I love doing editorial makeup for blogs and magazines. It’s a total buzz on the day of shooting. Often starting in the very early hours of the morning (it’s not uncommon to have a 4am start!) I get such a high knowing I am working with the very best in the industry. And I have had the most amazing opportunities to work on some gorgeous high profile ad campaigns, TV productions and Films. And of course, getting to create some utterly stunning makeup designs for some of the most beautiful women around the world. One of which is Sophie Waldron – one of the most sought–after model’s in the industry at the moment. Below is an image by photographer Matt Lee, with myself on wardrobe/lighting assistance and makeup! Sophie is such a professional and has such an inner strength she’s just incredible.
I often get asked what is the difference between bridal & editorial makeup? The difference really stems from what sort of conditions we will be shooting in, what look the photographer/ director/producer would like and what elements the model will be going through. So for example, on our ‘beach babe’ shoot I knew Sophie would be in full sun, possibly in the water and with a good deal of sand! So I knew she would physically need something with a high coverage and plenty of touch ups. Bridal makeup is completely different in this aspect – yes I know some clients need a little more coverage due to potential breakouts/excess oil etc but generally speaking bridal makeup is a lot softer and lighter.
What do I like to do most – bridal or editorial makeup? Bridal has, and will always be, my most favourite thing to do. There is nothing quite like the morning of a wedding to make you feel good about the human race! But I like to mix things up occasionally if nothing else but to strengthen my skills as a makeup artist.
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I have a major passion for editorial makeup and love to fully get onboard with a concept and style. It means another opportunity to travel and see beautiful undiscovered parts of the world, and sometimes surprisingly something on your own doorstep!
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Throwback to this exquisite one and our boho shoot in the New Forest. Have a great Easter Weekend!
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When Bridal Hair Hampshire By Michelle Crosser, Judith Searles, Maids to Measure and myself (Frances Moore MUA) got a bit distracted at BASH wedding fair and created this gorgeous bridesmaid look x
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Bridal makeup has to do and be many different things. It has to be pitched perfectly to meet photographic standards, take your guests breath-away when seeing you for the first time, and ultimately perform to a high standard for what is a joyful, but unusually long day. But above all this, it needs to be right for you.
I think it’s save to say that most brides want their makeup to reflect who they are, and what they favour in terms of their everyday makeup style. They tend to want something that could be considered ‘timeless’ and won’t date in their wedding photographs in years to come. Yet saying this we all love a trend, and brides are not immune to this by any means. It’s often getting the right balance between classic elegance and fashionable, that I am called in to smooth the lines.
Your bridal makeup trial is the best place to try out any trends you are drawn to, to focus more on what you do and don’t like. It’s a save time to experiment a bit and try that 1950’s red lip, or those extraordinary long false eyelashes. I fully encourage my bridal clients to (just slightly) step out of their comfort zone at the makeup trial, as you never know, that mauve smokey eye might be more flattering then that classic brown smokey eye ;))
Photography by Matt Lee Photographic
‘And into the woods I go, to lose my mind and find my soul’
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