Why hire a professional to do my wedding hair and make up?

Here are just some of the benefits of having a professional make up artist like myself to do your wedding hair & make up on your big day!

 Professional Make Up Kit

1) You have got your perfect dress, jewellery and shoes… don’t leave yourself out. There is nothing worse than panicking that your wedding hair and make up hasn’t gone as you would have hoped before you walk down the aisle. Let a professional take care of that.
2) Your hair & make up will need to last throughout the entire day and evening. Only professional quality products combined with the correct skills and tools will achieve this.
3) When you look back through your wedding photos in years to come, you want to remember how gorgeous you looked and felt on the day. Professional, high definition products will allow you to look flawless on camera as well as in front your your congregation.
4) Consider paying for your bridesmaids wedding hair and make up (or a portion of) as a gift. Your photos and video will look 100 times better if all of the girls have professional beauty services, rather than those bridal parties where some girls have professional applications and some do their own, this is something which is highly noticeable in a photo.
5) An experienced team will do the work of planning a wedding hair and make up schedule to have you and your bridal party ready on time. The order of hair and makeup appointments will be organised to allow the bride to relax and have the people she needs to help her with certain things, like getting in the dress, at the right times = less stress on the day.

6) Professional wedding hair and make up is actually one of the most affordable services you can book for your wedding. Lets me honest, most people won’t spend much time looking at your place cards, but they will be looking at you, the bride, in person and in your photos… Don’t shortchange yourself on your special day.

Braxted Park Wedding

My Top 5 Favourite Makeup Products

Here are my top 5 go to makeup products as a makeup artist and in my personal makeup bag – Enjoy!

 

1) MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation
I have loved this foundation since I bought my very first bottle, years before I became a make up artist! I continue to add various foundations to my collection but I personally always come back to the Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. I suffer from oily skin and this foundation keeps my skin from becoming like a disco ball through the day. I apply thinly with a stippling brush for a natural looking flawless base before any make up look I’m going for!

2) MAC ‘Feline’ Kohl Pencil
Now working for MAC during my career my top 5 may be a little MAC biased but trust me when I say, if you like kohl liners you will fall in love with this one! Feline is the blackest of black with a super easy glide. Perfect for quick smokey eye!

3) Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate
Right at the beginning of my career, a make up artist I was assisting had this in her kit, the gorgeous packaging first caught my eye and then I witnessed something special – the power of a contour and highlight! This comes in two shades however I only carry the one in my kit and add more to deepen the contour. The highlighter is also good for all skin shades and leaves a realistic dewy texture to the skin. Love!

4) MAC ‘Kinda Sexy’ Lipstick
I am a fan of a lot of MAC’s lipsticks but this has to be my most used shade. It is a gorgeous peachy pink colour, matt in texture but not so that it looks dry on the lips. Beautiful on its own or teamed with a touch of gloss. This is my go to for the perfect nude lipstick.

5) Anastasia Beverley Hills Dipbrow Pomade
Anyone who knows me or my make up will know I love a brow! This is a great product to achieve a fluffy and natural brow to a strong defined shape. Comes in lots of shades to suit all hair/skin types, I especially recommend the lighter shades for blondes who are wondering how they will ever find the perfect brow product!

 

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One of my clients using all of the above products!

 

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Professional Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist based in Essex, covering the South East of England including London, Kent, Surrey & Hertfordshire (also the occasional overseas when required)!