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BN Bridal Beauty: When Black Bride Meets Soft Glam by Geraldine Kitenge

Lydia Otubanjo



BridalMakeup_Geraldine_BellaNaija 1UK-based makeup artist Geraldine Kitenge expresses her view of a modern 21st century bride, bridesmaids and groom in her bridal photo shoot entitled “when bride meets soft glam”.

The shoot is inspired by the transition makeup artists have become accustomed to, with the new idea of contoured and highlighted cheekbones, nude lips, defined eyebrows, gold/brown in the eyelid crease and a super cute winged liner for all shades/skin types.

Geraldine portrays her bride as a black woman embracing glamour in her own way, representing something the artist has always desired for herself – which is why her aim is to “make every woman feel special”.

Makeup has indeed evolved with celebrities as our biggest trendsetters! Here’s the bridal shoot below.

Photography by: AO Photography

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Photographer: Abi Oshodi | @ao_photography
Make-up Artist: Geraldine Kintenge | @makeup_gerri
Hair Stylist: James Catalano | @jamescatalanohair
Dresses: Rebecca Tembo | @rebeccatembouk
Jewellery: Damie Accessory Circus| @accessory_circus
Eyelashes: Whip Lashed | @_whiplashed
Flowers: Bikwa Designs |@bikwa_designs
Models : @facesofbelleza, @_shemaliah and @denzzzg

Diabanjo is a member of the BellaNaija Weddings Team. She obtained a Bachelors degree in English from Coventry University and is an unpublished short story writer, distinctly known for her unique metaphors with a drop of self-indulgence. She is a passionate minimalist and particularly loves to read romance genre, with a mesmerizing interest in 21st century bridals.Visit to view her write-ups & feel free to send an email to [email protected] for weddings/bridal related inquiries.Be You!


  1. Titi Dayi

    March 20, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Nice! Nicer! Nicest!!.
    Lyk d fact dat d dark girls r still dark even after d makeup..

  2. Ramona

    March 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Nice. The earrings in the second photo are too big.

  3. TM Davi-West

    March 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Gosh, I love the makeup. A true professional.

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