I have a major passion for editorial makeup and love to fully get onboard with a concept and style. It means another opportunity to travel and see beautiful undiscovered parts of the world, and sometimes surprisingly something on your own doorstep!
If you require an experienced makeup artist for your project, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love doing editorial makeup for blogs and magazines. It’s a total buzz on the day of shooting. Often starting in the very early hours of the morning (it’s not uncommon to have a 4am start!) I get such a high knowing I am working with the very best in the industry. And I have had the most amazing opportunities to work on some gorgeous high profile ad campaigns, TV productions and Films. And of course, getting to create some utterly stunning makeup designs for some of the most beautiful women around the world. One of which is Sophie Waldron – one of the most sought–after model’s in the industry at the moment. Below is an image by photographer Matt Lee, with myself on wardrobe/lighting assistance and makeup! Sophie is such a professional and has such an inner strength she’s just incredible.
I often get asked what is the difference between bridal & editorial makeup? The difference really stems from what sort of conditions we will be shooting in, what look the photographer/ director/producer would like and what elements the model will be going through. So for example, on our ‘beach babe’ shoot I knew Sophie would be in full sun, possibly in the water and with a good deal of sand! So I knew she would physically need something with a high coverage and plenty of touch ups. Bridal makeup is completely different in this aspect – yes I know some clients need a little more coverage due to potential breakouts/excess oil etc but generally speaking bridal makeup is a lot softer and lighter.
What do I like to do most – bridal or editorial makeup? Bridal has, and will always be, my most favourite thing to do. There is nothing quite like the morning of a wedding to make you feel good about the human race! But I like to mix things up occasionally if nothing else but to strengthen my skills as a makeup artist.
Want your makeup professionally applied for your big day? Then email email@example.com to book! x
Hello! I’m Frances, a classically trained bridal/editorial makeup artist and trainee wedding hairstylist working across the South of England. My previous clientele have included brides, models, actors, actresses and members of the aristocracy throughout Hampshire (New Forest), Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire and London. A regular contributor to national and international wedding magazines and blogs, my work has been seen across the world and celebrated for its emphasis on luxury beauty. I simply love being asked to be a part of someone’s wedding day. Not only is it incredibly exciting; it’s also a position of trust, and one which I fully respect.
In my professional makeup kit are products which I have carefully selected for their high performance qualities and ability to work under pressure – which ensures your bridal makeup has everything it needs to look fab! These include: Anastasia Beverly Hills * Benefit * Bobbi Brown * Charlotte Tilbury * Dr. Brandt * Illamasqua * Kiss Eyelashes * Laura Mercier * L.A Girl * MAC * Makeup Geek * Rosie for Autograph * Sigma * Smashbox and Urban Decay to name a few.
I’d love to hear about your wedding plans so do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by sending me a message through my Contact page. Also do check out my blog which is regularly updated with helpful tips and advice for your wedding day!
Watch this space for more preview images of the most gorgeous bridal lingerie shoot I have EVER been involved in! All made possible by these fab wedding suppliers…
Ikonworks Photography Riot Hairdressing Event & Wedding Hair Specialists Frances Moore MUA Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Rachel Simpson Shoes Pompadour Couture Lingerie Jo Hicks Flowers The Master Builder’s at Buckler’s Hard Victoria Fergusson Accessories and model Jessica Johansen
When I was approached by Matt Lee, the photographer and brain box behind this forest shoot, he said go wild!! Which, as a makeup artist, is the most exciting and thrilling words you can ever hear from a fellow creative. Matt also trusted me and my work which was deeply flattering, yet I still felt the pressure to make his project come alive. I decided early on to follow nature and keep along the deep browns, ambers and soft yellows found across The New Forest – which was to be the backdrop and inspiration for the shoot.
So here is how I did it! I started of by creating a deep brown smokey eye using ambers and peach toned eyeshadows to soften any harsh edges. I slightly extended the shadow out of the corners of the eyes to give that dramatic look and then lined the eyes in a black/brown mix of eyeliner and shadow. Finishing with a flick of mascara and applying a thick set of eyelashes. I then applied a bespoke foundation mix I had made especially for Meg and filled in her brows to a natural colour and shape. Using bronzer as both a contour and blusher I finished Meg’s look with Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk x