Wedding Make-up Artist Interview

As wedding season draws to a close I thought I should do something a little bit different (still wedding related, of course). But rather than share more beautiful weddings (like I usually do) I wanted to do something that would help future brides to be and concentrate on a different aspect of a wedding day.

So without further a do, I’d like to introduce the wonderful Chloe. I first met Chloe earlier this year while working at High House wedding venue in Althorne and then again at the beautiful Apton Hall in Rochford. Chloe has a pure talent for what she does – glamorous yet elegant and such a strong eye for detail and perfection.

Along with a lot of other things, make-up is such an important part of the day for a bride, and for us, it can really help enhance those beautiful portraits when done right. Keep on reading to see my little chat with Chloe…

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1. Introduce yourself!
Hi! My name is Chloe Kennedy and I am a mobile makeup artist specialising (now) in bridal make-up, as well as teaching UK and internationally, having previously done special FX and occasion makeup. I have had a passion for makeup for 15 years or more and have had my own business for the last 5 years. I have always been very creative and this is the path that my creative passion took me down and something I see as one of my purposes in life. Outside of work, I enjoy travelling, spending time with friends and family and have a love for food!

2. What’s your favourite part about being a make-up artist?
I love the way makeup can make you feel. I also love enhancing someone’s natural features. The face is a canvas and I love to see people’s reactions when they look at themselves for the first time in the mirror and feel the best version of themselves.

3. What advice would you give to brides looking for a make-up artist?
Please don’t feel like you can’t be yourself! If you want your makeup a bit heavier, have it!
Book well in advance as most people book 1-2 years ahead of their wedding day and a good skincare routine is a must to get the best out of your makeup. Discolouration can be hidden but texture can’t. Invest in your skin!

4. What’s something you consider highly important when booking a make-up artist?
Making sure you pick an artist who suits the style you want. If you find a portfolio of work where the artist mainly specialises in heavy glam and you want a soft, fresh natural look then this artist probably isn’t the one for you.

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5. Do you see trends change in wedding make-up?
Wedding makeup has definitely changed and evolved. More and more people are embracing their own styles, rather than just conforming to the norm. As an artist, it’s really important to adapt your style to suit the needs of the client. I think the influence of social media has played a massive role in how wedding makeup has changed as well.

6. What’s the most popular look you do for bridal? Is there are most popular one?!
The most popular brief is flawless skin! The dewy glow has and always will be the most popular look for years to come I think.

7. What are your favourite products and why?
Some favourites of mine for bridal are Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation, Iconic Prep Set and Glow (and their glow drops) and RCMA or Huda Beauty Setting Powder. The list really is endless!

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7. What are your favourite products and why?
Some favourites of mine for bridal are Nars Radiant Longwear Foundation, Iconic Prep Set and Glow (and their glow drops) and RCMA or Huda Beauty Setting Powder. The list really is endless!

8. And lastly, do you have any advice for brides on their big day? Any pre-wedding routines or tips!
I’ll reiterate this point again as it’s so important but skincare is a must with lots of water!
Most brides don’t sleep the night before their wedding and wake up with puffy eyes, so in preparation, have some teaspoons on hand in the freezer to take down the puffiness or some green tea bags in the fridge.
Individual lashes aren’t ideal from a makeup point of view so I’d always recommend going with a strip lash – the style of lash can really determine how the finished eye makeup will look.
Ensure you are all ready an hour before the ceremony to allow time for pictures and touch ups. That last hour really does fly by!

Chloe’s Instagram here!

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