Your Kent #Wedding

Getting married in the summer months is a popular choice for people in the UK… there is more likelihood that the sun will shine, and that people will be able to take time off for the wedding, as well as amazing options for outdoor ceremonies, including the beach in Whitstable, which is a stone throw from my salon, Pinkies.

But… yes, there is always a BUT! You must be prepared when it comes to your make-up, and I have given my tips on Your Kent Wedding website, Click here to read the article:

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#Nails and #Lips

SnapseedI am all for matching lips and nails… sometimes this can look over the top though…

Contrasting is a great way to do lips and nails in the same colour:

  1. You can do a lighter shade on the nails, and add one accent nail, perhaps with glitter too.
  2. You can go matt on the nails and glossy on the lips, but with the same colour.
  3. If you are going for a really dark nail colour, then it is best to come down a shade or two for the lips, to avoid looking too gothic, or making the lips look too skinny.
  4. You can choose super shiny or glitter nails, with a matt lipstick in the same colour.
  5. Some colours just looked right paired with nails and lips, and this is a bright red, or a neutral/nude colour.

Matching #make-up with flowers in the hair

When wearing flowers in the hair, it is important to tie in the colours without looking like you are being too much of a match, as this can look a little tacky.

But if the flowers are autumnal then autumn shades for shadows and lips can work, or if the colours are vibrant, then contrasting shades of the same colour can work, such as bright pink flowers with light pink lipstick.

It is also vital to pick out the right colours… adding green shadows just because the stems of the flowers are green is not really ideal… and with the shoot I did below on model Megan, although the white flower is the statement hair accessory, these tones would wash out Megan’s complexion… so, I picked up on the berry colours with a modern pink lipstick with sheen, an English rose complexion, and the deeper eyeshadow to pick up on the subtle purples, reds and pinks of the smaller flowers.

Lorraine Lucas Photography

Photographer: Lorraine Lucas Hair: V-Team

#Esimbi Fashion Show and Gala during #LFW2017

I was head make-up artist at the first year anniversary of the social enterprise #Esimbi during London Fashion Week in February… the look was almost a Jennifer Lopez inspired high shine complexion, and a really sultry black smokey eye.

More about Esimbi, and you can support the social enterprise by buying one on the limited edition candles from Pick n Melt.

The gala welcomed guests across industries, as well as a number of celebrities, and fashionistas including Andy Abraham, Anita Dobson, singer LL, celebrity session hairstylist Vicki Lord, actress Helen Baker, and LDNC. People travelled from Europe and Congo to attend this event at the prestigious One Whitehall Place in London.

Music from DJ efe-J, Henna, a photo-booth, drinks and cupcakes added fun elements to the fundraising event, but Tina’s speech highlighted the seriousness behind the issues in Congo for young people trying to make a life for themselves and away from the crime and street culture. Tina broke down in tears at the support from everyone including those who had provided luxury raffle prizes and goody bag gifts from the guests… Balmain Hair Couture Styling Kit, an Upcycling book from Designer Max McMurdo, Hypnotherapy sessions with Malminder Gill, yoga discount from Laurent Roure, Simply Be You jewellery, Pro Diva Hair straighteners, Dilly and Wolf, Cantu, Orange Rabbit Cakes, and bespoke luxury candles from Pick n Melt.

Tina has raised more funds and awareness for Esimbi, which was set-up primarily to provide vocational training with secured employment (via an Apprenticeship Project and an Apprenticeship Resource Hub) to young adults in the UK and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is achieved by collaborating with its alliance charities.