London location shoot

Here are a few gorgeous images from a recent test shoot with Morgan Ellis Williams in London

Model: Katie Attwater @ Premier Model Management

Christmas Party Make-Up

The party season is looming and its the perfect opportunity to experiment with new looks. If the idea of having your makeup done for a night out fills you with dread you can rest assured you wont end up looking like a drag queen, caked in heavy makeup.

Elegant, party make-up doesn't have to mean layers of heavy eyeshadow and thick black eyeliner, see below a few of my favourite glamorous red carpet and party looks, perfect for the festive season.

I am running a promotion through December when booking for two or more people, all bookings include FREE individual or strip lashes, which ever you prefer for your desired look, as well as special discounts:

1 Person £40

2 People £70 (£35 each)

3 People £90 (£30 each)

Please send me a message on here or call me on 07789 007 657 to book

Merry Christmas! x

Real Bride, Laura

I've just received these gorgeous images of Lauras wedding morning, photographed by Maria Farrelly. I spent the morning in Cowbridge getting Laura, her bridesmaids and her Mum ready for the big day. Laura and the girls wanted glowing skin and a natural, classic bridal make-up. I love Lauras wedding dress from Stephanie Allin Bridal, stunning! x

Studio & Beach shoot

I've just received these gorgeous images from an amazing photographer, Morgan Ellis Williams.

The brief was soft romance, I kept the skin clean and glowing using Illamasqua skin base and highlighted using MAC cosmetics strobe cream and touched up with their mineralize skin finish powder. I defined the eyes concentrating on the brows rather than layers of mascara and added a bitten lip look using a mix of vaseline tinted lip balm and a deep plum lipstick by Gerrard cosmetics.

Model: Georgina Whitlow


Better late than never...

Here are the Fall images from the WM photo shoot. I used deep red lips for autumn and also a strong smokey eye and played around with a fun 60's pink lip for some of the looks.

My favourite part of the make-up was the eye, I used a deep plum pigment from Illamasqua on the bottom lash line for added interest and layered the top with tattoo eyes by Maybeline and shadow from my Lorac Prop Palette.

Photography: Justin Harris

Creative Director: Brian Brown

Styling & Hair: Jasmine @ Vanilla Rooms

Model: Emma Davies @ Gingersnap

Best Make-Up nomination at the Welsh National Wedding Awards

I'm back from a wonderful three week holiday in Bali, my husband, son and I celebrated a late honeymoon and we had the best time!

When I returned home I was overwhelmed to receive a nomination for the Welsh National Wedding Awards for Best Make-Up. 

A sincere and HUGE thank you to all my lovely clients who voted for me, it really means a lot and I'm so excited for the awards at the end of the month.

I'll keep you posted, I'm going to spend the next few weeks practising my gracious loser / humble winners face... ha! x

Lookbook images for Tymor.Seasons

Here are a few images from a recent shoot for womens clothing brand Tymor.Seasons.

Smoke bomb eyes and strobing

Here's a look I created earlier today, I am in love with the deep blue smokey eye, it gives depth to intensity of the look and Georgia's skin looks flawless with a light coverage of foundation, subtle concealer and highlight (strobing) in the important areas.

List of products used below.

For special occasion make-up, bridal or photoshoot's please message me via my contacts page

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Summer Issue of WM Magazine

I'm back blogging after a few weeks away, I'm now somebodies Mrs and life has finally calmed down after our wonderful wedding. I've been really busy with weddings, proms and graduations but wanted to share with you some of my favourite images from this quarters WM Magazine shoot. I love the subtle highlight and bold colours. Perfect for the sunshine.

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Lisa

I had the pleasure of doing Lisa's wedding make-up as well as her two bridesmaids at Oxwich Bay Hotel, Swansea. Here are some of the pics from the day x

Photography by Francesca Hill 

Elin

Here are a few snaps from Jenna Loves Photography of Elins big day.

I did the make-up for Elin, her bridesmaid, sister-in-law and Mum... They all wanted a very natural look which would also last all day. The sun was shining and one of the first days of 2015 that really felt like Summer x

Spring Issue of WM Magazine

This quarters issue of WM Magazine has just been released, here are the images showcasing some gorgeous clothes in soft pastels of blues, pinks and greens.
The make-up was soft and natural. Skin was kept fresh with a good base of moisturiser with minimal foundation and concealer where needed. Lara has the most gorgeous blue eyes so I used a small amount of brown liner to make them pop and finished with a muted pastel pink lip to blend with the delicate clothing.

