Why You Shouldn't Wear Fake Tan

Controversially I’m not a fan of fake tan on the big day… If you saw the pictures of TV presenter, Susanna Reid, this week then you’ll know where today’s blog topic comes from. Too much fake tan can look awful. Don’t get me wrong, a healthy spritz now and again really peps you up if you haven’t seen the sunshine in a while or are feeling under the weather. On your wedding day, unless you’re a regular fake tan aficionado I’d simply avoid it. This may seem controversial but a healthy glow doesn’t necessarily need to come from a spray tan. Here are the three reasons why it’s best to avoid the stuff altogether… 1) Brown marks Fake tan is a risky business, particularly when it comes to its intera

Four Things To Remember When Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup

DIY makeup on the big day is great, but remember these tips. I’ve recently exhibited at a few wedding fairs in Worthing and Uckfield, it was a great experience and really lovely to meet so many Sussex brides. I thought I’d dedicate a couple of blogs to answering some of the most popular questions I was asked at these events. This week I’m covering my four top tips on how to make applying your own wedding day makeup as successful as possible: 1) Avoid foundation and moisturiser with SPF Creating a long lasting look doesn’t just come down to application; it’s also about the product. Your wedding does not warrant your ‘every day’ makeup, particularly when it comes to foundation and moisturiser.

Three Tips For No Makeup Makeup

A 'no makeup’ makeup look is about emphasizing your natural features and individuality without looking too done up. I have many chats with brides-to-be about not wanting to look overly made up on their big day. Either because they're not used to wearing much or perhaps don't even wear any makeup on a regular basis. Others say they're worried about looking too caked or not themselves. Whether you're enlisting the help of a professional (always recommended!) or you're having a go yourself, here are three tips on how to achieve a no makeup makeup look: 1) Foundation first A liquid foundation evens out overall skin tone but if it looks too thick, mix it with moisturiser. It still provides covera

Five Handbag Essentials For Your Wedding Day

Plan ahead when it comes to packing your handbag for the big day. You don't want to be running around, throwing random things into your pretty little clutch bag en route to the church! To help you avoid unecessary stress on the morning of your wedding, I've put together my five handbag essentials for brides to help you prepare. These tips are based on personal experience (as a bride!) and in my role as a makeup artist on the day. The beauty of these items is that they're all relatively compact and will pop into a small bag easily, so here we go... 1) Safety Pins There’s always someone at a wedding who needs to be rescued by a trusty safety pin! Hopefully it won't be you and your dress, but t

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