y Manx Wedding Awards 2016

Thank you so much again for all the lovely clients who took the time to vote for me in the My Manx Wedding Awards 2016, what a lovely surprise and way to end the year.

You inspire me to keep working hard, improve my artistry and client service skills and always do the very best I can!

Thank you again xxx

👰🏼💋🎩

Zoe and Ben's Wedding

I am so happy to receive and share these stunning photos of beautiful Zoe’s wedding day to Ben in August from the amazingly talented Robyn Ackroyn Photography.

It was such a rainy day but that did not dampen any of the bridal party’s spirit’s at all and it was a pleasure to get them ready.

You may remember seeing Zoe on my page from an equestrian photoshoot she modelled in a few years ago, she is a beautiful person inside and out. One of the thing’s I love most about my job is all the lovely people I get to meet and interact with.

Zoe went for a Lauren Curtis inspired smokey eye with a pink lip and lots of glowy highlighter, she looked stunning like a bridal model!

<3 

Prom makeup tips

Hi everyone and welcome to June!

My blog has been a little quiet as I've been very busy meeting new Brides to Be for preview consultations and glamming up my lovely Brides for their special days now wedding season is in full throttle!

With prom season also now upon us, I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of my top tips for prom as well as showcasing some gorgeous new work.

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For this photo shoot I wanted to create a gorgeous classic Hollywood look which would be ideal for any occasion, we styled Cara in the dress she actually wore for her school prom a few years ago which looks stunning and complimented the wavy locks by Ann-Lucia Hair Studio and stilleto nais by Rock Hard Nails perfectly. Thank you again, to the amazing Jewell Photography for creating these beautiful images.

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For the makeup I kept the still fair and used minimal contour with a small amount of cream blush from Ben Nye. I used Dior's Iconic Red Lipstick in number 757 to pull the whole look together and added generous layers of Diego Dalla Palma Semi Permanent mascara with Ardell Natural Lashes in number 122 to create focus on the eyes.

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My advice to make sure you feel and look your best for prom begins with as soon as you know your prom date (or even beforehand), start looking for a professional makeup artist. The photographs of your prom will last a lifetime so it’s well worth the investment of a pro who carries high end, photo friendly products and who has had training in photographic and media makeup.

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Remember, popular late afternoon slots do generally book up quickly so once you’ve found a makeup artist whose portfolio you love, get in touch and secure your appointment!

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If time and budget allow a preview consultation is the perfect opportunity to have a dry run of how your makeup will look. It’s best to book this once your dress, accessories and hairstyle have been decided, ensuring your makeup coordinates seamlessly with your overall look. Having a preview consultation will reassure you about your makeup’s longevity and to give you time to request any alternations to your artist before prom day.

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Before your preview consultation or appointment on the day, it is helpful to collate inspiration images of makeup styles you like. This will help ensure you and your artist are on the same page.

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If unsure look to classic Hollywood, red carpet and vintage inspired looks, which are always in style. Brighter colours on the eyes also look great on younger skins. A very light, natural looking pair or individual clusters eyelashes also really enhance the eyes. Your makeup artist will help guide and inspire you so have fun and experiment!

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Make sure your makeup artist runs through how to properly top up your makeup throughout the evening before your appointment finishes. I always recommend my clients keep on hand: blotting papers to absorb any excess oil/shiny patches, a pressed powder to mattify the skin if required and a sample and/or similar coloured lipstick and/or gloss. Pair up with a good friend to keep check of each others makeup through the night, especially before any photos are taken.

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Prom costs can add up quickly for parents so show willing by earning a little extra pocket money in your holidays or asking for makeup artist gift vouchers for birthdays and Christmas to use on prom day. If you would prefer to do your own prom makeup or your favourite makeup artist gets fully booked before you get a chance to book in, makeup lessons are a fantastic idea to do the prom to make sure you look your very best.

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 On the day itself, makeup is best done after hairstyling in case your hair needs to be washed and/or a lot of product is applied, however, don't worry if you need to do it the other way round either. Working on weddings in particular, I need to ensure the makeup lasts from sometimes as early as 7am through to the early hours of the morning and have many ways of helping the makeup to last as long as possible.

