Category archives: Bridal Inspiration

  • How to Maintain Bridal Beauty on your Special Day

  • How to Maintain Bridal Beauty on your Special Day


    Planning your special day can take months, even years. From the very first save the date, to purchasing the final favours for your wedding guests, most brides eat, sleep and breathe their wedding.

    However, amongst the planning and organising, many brides forget to take care of what is most important, herself. Of course, the ritual facials, teeth whitening and excessive visits to the gym may in a bride’s eyes fall into the category of taking care of themselves, in the mist of all of the wedding chaos, it isn’t until their special day they are able to sit back, relax and be pampered.

    Therefore, to help you look flawless as you walk down the aisle, I have compiled together some top tips on how to maintain your bridal beauty all day long.

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    Plan a Consultation


    Meeting your make-up artist for a consultation 6-8 weeks before your wedding is a perfect way to try out different styles and looks. A style you may have been fond of on a celebrity might not looks so great on us as we all have individual beauty that needs can be highlighted in a variety of different ways. Therefore your consultation is all about finding out what is best for you and enhancing your natural beauty. I recommend wearing your makeup for the rest of the day so you know how it lasts. If there is anything you notice, for example you needed more blush by the end of the day of your skin was shiny by the evening I can adapt the products I used so it will be perfect for the wedding day.

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    Timings


    Always make sure you plan enough time with your make-up artist on your wedding day. Utilise your consultation to discuss the wedding morning and prepare timings for your special day. I can appreciate how time slips away so planinng to finish an hour before the ceremony or before you need to leave gives you time to get into your dress, have last minute photos and have time with your bridal party without any rushing. I allow 45 mins for each member of the bridal party and 60 minutes for the bride. I explain that I will work around the hairstylist with whoever is available, but when it comes to the bride it would be great if she has her hair done before makeup – Just before getting into her dress! With larger bridal parties I will also allow time once the bride has been made up for final touch-ups and more lashings of lipstick.

    glamorous bridal makeup in kent by lucy jayne makeup

    Photo credit: www.kerryannduffy.com

    The essentials and touching up


    As I am not able to stick around for the entire day, I am happy to discuss the essentials you should invest in to maintain your beauty look all day long. This may be purchasing a lipstick or pressed powder to help keep a flawless finish all day long. My airbrush foundation should be enough to last the duration but on a hot summers day I can’t promise everyone will be completely shine free, so a pressed powder or blotting sheet can be the one thing that keeps your makeup looking picture perfect all day long.

    To achieve a beautiful bridal makeup look that lasts, I leave each member of the bridal party with a little kit of lipstick/lipgloss sample and applicator wand, blotting sheets and eyelash glue.

    glamorous bridal makeup in kent by lucy jayne makeup

    Photo credit: www.kerryannduffy.com

    To book your bridal makeup with Lucy Jayne contact info@lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    To view prices and info see Lucy’s Bridal Services

  • Kent Wedding Awards 2015

  • The Kent Wedding Awards 2015 was back in November, I wasn’t able to attend this year because I was at my last NCT class… and I don’t think I would have been able to stay awake past the sit down meal. Unfortunately last year I didn’t go either because I was on my mini-moon as I had just got married – Wow what a year its been!

    I love to be part of events like this, chatting and networking with other wedding professionals that you don’t normally get to have a ‘proper’ chat with, because you are always zoned in working hard. I am the person that hates missing out but I was fine with it this year due to my sheer exhaustion of finishing up work and cooking this baby! Imagine my surprise when I sent out a text to friends that were attending, only to be told that my name had been called – I was the winner of the Wedding Beauty Award!!! I was over the moon and celebrated with a cup of tea and pack of biscuits (remember I am pregnant lol). Next year I will be making up for it!!

    This year has been pretty hard, but work (not that it feels like work) has been a wonderful distraction to all of the other things going on in my life. Winning this award has made it a lovely end to this crazy year and I am looking forward to having a little rest… having our baby (apparently not going to be a rest) and then meeting lots of new brides in the new year!!

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    The Kent Wedding Awards

    www.kentweddingawards.co.uk

    The Awards Feature in A Kentish Ceremony Magazine

     http://www.akentishceremony.com

    Thanks to Catherine Hill for my lovely headshot!

    www.catherinehillphotography.co.uk

    www.bellalucebeautyphotography.co.uk

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  • The 2016 Wedding Industry Awards

  • Getting recognition for doing something you absolutely adore is such a wonderful feeling! I was nominated by one of my brides for the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards a few months ago so I thought I would apply and see how far I could get! The awards for this area cover the whole of the South East (this includes London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent) so I knew the competition would be really tough being amongst some fab MUA’s. I couldn’t believe it but I was shortlisted as a Regional Finalist (thanks to my brides votes and kind words) so myself and my mum went to the awards ceramony to do some networking. Keeping everything crossed that I might win and not go into labour at the same time. Lol!

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    Unfortunately I didn’t get to be a winner this year, but the ladies that did (I.D. Beauty/Sussex) were so good, it was well deserved.

    wedding industry awards regional finalist

    So here is what it’s all about for me, when my name wasn’t called I didn’t feel sad – I was so excited. I knew that I would now be able to access my incredible testimonials that my brides had given me and I couldn’t wait!!



    Here is what they thought about me and my service as a makeup artist on their special day. This is why I  love what I do!…

    THANK YOU TO MY KIND AND BEAUTIFUL BRIDES xxx

    General Comments (in random order)

    Lucy Jayne provided a brilliant service from start to finish. She did a fabulous job of both mine and my bridesmaids makeup on the big day. She was so friendly and really helped me at ease on the morning of the day. I would recommend her to anyone getting married.

    Mrs Felicity Candlish (Furness)

    Lucy is such an easy person to talk to, when she came to do the make up trials we talked through what I wanted and when she had finished I didn’t want to change a thing! I’m not confident with make up so wear very little, Lucy didn’t go over the top and I felt so beautiful on my wedding day. Lucy was also patient with my mum who is very indecisive about what she wanted and my bridesmaids looked gorgeous. I felt so comfortable with Lucy and she was so knowledge about make up styles & products.

