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Here you can read all my thoughts and advise on bridal make-up, general, make-up and skin care and all sorts of other wedding related topics.

 

If there's a subject you would like me to cover, just let me know.

By emilyfaith85, Nov 27 2019 10:15AM

Having the right people around you on your wedding day really is vital. This doesn't stop at your bridal party. Take your time to choose all your suppliers carefully. Here are a few of my tips...


1. Read reviews, don't just read the first few, go back some way and pluck out a few from years gone by, if they're consistently good then you're on to a good thing.


2. Meet your photographer in person... I can't tell you how important it is to have the right kind of photographer for you. This isn't just in the images they produce but their personality too. If they irritate you then, they're never going to get the best images out of you.


3. Ask for recommendations from suppliers you have already booked. They're likely to have endless lists of people they have worked with before and can trust.


4. Take recommendations from friends, personally experience is the best way to find people. For me it's the most flattering way I can fill my diary.


5. If someone seems too cheap then ask yourself why. Do your research into their background. They may just be starting out, which isn't a bad thing, just be sure you're going to actually get value for money. Decide on the things that matter to you most and spend your money there.


6. Venues will have suppliers lists, they're a really good place to start. The vendors will know the venue well and the familiarity will help the day run smoothly.


7. Follow your gut. If they're slow at email responses and need to be chased, then are they going to be reliable on the day? If you have your doubts about how reliable someone is then pull them up on it... They will then go out of their way (or should do) to make you feel supported.


My recommended suppliers are from personal experience...

The Rose Shed

Little Wedding Helper

Stacey Jade Wedding Hair

Neil Pollock Photography

The Battleaxes


Katie Forshaw Photography
Katie Forshaw Photography

By emilyfaith85, Mar 31 2019 06:50PM

It's pretty hard to narrow this down as there are so many brushes in my kit I adore and can't live without (slight over reaction). Blending brushes for the perfect eye look, angled brushes for beautiful brows or concealer brushes for crease free under eyes.


My absolute favourite brush is the Real Techniques expert face brush. It makes the application of foundation or CC cream a piece of cake. Doing exactly what it says on the tin, as it buffs the make up onto your skin for a really flawless finish. The tightly packed bristles work best when used in small circles over the skin to buff the product on.


Pop a pea sized amount of product onto the back of your hand. Dip the bristles into the product and then swirl it around on your hand to distribute the product across the bristles. This way you won't end up with uneven make up distribution on your face. Start by applying the product to the middle of the face and blend outwards into the neck and hair line. Reload the product and continue to apply and buff until you're happy with the level of coverage.


Real techniques brushes cab be bought in Superdrug and Boots so very readily available and they're cruelty free!


What's your favourite brush?


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By emilyfaith85, Mar 31 2019 02:37PM

Mascara is quite often said to be a desert island product. With many clients professing to 'not leave the house without a bit of mascara'. I personally always feel a look isn't complete without mascara and especially when working with fair lashes it can even make a look appear strange or odd until the mascara is applied. If you have fair lashes yourself, always bare this is mind. Go with the eye shadow you had planned and trust your instincts with your eye shadow application until you have finished off with mascara.

Black mascara is the most effective in terms of achieving the most stand out look but if you want something more subtle then browns are readily available too.


When looking for a new mascara consider what you want from it. Volume - I.e you want you lashes to look fuller and thicker or length - I.e you want them to look longer and more defined but not necessarily thicker. Some will profess to do both. People can be quite particular so read reviews and the blurb about the product to be sure it matches what you're looking for.


Waterproof mascara does exactly what it says on the tin. It can't be removed with water and if you cry / get caught in a rain shower it won't be streaming down your face. They're great for weddings etc but not the best for your lashes as you need something stronger to remove it. So don't wear waterproof daily. Some mascaras will say they're water resistant, this is not the same thing as waterproof. They might not smudge immediately with water contact but can be removed with water and will dissolve with excess moisture.


My 3 favourite mascaras are...

Doucce Mascara

Arbonne it's a long story mascara

Maybelline Collosal Volume mascara


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