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Finally, remember to have lots of fun and enjoy yourself!

Charlotte x 

Festival inspired makeup

With the warm weather approaching, now is the time to have a change, get inspired and get ready for the Summer. Here are my best tips on how to get a fresh new look whilst sharing some gorgeous new work, featured in the latest Gallery Isle of Man magazine.

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Huge thank you to the amazing creatives who collaborated with me on this shoot:

Photographer: Jewell Photography

Model: Cara van Rhyn

Nails: Rock Hard Nails

Hairstyling: Anna-Lucia Hair Studio

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1) Firstly, get rid of any makeup you no longer need, use, like and/or which is out of date. Expiry dates vary, look out for the small container symbol on the packaging which will indicate how long the product can last once opened. Mascaras in particular should be replaced regularly to avoid contamination. Sharpen and disinfect your eye and lip pencils using an antibacterial wipe or surgical spirit ensuring the product is dry before you use it again. Makeup brushes should also be washed regularly (at least once a week) to avoid the build up of harmful bacteria and dead skin cells. Use warm water and baby shampoo to clean your brushes, reshape them whilst damp and make sure they can fully air dry before using them again.

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2) The next step is to review your makeup bag. In my one to one makeup tutorials I troubleshoot application techniques, suggest the correct application tools and techniques (you'd be amazed what a difference using the right makeup brushes can make) and help my clients select colours and textures to suit your colouring, skin tone and lifestyle.  

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3) This time of year is also ideal to try some of the new exciting makeup trends. One of my personal favourites is festival inspired beauty seen in the Dries Van Norton, Elie Saab, Anthony Vaccarello and Narchesca fashion runway shows for Spring/Summer 2015.

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4) To get the look, dare to be bold in your eyeshadow choices. Diego della Palma, offers some beautiful vibrant colours, For this look I used the pink colour to contrast the aqua turquoise (which, by the way,is a flattering eye colour on almost everyone) really pressing the eyeshadow down with a flat shader brush in three layers to gradually get the desired intensity. Sandwhiching layers of eyeshadow in this way also helps the longevity of the colour throughout the day.

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5) When using bright eye shadows during the day, I prefer to keep the lips simple. For this look I used an Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in the colour "Divine", patting it onto Cara's lips for a nice natural finish.

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6) Fuller brows were also and important fashion trend this year as seen on the Saint Laurent show. Fill in any sparse areas of your brows using a thin pencil to mimic natural brow hairs. My favourite is Clinique's Superline Liner as it creates such a natural finish. Be sure to set your brows in place using a little bit of setting products such as Illamasqua's Brow Gel.

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7) Finally, go all out with gorgeous nail art, accessories and gems to complete your festival chic look and most importantly have fun with your makeup!

I hope you enjoyed this blog post.

I'd love to know what you think so please feel free to leave a comment below.

Love

Charlotte x

A Magical Woodland Encounter

There are many enchanting Manx locations, from blustery hilltops and rugged coastlines, picturesque villages and historic ruins it is steeped in ancient folklore of faeries, witches and fenodyrees, the woodlands with its glens the most mystical places of them all....

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Ballaglass Glen in Maughold is a beautiful place to spend a quiet afternoon. Its beautiful river varies from a gentle trickle in the summer to a fierce torrent after heavy rainfall. There is an old sleepy cottage, a towering wooden sculpture of the Storyteller and walks through the woodland that let your imagination run wild.... and that is exactly what happened one day! 

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Bridal trends are often influenced by the media, whether it is Kim and Kanye’s  Romantic Luxe style, or the Duchess of Cambridge’s lacy sleeves; but what about more mythical influences?  The fashion runways have already started to feature collections inspired by the TV programmes Game of Thrones and Vikings, with designers Derek Lam and Michael Kors featuring suede, leather, fur and armour in their runway collections.

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After much discussion, Pintrest pinning and Facebook casting calls, we managed to find a stunning red haired model, a team of people willing to trek out to the location and even a Husky! The only thing left was to keep an eye on the weather forecast – which for mid-October could have been anything. It rained and rained but our team were not discouraged!  We huddled together in the home of Anna Lucia, (Anna Lucia Hair Studio) whilst she and I worked our magic on the hair and makeup.

