New Year Sparkle

If there is any season to bring out the Sparkle then it’s the New Year party season.  All those Christmas parties and then straight into 2019. This special time of year provides many opportunities to go full on glam and we have some perfect products to have you covered for all your special nights out. 
 
Sparkle tip number 1:
 
If you are new to make up or prefer a more natural look then a glitter eyeliner is perfect to add a little shine to your eye make up . Choose from the amazing array of colours at Collection 200 for an affordable and longlasting hint of colour.

Collection 200 Glitter Eyeliner - £2.99  - Fine glitter particles suspended in a clear, quick-drying gel. - Fine tip precision brush for easy application. - Adds instant glamour to any eye make-up look.

Collection 200 Glitter Eyeliner - £2.99
- Fine glitter particles suspended in a clear, quick-drying gel.
- Fine tip precision brush for easy application.
- Adds instant glamour to any eye make-up look.

Sparkle tip number 2:
 
If you are looking for high end sophistication look now further than legendery make up artist Pat Mcgrath MBE make up collection. Pat Mcgrath has worked with celebrities ranging from the Kardashians to Naomi Cambell, Jennifer Lopez and Madonna and her make up line reflects her extensive attention to detail.  This new Limited Edition Lab METALMORPHOSIS 005 palette, is a cult- classic sisterhood of precious metals infuses electrifying formulations and opulent colour opacity.

Pat McGrath – Eyeshadow Palette - £‌43.00  Manifest metallurgic masterpieces with a provocative palette of mesmerizing metals, ranging from the illicitly incendiary - gold, silver, copper and bronze - to the luridly lustrous - smoked amethyst and gilded pewter. As the next generation of Mother’s legendary Limited Edition Lab METALMORPHOSIS 005, this cult- classic sisterhood of precious metals infuses electrifyingly erotic formulations and opulent colour opacity with subversively scintillating intensity. Gild your eyes sans restraint, but beware: Alchemical addiction and catalytic chaos may result with prolonged use.

Pat McGrath – Eyeshadow Palette - £‌43.00
Manifest metallurgic masterpieces with a provocative palette of mesmerizing metals, ranging from the illicitly incendiary - gold, silver, copper and bronze - to the luridly lustrous - smoked amethyst and gilded pewter. As the next generation of Mother’s legendary Limited Edition Lab METALMORPHOSIS 005, this cult- classic sisterhood of precious metals infuses electrifyingly erotic formulations and opulent colour opacity with subversively scintillating intensity. Gild your eyes sans restraint, but beware: Alchemical addiction and catalytic chaos may result with prolonged use.

Sparkle tip number 3:
 
Christmas time is the perfect time to pull out the highlighter and glow and we have the perfect highlighter for you. MAC Cometics Extra Dimension Skinfinish adds the perfect glow to skin. Add to the tops of your cheekbones and your cupids bow and this liquid-powder highlighter, with prismatic reflections will leave you luminous. The creamy powder formula lasts up to ten hours.

Mac Highlighter in Oh Darling - £25.50   Extra Dimension Skinfinish adds the perfect glow to skin. The liquid-powder highlighter, with prismatic reflections, is designed to sculpt and highlight your face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish. The creamy powder formula lasts up to ten hours.

Mac Highlighter in Oh Darling - £25.50
Extra Dimension Skinfinish adds the perfect glow to skin. The liquid-powder highlighter, with prismatic reflections, is designed to sculpt and highlight your face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish. The creamy powder formula lasts up to ten hours.

 

Vevo Halloween Event

As we start a new year, our team has taken the time to reflect on some of the successful events of the past 12 months; none more dramatic than the haunting Vevo Halloween event on Saturday 28th October 2017 at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.

This event saw some of the biggest names in music take to the stage to showcase the freshest and freakiest hits of 2017. Acts on the night included Rag 'n' Bone Man, Jonas Blue, JP Cooper, and Yungen.

Organisers asked our team of specialists at Orchid Blush to bring their expert knowledge of special effects hair and make up to transform the killer musicians into the most sinister singers Manchester had to offer.

The artists' photos looked fabulous - needless to say, Orchid Blush team had a scream and are looking forward to being involved with similar projects this year.

Horsing around with Great British Racing

Three members of the Orchid Blush hair and makeup team were asked to provide a make-over for a very unique client recently.

One of Orchid Blush’s commercial client’s, Great British Racing, asked our team of hair and makeup specialists to attend a PR photoshoot for The Grand National. 

Situated in front of the Liver Buildings, the girls pretended to provide hair
and makeup services and style the horse, who is named Mac who is a champion
winner at Cheltenham.

It was a really fantastic and unique experience for Orchid Blush to be involved in this advertising campaign, the photos were fantastic and Mac left the city centre
feeling very pampered.  The team had a great time and we’re all looking
forward to the next event.

A winter wedding

Orchid Blush works with many brides to make their wedding day one of the most special days of their life.

On 16th February, Orchid Blush returned to one of its favourite wedding destinations, Thornton Manor, to provide airbrush makeup and hair services to Marilyn and her bridal party, which consisted of 6 bridesmaids and flower girl.

With a team of talented artists on hand, the bridal party were able to take the time to relax ahead of the ceremony while they were pampered and prepared.  The look designed by the team complimented the bride’s dress and also worked perfectly with the blush bridesmaids’ dresses. 

Congratulations to Marilyn and her new husband on their wedding and thank you for letting Orchid Blush be a part of it.
 

