Five minutes with Leah Hughes, Painted by Leah

Leah Hughes is a professional freelance make-up artist based in Heswall. We caught her with her find out more about what she can offer brides on their big day.

Happy bride waving Credit: Cal Hibbard PhotographyWhat services do you offer?  

I offer a completely tailored bridal make-up service for you and your whole bridal party. All bridal packages include a trial and I of course come to you on the morning of your special day.

What should couples expect when booking you?

My clients always say they feel completely at ease with me. I'll go above and beyond for my brides and their bridal party to make sure everything is perfect.

What's your favourite bridal look and why?

I love elegant and timeless looks that really enhance and capture the brides natural beauty. I think its so important for brides to feel like the best version of themselves on their special day, so they have full confidence walking down the aisle.

How long before the wedding should brides book an appointment?

Bookings usually come in around 12-18 months prior to the wedding. I love to build a strong relationship with all my brides so the more time we have to get to know eachother the better. Trials are usually around six months before the big day.

What's your favourite part of the job?

I absolutely love being part of someone's special day, but the morning of the big day itself has to be my favourite. Seeing my bride and all her best friends getting ready after such a big build up is so lovely. I'm lucky enough to still be around when my bride gets into her dress and seeing her face light up is so magical. I'm extremely lucky to be part of that.

Do you have any top tips for brides thinking about their wedding day hair and make-up?
Start early with skincare. A good skincare regime will make a huge difference to your overall make-up application and give you that gorgeous flawless finish making you look radiant on all your pictures. I will always recommend skincare products I trust and can give you any advice you might need .

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Black and white images of Leah doing a bride's makeupCredit: Madison Picture
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