by Carla Brooks from Team Glam
- One of the founders and directors of Team Glam Ltd...More
I Can Do My Own Makeup, Why Do I Need a Professional?
"As Makeup Director at Team Glam, I would always suggest Brides to have a professional makeup artist on their wedding day for the following reasons: Time Plans: Its essential to feel relaxed on your wedding morning and run to time, a good makeup artist and styling team should have a time plan in order, taking into consideration photographers, dressing and registrar's. Making sure everyone is exactly where they need to... Read More »
How Much Time Should I Plan for to Have My Hair and Makeup Done?
I would always suggest having around 2 hours for your hair and makeup on your wedding morning if you are hiring a professional. I would suggest having a time schedule for the morning so you can factor in things such as bridal portraits, any interviews with registrars etc. Also keep in mind if your bridesmaids are having the same HMUA they will need about 45minutes for each service. Personally we... Read More »
What should you Avoid for Your Makeup?
Having been a makeup artist for 10 years now, I have seen so many fashions come and go......So personally I think its really important that you stay true to your own style. You should avoid anything that doesn't feel like you. For example, if you never wear red lipstick, why would you suddenly wear it on your wedding day? The idea of makeup is that it makes you feel good... Read More »
I Have a Tanned Complexion. What Colour Combinations Do You Recommend I Stick to for My Make-up?
Personally I think gold and bronze tones work well on tanned skin with all hair and eye colours. This is such a beautiful look and one we have been creating for lots of brides. I've attached a couple of images to show an example of how this can look from one of our real brides Jenny. Carla Brooks
Do You Allow Photographers to Shoot While the Makeup Is Going on?
I think this is a really good question, and personally I think its completely your choice. So many of our clients have 'getting ready' shots taken and I think its really lovely to be able to look back over the entire day! Keep in mind that not all of your wedding images have to be shown to everyone, some can be personal to your own collection if you don't feel... Read More »
Will My Hair & Makeup Last From the Beginning to the End of My Big Day?
This is a question we are asked all the time and the truth is it really depends! A great HMUA should be able to advise you on the best possible makeup for your skin type with minimal touch-ups. To look flawless in photo's, I would suggest using airbrush makeup, there is lots of confusion over airbrush makeup, but if done well, this can achieve all skin finishes from fresh glowing... Read More »