Bath-based bridal makeup artist Christy Waterfall is incredibly passionate about providing the best bridal makeup service possible. She says: “I always take the time to understand a bride’s own individual style and reflect this in their bridal makeup. I select products and application techniques to ensure that the makeup will last well into the early hours, and look amazing in photographs as well as in natural light.”

Christy provides every bride with a makeup trial, saying: “It is very reassuring for a bride to know that her makeup will look exactly as she wants it to be on her special day and to have the opportunity to give it a good test.”

“I always encourage brides to wear their trial makeup for as long as possible, even go to the gym to see for themselves that the mascara doesn’t budge! From a more practical point of view, it is important to know that the products used work well on a client’s skin.”

“During the trial, it’s also a good time to create a schedule for the bridal preparation and I can offer practical advice from experience to hopefully take away some of the ‘unknowns’, such as ‘hair before or after makeup?’ ‘what time should I put my gown on?’ and ‘how will the timings work with the arrival of the photographer?’.

“Some brides are very clear on what makeup they would like for their wedding day and others leave it up to me to choose – either is fine,” she says. “From enhancing natural beauty in a subtle way, through to more defined looks such as modern 1940s, 1950s and 1960s makeup, Hollywood glamour or sultry smokey eyes, I’ve enjoyed creating them all on the lovely brides I have had the pleasure of doing makeup for.”

Christy uses carefully selected, high quality products, including Tom Ford, Bobbi Brown, Estee Lauder, Chanel, Nars, Mac, Lancôme and Dior, and is meticulous at adhering to all hygiene practices and takes great care of her kit.

Christy also works alongside many talented local suppliers, including hair stylists, wedding photographers and florists. Christy is happy to recommend her connections to her clients and all of these suppliers are listed on her website in the ‘love to work with’ section. “It’s a wonderful feeling for a bride and groom to know that they are in safe hands with professional people involved with the various parts that make up their special day,” she says.

Tel: 07970 101115

Makeup by Christy Waterfall. Image credit: James Green Photographer