GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

When I posted this makeup look on social media a few ago I was inundated with comments, messages and questions. So I thought I would do a GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE.

GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

This mother of the bride was used to wearing makeup but wanted to just look a better version of herself. Her stunning dress was light pink so she didn’t want anything too dark but wanted her eyes to stand out and prefered a brighter cheek and lip.

GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Base

Skin – The client’s skin was prepped with Garnier Micellar water to ensure a clean fresh base then Clinique Moisture Surge was applied to the skin for ultimate hydration.

Foundation & Concealer – Estee Lauder doublewear was used to cover the freckles and even out the client’s skin and Nars Radiant creamy concealer was used to provide a little more coverage and brighten the undereye.

GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Brows – Anastasia brow powder was used to softly enhance the brows and clear brow gel to keep them in place.

Eyes – Soft Ochre paintpot by MAC was used to create a canvas for the shadows and even out any discolouration. The Urdan decay heat palette was used to create a matte bright and warm soft smoke on the eyes. A coat of mascara and some Eldora lashes were used to enhance the lashes and a thin application of Illamasqua gel liner was applied on top to further define the eyes.

GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE

Cheeks – Definition was given to the face using Charlotte Tilbury Bronze and Glow and a pop of colour was added to the cheeks using MAC Fleur Power.

Lips – Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk liner was used to create a natural fuller line to the lips and Coachella Coral lipstick for a beautiful hydrated pop of colour.

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Hope you found this GET THE LOOK MOTHER OF THE BRIDE helpful, if you have any further questions please comment below.

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GET THE LOOK – SOFT PINKS


My makeup philosophy is that you should look like “you on a good day look” I believe makeup should be used to enhance the natural beauty and features we have, not mask them. I feel this Get the look Soft Pinks shows that beautifully, if I do say so myself!

This makeup was for a bridesmaid, I like to show that you can still wear a good amount of makeup and it look soft and bridal.

GET THE LOOK - SOFT PINKS

Skin – My client had a lovely clear skin so I made sure it was ready for makeup by wiping over with Garnier Micellar water and applying Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched face base.

GET THE LOOK - SOFT PINKS

Base – Estee Lauder Doublewear was lightly applied to even out the skin tone, Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer was used to lighten and conceal under the eye. Bronzer was applied to add warmth and definition to the face and blush for a pop of colour.

Brows – A strong brow is everything to young girls, well most girls today, so I used my trusted Anastasia Beverly hills brow powder and gel to create a slightly fuller, more defined brow.

GET THE LOOK - SOFT PINKS

Eyes – Lids were primed with Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and the eye area was kept light and soft with delicate pink shadows and soft definition in the crease. Mac Soft and Gentle highlight was used in the corner of the eye to give a more awake look and Eldora lashes were applied for a full fluttery finish.

GET THE LOOK - SOFT PINKS

Lips – My client wanted a fuller lip and I explained how lip shape can be enhanced with just makeup, so I added fullness and created shape with Mac lipliner in Soar and applied Bobbi Brown Pale Pink over the top.

Hope you like this look, if you have any questions feel free to comment below.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND YOUR MAKEUP

So you’ve always longed to get married abroad…sun, sea and sandy beaches. Your wedding planner is there to guide you through your experience but what about your makeup? Here are some things to consider about DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND YOUR MAKEUP.

destination wedding

There are 3 main options when thinking about your wedding makeup abroad

1 Have a makeup artist in the country you are getting married

This seems like one of the only options and the easiest but there are definitely a few things to think about before you make your final decision.

Will you get to have a trial?

For some they are lucky enough to be able to visit many months before and have a trial however usually it is done just days before the wedding. So what happens should you not like it? Is there availability to find someone new with only days to spare?

Makeup styles

Often different cultures have different styles this goes with makeup too, you need to be seeing examples of work to make sure it’s inline with what you had in mind.

