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
Megan married Fraser in Keswick at the stunning wedding venue that is, Armathwaite Hall. She kindly sent me some of her wedding pics through recently which I thought I should share with you. I hope you enjoy looking at them.
She also sent me these beautifully kind words,
Thank you so much again. I’ve never felt so beautiful in my entire life and I couldn’t have been happier with my makeup. It was better than I dreamt of.
My bridal party looked so fantastic too. You did the most perfect job.
Thank you so so much.
To receive feedback like that means the world to me, so thank you so much Megan.
Megan had the full works – airbrush makeup, smokey eye, false lashes…. In writing that sounds like a lot doesn’t it? But take a look at her pics… she looks beautiful and natural doesn’t she? It just goes to show that makeup is all about technique, skill, knowledge and using the right products on the right person. What suits one, doesn’t always suit another.
The main things I like to achieve are:
But for me, the most important thing I can take away from Megan’s wedding is that she felt fabulous. What more could I achieve?
If you would like me to help you feel fabulous on your wedding day please contact me here.
Roxanne, her sisters and bridesmaids were such a lovely and lively bunch, considering we had a very early start for her wedding at Abbey House Barrow. Roxanne has kindly just sent me these pics from her wedding in June, earlier this year.
All the bridal party opted for airbase, the airbrush makeup system – where the foundation is applied with a small airgun. It goes on as a fine mist, all my brides say it feels like air is being blown on their face and they can’t believe it when they see makeup there. My favourite things about using airbrush for weddings are:
You apply it in layers, so you can go as light and natural or as heavy and full coverage as you want.
It’s silicone based, which means it goes on and stays on! Perfect for weddings as it can be a long day and you want your makeup to last. Also great on hot days, as with some foundations the heat can make makeup slide off.
At the end of the day makeup is all about your preference, there is no right or wrongs. (Ok so there are a few wrongs) My point is, I will work with you to make you happy, if that means super natural makeup or a heavy smokey eye, I will suggest and offer input if you like.
Ultimately I will listen and ensure you look and most importantly feel the best and most confident person you can. For some that means extra lashes and lots of blusher, and for others it’s a slick of tinted moisturiser and lip gloss. What ever type of bride you are we will work together to make you look absolutely fabulous!
So obviously I was completely honoured when my Sister asked me to be her Maid of Honour and Makeup Artist on her wedding day, but when the day came round on October 1st – I couldn’t have been more nervous! I’m extremely experienced at what I do, but when it’s a family wedding the heat was certainly turned up.
Anyway here are some pics from the big day at Miller Howe – I think I did an alright job!
I simply love it when brides send me their wedding photos, because I have often left before she slips into her dress.
I received this picture yesterday, from a beautiful bride of mine from a few weeks ago who got married and held her reception at the impressive Askam Hall in Penrith.
It was my first experience of being a Wedding Makeup artist at Askham Hall. It really is a lovely building, with an amazing feel of history, and as corny as this may sound, it feels like the hall enjoys that it is now used for weddings. I’m all about ‘the feel’ and ‘sixth senses’!
Lisa, wanted a good coverage foundation, and I used Illamasqua skin base with Mac powder to set in her skin tone followed by Illamasqua setting translucent setting powder. Wedding makeup needs staying power, so I used Mac fixing spare, which is like hair spray for your face followed by more setting powder. Her eye makeup was very natural, using Mac brown eye shadows and a Illamasqua brown pencil. This lip colour suits her perfectly and is Mac Syrup, which is one of my favourite bridal lip colours, so much so I am doing my sisters wedding makeup in a month and I think I will be using that colour on her!
If you are looking for a Wedding Makeup Artist at Askham Hall in Cumbria or around the Lancashire area please let me know so we can have a chat, I am professionally trained, experienced and also offer airbrush makeup.
Nichole was such a fun bride at her wedding which took place at Broadoaks Country House in Troutbeck. They have recently installed a gorgeous lodge on the grounds which was the location of where the bride and her party were getting ready. The lodge is amazing with 2 hot-tubs, one inside and and one outside. The lounge area has been designed with a wedding morning in mind, as there is an enormous mirror on the back wall where there was plenty of room for me the makeup artist and the hairdresser to work our magic.
At Nichole’s trial she was a glasses wearer, and as I recently got mine lasered I was raving about it which inspired her to get lasered, so on the wedding morning I was greeted with a perfectly sighted bride all because I had given her the boost to get it done!
Nichole opted to try the Airbrush Wedding Makeup at her trial and loved the results. Good coverage, with a flawless finish and she was impressed with how long it had lasted. I think that’s the best thing, it lasts 12-24hours compared to traditional foundations.
If you would like to discuss Wedding Makeup Artist North West with me please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Excuse the lack of professional photos as these were just taken on my phone. These lovely ladies were bridesmaids at a wedding I was makeup artist at, in Milthorpe yesterday. I always want to do before and after pics, but normally forget with all the wedding day excitement, however yesterday was a rare occasion when I remembered!
Both girls are stunning either with or without makeup, but you can see from these pictures that you don’t have to do anything too drastic and the difference it makes.
They both chose to have Airbrush Wedding Makeup, which is when the foundation is applied using an airgun. You can go as natural or as heavy as you like by applying more layers. I like to use it as it offers a flawless base, and will last all day long as it is silicone based.
If you are looking for an Airbrush Makeup Artist in the Lake District please get in touch, my number is 0798 089 4825.