BRIDAL / WEDDING MAKEUP CHESHIRE/STAFFORDSHIRE/
GREATER MANCHESTER/NORTH WEST
RED CARPET PARTY MAKEUP
INDIVIDUAL EYELASH EXTENSIONS
A sneak peek into the studio
Top Secret Bridal Makeup & Individual Eyelash Extensions Studio is based in Congleton, Cheshire right by Alderley Gate.
As a Professionally qualified Makeup Artist & Individual Eyelash Extension specialist my passion is to empower you by enhancing your natural beauty and transforming you into your most glamorous beautiful self.
I do this by expertly applying luxury makeup and the eyelash extensions industry's latest, premium products to suit your individual style and personality.
Important changes regarding attending your appointment - please read carefully!
As a fully qualified and experienced VTCT Level 3 Makeup Artist and Individual Eyelash Extensions Technician I have always adhered to the highest levels of professional practices, hygiene and infection control practices at my studio to ensure your health and safety.
In line with the regulations and guidelines of the UK government, the beauty industry and my insurer and following the online Covid 19 training by Barbicide I have implemented the following protocols taking place as of 1 August, 2020:
WEDDING / BRIDAL MAKEUP
Sophisticated. Radiant. Perfect. You.
Mobile wedding makeup services at your chosen location/venue.
Bride £75 (includes strip eyelashes)
Bridesmaids/mother of the bride £45 pp
Young flower girls - complimentary
Full pricing: as per wedding makeup contract
VERY BUSY 2020 winter and 2021 spring
2021/2022 wedding bookings:
Please note that due to the unfortunate events caused by the Covid 19 outbreak many 2020 March-July weddings have been rescheduled for 2020 winter and 2021 January-April.
As a result the entire wedding industry is experiencing a shift from the busy summer peak to the busy winter-spring 2021 season.
If you are planning a 2021 wedding please book your wedding makeup ASAP as my availability for that period is very limited.
Why Top Secret Makeup ?
Your wedding day is the most important and most photographed day in your life the beautiful memories of which will stay with you forever.
Flowers will fade, the table decoration might not be remembered at all, your bridal dress and shoes will never be worn again but the wedding photos with you on them will capture your beauty for the rest of your life.
We all have our individual styles but we all desire one thing for our big day: to look and feel fabulous.
That timeless luxurious gorgeous makeup that looks flawless in real life, on photographs, videos and lasts all day / night and that's exactly what you will get when you hire me as your Wedding Makeup Artist.
Thanks to my professional makeup artist skills, many years of experience and the top quality luxury makeup products I use your desired wedding makeup look can become reality.
I know exactly what you mean when you say: 'I want to look like me, I don't like heavy makeup'.
I will use the most flattering colour choices and apply lightweight textures to ensure that the final result is breathtakingly beautiful and flawless.
Touch ups are not needed.
I feel proud and honoured that I have 5 star ratings on Google and Facebook from all of my wonderful brides who also helped me to become a regional finalist for The Wedding Industry Awards 2019.
I am also the recommended Wedding Makeup Artist for many wedding venues including:
Capesthorne Hall, Alderley Edge Hotel, Sandhole Oak Barn, The Plough Inn Eaton, The Ashes Wedding Barn, The Belle Epoque Knutsford, Dunwood Hall just to name a few.
I am a perfectionist and that's why I only use exquisite makeup products such as Dior, Chanel, Lancome, YSL, NARS, Bobbi Brown, MAC, Laura Mercier, Charlotte Tilbury and Anastasia Beverly Hills just to name a few.
On your wedding day you will have the most amazing skin pampering experience too as all of my brides receive a complimentary 10-minute Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Clay Mask treatment to give your skin the ultimate pure soft radiant look and feel.
My brides can also opt for gorgeous, expertly applied lightweight individual eyelash extensions which are amazing choice as they stay on for your honeymoon as well.
Individual lash extensions are applied during a separate appointment (duration 2.5 hours, with prior sensitivity test required, price: £70) usually 2-3 days prior to the wedding day.
How and when to book Top Secret Makeup for your bridal party?
Remember most brides want to get married on a weekend and usually in the spring/summer so these months are getting booked up very quickly, typically 8-12 months ahead.
