Image by Cat Hepple Photography.

So have you thought about your big day beauty look…?

Considering the expertise of a makeup artist or need a helping hand…?

Today’s simple, pretty and on-trend piece focuses on the bridal looks that are oh-so-hot right now. With Spring just around the corner and Summer a promise on the horizon, it’s time to think about making the seasonal change.

From skincare through to iconic products, Makeup Artist extraordinaire Victoria Farr is giving us her top tips…

Notes from Victoria Farr

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Images by Belle & Beau Photography.

Paris Fashion Week loves for me were Dior, Chanel and also Valentino’s S/S15 collections and it was all about the beautiful fresh, dewy skin teamed with paired down eyes with a simple wash of pastel colours and a bright pretty lip.

Whilst I was living in Paris last Winter, I loved observing how the Parisian women looked, dressed and their whole persona… it was effortless chic, something I am in completely in love with. Who knows how long they took to apply their ‘no make-up, make-up look’ or were they even wearing make up at all! There lies the trick… Here are my tips to achieving this look which is perfect for any Spring or Summer Bride;

  • Keep the skin in the best condition possible, cleanse, tone, moisturise every morning and night, and add a facial scrub once a week.
  • One product I love very much and use on all my Brides is a hydrating primer by Illamasqua Hydra Veil. This gives a perfect base on which to apply your foundation. Let this set into the skin before applying your foundation. I like to apply this with a foundation brush or you can use your finger tips using sweeping motions from the centre of the face outwards.

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Images by Belle & Beau Photography.

  • I also apply a touch of highlighter to the tops of the cheek bones so the light just catches and gives that dewy look, all time favourite is Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, easily applied with fingertops or with a brush, just lightly so not to disturb your foundation.
  • For the lips, if you want to keep it paired down even more, Lancome’s Absolut Nu lipsticks are wonderfully moisturising and enhances your natural lip colour.

Flowers are featuring lots in the new season collections, and this has been interpreted into simple hair styling. Plaits are still really strong for 2015 and of course the soft tousle. To achieve the relaxed curl, look at using a styling wand or wide barrel tong to create the wave, let the hair cool before running your fingers through with a little serum to give it that tousled look. This will also form a great starting foundation to creating any relaxed up do too.

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Images by Cat Hepple Photography.

Gorgeous right…? I love these pretty yet relaxed looks, with a touch of boho they’re the perfect effortless bridal nod.

If you would like to find out more about Victoria Farr and her bridal services then do say hello here! Or give her some follow love on Facebook and Twitter – you might spot her Parisian adventures!

Lots of love…

Emma Signature

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