Be Bold and Beautiful this Autumn/winter

Whether you are getting married, going to a wedding or simply updating your wordrobe,this years Autumn/Winter styles and shades are all about mixing and matching. Individualism is on trend so embrace!


Vogue Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 Trends

Vogue Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 Trends


Forest fruits and deep dense shades are going to be the rage this season. From blackcurrent and deep rasberry to hazy taupe, dark teal, dense coppers and rust tones.


I can across one of my forest shoots that I created the makeup for and thought this was a great example of the eye popping colours being used this year. This gives me inspiration for another great forest shoot.

Fresh faced, graphic eyes, rasberry red lips and a splash of subtle silver to the corners of the eye. 

Fresh faced, graphic eyes, rasberry red lips and a splash of subtle silver to the corners of the eye. 


Ruth x

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.  

Edie Sedgwick Inspired Shoot

Edie Sedgwick was known for her mod and funky approach in the 60s. Her makeup was very similar to twiggys and the eye look always stood out and framed in bright shades to look light saucers. This looked worked so well on Poppy , who was our lovely model for the day. I wanted this look to have a modern variation to this iconic style with a more polished finish. We used Ventnor pavillion as our location for this shoot as it has a real retro feel to it.

Here is a selection of the images that Simon Hawkins captured.

Frozen Heart Studio Shoot

Concept - A Strong and fierce snow queen whose heart is hard, but her appearance is captivating and full of charm and enchantment!

Photography Simon Hawkins Photography

I really love this time of year when I can play with glitters and gems. I wanted to do a spin off from the last Ice Queen shoot that I did last Winter but with a twist.

In order to bring the whole look to life I had to make a head piece and collar which I made out of wire, beads, wool, glitter, icicles, gems and tinsel to really bring this picture to life and add a sense of Drama to this magical looking Character I created.

Megan who was the model for this shoot was absolutely perfect. I have used her several times before and know that she is really easy to work with and can get into strong poses. Megan has had a fair bit of theater experience so I instantly knew she could take this role on and make it her own.

Simon also carefully set the lighting up with blue gels to enhance the blues and create a cold feel to the images.

We captured many different poses over the evening, and I have picked out my very favorite ones which I hope you enjoy looking at.