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Win a spot at the Pop Up Makeup School with Makeup By Jodie

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I’m not sure what it is but this last year I’ve become a huge makeup and beauty junkie – I blame all the amazing beauty blogs out there! My morning ritual is catching up on skincare and lip colours and although it’s taken me a while to get here, I’m absolutely addicted hook line and sinker.

With my new found love of all things beauty, when renowned make up artist Jodie Hazlewood from Makeup by Jodie contacted me about her pop up ‘Makeup School‘ workshop in London I thought it would be great to share the details as I’m sure it will be of interest to many of you lovely ladies out there, including any brides to be looking to do their own or perhaps master a few techniques for the various celebrations that may lie ahead! Plus one lucky London Bride reader will have the chance to win a place on their chosen workshop for free! 


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On Sunday 22nd June she will be running two of the most popular workshops in London at The Chelsea Ram in SW3 - ‘Simple Easy Every Day Makeup’ and ‘Contouring and Highlighting Basics’. Both of which sound amazing [could really do with grasping the whole contouring thing myself]. All makeup and brushes are provided and both the workshops will take place in small groups so that you are able to have lots of one on one time and it’s a great opportunity to try out lots of new products and master some techniques.

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The workshops will be intimate and relaxed, plus you’ll also have a delicious afternoon tea and refreshments provided as well as step by step instructions to take home with you. As they aren’t affiliated with any makeup brand you can also be sure to receive non-biased recommendations for products.

Here’s a little intro to Jodie and the workshop and what you can expect!

Easy Everyday Makeup Workshop – £65.00 pp / Sunday 22nd June 11:00-13:30

The best way to enhance and perfect the skin using tinted moisturisers and concealers
De-mystifying BB creams, CC creams, foundations and more
How to conceal blemishes and the undereye area
How to correctly apply subtle pretty daytime blusher
Quick basic contouring and highlighting
Flattering ways to fill in your brows
Simplifying and improving your eye makeup
Adding a youthful glow using highlighters
Choosing complimentary lip shades for every day

Highlighting & Contouring Workshop – £65.00 pp /Sunday 22nd June 11:00 – 13:30

Why do we contour and highlight?
Choosing the right contouring to suit your face shape
How to contour your face using foundation and concealers
How to use matt bronzers to contour
How to highlight and re-shape the face using cream and powder highlighters and shimmers
Corrective contouring to slim the face, re-shape the nose and minimise the chin
Contouring your eye using eyeshadow
Choosing the right brushes to contour

Jodie has kindly offered one lucky London Bride reader a free spot on their choice of makeup workshop in London on 22nd June, so to be in with a chance of winning please simply enter your details below!

As it’s only open to one lucky reader, if you want to be sure to secure your own spot, with perhaps a friend or bridesmaid then you can book by emailing or visit the website for further information.


Please Read the T’s & C’s!…

  • Only one entry per person will be accepted
  • Winner will choose between the Easy Everyday Makeup or Highlighting & Contouring workshops
  • Winner will be chosen at random and contacted by email to arrange further details
  • Competition only open to UK residents
  • Contact details will not be shared with any third parties other than London Bride 
  • Competition is open for 7  days and closes on Tuesday 17th June at Midnight

Fresh Dewy Bridal Make Up by Bobbi Brown

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A few weeks ago I was invited to attend the press launch of one of my favourite make up brands, Bobbi Brown and their new and limited edition ‘Luxe’ Collection which is oh-so-perfect for brides to be to create the picture perfect pretty look for the big day, and beyond.

Whilst I know a lot of brides do prefer to enlist the professional services of a make-up artist, for those that are on a budget so hoping to do their own make-up or perhaps just want to have some nice products to change their look in the evening to something a little more sexy/smokey treating yourself to this set is a great purchase and will last you for months to come too. I do also want to point out that if you are looking for tips and advice on how to apply your make-up or create the look you are after, Bobbi Brown do in fact offer FREE consultations at any of their stores so highly worth doing this so you don’t just have all the gear and no idea!

“On your wedding day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful” – Bobbi Brown

Well you can’t argue with that quote and I’m sure it’s one that most make-up artists would definitely agree with when undertaking a trial with a bride to be. I saw top global Bobbi Brown make-up artist Lori Gatto apply a beautiful fresh, dewy look to a model during the press launch and I have to say it looked amazing, even under artificial hotel lighting! The perfect achievement of a beautiful, rosy fresh faced bride – not over the top at all but certainly pretty and illuminating.

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So here is the Luxe Eye Palette [£49.50*] is beautifully packaged in a simple, chic mirrored casing [total sucker for pretty packaging!] and features six mix-and-match eye shadow shades in varying finishes such as Sparkle, Metallic & Shimmer as well as the must have cream-coloured base shade and the Espresso shade which handily doubles up as an eyeliner too! Whilst I’m not a huge eyeshadow wearer personally, I do have one or two palettes as they are perfect to take away when travelling [as they have mini brushes too] or in your handbag for after work and this is one I’m looking forward to trying out.

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As for bridal make-up, this palette has everything for that dewy, pretty and natural look but it’s something that will take you beyond the wedding too as the shades are so wearable and classic, here are the shades…

Cream [creamy beige, natural] / Pink Pearl Metallic [light pink/purple] / Pink Opal Shimmer Wash [pearly pale ivory pink] / Pink Lilac Sparkle [silvery pink/purple] / Oyster Grey Metallic [silvery grey] / Espresso [very dark brown].

A must of course for bridal make-up or even guests and bridesmaids is a long-wearing waterproof mascara and the Bobbi Brown ‘No Smudge’ Mascara [£18] is the perfect combination of defining, lengthening and curling for the pretties eyes, despite a few tears! A good tip from Lori was to always wear the blackest black mascara you can and apply a couple of coats, really wiggling up the length of the lashes to ensure each one is coated properly. Careful not to apply too much to your bottom lashes if they are really long as you do get the whole ‘bambi’ look though!

There is also the Luxe Sparkle Powder [£32.40* - hurry not many left!] which is as alluring as it looks! It’s an ultra sheer skin enhancer which brightens up the complexion with a barely-there sparkle. Basically this is how to get that ‘glow’ without going too over the top, yes please!

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I wanted to photograph the products first before trying them out and I’m not quite brave enough to show you the results of my own ahem ‘artistry’ but you can see the finished look on the model over on my Instagram feed and thanks to Sophie and the team at Bobbi Brown for the kind invitation along to the launch and tea and of course the products to try! They will be kept in my emergency kit on hand for all my brides, just in case….lucky brides!

You can see more from the Bobbi Brown collections here [I want it ALL!] and do let me know if you are a bride considering doing your own make up, would love to hear your thoughts!

*price when going to press