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

Makeup by Jodie Pop Up Makeup Workshop London

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! 

***COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ENTERING!***

Makeup by Jodie Pop Up Makeup Workshop London

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.

Makeup by Jodie Pop Up Makeup Workshop London

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 contact@makeupbyjodie.co.uk or visit the website for further information.

***COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS FOR ENTERING!***

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

Intimate but beautiful Rainy Chelsea London Wedding

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Faye and Dan had their wedding in February this year, after just a month of being engaged in January! They decided to have an intimate Chelsea wedding for just immediate family, which was a hard decision for them but it ended up being the perfect day – despite a little bit of London rain! “It was completely relaxed, fun and so special sharing it with just our closest and most cherished family. We hope to have a party within the next year or two to celebrate with all our friends and family. We have since moved abroad and wanted to make the commitment to each other before we started a new chapter and adventure in our lives together.” 

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Chelsea is such a beautiful part of London that it is the most charming location for an elopement or intimate wedding. Faye and Dan chose to hold their ceremony at the Chelsea Town Hall registry office which is renowned for it’s celebrity nuptials,“A couple of days after we were officially engaged we booked the Rossetti room at the Kensington and Chelsea registry office – we didn’t even have time to go and see it but liked the idea of all the famous couples who had got married there before us!”

Faye’s style totally encapsulates a London Bride with her city-chic outfit with beautiful short lace dress, birdcage veil and of course, no London wedding would be complete without the ultimate accessory… a pretty white umbrella! Judging by their smiles it looks like they didn’t notice the drizzle at all…

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“I wanted to wear something quite simple and understated so I didn’t look specifically for a ‘wedding dress’. Instead I went shopping on Oxford Street with my mum and sister and we all fell in love with a Diane Von Furstenberg ivory lace dress in Selfridges. I wanted blue shoes and later found these in Nine West. With the dress and shoes ticked off the list I started to relax only to realise about a week before the wedding that I had not even thought about any accessories or a coat! My friends helped me so much by sending me ideas and options and coming with me to try things on. Despite being adamant that I wanted to look low key, I was then worried that I didn’t look bridal at all – that’s when Fur Coat No Knickers saved the day. I bought a vintage feather stole, a birdcage and a gorgeous hair clip from them a few days before the wedding.”

“My regular hair stylist, Giovanna at Gino Hairdressing in London, did a brilliant job of my hair and makeup, I couldn’t have been happier with the end result. Giovanna is such a lovely person and I couldn’t recommend her enough!”

Dan looked dashing in a Navy three piece suit “Dan didn’t want a traditional wedding suit and so we were looking for something that was special but could be worn again. We found the perfect suit in the sale in Reiss which he wore with a shirt from Hugo Boss. He wore a tie he already owned that we both really liked and bought new shoes from Russell and Bromley.”

“My mum and dad arranged my bouquet and Dan’s buttonhole through their local florist and brought them up to the registry office for us. I was open to suggestions and ended up going with a simple but beautiful ivory bouquet.”

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The wedding was so last minute they didn’t have a photographer until their thoughtful and generous friends booked Heather at Brighton Photo for the couple to ensure they had the precious memories of the day! “As we gradually told more and more people about the wedding one question that kept popping up was whether we would have a photographer. Two weeks before the day we still hadn’t got round to organising anyone… this is where my wonderful friends saved the day. They arranged and booked the amazing Heather of Brighton Photo to be our wedding photographer. She had shot one of their weddings in the summer and had done such a beautiful job. Heather was great at making us feel at ease on the day. She had put a lot of research into the best locations for the photos and she really committed to the shots getting absolutely drenched in the process! We are so happy with the photos which do an amazing job of capturing the most important day in our lives and will be a beautiful reminder for many years to come.”

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The couple celebrated with a visit to a local pub, The Phene where the venue kindly allowed them to relax in the upstairs private lounge with their family in a beautiful setting whilst the attentive staff looked after them whilst they sipped on Champagne. They later went to The famous Bluebird Restaurant nearby where the party of nine in fact dined amongst all the other guests in the restaurant despite it being their wedding day! “We loved the buzzy atmosphere, the food & wine were delicious and the staff were brilliant! It was the perfect end to the perfect day.”

Congratulations to the lovely Faye and Dan, such a cool city wedding – thank you for sharing your day with us and to Heather for her beautiful work – just shows a little bit of rain does no harm!

Photography: Heather at Brighton Photo / Ceremony Venue: Chelsea Registry Office / Post Ceremony Venue: The Phene, Chelsea / Dinner Reception Venue: Bluebird Restaurant, Chelsea / Bride’s Dress: Diane Von Furstenburg