Once you book your wedding date and venue please enquire about my availability ASAP.
To reserve my services a non-refundable deposit is payable followed by the signing of my Wedding Makeup Services Agreement to finalise the schedule of your day and other important details.
Wedding makeup booking deposits:
Bridal deposit: £50
Other guests: £ 20 per person
The remaining total balance is due for full payment minimum 20 business days prior to the wedding.
My minimum booking for weddings:
Bride + 3 additional guests (mother of the bride or bridesmaids etc.)
Occasionally I might be able to take smaller bookings.
However, in such cases flexibility might be required from the bride with regards to the start date of the makeup application and the bride + bridesmaids might be expected to come to my studio.
Travelling fee/non-local weddings: 45 p per mile (distance calculated based upon Google Map for return journey).
All other fees (early call fee, parking etc.) are payable in line with my Wedding Makeup Services Agreement.
YOUR BRIDAL MAKEUP TRIAL
A wonderfully unique experience unlike anywhere else. This is team work: although I am the expert but it's your wedding so you are the boss.
My wonderful bridal makeup trials take approximately 2 hours: we will talk about EVERYTHING that is important for you in order to achieve the perfect result TOGETHER:
We discuss the ideal skin care for your skin type, your individual style, your bridal gown, the wedding venue (outside or inside, light conditions, etc.), the theme etc.
All way through the makeup application I will show you each significant step so that you can check the progress in the mirror.
At the end I will record the list of final products on a professional makeup artist face chart so that we have everything ready for your wedding day!
I promise you will leave my chair with a huge smile on your face just like all of my brides-to be.
How to prepare / what to bring for the bridal makeup trial?
If you have images of your dress/hair style, venue theme, bouquet etc. you are more than welcome to bring them with you.
Also please remember to wear a white top (ideally open neck or off the shoulder if that's how your dress is going to be like) so that we could create a similar effect for the trial photos what you would have wearing your bridal gown on your big day.
When to have the bridal makeup trial?
I recommend to have your bridal makeup trial 2-3 months before your wedding date, ideally after you've had a facial treatment with your beautician for that soft and clear baby skin.
If you are planning to have a spray tan for your wedding please come for the bridal makeup trial with a tan as well.
As you can imagine a skin with spray tan has warm undertones so different makeup colours will suit a tanned or a pale skin tone.
Remember to take care of your skin well in advance: stick to a healthy clean diet, a great skincare routine (exfoliating your skin on a regular basis, using the right moisturiser suitable for your skin type) and drink plenty of water!
A Makeup Artist can work best on a smooth clean canvas. We can create an even skin tone but we can't get rid of skin texture, only you can! If you head to my Facebook Page there are tutorials about at home dermaplaning and other ways (how to create your gentle sugar scrub) to exfoliate your skin and get rid of unwanted peach fuzz.
Your wedding day:
Your big day has finally come! As your Wedding Makeup Artist I will be there for you at the previously agreed venue and time to transform you into the stunning bride who will take everyone's breath away.
I bring along my comfy chair, studio lights and everything needed for that perfect wedding makeup studio.
Wedding makeup services commence strictly in line with the pre-agreed schedule stipulated in the Wedding Makeup Services Agreement, for the bride and all additional ladies (mother of the bride, maid of honour, bridesmaids etc).
WEDDING MAKEUP PRICING 2020/2021
Bridal makeup on your wedding day: £75 (incl. strip lashes)
Bridesmaids/other ladies: £45 per person
Bridal makeup trial £55 (recommended no later than 3 months prior to your wedding day)
Groom/male guests complexion perfecting treatment: £20
Top Secret Makeup Salon is located very close to some of the most popular wedding venues in Cheshire:
The Studio is within 3 minutes drive from The Plough Inn Eaton and Sandhole Oak Barn and a bit more than 5 minutes drive from the stunning Capesthorne Hall, Astbury Wedding Barn, the Chimney House or The Alderley Edge Hotel.
The stunning Cranage Hall, The Ashes, Colshaw Hall, Cottons, The Merrydale Manor and Shrigley Hall are also an easy drive from the studio.
