Mineral make up is here to stay. Unlike conventional, liquid foundation, mineral make-up is a powder, made from finely ground minerals. The way it’s put on is also different. You do it with a brush using a circular, buffing motion, a bit like polishing a table, and it has its advantages. Claire is a huge fan and I will be writing more about this later. First our usual weekly round up of just some of the work from our talented team.
Our fantastic creative director Claire worked with a gorgeous bride from Horsham last weekend. Claire created this glowing look for pretty Kathryn.
Our lovely Sussex based stylist Elloise assisted Claire at Kathryn’s wedding. She created these wonderful wedding updos for the bridesmaids. I just love the Gypsophila in their hair, very seasonal.
Elloise also sent though some stunning wedding she worked at last year. This is lovely Liz and her happy husband! Summer weddings are just the best!
Zara is our skilled stylist who covers the Hampshire area, she sent these really lovely photos from a recent wedding, she designed the hair for bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride! What a busy lady. This photos really made me smile.
Carlos our fabulous London based stylist has been busy with wedding hair and make up trials. I have written before about how important a wedding trial is to ensure you are happy with your hair and make up before your big day. These photos look full of fun as well as style and beauty!
Mineral Make Up
Mineral make up is really changing the face of beauty, it has increased in popularity over the years as people have been drawn to the idea that it’s more natural, therefore kinder to and more comfortable on your skin. In theory, mineral foundations are great: natural, non-comedogenic and potentially problem-solving for sensitive or break-out prone skin. There are now several different formulas available, from the traditional loose powders (some with travel-friendly built-in brushes and some without), to tinted moisturisers and liquids. If you’ve got dry skin, you may find the pure powder versions only exacerbate the problem, while those with oilier skin may want to avoid liquid formulas or those with lots of light-reflecting particles, and sensitive skins may find ingredients such as bismuth irritating. Remember that SPF is only effective with liberal application, so wear a sunscreen, too. Claire’s absolute favourite is Jane Iredale , the brand is carried throughout the United Kingdom and world-wide in more than forty countries
Jane Iredale’s make up is revolutionary; formulated with pure micronized minerals and pigments, these all natural cosmetics have the ability to cover almost any skin problem and unlike many other make up collection, this rang contains no oil to clog or enlarge pores and no talc, which dries the skin. in addition, each product is free from perfume, chemicals and additives yet offer seamless coverage which is enviable. Jane Iredale make up actually nourishes, soothes and protects whilst evening the skin tone. Some of her line ( Amazing Base, Powder Me SPF, and Dream Time to name a few) are recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation too. High praise indeed!