What makes a great #bridal Make-up artist?

I am so lucky to be able to bring different elements of my work together; from beauty therapist to celebrities and VIPs, to nails and treatments in my salon, to make-up for models and actors on set, and of course all of the lovely brides and bridesmaids I bring out beauty of… But what makes a great bridal make-up artist?

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  1. You have to be prepared for all eventualities… for example a trial may have gone one way, but on the day, the bride may have a break-out, or patches of dry skin, or she may have even changed her lip choice, or bridesmaid choice – a host of things can happen – so be prepared with the right equipment, products, your notes from the trial and more.
  2. Arrive on time, this is a day that you cannot afford to be late, not only does it look bad on you as a businessperson, but more importantly, if the bride is late and it is your fault then that is not a good thing… so be early, and give yourself plenty of time to apply the perfect make-up for the bride and her bridal party.
  3. If you are prepared and early then it is likely that you will give off calm vines too – it is so important that the bride doesn’t feel stressed, so if you act frantic around her then this could make her feel nervous and not in safe hands. Stay calm and collected.
  4. Remember that your bride will have so many things to prepare for during the lead up to her big day, she is not going to want to be chasing her make-up artist to check you are still going to turn up… so do your admin… send regular messages to reassure the bride that you will be there and that you have you need, do last minute checks for changes too… this admin must be relevant – don’t stalk your bride, she has enough to do remember, but keep all communication clear, concise and open – this includes the invoice and paying process.
  5. Enjoy it – just like any job, if you enjoy working with brides, despite the prep and early starts then this will shine through, and brides want to work with people that are positive, friendly and professional. They also want to be listened to – so ensure you listen to their needs and desires for their big day from the very first point of contact.

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#WeddingMakeup #Inspiration

Amy is very naturally pretty, and so the aim with her wedding makeup was to enhance her natural features with a soft smoky eye, which picked up on the mauve-lavender  colours of her bridesmaid dresses. This is a romantic look, and so the cheeks are enhanced from the apple up to the cheek bones, but not too high, as this is a soft look, and the lips are a very natural pink, perfect for an English rose feel.

When doing make-up for the bridesmaids it is important that they do not stand out above the bride, but yet it is my job to ensure they are happy and that I work with their features, and tones, so bridesmaids’ make-up may vary – but will also complement the bride’s look, and go along with the overall theme, including colour and style.

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Tips for Brides on Women Talking

2womentalkingI have my make-up tips published on WomenTalking… It is really important to me that I give my brides as much advice as possible when it comes to preparing for their big day, as I know how important it is for them to feel and look amazing.

To check out these tips, please go to: WomenTalking