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Autumnal Wedding Looks

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What’s ahead of us for the autumn bride? The top trends in make-up, dresses and hair are described below, with some key tips on how to make the look work for you.

Make up

Better eyebrows – forget the scouse brow or the Cara Delavigne look, autumn’s eyebrows will be groomed but much more natural. Trust your wedding make up expert – they might suggest a brow colour that surprises you: milk chocolate, mink or even russet, but they have the ability to tone your brow to your hair colour in a way that will make your eyebrows look gorgeous without looking overly artificial.

Blush and lips – all the catwalks had the ‘healthy glow’ blush this year, which is fab because it’s a beautiful wedding look. Your make up artist will apply just enough subtle blush to give you a fresh ad glowing look which also enhances cheekbones. This is great news for stressed brides as there’s nothing like a natural blush effect to distract from dark circles around the eyes. To work with blusher, this year’s lips are tea rose and berry coloured, rather than the nude shades seen in recent years.


There’s a lot of lace in autumn wedding gowns, which requires a certain amount of careful planning for your hair. Autumn offers two main choices –

Slick at the front, tousled at the back. This look, seen at Jonathan Saunders, works perfectly for lace dresses and backless gowns. It requires a smooth front hair, whilst the up-do at the rear has some texture and intricacy. We’ve seen single ringlets pulled out of buns to dangle over a backless dress and while some brides love this, others feel it looks like ‘they missed a bit’ so if you fancy this style, it’s best to rehearse it with the person who’s doing your hairdo on the day

Beach style. This look is being worn with delicate rose gold or titanium chains woven through it for autumn. It’s mussy and feminine and works well with coloured gowns. It has a potential benefit too … autumn can be windy and if your hair is already tousled, the wind can’t damage your look!


If you’re going for backless, make sure that back is in shape! Get it exfoliated, moisturise every day and, if necessary, get your make up artist to spot cover any acne scars or other blemishes that could make your spine less than special.

Bridesmaids are still getting rich coloured dresses this year, and we’ve seen a few dip-dye and ombré hairstyles to match. If you would like this, but your bridesmaids wouldn’t (or can’t have unusual hair colours because of their jobs etc) then talk to your make up artist about having a professional hair chalk look. This could range from a streak of colour in each bridesmaid’s hair through to a full ombré under layer. Because it washes out, it’s a dramatic statement that actually doesn’t require the commitment of permanent colour.

Decor and accessories

Dried leaves, real or fake, make a wonderful table decorate and a photo of bride and groom throwing handfuls of glowing autumn leaves at each other is a wonderful image.

Hanging lanterns and strings of warm coloured lights create an autumn feel. Bridesmaids carrying candle lanterns are a big feature of autumn wedding this year.

Flowers such as dahlias are being married to acorns, glowing autumn leaves and pine cones to create big, richly coloured, autumn wedding bouquets. Jewellery that works with such textured flowers is often understated – pearls always succeed and we’ve seen some nice pendants on cream and coffee coloured velvet ribbons, a hint of Victoriana along with soft autumn colours.

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  1. Hi I understand you use nouveau lashes and I have used these before and particularily like them. Could you please tell me if you have an appointment of Thursday 19th November early evening late afternoon?

    Could you also please confirm how much a full set will cost

    Kind regards

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      Thanks for getting in touch regarding your lashes!

      I offer both Mink and Nouveau lashes. My working week runs from Thursday – Saturday and I offer some evening appointments.

      For a full set I charge £65.00 and £40.00 for infills. Removal is £20.00.

      When were you ideally hoping to book in for?

      Like hair extensions, eyelash extensions add length, thickness and fullness to natural eyelashes. Individual synthetic lashes are carefully bonded to your existing lashes to create a fuller, longer look.

      When you arrive, I will talk to you about what you want – how long you would like the lashes to be, how thick, and even what kind of curl. During application the eyes will be protected and closed. You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort.