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Sarah and Richie from Jewell Photography weren’t put off at all by the heavy rain - Sarah added "We always enjoy the challenge of creating images under difficult conditions, and with the help of the creative team and Ballaglass Glen in Autumn, we were set to have an amazing experience.”

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The main focal point of the outfit was a cape of dried autumn leaves that Heidi from The Flower Studio had collected from the glen and other surrounding woodland areas and stitched together, and a crown constructed from twigs, acorns, berries, wooden stars and antlers.  The look was finished off with a statement rose gold necklace from Charles Alexander Jewellers. 

Anna tightly braiding one side and softly curling the other; contrasting the two textures, to avoid losing shape and body.  This infused an edgy yet couture feel to the updo. I created a stunning look with the makeup using a bright orange lip colour with crimson undertones, pale highlighted skin and an unusual melba orange eye colour to tie in with the surrounding autumnal tones.

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Model Lucy, braved the bitterly cold and wet weather, ducking in and out of our makeshift shelter for hair and makeup touch ups, while Clare kept her handsome canine model ‘Geko’ entertained with sticks and treats!

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For the second look the hair was quickly changed into a signature elegant updo, Anna took sections, wrapped and secured them into large waves and curls. For decoration she used one of my creations - a headdress in the form of a full crown of twigs, copper and gold wire, beech leaves and moss.

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For the third and final look, I created a strong metallic green heavy smoky eye look with glossy burgundy lips which was even edgier than the first look and hair was only slightly altered.  Anna added “As there wasn’t a set plan of how to finish this particular look, I let my creativity run wild, as the pièce de résistance I strategically placed in wild black feathers through the hairstyle”.  Lucy’s outfit was finished off with a stunning coloured glass necklace from Charles Alexander’s and a Sarah Lennon Fur as she modelled a floral orb made from dogwood, orchids and feather butterflies.

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Credits:

Photography: Jewell Photography

Styling and Natural Woodland feature designs and accessories: The Flower Studio

Makeup: Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry

Hair: Anna-Lucia Hair Studio

Jewellery: Charles Alexander

Fashion accessories:  Sarah Lennon

Model: Lucy Knox

Assistant: Caitlin Treneholme for Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry

Geko: Himself

Dog handler and owner: Clare Ledger

Styled bridal shoot - Summer 2014

It all started off with a call to my friend, photographer, Sarah Jewell; "Cara's over - shall we do a shoot?", things developed from there, as they tend to do! I've done a test shoots with Cara before and love working with her.

Our amazing dream team for the day was:

PhotographerJewell Photography

Stylist: Sam New

Makeup Artist: Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry

Flowers: The Flower Studio

Hairstyling: Anna-Lucia Hair Studio

Bridal Gowns: Bridal House, Ramsey

Jewellery: Charles Alexander

Model: Cara van Rhyn

Assistant: Kate Teare for Jewell Photography

With the hustle and bustle of the wedding day we both found that it can be difficult to schedule time to actually get those magazine worthy images brides imagine. We wanted to show clients what could be achieved.  We’d also noticed a growing trend for brides to have not only one but two beautiful dresses on their special day and to request a “changeover” of hair and makeup for the evening celebrations.

Sam New sourced the stunning dresses from local boutique, Bridal House in Ramsey and the beautiful jewellery from Charles Alexander unique Crystal Valley and Nannapas ranges.

The first look was a bias cut slip dress with delicate chantilly lace by Alfred Angelo with a stunning floral crown and bouquet of seasonal summer flowers and berries from The Flower Studio, tying in with the garden colours. The makeup was kept very fresh, natural and light. The hair also, was very natural yet chic in loose, tumbling waves with braided detail.

For the second look the lip colour changed to a peachy hue and added false lashes to enhance the eyes. The hair was twisted to one side and a beautiful headpiece added. The contemporary posy with a skeleton leaf collar and stunning silk chiffon empire line gown with beaded illusion neckline, bodice and sleeves from Genevieve by Jenny Packham worked perfectly.