For wedding makeup I cover most of the North West: Congleton, Biddulph, Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Prestbury, Knutsford, Manchester, Chester, Sandbach, Leek, Cheadle Hulme, Staffordshire, Manchester, The Wirral, Liverpool and the surrounding areas. I also travel to Wales if required.
For destinations weddings abroad please contact me for quotes.
Luxurious full glamour makeup treatment £40
Top Secret Makeup's luxurious makeup treatment includes:
Organic skin prep (cleanser, toner, moisturiser), luxury primer, colour correcting/concealing of skin imperfections such as under eye dark circles, flawlessly blended luxury foundation, eyebrow perfecting (grooming) with a waterproof gel cream, gorgeous eye makeup as per your request (smoky eyes or natural makeup, glitter/shimmer if desired, eye liner, eyelash curling, mascara, gorgeous strip eyelashes, bronzing/contouring, blusher, cream/powder highlight, lip perfecting (lip pencil, luxury lipstick and my super secret weapon: the incredible makeup setting spray to make your makeup last all night!
Whether you prefer the heavier Instagram style makeup or the more natural makeup I will make sure that you are super happy with the final look.
If you want to look fabulous every day with zero to minimal makeup individual eyelash extensions are the most amazing and easiest way to enhance your natural beauty and make you look like an absolute stunner.
They are individually tailored for you beautifully lifting and enhancing your eye shape.
Whether you are a bride leaving for her honeymoon, a super busy mum, a business lady or someone jetting off for holiday just imagine this:
You will wake up fabulous and glamorous each morning with your eyes looking mesmerisingly beautiful.
All you would need is just 5 minutes for a quick moisturiser, a little lip gloss and you are ready to start your day looking and feeling absolutely fabulous.
Your morning 'getting ready' time will be the fraction of what you would normally spend on it. Lashes are long, voluminous, waterproof and just 'WOW'.
This is now reality with my expertly applied, lightweight, fluffy, gorgeous and safe lash extensions services.
Which eyelash extensions to choose?
We hear the words: Russian volume individual eyelash extensions, 4D, 5D, 6D, hybrid, matte, shiny, Y lashes, they are all very confusing. So which one to choose?
Depending on the desired effect (whether you want just a lengthening mascara effect or a more volumising glamourous finish with an intense curl, blackest black) I will advise you the best curl, safest length, the base (flat or normal) and the application method to go 'Classic' (one lash is applied for each natural lash) or Russian volume (when a gorgeous, lightweight fan of multiple lashes, 2 /2D, 3/3D, 4/4D, 5/5D or 6D) for that ultra fluffy full glam.
Does the adhesive need to be 'patch' tested?
Lash adhesives do not/are never supposed to touch the skin (eyelid) so the lash extensions are applied 0.5-1 mm from the root of the natural lashes hence we don't do traditional 'on skin patch tests'.
As per the latest regulations the major training companies and insurance companies do not require sensitivity tests either.
HOWEVER, as a duty of care I do carry out a sensitivity test the following way:
I apply 3-4 lash extensions on each eye to see if the adhesive or the under eye gel pads, tapes are safe to use on my new clients.
How long do lash extensions they stay on?
After 2.5 weeks lash extensions require infills as we shed/loose about 3-5 natural lashes (and so the lash extensions on them) every day.
This is completely normal as our natural lashes grow in cycles.
So if you want to keep your lash extensions looking at their best (and of course you do) then book an infill no later than 2.5-3 weeks from the original eyelash extension application date.
Please note that once you've lost more than 50% of your lash extensions (anywhere between 30-50 per eye) the service is charged as a full/new set.
What aftercare is required?
There are a few small things you need to do to keep your lashes gorgeous clean and fluffy: a little bit of TLC every day (you will be given your COMPLIMENTARY home care kit with cleansing brushes, a foam dispenser bottle and instruction leaflet) and you need to stay away from mascara (you don't need it anymore) and oil based makeup products.
You will need to clean your lashes (just like you do wash your hair every 1-2 days) to maintain your eye hygiene and remove natural oils and protein from the lashes.
How long does the lash extensions appointment take?
