A 1970s’ bride needs shimmer and glam, and a pop of colour all tastefully done, think Diana Ross.
Make-up: Create a blue-grey smoky eye over the lids, bringing the colour beneath the lower lid too. Add gold metallic shadow to create the wow factor and depth and blend it into the smokiness, but keep more colour in the centre of the lid. Dare to wear big flirty lashes and lashings of mascara. Coral lips are a lovely colour for this look and ensure the blush is subtle but tonal with the lip colour. If you want even more disco edge add gloss to the lips and dab gold liquid liner to the lower lid. Remember bridal looks need to be slightly subtler than the original beauty to avoid it looking over the top. But you can go wild with the ultra-glittery nails… metallic work as do deep and earthy shades combined with vibrant pops of colour such as orange.
Hair: The hair is big. This look was achieved by working on the natural afro hair of the model, and teasing out the tight curls. For non-afro hair, use a crimper and keep a centre parting with a flower accessory to achieve an iconic seventies look, perfect for halter neck dresses or big sleeve key hole styles.
Make-up: Kelli Waldock https://kelliwaldock.co.uk
Photographer: Samantha Jones
Being a bridal make-up artist, one of the questions I get all of the time is about make-up for the honeymoon – so here are my ten tops tips for getting that glowing honeymoon look… Check out the full article I work with the tips on Your Kent Wedding.
Hair and Make-up Artist: www.kelliwaldock.co.uk
Model: Meg Lodge
Lashes or no lashes? That is an important question… one, perhaps you thought you’d never ask??? But as a bride choosing her make-up for her big day, ask yourself now!
Left eye has a strip lash on and the right eye doesn’t this shows the effect a strip lash has on an eye.
My lovely bridesmaid from last month has allowed me to share her before and after photo of her make up I did for her.
Many people do not like to be seen without their make-up, but it isn’t anything to be afraid or ashamed of, I really see the beauty in all of my clients, and when I bring out that beauty with a natural make-up look, it is really great to be able to see the transformation of confidence.
This bridesmaid has suffered with burns on her cheeks from having to use steroid medication when she was younger, and as a result was left with very red cheeks and sensitive skin.
I used @airbasemakeup to give a very even and flawless coverage lasts all day. As you can see I have applied the make-up to completely reduce the redness and inflamed appearance of skin, but still creating a crimson blush look that all sexy bridesmaids need. Under the eyes have been focused on too, reducing dark circles. I have defined eyes and eyebrows to bring out her beautiful eye colour – that as you can see have an amazing sparkle of confidence in the after photograph.
As a make-up artist and beauty therapist, I am constantly looking at new ways to blend colour and combine products… but as a businesswoman it is the mixing of professionalism and friendliness that is key.
I had great practise with customer service during my time working with VIPs and celebrities at Virgin Atlantic… here are a few key things to remember as a businessperson in the beauty industry…
- Remember to always respond to your customers in a polite and professional way, but that is sincere too… just like a bad fake tan application doesn’t look good and is difficult to get rid of, so is fake customer service… doesn’t look good and can tarnish your reputation.
- Remember never to make do with your make-up… okay is not good enough… follow the brief and ensure every client is happy that you have made them look the best they can.
- Remember that word of mouth is a powerful tool for any sole trader and small to medium business, so the more satisfied your clients are the more likely they will tell others about it and keep coming back for your services themselves too! Here is a testimonial from one of my brides, which reassures me that I am doing my job well in bringing out the beauty in my brides and clients. No one, especially a bride wants to be intimidated on their wedding day or like they have a stranger applying make-up… they want to feel relaxed and in safe hands.
“Sometimes you just get a really good feeling about someone, and Kelli was certainly one of those people for me. She has such a positive energy and I always felt comfortable in her company, from my initial meeting with her, through to my make-up trial and the wedding day itself. With Kelli helping us get ready on the morning it was just like having an extra friend there with you; she fitted right in and we had a genuinely enjoyable, relaxed morning. One of the things I love about Kelli is she (like me) is a perfectionist! She takes such pride in her work and won’t down tools until she’s 100% happy with the look she’s created on your behalf. I must admit throughout the wedding day I kept going off to the ladies’ to check my face in the mirror, fully expecting to have to make some touch ups – each time I went armed with some make up, but I needn’t have bothered packing any, because right up until I went to bed that night my make-up remained flawless! I loved the way Kelli made me (and the other ladies) look on the day – it felt like the most beautiful version of me I could achieve, and this is reflected in how much I like the photos of me from the day – normally I don’t feel photogenic at all! I feel Kelli brought out the best in all of us, and in a very clever, natural way – we didn’t look over-done or too obvious. It was perfect. Kelli also did my wedding manicure and five weeks later I’m still sporting unchipped nails – incredible! I will definitely be back to see Kelli and her team again for more treatments in the future. They’re all so lovely and it’s worth saying they’ve always been so responsive to my many messages, enquiries and questions along the way – the perfect mix of friendly and professional! Thank you xxx” Jo Regan
It was so much fun getting interviewed by A Different Kind of Woman Sky TV show at the latest photo shoot I worked with photographer Dawn Marie Jones.
Here are a couple of pics from the day at Cherry Bomb Studio in London.
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