    Mrs Louise Hicks (Whiffin)

    Lucy was patient and listened to my entire wedding themes and ideas before advising me on make up. She was knowledgable about different looks we could achieve and was willing to trial several options prior to the wedding day to be sure I was happy with my final decision and look. Lucy also helped me find my hair designer too which was another area that I was struggling with so all in all she made the wedding planning process fun and stress free.

    Mrs Laura Keeper (Williams)

    Lovely Lady, really professional and calming 🙂 had such an amazing day and felt like a beautiful bride. One of my bridesmaids (sister in law – 16) never wore make up before but Lucy was very good with her and she looked stunning. Lucy asked lots of questions and was very keen to give me the exact look I wanted. Thank you Lucy, you really do deserve this x

    Mrs Katie Legg (Fleury)

    Lucy was vital to the smooth running of my wedding. Calm and collected throughout. I had never had my makeup done by anyone else before my trial and was nervous about someone being able to do my makeup ‘the way I like it’ but lucy listened to the requests of me and my maids perfectly. My makeup stayed looking beautiful all evening, with no touch ups! Thankyou xx

    Mrs Jessica Wood

    I spent a long time searching for a make up artist online. Lucy Jaynes website and make up artistry instantly appealed to me. Communication with Lucy was prompt and efficient. At my consultation she was patient and really understood the make up that I wanted on my wedding day. On the day, she was a huge calming influence and my makeup looked fabulous. Everyone commented how lovely it looked. It stayed on all day and looks fab in the photos.

    Mrs lea Tippett

    Lucy completed a trial run of the wedding make up a few weeks before the big day, she took note of what i wanted (to not look completely different but enhance my dire makeup skills) after the trial she took pictures which i could look back on so i could change ideas before the day. For the day Lucy made subtle changes based on my thoughts from the trial and gave me h8nts and tips for make up i could wear every day. Very friendly and always professional

    Mrs Amy Hulks (Lucy)

    I booked Lucy following recommendation from a friend. Lucy did my makeup as well as my mum and sister. We all have varying skin colours and types and different thoughts of how we wanted to look. Lucy listened to this and along with her advise we were all very pleased with the final outcome. Lucy also provided touch up amounts of makeup to keep us looking great through out the day. Lucy was patient in the mayhem and chaos & all in all very professional I have also recommended her to others since

    Anonymous

    Lucy was amazing! She really listened to what myself and my bridesmaid wanted. I felt a million dollars and everyone commented! Her prices I felt were fair too. She used great products which lasted for entire day/night. I never needed to re apply anything. You can tell how much passion she has for her work and clearly it reflects in how happy I was on the day! Highly recommend and will always want to book Lucy in the future when I need to feel AMAZING!

    Mrs Charlotte Woollett (fennings)

    Lucy is a true artist in every form and this is why…. -Lucy is a skilled makeup artist who created the look I wanted using suitable colors and textures for my skin type. -Lucy emphasized all my best features. -She complimented the style of my gown, hairstyle, and the color of my bouquet. -She understands camera techniques, which is key to any bride as photographing well is important on your big day.

    Mrs Hannah Crow

    I don’t normally wear makeup so her guidance on a look I wasn’t sure I was looking for was excellent. I wore fake eyelashes which I’d never worn before and they were applied so well I didn’t know they were there and they looked amazing. I felt comfortable and at ease in her company. Overall she done a fantastic job and made my day extra special.

    Mrs Ceri Donovan

    Lucy was an amazing make-up artist. She was prompt and very professional. Myself, my mum and all 3 bridesmaid were soooo happy and impressed with our make-up which stayed on all day without the need to touch the make-up up. Highly recommended.

    Mrs Lucy Bird

    I am not someone that has a lot of confidence in their looks and really struggle with makeup. I was really worried I would have a make-up artist who made me feel silly or pick up my flaws. But Lucy was the most amazing find. Her laid-back but professional, kind, warm and friendly nature put me completely at ease. She picked out my best features, face mapped my face, was onhand at all times to provide advice and order extra products. She gives me faith in the make-up industry.

    Mrs Katy Bryant (Silvester)

    Lucy was amazing! Her work is amazing, and she is very professional, I would recommend her to everyone, and I will Carry on using her for when I need my makeup doing 🙂

    Mrs Juliette Davis (Aldridge)

    Lucy was amazing from start to finish! I had been let down last minute by another artist and LucyJayne did everything she could to accommodate me. The make up trial put me at ease and Lucy took my brief and confidently and bought it to life. On the day, having my make up done was one of the best bits of the day! Lucy was very accommodating and even paused whilst we had a very late breakfast.My make up was even better on the day and was flawless until I took it off. One word…excellent!

    Mrs Abigail Cooper (Fox)

    I was so impressed by Lucy, She is so professional and I felt in very safe hands. I had not had my makeup done previously so was a little anxious, but Lucy’s lovely friendly and calm nature quickly put me at ease. I have oily skin and I still can’t get over the fact that I did not get shiny, my makeup looked as good at 1am as it did when it was first done. My mum and sister also had their makeup done by Lucy and I have never seen them look so beautiful. I will recommend her to all of my friends!

    Mrs sophie southgate

    Lucy Jayne did a great job on the day – fitting around hairdressing issues, which in turn made her schedule change but she was very accommodating. The makeup itself on the day was great and stayed put all day. Many people commented on how they liked it as it was very natural. Lucy Jayne is very friendly and makes you feel at ease… Made getting ready an experience in itself. Would high recommend.

    Mrs Laura Nichols (Andrews)

    Lucy was a god send. so professional and put me at ease on my wedding day. i couldn’t thank her enough. my make up was so natural and she knew exactly what i was after. it looked as perfect at the end of a very busy day as it did when i said i do to my now wonderful husband. so a big thank you Lucy your a star.

    Mrs Jackie Hooper (Carter)

    I would recommend Lucy Jayne to any brides seeking a talented make up artist who will put them at ease on the day. She isn’t pushy or a big character – just very friendly, personable and adaptable. I wasn’t very good at explaining what I wanted at my trial, and so came away with a look that I wasn’t sure about. However, I communicated these concerns to Lucy who wasn’t offended, and was able to adapt my look on the day to create exactly what I wanted. My make up lasted all day and was perfect.

