Foundation and Primer = Flawless Bridal Skin

The most important thing that I try to achieve in every one of my makeup jobs is great looking flawless skin!! As a makeup artist the most important thing for me is to be able make the bridal skin look beautiful, not do crazy ‘off the wall’ makeup that will go out of fashion very quickly. I like to create a look that is timeless and this ALWAYS starts with the skin.

This is the question I get asked most. How do I get my skin to look better? This will always start with skin prep. Cleanse, moisturise and prime. Then I suit the foundation to my clients skin type and condition, Yes some people may need a little more coverage but this doesn’t need to be heavy or caky, and others may have blemishes, pigmentation, dry or oily skin. I take all of this into consideration as not all foundations or primers suit all skin types, so sometimes it may take a little time to find the perfect coverage and when that box is ticked it means that your makeup and base will last so much longer!!

 Here are some of my past brides and list of products I used to create their long lasting primer and foundation combo!

Charli: MAC Strobe Primer and MAC Face + Body Foundation = Light to Medium Coverage with a ‘dewy’ finish.

modern bridal makeup by lucy jayne


Kate: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Estee Lauder Doublewear = Medium to full coverage with a matt even finish.

bridal makeup at cooling castle


Jenny: Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation = Medium to full coverage, pore refined and matt finish.

bridal makeup in deal kent


Sarina: MAC Strobe Primer and MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (small amount of the Strobe Cream mixed in with foundation) = Med coverage and slightly ‘dewy’ finish.

asian bridal makeup in kent


Oh and finally I just wanted to touch on HD Makeup (HD = High-Definition). This is something I get asked about a lot because when you are being photographed on your wedding day you want to be ‘HD ready’ right?…. But what does this really mean??

Lots of brands now have a High-Defination products. So does it mean that by using something that is branded as HD that it will look better and last longer? NOPE! High Definition Makeup is not a brand of makeup, it is actually a technique of the application. This means using a great pore refining primer and matching your foundation perfectly to your skin tone. Blending so there are no heavy areas or streaks but the finish looks like real skin – you can’t see where the foundation starts and the natural skin ends. Pores aren’t really visible, blemishes  are carefully hidden and the powder that is used to set everything is invisible.

In conclusion its how we all want to look, everyday but especially on your wedding day. L J xxx


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