Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Marilyn Golingai Wedding Story - One Bride, Four Looks!

Hello lovelies! Have you missed me?

I'm finally back from my short timeout at home
because it's been such a hectic week of crash dance training & sewing for a client's wedding.
( which I will tell you more later *smile* )

But for now, let me share with you my makeover for
Marilyn who I've had the opportunity of making-over 4 times!
Hence the self-descriptive blog post title.

Here is a picture of Marilyn before her morning session.
For her first look, I gave her a minimal yet simple makeover to suit her Solemnization Ceremony in Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Eyebrows were given a fuller shape while her eyes were kept 
minimal with a kiss of brown eyeshadows + emphasis on lashes.
She also requested for red lips for a less pale look. 
As for her hair, she requested for a romantic look so I created
this sideswept loose chignon for that effortless feel.
 I continued to add white orchids to her hair as she wanted to replicate my previous hairdo design for a beach wedding bride.

 A few hours later, she had her reception at her Kg.Pogunon residence and I did a simple retouch for her second look.
Since her foundation hadn't changed, I proceeded to add a little more black eyeshadow to her eyes and retouched her lipstick and blush for a different effect.
 As it was going to be a humid day, we decided to re-arrange 
her previous hairdo for better comfort!
 Her side-swept bangs were then pulled back into a bump
and 3 champagne colored roses were added for adornment. 

The next day, the grooms' reception was held at Shangrila's
Tanjung Aru Resort and for her third look, I decided to give
her a more dramatic look to suit the evening occasion starting
with more dramatic eyes.
As she was to be dressed in the Kadazan Penampang traditional outfit, I gave her a heavier version of the Unduk Ngadau eyes
using more darker shades of bronze & taupe with accentuated
black eyeliner.
For that modern touch, silver shimmer was added to the inner
corner of the eyes.
As she wasn't a fan of nude lipsticks I gave her a traditional chilli red color for her lips, customary to Kadazan Penampang culture.

 For her hair, I simply did full curls for that sexy volume as she only had shoulder-length hair.
 Again hair was side swept and held in place with a decorative pin for that vintage inspired feel.
A red rose was then added for that extra touch that definitely
screams "Marilyn Monroe"!
 For her final makeover, she wanted a simple smokey eye for her home ceremony so I did this white, grey & turquoise combo to complement her theme.
 No lashes we added and hair was kept minimal.
For her lips I used Covergirl's Outlast All-Day Lip Color in Dusty Rose for resilient, brilliant coverage, color, and shine gives you up to 16 hours of color that stays true, in just 2 easy, breezy steps.

Hope you guys like her look.
Till next time,

P/s : Don't forget to comment below & leave your reactions if you like my work!


  1. Luv the transformation made... Hopefully one day, I will hv the chance to be transformed too for my wedding :-)

  2. Thanks Kay! Yes hopefully one day :)

  3. great work Jeff.always admire your magical touch. :)