      How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?
      The time frame depends on a few factors. The overall condition of the lashes before treatment, and maintenance of the lashes while they are on. It is normal to lose a few false eyelashes in the first 24 hours whilst the adhesive is setting and care should be taken during this time period. Your own lashes shed naturally and new ones continue to grow in a replenishing cycle. We naturally shed 2 – 4 lashes from each eye in a day. The semi permanent eyelash extensions will last as long as the cycle of your natural lash. Touch ups are recommended, every 2 – 3 weeks.

      For the first 24 hours after getting lash extensions, the adhesive is still setting – so don’t touch them or get them wet. After that you shouldn’t need mascara, but if you do use any products on or near your lashes, they must be oil-free.

      How Many Eyelash Extensions Are Applied?

      Anywhere between 50 – 150 individual false eyelashes are applied per eye, the final amount will be dependent upon the size and shape of your eyes and type of look you want to achieve (natural or glamorous). I focus on designing and shaping the entire lash line using different lash sizes to create an individually designed look.

      Can I Still Wear Make-Up?

      You can wear mascara even though it is not really required, the extensions will give the illusion of wearing mascara. If you do however chose to wear eye makeup it must only be water based. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall out sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing the eye area. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.

      Can I Shower And Swim While Wearing Eyelash Extensions?

      You should avoid direct contact with water for the first 24 hours around the eye area but after that time they will be fine in water as the bonding agent is waterproof. If possible avoid direct contact with the jets of the shower on the semi permanent eyelash extensions and wear goggles when swimming.

      ‘Wonder’ products…

      I offer a range of products which will complement your lash treatments. These products are essential in getting the most out of your lashes. Each comes in an attractive card presentation case, ideal for slipping into the handbag or makeup case.

      Lash Essence Gold RRP £25.00

      This is a specially formulated tonic which accelerates the growth and strength of your natural lashes. Very much the ‘Miracle Gro’ of the lash world!

      Nouveau Lashes ‘Noir’ Mascara RRP:£18.00

      Noir Mascara is a dramatic new arrival in the Nouveau Lashes makeup range. Carefully developed to not only look incredible, it’s also designed to stay that way come rain or come shine. Noir Mascara gives you gorgeous, jet black, luscious lashes in no time. Just one coat of the quick-drying new formula is enough for a fantastic false-lash effect. And once you have achieved your perfect lashes, they stay perfect—all day long.

      Lash Coating Sealant £20.00

      This long life coating sealer protects your lashes just like Cuprinol and is a must have for anyone wanting to extend the life of their lashes

      Eye makeup remover £15.00

      This brand new Nouveau Lashes eye makeup remover has a gel like formula and a smooth & weightless texture, making the removal of your eye makeup effortless!

      Eyelash Extensions Aftercare

      To maintain your eyelash extensions, the following instructions should be followed:
      ␣ No use of waterproof mascara – If you use mascara it must be water soluble
      ␣ No use of oil based products around the eye area
      ␣ No water or oil to come in contact with the eye area within 24 hours of the eyelash extension procedure
      ␣ No sauna or hot tub for 48 hours after the eyelash extension procedure
      ␣ No use of eyelash curlers
      ␣ No tinting or perming of the natural lashes while wearing eyelash extensions
      ␣ No continuous tugging, rubbing or pulling on the eyelash extensions
      ␣ Use caution when blow-drying hair (extensive heat on lashes could distort the shape of the extensions)
      ␣ Where possible use Coating Sealant two times a week to extend the life of your lashes
      ␣ It is normal for the client to experience the loss of a few lashes during the first 24hrs after the application ␣ Be gentle with the lash extensions, avoid tugging and getting them caught on clothes and towels
      ␣ Never pull off the eyelash extensions as this will pull out your natural eyelashes ␣ Gently comb through the lashes each morning to maintain a good appearance ␣

      Schedule your appointment within 2-3 weeks of your initial eyelash extension procedure for infills.

      If an allergic reaction is suspected such as swelling, redness or puffiness, in the fir

      Kind Regards

      Elizabeth Clarke

      Managing Director
      Hair and Makeup Artist.

      Tel: 01780 480695
      Mob: 0781 3040290

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