Meet – The Make-Up Artist – Victoria Ellen
While some brides prefer to do their own make-up, the majority will rely on a wedding makeup artist for their big day.
But with so many out there, there’s almost too much choice and it can be hard to find the perfect one to suit your taste and nail the look you have in mind for your big day.
We caught up with acclaimed Wirral MUA Victoria Ellen to find out her top-tips to get that gorgeous glow and flawless finish on the most important ‘make-up’ day of your life…
We met Vicky in her gorgeous salon in Upton Village just after she put the finishing touches to another bride-to-be.
Making waves in the make-up world for over five years, Vicky and her team have built quite a reputation both for their skill and their lovely, friendly approach.
‘I absolutely love doing bridal makeup’, commented Vicky. ‘I love meeting with brides beforehand, getting to know them and understand what they want from their makeup for the biggest day of their lives. It’s such an honour to be involved.’
What tips would you give to brides when choosing a MUA?
Practice Makes Perfect!
“Trials are absolutely key to getting that perfect look. I offer unlimited trials for brides as part of the overall package. Often brides come in having seen a certain look which may be a massive departure from their usual style but often they end up with something a bit closer to their usual look. Its so important to practice different looks – we only do one look per trial too as removing and then re-applying makeup can alter the skin tones so you don’t get a true finish. By offering unlimited trials we allow our brides to explore different looks until we find the perfect one.”
Do Your Research
“Most MUA’s have a signature style and so it’s important you find the right one for you. Whether its glowing skin or stand-out eyes you are after and go for someone who can create the look you are after. I get so much of my work through recommendation and this is important too. If you know someone who has used your MUA and loved what they did you are half way there.”
Instagram Stalking Is Good!
“Instagram is an amazing tool to help you pick your preferred look. If the same profile keeps popping up and you love their style this could be the MUA for you. It’s also a great idea to scroll through all of your chosen MUA’s work so you can shortlisting the looks you love.”
Personality Is Key
“My job as your MUA is not just to make you look fabulous, its also to keep you calm and chilled on the crazy busy wedding morning. Choosing someone you click with and you know will help keep you calm whilst your in the hot seat is an absolute must.”