The benefits of booking Ruth Hawkins for your Wedding Makeup

The new year is here and we have much to look forward to with the evenings getting lighter, the days getting warmer and the sweet smell of spring in the air! The Spring and summer wedding tones this year will be a combination of classic peach, lilac grey and rose quartz. Perfect soft tones to bring out the best in anyone's natural features.

I always recommend booking a trial run to discuss all the detail of your wedding, share some of the tricks of the trade and design a look that not only suits your style but something that will withstand the day, enhance your natural beauty and leaving you feeling incredible as you walk down the aisle.

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From the moment to get in touch, I work closely with you to ensure you get the very best service, and every bride and those booking a trial will receive a touch up pack for the big day so there is no need to worry about buying extra lipsticks and tissues.  

1950's Inspired Bridal Look at Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel.

A beautiful vintage style wedding at Buckland Tout-Saint Hotel, situated in Kingsbridge in the stunning Devon South Hams, surrounded by 4½ acres of beautifully tended gardens and woodland.

I Was very lucky with the weather, there was a bit of cloud which is great for photographs as it defuses the light and the sun was out bringing the grounds to life. 

I Was very lucky with the weather, there was a bit of cloud which is great for photographs as it defuses the light and the sun was out bringing the grounds to life. 

There was a lot of makeup and skincare preparations before the big day, with a trial being done prior, I worked very closely with her in the lead up with lots of step by step instructions and helpful information.  Verity was wearing a beautiful lace and pearl dress which was knee high length and had a flattering sweetheart neckline creating a very stunning feminine finish. So to balance and compliment this I went for a classic 50's inspired look. 

I only apply makeup in ambient light, making sure the client is facing the window with no shadows on her face. 

I only apply makeup in ambient light, making sure the client is facing the window with no shadows on her face. 

I captured a side on look using the natural light against her face to show off the tones and features.

I captured a side on look using the natural light against her face to show off the tones and features.

These images were taken from my phone, but as you can see her appearance is Matt, slightly dewy (in the correct places) and flawless, giving her that extra confidence when all eyes are on her.  

These images were taken from my phone, but as you can see her appearance is Matt, slightly dewy (in the correct places) and flawless, giving her that extra confidence when all eyes are on her.  

I used several brands of makeup to suit this lady's skin type and personal preference. 

Here are a list of a few of the products I carefully selected for today's bride:- 

Bobbi brown skin foundation stick- Creamy yet weightless giving a seamless finish.

Bobbi brown correct & Conceal- Waterproof, light yet creamy for the delicate skin under the eyes.

smash-box photo finish primer- Lightweight blend of vitamin A, E, grapeseed extract and tea tree,

reducing fine lines,pores giving you a velvety smooth finish.

Smash-box hydrating under eye primer- This formula has an illuminating effect with added antioxidants.

NYX matt finish spray-  shin free and lightweight, keeping your makeup in tact for hours. 

Illamasqua sculpting- highly pigmented, and mimics your natural skin tone for subtle definition.

 High beam Benefit- creating a long lasting radiant glow for every blushing bride.

 H20 magnific waterproof mascara- Provides extra volume and is 100% waterproof 

 

I left the bride feeling confident that her makeup was going to last and a free top up essential pack .

Each bride is very individual, and it takes careful planning and collaboration to get a look that will compliment every detail of the wedding.

 

Ruth X

 

 

 

 

Professional makeup artist, making you look your very best on your most important day!

Wedding makeup is very important as you want to look the best you can for your day, plus you want to get the best look out of the photographs taken of you.

It is all about balance that’s where my skills as a specialist wedding makeup artist come in.

I believe that your wedding day is the most special day in your life, so therefore I want to make you feel extra special on that day. I use the best makeup that is available to give you that perfect look. I can create bespoke makeup and Beauty packages for you to prepare you for that special Wedding day.

Benefits of booking my services.....

  • Fully trained and insured
  • No Obligation, dedicated to work with each client on a one to one basis to create the exact look you desire.
  • Optional Temptu high definition airbrush on request.
  • Additional mobile spa treatments and last minute speedy treatments for the big day.
  • Bespoke service from soft and natural to elaborate and striking.
  • FREE bespoke inspiration boards designed on request.
  • Discount makeup and photography packages
  • Latest on trend advice, trick and tips
  • Friendly, professional and calm.
  • A variety of top of the range makeup to suit your skin type and last for hours.
  • HD ready makeup, free from parrabens and allergens with added vitamins.
  • FREE bridal essential pack to keep you topped up throughout the day,         

 I am always happy to discuss your wedding needs anytime.

Ruth x

 

New Makeup Primers for Brides!

One of the  most important thing to all brides is having radiant flawless skin on their day. In order to achieve this with makeup application is to get a good primer base on the skin first as this helps the foundation stay on longer, look more even and buff well with no streaks.

I am really excited to say I have recently found to amazing primers which I know all my brides are going to love!!

The first one is called Hydra finish which is a highly moisturising product containing hyaluronic acid for normal, dry and sensitive skin, it both protects and brightens. It glides on really easily over usual day time moisturiser providing an extra smooth and flawless base for foundation. . Dry skins generally loose foundation in patches around dryer areas like cheeks, so providing a barrier over day-time moisturiser and under foundations allows both to work more efficiently, so with Hydra Primer there is no more separation of foundation in patches.

And the second one is called Matt finish which has a light velvet consistency and is extremely comfortable to wear. It is applied over normal daytime moisturiser and provides an amazingly smooth base for foundation to sit on top of. It provides both a barrier and filler effect to minimize the appearance of large pores and skin blemishes, whilst other properties include oil control and an anti-caking effect. Applying Matte Finish Primer underneath make-up including the eye area, will keep it in perfect order for hours longer without change to colour or texture.

Whats also really great is that both primers can be used underneath eye make-up ensuring a longer lasting effect for all eye shadows.

 

Ruth xx