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!!!)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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#Flirty Bridal Eye Lashes

More and more brides are opting for false lashes… and this photograph taken by Penny Young of one of the brides shows exactly why… she looks so demure, yet flirty… And this is how lashes can take make-up to the next level of special…

The bride opted for a rosy, pink  look, with glossy kissable lips… the eyes set the final look off; this look is all about the lashes – and the shadow is there to bring it all together, keeping the lighter shades to the inside of the eye, and building up the colour to the outer black edge. #lovelashes

Photo by Penny Young

Photo by Penny Young