'ElliceLydia is a handmade, made-to-order, intimate apparel label for all sizes .Every piece is lovingly made in our studio in Norfolk, England. We believe whatever your shape or size, your body should be graced with our beautiful underwear.'
I was delighted to work on this photoshoot with Ellice Lydia recently for her new Winter collection. The theme for the shoot was Christmas and the setting was picture perfect, with a roaring fire, christmas music playing, faux fur blankets and yummy homemade chocolates...it wasn't a bad day at the office!
The hair and makeup was in keeping with the theme, we created loose curls in our models hair and for makeup i created fresh dewy skin, with warm tones on the eyes, and of course a touch of glitter as its christmas!
I used Jouer Papaya on my models lips which is a warm metallic peach for the first set of photos and then changed the lip to glitter lips uk in red to really add a christmassy feel!
Here are some before images of my beautiful model..
And here are a few favourites from the final images..
Shop the Ellice Lydia Christmas collection here- www.ellicelydia.com
Photographer- Elizabeth Cates
When I was invited to be part of Charlottes photoshoot for 'Stanley and Maud' Personalised Jewellery, I couldn't be more excited! Its so much fun working with a lovely girly team and of course having beautiful jewellery to browse through and admire.
The feel of this shoot was very relaxed, which fitted perfectly with Lowestoft beach as the backdrop. Makeup was of course done by myself and i wanted to create flawless glowing skin on all my beautiful models, but also keep the feel of the makeup relaxed to match in with the rest of the shoot.
Here is a before and after of one of my lovely models.
As you can see we created an even flawless base and also a new brow shape. No heavy contouring or strong colours, everything was kept soft and pretty.
Here it is.. Some of my favourite images from the shoot.
I was lucky enough to work with these two beautiful ladies on this shoot..
Charlotte of Stanley and Maud- www.Stanleyandmaud.com
Georgia Rachael - www.georgiarachael.com
Beautiful Bridal makeup starts with good skin. As an MUA I often get asked by my clients for skin care advise, so i have put together Some of my top tips on how you can prep your skin for a flawless makeup application.
Increasing your Water intake, aiming for around 2 litres a day is key to keeping your skin healthy. When your skin is hydrated it looks plump, radiant and smooth whereas skin lacking hydration can have texture, like fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Swap for Green Tea
Drinking Green tea daily has many benefits for the skin, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it great for brightening our complexions and reducing acne.
3. Don't pick!
This may seem obvious but as a makeup artist i have been asked many times, 'what can I do if i get a spot on the day?' Firstly do not pick, as most breakouts can be covered but not if they are cracked, sore and weeping! I would suggest to dab some benzoyl Peroxide gel directly on the blemish overnight, this will help to dry it out. Redness from blemishes is easily covered so try not to stress.
Exfoliation is key to flawless makeup application! Removing dead skin cells creates the prefect canvas and whether your skin is oily, dry or sensitive there will be an amazing exfoliation product out there for you that will work with your skin. Exfoliating your skin around twice a week in the months leading up to your wedding day will also help all your other skincare products to be absorbed in to your skin and therefore give you the best benefits from all your other products.
5- Lip Balm
Don't forget your lips in the lead up to your big day especially if you are opting for a bold lip colour. Apply a lip balm throughout the day to keep lips hydrated and exfoliate your lips also to take away the dead skin- just using your toothbrush for this will work.
moisturising your skin will really help in achieving a bridal glow. Don't forget to moisturise your body and hands too.
7- Power food
Diet always plays a huge part in our skin and to glow on the outside you have to make sure you are feeding your body well, here are some key foods that will help achieve a bridal glow-
Avocados- Superhydrating superfood when it comes to skin!
Broccoli- full of antioxidants and high in Omega-3
Eggs- Protein helps repair cells that have suffered free radical damage
walnuts- Rich source of Omega 3 for shiny hair and smooth skin
Berries- Helps to heal and prevent broken capillaries
I hope you find these skincare tips helpful! read how to prep for your bridal makeup trial here.