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    Lucy had such creativity and flair and understood the look ideas going for right from our first meeting. She was fun to be around, had a great relationship with myself and my wedding party and really helped to make my day even more special. I would recommend her to anybody!

    Mrs Sarah Watson (Stanton)

    Lucy was an absolute pleasure to work with and be around. She took the time to listen and try out new things in consultation, she made it so exciting for me. She took my vision and took it to the next level, and the end result was beautiful. It was far better than I could have imagined, and stood out in the photos. Lucy was extremely professional at all times. She clearly loves what she does and it is infectious! She worked so well with my hair stylist so that everything worked perfectly.

    Mrs Kristy Davies (Harkett)

    From the moment I met Lucy, I knew I had made the right choice in having my make up done professionally for the big day. She was so friendly and kind and made me feel so comfortable. I had eczema around my eyes during the trial and Lucy gave advice on products I should be using, luckily this had cleared up in time for the big day. She also gave a helping hand in helping me get into my dress! The make up was beautiful and I got so many compliments throughout the day, I really did feel amazing!

    Mrs Liza Blissett (Hackney)

    Lucy Jane did a great job with the make up. I heard nothing but compliments from my family and guests. She managed to make me look good but still like myself.

    Dr Susanne Schroeder

    From initial contact right through to the wedding, Lucy was extremely friendly and professional. I changed my mind slightly on the day from what we went for at the trial and Lucy was so accommodating of this. She was definitely a calming presence on the day! Lucy covered problem areas on my skin flawlessly, she does incredible eye make up and It lasted all day, I absolutely loved it. She also created beautiful make up looks for my bridesmaids which they loved. A very talented make up artist!

    Mrs Yasmin Ward (East)

    Lucy was lovely from the first time she arrived at my house for a trial to the moment she she left me on my wedding day after completely the most beautiful make up for myself, my bridesmaids and my mum. She was professional and understood exactly the look I wanted and the style of the wedding we were having. She helped us choose the right tones for for the day and everyone looked perfect.

    Mrs Kerry Yeomans

    Lucy was amazing and so professional, when I conveyed to her the changes I wanted after the trial, she understood completely and did my makeup exactly how I wanted it. I’m so glad I booked with Lucy =D

    Mrs Sarah Liu

    Lucy Jayne was our stand-out supplier! She was warm, friendly and professional at all times and completely out us at ease. I had total confidence in her throughout and really enjoyed my time with her at the trial and on our wedding day. The makeup was flawless and individual and looked immaculate all day and night. Lucy Jayne perfectly interpreted our preferences into something that really suited each of us. Versatile, enthusiastic, great value for money. Highly recommend to anyone and everyone!

    Mrs Emily Brushett

    Lucy is an exceptionally talented make up artist. She was able to guide me on the look that would suit my face and transformed my look in a beautiful and subtle way. I would recommend her to any bride wanting to look absolutely perfect on their wedding day. Lucy was approachable and extremely patient, exactly what you want as a bride. I have had so many comments on how beautiful my make up was on the day and it lasted the whole day looking as good in the evening as it did in the afternoon.

    Mrs Fions Vail (Solly)

    Lucy was fantastic, she made me feel like a princess.

    Mrs Nikki Taylor-Price

    Lucy’s artistry skills are obvious from reviewing her website. Her warm yet calm personality and flexible and passionate approach to her craft left me feeling very well looked after in the preparations and on my big day.

    Mrs Caroline Burton

    Lucy was booked after my sister in law had her for her wedding. Her service is next to none. She is personable and has a real passion for her field. From day one Lucy understood my vision and was able to bring this to life. She didn’t once influence, merely used her expertise to deliver an extremely high standard service. Lucy worked very closely with my hair dresser to ensure the two elements complimented each other. She made me feel like a princess on my very special day. Thank you!

    Mrs Laura O’Leary (Tanner)

    Lucy-Jayne is the best make up artist I have ever used, she is professional and very talented. She makes everybody feel at ease and is a true artist. Lucy-Jayne made me feel absolutely beautiful and I wish that she could do my makeup every single day

    Mrs Katy Herbert (Shroder)

    Lucy was extremely helpful and put me at ease straight from the first time I met her. I don’t wear very much make up at all. So having my make up done for my wedding was extremely scary and daunting but important for me to look nice throughout the day. Lucy and I discussed that the natural look and gave me some options. I had my first trial and I loved the look. On my wedding day Lucy was punctual and made me feel very relaxed. My make up was fantastic. I loved everything about it.

    Mrs Joanne hosking (cox)

    Lucy was amazing,she is so friendly I instantly felt at ease. It was amazing to be a princess for a day and Lucy was a huge part of that for me. My make up felt natural and all day people commented on how amazing it looked.

    Mrs Marie GODDEN

    Lucy was just excellent, very professional over phone and email when I first booked her and regularly updated me with invoices and wedding day timings so I felt confident of her ability even before my trial. On both the trial and day of wedding she kept me calm, was very friendly and my makeup and my bridesmaids make up was wonderful. All of our make up lasted the whole day too and we particularly like having sample lipsticks to touch up during the day. I will definitely recommend Lucy.

    Mrs Annick Treslove

    Very good loved my make up for my wedding x

    Mrs Katie Bartlett (hills)

    Professional from start to finish. Very friendly and made a relaxed atmosphere, felt like I was in good hands lathe whole time. Had lots of compliments on my make up on the day.

    Mrs Hannah Ferris (Duke-Oddy)

    Lucy is a very professional make up artist & I would recommend her every time someone needs their makeup done,either for a wedding or special occasion,she made the booking process easy and it was clear how much I had to pay & how,she arrived on time to all appointments and was very friendly when arriving making it feel like she was another friend joining the build up to the wedding.She is brilliant at her craft and should be very proud of the looks she creates for people on their special day.

    Mrs Amy Sayer

    Lucy was very friendly and helpful throughout the whole wedding makeup process. She made everyone feel very special and everyone was extremely happy with their final makeup on the day

    Mrs Tiana Emptage (James)

    Lucy Jayne was very professional from the moment I contacted her about doing my wedding make up. I know how popular she is so I really hoped that she would be free to do my make up. She has a very strong work ethic & is extremely passionate about the industry and this portrays in her work which is of a very high standard. My consultation was great, lucy knew just the look I was looking for before I even knew what I wanted! She made me feel truly beautiful & a million dollars on my wedding day!

