Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Two Melanie's.

As you know I love my job and love my brides, each for different reasons. But recently I had the pleasure of working on a wedding with what could of been my twin?

We are both called Melanie, we are similar in age, we are both Welsh, we both adore makeup, we both put "Love Actually" as our favourite movie ever, we both have never played a sport, we both love to talk (a lot) and after spending the morning doing her makeup and watching her drink  "Wild Turkey American Whiskey", I too now love it.

Melanie got ready at the Fraser Suites in the most beautiful room over looking the river on what was the most perfect Perth winter's day, not even a ripple in the river.
With a reception at Matilda Bay you really couldn't of ordered more perfect weather.

We laughed from the minute we walked in till the minute we left, Melanie and her two bridesmaids we a delight to be with. As were her gorgeous family who popped in during the morning as well.

With Melanie loving makeup and putting no limits on me, we created the most stunning bridal look for her, everything was perfect! The dress! The flowers! The hair! The makeup!

So here are some photo's of the beautiful Melanie on her wedding day.

Thanks you for the laughs and being you.

Love Mel x

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Perth Wedding Upmarket.

A huge part of our business at Lush Hair and Makeup is word of mouth and referrals from people we meet along the way, Facebook and Instrgram being our biggest platform to share our work and all the work of other wedding suppliers we've had the pleasure of working with. Honestly the talents of some people!

We have quite a few wedding expo's, fair's and open days in Perth, each one being different and unique. We have been involved with a few over the years but never this one.

However this year we had a lovely invite to be a part of Perth Wedding Upmarket, we feel very lucky that our work was noticed and that we will spend the day with so many brilliant and talented people.

It's held in University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft, a beautiful old building that really sets the tone of this Wedding Upmarket.

We will be at our Lush Hair and Makeup stall from 10am to 3pm on Saturday the 29th of August 2015.

Please come and say Hi and see what we have to offer.

Love Mel xx

"We’ve done all the leg work for you and handpicked Perth’s leading designers, the best of the best,  who you can meet all under one roof at UWA’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft.  Products and services will include handcrafted jewellery, veils, wedding couture, stationery, stylists, flowers, gourmets plus lots more"

Our beautiful bride Tegan, whom we just love to bits made it onto the advertising page. Photo by I Heart Weddings and flower crown by Ruby Tree Creative.

                                         Look for our Lush Hair and Makeup stall, it will be ever so pretty with lots to see.

Monday, August 3, 2015

My New Love.

I could buy makeup all day everyday, I really could! There is something new every week that I want to try and buy. 
As a makeup artist I have to keep up with new products and trends so I feel like makeup shopping is part of my job? well i think it is anyway.

One of the most important parts of my job is to make sure that the makeup I apply in the morning is still looking good in the evening. Weddings especially need that longevity as our brides and bridesmaids are photographed all day and night. On a typical wedding day we start at around 7am so to be looking good at midnight involves good products and good application.

Once your on to a good thing with makeup you do tend to stick to it and why not? I know I do.
Every ones skin is different and what works for one may not work for another, so I'm always looking for products that work on everyone because my clients are all so different.

For me primers are paramount to my work, literally couldn't do makeup without them. My face primers I love and use at the moment are" Arbonne Makeup Primer", "Benefit Porefessional" and "Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer". They are all just beautiful products and never fail me, whatever the occasion I feel confident my makeup isn't going anywhere.

But my eye primer just wasn't making me happy, it worked and my makeup never creased or smudged I just wasn't loving it, So I bought the iconic "Too Faced Shadow Insurance" Melanie!!!! Why did you wait so long? To say I love this product is an understatement, it is exactly what my makeup kit was missing. 
The primer is a beige colour so it's very neutral it has a slight sheen but certainly not glittery or shimmery. It's so smooth to apply and you need the smallest of drops. I love that it has a dry finish so your eyeshadow sit perfectly. My eyeshadow stayed all day and night without fading or creasing, i really couldn't love it anymore if i tried.

Love Mel xx

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