#IamChiChi Advert SS2017

Here is the advert I worked on, and some stills from the shoot with the Supporting Artists’ make-up…. the key was to bring out the beauty, without upstaging the four main models. Being an additional make-up artist onset means being very busy and working long hours, but it is worth it when you get to see the final efforts of all the team come together.

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What is a #bridal # makeup trial?

Even the last minute of booking need a bridal make-up trial and proper consultation… why? Well, without it no make-up artist, no matter how skilled and experienced they are,  can truly be as prepared as possible for their bride… and no bride, no matter how confidence and pretty they may be, can really put faith in a look that has not yet being tested out first… after all it is the single most exciting and important day of your life to date (for the most of us!!!)

Amy & Nick 1105

Make up Bridal trials are all about making your bride-to-be feel confident and beautiful, so they know exactly what to expect on the day of the wedding. We often fear the unknown, and being afraid on your wedding day is not an option, especially when it comes to the make-up.

Classic Shadows

Classic bride

Finding out what look a bride is looking to achieve, asking about the style of the dress, hairstyle, colour scheme and achieving the perfect finish is all done during the consultation! Tony Gameiro photos Kent

Also, the trial is a great time to make any last minute changes, it is also a lovely opportunity for a bride to get to really know how the make-up artist works, and for the make-up artist to really take the opportunity to make you, the bride-to-be feel totally at ease.

Find out more about my bridal package.

Working with #Hollywood #Actor @JanUddin #RainDanceFestival #LiesWeTell

Raindance festival

Applying make-up on men is a tricky one, as there is a fine line with looking unnatural and looking caked… mainly because men usually have different pores and facial hair to woman… so make-up can look like cake-up.

Most men opt for a really natural look, just wanted to enhance features. Jan is used to wearing make-up as an actor and for photoshoots too – but for a film festival he wanted to look his best self, on and off camera… and this meant a clear, and light application of Airbase airbrushing foundation mixed to his rich skin tone, to further create a flawless but still natural look.

Kelli and Jan

Applying some contouring, along Jan’s already structured face, just to replace what can be lost during foundation application. You can really see this along his cheekbone.

I added balm to Jan’s lips and brushed through his brows, and used buds and Vaseline.jan uddin brows.jpg

Find out more about Jan’s films: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2833973/

#Gelish #DipandBuff #Nails really do last – LOOK…

Often products and brands make promises that they just don’t live up to… but as they say, a photo says a thousand words… check out this image of brilliant, vibrant red Gelish Dip and Buff nails that I applied… As you can see there is nail growth, but the rest of the nail is in perfect condition… THIS IS 3 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION. Amazing! I love Dip and Buff, especially for weddings as I know the nails will last for the honeymoon too!

3 weeks diff and buff

Make-up tips for those #laughing #crying days…

Brides… Weddings…. Make-up…. oh no kissing…. champagne… laughter… tears of joy… HOW CAN I STOP MY MAKE-UP FROM SMUDGING?

This is a beautiful summer bride of mine from Summer 2017, and her stunning and vibrant images taken by Tony Gameiro award-winning Kent photography, reminded me just how much brides cry and laugh on the most magical, often emotional day of their entire life.

Tony Gameiro photos Kent

Tony Gameiro

Weddings are cry-laugh days and these days can be a bit of a nightmare if you haven’t got your make-up sorted… here are three tips:

  1. Have tissues just in case… if you are a traditional bride – tuck it up in your garter. Remember to dab the tears preferably in a mirror as opposed to wiping or smearing across your face.
  2. If properly applied, make-up should have staying power – opt for waterproof mascara just in case.
  3. When it comes to lipstick… apply liner and primer, plus you can always spritz a fixing spray all over your face to set and finish your look giving it more staying power for those tears of joy and that nervous laughter.

Tony Gameiro Photography