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  • Jan 1

Happy New Year

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  • Dec 31

2014 An Amazing Year

What an fabulous world wind 2014 has been and has been such a pleasure to have worked on so many fantastic TV and film projects and creating a variety of hair and makeup styles for our 2014 brides.

Started the year in Yorkshire on BBC drama “Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell“, working with some fantastic cast and crew, which I ended my journey in a fabulous place in Croatia.

The seven-part series stars Eddie Marsan (Best of Men, Ray Donovan, Filth) and Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel (Restless, Hidden, Matilda) who take on the magical roles of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. Further casting includes Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures), Marc Warren (Hustle, Mad Dogs, The Musketeers), Samuel West (Mr Selfridge, Fleming), and Charlotte Riley (Wuthering Heights, Easy Virtue).

 

Then straight into a great journey working on great war film “Testament of Youth“.  From one war I had the pleasure of joining the hair and makeup team on second world war film “Girls Night Out“, working on Hull, Derbyshire and Brussels.  We may have worked over a month of night shoots but what a ball we had creating a variety of 1940’s hair and makeup looks. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2606089/Sarah-Gadon-Bel-Powley-royal-make-playing-young-Queen-Elizabeth-II-sister-Princess-Margaret-VE-Day-party-film-Girls-Night-Out.html

A fabulous summer was spent on the cobbles of Coronation Street at their new home at Media City in Manchester.

All about the brides, in between my filming adventures I have had the pleasure to meet and create some fabulous hair and makeup looks for Catherine Elizabeth Brides.

Thrilled to have been short listed for hair and makeup artist of the North East Wedding Awards http://www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk/regional-finalists/north-east/make-up-artist/catherine-elizabeth

And to have been voted to been one of the Top 50 Makeup Artist’s in the UK, by http://www.gohen.com/blog/top-50-uk-wedding-make-up-artists/

Rounding off the year joining the hair and makeup team for the film remake of “Dad’s Army“.  Which was an absolute honor to work with and along side some great cast and crew.

And my favorite thing of all of 2014 is our baby news!!!!

2014 has been one hell of a journey in many ways and I can not wait for the next chapter to start!

 

 

  • Jan 7

Top Tips To Finding A Makeup/Hair Artist

Choosing A Hair & Makeup Artist

Getting married is one of the biggest events in your life and looking great on your special day means being radiant, relaxed, and ready to start a new adventure with the person you love.

Charlotte Wedding

My passion is creating hair and makeup that enhances your inner fabulousness, that lasts from morning until night, making you feel like yourself, only prettier, sexier and as gorgeous as possible.

I get really excited when creating hair and makeup for brides to be, as there are so many trends to choose from, whether it be soft waves, a romantic up do or stepping back in time with a 1920’s or 30’s inspired look, there is a style for everyone.

Being a bride is like being a model for the day, you want to look amazing on your wedding day so choosing the right hair and makeup artist is so important, so checking they knows about lighting, so they can create a look that will look amazing in and out doors.

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You want to feel completely confident and relaxed while they create their magic to create your dream look, so you look fabulous when you walk down the aisle.

  • A good makeup/hair artist wants to work with you to create your vision for your big day and will experiment with different looks and styles until you are totally happy. This will mean not changing your individual style, but allowing your natural beauty to shine through.
  • You should always have an open and honest relationship with your makeup artist, so don’t be shy about your opinions.
  • Some hair stylists can offer you options of using hair pieces, extensions or padding, so you they can create your dream hairstyle.

 

  • If you know someone who looked fabulous on their wedding day – ask them who their makeup/hair artist was! Personal recommendations are always the best. Very often your wedding venue will have a list of makeup/hair artist’s that they recommend or you can search online. If you love natural pretty make-up, avoid a makeup/hair artist’s that has a portfolio full of dark smokey eyes and bright lips. If you find someone who is available, arrange a trial and make sure you take lots of images of looks that you love from magazines or pinterest www.pinterest.com  is amazing for sharing ideas with you makeup artist.
  • Make sure you makeup artist is used to working with lighting, as you want to make sure you makeup looks fantastic in and out doors.
  • A good makeup/hair artist wants to work with you to create your vision for your big day and will experiment with different looks and styles until you are totally happy. This will mean not changing your individual style and allowing your natural beauty to shine through. You should always have an open and honest relationship with your makeup artist, so don’t be shy about your opinions.
  • Once you find someone you like and who is available, arrange a trial and make sure you take lots of images of looks that you love from magazines or pinterest is amazing for sharing ideas with you makeup/hair artist.
  • Your makeup/hair artist will supply a timetable for you and your bridal party so that everyone involved will know what is happening on the morning of the wedding. This will ensure things run smoothly on the day.

