December 4, 2019. .
Wedding hair and makeup
It’s been a very busy year for me and always feel bad I don’t get time to do enough blogs. This year I have worked in the Seychelles, run over ten makeup courses, worked on twelve weddings, some fantastic photo shoots and tv productions. Oh and I also squeezed in getting married myself!!
Having spent nearly twelve years in the wedding industry as a professional hair and makeup artist, i have seen so many kinds of weddings from from Churches, castles, Boats, Farms, barns, beaches and even a submarine. Every wedding has been different and of course every bride has been different but all of had their own magic to them. The past few years has been a lot of Boho weddings with natural glowy makeup and soft wavey hair and messy buns. And in the last few months I have seen a switch to more structured hair
January 3, 2018. .
Firstly Happy new year to everyone! We have been a little quiet recently as things have been super busy. 2017 was an extremly busy year for us and 2018 is looking just as busy.. We completed over 28 weddings. Worked on several Films,TV productions and Photoshoots. As well as many skin camouflage consultations. We also had our popular makeup courses running throughout the year. And we set up a wedding, events and hen party venue in Bolney.
I am so Grateful to my team of makeup artists and hair stylists that worked so hard on every job put their way. I couldn't have done it without you!!
Here are just some of the wonderful jobs we worked on in 2017.
We had the honour of doing the makeup for this fantastic Toyota Campaign the first of its kind. Please see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_53hCyR8RAo
Toyota official video: https://www.toyota-europe.com/world-of-toyota/articles-news-events/2017/toyota-c-hr-the-night-that-flows#/gallery/11-901737/1
Collaborated with Errol Douglas hair Salon and our work appeared in
November 22, 2017. .
So it’s been a very long time since we did our last blog! It’s been so busy with our makeup courses at the makeup academy and a full on year of Wedding makeup and skin camouflage. But thought I would update you on some of my latest beauty finds and some perfect makeup to add to your Christmas list.
As a special offer we are also offering 15 % off all of our makeup courses if booked before the 16th December. We also have gift vouchers available. So if you are stuck for present ideas, why not book a makeup lesson? One to one tutorials and full day courses are available. Academy@aliciasandeman.com
- Having just returned from from a trip up to Everest Base camp and living in not so pleasant conditions and extreme cold, it really does have an affect on your skin. I wanted to take the most hydrating and multi
November 4, 2015. .
Well it's been a very long time since I have posted a blog. But it's been such a busy year with weddings, shoots and the academy has been busier than ever. It's actually taken me to have a day off ill to take the time to do this blog! And as any freelance makeup artist will know having a day off ill means you actually spend the day feeling sick with worry about letting clients down.
So this blog is about the perfect glowing skin and as usual product reviews on this years star products.
A lot of brides may ask for dewy skin or to have a glow, but not sweaty or greasy looking! And as its all the rage to do strobing ( basically highlighter) its never been so fashionable to have a glow!
For the last few months a lot of clients had been asking me about Charlotte's Magic
February 12, 2015. .
Nowdays when I go to do a trial or makeover I am always asked about contouring and can I give them cheekbones, a smaller nose, a slimmer jaw and forehead I blame Kim kardashian for this obsession, don't get me wrong i love her makeup but as I try very hard and politely to explain to my clients that contouring for wedding makeup or day to day makeup is very different from catwalk and Photoshoots and this is due to lighting. Off course we can do contouring but for daily makeup it needs to be done right to avoid looking like a panda with dirty brown lines down ones face.
So I have listed my favourite and easy to use contouring pallets by having your highlight and contouring colour all in one palette it just makes life so much quicker. I have mainly listed powder versions as getting
June 14, 2014. .
We have been having an increasing number of one day Makeup lessons at the school recently and many of those have been for lovely ladies that are about to start dating again or trying online dating and wanting advice on how to do their makeup for the date! Often the ladies have busy life's an want to learn how to go from work out on their date and have a quick easy makeup look. In the tutorial they learn four different makeup looks and we also ask them to bring in their current makeup bag we then discuss what's right and wrong with their current makeup routine. Even if your not going on a first date and are happily settled, we run tutorials to teach you new looks and update your makeup bag.
Going on that first date is very nerve-racking especially if you have never actually met before in the
April 30, 2014. .
So as I said in my last blog I am aiming to review a few new products every few weeks. I always like to try makeup products out before they go in my kit, so I know how they work and look on the skin. I wouldn't ever use something on a client that I hadn't tested first.
This week I tested YSL forever youth liberator new eye cream, I have always been someone that skipped this step in my daily routine as I couldn't see how it could make a difference. But as I have been working such long days and had begun to look extremely tired, decided I would give an Eye cream a go, so popped off to the ysl counter to pick up my all time favourite mascara ( volume effects) http://www.yslbeauty.co.uk/make-up/eyes/mascara/mascara-volume-effect-faux-cils and decided to give their eye cream a go.
The youth liberator eye cream is
April 15, 2014. .
I decided I should start doing reviews on my favourite products that I use in my kit and new products I have tried and tested. I am fairly new to blogging/ lazy/ not sure how to do it very well. so here is my first attempt.
The latest product I have tried and love is the lovely Melvita orange blossom water, I used this on a few clients and models recently it makes the skin super soft and clean feeling, it's also great to prep the skin before the Makeup is applied http://fr.melvita.com/orange-blossom-water--organic-certified--melvita,2,1,5187,226.htm
My new favourite foundation is by CHANEL Vitalumiere Aqua is a beautiful foundation is light and feeds like your not even wearing foundation but it still gives a good coverage. It has a semi matte finish so lovely to use on brides wanting a matte finish but without looking like they are wearing any.Its
April 7, 2014. .
With Vintage style parties and weddings becoming a huge industry. We are getting more and more requests for vintage makeovers and vintage themed hen parties. At our vintage inspired studio in West Sussex we offer Hen party makeovers and lessons, all off our parties include a free bottle of bubbly and a full vintage hair and makeup session. We can also offer a Photoshoot if required, our lovely photographer will come and take pictures after your makeover. We are ideally located in the west Sussex countryside on a working farm within easy reach to gatwick, london, Kent and Brighton.
If you want a complete full on Vintage experience we also work with Vintage events a prop hire, wedding and Hen party events company based in Steyning west Sussex. Recently we attended the stunning upwaltham barns near Chichester with Vintage events to exhibit at there wedding fair, we
March 27, 2014. .
A few weeks ago we did a photo shoot based on Alice in wonderland, we were called upon for our services by vintage eventsvintage events we had such a fun day, there was lots of vintage props and furniture, beautiful lampshades, crazy food supplied by the Jam queen Brighton. The setting was beautiful at vintage events HQ in Steyning West Sussex. The idea behind the shoot was to showcase all of our talents we offer at vintage events, from Parties, weddings, Hen Dos, vintage makeovers, furniture, prop hire and photography.
The hair and makeup by discussed in advance and karon from vintage events want Bella our model to have a Helana Bonham carter style but still kept pretty and girlie. I mostly used MAC, Chanel and Dior for the shoot. I did Bella's eyes with charcoal and greys and huge shu umera eyelashes, we used Mac Russian red lipstick