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Come and Meet Us

We are looking forward to meeting some beautiful 2015 brides at Pinewood Hotel Wedding open day on Sunday 18th January. It is lovely to have been invited to exhibit our work and show off our expertise to all their wonderful brides to be.

Please come along, enjoy a glass of bubbly, have a wander around the grounds and drop in for a chat with us. We will have brochures, examples of our work and you will have the opportunity to meet some of the team for a personal chat about any hair and make up ideas you may have so you can get a real idea of what we are all about!


We look forward to seeing you there!


Pinewood Hotel
Wedding Open Day
Sunday 18th January 2015
12pm – 4pm

A Beautiful Beach Engagement Shoot.

My Top Beach Makeup Tips…..

Warm sunshine, fresh salty air and crashing waves, may be a beautify setting to get married or have an engagement shoot but remember theses top tips to keep your makeup looking beautiful.

Lady’s a must read for top beach makeup tips.

1- Salty air causes excessive water loss from your skin. To avoid dry skin drink plenty of water to minmize dehydration. For smooth skin of the day of your shoot or wedding day remember to tone and mosturize your skin well.

2- Blusher and bronzer should be matt, save the shimmer for the cheek bones, as the refection of the water and sun will hit this area of your face.

3- A foundation is so important and must be able to stand humidity and must have a high SPF in it – If you have oil prone skin use a matt cream foundation, if you have normal to dry skin use a liquid foundation to achieve a more hydrated glow.

4- For the humid, have some blot films close to hand. This will blot away any excess oil and sweet

5- Sunlight illuminates flaws far more than indoor lighting does. Extra care is needed to cover blemishes use a matte concealer.

6- Remember to blend blend blend your makeup using blending brushers this will ensure that your makeup looks smooth and natural, even in the brightest of lights.

7- A matt lipstick is more likely to stay put in the sun. A gloss will just melt and shine.

8- A good waterproof mascara is a must – eyelashes can be added to create a fuller look.

Makeup Products. GO-07GO-13

Revlon Grow Luscious Waterproof Mascara.
MAC Blot Films
Shu Uemura UV Armour High protection SPF 50
MAC Matt powder brozer
Vitamin E Moisturising Day Creme Jo Malone.
Poudre Universelle Libre Chanel

Shoot Information:
Photographer: Rosanna Hancock
Models: Olly & Gemma
MU/Hair: Gemma Sutton

All Dolled Up!

It’s more thank just child’s play……

My top tips on how to do your own doll look makeup.
Feature in Unique Bride Magazine 4 page spread.
More DOLL images can be viewed on: Doll Bride.

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All about the dolls eyes: Apply a thin line of black eyeliner on your models upper lash line. The closest to your lashes the better. Do not put any eyeliner to the side of your eyes, and try to avoid adding eyeliner near the inside corner of your eye. In the inside corner add some white eyeliner mixed with a white eyeshadow to soften add some shimmer on top. The white should go on the inside corner, and go underneath your eye to where the colour in your models eye begins when you stare straight at her.

With the black liquid eyeliner, draw another thin line of eyeliner, but this time on the bottom lashes. Allow the line to go all the way until it meets with the white eyeliner. If you’re using liquid, let it dry before continuing.

Add eyelashes to the top and bottom of the black liner, the more lashers the better.

Add a pick or light red to the cheeks. using a cream plush with a shimmer power on top.

With the lips apply a medium to dark red/purple colour, downward in a straight line in the center of your lips. Then repeat drawing a line of the left side, and then again on the right. Your lips should look like you are pouting. The colour should only be in the middle.

Photographer: David @ Modern Vintage Weddings
MU/Hair: Myself @
Head Piece: Queen Bella @ G&D collection
Floral Design and Styling: Liz @ Blue sky flowers
Cake: Rosaind @ Rosalind Miller Cakes.
Vintage Crockery & Styling: Miranda @ tea spoon event
Venue: Parkstead House.

Sophie Harley.


Last week I had a client shoot –  Sophie Harley,  A creative jewellery designer to the star’s.  I was honoured to collaborate with such a talented artist and was in heaven when I stepped into her amazing workshop studio in London.

Sophie Harley is celebrated through out the world for her exquisitely designed handmade jewellery. Sophie has a huge following including Joss Stone, Jerry Hall, Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Kate Beckinsale and Naomi Campbell with recent features in the James Bond Films, Casino Royal and the Quantum of Solace.  You can image how extremely excited I was in being asked to design the hair and make-up on a high fashion/creative shoot  showcasing her incredible new collection.   The team involved was creative photographer Jo de Banzie beautiful model Katy McGee who i’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of times. Stylist Vintage Couture by Jane Bourvis, plus not forgetting myself for the hair and make-up designs.

We had two looks to create during the day, therefore two different changes of hair and make-up was required with timing and preparation essential.  The first shoot was on location which was a very dreamy soft look and feel with a big bridal dress.  The make-up was kept quite soft with the focus on the eyes.  I used a very heavy silver paint from Charles Fox and then added lilac/purple eye shadows, Mac/Shu uemura to create a more smokey effect to the eye.  I applied lots of individual eyelashes which always works well on camera and blocked half of Katy’s eyebrow using Cini-Wax. The silver colouring was carried form Katy’s cheekbones through the hair using a silver hair spray giving a more interesting look and feel to the make-up.

