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Last July I had a very special bridal makeup, my sister Hannah. This was a slightly different situation for me, as not only was I the makeup artist to the bride and 3 bridesmaids, I also was a bridesmaid!
We started the day at the beautiful bridal suite at Russets Country House is Chiddingfold where the wedding reception was held. A glamorous room with lots of light made it the perfect place to apply makeup. The bride asked for a very natural look drawing attention to her eyes. Hannah already has long curly lashes and wanted this embellished through the use of individual false lashes. Myself and the 2 bridesmaids also had very natural makeup.
The weather was on our side as the clouds parted and turned into a beautiful day. The atmosphere throughout the morning was very relaxed, with the bride and bridesmaids having a nosy around the venue while final preparations were being put in place.
An added bonus to attending the wedding meant that I was able to reapply lipstick in the evening after delicious food had been eaten and scrumpy cocktails consumed.
Products used include:
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation - Mont Blanc
Dior Eyeshadow Palette - Femme Fleur
Hourglass Sculpting Powder
Bobbi Brown Blusher - Pale Pink
Ardell Medium Individual Lashes
Mac Eyeshadow in Omega
L’Oreal Flash Lash Architect
MAC Palmful Lipstick
Urban Decay Setting Spray
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Thank you to Senior Mac Photography, who joined us part way through the makeup preparation and took some beautiful photos, which I know Hannah will treasure forever.
Makeup artist: Kimberley Louise Makeup
Location: Russets Country House, Chiddingfold
Photographer: Senior Mac Photography
Hair stylist: Lucie Harding
Dress: Opulence and Grace
Flowers: Flowers by Jan
I was lucky enough to attend a 'Glamour Makeup Masterclass' this week at the Kristina Gasperas studio. The class focused on the contouring technique used by Mario Dedivanovic.
Here are some images from the day:
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I thoroughly enjoyed being part of Lisa's special day in June. I was asked to do a simple and elegant bridal makeup which focused on evening out her skin tone and emphasizing her eyes. The products I used for this makeup look are listed below:
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation- Siberia
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer- SC-2
Laura Mercier Brow Definer- Warm
MAC Paint Pot- Bare Study
Makeup Atelier Palette - T19
MAC Fluidline- Blacktrack
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara- Blackest Black
Eylure Pro-Lash Singles
MAC Blusher- Pink Swoon
MAC Lipstick- Plumful
NARS Setting Powder- Snow
I have recently started a 3 month career break from my current full time work to focus on my makeup business. During my time off I will be doing wedding, prom and special occasion makeup, as well as teaching one-to-one makeup techniques to clients. I will also be working for 'To Have and To Hire Wedding Events', dressing wedding venues in West Sussex and Surrey. A very exciting 12 weeks to come!
I will be updating my blog posts weekly to keep you up-to-date with what I get up to in the next few months.
Clients often ask me where I carried out my makeup training.
I have always been interested in how makeup can transform a face and watched makeup tutorials online. My favourites being Lisa Eldridge, Pixiwoo and Tanya Burr.
My initial training was with the 'Alicia Sandeman Academy'. This was an excellent course to grasp the fundamentals of makeup. Subjects covered were basic makeup techniques, bridal makeup and Asian makeup.
Subsequently I attended the 'Kristina Gasperas Makeup Academy' in Richmond where I trained in 'red carpet looks' and specifically, bridal makeup. Working one-to-one with Kristina was fantastic and I developed an understanding in advanced techniques of makeup application. I was also trained to take high quality photographs using correct lighting techniques. This has been a beneficial service for my clients as I am able to provide them with beautiful photographs of their makeup experience, whether it's of their wedding day or a special occasion.
I'd highly recommend this course to any makeup artist!