup and hair looks to be romantic. This year, makeup trends are all about glow, glitter, and highlight. Sometimes mentioning the word glitter for a bride might sound a bit scary, but it all comes down to the application. When kept soft and as a detail to give the face dimension it looks stunning.
I kept the skin very natural but at the same time flawless using Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk foundation and Kevyn Aucoin’s etherealist concealer to cover dark circles and conceal any imperfections. As for the eye makeup I used Duo Glow from Natasha Denona’s new Diamond and Blush palette, which by the way I am obsessed with, and on top iced it with Mac cosmetics glitter in reflects pearl. Her bone structure was softly contoured with Kevyn Aucoin’s sculpting powder, and her cheeks were given a natural, bright look with Natasha Denona’s duo blush in tou tou and sheer peach nude. To finish up the look, the lips were highlighted on the Cupid ’s bow (how appropriate!) with Natasha Denona’s face glow shimmer and Sephora’s perfect nude gloss all over the lips.
For the hair, I created soft waves and then put it into a very simple and elegant low bun with a side braid.
We hope you LOVE these images as much as we do.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Until our next beauty encounter,
Photography: Paula Scalco Photography
Flowers: Blossom Tree Dubai
Dress, Veil + Accessories: Vanila Wedding Boutique
Cakes and Sweets: Cup N Cakes Dubai
Model: Natalia Smirnova
Makeup and hair: MHG Beauty