    Mrs Sophie Richardson (Sharratt)

    Lucy Jayne was fabulous throughout. Before the wedding she made sure she understood exactly what I wanted and also took time with all my ladies to ensure likewise. She made us all feel so comfortable, even the shy ladies who were not used to using make up. My sister in law nearly cried when she saw how lovely she looked. On the day everyone said how stunning I looked which was amazing as I am 48 years old – Lucy’s make up lasted perfectly all day and I can’t thank her enough

    Mrs Kathryn Ayton

    Why They Booked (in random order)

    She was very professional and lovely at the same Time

    Mrs Juliette Davis (Aldridge)

    She helped me choose a look that suited me and was in keeping with the whole look of my wedding. She was friendly and remained professional throughout.

    Mrs Ceri Donovan

    A family member recommended her and I liked her website/Facebook and previous work.

    Mrs Jessica Wood

    Her wonderful gallery of brides on her website and social media!

    Mrs Nikki Taylor-Price

    My friend booked Lucy for her wedding and looked stunning. I knew that I wanted Lucy to do my make up from then on.

    Mrs Fions Vail (Solly)

    I saw her work on a Facebook page and thought that it was fab.

    Mrs Tiana Emptage (James)

    My best friend had Lucy do her wedding makeup and I also had mine done being the bridesmaid, I was so pleased with the way she applied my make up as I don’t normally wear any that the first thing I did when I got engaged is book her to do my wedding makeup too.

    Mrs Amy Sayer

    I booked Lucy after looking at other peoples websites in the local area and following recommendations from friends. Lucys costs were reasonable and there were no hidden extras. Following a consultation Lucy presented as professional knowledable friendly and non judgemental. A definite

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    She was recommended to me by our photographer and after looking at her website I decided to get in contact.

    Mrs Kerry Yeomans

    Lucy has a great website with good prices, my friend had also recommend her. When I emailed she was really quick to get back to me and answer all my questions.

    Mrs Annick Treslove

    I went for a make up lesson with Lucy to gain more confidence with make up. She made me feel very comfortable at the lesson and showed me very easy steps to apply make up to get different affects. She was so easy to talk to and very knowledge about her area of expertise. I knew she was the right person to do my make up for my wedding after meeting her and seeing her work on Facebook.

    Mrs Louise Hicks (Whiffin)

    Lucy’s website is very professional, and contained all the relevant information. and the photos of the bridal makeup on her website looked amazing.

    Mrs Sarah Liu

    I was impressed by her website and her versatile portfolio of bridal looks. I follower her on Instagram which she regularly updated with pictures of her brides and advice which I thought was great. Her website was easy to use and well presented. The main reason for booking was that I love her work!

    Mrs Yasmin Ward (East)

    Recommended by my best friend who also had her makeup done by Lucy for her wedding

    Mrs Liza Blissett (Hackney)

    Her blog photos really sold it for me. She has a unique style and clearly is leading the profession in our county.

    Mrs Abigail Cooper (Fox)

    I had seen pictures on her instagram and facebook pages and the brides looked so naturally beautiful. She responded so quickly to my first contact and was so efficient with her communication. When I met her for the trial I knew she understood exactly what I wanted and I loved the result! Lucy has such a lovely personality and iI felt like I had known her for years! I honestly cannot recommend her enough.

    Mrs sophie southgate

    Lucy was reccomended to me through a friend she was easy to get hold of and had very reasonable charges. I had seen the makeup she’d done for my friend and felt she would do an amazing job

    Mrs Amy Hulks (Lucy)

    Having followed Lucy Jayne’s make up blogs over the years and seeing what incredible work she does all I wanted was Lucy to do my wedding make up. She is always on trend and is very knowledgable about the industry and uses top of the range products; along with being very professional but relaxed and fun!

    Mrs Sophie Richardson (Sharratt)

    For wedding day makeup. Loved her online portfolio and thought she was good value.

    Mrs Felicity Candlish (Furness)

    I saw Lucy had been recommended by friends on Facebook so looked up her page and was really impressed by what I saw. When I called her she was prompt in getting back to me and remained attentive throughout

    Mrs Kathryn Ayton

    I was a bridesmaid at a wedding she had done previously and thought she did such an amazing job.

    Mrs Katie Legg (Fleury)

    Prompt response to enquiry on website. Excellent quality of website and reasonable pricing.

    Mrs Hannah Ferris (Duke-Oddy)

    Lucy was lovely and I felt instantly at ease with her. I felt I could say if I didn’t like something and she took any constructive critcism on the chin and adapted my make up to what I wanted without losing any integrity to her quality and skills. Lucy also worked well with my entire bridal party especially my sister who was my Maid of Honour and does not wear make up often if at all. Having recently recovered from breast cancer she was nervous about being so made up and actually loved her look so much on the wedding day it’s inspired her to renew her own wedding vows after 25 years of marriage. I would highly recommend Lucy to any friends and family looking for a make up artiest for any occasion.

    Mrs Laura Keeper (Williams)

    For my wedding make-up. I seen her recommended by other people and was blown away with how professional and talented she is. I felt very lucky to have her.

    Mrs Katy Bryant (Silvester)

    Lucy has a lot of experience and has extensive knowledge about the bridal make up industry. She made me feel relaxed and has a calming influence on everyone around her. From the moment I met Lucy I knew she was the make-up artist for me. She is so talented and I would recommend her highly to any bride.

    Mrs Hannah Crow

    I have used Lucy before for my 30th Birthday and she was instantly my first choice when planning my wedding,

    Mrs Katy Herbert (Shroder)

    Initially it was her lovely website with photos of previous brides. The consultation was fabulous and gave me confidence that she was the make up artist for me.

    Mrs lea Tippett

    I saw Lucy’s website and blog and was impressed with her work. But above that, it was clear that she was creative and passionate about her work, and I wanted to try something different. I felt that Lucy would be the ideal person to collaborate with, to avoid having a standard wedding look. She did not disappoint and am so glad I booked Lucy Jayne.

