About Jessica Bérullier
Sydney born, Jessica Bérullier has been practising and perfecting her art of Makeup Artistry and Hairstyling for more than a decade. Her completion of a Certificate IV in 2007 led her to assist some of Australia’s best in the industry and not long after, she launched and co-founded her Bridal Hair and Makeup Company, Eternal Elegance.
In combination with weddings, Jessica has dedicated the same energy and time into her editorial, fashion, TV, illustration, and celebrity work. Her portfolio speaks for her ability to enhance the unique beauty on every face with a love for glowy, beautiful skin, blended edges, and perfected brows. Her art school background is demonstrated through her skill of form, line, shade, and color within the makeup world.
Now based in Paris, Jessica has agency representation for her fashion work while continuing her passion and direct involvement with brides across the globe. With a team of assistants and colleagues based in both continents, Jessica can cater to bridal parties of any size during her year spent in Europe, Australia, and everywhere in between.
Behind The Brand
Favorite Beauty Products?
For skincare and skin prepping; Augustus Bader, Shiseido, True Botanicals, Embryolisse, Estee Lauder, SkinCeuticals, Tatcha, La Roche Posay, The Ordinary, Drunk Elephant.
For makeup/beauty brands; Hourglass, NARS, Giorgio Armani Beauty, MAC, Fenty Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Makeup Forever, Laura Mercier, Glossier, YSL Beauty, BECCA, Urban Decay, Estee Lauder, Ben Nye, Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Favorite Hair Products; OUAI Haircare, ORIBE, Kevin Murphy, IGK, BabyLiss, Hair by Sam McKnight, De Lorenzo, Orlando Pita Play, L’oreal, GHD, MUK.
Many of the preferred brands that I carry in my editorial/fashion kit are also found in my bridal kit.
What is your process of conceptualizing hair and makeup looks with brides and bridesmaids ahead of the wedding day?
The process of conceptualizing the hair and makeup depends on many details and these factors need to be discussed and executed during the trial in person or over your facetime/online meetings. Of course, the most important first step is to establish what makeup looks and hairstyles the bride is envisioning. I love guiding the bride during this decision and offering technical advice from a professional perspective in terms of eye shapes, skin tones, face shapes, and hair texture. After a trial with my brides, I fill out a personalized face chart with every product used, including a sketch of the makeup design.
From here it’s important that these ideas speak with all of the other aesthetic details of the wedding. What style, cut and tone is the bridal dress, will there be a dress change? How are the bridesmaids styled and the dress code for the wedding? What time is the ceremony? Personally, a morning ceremony makeup should differ from that of an afternoon or evening ceremony. What design and colors are in the bouquets and floral designs? A very important detail is the location, will it take place indoors or outdoors, in a church, garden, city, or on a beach? The hair and makeup need to suit the place of the wedding. What will be the surrounding colors in nature and therefore be in the backdrop of photos? What season will it be? Extreme weather like humidity can alter the decision on a hairstyle and foundation consistencies.
EVERY detail matters and is important for me to know when designing makeup looks and hairstyles. It should all work together with meaning.
What’s your advice for brides when deciding on bridal hair and makeup looks?
After considering all of the above, I often repeat this phrase to my brides; “Choose a makeup look and a hairstyle that you know will suit you!”. Your photographs will be what you keep forever so choose the styles that you have loved in the past.
Look back at a handful of preferred photos of yourself and find the common thread. If the motif is hair out and heavier makeup on your eyes then I would be confident to say, that is most likely what will naturally suit. Or, if the majority is your hair styled up with a bright lip then go down that avenue. Take into consideration your dress style, veil or no veil, and your jewelry.
If you are researching for inspiration and ideas, try and search for people who have similar characteristics to you. If you have an oval-shaped face, small green eyes, olive-toned skin, and dark thick shoulder-length hair then try to avoid reference images of someone with a circular face, large brown eyes, porcelain pink-based skin, and short blonde hair.
What tips, tricks or advice do you have for brides to increase the longevity of their bridal look throughout the wedding day?
Book a talented and skilled makeup artist! Check their experience and look through their portfolio. There are so many tricks and techniques to enhance the longevity of makeup and hairstyling so if you choose wisely it should not be something you need to worry about.
Firstly, healthy skin and healthy hair follicles are everything. It’s the much-needed foundation for longevity before even looking at particular approaches and products. An important lead up to the big day is booking in those skin-rejuvenating facials, peels, and microdermabrasion. The same goes for hair with masks, treatments, and regular trims. If you set up this base (along with eating healthy and drinking plenty of water) then you’re giving your artist the best canvas possible on the day.
For the wedding day, prepping is the most important factor for the longevity of both makeup and hair. Good quality products, yet products that work for your particular skin type and hair texture need to be used. The perfect primer, creams, hair tools, and setting sprays could be what give you that extra few hours of beauty coverage. I always give my brides and bridesmaids a little SOS beauty bag of products to touchup their lips or reduce shine if needed throughout the day.
If you are wanting a hair or makeup change post-ceremony (which is now very common) then keep your artist on site. After the nerves and tears during the ceremony, this additional cost can be very worth it. Another thing I regularly see is hair destroyed after a convertible car drive post-ceremony! Think about this long and hard before you decide to do this and if you do, make sure you warn your hairstylist!
Do you travel for weddings?
Why we love it…
Jessica’s attention to the finest of details creates uncompromising confidence in her dedication to creating a truly personalized hair and makeup look which will feel effortlessly you. With experience across high-end fashion editorials and campaigns, Jessica’s product knowledge and masterful application give us no doubt she is the artist you need on your team.
For the bride…
Looking for an artist grounded in Australian humility with European flair, who carefully considers every element of your day to ensure the longevity of your hair and makeup until the last dance is danced. Having one artist for both your hair and makeup will ensure a sense of seamlessness to your overall look, which is where Jessica’s magic shines.
Trust in Jessica’s lead to find the looks which you feel most naturally beautiful in, share all of your planning and details with your artist early so they can prepare their kit and lastly, book your artist to stay for post-ceremony touch-ups so you’re able to let the tears flow in the moment.