When I first met Alice at her trial I remember thinking how naturally beautiful she was. Alice wore a white linen dress with pretty thin straps, simple yet sophisticated and perfect for her makeup trial. It was a sunny summer’s day when she visited me in my Devon studio for a detailed consultation during which time we discussed different make-up looks, hair styles and Alice’s dress – which just so happened to be a gorgeous two piece, ‘Grace loves Lace’ number. Alice showed me pictures of her flowers and style of photography and the photographer she had chosen. It was obvious to me that Alice had been meticulously planning her wedding for quite some time. This is why when brides ask whether having a trial is important or not? I have to say, A BIG FAT YES! Why take the chance of looking anything other than awesome on one of the most photographed days of your life?

Alice wanted a natural make up, something to even out her complexion and brighten her skin. Alice was prone to eczema so she was particularly worried about how her skin was going to react on the day. Alice booked her trial just after her hen and on the day we met her eczema was clearly visible, she was going to cancel and I am so glad she didn’t purely because I was able to put her mind at rest. I promised she would look awesome on the day and she did. Here’s a breakdown of the products used on the day:

  • Bobbi Brown, Vitamin Enriched Face Base which is amazing for brides
  • Bobbi Brown, Hydrating Eye Cream
  • Smashbox, The Original Photo Finish Foundation Primer, perfect for a dryer skin
  • Smashbox, Photo Finish 24Hour Shadow Primer
  • Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation Shade 08
  • Mac Pro Longwear Concealer in NW20 & 25
  • Charlotte Tilbury, Filmstar Bronze and Glow to contour
  • Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm to highlight the cheekbones
  • Mac Blusher in the shade Sunbasque
  • Anatasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette on the eyes
  • Charlotte Tilbury Exagger Eyes Palette – Pigment
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Pillow Talk
  • Mac Lipstick in Patisserie another big fav of mine
  • Cluster Lashes by Eldora S301 S309

Wedding Morning Preparations Under Way

A Beautiful Rustic Weddings at the Tracey Estate…