    Mrs Kristy Davies (Harkett)

    Lucy Jayne was recommended to me by the venue. In addition I thought her website was very accessible and professional-looking. She also outlines her prices on the website, so you know what to expect from the very beginning.

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    I’m a hair stylist and one of my customers had Lucy for her wedding day. I saw the trial photos and the photos from the actual day and she was exactly what I wanted!

    Mrs Charlotte Woollett (fennings)

    She was recommended to me by my hairdresser. When we met I was pleased with the trial.

    Mrs Laura Nichols (Andrews)

    Lucy was friendly, punctual and extremely good at what she does I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family. Lucy certainly deserves to be make up artist 2016.

    Mrs Joanne hosking (cox)

    Original. Relevant and up to date ideas. Amazing personality!

    Mrs Sarah Watson (Stanton)

    Lucy Jane came recommended by our photographer. After looking at her homepage and contacting her I was very confident in her abilities.

    Dr Susanne Schroeder

    www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk

  • Ell and Cee Bridal Lingerie

  • My last fashion makeup job pre maternity leave was with my fave – Ell and Cee Bridal Lingerie, shooting for their Winter Luxe Collection. It’s always so much fun working with a lovely girly team so with the edition of one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever eaten, was a damn good day at the office! Saying that it might not have been the best thing to be working on when you are the size of a small house with a beautiful pixie-like model, casually frolicking in on a freshly made bed…

    All I can say is thank god for the cake – I can worry about my post baby body goals another day lol!

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    I am lucky enough to work with this brand a lot and is my first recommendation when my brides are looking for something a bit special in the bridal lingerie department.

    In fact I was adorned with beautiful Ell and Cee goodies on my wedding day last November and it made me feel so glamorous getting ready for my wedding prep. Here are a few piccies… Ah the memories!

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    Back to the shoot…..

    “Ell & Cee is a luxe British Lingerie & Lounge brand. The signature look is deliciously feminine with a modern bohemian edge. Garments are made from the finest silks and chiffons to ensure the best quality and are manufactured in the UK – with many of the garments hand finished in house. The more bridal inspired pieces will be launched early next year with lace up details, embellished bras and cut out knickers in soft Champagne and pale Ivory.”

    The feel of this shoot was paired back and relaxed. Coupled with the luxury of the room style and white washed walls of the location house it all fitted perfectly. Hair and makeup was completely minimal. That gorgeous, no makeup – makeup look! Of course there was makeup, not loads but applied in a way to give flawless glowing skin. Basically how we would all like to wake up in the morning… Lol!

    Here is a before and after picture of the gorge model Laura, you can see how lovely and even her skin tone is with a lightweight foundation and highlighting. No heavy contouring here kids, just a subtle mix of lighter toned concealer blended with her foundation to ‘lift’ where the light would catch her face and a mix of cream highlighters on top to give that uber dewy feel.

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    Here is a slightly better shot to show the highlighting on her face (cheekbones, brow bone, bridge of her nose and cupids bow) as the natural light hit her face.Lucy jayne makeup natural makeup look



    The finished article!! Some of my favourite images from this beautiful shoot. 

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    All garments available now, so its only fair you treat yourself.. It is Christmas after all!! 


    Ell & Cee, shop the lingerie collection: www.ellandcee.com & www.ellandceebride.co.uk

    Ell & Cee feature on Festival Brides Blog: www.festivalbrides.co.uk

    Model Laura Elliot

    Photographer: www.anniebundfuss.com

    Here is my editorial gallery that showcases some of the previous Ell & Cee campaigns: www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk/gallery/

    (My wedding photos are by Benjamin Toms)

  • My Bridal Style: The Gold Wedding Dress!!

  • My Bridal Style! The gold wedding dress:

    From the very start I knew that my dress would have to have some sort of sequin embellishment. Until we viewed our venue we was planning a summer wedding, potentially in Spain (quite the contrast to our actual wedding) but my dad was quite poorly so we knew doing it abroad wasn’t an option. This was totally fine because as soon as we had the tour of our wedding venue we fell in love with how cool it was and we knew we would be silly to do it in the summer as the whole charm of The Bell Inn (eclectic country pub) would be more suited to a winter setting with the log fires and candles burning… And a few hundred fairy lights thrown in!!

    I imagine that had it been on a beach in Spain I would have opted for a floaty boho dress but it was winter and the my style is a bit more glam so the dresses I was drawn to were Sarah Seven and Ellie Saab – so quite fitted but floaty and a lot of sequin embellishment!! This sort of style was quite hard to come by unless you are a chic American bride on Pinterest, apparently!

    Luckily I met Charlotte of Wilden Bride London at a bridal photoshoot last summer and we had a chat about my dress ideas. When I left I started to think about it and realised I wouldn’t be able to find this imaginary wedding dress I had dreamt up, so I got in touch with Charlotte and the creation of the gold sequin dress started there!…

    Wedding Dress inspirationThe design process was lovely, Charlotte and I shared inspiration on secret Pinterest boards and she sketched different style dresses with all of the elements I wanted. It had to be gold with a low back and a1920s spin, so from her designs I picked what I liked and she got designing.

    The dress fitting was a real treat and something I really looked forward to. Getting the bridal troops together, traveling to charlottes pretty little studio and of course seeing the process step by step with my bridal party was very special. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous but I just had to ‘go with it’ and when I went for that final fitting it was just bloody perfect!

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    The way I see it (and this is what I tell all of my brides) it’s the one day where you will be THIS glamorous, if you are going to do it you might as well go for it!! My fiancé didn’t expect a gold wedding dress (who would?) and he loved it!… 

    LJ xx

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    My Awesome Wedding Suppliers:

    The Dress: Wilden Bride London

    The Photographer: Benjamin Toms Photography

    The Hair: Vicki Lord Bridal Hair

    The Grooms Suit: Jack Bunneys

    The Venue: The Bell In Ticehurst

    The Lingerie: Ell & Cee

    The Cake: Quintessential Cakes

    The Band: The Locals

    The Makeup Artist: Me!

    Special thanks to Anna Marie who was Ben’s partner in crime for the day and another fabulous photographer!

  • My Bridal Style: My Wedding Hair

  • My Bridal Style: My wedding hair!

