Last week we were delighted to introduce you to the first member of our resident expert panel in the form of Indian Wedding Photographer Bhavna Barratt and today we’re absolutely thrilled to introduce you to our second amazing expert, incredibly talented hair and makeup artist Victoria Farr.
Having had the absolute pleasure of working alongside Victoria and watching her help our gorgeous bride to not only look but feel her absolute best on her wedding day (not to mention all of the beautiful bridesmaids) we’re very excited to see what amazing tips and advice Victoria has to share! Getting the right look for your wedding day, finding your most complimentary shades and getting that hairstyle just perfect is never easy but in Victoria’s skilled hands we just know you’re going to look absolutely fabulous. Victoria will be regularly sharing posts with top tips for your big day and we’d also love to hear any questions you have for any of our experts in our forthcoming Ask the Experts section of the blog. Speaking of questions though, we caught up with Victoria for a little photo-shoot and cuppa tea and got chatting about how she started, what inspires her and how she works on the big day…
So Victoria, how long have you been a makeup artist?
I have always been interested in makeup and hair from a young age, but my business started in 2010.
How did you get started?
I wanted to widen my personal interests so I attended Hull College for a year to gain a City & Guilds qualification in cosmetic make up artistry, I never thought in a million years, it would become a reality and a complete career change. But I’m so glad I did, I absolutely love what I do!
What’s your favourite makeup job ever?
Having the pleasure of doing my sister’s makeup on her wedding day two years ago was very special, however, as my career is progessing, each job is my favourite as they’re so varied and every bride is different to the last.
What better way to spend your day, then being around a bride and her wedding party on such a happy and joyous occasion, it’s such an honour.
What sets you apart from other makeup artists?
My personality. I’ve been told I bring calm and confidence to any bride on her wedding day and a little bit of laughter too.
What are your top 5 products right now?
YSL Touche Eclait foundation – looks amazing on all my brides and photographs beautifully
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush
Illamasqua powder blush – ‘lover’
Mac lipstick – ‘Diva’
You’re going to be sharing your top tips and advice with us, but what would you say is the most important thing to help Brides look glamorous on their wedding day?
Get as much a sleep as you can and keep the skin hydrated by drinking plenty of water, oh, that’s two things.
Why do you feel it is important to have a professional makeup artist?
It’s extremely important; hiring any professional on such an important occasion is paramount. You’ve spent lots of time and money on different aspects of your wedding and knowing that you can look back at your imagery with confidence that you are at your most radiant and beautiful self, as each bride should be. A professional will provide longevity to your makeup through its application and the type of products used and we know which photograph well. Also, from a relaxation point of view whereby you can enjoy your day from start to finish and not have to worry about how your makeup will look if applied yourself and trying not to make any mistakes. Relax and enjoy every part of the day.
What can a couple expect from you on their big day?
Calm, confidence, reliability and a little bit of fun.
What’s the best thing about your job?
Making ladies feel confident on such an important occasion whilst still looking like themselves, just a little more polished.
So a warm welcome to the BvG Family to the lovely Victoria, we can’t wait to share her first official post! You’ll be hearing lots more from all of our experts very soon (including an introduction to the third member of our panel) but until then you can find out more about Victoria on her website:
Images by York Place Studios