Ella Creative Academy launches in Liverpool

Orchid Blush founder and Senior Makeup Artist, Ruth Marcella, has launched a new Liverpool-based hair and makeup training academy.  With her vision, enthusiasm and fashion-centred creativity, Ruth has developed Orchid Blush into becoming one of the leading hair and makeup companies in the North West, which means that Ella Creative Academy is set to follow in its footsteps.

Ella Creative Academy sits within the heart of Liverpool city centre and offers both weekday and weekend hair and makeup courses to students who are beginners in the industry and would like to explore new opportunities or learn a new skill. Additionally, hair and makeup courses have been developed to cater for those already in the industry who’d like to develop new skills and enhance existing skills.  

Some of the newly-launched courses include bridal makeup, special effects, airbrushing, hairstyling and many more.  Ella Creative Academy will also be holding regular workshops, also held in Liverpool city centre, focusing on topics such as hair extensions, red carpet makeup and contouring.  All hair and makeup courses are fully accredited and filling up fast.

If you’d like to be involved in one of the leading hair and makeup academies in the North West, please visit the new Ella Creative Academy website:  http://www.ellacreativeacademy.co.uk/

Orchid Blush pamper Outfit shoppers

On Saturday 19th November, several members of the Orchid Blush team enjoyed being based in Broughton's fashion outlet OUTFIT, pampering shoppers as part of a promotional activity.

The team spent the day creating fabulous hairstyles, painting nails and applying the latest eyelash strips.

Broughton OUTFIT was opened earlier this year and is home to popular high street brands such as Top Shop, Topman and Dorothy Perkins. This popular pamper event was organised to promote the new store in the local area and thank customers for their continued custom.

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English Wedding Awards 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Orchid Blush has been named as a finalist in The English Wedding Awards 2016 (North West Region), in the ‘Hair& Make Up Specialist of the Year’ category.

The awards recognise the efforts and dedication of suppliers within the wedding industry, across England. What makes these awards even more special is that nominations are submitted from customers, which is even more pleasing for the Orchid Blush team as we are always proud to support our brides on their wedding day, helping to make it one of the most memorable days of their lives. This award nomination is also testament to the hard work and creativity of all the Orchid Blush hair and makeup team.

The awards will take place at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on the 14th November and we’ll let you know how we get on. Fingers crossed!

The Liverpool Wedding Show- Catwalk Hair and Make-Up Team

This weekend our Orchid Blush Hair and Make-Up team provided the catwalk hair and make-up for The Liverpool Wedding Show at the Echo Convention Centre. We also had a wedding stand and met lots of new brides and amazing wedding suppliers. This blog post is some highlights from the wedding show.

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Wedding Show Orchid Blush Hair and Make Up Artists
The Liverpool Wedding Show
Senior Make-Up Artist Ruth Marcella working behind the scenes

Senior Make-Up Artist Ruth Marcella working behind the scenes

The hair and make-up styles were designed by our Senior Artist team.The hair was textured, loose , romantic with a nod to Vintage waves and the make-up was soft and romantic with an autumn plum red lip

 We met lots of our 2017 brides that we look forward to designing their hair and make-up for their wedding.Exciting Times .......

Get in touch to find out about our bridal hair and make-up services for 2017/2018

www.orchidblush/bridal

Another beautiful morning at Knowsley Hall.. - A week with us

If you follow the blog you may have heard us mention how much we love weddings at Knowsley Hall. Its such a picturesque venue  especially on a sunny day and we love going there to provide hair and make-up services.

In fact, our latest visit, just a few weeks ago, was to provide hair and makeup services for one of our clients, Sascha, and her bridesmaids.  The team provided full wedding hair and wedding make-up styles using the HD airbrush make-up

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Wedding Make Up Orchid Blush
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Orchid Blush covers most areas in the North West.  Please get in touch if you’d like some more information on our services.

ww.orchidblush.co.uk/bridal

Wedding season is in full swing

Orchid Blush has been extremely busy since our last blog.

We are full-swing into wedding season, which is so exciting for both our bridal parties and our artists. No wedding is ever the same so we've enjoyed working with our brides-to-be to create their perfect wedding hair and make-up looks. Now that we're offering airbrush make-up, brides are rapidly booking this service as it's quickly becoming one of the most popular wedding make-up requirements, and we understand why, it really does provide a flawless red-carpet look and it's especially good for wedding photographs. Our brides really have looked and felt like a million dollars as they've walked down the aisle.

Of course, wedding season wouldn't be complete without hen parties. We've been busy attending different locations throughout the North West to provide hair and make-up services to groups of ladies ahead of their night out, and we have to say, they all looked amazing. We hoped they enjoyed celebrating their upcoming nuptials.

For more information on our bridal services visit www.orchidblush.co.uk/bridal

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Summer weddings at Knowsley Hall Hotel

Knowsley Hall Hotel is a stunning grade II listed building surrounded by 2,500 acres of parkland, which makes it perfect for that special fairy tale wedding. 

The team at Orchid Blush have been lucky in the past to have been invited along to this stunning stately home to help brides prepare for their wedding day by providing hair and makeup services.

In fact, our latest visit, just a few weeks ago, was to provide hair and makeup services for one of our clients, Harriet, and her bridesmaids. The location was perfect, the weather was sensational and the bridal party looked incredible.  Everyone at Orchid Blush would like to wish the newly-married couple, a lifetime of happiness together.

Orchid Blush covers most areas in the North West.  Please get in touch if you’d like some more information on our services.