Calling all 2018 brides! I only have a handful of dates left for next year’s wedding season, so do contact me soon to book in and reserve your special date x
Photography Ikonworks Photography | Makeup Frances Moore MUA | Hair Bridal Hair Hampshire By Michelle Crosser | Wedding Gown Halfpenny London | Hair Accessorie Tilly Thomas Lux | Venue Somerley House & Events | Model Emelie Stenman
I have been asked how I created *that* makeup look for Somerely’s ‘Dutch Masters’ shoot by quite a few clients now, who want me to recreate a version for them for their grand estate weddings. Which is so flattering that they admire my work in the first place (I get a little teary when someone says they’re a fan!) And so exciting, as I simply loved creating this look for international model Emelie Stenman.
So here is a little run down of how I did it…
I started with the eyes first of all – creating a deep smokey eye using browns from MAC namely Brown Down, Handwritten and Brun. Then used Amber Lights for the middle of the lid to give it that golden shade that photographs so beautifully. I then lined the eyes and put on some Eylure false eyelashes to finish. Neatly filling in the brows with shadow, I then went onto the base.
I used two primers and a facial serum in Orogold 24k Vitamin C Booster, to lift the skin – also using Urban Decay’s Vitamin spray. I then created a bespoke foundation for Emelie to allow her skin to breath whilst covering – which she loved the feel of. Finishing with concealer, a little contouring and a highlighter. A pop of blusher from Bobbi Brown in Peony on the cheeks, I then used a setting powder all over very lightly.
To finish I used two lipsticks from MAC in Rebel and Ruby Woo, with a touch of Dazzleglass in Funtabulous (now discontinued) to complete the look x
Photography by Ikonworks
Wow! What a fab year I have had…from bridal clients to international models, local village weddings to large stately homes – I have had what is quite possibly the most productive, amazing year yet! And the business just keeps growing. I am now in the enviable position where I don’t need to advertise to gain clients, and I’m more able to go and do styled shoots for high profile photographers. I have also been extremely lucky in the fact that I have met and worked with some real senior names in the wedding industry including; Tasha Newland of Ikonworks, Az Rehman of Lemontree Photography, Unique Cakes by Yevnig, Halfpenny London and Jennifer Poynter Flowers to name just a few. I have also made some lifetime friends through my bridal clients, and even now still get contacted by brides I did the makeup for a year or two years ago still saying they can’t believe how gorgeous their makeup was, and asking what products I used to recreate it – which is extremely flattering.
I have also had the most wedding magazine, and wedding blog coverage I have ever received from previous years. Which all accumulated in achieving a front cover for Wedding Ideas magazine in August, along with a three page feature in Your Hampshire and Dorset wedding magazine (also in August) for an art deco styled shoot I had organised and designed the makeup for. This has also been the year where I have organised around 5 styled shoots for various publications – learning not just how to managed people, but to also think outside the box in terms of makeup design to keep my skills fresh and exciting for future bridal clients.
I have also been accepted onto the books of some very high profile wedding venues this year including; Penton Park, Stanwell House and Somerley Estate House.
With 2017 almost already fully booked I simply cannot wait to begin on another equally (if not better) year of glamorous shoots, beautiful bridal clients and magazine coverage x
Photography by Big Bouquet
Photography by Ikonworks