I had the pleasure of working on some fitness shoots this year. My star products for sweaty conditions have been the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer and Khiel’s Micro Blur Skin Perfector. These beauties worked very well together to create a photo-friendly base.
This was such a beautiful wedding. The dress, the flowers, and blue velvet dog collars. My bride Jessie is a total natural beauty who wears little else but mascara on a day-to-day basis, and she wanted to look completely flawless but not overly made up on her big day – this is my most common brief. I take pride is doing exactly what the bride wants, aiming to create a look more beautiful than she had envisaged. Our shared love of Sensai 38 Degrees Volumizing Mascara and dogs, was a telling sign we were on the same page, and after a very successful trial, the big day was a huge makeup success with wide smiles all round.
Photography by Charlotte Bromley-Davenport
As a bridal artist, it is a big pleasure to participate in someone’s big day, and make it sparkle. When you look beautiful, you feel confident, this is what makes bridal makeup so special to me. It’s not just the actual makeup, but the emotional moment I have when a bride catches her reflection in the mirror and beams at me with elation, as if to say “YES! This is it!”. I feel a bit teary sometimes! No bride is truly ready to walk down the aisle until she feels gorgeous, and that’s my job. I absolutely love it.
The mother of the bride above, was apprehensive about having her makeup done. After a very specific brief to be natural, no foundation and focus on the eyes with a little liner and mascara. I created this look using By Terry light expert corrector, Sensai under-eye concealer, Laura Mercier neutral eyeshadows, NARS kholiner, Kevyn Aucoin black eyeshaow pushed into the lash line, several coats of Eyeko Bespoke Mascara, Delilah blush, Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight powder, Sunday Riley Translucent Powder and a mixture of Lipstick Queen and Stila lipstick. I am thrilled to say she was very happy with the final look!
Jessie’s final bridal look. We used Chanel base products, Kevyn Aucoin for subtle contouring (can you see it?), Sensai, Eyeko brows, Delilah and NARS.
Lydia works in PR representing some very glamorous women indeed, so I was thrilled that she booked me as her wedding makeup artist. We opted for a brown and mauve very defined, yet soft eye, with lots of little individual lashes, and completely flawless skin. Laura Mercier, Kevyn Aucoin, Hourglass and Makeup Forever products were used mainly on Lydia, and Chanel on Ewa, Lydia’s mum.
Props to James, one of the most incognito and talented wedding photographers I have worked with thus far! The photos were so beautiful I have struggled to edit this down to a small selection. You can check out James Revitt here: Flawless Photography
Before and after:
‘I was so pleased to find Emma to do my make up for my wedding day. With her focus on flawless skin and looking natural, I knew I was in the right hands and she didn’t disappoint. I looked like a great version of myself, not too heavily made up and it lasted all day and evening. I couldn’t recommend her more highly’
My best friend was always going to hire my makeup services on her wedding day. We had discussed this aged 15 on a Geography field trip after I applied a “smoky eye” to her, on the coach, with just MAC Satin Taupe and a well-loved bush. After receiving my first bits of premium makeup, Amelia was my unlucky test subject. I am glad to say my artistic abilities have developed, and here we all are on her big day. The six bridesmaids and bride were done in under 3 hours. Who the hell said Rome wasn’t built in a day?!