Catering to the aesthetic needs of Ibiza’s beautiful brides, mobile hair and make-up service Smack Ibiza was launched in Ibiza in 2009, by pro UK make-up artists Corina Smith and Sara Muhammad. Today, they are the most highly sought after team in bridal beauty on the island, prepping precious skins with REN, and using the finest professional make-up including MAC, plus BeauBronz spray tans (completely natural!). Co-founder Sara gives us the scoop on make-up trends for Ibiza brides in 2013.
Contact Smack Ibiza through White Ibiza1. Big, bold and brave beauty. Sara says this season is all about strong eye looks, inspired by recent catwalk shows by Gucci, Versace, Chanel and Dior. Think vibrant, coloured eyeliners, jewelled lids, neon block colours, futuristic lines and coloured mascara – it’s back!
2. Lush lips. Opt for creamy scarlets like Burberry, crimson matte tones like Prada or make a dramatic statement with black cherry lips (though be sure to prep it right so it doesn’t smudge on your groom’s face!). Use a strong lip liner to give lips a fuller effect, and dab some neon right in the centre of your pout for extra volume.
3. Marvellous metallics. There are two ways to wear metallics this summer, says Sara. Either go grungey with sexy slicks of gold and silver across the lids, or opt for a full precision cat-eye look with metallic liners.
4. ’60s shadow. Follow Chanel’s lead and go all aflutter with strong black eyeliner and full, lush lashes that give a nod back to 1960s style. Sara recommends individual lash extensions, so there’s no need to worry about false lashes coming off throughout the reception. Team your retro eyes with fresh skin and a pink lip, or even the strong lips mentioned above.
5. Satin skin. This summer, skin is in, but it’s all about keeping it natural with a slightly satin finish – not too dewy, not too matte, j-u-s-t right! Tinted moisturisers or lightweight foundations are the way forward (and won’t melt off your face in the Ibiza summer heat), and only use a bronzer to highlight and give skin a sunkissed look – contouring is so last season!