Unveiling Bridal Makeup Secrets – Tips from a Professional Makeup Artist
I asked one of my favourite make up artists Felicity Ashby to share her tops tips for keeping your wedding make up looking perfect all day long. This is one of the main things I notice about professionally applied make up – it just lasts SO much better. Unless you have serious make up skills, what you’ll probably find if you decide to do your own is that you look great when you appear at the top of the aisle, but it just doesn’t last. There’s no way to put it gently – your face takes a hammering on a wedding day. Hot flushes of emotion, tears, constant hugging and kissing from everyone, getting sweaty on the dancefloor – and added to that whatever the Lake District weather decides to throw at you. It’s a lot for a face of make up to withstand!
For those of you opting for a quiet elopement wedding, not all of these factors come into play, but having a professional make up artist is still very much advised by me. Not only is it nice to feel pampered, but having someone with you on the morning of your elopement is invaluable for calming your nerves. The make up artists I recommend are all well versed in the world of elopements and will be able to answer any questions you might have and calm any anxieties. When you’re sat in the make up chair that artist becomes a therapist as much a make up expert! I can really see the positive difference when I arrive. Finally if you’re not used to wearing much make up and are worried about not looking like yourself, then have a chat to your MUA even if you can’t have a trial. All of the artists I recommend are wonderful and creating incredibly natural looks that photograph beautifully.