Bridal Trial Day!

Your bridal trial is a very special day! It’s a time where we can chat and create the perfect makeup look you have imagined for yourself! If you feel nervous, please don’t be! I myself know how hard it can be to decide what makeup look you want for your Wedding Day but together we will chat through style, colour and product and come up with something special to suit you!

Whether that be a glamorous or natural style both are achievable and both are beautiful!

Try to imagine how you want to look on your big day! It can be inspiring to look online and in bridal magazines, to maybe create a mood board that will include your colour scheme and wedding day style?!

I’ve listed some steps you can take before your bridal trial below, all of which will help us create the perfect makeup for your special day!

  • Skincare, I’m sure you know that if you have a healthy skin complexion your makeup will sit so much better and look more flawless. I recommend booking a consultation with a skin specialist in your area. They can tailor a skin regimen to your needs!On the other hand if you are already in a good place with you skincare routine and you are happy with your skin – kept it up! Like the saying goes “ if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”.

• On the day of your trial if you can please come along makeup free. This way we won’t use up valuable time removing makeup or irritating your skin.

• If you are planning on wearing false tan on your wedding day I recommend that you wear it for your bridal trial. This doesn’t have to be your professional tan , a little self tanner will be perfect if that is what suit’s at the time. This way you can see what the colour tone will look like on the day.

• Having brows or any facial waxing/ threading is advised at least 48hours beforehand, again if your trial is close to your wedding date don’t worry if it isn’t done. However having it done again will give us a better canvas for blending makeup.

• Client Care is very important to me so if you can please let me know if you have any allergies e.g. Latex (latex can be found in some eyelash glue’s)

• Also If you are a contact wearer please let me know so I can be gentle and cautious of the eye area.

  • It can be a lovely idea to wear white to your bridal trial, wearing pattern or bold colours can sometimes overpower the makeup. By wearing a neutral colour palette it will let subtle colours in your eyeshadow, blush and lipstick shine through!

Your bridal trial is a time where we can chat openly and easily about your wedding day makeup. A time to be enjoyed so get excited!

Until next time,

Much love,

Lisa

Natural Bridal Inspired Makeup | Skin Focused

Well firstly CONGRATULATIONS!! I take it if your reading this you may be engaged to be married, eekk!!

 If not no worries, as this look is perfect for any occasion!

With Bridal Makeup two of the main things to think about is “Will it photograph well” and “Will it last all day”??  Pictured above are products that I have tried and tested many times before and can completely and honestly recommend!

Okay, so even if you never used a primer in your life, your wedding day is not the day to forget it!! One of my favourites is MAC Natural Base Lumiere this product will brighten and illuminate the skin without adding to much glow, making it suitable for both oily/dry skin types.

So call me extra but I use two primers (its your wedding day after all). The second one being BENEFIT The Professional, now if you follow me on Instagram  (username lisaralphmakeupartist ) you will know I am a massive fan of this product. A pea sized amount will smooth over any open pores/ fine lines leaving a flawless base to begin applying your foundation.

Lots of people have their favourite foundation’s and I too chop and change between a couple of fave’s. However one that has never let me down, that lasts all day without developing shine is Estee Lauder Doublewear. Now I think this foundation has got a bad rap in the past, but if you moisturise and prime your skin properly and most of all don’t use too much product this foundation is beautiful, after all it is one of the world’s bestselling foundation’s!!

Today I used my Inglot Undereye concealer which is lovely and lightweight and isn’t too drying. If however you have a darker undereye area Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer has a little more coverage.

I don’t use powder to set the Estee Lauder foundation as it sets to a matte finish itself however I make sure to set my undereye concealer and my t-zone because I have combination skin. For this it has to be MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural my favourite powder ever! A beautiful lightweight powder with a natural matte finish that doesn’t leave the skin feeling cakey or heavy.

So lets talk brows, as a makeup artist I do find its an area where people get a little nervous but trust me a well groomed brow can do wonders for the face especially in pictures!  For the last 3 weeks I have used the Bperfect Brow kit in Chocolate everyday and I am loving it, it adds colour and definition with being overly structured, and the fact that it is Irish is even better!

Now to add some warmth and contour to the face BENEFIT Hoola Bronzer is a serious go-to for me. Great for most skin tones this bronzer isn’t too warm making it perfect for contouring those Victoria Beckham cheekbones.

Blush is personal, some like a lot some like a little..some like pinks some like peaches..a great in between shade is Warm Soul from Mac Cosmetics this will add a just the right amount of colour with a little glow too.

The next product is a new one for me, I was kindly gifted the Cailyn Ireland O! Highlight Palettes 2 weeks ago, and I have used it everyday since. This highlight is great for Bridal and photography as it isn’t too OTT. On your wedding day highlight is a beautiful way to accentuate high cheek bones, cupids bow etc. however because of flash photography refrain from going too mad with the highlight. Less is more on your wedding day!

Lastly lips! Again VERY personal. I recommend trying out different lipsticks & shades up until your wedding day to see what suits you?! A classic combo that I use would be Mac Soar lipliner paired with Mac Brave Lipstick. This combo is a soft pink that provides just the right amount of colour without being too strong. I could spend a lot of time on lip choice and will hopefully blog about this again soon.

Lastly you want to set it all in place for this one of my faves is Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray. Spritz over the entire face to seal the deal.

I quickly want to mention the embellished top that I am wearing as I think it is perfect for a pre-wedding dinner, hen night or day after party! The detail is beautiful and I will add a link here if your interested x

Thanks for reading, and I hope this has given you some help as I know wedding planning is pretty hard core.

Until next time,

Much Love

Lisa x