Phase Eight's Makeup Tips

Friday, July 5, 2013

Gemma gives her top DO'S and DON'T for flawless Wedding Makeup and Hair for Phase Eight this month.Phase Eight’s Makeup Tips


- Drink lots of water during the months before your big day; it will help to keep skin clear and your eyes brighter.

- Take ideas and pictures when seeking advice from makeup counters.

- Choose a hairstyle that will suit your face shape.


Phase Eight’s Makeup Tips- Choose a foundation that will add colour.

- Change your skin care regime close to your wedding day.

- Let tiaras and veils hide your hairstyle.

Gemma suggests round faces suit high “up-dos” and sleek long styles, while long faces may suit styles that have more width and volume.

“Remember that foundation is there to even your complexion, not to add colour”



Summer is looming and here at Phase Eight we are getting excited as wedding season gets in to full swing! Last time we sought out style tips from expert editor of You and Your Wedding magazine Peta Hunt, but we aren’t stopping there. It is our aim to make your wedding day the most perfect occasion so we have some expert tips to help you complete your wedding look. We have talked to our favourite people in the hair and beauty industry to bring you some invaluable advice when attempting your own make up for the big day.

Before Attempting Your Wedding Day Look

Consider your style

Before getting the make up brushes out we suggest you consider what you would like your finished make up to look like. Most experts will suggest that keeping it simple is the best option by avoiding anything too complicated. If you are planning on following a trend then keep it close to your usual look to avoid looking like a completely different person. It is also a good idea to bear in mind your dress and theme; you want to complement your dress by opting for similar styles to avoid clashing in the wedding photographs.

Seek advice

Many brides tend to let the professionals do all the hard work and opt for a makeup artist for the day. However if you are planning to do your own make up, you can still seek advice from the professionals without dipping into your budget; for example visit a make up counter or book a lesson with a make up artist. Here you will pick up top tips on products that suit your face and wedding theme without the expense of hiring a professional. It may seem silly to include seeking advice in an advice article but this way you will find more personal advice for what you will need for your face shape and skin type.

Avoid breakouts

We think it is safe to say that one of the biggest fears is waking up and finding you have a blemish, but there are ways to avoid this. In the run up to the big day make sure you look after your skin by drinking plenty of water and avoid using products you don’t normally use. Changes to your treatment routine can really affect your skin so keep it light in the run up to your wedding in order to keep your face looking fresh.

Practice Practice Practice

Don’t be afraid to try different looks until you have found the one you are happy with. The more practice you get the calmer and more in control you will feel when you finally apply your wedding make up. It is important that you photograph your make up with a digital camera (don’t use a camera phone), inside and outside. This will give you an idea of how well it will photograph and importantly, if there are any flaws caused by the flash.

Gemma Sutton

Gemma is the founder of Gemma Sutton Hair and Makeup

She lives on the Surrey Hampshire Border with her Partner Olly and son Spencer x

Gemma loves one thing more than being a part of a bride’s special day and that is spending as much quality time with Spencer as possible, where she has curated an enviable Instagram for him! xx



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