Monday, 25 October 2010

Diary of a Makeup Artist

27Sept to 3rd Oct

I met with Wedding planner Heather who is on my recommend suppliers list we chatted about wedding fairs we had attended and swapped ideas as I was interested to learn more about wedding planning services. She offers different packages and help with any aspect of helping to plan your wedding.

Then the preparation for the largest wedding show in the area was underway for the MK Wedding Show! Thursday the exhibitors set up their stands ready to start on Friday and there was a second catwalk rehearsal for the Bridal Fashion show.

Saturday Beauty Call made over the models giving them wonderful classic Bridal hair and natural make up. Huge thanks to Melissa and Elise Beauty Call Make Up Artists who worked with me to create beautiful looks for the models. See our news feed to see some pictures.

A huge thank you to all those who booked your Bridal Hair and Make Up and entered my competition at the MK Wedding show!

Jen x

Diary of a Makeup Artist

20-26 September

This week started with a shoot in Salcey forest for Shutterbetty. The theme was dark. I created a well defined eye area with some full on strip lashes and nude lips. I used airbrush make up by Airbase to apply the foundation. It was an amazing and we were blessed with sunny day! I can’t wait to see the pictures.

Suzanne had her trial at home and I enjoyed meeting her and her two dogs. Suzanne wanted to have boho style curls as she was having her wedding day on her Dad’s farm and did not feel that a structured up do would suit the theme of the wedding. The make up was very natural using dark brown eye shadow such as urban decay twice baked. A sweep of Clarins instant sunlight bronzing duo to add a sun kissed look to the skin. The lips had a coat of berry coloured Prescriptives lip gloss, this also made the lips look fuller.

I was really excited about meeting all the models for the MK wedding show and watching the rehearsal for the Mk wedding bridal show. The Beauty Call team will have a stand as well as making the models over on Saturday ready for the catwalk.

Katey had her trial this week at home. She was very Vintage and had some great ideas for her trial. Her eye detail was defined on both the top and bottom lashes and lots of mascara was applied to Katey’s taste. She initially chose to have her hair down with sections clipped back. After seeing it in this style Katey changed her mind and decided to have most of the hair losley pinned up with small sections of curls coming down one side. Katey was really happy with this and I look forward to seeing her again on her Wedding day.

Diary of a Makeup Artist

13th -19th September 2010

This week I have the pleasure of doing Claire’s bridal hair and makeup for her black and white themed wedding. I am sure she will enjoy her ride in the limo she left in! (Featured in blog 9th August )

It was Nancy’s wedding too and I really enjoyed creating all the hairstyles for the bridesmaids, as well as creating Nancy’s chosen hair style. Short bobbed hair was given volume, plaits, low buns, curls and half up half down were some of the styles created and I had lots of fun meeting them to.

Two trials also kept me busy this week and I enjoyed meeting Karen. I applied a light grey using Jane Iredales putty and crushed ice. Black individual lashes were added to make them look fuller and bolder. A light blusher was applied to highlight the cheek bones and cinnamon shimmer lipstick complimented the look. Her hair was curled and pinned loosely so it had a soft finish. A comb that Karen had brought was placed to one side of the hair style.

Rebecca and her Sister had a trial for her New Years Eve wedding. She chose a classic up do which crossed over at the back and the hair folded over each section creating an elegant up do. This was complimented with a small comb with small pearls placed in the hair where it crossed over at the back. The make up Rebecca wanted was light natural coverage. The base used was MAC face and body over Laura Mercier foundation primer. The eyes were soft browns to define and open the eye lids and individual lashes were placed on the outer corners just to thicken the lashes and make them look more open. Rebecca sister had bobbed hair, so I blow dried it to give it more volume then using wide barrel tongs I created some flicks. Her make up included a nice bade to give great coverage and to even out the skin tone. Bobbi brown gel eyeliner in black was used to create a well defined eye on both the top and bottom lashes and then smudged to softer finish. This brand of eyeliner is my favourite as dries quickly.