I’d just done a wedding at the lovely Wild Boar Hotel in Crook, had got home and was about to put my feet up for 15 minutes before getting myself ready to go to a ball, which is a bit of a rare treat for me to be going to a glam event, I was very excited for my Cinderella moment at the ball and to dance with my Prince, well I was happy to settle for my husband.
All was going to plan until literally I sat down after such a busy morning of work. It was a very distressed bride desperate for a makeup artist at The Laura Ashely Belsfield Hotel.
This poor lady was due to get married in 60 minutes. Her makeup artist was having trouble getting to her due to terrible weather and flooding and she asked if I could help, I hesitated for about 5 seconds before I thought to myself,
“This lady is upset on the most special day of her life, get yourself there now!”
So off I sped in my car and within 10 minutes I was in her hotel room with my magic brushes doing what I love.
And here’s the gorgeous result of my work and her stunning face.
Laura and her party just look so radiant don’t they?
The venue was the stunning Merewood Hotel, which just has such a feeling of great history and wonderful views of Windermere Lake. It is always so lovely to work there. I always comment on what wonderful views I get from ‘my mobile office.’
I just love the colour of the bridesmaid dresses and flowers, it’s so fresh. To compliment the blush tones everyone had soft blush smokey eyes. We wanted to skin to gleam, which comes across really well in these pics. This is achieved with MAC STROBE CREAM as the primer, and then my all time fav highlighter MAC SOFT AND GENTLE applied using a fan brush.
If you are looking for a Makeup Artist at The Merewood Hotel, or anywhere in the Lake District/ Cumbria then please feel free to drop me a message to email@example.com – I’ll happily answer any of your queries.
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From a young age I was fascinated by makeup and how it could enhance your looks. Although I must admit, I didn’t quite always get it right!
I remember buying a black pencil eyeliner from the makeup stall on Kendal market for 50p – and trying winged liner for the first time when I was about 12. It was NOT a great look!
Obviously my skills have come on a long way since then.. (well I hope they have!)
I thought I was share some go my before and after makeup transformations with you.
Everyone wants something different, some just want a subtle enhancement, some ladies prefer full makeup and smokey eye, some love to have their skin tone evened out, some want to look a little younger or sharper….
The key to it all, is that I listen.
I hear what you are saying and take it all onboard. If you love makeup, fab, let’s go for it, if you never wear it, then fine let’s keep things natural. My approach to makeup and makeovers is not a ‘one size fits all’ I tailor make each look and experience to each clients individual needs.
Sorry I haven’t posted in ages. I don’t know where the time is going?
‘Wedding Season’ is fast approaching, and as a Wedding Makeup Artist in Bowness it seems I am jam packed with Bridal Makeup Trials.
A trial is when my ‘bride to be’ comes to have a chat and practise run before the big day. Not everyone opts for this as they simply don’t have time, but I would say 90% of my brides do.
Trials with Makeup by Polly, Wedding Makeup Artist in Bowness
Having a trial means I know exactly what you want on the big day, and you know exactly what you are going to get. It makes the wedding morning relaxed and easy as we have met, so are at ease and you can relax knowing you were happy at the trial.
At the trial itself you are welcome to bring some pictures of what you like in terms of makeup. It gives me a good starting point on colours and how strong or natural to go. Also the name TRIAL means we can try different things. Ultimately by the end of it, I want you to still look like you, just the best version of you. I might think some black eyeliner looks fab, but if it just isn’t you then let’s not try that. You need to feel as comfortable and confident as possible.
Here are some phone snaps (excuse poor quality) of some #bridestobe2017 who have had their trials in the past couple of weeks.
If you are interested in booking a trial with a Wedding Makeup Artist in Bowness, I travel throughout Cumbria so please get in touch. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Ashley’s personality shone so bright when I met her on her wedding day, she was so friendly and easy to work with. We had a laugh over email when she described the look she wanted, we finally came up with this concept:
“Flawless coverage and a fair amount of makeup but to look fresh and elegant rather than ‘The Only Way is Essex!’
Then disaster struck….. the day before ‘THE BIG DAY’ Ashley was struck down with a coldsore. She messaged me in panic, but I told her not to worry and that I would bring my magic wand. So I lied, I don’t have a magic wand – but I do have an airbrush makeup gun! This is when I apply a silicone based makeup through my airgun which goes on in a fine mist and you can go as light as you like – or in Ashley’s case heavy where we needed to cover her unwanted new friend!
In December I went on an excellent bridal makeup course in London at the Illamasqua School of Makeup to train as an Indian Wedding Makeup Artist so that I can now offer this service in the Lake District.
People seem shocked that I still undertake courses, but I think with any job you never stop learning and there are always new products and techniques to learn about. I am willing to invest in making sure that I am the best and offer a superior service. There are too many people offering their services as professional makeup artists but they simply haven’t undertaken professional training.
The course specialised in retro makeup covering the 1940’s and 50 and Indian Wedding Makeup. Here’s a pic of my work on the course.