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So Tuesday, the second day of the course and everyone was already much more at ease and not so awed by Sam and Nic, today was all about Bridal, Nic did the demo on Stacey and they all gave us lots of tips and tricks on how to avoid the pitfalls such as getting taken advantage of by unscrupulous brides, dealing with bridezillas, mothers of the bride, bridesmaids and generally making the bride feel her best on her big day! There were a few funny tales thrown in for good measure, I love these chicks sense of humour and their slight “evil streak”, because I have that too! ( THey are not nasty in any way but that’s the only way I can describe it!)

We learnt how to do a subtle contour and blend in so skin looked fresh and glowing and would look good in photographs – that was one of the main things to find out, what time of day and inside or outside photos – also style of photography as that might change the type of photo, for instance some foundations will cause flash back with flash photography.

They gave us a kit list of things that will be useful in our professional kit and also a sample contract to help when we come to make one with brides if that’s the line of work we wish to follow (most people will).

After the contouring image which was blended in with foundation (you could barely see it) we then moved onto eyes, the majority of brides will want either a neutral or purple palette, not much liner and maybe a few individual lashes which we were also shown how to apply. Lips mostly neutral or slight pinks, the main feature of bridal looks should be healthy glowing skin.

We then swapped partners from the previous day, I stayed where I was and my new partner Annie came to me, we selected our products – she said I could use what I liked but she had sensitive eyes so just be careful in that area and no false lashes. I was pleased with the finished effect and added Nars sheer glow, Tom Ford shade & illuminate and a beautiful Chanel highlighter to my lust have list!! Damn you Pixiwoo course, with all your lovely makeup to play with you may very well bankrupt me! Stacey also let me practice puting single lashes on her, which is surprisingly easier than you think, once you got your hand to stop shaking!

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Annie as the beautiful bride 🙂 image

All the lovely makeup! 😍😍😍