    I had my wedding hair stylist Vicki Lord sorted from before I was engaged, not only do I work with her all of the time but she was also at my surprise engagement party as she is a great friend! I know just how clever Vicki is and the thought and design process that goes into all of her brides hair styles has me in awe. This was the bit I was most calm about as I knew I was in good hands!

    We didn’t have my hair trial until two weeks before the wedding. I was able to bring my dress and do my makeup so I could see the whole look together. I had ideas of how I might like my hair and in my mind I thought that a more casual hair style would be better suited because the dress was so glam. In reality only glam would do!
    Vicki had an inspiration image that I had also picked (great minds think alike) in one of my secret Pinterest boards and was the inspiration behind having lace in my hair. I hadn’t ever seen it on a ‘real life’ bride and loved how it gave the hair look a touch of elegance. I mentioned this to Chatlotte at one of my early dress fitting and she had given me some pretty gold beaded lace that complimented my dress and Vicki dressed my hair around it.

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    My wedding hair inspiration

    The trial was great, as expected. Vicki sketched my dress and her ideas of the hair design, we chatted about the hair that would suit the dress and my face shape/bone structure. I was happy for her to just go for it and to trust the professional! It was certainly elaborate and so beautiful, I really loved it but felt I needed to see a slightly less ‘big’ hair-do for my own piece of mind. I felt a bit panicky and that the big hair and big gold dress might be too much?… Of course it wasn’t and this was a bit of a waste of time, but I needed to be sure.

    Vicki Lord hair consultation and Lucy Jayne Makeup

    My hair and makeup at the trial. My hair stayed the same but makeup was a bit stronger on the wedding day

     

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    My Awesome Wedding Suppliers:

    The Dress: Wilden Bride London

    The Photographer: Benjamin Toms Photography

    The Hair: Vicki Lord Bridal Hair

    The Grooms Suit: Jack Bunneys

    The Venue: The Bell In Ticehurst

    The Lingerie: Ell & Cee

    The Cake: Quintessential Cakes

    The Band: The Locals

    The Makeup Artist: Me!

    Special thanks to Anna Marie who was Ben’s partner in crime for the day and another fabulous photographer!

  • My Bridal Style: My Wedding Makeup

  • My Bridal Style: My wedding makeup

    I always knew I would do my own makeup, my main worry was my skin but thank goodness it was looking good on the day – hallelujah! I enjoy doing my own makeup and it’s my profession so I felt pretty casual about it… This was until I had to actually do it on the day!!
    I was fine doing my mums and maid of honors makeup and it even helped me zone out a bit, but when it came to doing mine my nerves really got to me. I felt quite panicky when I should have been calm and sadly it felt like a bit of an endurance, I just wanted it over and done with so I could focus on having fun with my bridal party. I was really happy with how my makeup looked but I could have done without the stress of having to to it ha-ha! The moral of the story folks is to book a professional, the wedding prep is such a fun time and you should be as chilled and calm as can be, the last thing you want to stress about is your makeup!

    As soon as I started having my dress designed I began gathering inspiration images of different makeup looks on Pinterest, it went from natural, vintage to glam. I think on the wedding day I did play it a little bit safe with my makeup, after the bold lipstick and massive kitten flick eyeliner I am comfortable wearing when I get glammed up – ultimately I just wanted to look flawless and of course timeless!

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    My makeup inspiration (and major girl crushes!)

    I designed my makeup to compliment my glamorous bridal look, and not compete with the bold elements of it. As I was able to see everything together at my hair trial I made a few changes to my makeup as it was just too natural. I went bolder on the eyes and brighter pink lips (of course!) I had a change of heart with my eyelash choice. The strip lashes I chose at my trial were nice, but I knew if I was going to panic on the day it would be when I applied these bad boys! I went for a more practical choice of party lashes (individuals lashes with a much stronger glue) that I applied a couple of days before and they still looked great on the wedding day.

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    My makeup trial!

    Another thing that I had a hard time deciding was if I should wear my glasses?? I was debating right up until the wedding day. I am comfortable in my specs but they are bold and a little quirky so I felt that contact lenses were the way to go. Getting used to contacts is a whole other story but I’m very happy with my decision. I thought that in photos I would look strange (or not like me) without my glasses, but maybe where I am so used to wearing them I was letting them define how I should look… When all that matters is that I look happy in my photos. And I did.

    I was very happy with my makeup look, and even into the evening after the first dance and serious partying my photos showed that my makeup was still flawless (if not a tad sweaty from all of the dancing). 

    When it came to my mum and maid of honours makeup we didn’t get chance to do a trial but as I had put there makeup on for loads of different occasions so they were more than happy for me to do it on the day. I kept the glam theme with everyone. Mum was wearing a (silvery toned) mink and black jumpsuit so to compliment it we went smokey grey eyeshadow with individual lashes and shimmery lipgloss.

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    My maid of honour Mel, was wearing a full length black dress and is very comfortable with bold eyes and a heavy strip lash, so I made sure her eyes were uber smokey with a bit of gold sparkle. Her lashes were really plush: Esqido’s Lashlorette Lashlucy jayne wedding makeup Benjamin Toms wedding photography lucy jayne wedding makeup Benjamin Toms wedding photography Lucy & Simon-138
    Here is my step by step on how I created my bridal makeup.

    Skin: I used Simple moisturiser and a bit of MAC Oil Control Lotion on my t-zone. To even out and smooth my skin (I have quite a few deep pores) I used Smashbox primer Photo Finish. As with all brides I needed my foundation to be long wearing so I used my personal favorite Estée Lauder Doublewear and Mac Pro Longwear concealer. I set my base with MAC Prep+Prime Translucent Finishing Powder.

    To give me a little more colour I combined a soft beige bronzer by Illamasqua and added a pop if pink blush to my cheeks in MAC Dollymix and highlighted my cheekbone and brow bone with MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle.

    Eyes: The best way to keep eyeshadow put is to use an eye primer. I used MAC Paint pot in Painterly. I buffed in a shimmery taupe cream shadow into my eyelid and to create this I mixed a little MAC Vintage Selection with Groundwork. To create the smokey effect I blended in N17 Peep Show Palette (discontinued) and over the top of my crease and under my lower lash line MAC Bronze eyeshadow in Antiqued. To open my eyes up I dabbed a little MAC Vanilla Pigment into the inner corners of my eye and to add to the smudgy smokey look I smudged in Maybelline’s Lasting Drama Black/Gold Cream Eyeliner and blended that out to the socked and this added to a ‘soft cat-eye’ flick.