Your lash extensions treatment includes the following:
- Lash cleansing/priming (to remove potential protein from the lashes to ensure that perfect bond)
- Applying under eye gel pads to protect the lower lashes
- Isolating each of your natural lash one by one (and they grow in 3-4 rows/layers :) and then applying the carefully selected lash extensions onto each natural lash.
- Applying a super bonder liquid to ensure that your lash extensions are instantly waterproof.
On average we have around 60-100 lashes on each eye so you can imagine that together with the isolation of every single lash you have (to ensure that the extension is not glued to any baby lash above/near or below that particular lash) the lash placement will take around 2.5 hours depending on the desired look and the number of your natural eyelashes.
Are lash extensions safe?
The answer is: ABSOLUTELY as long as the lash extensions are safely and expertly applied, on top of individually isolated lashes, never touching your eyelid.
That's why it is very important to only allow fully qualified and certified lash artists to do the job for you.
As a professionally qualified Lash Extensions Technician I find it of utmost importance to continuously train myself in the latest techniques and lash application methods to ensure that I am on top of the industry when it comes to your natural lashes' safety, the quality of my work, the lash extensions and tools I work with.
Originally trained with the method of Nouveau Lashes earning my qualification by The Creative Academy I am also a member of Frankie Widdow's (International Lash Competition Judge and one of the best lash artists in the world) mentoring groups.
Do I infill other people's work?
The answer is no.
The only way I can guarantee the result if I do the entire set myself, from start to finish. You will be leaving with gorgeous, fluffy, clean, soft comfortable glamorous looking lashes that are of the highest quality and applied in a safe way, on fully isolated lashes.
Why don't I provide 'mobile' lash extensions services?
For the lash extensions to last long the adhesive requires the right temperature and humidity range to 'cure' to perfection.
Humidity levels have to stay around 55% (and here in England on a rainy day we always have 60+ %) so I use my dehumidifier whenever necessary.
Ideal temperature for the adhesive is 19-24 Celsius degrees so this is the reason why I only work in my own, temperature and humidity controlled studio at home.
Who are NOT suitable for eyelash extensions?
If your lashes are very thin and short or broken/damaged for any reason (e.g. you picked them or worn way too heavy and thick lashes for a long time) I will only book you in once you've had your 'lash rehab': taking supplements such as Zinc, 5000 mg Biotin, cod liver oil, evening primrose capsules and applying eyelash growth enhancing serums such as Revitalash are excellent ways of helping to get those natural lashes back to perfectly healthy.
If you are pregnant or if you breast feed it is not advisable to have lash extensions: the lash extensions adhesives contain cyano-acrylate and even though there is no medical/scientific evidence for lash extensions directly causing harm, however, due to sensitivities developing easier during these times as per my training company's instructions I choose not to treat clients who are expecting or breast feed for the first 6 months.
This is for your and your baby's safety and this is the recommendation of most training companies.
Other restrictions include: clients with watery eyes, with eye stye or other contagious health conditions, eye infections etc. or sensitivity to cyano-acrylate (e.g. if you have acrylic nail allergy). For full restrictions each of my client needs to fill out a detailed questionnaire that we discuss during the initial consultation.
Russian volume individual lash extensions: £70 (includes free home aftercare kit)
Russian volume infill (2.5 weekly): £35
YY shaped individual lash extensions:
YY infill (2.5 weekly) : £35
Infills: in case you book your infill later, when you've lost more than 50% of the lashes I charge a full new set just like every other Eyelash Extensions Artist.
Lash removal: £10 (whether lashes have been applied by myself or someone else)
Appointment booking: subject to successful consultation (sensitivity test negative) and suitability and a payment of £25 deposit.
Cancellation policy: please give minimum 3 days notice if you can't make your appointment. If you fail to cancel your appointment within this time frame the deposit will not be refunded and your next booking will have to be fully pre-paid.
Arriving late or with makeup: please note that if you arrive late your allocated appointment time will be adjusted accordingly. This means that you might not leave with a full set and you will need to book and pay for another session.
Thank you for your understanding.
Above: YY shaped individual eyelash extensions.
Image: by Eyelash Excellence (manufacturer's)
My lash extensions client base includes ladies and gents from many surrounding towns including Holmes Chapel, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Congleton, Somerford, Macclesfield, Biddulph, Sandbach, Prestbury, Knutsford and Newcastle-Under-Lyme.
