Bridal / Occasion
Having professional makeup that you love, can transform your confidence on your wedding day and enhance your wedding photos. Bridal makeup artist Louise Buxton specialises in beautiful wedding and photographic makeup in Oxfordshire and the South East.
Louise and her experienced team offer wedding and occasion makeup and hair to hundreds of brides each year. Using her array of specialist cosmetic, skincare and makeup products including Airbase, Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, M·A·C, and Dior, Louise will work with you to create the perfect wedding day look, whether it be a classic, glamorous, sophisticated, natural, romantic, boho or a vintage style.
THe bridal package
For bridal makeup, Louise recommends Airbase High Definition Airbrush makeup - perfect for a flawless, natural finish with fine, smooth and even coverage. Designed to be invisible to the naked eye for HD TV and all day wear for actors on film sets - Airbase makeup has an incredible 24 hour staying power. The finish can be either matte or dewy, both create all day lasting bridal makeup, easily covering scars, blemishs or stretch marks on the body.
Prior to a trial we recommend that a consultation takes place either of the telephone or face-to-face. The consultation will enable us to understand the theme of your wedding and details of your dress. During the consultation we recommend that our brides bring along or send images of makeup looks and hair styles that they like, in particular look for images of people who have similar skin and hair tone, eye colouring, and hair thickness and length.
A trial should take place at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding day. The trial will identify if you have any allergies to products used. Trials should be carried out during the day as this will enable you to see the makeup in natural day light as you would see it on the day. At the trial we will recreate your desired look using high end products. Any adjustments will be made until you are full satisfied. A record of the products used and photographs will be taken to enable us to reproduce the look on your wedding day.
All bookings require a 25% booking fee. This must be paid in advance of the wedding fee and within two weeks of booking our services. All deposits are non-refundable. The deposit will be deducted from the final balance which will be due the week leading up to the wedding day.
On the day of the wedding we will visit you at your chosen location and recreate the look achieved at the trial. We will work to your schedule and arrive at a time that is convenient for you. We ask that we have power points available and sufficient lighting and space.
the bridal party
The bridal makeup service is available to the whole wedding party, from bridesmaids to the mother of the bride or mother of the groom, so that everybody can look and feel their best on your big day! We also offer makeup services for all proms, hen nights and special occasions.
Tailored To You
Louise will gain an understanding of your specific makeup needs taking into consideration your skin, hair and eye colouring, as well as what you and your bridesmaids will be wearing on the day, colour schemes, flowers and any themes you would like to incorporate.
a personal touch
Having worked with many hundreds of brides over her 8 year professional career, Louise understands the importance of being calm for the day or night ahead and so will help to create that relaxed environment for you to have those important tranquil moments before it all begins.