    I used L’Oreal Waterproof Mascara over the top of my Party Lashes that I applied a few days prior. I cried a lot and it didn’t budge!

    Eyebrows: I like them to look quite natural so I tinted them prior to the day and used MAC Fling Eyebrow Pencil to give them more definition and set them with a Sculpting blonde Brow Gel by Maybelline.

    To give me a little more colour I combined a soft beige bronzer by Illamasqua and added a pop if pink blush to my cheeks in MAC Dollymix and highlighted my cheekbone and brow bone with MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

    Lips: I am a big pink lip fan, so I went for a soft pink tone in MAC Lovelorn with a brighter MAC Pink Poodle lip gloss on top!

    To finish and hold everything in place I spritzed myself and my bridal party with MAC Fix + finishing spray.

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    My Awesome Wedding Suppliers:

    The Dress: Wilden Bride London

    The Photographer: Benjamin Toms Photography

    The Hair: Vicki Lord Bridal Hair

    The Grooms Suit: Jack Bunneys

    The Venue: The Bell In Ticehurst

    The Lingerie: Ell & Cee

    The Cake: Quintessential Cakes

    The Band: The Locals

    The Makeup Artist: Me!

    Special thanks to Anna Marie who was Ben’s partner in crime for the day and another fabulous photographer!

     

  • The Ultimate Luxury Strip Lash

  • The ultimate luxury strip lash to complete your bridal makeup!

    Your wedding is the most special and important day of your life where you will feel incredible and look absolutely beautiful! I am so pleased that I am able to offer the ultimate in luxury strip lashes to my bridal clients! I have used them on a few shoots and the effects are stunning. Completely natural looking and gorgeous!

    The lashes in question are Esqido Mink Strip Lashes (ethically sourced of course!) they feel and look like real lashes and are beautifully packaged. You need to keep hold of the pretty box to store them as they last an incredible 25 wears. If you want to check out my post on how long wearing Esqido Little Black Lashes are click here: Esqido strip lash review

    I was really pleased I was able to use my ‘Oh So Sweet’ and ‘Unforgettable’ lashes on a recent bridal photoshoot wit Charli Photography. It really did add that little something special to my bridal makeup looks and I am so in love with the results. See the close up’s of the Unforgettable lash for yourself….

    Charli Photography Lucy Jayne Makeup


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    Here are some before and after shots of the three Esqido Strip Lashes that I will be able to offer my brides:

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    Esqido Little Black Lash Before & After

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    Esqido Little Black Lash Luxury Strip Lash

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    Esqido Unforgettable Strip Lash Before & After

    Esqido Strip Lash Unforgettable

    Esqido Unforgettable Luxury Strip Lash

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    Esqido Oh So Sweet Strip Lash Before & After

    Esqido Strip Lash

    Esqido Oh So Sweet Luxury Strip Lash


    If you are interested in having a closer look at these lashes this can be discussed and trialled at your consultation!

    Esqido lashes start at £30 (other lashes also available)
  • Summer 2015 Trend - Blush Bridal Makeup

  • I’ve seen so many bridal hair and makeup trends, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. The fashion can change so quickly, you might blink and miss it.

    But the way it has a habit of changing means that I get to see a lot more variety and be able to try new things with some of my brides. I think the current trend is probably one of my favourites. We’re moving away from bronzed boho and embracing a more romantic English rose makeup style.

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    I love how some of my brides choose a softer look and showcase their natural beauty. This is so much more effective and we find ourselves with a youthful, fresh-faced look that is just gorgeous. Shimmery pastel shades for the eyeshadows with perhaps only a tiny amount of eyeliner that just accentuates the shape of the eyes. Paired with hair that is swept back, gives brides a healthy summer glow.

    This new blush bridal makeup trend also means that I’m using a lot of berry, pink, and rose tones to really bring out that natural delicate look. Some brides will opt to use a bright lip colour that pops in comparison but there are some that prefer a more neutral shade and will in fact choose to have a nude lip colour but with a pink undertone or a deeper berry lipstick or gloss to give a bolder finish. I’ve also noticed how those with freckles are loving this lighter and fresher approach to makeup, allowing their natural skin to shine through instead of covering it up.

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    Although contouring was a huge trend last year, I’ve seen strobing become more popular recently. With contouring, the aim is to highlight and shade your face for a perfectly sculpted effect. This is not only time consuming but also technical and requires practice, although the effects are amazing, they are not very natural. The counter trend; strobing, has become one of my firm favourites. A much simpler technique, strobing uses light to highlight and sculpt your features. This is particularly effective on your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and around your temples. The finish is an amazing glow that’s perfect for every bride. 

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    Hair accessories are also becoming a firm favourite and we’re seeing more brides choosing to have fresh flowers in their hair. I particularly love how effective and feminine this can be. It’s often the final touch that completes a look.

    As the romantic English trend is taking full hold, the flower of choice seems to be gypsophilia, also known as baby breath. This is a delightful little flower that is both delicate and feminine was once used as a cheap filler, but recently, I’ve seen it making a big comeback in terms of bouquets, hair accessories and wedding inspiration, finding itself as the buttonhole accessory.

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    Working with this trend is by far one of my favourites, I love how simple yet effective it is and how it gives more women the confidence to showcase their natural beauty.

    With thanks and credit to:

    My gorgeous bride Sarah Liu

    Wedding Photographer Fiona Kelly: www.fionasweddingphotography.co.uk

    Bridal Hairstylist Vicki Lord: www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    Wedding Venue Leeds Castle: www.leeds-castle.com/Weddings 

  • Makeup Academy

  • I had such a great experience running my makeup academy recently. It is held in a lovely little hair studio in Herne Bay, Kent and spanned three days. It was the perfect setting for my academy and I couldn’t wait to get started. I was a little nervous but excited to start teaching the students. There was 4 of us in total and the atmosphere was inspiring.

