Award-winning make up advice and bridal contouring demo by Cathryn Kerwin-Rawlinson with Paul Kyte Photography

How do you feel about doing your own make up on your wedding day? I know for many of you it will be an absolute godsend to have a pro make up artist working alongside your hairdresser in the morning – but not just for your shaky hands and nervous excitement!

I have two photo-films to share with you today: first, Cathryn from  explains some of the benefits of hiring a professional make up artist. As well as having the very best products in their kit (probably saving you a fortune on make up), a pro will know from experience how timings on your day will go: she (or he) will make sure you’ll make it to the church on time, looking beautiful and with all your gorgeous girls at your side.

Contouring is the biggest beauty trend since brows were invented, and Cathryn has a fabulous tutorial on bridal contouring which you can watch right here on the English Wedding Blog. Do take a few minutes to watch this clip – you’ll see how subtle contouring makes for the loveliest bridal look as Cathryn talks you through, step by step.

Find out more about Made up by Cathryn here:

These photo-films were made by Paul Kyte Wedding Photography for the blog. Paul is a Cheshire photographer whose style I love – see Paul’s previous English Wedding blog features

If you’re looking for a wedding photographer who offers that little bit more, you really should check out Paul’s websites here:

We’d love to hear any questions or suggestions you might have for future films, tutorials and features for the blog. They don’t have to be about make-up: anything wedding-related you’d like to ask… email Claire: if there’s something you’d like us to cover in a blog post like this!

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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