The inspiration for the third look as modern Hollywood Glamour with a warmed toned glossy lip colour. The hair was also put up but in a very loose modern structure. The slim and sophisticated style dress with beautiful silver leaf beading from Jean by Jenny Packham, which glistened perfectly under the sunshine.

The final look was more editorial, making a dramatic statement with a matt, cool-toned red lip colour, intensifying the eye makeup for a smokey- eyed look and adding individual lashes. The woodland inspired, structured bouquet with pearl and butterfly detail really added an unexpected twist juxtaposed with the luxurious heavy silk crepe with daring plunge back dress.

I really hoped you enjoyed the collection and it's left you feeling inspired about what makeup look you'd love to have for your wedding day (or actually any other special occasion!).

If you'd like to find out more about my bridal services, please check out my website for more information, I'd love to hear from you too so please don't hesitate to contact me for prices, availability and any other information you need.

With love

C x

New work - Pastels and Pointillism

I'm thrilled to share these recent images with you. The main creative look was a design I incorporated using the Pointillist art movement for inspiration. I tried quite a few colour combinations and shapes whilst designing the look to create the final effect.

Courtney's colouring and stunning eyes were perfect to compliment the soft pastel colours. She looks almost angelic in the beauty look.

Anna-Lucia Studio collaborated with to create the hair designs, adding texture in Courtney's hair by using a crimping iron to juxtapose the soft and gentle look of the make up. For the second look she added texture by back-combing the hair to add more volume.

Thank you to Jewell Photography for their stunning work and post production. I think the final images are like works of art rather than photographs.

Many thanks, also to Caitlin who came to assist me for the day as work experience. She was an absolute star!

I hope you enjoy these images. 

C x :)

 

New work - hybrid historical dramatic looks

Evening all!

I'm super excited to share these images with you all. 

Beautiful model, Natacha Le Moignan and amazingly talented photographers Jewell Photography collaborated with me for the project and I am delighted with the results.

At the moment I'm feeling very creative and wanted to do a look with an extremely pale skin with a dramatic look to the lips. The design was inspired by my research on Elizabethan, Jacobean and 18th century makeup.

For the pale look I used all Kryolan makeup products including what can only be described as the most beautiful "frosty" eyelashes.

For the second look I wanted to create something fierce and really edgy. I love this shot Sarah got of the winged out eyeshadow look with brushed up brows which I created using Illamasqua pigments.

For the final look I incorporated some Face Lace which I customised around Natacha's eyes.

It was a great opportunity to stretch my skills and I can't thank Natacha and Sarah enough for helping create these beautiful images for my portfolio. 

I can't wait to work with them again.

Love C x :) 




New work - colour harmonies

I am really pleased and excited to be able to add some new work into my portfolio from a recent photo shoot I organised with an amazing team: 

Photographer: Jewell Photography

Model: Beckii Cruel

Hairstylist: Anna-Lucia Hair Studio

What can I say about these this amazing team ? I think it's better to let the images do the talking but I am truly blessed to work with such amazing creatives and really enjoyed working with them all on this theme.

My inspiration was to add some pops of colour into my book. Beckii has a vast array of wonderful wigs and is so versatile as a model.

I chose a copper theme with an array of harmonious colours ranging from: peaches, apricots, burnt oranges, bright oranges, teraccotta and plums to create an interesting series focusing on those colours but using different techniques and shapes. 

My stand out brands for this shoot were: Kryolan for the HD base makeup and Illamasaqua, Lancome, Dior and Face Stockholm for the eyeshadow colours and pigments. 

I hope you enjoy these images.

Please like and share if you do.

C x :)


Nicola and David's wedding

Evening all

Today I have some beautiful images of one of my bridal client's this August.

It was lovely getting to know her in the run up to her special day as she even started to cry with happiness both times she saw her makeup! Luckily all my eye makeup products are waterproof ;) She absolutely loved makeup and has some gorgeous products herself so I knew we'd have fun designing her bridal look together! 

Nicola and David got married at their beautiful family Church, the Royal Chapel of St John the Baptist, having been christened there herself and with a number of family weddings including her parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles and my brother's weddings all having taken place there. 

Nicola would like to especially thank: Liam Gilman for the creative, beautiful photography and all around pleasure to have around on the day, Elaine's in Peel for the flowers, and the caterers (who were utterly fantastic) and A3 Marquees.

