Shell is a professional wedding makeup artist able to work with you at any Bijou Venue

My Makeup Artist

I am a professionally trained, award-winning, Makeup Artist & Session Hair Stylist specialising in hair and makeup for the modern bride.  

Quick reference:

Where are you based? Buckinghamshire based studio. I take bookings throughout the southern counties, Greater London and destination weddings. 
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Favourite Bijou Venue: Notley Abbey, Its breathtakingly beautiful! 
How many weddings do you do a year? 100 - 120
Average price/cost:  The cost differs depending on the size of the bridal party. Prices start at £60.00

My Makeup Artist can work with you when it comes to your bridal hair and beauty
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A stunning wedding day undo created by My Makeup Artist
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Hair and beauty for the bride and her bridal party
Hair and beauty styling for the bride

When Im not busy making up my beautiful bridal clients, I work in the fashion industry.  Working internationally, with celebrity clients, top photographers, fashion brands and runway designers.

I am hugely passionate about what I do! I love working with people, expressing my creativity and artistic flair. I love to engage with my bridal clients, to get to know their requirements fully. I am organised, friendly and incredibly reliable. I have an can-do, positive personality and a relaxed nature, so my brides always feel in safe hands. I also ensure that every client looks breathtakingly beautiful; whether it’s through the camera lens, on the cover of a magazine or a bride on their wedding day.

My personal style makeup style is gorgeous, glowing, flawless skin. Luminous complexions, contoured to perfection. Enhancing natural beauty, creating real looking skin, not masking or overpowering. I love to produce beautiful up styles, check out my portfolio, to see the styles that I just love to create. 

Why should a bride use a makeup-artist?
Makeup artists are the experts in applying beautiful camera ready makeup, understanding lighting and seasonal conditions. Every bride wants to look sensational on their wedding day and we are experts in making that happen. 

A good Makeup Artist knows all the tricks of the trade to make a bride look and feel fabulous, so on the wedding morning they can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the pamper time, knowing they are in good hands. I am happy to work my magic or to take a little direction with visuals, my goal is to make the client 100% happy. 

Do you offer a trial and how long does this usually take?
The trial day is probably one of the most important part of the beautifying process. It's the perfect time to share ideas, look at inspiration and it's where the creative magic happens. Designing the perfect look for each individual client is my absolute goal. I like to work from visuals as it gives direction and focus for the looks. 

Timing wise, I generally suggest around 3-4  hours for a hair and makeup trial, depending on the looks that the bride wish to create.  I offer trials for the bridal party too for that perfect group makeover experience. 

Which bridal beauty brands do you use?
I use a range of designer makeup brands and luxury hair products. I'm a massive skincare advocate so product selection is very important. It's the key to creating beautiful skin and makeup looks.  In my kit, you will find: Mac, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior,  YSL, Tom Ford, Hourglass and By Terry, to name a few.  I use only the best hair styling products on the market such as Bumble & Bumble, Oribe, KMS and Kerastase, to help me to create beautiful bridal hair styles with ultimate staying power. 

How far in advance should a bride book you?
It's always recommended to book in advance to secure your wedding date. I'm always taking bookings at least two years in advance. However, If its a last minute booking, its always worth making an enquiry I do sometimes have the odd last minute appointment and I am always happy to help where I can. 

What is the best reaction you have had from a bride and her bridal party after doing their wedding day make-over?
For me this is everything! Nothing gives me more pleasure than the ‘great reveal’. The over joyed reaction from clients and the look on their beautiful faces, it’s just priceless. The confidence it gives her and the inner radiance that just glows, it gives me such a delight.  Total job satisfaction! 

What are you favourite wedding beauty trends?
I love keeping up to date with trends. It’s so important as a Makeup & Hair Designer to stay current and with my background in the fashion Industry, it's just become second nature. I love to create mood boards for my clients so we can gather ideas and inspiration to create their dream looks. 

Glossy, glowing skin is an absolute favourite of mine. Im all about the skin and complexion. I don't like to mask or overpower the skin but creating flawless, glowing and healthy looking skin is everything! Hair wise, I am loving the relaxed, undone, voluminous, up-styles with cascading curls, undone chignons and bespoke braids.  

If you were getting married, what look would you go for and why?
Sun-kissed, glossy bronzed skin with hints of sumptuous peach and coral, brushed out shaped brows and luscious defined lashes. Relaxed, understated, boho cool - vibes, to match an idyllic layed-back, location 

If you could do the make-up of any celebrity, who would it be for and why? 
I have been very fortunate to paint the faces of many beautiful celebrity clients. I enjoy working with people from all different professions and lifestyles it's what makes our job so unique. I have learned so much from sharing stories and experiences in the makeup chair.  Getting up-close and personal with a variety of clients has taught me so much about life, health, travels…you name it and has given me many giggles along the way!

In terms of faces that I adore, I just love the old school supermodels ‘the originals’, Helena Christensen, Cindy Crawford and Elle Macphearson. Total icons and they still look sensational today!

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