SEVEN EASY STEPS TO SEXY SMOKY EYES?

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Sexy smokey eyes is something we would all love to recreate but for most its like trying to bag Bradley Cooper, impossible right? well here’s 7 easy steps to creating an easy stress free smokey eye which will definitely turn heads in your little black dress.

  1. After concealing the eye, slick on some eye primer over the whole eye area, this will create the perfect oil free base for your eye shadow to cling to and will prevent creasing.
  2. With a large fluffy eye shadow brush apply the base colour to the whole eye area, this should be a nude tone close to your natural skin colour.
  3. With a crease brush apply a bronze shadow to the socket line (to locate, press with your finger to find the bit that dips in under your brow bone) then apply to the under eye close to the lash line.
  4. Sculpt those smokey eyes with a small angled eye shadow brush. Apply a deep chocolate brown underneath, tight in to the lash line winging it outwards, then shade half way across the socket and blend any harsh lines.
  5. Give your eyes that sultry look by lining both top and bottom lid with a gel liner applied with a brush, ensuring you apply in the water line to the lower lashes.
  6. Have the full lashes you’ve always dreamt of by applying a lash primer to the lashes before mascara. Apply in thin strokes like you would apply your normal mascara.
  7. Finish the look with a false lash effect mascara applied in a zig zag motion pulling the lashes upwards to give them that extra lift.

PROFESSIONAL TIPS FOR BRIDAL HAIR AND MAKEUP

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Hair and makeup are one of the most important aspects of your special day to get right. Check out these tops tips for hair and makeup to ensure you are perfectly polished and camera ready for your wedding day.

Book it – Book your hair and makeup as soon as you know the wedding date as most professional hair and makeup artists get booked a year or more in advance.

Plan it – Plan a date for your hair and make-up trial six months before your wedding, arranging a date for around 6-8 weeks before your wedding so it can then be tied in with your hen night or dress fitting.

Find your style – Research images of hair and make-up that you love and bring them with you to the trial. Top Tip: opt for images that are similar to your hair and skin tone, identifying what you like about each image.

The little extras – If you are considering a tan, lash extensions, new hair cut or colour, it is best to have these done before the trial date, this will show you how your hair and make-up will look on the day with any
added extras.

Skin prep – Another big bonus to getting your bridal trial done well in advance is it will give you time to implement any advice given at the trial to get your skin in tip top condition.

Prep it – If you are having brows shaped for the day also consider getting them groomed for the trial, that way you will have a clear picture of how it will look on the day.

Bring it – Bring your make-up bag to show the make-up artist what you currently wear, this will give them a good guide to the level of make-up you feel comfortable wearing.

Hair prep – Wash your hair the night before the wedding, this will ensure the style will hold and give volume. Avoid using styling products or straightening irons on the day as styling products can limit shine and straightening can prevent effective curling and volume.


WHY CHOOSE A PROFESSIONAL BRIDAL MAKEUP ARTIST?

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Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life so how important is it to use a professional makeup artist?

As a bride to be it is a dilemma, you have so many things to think about from the dress to the jewellery and not to mention the flowers, favors or photographer, the lists goes on.

However, when it comes to the big day and you are finally caught on camera the focus is on how you look, your hair and your dress, the designer shoes or seductive underwear simply don’t get a look in.

Although your make-up looks good enough in everyday life it is a different story when captured by a professional photographer. There is a fine balance to ensure your make-up is camera ready yet naturally polished when greeting your guests face to face, that’s where a professional makeup artist can help to get it just right.

By booking a professional makeup artist you will initially receive a comprehensive consultation including a full skin analysis, advice on how to get your skin in tip top condition, discussing your ideas in detail ensuring the make-up perfectly fits your personality, colouring and style, whether it be vintage, contemporary, classical or natural.

The next stage is a full trial run, expertly performed to see how the make-up will look on the big day with every little detail noted, so on your wedding day you can relax and enjoy being pampered to perfection in the knowledge that everything is taken care of.

Your chosen make-up artist will have spent many years in her field gaining experience in the latest techniques to enhance your features and ensure your make-up will last and stay shine free, by using the highest quality products personally tailored for your skin type and tone, specially selected for their waterproof and HD camera ready qualities.

Rest assure your make-up will look picture perfect, guaranteed to last the whole day through so all you have to do it sit back and enjoy the best day of your life.

Written by Joanne Pearson