Also for the makeup and hair, Nicola says: 

"The makeup was a big deal for me as I love my cosmetics and you were so lovely and understanding and gave me exactly the look I wanted - I honestly couldn't have asked for anything more. The photos speak volumes because every person who had their makeup done truly looked like the best version of themselves. Similarly with the hair, Utopia were fantastic. You have a real talent Charlotte and it was so lovely to have you as part of the day xx"

Big thank you from me to Daniella from Purite who helped me with some of the bridesmaids as time was tight and we had a lot of ladies glam up that day. :)

Love  C x

New beauty work

At the beginning of October I had the great pleasure of working with a stunning local model. Chloe, who has recently moved back to the Isle of Man and beauty and portrait specialists Richie and Sarah in Jewell Photography.

Excited and motivated from my trip to Sarah Baldwin's training academy in Edinburgh in September, I really wanted to organise a shoot to demonstrate some of the new skills I'd learnt. 

We started off with some clean beauty looks which are of course a must for any model portfolio before creating the dramatic grungy blue smokey eye and glittery look. The spiky silver nails also added an edgy feel to the overall look.

I'm thrilled with the final looks. Chloe was a dream to work with, showing great expressions in her face and taking direction really well - not easy in beauty work!

Thank you, Jewell Photography for these beautiful images.

Love 

C x :)

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Brush belt and rolls from The EMJ Company

One of the most important items for building any professional makeup kit is high quality storage. I find it helps me to have different options depending on what sort of job I'm doing and where it will be located.

I recently invested in some brush rolls, tool rolls and a belt from a company called the EMJ Company which I spotted on my Instagram feed.

All of the products are hand made in the UK and are also cruelty free. I love to show some of my personality in my work and there are so many styles to suit everyone.

I got:

The Stardust brush belt

The rolls and brush belt are all such amazing quality and I can see them lasting for hears. The mat, however has got a little stained and has been difficult to get clean. However, I suppose that's what a mat is there for - to protect the table from those marks so it's doing a great job in that regard. ;)

I get so many compliments on my "Stardust" range from my clients and I love the way I can keep all my brushes nice and tidy for large jobs. I always have a clean set ready as I do a lot of work on back to back days so there is not always time for my brushes to completely dry after a deep clean.

I also like the way I can tie the rolls onto my makeup kit box or chair if I've short on table space in a location.

The EMJ Company is currently offering 10% off for new customers so go and check it out if you're interested: http://www.theemjcompany.com

Please leave me a comment if you have any questions or requests for new blog posts.

C x :) 

 

 

 

Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara by Laura Mercier

Everyone loves a free sample, right?

I was intrigued to see this little mascara with a recent palette I purchased fro Laura Mercier this Summer whilst perusing the aisles in John Lewis, Cambridge. 

Well, it certainly lives up to its name and creates loads of volume without looking clumpy - brilliant!

I've also had a lot of clients asking if I'm wearing false lashes when it's just two coats of this stuff.

Its longevity was another selling point for me. When I'm on my makeup jobs I tend to get quite hot and the last thing I need is mascara smudging (not a good look) so I've tended to stick with waterproof formulas.

I was a little reticent to start using a non-waterproof version but it's been fantastic and held up really well on the hot days this Summer.

I'm only sad it's come to the end of the tube. At £19.50 it's expensive for a mascara although it comes in a fraction cheaper than the likes of Lancome, Estee Lauder et al.

Here are some pictures of my lashes with the mascara, you can see this makes them long and full.


Available at John Lewis, Selfridges etc or online.

A final tip to end with, always curl your lashes twice on each side. Pump the curler 5-6 times for a lovely even curl.

Until my next blog post,

C x :)

Therese and Ian's Wedding 29/03/14

Morning all!

Therese and Ian's wedding was one of my first bookings this year and I'm very excited to share this gorgeous set of photographs from Sarah Jewell Photography

It was lovely getting to know Therese during her makeup preview consultation and I had a really good giggle with her and her Bridesmaids on the morning. It was really relaxed getting them all ready alongside the talented hairdressing team in Utopia.

