I was delighted to do a live session with Best Day Ever Wedding Planning for a question and answer session about Kimberley Louise Makeup. We discussed subjects including colour theory, skincare and tips for trends in 2018.
I was delighted to be part of Carrie's special day. Her 1950s theme was something totally different to what I am used to but I loved doing this makeup. The red lipstick against her pale skin was striking and bold. A look that suited her skin tone!
Products used for this look are as follows:
- MAC Fix + Spray
- Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation - 1C1 Cool Bone
- Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer - Light
- Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer - 03
- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
- MAC Highlighter - Soft & Gentle
- Rimmel Black Liquid Eyeliner
- Bobbi Brown Blusher - Pale Pink
- NARS Translucent Powder - Snow
- KIKO Waterproof Mascara
- MAC Lipstick - Russian Red
- MAC Lipliner - Cherry
- Urban Decay Setting Spray
The wedding took place at the beautiful East Sussex National. The weather was damp but that didn’t dull the atmosphere. Carrieann wanted a 1950s inspired look with thick eyeliner and bright lips.
Carrieann wore a beautiful handmade dress with lace and beading detail. The groom wore a dark suit with a bright red open necked shirt. The bridesmaids wore red, knee length flare dresses, with Carrieanna’s little sister wearing a white dress filled with red petals and a matching red jacket.
The evening saw guests dancing the stroll and the jive, which the bride and groom were incredible at!
Photo credit: Tony Bruce
Today I am focusing on Spring skin tones.
If you have a Spring skin tone you have a low level of contrast between your hair, skin and eye color. However you may also have dark hair and pale skin but with clear eyes as seen in some of the images above.
You have a clear, warm and golden undertone to your overall complexion. Also, your hair is somewhere between dark to medium brown, coppery red, strawberry, deep golden and light blonde.
I love using coral and nude shades with orange undertones on spring toned clients. Max-factor do a great coral shade called Bewitching Coral and a firm favourite is @ctilburymakeup lipstick in Stoned Rose.
Makeup by me in all the images above except for the top right which was done by the talented @makeupbybeckyflynn
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Today I am starting my colour analysis posts and thought it would be great to start off by explaining my skin tone and it’s characteristics.
There are 4 seasons. These are Winter, Summer, Autumn and Spring. Winter and Summer seasons are cool toned which means your skin will have pink or bluish undertones whereas Spring and Autumn seasons have yellow and golden undertones.
I have a winter skin tone. This means I have a pink undertone to my skin and a high contrast between my hair color, eye color and skin tone. From a makeup perspective, my best eyeshadow colours to wear are silver, purple, grey and pink. These often bring out my deep hazel eyes 👀. I can wear other colours as well but they must be cool toned (with a blue/pink undertone).
I love wearing bold lipstick colours and my personal favourites, which are in these photographs are @maccosmeticsuk Diva lipstick, @maccosmeticsuk Girl About Town lipstick and @maccosmeticsuk Ruby Woo lipstick 💄 All of these compliment my pale skin and brighten up my face.
With thanks to @tanyakinghairandmakeup @faithfulradiance @makeupbybeckyflynn and @kristinagasperasmua for the makeup looks you created on me.
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Over the next few weeks, I will be introducing my team and first up is hair stylist, Laura.
I met Laura last year at a wedding in Buxted Park. I fell in love with her personality and the quality of her work.
Laura has over 6 years experience in the wedding industry. She is passionate about styling hair and loves nothing more than creating the perfect style for you. Laura continues to build her portfolio by attending various courses to develop her skills and has recently completed colouring, hair extension and bridal courses. She has a natural flair for vintage bridal updos.
On your wedding day, Laura will be on hand to do any last minute touch ups until you are dressed and ready to go!
Laura travel's to various locations across Sussex and Surrey.
My name is Kim Wachnianin and I am a makeup artist based in Horsham, West Sussex. As a bridal and special occasion makeup artist, I provide a relaxed, professional, and friendly service.
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. This, as well as my interest in Colour Theory, inspired me to become a makeup artist.
My initial training was with the 'Alicia Sandeman Academy' in 2016. This was an excellent course to grasp the fundamentals of makeup. Subjects covered were basic makeup techniques, bridal makeup and Asian makeup.
After this course I wanted to develop my makeup skills further. I searched for a Makeup Artist (MUA) with whom to train and found Kristina who was clearly very successful in the beauty industry.
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've always wanted to create a team of hair and makeup artists. This year, I expanded my team to include 2 hairstylists. One I met at a wedding last year and was impressed by her professionalism and the quality of her work and the other I was introduced to this year through a networking event. Working with them both has also developed my knowledge of the wedding industry and beauty industry. I also have a qualified Makeup Artist in my team who often assists me at weddings.
I use products from leading cosmetic and professional brands such as DIOR, MAC, CHANEL, NARS and BOBBI BROWN.
Photography by Kristina Gasperas
Hi everyone. Here I am giving a review on one of my favourite products, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow. This is a must have for my makeup kit. Let me know what you think of it!
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!