I always had a dream to learn how to do a professional makeup… However never had enough time to learn how to do it. Times flies and I had more and more to do with the photography and got passionate about it. More people I met and more pictures I have taken, I knew as a wedding photographer, I can combine my two passions together – makeup and photography.

Very often I spotted that ladies, as well as men, need a little bit of touch up so they could look much better on pictures. I would say would be great to do that, at every shoot we did. Many couples don’t think about it prior to an engagement shoot or just the girls are prepared. It is different with bride and groom on their big day, where more effort is made.

Last summer I have spent three weeks in Warsaw getting knowledge from one of the best make up artist I have ever met – Kasia Szkop. The great artist who showed me that doing professional makeup is a hard work, but first of all, it is great fun and inspiring task. We went through daily and business makeup, which I can use for my cooperate shoots. I have learnt that natural colours are ever so great and mainly base from I can start other makeup styles. I love to use for that my Inglot and my Cargo Around The World palette with the brown shadows.

But what I was really into was bridal makeup. I could offer that to my brides and wanted to know what are the best products to use, so bride will look stunning the whole night. Definitely I felt in love with brands Makeup Forever and Inglot. I can easily say, that idea of bridal makeup keeps changing and it is very individual. Love when bride goes crazy with colours – looks amazing on pictures.

My mentor showed us Asian bridal makeup which was extremely difficult and very rich. And I LOVED IT! As a asian wedding photographer I spotted that every single lady, no matter if its a bride, bridesmaid, brides mum or a wedding guest, they all look stunning. Absolutely love that look. Even though the other girls, who attended makeup workshop were from Europe, we tried to create that Asian Bride look and I think we did great. Actually I find this makeup very challenging and love to practice more. The main product which I found works best, was MakeUp Forever Ultra HD Foundation and Eyeliner Gel by Inglot.

I have to admit the most fun came with fashion and evening makeup. You can easily go crazy with colours and ideas. More glitery and sparkly it is more I love it!! I use NYX Shadow Palette for that, as well as Inglot and Urban Decay Electric and Urban Decay Moondust. To make sure it stays for long I use MakeUp Forever Mist and Spray.

glamour make up created

Between our weddings and shoots, I am practising my makeup knowledge on friends and family. Hopefully I will get enough confidence soon and one day offer that to our brides and our cooperate clients. In the meanwhile, I definitely over makeup myself going for school pick ups. LOL

Can’t wait for Halloween as well! Come by and check future blog post with crazy and scary Halloween makeups!

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