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BN Bridal Beauty: Fresh, Floral & Flirty! | Omon of BeautyCook Studio




Get ready for fresh, floral and flirty bridal beauty inspiration from Omontese Akhetuamn of BeautyCook Studio. Omon did the makeup for the Nigerian bridal line we premiered today – Kolini Couture – in case you missed it, click here! The models were adorned with pretty floral crowns by Pretty Fabulous Flowers.

Omon is going to walk us through her inspiration and makeup she used. Enjoy!


Nicole of Kolini Couture absolutely trusted me do my thing from hair styling to the makeup, so I went all out. I was also excited about the bouquet crowns she had asked her florist – Pretty Fabulous Flowers – to make. We had a lot of bridal bouquets on set too, that explains why all the models had fresh flowers made into hair pieces.

I was pretty excited about the shoot and the location (Lekki Conservation Centre, Lagos) that i could not wait for the official photographer’s interpretation of the looks (makeup), so I engaged  my tiny cannon DSLR 1000d camera and with the help of my reflector I got these images just the way I wanted them and instantly too. Please pardon my amateur photographer skills!

Lamide: The first model Lamide is your regular pretty girl with enviable features so we had nothing to hide, so I played up her face with the familiar sweet pink lips and matching eyes. I played down on contouring too. but could not resist a little highlighting on her nose. This look is perfect for church.


Her second look which gave her a Tahiti kind of outdoor wedding feel , i brightened her eyes with gold sparkles and my favorite coral ombre lips. Her hair was let down to bring out the fun side of the look.


Frances: I thought she kind of looked like Tiwa Savage – I stand corrected. This look is a debut for me on a bride, but I did not want to do the regular black eyes, so I opted to use purple, I swept it all over her eyes with no mercy and a bronzy nude lip to match and play down the smoke in her eyes. She also had flowers made into a huge “Alice band”, perfect for a second look dress.

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Her second look was perfect for me, she had this Hollywood glam yet effortlessly pretty purple eyes with matte nude lips and the hair was swept off her neck for some show off. omon-beauty-cook-studio-nigerian-bride-kolini-couture-bellanaija-wedding-3

Susan: Susan just gave me the chills when she got on my chair, I immediately thought the pinup look with a little colour. Her eyes are deep set which was already comes contoured,so she could get away with little or no eyeshadow. Then the icing on this look is the hot red lip. Oh la la! This look is perfect for the bride who is not afraid to go bold,as the lips will pull a lot of attention. The hair was swept all the way to the front to compliment the pinup look fever.
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The bun was a simple pull back with some fresh flower accents. omon-beauty-cook-studio-nigerian-bride-kolini-couture-bellanaija-wedding-7omon-beauty-cook-studio-nigerian-bride-kolini-couture-bellanaija-wedding-8

We absolutely loved BeautyCook‘s looks for the Kolini Couture models! Omon also wanted to share the makeup she did for a gorgeous bride Feyi, a few months ago. Gorgeous!

She says,

If you were born dark skinned like me and Feyi, simply make sure your skin is kept clean and that will automatically brighten you up. Her eyes are too small to carry a lot of eyeshadow so we decided on a bronzy eyeshadow and the purple ombre lips, her face was bronzed out to make her glow.

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What a way to end our week at BN Weddings! Sooo much beauty to make you have a fantastic Friday.

Have a lovely weekend, xoxo


All Hair & Makeup by Omon of BeautyCook Studio – beautycook (at) | 08055519211 |

All Photography: Omon of BeautyCook Studio

Florals: Pretty Fabulous Flowers | email: info (at) or prettyfabdesigns (at) | | 0818 642 4648

Floral Accessories: Kolini Couture | phone number:+234 8035660338 | email: nicole “at” |Facebook: | Instagram: @kolinicouture

Models: Susan for BETH, Frances, and Lamide for OBI

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  1. Bisqo

    October 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

    …love the Beauty Cook Studio looks… awesomely stunning! black is beautiFULL… odikwa tight!

  2. hateunrealisticpple

    October 25, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Oh wow!!! well done! such a flawless piece of

  3. C*Witty

    October 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

    WOW!!! Great Creativity, i love

  4. Samuel

    October 25, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Lovely work here, naija peeps are really stepping up these days, im proud

  5. Abana

    October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

    I have found my make up artist! Although I am a proper omo pupa (rare Nigerian redhead) I think you could make me look radiant on my big day.

  6. D Dash n Blush Makeovers

    October 25, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Well done Omontese.

  7. mii

    October 25, 2013 at 9:36 am

    beauty cook’ first ever nigerian makeup artist dat can make we blacks look exquisite!!!!

  8. Tweeny Tee

    October 25, 2013 at 9:45 am

    FEYI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

  9. amarachi

    October 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

    gud one luv d makeup

  10. BevShine events

    October 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Lovely shoot

  11. Sharon

    October 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I follow her on IG and I must confess her works are truly impressive

  12. Mrs N

    October 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Now THIS is what I call a makeover!!! SUPER!!!

  13. Aderonke

    October 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    Awesome makeover…me like it!

  14. Aibee

    October 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    I absolutely loved BeautyCook’s work on Feyi and Abiola (BN
    Bride a few months ago – orange and yellow aso-ebi, planned her
    wedding in 6 weeks). For this Kholini shoor, I absolutely loved the
    eye detail fro Frances. Well done Beauty Cook.

  15. merci

    October 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    hmmmmmmmmm! well done beauty cook! believable makeup,very beautiful!

  16. Grace

    October 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Wow….Nigerians are really doing great in the make up industry:)

  17. nnn

    October 25, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Hi, please, what blue eyeliner did you use for Susan’s lower lashline? Thanks.

  18. Bisi BusyBee!

    October 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Very lovely! Pretty models, Impressive/Professional shoots,
    no over the top Photoshop. Nice one Beauty Cook! Cheers, For all
    your wedding planning needs/services Contact BusyBee Events!

  19. modupe

    October 25, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    please makeup artist watch and learn>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>this makeup is free of photoshop. why is she nominated for ELOY award…. cos she never do tiwa’s makeup or WAJE’s… just compare her work to Joyce jacob. the difference is clear.. its not just about contouring and highlighting alone. Beautycook more grace love. FANTASTIC JOB

  20. Blessing Aigbodion

    October 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Good and fantastic job, weldone Kolini and Beautycook! Do I feel this all alone, Ex- CSSI we are blessed with Entrepreneurial skills , and Thank God for the inspiration…..Ride on! For your Traditional Beads and Costumes contact Bee Beads $ More 08023687400. Very Lovely

  21. ola makeovers

    October 26, 2013 at 2:34 am

    of course theres fotoshop its just not ott…its done moderately. nice work omon u r gettinh the recognition u truely deserve.

  22. Jade

    October 26, 2013 at 3:30 am

    totally gorgeous!

  23. feyi

    October 26, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Modupe God bless u that Joyce Jacob packs too much pancake
    on her clients faces and they end up looking like ShigiDi

  24. Sarah Adebayo

    October 26, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Nothing to say!! Well done and keep up the good work.

  25. Jay O

    October 27, 2013 at 4:42 am

    Absolutely stunning. Great Job. The models’ makeup are flawless.

  26. rose

    October 27, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Everyone looks amazing!. Go Frances, Go Frances

  27. Nnekamu Ofoegbu

    October 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Flawless beauty throughout

  28. me

    November 1, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    This is beautiful makeup. well done Beautycook

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