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
August 23, 2014. .
Skin camouflage is often mistaken as just being the same as makeup and is often over looked, but it can have a huge impact on someone's life and confidence. The emotional impact of having an altered image can be huge. In a society where we look up to celebrities who rarely make it to their late twenties without having some kind of 'corrective procedure' to get rid of bumpy noses, smile lines and slightly wonky teeth, living with an altered image caused by severe scarring, burns, skin conditions and disease can be incredibly difficult at times.
Skin camouflage is a temporary but practical technique used by both men and women to disguise non-infectious skin conditions such as acne, vitiligo and rosacea, as well as burns, scars and stretch-marks.
Most clients who choose to have skin camouflage just want to enjoy an ordinary life without the extra attention, prejudice and feelings of self-consciousness
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
June 9, 2014. .
May 18, 2014. .
Well the weather seems to be getting better and the sun shinning, which always makes people look and feel much better. It's also a great time to try something new or even a career change, I have had many students this year training to become makeup artists as a new career path or just as something to earn a little extra on the side. makeup artist course starting on 17th July 2014. You will receive a starter kit full of makeup goodies and an accredited makeup artist certificate. Course runs 10am-4:30pm includes lunch.
We do also offer tailor made courses! So if your desperate to learn makeup and can't fit it in around work, children or your normal schedule, we offer evening classes and home makeup courses, where we come to you to teach you.
In this course you will be given help, tips and advise in how to get
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