Bridal Meet the Team

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AMY

Sydney trained makeup artist, impressive ability to always produce flawless work, can wing a liner like nobody’s business, a ray of sunshine and smiles.

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What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
Being able to enhance a person’s natural beauty whilst not taking away who they really are. Receiving hugs and nice emails is also a big plus!

What is your key piece of makeup advice for a bride getting married?
Avoid the sun and only apply skincare treatments that have tried and tested before – you don’t want any nasty allergies leading up to the big day.

Favourite makeup product you can’t live without?
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Wardrobe. I love this product! I use it for myself on a daily basis and all clients for applications. There are 3 shades within the palette, which allows for all highlighting and bronzing/blush needs. The finish gives the skin a beautiful soft glow, without making you look like a disco ball and the powders can also be used as eyeshadows. My holy grail of setting & highlighting powders.

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ALEX

Editorial and commercial makeup artist with a love for bridal makeup, artistry defined by precision and versatility, great energy and a great laugh.

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What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
The ability to change someone’s perception of themselves, seeing how happy a client is after making them up is so rewarding and inspiring for me. It’s also a really exciting and engaging industry to be a part of.

What is your key piece of makeup advice for a bride getting married?
As a makeup artist, it is my job to ensure the bride’s natural features are defined and the makeup is used to emphasise and complement, so that the eye is drawn to these features, rather than the makeup itself. My key piece of advice for a bride is to have clean, simple and elegant makeup. Remember, in years to come when you’re looking back on old photos, you’ll want to have that timeless look.

Favourite makeup product you can’t live without?
If I had to chose one product I couldn’t live without it would be concealer… My favourite would be Ellis Faas. It looks like your own skin, but better!

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KIM

Superb artistry with a skill set as diverse as the styles of makeup Kim can produce.  An expert in skincare and wellness, Kim’s signature is beautiful skin and creating looks that work for the person in her chair.

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What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
Building a connection with each client of mine. It is incredibly fulfilling knowing that clients feel beautiful and trust that I am making them look and feel amazing. It doesn’t feel like work for me!

What is your key piece of makeup advice for a bride getting married?
The lead up to the wedding day is vital to perfect makeup on the day. Drink as much water as you can, look after your skin, follow a good regimen and your wellness will radiate throughout the entire day.

Favourite makeup product you can’t live without?
Any kind of blush! It is such a staple in my makeup applications as I feel it brings life and light back to the skin. Some can give you a lit-from-within glow, some can give you a rosy flush of colour. A favourite of mine includes Luster by Nars.

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SARINA

London trained, talent from within, great eye for design and getting the most out of skin textures, wonderfully calm and relaxed.

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What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
What I love most about makeup artistry is the power of positive transformation, not only aesthetics but emotions.

What is your key piece of makeup advice for a bride getting married?
One piece of advice I would give to brides is that they aspire to look the best version of their unique selves, not an imitation of someone else.

Favourite makeup product you can’t live without?
I can’t live without Kevyn Aucoin mascara for brides and for everyday use. It is tear-proof and smudgeproof and draws attention to the eyes rather than simply the lashes.

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ANGIE

Sydney & LA trained with a huge knowledge of products and skincare, modern makeup is her signature style and also works across Film/TV. Energetic, calm and fun with almost a decade of experience.

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What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
Everything! From the early morning starts to washing my brushes, to the best of all, meeting new people and creating something beautiful. There is so much beauty, passion and talent in every single person; it’s amazing what a little eyeliner & mascara can do.

What is your key piece of makeup advice for a bride getting married?
Be you and be comfortable! Your wedding will be a day you will remember for the rest of your life so make sure you look and feel your absolute best so you can enjoy every second with those you care about most (it will go by faster than you think!).

Favourite makeup product you can’t live without?
Most definitely a tinted moisturiser with a high SPF! As I like time efficient makeup for myself; I’m always after something that is illuminating, lightweight in texture yet build-able in coverage. I have two favourites which are the NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturiser and the IT Cosmetics CC Cream. Both take about 2 minutes to apply (with a brush or fingers) and stay in place all day long!

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ADRIANA

Whether it’s special effects for film or a red lip for a night out, Adriana’s versatility and skill is always delivered in a calm and fun manner.

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What do you love most about being a makeup artist?
Connecting to a person and understanding how to highlight their individual beauty and make them feel like the most beautiful version of themselves. I also really enjoy pampering someone and using makeup to build confidence and relaxation.

What is your key piece of makeup advice for a bride getting married?
Keep it simple and remember this day is for you! Choose a look that makes you feel both amazing and comfortable in your own skin and on the day just relax and enjoy the experience.

Favourite makeup product you can’t live without?
By Terry CC Lumi Serum in Sunny Flash. It’s an illuminating bronzing liquid that makes the skin look radiant and glowing, gives the most beautiful finishing texture both up close and behind a camera and is a natural bronze that suits all skin tones – and it smells divine!

Bookings

Please get in touch for a bespoke bridal service. Due to our high demand it is recommended to book your wedding date in advance if you wish to book with Sonia Allen. We aim to respond to all our clients within 1-5 working days.