Language barrier

Many countries are amazing at English, we are definitely the lazy ones when it comes to language and whilst they may speak good English are you able to get through exactly what you want and if changes need to be made.

Cost

The first time I was asked about flying out to do a destination wedding I thought surely it is a lot more expensive, it turns out there is not a great deal of difference in price in some areas to actually flying out a UK artist than having it done at a local salon.

Building a rapport

When booking your destination wedding you will build a great rapport with your planner but not often speak to your makeup artist until you arrive. Wedding mornings are such a personal time that you want to make sure that you get on with your artist beforehand

Will you have to travel to a salon

Just like in the UK it is far less stressful if the artist will come to your room or villa on the morning especially if there are a few of you, so check whether you have to travel out to a salon on the morning.

2 Fly out your makeup artist

This might sound a bit A-list but more and more brides do this, you will often have to cover flights, a night of accomodation and transfers on top of the makeup prices, but for peace of mind and a stress free amazing wedding it will be worth every penny.

You will need to enquire even further in advance as the artist will often need to book out days either side to allow for delays etc, some artists may charge for days out of salon as they will have a loss of earnings but it is definitely worth enquiring with them, as I said before this can sometimes still work out a similar price than having a makeup artist from the country you are getting married in.

Using a local artist means you can have your trial and as much contact as you need before the big day, you will feel more comfortable and at ease on the day, they will come to you and spend the morning with you helping you get ready and may even stay through the day for touch up’s.

3 Doing your own makeup

If you are worried about all of the above and feel confident about your own makeup application then why not book in with a local bridal makeup specialist for a few makeup lessons to learn and perfect your look. The artist can advise you on which products and tools you will need for the job.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS AND YOUR MAKEUP
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THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT

Over the years I’ve worked extremley hard to build my business, there’s been up’s and down’s and definite lessons to be learned. The time has now come for changes to be made in order to utilise my time more efficiently and provide a better service for my clients so… THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT!

When I originally started the business my idea of being mobile made sense for my clients, to stop them from having to travel out and park etc before going to their event, they could have their treatments in the comfort and privacy of their own home, and that worked for many years.

As my business grew and grew and my workload increased (and seen as I haven’t yet found a way to clone myself) my time was precious and I was turning a lot of clients away as I just didn’t have the time, purely from all the travelling I was doing.

So I started to think of my options …Do I cut the number of weddings I take on? Do I rent a space somewhere?….and this is where the idea of the studio was created.

Being a bridal specialist means my work is predominantly bridal, for which I travel to the bride’s venue where she has me exclusivley for that time, I’m not rushing off for other appointments, I’m with her until she walks down the aisle.

However for every wedding I have a trial and this is where it was getting increasingly more difficult to fit in around not only my workload but my clients’ work, their family…. and hubby to be’s getting in the way. So I thought I would create a private studio where my brides could come out of the way…away from kids, pets, phones, the postman…whoever! and just relax and enjoy her makeup trial.

I hope having the studio means I can provide a more relaxing, luxurious environment for my brides and accomodate more client’s wanting to have their makeup done.

Being self employed, wanting a successful business whilst juggling bringing up a family is always tricky…my goals are to get a better work/life balance, not quite mastered it so far so let’s hope the studio will help in that process and watch this space for 2019.

A lot of time has gone into creating the studio and it is almost complete, I’m just working on a few finishing touches and then it will be open for business at the end of July.

These are some of the progress pics so far…

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT

THE SECRET IS FINALLY OUT

 

Hope you like the studio and I can’t wait for you all to visit

 

lucie makeup artist

 

Wall art by Kate Illustrate

 

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BRIDAL TRIAL

So you have secured your makeup artist and it’s time for your trial, here’s HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BRIDAL TRIAL.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BRIDAL TRIAL

A lot of brides have a lot of questions surrounding the bridal trial so here are a few frequently asked questions.

Can I have a trial before I book a makeup artist?

