Kate Middleton – wedding make-up

I have heard a rumour that Kate will be doing her own make-up tomorrow. If this is true I think she is making a big mistake. I was so nervous on the day of my wedding, I would have struggled to do it myself and I am trained and experienced.

The main reason brides book make- up artists is to have flawless skin that will last all day. Tecnique and product knowledge all help towards achieving this. Plus it’s a bit of a treat, your chance to feel like a star for the day.

I think Kate does her make-up well, but there are a few harsh lines I would like to soften, and also add some highlights and a few individual false eyelashes.

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Wedding Make up

I thought I would do a little post about wedding make up as I do get asked about this a lot and if I have time I will do a wedding or two to be honest I really enjoy the day!!

Firstly there are a lot of bad make up artists doing bad bridal make up the worst of their crimes grey shiny skin and a badly applied sliver eye shadow awful! As I always say you get what you pay for what I don’t understand is brides pay a fortune for the dress, the venue and the photographer then pay very little for a make up artist?? On your big day you want to be picture perfect as apart from your marriage the only thing you will have left from your big day is your pics!

My advice is to pay a bit more for a good artist who doesn’t just do bridal make up look for other work magazine tears or celebrity work these artists will be experts in their field and will be up to date with new techniques and products. I often have brides tell me I am too expensive but they are paying for my time and skill any bride I have ever done has always been delighted so I think that might tell you something.

My work in Cosmo Bride 2010 – (Sharmila)

My Bridal website www.lilygilder.co.uk