Kiss the Bride, The Makeup Story

  Kiss the Bride, Face Chart

Kiss the Bride, Face Chart

"Every Bride wants to look beautiful, but the trick is to pick a look that is timeless. And that means using colours and contrasts that will not only look beautiful in person, but will photograph so well that the makeup becomes invisible, letting the Bride take all the credit for being “naturally” beautiful."


About the Artist

Matthew Waitesmith has been doing makeup and hair for over 30 years. With degrees in both business and fine art, after university he realized he could paint on people, sculpt hair and have a  career as a makeup/hair artist. That career allowed him to work in many major cities all around the world.

He describes his point of view as mostly graphically influenced with colour as the accent.

He likes to focus mostly on first creating graphic shapes on the face, enhancing and balancing the facial symmetry and contrasts, and then he layers colour over those foundational shapes.

His influences are natural shapes that have been infused with man-made sensibilities and refinements. He likes to see images of people that range from completely natural to a hyper realistic rendition, depending on the statement to be made or the context of the art objective.

Brushes used to achieve this Look: