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.

Liverpool Wedding Show Hair and Make Up Orchid Blush
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 .......

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Backstage make-up for the National Wedding Show - A week with us .....

This weekend the Orchid Blush creative team were the official backstage makeup sponsors for The National Wedding Show. Our senior artist Ruth Marcella and bridal team designed the dewy radiant bridal makeup for the catwalk models and spent the day meeting lots of brides to be....

 

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August Wedding Weekend... A lovely Lancashire Wedding..Orchid Blush bridal make-up artist team...

This week we were in Blackburn Lancashire to provide make-up for this lovely bride's wedding. The bride selected airbrush make-up and Senior Make Up Artist Ruth Marcella travelled up to Blackburn for her wedding day. We all think in our office that wedding dress was absolutely breathtaking and the hair and make-up really complimented the finished look. We hope she enjoyed her wedding day .....

Make-Up Artist Team Orchid Blush.

Make-Up Artist Team Orchid Blush.

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Bridal Hair and Make-Up Fun at Trafford Hall Chester..

Its that time of year again, May has arrived and is a popular month for weddings. This weekend we were invited to provide hair and make-up for a fabulous bride and her bridal party at Trafford Hall , Chester. Having visiting most of the premier venues in the North West we been to Trafford Hall before. It certainly didn't disappoint, welcoming team and beautiful buildings and grounds it was a lovely place to get married.

Myself and Holly provided hair and make-up to the bride and her bridal party and I left in time to see all the guests leaving for the ceremony on a big red bus. Hope the bride enjoyed her day and was lovely tp be part of it.....

Bridal Hair and Make Up Chester

Bridal Hair and Make Up Chester

Bridesmaid Make Up  Products Used   Face Atelier Foundation  MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter ( Bright Forecast)  MAC Blot Powder- Medium  Hourglass Ambient Blush  Bobbi Brown Raspberry Lipstick  MAC Clear Gloss lipgloss  Eyes  Anastasia Eye Brow Wiz - Soft Brown  MAC Veluxe Pearl- Smokeluxe Palette  Illamasqua Gel Liner - Black  For More information on our bridal service click  here     

Bridesmaid Make Up

Products Used 

Face Atelier Foundation

MAC Prep and Prime Highlighter ( Bright Forecast)

MAC Blot Powder- Medium

Hourglass Ambient Blush

Bobbi Brown Raspberry Lipstick

MAC Clear Gloss lipgloss

Eyes

Anastasia Eye Brow Wiz - Soft Brown

MAC Veluxe Pearl- Smokeluxe Palette

Illamasqua Gel Liner - Black

For More information on our bridal service click here 

 


Orchid Blush Hair and Make Up Artist Team - Outfit Pamper Bar Promotion

Our hair and make-up artist team were asked to set up mini pamper barrier hair, nails and eyelashes at the weekend in Outfit Speke and Prescot stores in Liverpool. To celebrate the Races next weekend the lovely people at Outfit provided a free pamper bar to their customers on Saturday.Our teams set up in the store and met lots of lovely ladies and we hope they enjoyed being pampered as much as we enjoyed meeting them all.

Here are some pictures from the event......

Nail Bar Liverpool

Nail Bar Liverpool

Hairstylist Roller Bar
Orchid Blush Hair and Make Up Artist Team
Make Up Artist Liverpool - Eyelash Bar (Eyelure lashes)

Make Up Artist Liverpool - Eyelash Bar (Eyelure lashes)

Nail Bar- Topshop 

Nail Bar- Topshop 

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Red Carpet Hair and Make Up Looks - The Grammys 2015

The Grammys are one of my favourite for red carpet hair and make up looks. They are little less formal than the Oscars or BAFTAs and often you see some quite quirky hair and make up looks. This year the looks were clean and natural with luminous skin and defined features .

My favourite this year were : 

Katy Perry

Loved the lilac wig and polished make-up with her beautiful dress. 

Katy Perry -Hair and Make Up 2015

Katy Perry -Hair and Make Up 2015

Jesse J

Loved this whole make up look , the slick raven straight bob and the vamp lip.

Jesse J Hair and Make Up 2015

Jesse J Hair and Make Up 2015

Iggy Azalea  

Love this crown braid .. She looked like a statue ... in a good way!!

Iggy Azalea Hair and Make Up 2015

Iggy Hair and Make Up

Iggy Hair and Make Up

Lady Gaga

I had to google to check this was Lady Gaga lol !! Like this Old Hollywood style hair and make-up .Nice to see other side of Gaga ..

 

Lady Gaga hair and make-up 2015

Lady Gaga hair and make-up 2015

 Also worthy of a mention was singer Sia's blond Wig ... Now look forward for Oscar red carpet next month....

 

Perfect Flawless Skin....

As it nears to the end of the traditional wedding season Orchid Blush artists have covered countless weddings. The question we are asked again and again by brides is how to achieve flawless skin. We believe skin should look beautiful but make up should never appear cakey. For this reason,we have compiled a list of foundations that we think consistently perform well. It is opinion based and not every foundation will work for everyone but this list contains some skin perfecting powerhouses. 1. Chanel Matt Lumiere 30ml £29  

The Chanel lumiere range are by far our favourite foundation for personal use. It goes on evenly and gives a radiant slightly powdered effect. It doesn't have a chalky finish and gives great oil control without the need for powder. The  vita lumiere is also popular although this is a lighter cover it gives a dewy finish and is great for those who have clear skin. The pro lumiere  not so much is goes on evenly but if you even have a hint of oil in the skin it tends to slide of and evenly look greasy even with powder.

Cons

Price

It does not cater for darker skin tones and does not have a wide range of colours.

2. Diorskin Nude Foundation  SPF 10 £29 1oz

This is a 40% water based foundation which is pigmented with 100% naturally minerals. It goes on evenly and is light to medium coverage.  It feels lightweight and we found it to last with minimal touch ups.

Cons

Price

Not a full coverage so if you are somebody that likes a thick foundation this will not be suitable for you.

 3. Make Up Forever HD Foundation

Perfect Flawless Skin....

 Make Up Forever HD foundation is a step up in foundations. It perfects skin but looks so natural it is almost invisible. It has a satin matte and goes on evenly and lasts!!!!!!. The only reason this foundation is not top of the list is because it is harder to get hold of and colour match outside of London. However if you get the opportunity to purchase this foundation you will not be disappointed.

Cons

Shades can be confusing numbers do not run in order

Not available in high street. (can order in UK from Guru Make Up Emporium or Make Up Artist Provisions)

4. Estee Lauder Double Wear SPF10

If you like a full coverage then this IS the foundation for you. If you have marks blemishes, uneven skin tone then this will cover it. You may need to use it in conjuction with a concealor or camouflage cream for severe scars but if you want a good blank canvas then doublewear is a great start. It stays in place and has reasonable oil control being oil free. Its reasonably priced and available at any estee lauder counter.

 Cons

Can look heavy and in our experience is not suitable for very young skin

5. Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation 30ml £32

 This foundation was created whilst legendery make up artist Pat McGrath was creative director and it show. This foundation ticks all of the boxes. If skin could choose a foundation it would be this one. It applies evenly and the skin seems to absorb it rather than it sitting on the top. It as great staying power and needs minimal powder. I great overall performer.

Cons

Price

Some other foundations that have found the way into our kits and deserves a honorable mention are:

Revlon Colourstay  30ml SPF 12-15 £11.99 Boots

Great staying power

Reasonable Price

MAC Face and Body 120 ml £23

Lightweght

Water resistant