Bridal Beauty Inspiration…

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.

Feature photo of Sam

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Audrey Hepburn Bride in Beauty Q & A for @CWM_YKW Magazine

I  am featured as a beauty expert in March to April issue of Your Kent wedding.

Twitter: @CWM_YKW

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.

Audrey Hepburn makeup in Your Kent Wedding by Kelli Waldock

Ryan Cox Photography.

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Audrey Hepburn Bride

Valentine’s Look

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Achieve this look for Valentine’s Day:

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.

Here is a simple step-by-step for the make-up:

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

Apply a primer to the skin and allow it to soak into the skin… be patient as this may take a couple of minutes.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

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.

Step 8:

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.

Step 9:

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.

Creatives:

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#DryJanuary and #beauty #news in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions – have you started yours yet?

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.

Dear Commercial and TV and Corporate clients

Please check out some of my work, including my press page, and my portfolios.  I am available to do makeup and simple hairstyles for TV commercials, corporate video and other projects such as shoots.

Message for Brides

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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.

NEWS

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 Beauty Traditions and Trends 2018

Christmas is a busy time for beauty therapists, makeup artists and hairstylists… And I for one, absolutely love it!

These are traditional looks that always get attention:

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  • Glitter on the lips or eyes – go with twinkling silver or sparkly gold as opposed to greens, purples or reds as these colours can look a little halloween like.
  • Metallic shadows look festive.
  • Shimmer on the cheekbone is a winner.
  • Bride red lips are a fav too – a bright ruby red that Santa would approve of… but deep berry reds look great too.

These are some trends that you may want to try this coming Christmas fora  party or family celebration:

  • Two-tone lipstick is a great party look. Choose colours that pop and mix well together, such as burnt orange and shimmering gold or bright pink with mauve.
  • Feather lashes are fab – but keep the rest of the look plain and simple so it doesn’t have a fancy dress vibe.
  • Nude lips and dewy skin is a trend for 2018 with doll-like lashes top and bottom – think Twiggy in the 1960s.
  • Pink shadows look fab – keeping it darker on the inner nose and lighter towards the outer eye.

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I have some great links to festive looks for brides on my Press page.

When it comes to hair trends this Christmas 2018…

  • Smooth fringes with crimped long hair left loose is a trend for 2018… Where big earrings and a simple slide to pin the hair away from the face. A side parting works better than a centre parting on this trend as it is less seventies and more modern. Crimped hair can bounce too much with a centre parting too. Use a hair shine or even sparkle spray to finish the look.
  • Smooth around the face but messy on the top is also a trend seen on the runway… go for a top not that almost looks like you have scooped your hair up before a shower. use spray to keep everything smooth and in place and wear big odd earrings for a really on-trend party look.
  • If you want to go with a centre parting then keep the hair straightened and smooth with slides at each side or even delicate or ornate headbands.
  • For extra sass and glamour at a party opt for a vintage s-curve hairstyle.
  • If you are wearing big lashes or strong makeup then a high sleek ponytail is practical and striking and always a winner on a runway and at a party.

Don’t forget your nails!

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Mix and Match

  • Reds and golds are popular at Christmas… but be bold and dare to go a little unique too.
  • Add designs or gems to your ring finger or index fingernails.
  • If you have really long nails you can have a nail ring added especially for Christmas.
  • Metallic nails look great as do classic French manicure.
  • Coral was a trend in summer, but also works for Christmas.
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The feature image is Snow Queen Bridal makeup and you can get the look if you click here: Your Kent Wedding.

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Snow Queen Makeup

What is it really like being a bridal makeup artist in Kent?

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Photographer Dan Morgan Weddings

Being a bridal makeup artist in Kent is great fun… there are lots of brilliant locations for weddings and I get to work with some great wedding suppliers too. Check out my new supplier page for my recommendation.

Wedding Seasons:

I love the fact that although there is a distinct busy time of year for weddings, that brides-to-be choose different times of year to get wed…

So I get to do summer looks, fresh spring make-up and warmer looks with richer tones for autumn and festive looks for winter. And whilst there are many trends that are ever changing… brides do like to choose looks based on season, as well as theme and of course their personal style.

Many brides still love a classic vibe, which brings out the natural beauty and there are other brides that love the really strong looks influenced by many of the youtube makeup tutorials and modern trends.

Bridal Shoots:

As there are loads of great bridal creatives in Kent, I get to do some lovely inspirational bridal shoots – in fact I did one just a few days ago with those  autumnal shades I just mentioned… here is a sneaky behind the scenes shot…

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I love the strong lips contrasted with the shimmery shadow and full lashes… I’ll be sure to show you the photos soon.

Creatives do bridal shoots for a number of reasons, including to build their portfolio, experiment new looks or demonstrate the skills or show trends, and to get the shoots published.

You can see some of my published work on my press page.

Bridal Hair in Kent:

Again bridal hair is a personal choose, some brides like natural looks and others more classic or even structured up-dos. I have been styling hair for commercial shoots and video for a while and for bridal shoots, and in 2019 I’ll be adding bridal hair to my services, offering brides-to-be a choice of the most popular hairstyles.

Here are some inspirational photos that I have applied make-up on and styled the hair too…

Bridal Nails:

Not all brides remember to get the fingernails and toenails done until the last minute – I offer this service too – and the reason it is great to get your nails done is because then you are all set for the honeymoon too… I recommend you choose a shade or colour that no only suits your theme, makeup and personality, but one that you can live with for a couple of weeks…

My favourites include reds, corals and classic French manicure… but to add a little special touch you can include gems or details on the ring finger, which is a little reminder that you are now a ‘Mrs’ and married. These always look amazing on photos… if you don’t believe me check out some of these nails idea for your wedding day in Kent.

If you are a bride-to-be based in Kent, Greater London or surrounding areas please contact me regarding your special day.

For anyone wanting to contact my PR, please go via this website: http://www.jordanmartin.biz 

Brides to be visit my bridal make-up packages.

#BANGS Fringe or no Fringe, that is the question!

Fringe Benefits

I love a fringe! A good fringe frames the eyes and makes you look styled, even when you’ve had no time to style your hair and barely managed to pull it into a topknot or ponytail! It is also a great way of making long hair feel more interesting, or for when you’re trying to grow your hair long again. This fringe is a clip on used by Vicki Lord at a shot we did together… there are loads available from Balmain.

Photo by Samantha Jones

Photo by Samantha Jones

Not convinced but it’s too late?

Don’t worry! Fringes grow out really fast – ask anyone with a fringe! And in the meantime, take a leaf from Kate Middleton’s book… she had a fringe for a very short time before blow-drying it to the side and styling it back into her hair so it no longer fell into her face. Then she had some clever layers cut in and styled back so you could barely tell she’d had a fringe cut in at all!

So why not give it a try and before you know it you can tuck it behind your ears and we’re none the wiser!

I’d love to hear what you think – Fringe or no fringe?

Brides to be visit my bridal make-up packages.