I personally only secure a date with a non refundable booking payment, so this all depends on timing. I understand you will want to try out maybe one or two artists however there is no guarantee your date will still be available. Most makeup artists , like myself will take bookings up to 2 years ahead, I stopped taking 2018 bookings around April/May 2018 time, as I was fully booked.

Trials need to be done around 3 months before and not really any sooner, so there is no way a date would be available at such short notice. My advice is to book in for an event makeup with an artist you like in PLENTY of time and I’m talking a year or two, before even planning the wedding, if you are engaged get your makeup done, you will then get a feel for the artist, their personality and their work. You will then feel sure enough to secure a date with them and have your trial nearer your wedding.

When should I have my trial?

As I said earlier I often say within 3 months before the big day, not really any sooner as you want your skin tone to be as similar to how it will be on the day.

Should everyone have a trial?

It is compulsory that all my brides have a trial and that we perfect your look before your big day. Bridesmaids etc don’t need to have a trial this will only double the price you are spending on bridal makeup. If anyone is really unsure or has any allergies it is advised they have a trial to relieve any worry.

Should I have someone with me at my trial?

This is a difficult question to answer. If you are indecisive or need reassurance then sometimes a bridesmaid or mum can be helpful in reassuring you that you have made the right decision about your look. However, people have THEIR opinion and its not always in line with yours, so you are then faced with you being happy or wanting your makeup a certain way and the possibility of someone not liking it and thinking you should wear less, wear more, not have lashes etc Sometimes even the strongest minded of people then start having doubts about what they had planned in the first place.

Should I be makeup free?

It’s always a time saver if a client is makeup free, however some pictures of your usual day and evening makeup style are always handy, remember us artists are going in blind so to speak , everyone has their own way of applying makeup and it WILL look different to how you apply it, we rely on your feedback and the chance to tweak bits if necessary so you are 100% happy.

Should I get my trial done for a night out?

Some makeup artists will recommend doing the trial for say the hen do. I’m not too sure about that it all depends on your style, the trial is to perfect your wedding day look so it all runs smoothly on the day. More often that not if we were going on a night out we’d have heavier makeup or bigger lashes so this might not be suitable. I do understand that you have spent money on your trial and will be too glam to sit at home watching corrie, so defo grab a friend or your mum and go for a bite to eat and drink.

Should I put my contact lenses in first?

Yes if you are going to be wearing contact lenses on the day and want to view your makeup without your glasses, please pop them in before your makeup trial.

Should I have pictures ready to show the makeup artist?

Yes pictures are always good as a guide. Please do be realistic though the large majority of images from the internet are heavily photo shopped, edited, have been taken with studio lighting or are done on models who have amazing skin and features and are probably 20. You’ll be surprised how many pictures of Michelle Keegan I have been shown and asked to “look like that” I am a makeup artist not a plastic surgeon and anyway if I could make people look like her, don’t you think I would make myself look like her first!

Pictures of your dress, bridesmaids dresses and flowers colours and also if you have had your hair trial are all also useful to give the artist a colour palette to tie in with.

What if I don’t like my makeup?

Before and during the makeup application the artist should be chatting and asking questions about your usual makeup style, likes and dislikes, colours etc and be tailoring the makeup to you. Often brides will have pictures of styles they would like the artist to recreate so when you look in the mirror it shouldn’t be too far off what you have asked for. I always tell my brides, its a trial. a chance to try and test the look so don’t worry you wont offend your artist if you need a little more or less of something.

Will I need to purchase anything to top up on the day?

I am personally very confident in my ability to say to my brides that the only thing they should need to reapply is their lipstick. I recommend them purchasing a lipstick and even the liner too that I use at the trial. If a bride wishes to use a lipstick she already has then that is also fine with me, you will need to have it at the trial though to make sure it goes with the rest of the makeup look. Very occasionally someone with very oily skin may need to blot or take down shine with a bit of powder, but you will know that as the day goes on in your trial makeup.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BRIDAL TRIAL

If you have any other questions please feel free to comment below

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