One to one makeup lesson (£ 70 2.5 hours)
Whether you are a makeup college student who needs some one to one tutoring, a lady in your 50's and would like more confidence in applying makeup, a girl in your teens who is just about to buy your first makeup kit or a man (a stage performer/actor, a cross dresser, transgender or just a gentleman who wants to look at his best ) I am here to help you.
We all have been there: wondering which makeup products are the best for our skin tone, which eyeliner shape enhances our eye the most, which brush to use to apply certain products with, how to use the scary looking eyelash curler (which by the way is a true life saver!) or how to apply false eyelashes without creating panda eyes from having glue all over our eyelids.
My purpose with the one to one lessons is to empower you and giving you confidence regardless of your age or gender.
The content of the makeup lessons is completely tailored for your needs.
I will also advise you on where to find the best deals on makeup and accessories and will even teach you how to clean your brushes and other makeup tools.
Makeup is magic: it accentuates your most beautiful features and can hide those blemishes we all have. I wish someone had told me 20 years ago how important makeup brushes are in achieving the flawless finish or which application techniques are the best for certain products.
Please read my clients' reviews about my makeup lessons on Facebook and google.
I promise you will enjoy the lesson and will tell about it to your best friends, too.
Exclusive VIP mobile makeup
£ 60 (covering Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Prestbury area)
Get red carpet ready wherever and whenever.
As my exclusive VIP guest your luxurious glamour makeup is created by me with my pro luxury studio kit IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME (OR ANY OTHER CHOSEN LOCATION).
Just like visiting a luxurious beauty salon with professional photo lighting kit, comfy makeup chair and luxury makeup products (Dior, YSL, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC, NARS, Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown etc.) but without the hassle saving you the time of travelling, parking or waiting around.
More time for you to choose your outfit, organise a last minute baby sitter or just enjoy a glass of bubbly (I mean keto green juice).
Whatever your special occasion (date night, charity event, a special birthday or a party) I will travel to your chosen location in Wilmslow, Alderley Edge or Prestbury where you can choose to have my luxury glamour makeup treatment or even your bridal makeup trial.
Booking terms & conditions
Pre-booked/confirmed mobile makeup appointments only.
A deposit of £30 is payable at the time of the booking, payable via Paypal or bank transfer.
In case you cancel within 36 hours of your appointment your deposit will not be refunded.
The Makeup & Eyelash Extensions Studio
Welcome to Top Secret Makeup & Eyelash Extensions Salon.
Throughout the years Top Secret Makeup has become one of the most acknowledged makeup artistry locations in NW Cheshire and one of the top destinations for wedding makeup in the North West, with 5 star reviews from every guest.
Please read through each section of this page as there are so many great things to share with you.
My studio is open every day, on Sundays as well, on the basis of pre-booked appointments.
I offer my signature luxury makeup treatments with primary focus on weddings, party/glamour makeup for special occasions (races, birthdays, dates, prom), individual eyelash extensions and one to one master classes.
I regularly share my work with my followers here and on my Facebook account (Top Secret Makeup and on Instagram (topsecretmakeupcheshire).
My biggest inspiration is the incredible work of celebrity Makeup Artists Lisa Eldridge & Jordan Liberty.
Gorgeous chandelier, relaxing lounge music, marble fireplace, the most incredible luxury makeup products by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Bobbi Brown, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Charlotte Tilbury, NARS, MAC, Givenchy, Urban Decay, Armani, MAQ Pro Paris, Illamasqua, Anastasia Beverly Hills) are welcoming you with a refreshing cup of coffee or tea and some nibbles.
A fabulous pampering experience for any occasion.
Professional studio lights
The studio is equipped with professional photo lighting kit enabling me to work under bright natural daylight.
The result is perfect precision and a flawless HD makeup.
How to find Top Secret Makeup Studio?
In the very heart of Cheshire in Congleton, right by Alderley Gate, parallel with Manchester road by the A34.
A very easy drive from Knutsford, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Macclesfield, Astbury, Prestbury, Sandbach, Biddulph, Holmes Chapel, Cheadle, Newcastle-under-Lyme or the other NW cities and towns.
