I am a make up artist and hair stylist, owner of the Sussex Make up Academy and bridalmakeupbyamy.co.uk I work in Film, Television, Theatre, Fashion, Photographic, Bridal plus anywhere else that will have me!
My blog is an opportunity to share my work with you. - I hope you enjoy looking.
Make Up products I could not live without!
There are two products in my Make Up Kit that I truly could not live without.
They are top secret..... until now!
The first one :
Dermacolor Concealer Pallette.
This clever little pallette is a cosmetic camouflage cream that was developed to cover up birthmarks, portwine stains, psoriasis - It even covers tattoos! Because of the skin it was developed to be used upon, it has been made for even the most sensitive of skins.
I bring my pallette to every job that I do, knowing that I can cover up ANYTHING I come across, and will always have the correct colour as there are 16 different colours in each pallette.
My second Make up secret is :
Dermacolor Fixing Spray
This handy container is all that you need to make ALL make up waterproof and sweatproof.
It can be used in conjunction of ANY make up at all, as well as used with other dermacolor products - you simply hold it 12 inches away from your face, close your eyes, take a deep breath and spray.
Not only have I used this product in my underwater make up shoots, but I also use it on myself when I am going to a salsa club all night long, knowing that after 5-6 hours of nonstop salsa dancing that my make up will look as fresh as the minute I put it on..........
Just don't tell anyone else about my make up secrets!
This is Joanne
Joanne got married on April 1st at Boship Lions Farm Hotel
Yep, you heard that right - April 1st, April fools day! I think this is my first ever April fools day wedding in the 13 years that I have had my bridal hair and make-up business.
There was no foolery at this beautiful wedding. Joanne looked amazing and it was a joy to be a part of her wedding day with her gorgeous family.
Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE a good wedding shoe and Joanne's are absolutely no exception. Just look how amazing these shoes are. I want a pair for every day wear!
I carried out a trial for both Joanne and her mum a couple of months before the wedding. Both ladies are natural beauty's who don't wear a lot of make-up so were slightly anxious but my trial put them at ease, knowing that I had taken time to listen to how they would like to look for the wedding day and achieving their perfect look. I love making people feel great about how they look and in return thi…
It was great to team up with photographer Emma Jane Lewis, Models Markie Pearl and Wiktoria Salajczyk and Stylist Zoe Van Spyk of We are Water Vintage once more to create these images.
Emma had an illustrator on board, Sneha Kalraand and I had no idea what the final images would look like until they were printed in Elegant Magazine and I got my first few peeks.
The Spec of this shoot was based around 'Colour Pop' with the colour palette and styling based around bright colours, bold lines, lots of pink and light blue. Eyebrows to play a part in the colour pop and to really show. Also to think about the option of using wigs. Styling to be similar - colour pop and retro.
I love the final images and feel that the illustration adds a whole new dimension to the finished photos. I decided to share both illustrated and non side by side for you to form your own opinion as to which you prefer and will explain how I achieved the hair and make-up further down.
I don't ever really get to share photos of brides at their wedding trial stage 1. because we want to keep the look under wraps and keep it as a surprise for the wedding day itself and 2. because the bride always loos so much more stunning in the complete look with dress, flowers and jewellery on so I don't tend to find it useful to share 'trial' photos.
Now, every wedding hair and make-up artist works differently so this post is simply to share the way that I approach wedding trials and what I have found works best for the bride.
1. Each bride and wedding is unique - I always want to listen to what it is that you want for your wedding day and will discuss looks in person but it is always helpful for you to have some kind of mood board to share with me.
2. It is always helpful to see your dress and the bridesmaids dress plus to discuss what flowers and type of wedding that you are having.
3. It is important for me to find out whether you are a neat symmetrical girl, or…