Seven Scottish beauty experts tell Nicole Conner which makeup and hair styles they’re loving at the moment
Jasmin French was obsessed with Siobhan’s glowy skin
Bride Siobhan enlisted the help of the team at Edinburgh-based Jasmin French to get her ready for her wedding to Chris at Barnbougle Castle in August last year. The sleek hairstyle and lit-from-within skin she ended up with was a winning combination.
“We were absolutely honoured to be part of Siobhan and Chris’s wonderful wedding,” founder Jasmin French tells us.
“Creating glowy, flawless looks is always a favourite for us, and we loved styling Siobhan’s hair into simple Hollywood waves.
“We find sometimes that less is more, which is why we loved this particular look so much. Being able to create simple but impactful looks for our brides takes real skill – and our fabulous team are experts at it.”
Lauren tasked RR Makeup to give her a glam look
“I love Lauren’s wedding makeup as it is typically bridal, and it is probably my signature look, too,” beams Rachel Robertson of RR Makeup. “She was a radiant, beautiful bride who was an all-round pleasure to work with.”
The Aberdeen-based MUA and her client opted for glowy skin (using pinks and golds on the eyes to complement it) as well as Trick Lashes that went on like a dream, before topping everything off with the popular Velvet Teddy lipstick from MAC.
Rachel’s top tip for brides is simple: choose a look that is still you. “You will look at your photos forever, so wear makeup that makes you feel and look like yourself. I call this an enhanced version! If you wear winged liner every day, wear it on your wedding day. If a red lip is you, wear it! Be yourself,” she tells us.
When it comes to choosing a makeup artist for your wedding day, be sure to do your research, adds Rachel. “Check out their social media and their reviews and don’t be afraid to contact them and ask questions or ask for more photographs of their work. The morning of your wedding day is so special – you deserve to have the best team around you!”
Megan requested a glamorous finish from The Bride to Be
Megan’s glam look was a favourite for Maureen Crolla at Glasgow-based The Bride to Be for many reasons, but part of it is undoubtedly down to how much fun the wedding morning was.
“We had an amazing morning preparing the lovely ladies of Megan’s bridal party, some of whom had flown in from the States to be there as she married Patrick at Pollokshields Burgh Hall in March this year. It was just very special,” Maureen explains.
The team at The Bride to Be invited Nicola Farquhar Makeup Artist to create Megan’s flawless finish, then Maureen got working on her hair. “She decided on this regal style, with a quirky thick pleat at the back. The whole look just oozes glamour!”
Lindsey put her trust in I Do Makeup by Geo Kane, and the resulting look is a knockout
Lindsey knew she wanted smoky eyes and fresh, glowing skin for her wedding look when she booked Georgina of I Do Makeup by Geo Kane. And that style is right up the MUA’s street. “Lindsey and I clicked instantly, and she was just such a fun, lovely person. I knew we’d have a laugh on her wedding morning before she married Jonny at Seamill Hydro,” says Georgina.
“The look she was aiming for really suited her – it was designed to complement her features, and it’s the type of thing I enjoy doing. You’re incorporating glam eyes and maintaining the wow factor but everything else is more subtly done. Despite her clear vision of how she wanted to look, though, she was super-trusting and open to me tailoring it to suit her, which was lovely.”
Georgina’s top tip is that less is always more when it comes to makeup: “Enhancing skin is more important than hiding it. If you don’t need a lot of coverage, don’t do it.”
Colleen Davidson Artistry loved doing schoolfriend Alyson’s big-day glam
“Alyson and I met as teenagers at school, and kept in touch through social media. I was thrilled to hear from her when she was planning her wedding, and even more pleased when I found out she and Dave were getting married on a date when I was available! We hadn’t seen each other in person since first year of university, so it was lovely to reconnect properly after so many years,” beams Colleen Davidson.
The couple’s spring wedding was to be held at Colstoun House in Haddington, with vibrant pops of colour in the bride’s rustic bouquet. To complement this, Colleen paired warm smoky eyes with fresh, naturally glowing skin and touches of peach, and topped it all off with a bold orange-red lip.
“The look we tried out at the preview turned out to be perfect for Alyson,” recalls the MUA. “It just looked amazing on the day with all of the final touches, such as her red nails and blue heels along with the fabulous Vampire’s Wife-style gown made by her mum!
“Although Alyson and I knew each other beforehand, one of my favourite parts of working with each of my brides is building those personal connections. It is a real privilege for me to be welcomed into their big day.”
Love Hair Glasgow created a boho dream look for bride Joanna’s w-day
Being a hairdresser herself, Joanna had originally planned to style her own tresses for her marriage to Tom at Enterkine House Hotel in June this year. As the wedding approached, however, she decided to enlist the help of Lyndsey Kerr at Love Hair Glasgow – and she must be glad she did: the resulting look is sheer ethereal perfection.
“Joanna was nervous on the day but she was delighted with the final look,” recalls Lindsey. “Her brief was ‘messy hair’, and we used Beauty Works Extensions in the colour Molly Mae to give more length and volume to her hair.”
The stylist then went to work on Joanna’s locks with the Babyliss Pro conical wand, applied Fudge texture spray and finished off with some Redken spray wax to define certain waves.
“We completed the look with a rope braid before adding olive leaves and gypsophila to it. The wedding took place on the hottest day of the year so the scent from the olive leaves was insane due to the heat!” she smiles. “Joanna had thought of every little detail, including bridal fans to keep everyone cool. I had so much fun with the girls on the wedding morning – it was lovely to work in a relaxed environment.”
A soft glam look was what bride Kayleigh had in mind, and Makeup by Leigh Blaney absolutely nailed it
During her trial with Leigh Blaney, Kayleigh mentioned that she loved the Hollywood glam look but preferred to wear soft pink and brown shades. “Kayleigh was just the loveliest, sweetest girl and we had a fun trial discussing all her plans,” says Leigh.
“With her brief in mind, I created something that suited her: black eyeliner and a fluttery natural lash (I’m loving Tatti Lashes’ new wedding-themed falsies at the moment), with soft pink and browns on the eyes.”
For Kayleigh’s face, Leigh prepped with Charlotte Tilbury skincare. Kayleigh’s great skincare routine in the run-up to the big day meant that the MUA had a beautiful canvas to begin with, she adds.
“I exclusively used Charlotte Tilbury makeup for the base, mixing light-reflecting, radiant and long-lasting products that would look good both up close and in the photographs,” Leigh tells us.
“Kayleigh’s look has now become the most popular request I get from my brides. They just love the way it is effortless, timeless and classic with a modern twist.”