The studio is only a few minutes from some of the most popular wedding venues, too inlcuding Capesthorne Hall, Sandhole Oak Barn, the Plough Inn Eaton etc.
Address: 59 Giantswood Lane, Congleton, Cheshire (CW122HQ)
The location of the Makeup Studio.
I regularly test the latest luxury makeup products and lash extensions before they become essential parts of my pro kit. I am proud to offer you the very best!
My gorgeous antique vanity table.
The most popular cheek highlighters: Illamasqua Epic, MAC Soft and Gentle, Laura Mercier highlighter 01 and duo chrome mineralised skin finishes by MAC.
They are so gorgeous on the skin!!!!
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When it comes to foundations I swear on Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24h wear. It always performs beautifully without the need to touch up.
Lip heaven: 83 colours!
Bobbi Brown, MAC, Viseart, Stila, Lancome, Guerlain - you will definitely find your favourite colours. These amazing luxury lipsticks are just like a dream: very creamy and velvety on the lips.
Besides the latest and most amazing premium individual lash extensions I also use strip and cluster lashes so designing the most flattering lashes for your eye shape, personality & lifestyle is super easy.
Thanks to Anastasia Beverly Hills (the 'Eyebrow Queen') and my makeup techniques I can 'cheat' you the perfectly groomed waterproof eyebrows even if you are not blessed with them originally.
Makeup heaven...so many luxury brands here to create that flawless finish on your skin.
Top Secret Makeup & Eyelash Extensions Studio is open Monday-Sunday based on pre-booked appointments with flexible opening times to work around your schedule.
Early morning (prior to 8 A.M.) and late evening (post 6 P.M.) appointments and all Sunday appointments are charged with a £5 surcharge.
My work is my passion so I take pride in everything I do.
Whether it is your wedding makeup, makeup for your date night or prom, a one to one makeup master class all of you are my VIPs from the moment you enter Top Secret Makeup studio.
I use my hand picked trusted luxury products on all of my lovely clients and dedicate the best of my skills, my full attention and time to ensure that you leave with a smile wanting to return.
Wedding clients video
Some of my beautiful wedding clients: brides, bridesmaids, mothers of brides, wedding guests.
For more information about my bridal/wedding makeup services in Cheshire including pricing please click here.
Book your 2021/2022 bridal/wedding makeup and receive a £10 off voucher for individual eyelash extensions for your wedding day.
Enjoy a complimentary Charlotte Tilbury luxurious face mask treatment on your wedding day (bride only)
T&Cs: minimum wedding day makeup booking: bride + 3
Individual lash extensions promotion is subject to consultation (suitability for lash extensions). These promotions can not be used together with any other promotions at the same time.
Top Secret Makeup & Eyelash Extensions Studio offers the following payment options:
Cash, Card, Paypal or bank transfer.
Please note that for all of my services a booking deposit is required, as detailed above.
Bookings, deposits & cancellation policy
Please note that all services require a non-refundable booking deposit as per follows:
Makeup booking deposit: £20
Individual eyelash extensions booking: £25
Makeup lesson booking deposit: £25
Please arrive for your appointment on time as my diary is booked up with appointments back to back.
If you arrive more than 5 min. late and you don't notify me your allocated appointment duration will be adjusted accordingly in order not to delay other clients.
Unexpected things can happen so sometimes we can't make our appointments.
If you need to cancel your appointment please call the studio 3 days prior to your appointment.
A polite notice: Please understand that I am a small business and I am not getting a fixed salary. If you don't cancel and just don't show up I am loosing money as I won't be able to fill that appointment slot with someone else last minute.
If you forget to cancel and would like to re-book another appointment you will be required to pre-pay 100% of the treatment price. Besides, your deposit will not be refunded.
Please note that wedding bookings also require a non-refundable deposit. As per the Consumer Contract Regulations due to the wedding services' nature (they are required to be carried out at a specific location/at a specific time) they are exempt of the 'cooling off' period and such in case of an event that the Client cancels my services the deposits WILL NOT be refunded.
Myself and my other clients really appreciate your arrival on time and makeup free for every appointment.
In case you are more than 10 minutes late your appointment might need to be finished short in order not to delay any other client bookings. This however, will also mean that I will still have to charge you the full service price.