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We chose a gorgeous creamy eye colour with a hint of colour to fit with the celtic green colour scheme with berry lips to compliment Therese's colouring.

Wishing her and Ian every happiness and blessing in married life! 

Here is her feedback on her wedding makeup:

“When looking for a make up artist for my wedding day important factors for me were speed of response, cost and recommendations and when we met in person whether I felt comfortable with the artist.  Charlotte was very easy to deal with by email and great in person.
The preview consultations was great, Charlotte came to my home and it was so easy. She was very good and quite patient as I had a 5 month old baby to deal with at the time and worked around me which i know isn't always possible. Whilst doing the trial we cover a number of options for my day and Charlotte gave me lots of choices. 
On the day the make up was fab and in particular i love my eye make up and the way Charlotte shaped my eyebrows which helped shaped my face as well. She even managed to fit in a last minute extra wedding guest.
Thank you for doing such a great job, Charlotte! Xxx”

— Therese Took, Bridal client

Therese would also like to thank all the suppliers who helped make their day perfect, especially Sarah and Richie at Sarah Jewel Photography who were brilliant and Nathan at the Palace Hotel who was a great support.

Credits:

Makeup: Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry

Photographer: Sarah Jewell Photography

Hairstyling: Utopia

Wedding dress: Pronovias - Bridal House Ramsey

Bridesmaids dresses: Light in the Box 

Shoes: Bride - Debenhams, Bridesmaids - New Look

Menswear: Mannin Kilt

Flowers: Beautiful Blooms

Catering: The Palace Hotel 

Favours: http://www.justminiatures.co.uk & Home made sweets 

Stationery: TimberShack.biz

Entertainment: Brown Sugar 

Rings: G H Corletts 

Cake: Allison Ratcliffe - Manxcake maker

Decorations: Elegance Venue Styling

Much love

Charlotte x :)

 

Nicola and Chris' wedding 10/05/14

I had the pleasure of being Nicola's makeup artist for her special day being united in marriage with Chris.

The couple got married in St Georges Church in Douglas and held their reception in the Claremont.

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After a showery start to the day, what a beautiful day it turned out to be. :)

I loved getting her girls ready in the Claremont hotel suite - fabulous lighting and lots of space.

My fantastic Assistant came along to help me and even managed to make time to pamper all the flower girls as well as assisting me with the preparation work. Love having Miranda as part of the Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry glam squad family. :)

Matt Mosur has kindly supplied me with some beautiful photos of the day to show off Nicola's beautiful makeup. Thank you, Matt - these are STUNNING!

We chose a gorgeous rose gold eye colour with peach lips to compliment the soft parisian themed wedding decor and pastel coloured bridesmaids with some individual lashes for a bit of extra glamour.

I can see Nicola listened to all my tips for making her makeup last; drinking out of a straw and crying gracefully! Hehe! :)

You may recognise Rachele who was also a Bridemaid at my client Roxy's wedding last year. Thank you, Rachele for recommending me to Nicola.

Wishing her and Chris every happiness and blessing in married life! 

Here is her feedback on her wedding makeup:

When looking for a make up artist for my wedding day it was one of the most important decisions for me, I think every girl wants to look their best on their wedding day and to get a “wow” reaction. Trusting someone with your make up on any day is a huge deal, however on your wedding day it’s off the scale. You were recommended to me by so many different people who had said how fantastic you were at make up artistry and when I looked on your website I could not believe how talented you were. I thought the consultation was very relaxed, you’re very easy to get on with and made me feel very welcome in your home. Although I didn’t have too many ideas at first how I wanted my makeup you were full of suggestions and gave me inspiration of how I wanted to look on my wedding day. On the day, I couldn’t believe how dedicated you were, turning up at our hotel in the early hours of the morning to ensure that you had more than enough time to make up my bridesmaids and I. Your professionalism shone through and there was absolutely no stress what so ever. I particularly loved that you made the time to add some blusher and lipstick to my flower girls, they were over the moon at being part of it all. Once again, thank you so much for helping to make my wedding day perfect. I love looking at my photos and feeling like my make up was flawless. Xxx
— Nicola Cain, Bridal client

Nicola would also like to thank all the suppliers who helped make their day perfect.

