Last week I had the pleasure of meeting a wonderful lady who had booked a makeup lesson with me. She booked the lesson to update her makeup, adapting it to changes currently happening in her life. P is currently undergoing chemotherapy and has found the affects of treatment made her want to learn how to define her face now that she has started to lose her hair. In her email she wasn’t sure whether this was something I could help with but I quickly responded to say ‘yes of course I can!’
It occurred to me that I don’t make it known this is something I can help with.
There are charities ‘Look good feel better’ that operate within hospitals and offer makeup guidance. Unfortunately the two hospitals local to me do not offer this. P Bee wanted more of a one to one lesson. Please read her kind words as she shares her makeup lesson experience.
What is your most memorable wedding?
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Describe your typical process with a couple.
Typically our first meeting would be at the trial, this is when we can discuss all requirements.A make-up trial will develop a look that fits perfectly with your dress, hair and colour scheme, so that on the big day you can be confident of beautiful results and just enjoy the experience of being pampered. It’s your day – treasure the memories and those precious photos capturing you at your loveliest.
What do you love most about your job?
What is your No. 1 beauty tip for a bride?
How do you keep the bride feeling calm on her wedding day?
What advice would you give to brides to stay looking great throughout their wedding day?
1. At the make-up trial, think about your choice of clothing: preferably something plain that wont influence the make-up
Remember your make-up is not designed to pop down the shops in – it’s to compliment the most beautiful dress you will ever wear in your life! Therefore, it needs to look flawless, radiant and defined, and perhaps this will mean slightly more than you are used to.
2. Providing images to create a mood board for inspiration is a great idea, but please be realistic
Don’t be too tempted to try something different; after all, you still want to feel like you. Try and avoid make-up trends: this can date your make-up and you want your pictures to remain timeless.
3. Trust me!
Yes, it’s that simple. I know the best products and colours to use on your face for your wedding day. We both want the same thing – for you to look gorgeous I’m not going to pull out any crazy eyeshadow colours… Just take a deep breath and enjoy having your make-up done!
4. Look after your skin: drink lots of water and moisturise
Having a good canvas to work from will give a much better end-result. Dehydrated skin can be hard to work with and can make a foundation base look much heavier than it is. Make-up ends up sitting on the skin, rather than blending with it and prevents your natural beauty from shining through.
5. In order for all your bridal party to look fabulous try and encourage them to have their make-up professionally applied
I’m afraid you can always spot the bridesmaid who hasn’t and it can effect the overall look.
6. And on the big day…
You’ve planned this day for months – maybe even years. There’s nothing more you can do, so now is the time to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience of being pampered. It’s your day – treasure the memories.