Brides-to-be visit my bridal make-up packages.
Brides-to-be visit my bridal make-up packages.
The first issue of BLUSH magazine is out – it is a relaunch and rebrand of a title that supports cancer care charities… this first issue is in support of Look Good feel Better and CoppaFeel! – and I am currently taking questions all things beauty related for the ASK KELLI column of the magazine…
Do you have a question about your make-up? Or hair? Skin care routine? The latest products? Best lippy? Or want a quick-how to on a look?
Please email me via the contact page or comment under this blog post.
You never know your question may be included in the next issue of Blush.
Thanks, Kelli x
Finally, I am able to share that I am the new beauty expert for BLUSH Magazine – it is a free high-end publication that supports and raises awareness for cancer charities: Look Good Feel Better.
You can look at the full magazine here:
Here is some inspiration for a bridal beauty look on a recent bride Sam. Check out these photos by Tony Gameiro… love this romantic look.
I am featured as a beauty expert in March to April issue of Your Kent wedding.
And this is one of my fav looks for a bride, because it is ultra elegant and ideal for a classic or even romantic wedding.
It is all about the dark eyelids, with defined brows and matte nude lips… such a sixties vibe to this and I would definitely finish it off with She’s a Beauty nails, worn by Maggie Q and applied at Pinkies Salon in Whitstable.
This is a lovely look for Valentine brides, but you can adapt this sexy look, by simply adding just one simple flower in the hair… remember to have an un-done hair look and leave strands out to frame the face.
Ensure the face is clean and moisturised with a non-greasy light product… if the product is greasy then the make-up will not stay on.
Apply a primer to the skin and allow it to soak into the skin… be patient as this may take a couple of minutes.
Apply the correct blend of Airbase Airbrushing foundation with a medium to full coverage. I do love this foundation product, but i also love Bare Minerals – as you can build up to the right coverage too.
Prime the eyes separately – I like P.Louise primer… It is thick, but not heavy. And then apply natural matte shadow, before adding black liner to the inside lower lid and beneath the upper lid.
Apply a layer of mascara, before applying the strip lashes close to the root of the natural lashes. Remember to add a couple of coats to the lower lashes… they will look lost otherwise. When applying lashes, ensure you push them down fully over the natural lashes closing in the gap and avoiding showing skin, you can correct with liner after application if needed, but prevention is better than cure.
After lashes are dry, apply the black liner – either liquid or kohl (I like Benefit, Mac and Bobbi Brown), across the upper lid, do not go to the inside corner.
Apply a pink-rose shade of blusher to suit your skin tone. Ensure application goes from the apple of the cheeks up the cheekbones and lightly over the areas that would naturally be touched by sunlight. Try not to go across the cheekbone.
Define eyebrows but not with an outline… use an eyebrow mascara to get some definition of singular hairs as opposed to blocking the brow shape with a gel or shadow.
Use a deep pink-red lip liner to outline the shape of your lips and then fill in with a low sheen gloss, but avoid using a matte lipstick to finish the look. Glossy is very kissable for Valentine’s Day.
After the manic Christmas rush I have actually managed to throw myself back into some level of fitness routine too – because when you are a busy working mother it is a challenge to grab a few minutes, let alone a head to a gym class.
Loads are people are doing Dry January – good on them – but I like a glass of wine here and there to wind down… so not sure if I’ll personally make it through January without a cheeky glass with a meal or at the end of a long week.
I was inspired in 2018 by many of my clients, including my stunning red-headed bride, and by this sparkly New Year’s make-up… little reminders that it is important to look your best so you feel your best and to add a little sparkle or colour all year round, bot just for festive parties or weddings.
Remember to check out my bridal services… I love working with brides on their makeup. A few brides have asked if I am yet offering my hair services… at the moment I am concentrating on the make-up, nails and beauty for bridal… but I’ll keep you posted when that changes.
I have some really exciting projects in the pipeline this year – so please stay in contact.
Happy New Year… are we connected on Instagram yet?
Christmas is a busy time for beauty therapists, makeup artists and hairstylists… And I for one, absolutely love it!
I have some great links to festive looks for brides on my Press page.
The feature image is Snow Queen Bridal makeup and you can get the look if you click here: Your Kent Wedding.