Sunday 28 February 2016

February update!

This year is flying by already and that is fine by me I cannot wait for summer!

I have had a busy month of wedding trials and shoots.  I have been travelling all over the place Brentwood, Leicester, Colchester, Kings Lynn, Hornchurch and Bedford to name a few!

Here is just a few of the beauties I have had the pleasure of doing makeup for...firstly a little bit of hair, beautiful braids and waves in preparation for a September wedding.

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Friday 26 February 2016

Makeup artist - My Kit favourites!

Here's a few of my favourite makeup picks from my professional kit.

YSL Touche Eclat (a kit staple)

Kiko 3D Instant lip plumping gloss

Bobbi Brown lip pencil in Ballet Pink (a great shade that suits so many)

MAC eyeshadows in Bark, Carbon, Arena, Era, Cork, Woodwinked and Omega (staple long wearing shades)

Daniel Sandler Eyeshadows in Rosy Tan (a pretty and flattering colour)

MAC lipsticks in Angel and Brave (great wearable colours that I use a lot on Brides in particular)

Nars Blusher in Orgasm (a great colour that suits so many)

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow compact (kit staple)

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream (THE best non sticky lipgloss and is a great multi-use product)

MAC Blot powder (excellent at blotting shine all day without caking)

I would love to know what your favourite makeup products are?

Wednesday 17 February 2016

Recent Bride Rebecca!

On October 17th 2015 I had the absolute pleasure of doing hair and makeup for beautiful bride Rebecca, her lovely mum and four bridesmaids!

The wedding and bridal preparations took place in a beautiful rural location at Bassmead Manor Barns.

I arrived bright and early at 7.30am to start prepping everyone's hair, it was a very busy morning for me as I had to have everyone ready by around 1pm.
Super team Andre and Suzanne form Belle Momenti photography were on hand to capture all the bridal preparations.
I loved doing the bridesmaids hair in a variation of relaxed updo's, achieved by tonging the hair first then adding in braids and pinning hair up in sections.

Rebecca wanted a natural wedding day look.  To achieve this I used a little Benefit primer to make sure the makeup lasted.  I used a Kiko light coverage foundation and a little Bobbi Brown concealer. On the eyes I used a combination of MAC eyeshadows in shades Phloof, Scene and Pink Venus.  The lipstick is Angel by MAC over Ballet pink lip liner from Bobbi Brown. Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and glow completed the look. Rebecca's hair was set in velcro rollers and tonged for a relaxed part up part down style.  I did a little backcombing to achieve some height on top before adding the veil.

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All images via bellemomenti.