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.

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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

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

 

 

 

 

Making the most out of a professional makeup lesson!

Looking you very best for any occasion is important, so I bring to you some skillful techniques with top brand makeup to deliver a bespoke look you can easily recreate yourself in no time!

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Each lesson will start of with a relaxed consultation, where we will go through your skincare needs, discuss your personal makeup routine and current makeup that you have and look at some visuals. 

The most important thing to make the most out of your lesson, is to prepare in your mind what specific looks and styles you are wanting assistance with, this is something I will discuss with you when making the booking. Having a look at as many pictures as possible will help you to visualise what styles you like and don't like. It's a very personal choice. If you want to mix and match techniques I M happy to do this as its your time.  

I will show you how to bring out your facial features and how to enhance them with the help of correct application skills, colour matching and the right products to suit your needs along with handy hints and tips.

I will share my knowledge with you as I take you step-by-step through your own personalised lesson. 

I will provide everything including makeup, brushes, mirrors and makeup removers. 

So if you are an Individual who just want to learn how to apply better makeup on themselves, have a special occasion or a bride-to-be who wants to do their own makeup on the day, this is a great way to master the techniques for yourself and feel like a pro. You also have the opportunity to purchase some of my makeup at a cheaper cost.

 

 

 

 

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Before and After Look using Bobbie Brown

I have been on a quest for years to find the very best foundations to suit all skin types and concerns, especially with brides as they especially want me to make the look as flawless as possible. So I recently purchased the BBU Palette which is the foundation stick, corrector and concealer in really nice compact case which is easy to use and doesn't take up much room in my travel case.

I selected three colours close to my natural skin tone, which were slightly warm toned. The consistency is creamy which I found was too dense for my T-zone, So I mixed the foundation with some of my balancing moisturiser and found that it blended effortlessly.

I selected three colours close to my natural skin tone, which were slightly warm toned. The consistency is creamy which I found was too dense for my T-zone, So I mixed the foundation with some of my balancing moisturiser and found that it blended effortlessly.

Before. As you can see I have no makeup on, I have a lot of red patches and uneven skin. I didnt find this easy to do as I normally shy away from the camera. 

Before. As you can see I have no makeup on, I have a lot of red patches and uneven skin. I didnt find this easy to do as I normally shy away from the camera. 

After. I really enjoyed buffing this foundation onto the skin, I found I didn't need much as it's highly pigmented and went along way. The corrector and concealor Blended well into the areas that I needed to cover up and didn't get caught in the creases which is impressive. To finish this look I brushed on a small amount of shimmer brick in bronze for warmth and used this to add some definition into the contour areas of the face and apples of my cheeks. 

After. I really enjoyed buffing this foundation onto the skin, I found I didn't need much as it's highly pigmented and went along way. The corrector and concealor Blended well into the areas that I needed to cover up and didn't get caught in the creases which is impressive. To finish this look I brushed on a small amount of shimmer brick in bronze for warmth and used this to add some definition into the contour areas of the face and apples of my cheeks. 

In conclusion these products are ideal for photos shoots, giving you good coverage. Also this is great for brides because you can create a flawless shear finish which I have to confess, lasts for a few hours too. 

ruth x