Love is all around ... it’s wedding season
The recent burst of sunshine really did make us feel that Spring was in the air but there is also something else – love.
Yes it’s that time of year again ... wedding season is here.
Nowadays weddings take place pretty much all year round in a stunning variety of venues, but the peak times are still from April to September/ October.
It’s a busy, busy time for people working in the wedding industry but it is a lot of fun too.
Sometimes someone’s big day can feel like a bit of a reunion for me because I get to see lots of familiar faces, like photographers and stylists I love to work with.
It’s also great to see any new venues that have popped up or that have been renovated. I know there are a few this year that I’m dying to see.
Getting to play a part in a bride’s special day is very, very special and I love every minute of it.
Even better though, is when I get to see the professional wedding photographs.
Getting to see your stunning bride looking flawless in her photographs is an amazing feeling that never gets old.
I wanted to share a few of my favourites and encourage you to please send me your wedding photographs if I did your makeup on your big day. I have to confess, I’m not really a powder-puff girl –but I do appreciate they are necessary for the longevity of your makeup.
And I love Chanel’s Peche powder because it has a beautiful two- tone effect.
This means it works as a colour corrector. In some lights it looks quite pink, in others more yellow –the idea being that the powder will give off a warm hue to suit the lighting it’s being worn in.
Powders can often appear flat and dull on the skin, but this one definitely doesn’t.
I’ve tried dozens of powders but always go back to this one.
When I’m working at weddings the lasting power of my makeup is crucial, so powder is an absolute must.
A bride who looks picture perfect at lunchtime still wants to look fabulous at midnight, so setting the makeup correctly is a very precise technique and I’m going to share that secret with you.
Once you’ve applied your foundation, take a tissue and separate the two layers.
Lay one tissue layer on to your skin and pat in very gently.
Using your powder puff, pick up some powder – not too much – and tap it into the tissue which is placed against the skin. Almost like bouncing the powder puff off the skin, not pushing it in.
Remove the tissue. By using this technique you have removed excess oil from the skin, whilst at the same time delivering just enough powder to set your base without your face looking dry and clogged.
Glowing This beautiful bride’s fair looks just shine with health and vitality
Stunning This gorgeous girl just oozes class and sophistication