    The first day focused on how to create specific looks. I took the students through some of the basics. We covered: classic bridal makeup, glamourous and Asian inspired makeup looks and took the time to understand their differences, what made them unique and how to create them. I then let the students try this out for themselves. They really loved it and did some amazing work on their models.

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    makeup academy

    We also covered some more of the basic stuff such as hygiene, skin prep, working with professional brushes and products and even brushed up on some of our basic product knowledge. I wanted to make sure that everyone had a solid knowledge foundation to work from. It was good to be able to discuss these with the students and hear their thoughts on particular makeup topics. The students loved it and really began to get into their stride as they perfected what they were familiar with and tried out what was new to them. It was great to see a collection of artists with varying skills and at different stages of their makeup careers.lucy jayne makeup academy

    Each demonstration included either individual lash clusters, strip lashes and facial adornments which I incorporated in each of the looks. The adornments for the Asian inspired bridal look was a firm favourite and the students couldn’t wait to try these techniques themselves.

    Day 2 was a fabulous photoshoot with the students creating their own looks. I loved all the styles they came out with and was so proud at how they were able to apply the techniques they’d learned the day before. All of the models looked fabulous.

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    This one was one of my favourites; Natalie created a glamourous bronzed smoky eye using strip lashes and a subtle bronzed skin and coral blush. She even added some coral lipstick to compliment and finish a look. Isn’t’ it just stunning?

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    lucy jayne makeup academyThe third day, and perhaps my favourite, was a Q&A session. I gave the students time to ask me anything they liked about my business. We covered every topic I can think of including: what business is like as a makeup artist, how I handle my social media, how to build a bigger and better portfolio and the best way to tackle self-promotion. The questions were great and really showed that the students wanted to get to grips with becoming a professional makeup artist.

    The whole academy experience was simply amazing. I loved being able to pass on my knowledge to young and budding makeup artists. I felt so proud of all the students by the end of the course and could see how they’d all progressed in such a short space of time. I just can’t wait for the next one!

    For details of the up and coming courses see my Makeup Academy Page!

    With special thanks to Models Jade and Jasmine and Ben Toms Photography www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    Photoshoot option only available with the Art of Bridal Beauty Course

  • Glamorous 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

  • Glamorous 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    This look is really glamorous and perfect for the brides that love a dramatic eye… I don’t think you should really hold back on the lips and cheeks either! You know they say you should only accentuate two of your features ( lips & eyes/cheeks & eyes/cheeks & lips), well I don’t think that really applies to this look! 

    Heres how to go glam 40s without going OTT!

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    To create a good base for your eye shadow, apply a cream shadow from the eyelid to brow bone. This neutralises the eyelid and helps shadows and pigments stay put.

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £15.50

     

    For this era the palette was very soft with a hint of colour especially pinks and pastel tones, so I swept a pastel pink across the eyelid.

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    I used MAC Paint Pot in Let’s Skate £15.50

    1940s bridal makeup tutorialWith a blending eye shadow brush apply a berry toned powder eye shadow to highlight the crease and give depth to the eyes. I also swept a small amount under the bottom lashes.

    I used MAC Eye shadow in Cranberry £13.00

    Crown Brush ‘Deluxe Crease Brush’ £3.49

     

    1940s bridal makeup tutorialLong lashes were key in the 1940s as they are today. Use an eyelash curler in a ‘pumping’ motion to curl the lashes to make them look more dramatic.

    Apply mascara on the top and bottom lashes generously in black.

    I Used Maybelline Great Lash Mascara £4.99

    Models Own Eyelash Curler £5.99

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    Now apply your blush in a semi circle motion in a pinky rose tone to compliment the 40s palette

    I used MAC Well Dressed Powder Blush £18.00

    Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

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    Exaggerate the natural lip line by applying the lipstick slightly over your natural lip line and cupids bow making the lips big and voluptuous. The lip colour of choice was more pink-toned than the reds of previous eras.

    I used MAC Mineralize Glass Lip gloss in Fashion Perk £19.00

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    The finished glam look!

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial

    Creative links:

    www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    www.wildenbridelondon.com

    Model: Laura Elliot

  • Modern 1960s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

  • Modern 1960s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

    The emphasis of this look is all about the bold feline flick eyeliner, full dramatic lashes and natural eyebrows, its such a chic style that oozes that ‘Mad Men’ coolness. The skin should be kept minimalistic with a fresh dewy finish and back in the 60s the lips were normally kept nude – sometimes blocked out with foundation. For this retro bridal look I wanted to give it a modern twist by adding a pop of colour to the lips with a matt pastel pink lipstick.

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    Create a neutral eye shadow base by applying a matt cream eye shadow. This helps prime the eye for the eyeliner application.

    I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £15.50

    1940s bridal makeup tutorial

    
Using a cream eyeliner and a fine eyeliner brush apply the eyeliner first from the outer edge of the top lash in a straight line. Extend this line by approximately 1 cm, then do the same on the other eye.

    I used Maybelline Black Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner £7.99

    Crown Brush Mini Eyeliner Brush £1.69

    1960s makeup tutorialSweep the liner along the lash line until you meet the end point, filling in any gaps.

    With this technique less is more! Use a tiny bit at a time and keep adding to build up the size of your kitten flick. Use too much at once and it can get messy and you can have uneven sized eyeliner flicks.

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    Using a strip lash that compliments this style (I like to use a lash that gets longer towards to outer edges to give a real doe eyed effect) firstly fit the lash to your natural lash line, and trim the access from the outer corner of the strip.

    I used Ardell Demi Wispies False Eyelashes £5.49

    Duo Striplash Adhesive ‘Dark Tone’ £8.39

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    Apply eyelash glue across the band and wait until it becomes tacky.

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    Using tweezers to hold the lash, press the lash into your upper lash line and hold into place until the glue has dried.

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    To finish this look, add a pop of colour to the lips to give a modern twist.

    I used MAC Matte Lipstick in Pink Plaid £15.50

    The final modern 60s bridal look!

    1960s bridal makeup tutorial

    Creative links:

    www.benjamintomsphotography.co.uk

    www.vickilordbridalhair.co.uk

    www.lucyjaynemakeup.co.uk

    www.wildenbridelondon.com

    Model: Laura Elliot