Your Makeup Look

  • If your wedding dress is soft, romantic and pretty, a heavy smoky sexy make-up is not going to compliment your dress. Even if you LOVE this style of make-up, you will need to soften it slightly so that it works with the gown.
  • Looking towards the main source of light in whatever environment you’re in – whether indoors by a window, or outdoors in the sun is the best way to flatter your complexion in photos and will give you a flawless glow.


Hair Design

  • If you want that extra polished or intricate look for your wedding day then make sure your hairstylist has lots of bridal hair experience. Bridal hair styling is very creative, so it’s important to find somebody who has the right abilities and passion to style your hair in the way you want.
  • Be open to wear a hairpiece or clip in hair extensions to create the extra volume needed even if you are going to wear your hair up. Your hairdresser will be able to recommend a good brand or have pieces to hire

Allow plenty of time before your wedding to select a stylist, ideally six months to a year. If there’s someone you must have, book them as soon as you know your wedding date.

Catherine Elizabeth wants you to feel fabulous on your wedding day.  So hope you find our guide to finding your perfect makeup/hair artist for their wedding day a little easier.

REMEMBER

You want to feel like yourself, only prettier, sexier and radiant.

“People will stop and star so make it worth their while”

 

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  • Oct 9

Bridal Headdresses & Veils Taking 2013 By Storm!

So very excited by the trends sweeping through the wedding scene for 2013.  One of which is the stunning headdresses and veils.  Tiara’s have been left so far behind to make way for these stunning pieces of art.

Which is your favorite?

What More Could A Girl Ask For?

  • Oct 3

Create Gorgeous Brows

Eyebrows frame the face, so shouldn’t yours be perfect? If waxing, threading or tweezing overwhelms you, Catherine Elizabeth has got you covered. Discover the most flattering arch for your face and learn tips and tricks to maintain and groom their shape.

To create gorgeous brows by following our step-by-step guide to perfect brows.

Things you’ll need

• Eyebrow brush
• Eyebrow/small scissors
• Eyebrow pencil
• Pencil
• Slant edged tweezers
• Mirror


Step 1

Trim your brows before you tweeze by gently brushing the hairs of each brow upwards and snipping any stray, extra long hairs with a pair of scissors.

Step 2

Line up a pencil alongside your nostril, parallel to your nose. The place where the pencil meets your inner eyebrow is where your brow should start, so mark with a brow pencil.


Step 3

Switch to the other eye, line up your pencil and mark the place where your brow should begin on that side.

Step 4

Slant the pencil from your nostril out to the corner of the eye and mark the place where the pencil meets your brow. Mark this perfect spot for the outer edge with your eyebrow pencil.

Step 5

Repeat the process and locate the outer edge on the other eyebrow, so you can make a mark on that side too.

Step 6

Remove each hair that you find outside of the markers you have made. Use your slant edged tweezers to get the best grip on tiny hairs and get as close as you can to the base/root to keep things as painless as possible. Tweeze each in the direction the hair grows.


Step 7

Locate the ideal spot for your eyebrow arch by lining up your pencil up parallel to the outer edge of you iris. Pluck the bottom edge of your eyebrow at the spot where your arch should be, limiting your tweezers to about two rows of hair to keep a natural look.

Step 8

Check your look in a mirror to make sure you haven’t missed any random hairs or left yourself with small isolated holes from over tweezing. Tweeze any strays and if you notice any thin spots, fill them in with an eyebrow pencil or our favorite brow product Brow zings by Benifit.

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