Photography: Justin Harris

Creative Director: Brian Brown

Styling & Hair: Jasmin @ Vanilla Rooms

Make-Up: Jessie Harries

Model: Lara @ Alpha Agencies


Couture Bridal Wear Shoot

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of doing the make-up for a new look book for E&W Bridal Couture, shot in Cardiff by Oliver of OJ Creative. The collection, designed by Sophie is a range of bridal separates and dresses which are absolutely gorgeous and really unique. The make-up was very simple with glowing, highlighted skin, a flush of mauve eyeshadow and neutral lips.

Photography: OJ Creative

Designer: E&W Couture

Natural Bridal Make-Up

Last post covering a recent photoshoot for a bridal house in Swansea. This make-up look is natural and a classic look for a bride, particularly someone who wears no or minimal make-up.

Key points for this look:

Light base colour correcting any blemishes.

Emphasized the natural brow with brow gel.

Enhanced eyes with individual lashes and a light brown shadow.

Please get in touch if you'd like to book wedding make-up or make-up for a special occasion.

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Vintage Wedding Make-Up Before & After

'Vintage' is very popular for weddings, whether its a vintage dress, accessory or make-up.

Its great to be able to take different influences from each decade and adapt them to suit each client and event. Be it a 1940's soft coral lip and small flick eyeliner or 1950's bold red lip with a strong black flick and extended lashes, a personal favourite is the 1920's, a soft smokey eye and deep plum lip.

I recently did a photo shoot for a bridal collection and have some behind the scenes images and steps involved in achieving an adapted 1920's look, enjoy x

(The third image has been edited for publication, but every other image is unedited)

Strong Bridal Make-Up Before and After

I often get asked for something a a little bolder than the natural bridal make-up look, if you want to add some glamour to your wedding day, or usually wear strong make-up daily then this is the look for you. 

This look is all about the eyes using natural browns, golds and a feline flick as well as layers of individual lashes.

Here are a few steps involved in getting this gorgeous look, and a before and after shot.

Key Products used: Avene Moisturiser, Smashbox Photofinish Primer, MAC Paintpot to prime the eye, Lorac MegaPro Eyeshadow pallette, MAC Pigment in Tan, MAC Face & Body Foundation, Illamasqua Lipstick in Starkers.

If you'd like to discuss bridal, prom or special occasion make-up please get in touch.

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Photography: Christian Felices


Behind The Scenes for WM Magazine

Last week's work included shooting with Justin Harris, Brian Brown and Jasmine from Vanilla Rooms Cardiff for WM Magazine's Spring edition. The model was the gorgeous Lara from Alpha Agency

Here are a few behind the scenes shots, I'm looking forward to seeing them in print

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Bridal Make-Up Trial Swansea

Here are a few snaps from a trial earlier today with gorgeous bride-to-be, Sophie.

Sophie wanted lots of lashes, which we achieved by building individual lashes so that they still looked very natural with a soft flick, some natural contouring with flawless skin and a pink/nude lip.

For bridal make-up or special occasion make-up for Swansea, Cardiff, Carmarthen or further afield please get in touch via the contacts page, or email: info@jessiemakeup.com

Red Carpet Make-Up

Here are a few of my favourite looks from recent red carpet events including The Baftas, Critics Choice, Golden Globes, PAG and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

My 6 top looks are:

Rihanna at The Golden Globes, gorgeous flawless skin, a good few coats of mascara and pretty pink lip.

Keira Knightly's pretty pink lip stain, lashings of mascara and a bold natural brow at the PGA Awards.

Rosamund Pikes 40's orange lip with simple grey skimmer eyes at the SAG Awards.

Jessica Chastain at the Critics choice Awards with a bold pink lip, individual lashes and clean brow.

Emma Stone's subtle bronze eye shadow with bold red lip at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Anna Kendrick a The Golden Globes rocking a feline flick with a beautiful pale complexion.

Keira Knightly's pretty pink lip stain, lashings of mascara and a bold natural brow at the PGA Awards.

Which are your favourites?

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