Leeming House Penrith

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

Leeming House Penrith August 2016

 

Nicky’s Windermere Wedding Makeup

Nicky’s big day was originally planned to take place in Grasmere at a lovely venue there, however due to the horrific floods in December her venue was affected badly and the refurbishments would not be complete by her wedding date. Now most brides, including myself would probably flip out and stress at this wouldn’t they? Well not this laid back and relaxed bride! She quickly find another venue, Windermere Motorboat Club and everything fell into place.

For Nicky’s Windermere Wedding Makeup, she wanted to be a natural bride, and her wedding party wanted a similar look. However they did all wanted black eye liner and false lashes, but to look at natural as possible. To achieve this look I used individual clusters of lashes as I think these really make a difference but keep the look natural. Even though wearing makeup can be scary for some people, it’s still a good idea to go a little heavier that you think as on the photos it really doesn’t show up as much as you think.

I really love this fresh and natural look, it really suited Nicky’s style and personality. That’s the most important thing I have to work with when doing wedding makeup is making sure,

YOU FEEL LIKE YOU STILL, JUST THE BEST VERSION OF YOU

Whenever I do a trial, when I’ve finished the makeup and it’s time for the reveal, 100% of my brides look into the mirror so closed that they practically kiss it! But you have to remember on your wedding day no-one is that close so you must take a step back to see what everyone else actually sees!

To chat about your ‘Windermere Wedding Makeup’ please get in touch, drop me an email on polly@makeupbypolly.co.uk

Thanks for reading! x

Windermere Wedding Makeup

WEDDING MAKEUP ARTIST #ILOVEMYJOB

Lisa McKean and her family were such a lovely bunch. So friendly and a very fun atmosphere to work in.

Lisa got ready for her wedding at The Punchbowl in Crosthwaite and then celebrated her reception at Broadoaks in Troutbeck. Both beautiful venues.

Her photographer was www.tireedawson.co.uk, I simply love her work. So much so, my sister has booked her for her own wedding in October!

The bride, Lisa suffers from oily skin, which was great to know as her Wedding Makeup Artist. I used some special oil control lotion and she opted for airbrush makeup to give her flawless skin and cover any spot acne scarring and breakouts. Lisa all chose to have a  gentle smokey eye and natural individual false lashes to help make her eyes stand out.

If you are looking for a Wedding Makeup Artist for your special day, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. My email is, polly@makeupbypolly.co.uk or my phone number is 07980894825.