Thank you for your understanding.
Skin conditions/circumstances that prevent your makeup treatment:
(A) suffer from eye infection (e.g. conjunctivitis) or cold sores, shingles, impetigo, eye stye or severe eczema
(B) you've recently had surgery, cosmetic tattooing/microblading on your face and the area is still healing or had Botox, fillers within the past couple of weeks
I can't provide makeup services for you until the (A) conditions have completely healed or (B) your plastic surgeon/therapist gives you the go ahead for a makeup treatment (usually 4 weeks after procedure).
This is to (A) prevent potential cross-contamination and (B) to ensure that your healing process is undisturbed.
For lash extensions you must be minimum 16 years of age, not pregnant/breast feeding or have watery eyes. For full list of restrictions please contact me.
As per Nouveau training individual lash extensions do not require patch test as the adhesive does not come into contact with your skin.
However, I do advise you to come for a sensitivity test (I will place a few lashes on each eye) 2 days before your lash extensions appointment. Initial consultation is always compulsory!
As a Professional Makeup Artist I will advise you on what suits your bone structure, personal style, hair/eye colour and facial features the most, however, you are the boss.
Feel free to bring images of the makeup look or lash effect you would like me to create for you.
Pinterest is a great source so enjoy photo hunting!
Gift vouchers for special occasions
Make your loved ones feel special.
Gift vouchers can be purchased for:
- occasion makeup
- lash extensions
- bridal makeup trial or wedding makeup services
- one to one makeup master class
- pro makeover including makeup, nail polish, brow tidying and individual eyelash extensions.
Imagine you can bring joy and beauty to anyone you love.
Valentine's day. Anniversary. Birthday. Successful job interview. Prom. Graduation. Pregnancy joy. Anything to celebrate.
Whatever the occasion treat your partner, girlfriend, wife, mum, friend, colleague or anyone who really matters with a Top Secret Makeup Gift Voucher for an amazing pamper experience.
Vouchers come in beautiful gift envelopes and can be purchased for any of my treatments.
Editorial & special effects makeup
Catwalk/editorial makeup: bold orange high fashion makeup look with stunning foiled eyeshadows and extreme orange lashes with rhinestones.
Special effects party makeup (also great for Halloween parties).
A Snow White look with a twist: a realistic looking rotten scar created on the face, together with a flawless Disney princess makeup look.
Sugar skull makeup with rhinestones.
An editorial makeup look which is also great for Halloween parties. Scary but still feminine.
High fashion / catwalk black & white bridal makeup.
Another Halloween makeup...scary isn't it?
You care about your hair, you use hair wax, hair straightener, aftershave, perfume.
You visit your hairdresser/barber, a chiropodist to give you a pedicure or a beautician to treat your acne or your skin breakout on a regular basis.
So why would you shy away from visiting a Professional Makeup Artist if you have bad skin and you need a quick result that looks 100% natural and last all day?
It doesn't have to be just an important day such as your wedding or a job interview or a party.
You can look at your best every day even if you have bad skin day.
It is all possible and natural looking - you don't have to worry about what the lads will say.
Makeup for men is as natural as using a deodorant.
If you suffer from severe acne/skin problem always consult a qualified specialist (dermatologist or beautician) first as camouflage makeup does not heal the underlying condition!
Skin imperfection disguise with camouflage makeup products: £20
Please note that I also do individual makeup classes for men including transitioning men/ladies/cross dressers . Read about the makeup lesson price and content under the separate makeup lesson section above.
Recommended wedding venues & wedding suppliers
Top Secret Makeup is the recommended wedding Makeup Artist of many wedding venues in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Greater Manchester, in the North West. These include:
The Alderley Edge Hotel, Capesthorne Hall, The Belle Epoque, The Plough Inn, The Ashes, Dunwood Hall, Sandhole Oak Barn just to name a few.
Here are some links to some of the most amazing and beautiful wedding venues and suppliers I recommend to you:
The Plough Inn Congleton/Eaton
A recently renovated gorgeous location in one of the most exquisite locations of Cheshire. Packages available for smaller and large wedding ceremonies.
Wedding planning & venue dressing