After trial - homework :) with bride (left) and bridesmaid (right) look created for Clare and Sarah :)
One of the many decisions any prospective bride faces when organising her wedding is whether to book a make-up artist for the big day.
If you do decide to book a professional make-up artist, it is important to make sure that the make-up artist you are considering specialises in wedding make-up, and is passionate about it.
Do they specialise in wedding make-up?
Check to make sure that the make-up artists you are considering have examples of their wedding work on their websites, and testimonials from bridal clients. If these are noticeable either by their absence or lack of prominence, think carefully before taking your enquiry any further.
Before choosing a make-up artist, or even having a trial, try and arrange a meeting with the artist you have short-listed in order to sit down and talk through the look that you want to achieve on the day, and see examples of their work. As well as seeing the quality of their images, these sessions can be invaluable for making sure that the make-up artist is somebody that you feel relaxed with. This is someone who will be with you for at least a few hours on one of the most important days of your life, so even if their work is fantastic, if you aren't comfortable talking to them, they aren't the right person for you.
Once you have a favoured artist in mind, it is time for a trial with them (although it can be tempting to look to save costs by skipping a trial, I would urge you not to do this as it can be an unwelcome source of stress on the day). Ahead of the trial, take time to think about the look you want to create for your wedding day. Take a few images from magazines of looks that you love (or loathe!), your favourite products from your make-up bag etc. Before the make-up application starts, take time to talk through exactly what you’re looking for.
Will your look last all day?
One of the keys of good wedding make-up is its longevity, so try and arrange the trial for the morning so you can see how the look lasts throughout the day (good bridal make-up will last all day at least - I've even had bridal clients tell me they still loved the look the following morning!)A morning trial will also let you see how the make-up looks under different lighting conditions. If the make-up starts to deteriorate after a few hours, or doesn't translate well from natural to artificial light, it’s a good time to think carefully as to whether you’ve found the right make-up artist and the right look for you.
Another Great Review regarding Eyelash Extension ! :)
"I decided to do eyelashes extention and I was looking for a someone who will pay attention to details and provide the best products available. Luckliy I found everything in one:) - Aleksandra gave more then 100% at work. The effort that she put in is visible from the first sight! My eyelashes are looking so natural and outstanding in the same time. Since I had, it everyone ask me if I put more makeup on because it looks really pretty, and because it looks so natural they don't even think that it is fake. Now, I dont need to put any eye makeup on:).
I genuinely recommend Aleksandra. It has been really nice session mainly because of her great attitude and personality:).
Thank you again for your effort, the result is amazing :) .."
Natural beauties (natural with "a little support") were the ideal of the forties.
Face powder was used to match the skin or to gave a nice rosy glow. To get this effect a slightly darker warmish foundation was used and then powdered over with a powder that was lighter than normal skin.
To get a natural rosy look popular rouge colors were red with pinkish undertones, bright pinks with fuchsia undertones and bright roses.
For the eye dark brown or black mascara and a small eyeliner was used. Eyeshadows mostly varied in muted grays and browns.
Eyebrows were kept fairly natural in thickness, but were manicured into clean, well defined arches and accented by use of a dark brown pencil .
For lips all shades of red including clear bright reds, cherry reds, pinkish reds, and orange reds were popular. Two different color plans for lipstick use existed. On the on hand the "monotone", where lipstick was used to support a glorified natural look (includes light red, reddish orange, and raspberry tones) and on the other hand the "contrast", where lips brought a definite accent (includes cherry red, crimson and vermillion shades). In any case lips should look full and soft. To effect this top lip was slightly exaggerated.
9. Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder - I love this bronzing powder!It's matte with fleck of gold. Look amazing and smell like real chocolate!! I use it for bronzing/warming up and contouring. 10. Nars Blush - Their “Orgasm” has been hugely popular for years thanks to the claim that it mimics the natural flush of a woman’s cheeks post-orgasm. “What is a Super Orgasm?” is one of those products that is perfect for all skin types: it will make you look glowy and sun-kissed but still natural (I’m trying really hard not to say, “like yourself but better!”). I also have gorgeous mineral blushes in coral and soft blushed pink. All this blushes are 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes. 11. Benefit Highbeam and Moonbeam- I absolutely adore those highlighters !Moonbeam is a golden apricot liquid that illuminates cheek and brow bones and adds a warm shimmer to your complexion.Looks perfectly radiant on all skin tones. Can be used as a spot highlighter or delicately blended all over your face, and even on collar bones.Highbeam is satiny pink so it suit fair skin better. 12.Fluid Line - If you haven't tried L'oreal Superliner Perfect Slim eyeliner, you must! . It looks crisp like liquid but is a lot easier to put on and very durable. It's super super fine so you can do the most delicate outer corner flicks or build it up for a more intense after dark look. It's a definite must-have if you're a liner gal. 13. Eyeshadow - I have a "million" different eyeshadow colors, and most of them are MAC. But my favourite (specially for Bridal make up) is Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.Is the most anticipated sequel of the decade!!
2.MAC Prep + Prime Skin - An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Absolutely a must for flawless base!3. NYX Shine Killer Primer- If you feel like you have oily,shiny skin, a lot of blemishes, or like your foundation doesn't go on evenly, this is for you! I love this stuff. This is a primer primarily used in the T-zone. It will fill in your pores, get a shine away and even out your skins texture making your foundation go on really smooth and stay on a lot longer.
4. Benefit The Porefessional- Is Pro balm to quickly minimizes the appearance of pores.And it really does! Can be wear alone or on top of foundation.
5. Nanoblure - created by Indeed Laboratories in Canada, is an advanced optical cream which can reduce the appearance of skin ageing, lines, wrinkles, sagginess, crow's feet and enlarged pores within seconds, and without any tinting. Little wonder ♥
6. Foundation - I always use NYX HD STUDIO Photogenic Foundation on my clients. This advanced foundation uses light-diffusing ingredients that create the appearance of smooth flawless skin-even under most high-definition technology. HD Studio Photogenic Foundation is also infused with tri-peptides that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps rejuvenate skin. 7.ARTDECO Concealer/Camouflage Creams - is a waterproof cover cream that effectively covers up skin imperfections, scars, bruises and tattoos.Is ideal for special occasions such as bridal make-up or photo sessions. 8. Translucent Finishing Powder - Once again, I love this stuff! It goes on translucent so it works with all skin types. This will keep your foundation looking fresh and matte all day.
I always have a few people asking me for a breakdown of what I keep in my makeup kit. Instead of going through my WHOLE kit, which could take a lifetime, I decided to just share my makeup kit essentials with you. Those are my "little" treasures ;)
1. Brushes- I have 22 brushes at the moment in my work kit. Most of them been hand and tailor made for me. My favourite are: MAC 168 Contour brush (fantastic for blush and bronzer), MAC 239 Eye shader brush, Flat and Stippling foundation brushes and incredibly soft kabuki brush (perfect for powder and blending blush and bronzer)
MAC 168 Contour brush