Airbrush makeup

‘Love Story’ Jye + AJ

Do you believe in fate? Jye and AJ certainly do... 


When Jye popped into a work meeting, AJ was instantly attracted to his confidence and vibe. AJ was living in Sydney and Jye in Newcastle where they would meet again when a mutual friend convinced her to stay and celebrate after completing a management course.

AJ recalls, ‘Jye walked in wearing a sombrero and said’;


What does a Mexican use under his carpet?


I was hooked – he was a moron.

We went out for drinks and kept talking and getting to know each other. That was it – we were both smitten.’

It was meant to be.

After a weekend away with nights around a fire - talking, listening to music and planning their life together - AJ moved in. Two months later, they got a puppy, Charlie and started saving for their home. Life was moving quickly for this magical couple.


Fast forward one year whilst on a trip to Mexico, Jye proposed. An event at their resort meant his plans for a beach proposal were disrupted, so they retreated to their room where he got down on one knee and asked his best friend to spend the rest of their lives together. 

It was tequila all round!


AJ and Jye had their hearts set on a vintage/rustic feel with a modern twist for their wedding day and were happy to experiment with things that were unusual or different.

Opulent colours of deep wine burgundy, with purples, ivory’s and gold rounding out the palette.

With inspiration taken from the 1940’s, the suits reflected this theme, while AJ and her Maid of Honor’s dresses were beaded to reflect the Gatsby era.

The florals were to be unstructured and unusual; highlighting the theme colours, giving a modern rustic element.

AJ’s hair was styled in a faux bob to reflect the vintage era. Modern makeup and a bold deep wine lip tied AJ’s look together. Elegant, Classic, Stunning.


The ceremony and reception were held at Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows. Selecting a non-traditional ceremony, Jye and AJ’s celebrant had them fill out a questionnaire, which meant they heard their story for the first time, along with friends and family. ‘Our whole ceremony was a surprise! Hearing what was put together was incredible; it was the best part of the day for both of us. We had so much fun and smiled the entire time!’ says AJ.


When I asked AJ what her favourite part of the day was she said, ‘Walking down the aisle and seeing Jye for the first time. Watching his reaction to seeing me is something I will never forget.’


Thank you for sharing your love story with us Mr. and Mrs. Collinson.  

Love and happiness  

Lisa x x x



Photography Nicole Butler Photography  

Florals: Jardine’s Floral Designer 

Dress:  Watters Oceana

Venue: Caves Coastal Bar and Bungalows  

Hair + Makeup: Lisa Fowler Hair + Makeup  

Airbrush v's Traditional Makeup

 The most common question when it comes to the type of makeup to have for your wedding day is the difference between airbrush and traditional makeup? 

Every type of makeup has it’s own pros and cons. Every makeup artist will have their own opinion on what they prefer to use on their brides. Ultimately, it all depends on your personal preference. If you can’t decide between the two, do a trial with both and see what you’re most comfortable with.


AIRBRUSH MAKEUP  A light-weight makeup applied through an air gun machine that produces a thin, even layer of makeup and creates either a light, medium or full coverage. It will give you both a dewy or matte finish depending on what you like. How it’s used: A small amount of a very thin makeup designed for air brush use is put into a chamber of a gun. When the machine is turned on and the gun trigger pulled, a light spray of makeup comes out of the gun in a fine mist. The fine mist of colour covers the skin and gives the appearance of a flawless complexion. Your makeup artist will mix foundation colours for a perfect blend to match your skin tone. Since it’s such a fine mist your true skin tone shows through which makes it look more natural and not so much caked on. It will not transfer onto clothing, In professional photographs it looks amazing! Airbrush makeup is water resistant and it won’t go anywhere until you wash it off. Be sure you don’t wipe away sweat/tears and instead ‘blot’. This will help guarantee your 16 hours of wear.

TRADITIONAL MAKEUP A Liquid, cream, or pressed powder that is usually applied with a sponge, brush or finger tips. Traditional makeup comes in the widest variety of any other makeup, with every shade available. It’s also the most versatile of all the makeup; it can be as basic as a sheer tint of coverage, or combined with other properties to create a makeup that targets a very specific look. How it’s used: This particular makeup is the only makeup that, given the appropriate formula is chosen, can be used in any situation at any given time. Traditional makeup works very well on more mature skin as it can target specific things like lifting and firming. It can be applied many different ways, from brush methods used with thicker foundations, to finger tips used for light and well blended applications.

For events such as weddings the durability and the flawless finish of the airbrush is my favoured method, skin texture permitting.