Bridal and Wedding Make Up
Professionally applied makeup will give you a confidence and radiance to be admired by your guests and a perfect finish for your photographs. An understanding of how makeup photographs and how to make it last through out the day, combined with your own ideas, whatever you have in mind, will allow me to put together a bespoke makeup design, whilst keeping you calm and relaxed during the makeup application.
You may decide that you want two different make up looks, one for the daytime and then something more glamorous for the evening. In which case I can visit you for a second time later in the day at the reception venue, for example, to add a little bit more night time glamour and freshen up your make up for your evening celebrations. I am also available to stay with you throughout your day to look after the makeup needs of you and your bridal party.
At the make up trial and consultation I will listen to your ideas, discuss your colour themes and browse through any pictures or magazines that have inspired you. Then, after discussing your skintype, we can find the perfect foundation match to give your skin that perfect finish by moderating application and coverage so that it looks natural and not over applied (skin should look like skin regardless of coverage), and then carefully select the colours to complete your make up design. Once you are happy with your finished make up I will create a visual record of the make up and note down all of the products used. Do not worry if you have a change of mind after the consultation as any adjustments to your make up design can easily be incorporated into your make up on the day of your wedding.
A bridal trial and consultation can take a couple of hours, sometimes longer, depending on your requirements. I advise scheduling makeup trials 8 to 12 weeks before the date of your wedding so that it's not too far in advance or too close to the date itself, but I am happy to see clients at other times should it be required.
On the day of your wedding/civil partnership I will then arrive promptly at the agreed time and location. After the careful preparation and massage of your skin I will apply your make up to the design agreed upon during your consultation. I can also easily work around the requirements of your chosen hair stylist whilst you are getting ready. You will be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the pampering of having your bridal make up applied by a skilled and methodical professional make up artist.
Occasion Make Up
Having your make up applied for a special occasion can sometimes add that perfect finishing touch to a new outfit, hair style and beauty treatments. From a day at the races to a summer ball, whatever the occasion, I can listen to your ideas and apply your make up in the way that you would like it to look.
Make Up Lessons/Masterclass
Learn tips and tricks of the trade and how to create your favourite makeup looks in a one-to-one lesson or a group makeup masterclass.
During a Make Up Lesson we can explore how to get the best out of your skincare, make up and brushes. From learning a specific style to working on application, blending and other technical skills I will show you how to apply your make up flawlessly. I can also advise on you on how to choose and mix different colours, the benefits of different products and brands and show you how to get the best out of your favourite product.
Using the latest techniques JAMA can cover anything of your choosing, such as: smokey eyes and everyday eye make up, skin care, foundation and colour matching, editorial and fashion make up, and special occasion make up (such as bridal or prom, for example).
For a group of people a Masterclass can provide invaluable make up tuition from beginners to a more advanced level. Masterclasses can be customised to suit the needs and size of a group whether you are interested in pursuing a career in make up artistry or you are getting together with friends to celebrate a special occasion.
To learn about different techniques and the latest make up trends in a Masterclass, from small to large groups or makeup parties (such as some pre-wedding pampering, a baby shower or night in with friends), I can share my passion with you along with a little insider knowledge too.
Whether you're a qualified makeup artist or beauty therapist looking for a refresher, someone looking to brush up on their make up skills or you just want a little make up help!
Film, Catwalk and Other Commercial Projects
Every picture taken is the record of a moment and every portrait can capture a moment of perfection. Professionally applied make up can often compliment the skill of a photographer, the pose of a model and the vision of a stylist.
I am always happy to discuss your needs and provide my services to a bespoke project, please contact me for more information.