Credits:

Makeup: Charlotte Easton Makeup Artistry

Photographer: Matt Mosur Photography

Hairstyling: Salon 3

Wedding dress: Maggie Sottero - Aurora brides 

Bridesmaids dresses: Dessy after six collection - Belles and Bowes 

Shoes: BHS

Menswear: Next/Jonathan Daniels 

Flowers: Elaine's florist 

Catering: Claremont hotel

Favours: Handmade by Bride and Groom

Stationery: Pauline wright (friend)

Rings: Ernest Jones/Celtic Gold 

Wedding Cakes: Nicky Davidson (friend)

Decorations: Loleasa Event Design

Much love

C x :)

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What can I expect from a Bridal preview consultation?

Hello there!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is enjoying the stunning weather we're having. :)

It was another busy week for me as I completed three CPD courses in Gellux nails, Marvel lash extensions and Marvel brow scuplting at the Isle of Man College.

I also had a great outdoor test shoot with two stunning models with Sarah Jewell Photography, Utopia Hair Salon and Charles Alexander Jewellers.

Saturday was another full day with a wedding guest and party makeover and the lovely Vicki's wedding party where I was assisted again by Miranda (one of my makeup students) who did a brilliant job.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the pictures by Matt Mosur :)

I've had a few queries about my bridal preview consultations recently and thought I'd share two of my client's pictures Karen and Katie who couldn't wait to share these on Facebook :)

Both very different but equally stunning soft, natural looks enhancing their natural features.

Katie's makeover at her preview consultation

Katie's makeover at her preview consultation

Karen's makeover at her preview consultation

Karen's makeover at her preview consultation

Although there have been a couple of instances where a preview has not been possible for my client, I always recommend one.

Your wedding morning is not the time to find out you are allergic to a certain ingredient in makeup and/or don't like the feeling of false lashes etc! 

The preview consultation includes:

  • Up to two and a half hours of my talent and time;
  • The cost and use of quality, high end products;
  • Skin care and other personal grooming advice (for example lash extensions, brow shaping etc) for the lead up to the wedding;
  • Thorough consultation of all elements of your wedding day; timings, bridesmaids preferences, dress, hair, theme and colour scheme to ensure your makeup blends seemlessly;
  • Digital SLR images dropboxed for you to download 24 hours after the preview;
  • Noting down of all quality products used. You are welcome to keep the product list/face chart after the wedding in case you'd like to treat yourself to any of the products used; 
  • Advice on coordinating other suppliers for the morning, i.e hairstyling;
  • Aftercare advice for keeping the makeup flawless throughout the day; and
  • Most importantly leaving you with a stunning, long-lasting and bespoke makeover to enjoy and be confident in how your makeup will look on your wedding day! 

I hope this is a helpful guide of what to expect and what's included in the price. Don't take my word for it though, please check out my Testimonials for feedback from my clients. :)

Have a great week.

With love,

Charlotte x :)

Keisha's birthday photo shoot

It was lovely to meet Keisha and her Mum, Karen in March.

As part of her 13th birthday, Karen very kindly organised a photo shoot with the brilliant Sarah and Richie in Sarah Jewell Photography.

We decided to go for a soft, natural look with flushed cheeks. I think Keisha looked absolutely stunning and so cute - that skin! 

Keisha's beautiful curls were courtesy of the lovely Natalie Jade in Marco's Utopia.

Karen wants to create other albums for milestones in Keisha's life and I'm looking forward to working with them again in the future.

With love

Charlotte x :)

My blog

In 2009 I started a blog about beauty and makeup called "Pretty Geeky": http://lottieb-prettygeeky.blogspot.com.

I was working as an Account Assistant for a PR firm at the time and we had been tasked with creating a blog about one of our interests as a way of learning about social media; little did I know the outcome would be an eventual career change!

I really enjoy writing and have lots of followers across the globe for which I'm very grateful.

If you are interested in me reviewing a product, advertising or guest blogging on my blog, please don't hesitate to ask.

Otherwise, I hope you enjoy reading my musings, perhaps pick up a tip or two and find out a little bit more about me.

With love

Charlotte x :)