On Saturday I was pretty busy as had two weddings. The first was at the gorgeous Gilpin Hotel and Lake House, which is an amazing Lake District setting.
I am no photographer (I wish I was, but I think I’ll stick to one craft for now!) so sometimes I can’t quite show in the pic how lovely the makeup is. However, I think these pics, just taken on my phone do capture the look.
This gorgeous girl has a 4 month old baby, so basically like most of us wanted to make sure the dark under eye circles were covered, that her skin glowed and that she looked bronzed.
I prepped the skin with Mac Strobe Cream which is my fav base to make skin glow. I used Nars Sheer Glow which is a medium to full coverage foundation, however because it glows it doesn’t have that matt look.
If you need a makeup artist at the Gilpin Hotel and Lake House please get in touch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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.
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.
I just got these great photographs back from Sue Yardley who had a wonderful wedding day in October at Bashall Barn Clitheroe.
She was kind enough to write me this testimonial:
I found Polly from her website and as I was getting married nowhere near my home I was conscious of finding someone that would be great at make up but also be a positive part of the wedding morning.
From going and meeting Polly for the trial she was so friendly from the outset and made me feel really relaxed! Every girl has bits about their face they are conscious of and Polly was fantastic at understanding this without making me feel awkward and worked with me to make sure I was 100% happy.
I gave Polly some feedback about what I liked and bits I was unsure of and she explained why she had done it and gave me the option to change. As the specialist she explained her reasoning without patronising and making me feel uncomfortable. For example not too much under eye highlighter so it doesn’t show up on the photographs as bright white!
I would highly recommend Polly and so would my whole bridal party…my mother in law wasn’t going to get her make up done and after seeing myself and all the bridesmaids she changed her mind on the morning and Polly happily accommodated!
Thank you Polly!!!
Wedding – 8th October 2016 – Bashall Barn Clitheroe
Faye got married at Leeming House Penrith in August. I love the first picture above, it’s just what you would hope a wedding morning would be. All the girls chatting, getting ready, while the hair and makeup professionals do their thing!
Faye was a relaxed bride and at her trial wanted to be very natural and subtle as she’s not a huge makeup wearer.
However on the day I did one of her bridesmaids first, with a smokey eye (using brown earthy colours) and some extra individual false lashes and Faye decided she wanted to have that too.
I think the phrase ‘smokey eye’ makes people think about the girls from ‘The Only Way is Essex’, however it’s just the name of the technique, you can do it in any colour and as subtle as you wish.
So for Faye with her fair skin and strawberry hair with bright blue eyes I used brown and gold tones, the extra lashes as to look as natural as possible but really make her eyes stand out without being too ‘made up’ don’t you think?
The other thing is, when you have makeup on with jeans and a cotton top, some people can feel quite over the top. But once the princess dress goes on, and the hair is styled and the diamonds are sparkling makeup some people feel they want more makeup.
As I always say, there’s no right or wrong.
The most important thing is for you to feel great, if that means hardly any makeup that you want to do yourself or lots of false lashes applied by mean, it’s fine AS LONG AS YOU ARE HAPPY x
If you are interested in talking to me about makeup, my number is 0798 089 4825