MAKE UP ARTIST
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. Every bride-to-be has something in common; each want their wedding day to be perfect. It is therefore vital that you look and feel the best version of yourself, as all eyes will be on you and after the day you will look back on your photos forever.
I will help to create your desired look, be it natural or more glamorous, so that you feel beautiful and confident yet comfortable throughout your special day.
It is important that even those brides-to-be who would like a natural look understand that there needs to be enough professionally applied make up for the purpose of the photos.
As a professional make up artist I can create a long lasting, flawless and photo ready finish using a range of high quality cosmetics from brands such as Mac, Dior, YSL, Giorgio Armani, Charlotte Tilbury, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay and more.
I cover Deal and the immediate surrounding areas free of charge; after that a small fee to cover travel costs will apply. I am more than happy to cover anywhere in Kent and the South East, so please let me know your location when you get in touch, so that I can advise you of any additional fee in relation to travel.
Please use the 'Contact' section, to get in touch with any questions you may have.
I always recommend a trial / consultation takes place 6-12 weeks before your big day, as by then you should know how you will be having your hair, the style of your dress, how your venue will be decorated etc. If you wish to have it sooner, that’s not a problem. I do prefer to conduct the trials at my home in Deal as I have access to my full kit plus suitable equipment, adequate space and lighting.
A trial is essential for any bride as it enables us to see how certain products work on your skin and fully discuss your requirements. It is important that it is conducted in daylight so you can see exactly how the make up will look on your wedding day.
I understand the importance of your wedding day....after your dress, how you look is the next thing people will notice.
Your make up should reflect your individual style and personality; I like to describe it as being "you" but a more polished version of your normal self.
You should allow 1-2 hours for the trial. Feel free to bring along any photos or magazine cuttings of make up looks you like. I will explain every step of the make up application and make any adjustments until you are 100% happy with the finished look. You are more than welcome to bring a friend or family member with you; it's entirely normal to want a second opinion.
At the conclusion of the trial, we will discuss and agree timings for the wedding day and I will make detailed notes of the products used and how I applied them so that the make up application on the day runs smoothly. This will help to create a calm and relaxed environment on your wedding day, allowing you to enjoy every second of the bridal preparations.
On the morning of your wedding day, I will arrive promptly at your chosen location and using the notes we made at the trial, recreate your chosen look. Your make up is best applied after you have had your hair done but don't panic if we end up doing your make up first! If I am also doing make up for other members of the bridal party, I prefer to work on them first, leaving you until last. Once your make up is finished, you can slip into your dress, confident that you have flawless and timeless make up, which will last all day and long into the night.
I am more than happy to apply make up on other members without a trial so long as they are happy with this. My experience means I can still create a look that suits them despite having never met them before!
If you have a photographer with you during the bridal preparations I can work alongside them to ensure your pre wedding shots are just as gorgeous as those taken throughout the day.
Although I do not offer hair services myself, I work alongside a fabulous hair stylist who is also local to me (you can find her details in the 'Links' section). If she is not available on your wedding date, I can recommend other excellent hair stylists that I have previously worked with.