The second look was on location in a studio with a back-drop of brick stone.  The look and feel was very golden/warm and extremely expensive.
I blocked the eyebrows with Cini-Wax Charles Fox and brushed through with clear brow mascara on the eyebrow until flat (making sure the hair was going in the same direction).
I created a really heavy smokey black eye using MAC Black track blending from the lashes to the socket, also blending the the smoky eye using camouflage pigment by JackyMac and then added the gold leaf onto of the eye shadow and up on the brow bone, using more camouflage pigment to blend in everything and soften the look.  I finally added highlighter in the inner of the eyes using Pearl by JackyMac and highlighted the top of the cheek bones in the same way, adding silver hair spray through the hair and silver face paint by Charles Fox under the cheek bone.  Lips were a  little bit of a MIX using  Limecrime “Styletto” and “D’lilac and MAC Cyber, to get the perfect deep colour.

It was such a fun day shooting. Jo de banzie worked her creative magic with the camera, Katy is always a joy to work with and I think between us we show cased Sophie new collection really well. xx

Bright Pink Bride.

Perfect makeup on her wedding day means you don’t want to look overly made up. The rule of thumb is to enhance either your eyes or your lips, but not both at the same time. If you go for minimal eye makeup, do a bright pop of colour on the lips, but if you’re doing a smokier eye with a lot of drama, go for a softer lip colour.

A bright bold vibrant colour that I used on Louise’s wedding day was a MAC classic colour “Girl About Town” This beautiful bright pink, doesn’t look to overpowering and looks great on every bride.

Louise made pink a feature and added bright pink shoes and flowers to her outfit. She looked so beautiful, a wedding I will not forget.

MU/Hair: Gemma Sutton. Photography:

Bride and Groom: Miss Louise Sullivan and Mr Tam Rodwell
Venue : LONDON  Fulham Palace SW6

Underwater Photoshoot x

An exciting shoot was arranged by Ed Manning, a very talented up and coming underwater photographer.
This was something I had been wanting to do for a long time, and when Ed got in contact with me wanting to collaborate I was one excited makeup and hair artist.
We had Anoosh Naghibi a great stylist/designer who was also very keen to get involved. With three pro models Gina Negus, Agne Motiejunaite, and Julius Reuben.
All the team apart from Ed had never done an underwater photoshoot before so it was a new and very different experience for us all.
I had two makeup and hair looks to create on each model, which was quite a lot of work so my lovely assistants “Victoria” came to help.

All makeup used was water proof and glitter was added heavily with water proof glue to reflect the light underwater.
Hair was left loose for a few shoots to give movement underwater, I also added a number of hair pieces to create a bigger more powerful look.
All the models were excellent underwater, I think they all said it was a lot harder than they thought, as they had much more to think about and do underwater.

Yellow & Lime Green trends for 2012 Brides.

Planning a Wedding next Summer….  Here’s one for you!!!!!  An opportunity to go as wild as you like with colour styling using the yellows and lime greens.
These beautiful images showcase how the bold and bright colours of yellow and lime green can be used to style your wedding. “Im a big fan”

This shoot was the result of a collaboration of a number of people in the wedding industry. Juliet McKee and Stacey Marie Chalk of Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings. The dresses were supplied by Lou Lou Bridal which were customised for the shoot with green sash made by Emma Meek of Miss Bush Bridal. Hair and makeup was by myself.

Makeup and hair was kept to a late fifties/early sixtes modern look and feel. Hair was back-combed to add lift and volume so the green bow was not too over powering, hair pieces were added to give a fuller look of hair adding a graceful wave. Makeup was kept flawless with a black thick liner with lots of individual lashes and a soft rose red to the lips.


Photographer: Juliet McKee
Model: Kitty Sage
Styling: Stacey Marie Chalk
Vintage frock: Miss Bush Bridal
Hair & MUA: Gemma Sutton
Flowers: Steph Turpin
Venue: Pendell House, Surrey

Pink Summer Lady.

Pink Summer Lady.
A Summer of sweet frosted colour sweeps across cheeks and lips. Pull out the gentle pastels, give them a modern edge and welcome your inner girl.
My inspiration of ballerinas and baby-dolls, blushing and pretty.  I think its time to re-think pinks, work it with a hard edge finish, with lashings of mascara and a strong eyeliner.

Achieve this look, think feminine and pretty with a grown-up twist.
As most of the focus is on the eyes, keep the rest of the face very minimal with a soft dusting of natural pastel pinks. on cheeks and lips.
Blending is the key to wearing pink in the right way. For dazzling eyes avoid taking pink eyeshadow much higher than the crease line of the eyelid. For a bold look, blend a darker pink from the outer corner of the eyelid in towards the middle. Add a white shade to the inner-corner of the eye to widen the eye shape. For a perfect finish apply flirty, false lashes.

My Key products for this look.
* MAC Studio Moisture tint SPF15 in medium.
* La Mer the treatment powder foundation.
* Clinique Glosswear in Whisper.
* Max Factor False lash effect mascara.

Ooh La Laxtex (Clothing Designer)
Chrys Columbine (Model)
Julian M Kilsby (Photographer)


Making getting ready…… “fun”

Daring colours is a must on the dance floor this year!!!!
  Lipstick is HOT right now,  I think go red and bold. Celebs like Gwen Stefani, Georgia Jagger and Katy Perry are all lovers of a brighter, vintage, sexy fuller lip.
“Let your lips do the talking”
My Top tips:

• Smooth concealer over your lips to lock down the colour.

• Work in thin layers, starting from the middle of the lip outward.

• Apply lip liner after the lipstick.
+ Use a lip brush for a smother finish.

• Add clear gloss after to make lips look even fuller.

My Favourite RED’s.
* Colour Fever Lipstick in 151 by Lancome. £17.50
* Signature hydra lustre lipstick in Rich Red by Estee Lauder. £17
* Moisture Drench Lipstick in Dare Devil by No7 – £9.50

Shoot:  (Model: Angie Ng.  MU/Hair: Gemma Sutton.  Photography: Ikin yum / Suki Mok)