By Bristol Bridal Hair and Make Up, Sep 20 2017 10:59AM
Introducing Top Make-Up Artist Gemma...
Like the rest of the girls we spoke to Gemma about what she loves about her job and some top wedding tips for brides.
Tell us what you love most about doing wedding make up?
My favourite thing about doing wedding makeup is seeing the bride and bridal party when they are completely ready. When you first meet a bride you get to hear about all the details for the day, hair, dress, flowers, colour schemes etc. It’s so lovely to see it all come together with the makeup look you have created to complete it. It makes me feel really excited for them.
Do you have a favourite style?
I really love doing different looks. It’s nice to look at someone and picture what would look good on them even if it’s something they would never think of doing on themselves. For a bride my favourite look would probably be flawless skin with glowey cheeks, a soft smokey eye and a nude/natural lip. I find this sort of look photographs lovely with a stronger eye makeup and is very timeless on photos.
Do you have any advice for bride’s when choosing their make up for their wedding?
When choosing wedding makeup I would normally suggest to brides to go for something similar to what they would wear normally so it feels comfortable, but more of an enhanced slightly heavier look. You want to be the best version of yourself on your big day. Get some ideas together of the sort of looks you like to show your makeup artist at a trial. Although do take guidance from your makeup artist as we can tell what colours would compliment your skin tone, eye colour and hair colour. And this may be slightly different to the colours you are used to
How can a bride make sure that her make up lasts all day?
As a bride you really need to make sure you look after your skin, and get into a good skin care regime at least a few months before the wedding day. The better condition your skin is in the better the makeup will look on your skin and stay. Also make sure you are using the right products for your skin type. Once you have had your makeup done try not to touch your face. If you have a little tear just dab the area lightly and try not to rub it. Also make sure you have your lip products to touch up throughout the day and if you have oily skin have a pressed or loose powder with you. I always apply a primer as a makeup base and a setting spray to help the makeup stay on.
What would be your piece of advice for the big day?
When it comes to the morning of the wedding just sit back relax and enjoy it with your bridal party. Wedding mornings always go really quick so just make sure you take it all in.
You can see about Gemma and her work on her profile - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/gemma-make-up/4593745924 and request her when booking with us.
Up next on our blog is Hairstylist Sam - http://www.bristolbridalhairandmakeup.com/sam-hair/4593718960