Hello, my name is Birute, and my absolute passion is creating soft, elegant, naturally glamorous bridal makeup looks, designed to ensure you feel beautiful all day. Your makeup is an essential and integral part of your bridal style. This first blog post is an exciting opportunity for me to welcome you into my fascinating world, where creating beautiful luxurious bridal looks is an exciting and rewarding part of my everyday life.
A luxurious experience
No matter how problematic, sensitive and regardless of your age, we work to get the best from your skin. The most important part to decide whether you prefer natural makeup, love a bright statement lipstick or adore something more dramatic. I will make you look and feel like the absolute best version of you!
With over three years’ experience in both the fashion and bridal industry, I have had the pleasure of travelling the world, creating looks for brides across Europe and beyond, for editorial shoots and even training new makeup artists across the bridal industry. There is not a skin tone, skin type or texture that I have not worked with.
So, whether you are a lover of the iconic classical bridal look, an edgy modern bride, a boho natural bride, a glam bride, the limits do not exist. Your wedding trial is going to be very exciting, and I truly look forward to meeting you and working with you.
I am privileged to work alongside some of the very best bridal hairstylists, so feel free to ask for my recommendations.
My humble beginnings
As a little girl, I was always interested in skincare and makeup. Ironically, however, I ended up in the finance sector instead. I enjoyed my job, but my creative passions became too loud to ignore. After having my son Archie (who is now six), I had the perfect opportunity to embark on a new adventure. Finally, the rebellious teenager who had allowed the finance world to tame her, realised her passion.
Kristina and the inspiration
Everything changed the day I read an article in a bridal magazine about the award-winning makeup artist Kristina Gasperas. There was something so inspiring seeing a woman from the same country as I, become such an iconic leader in the luxury bridal beauty market. I knew straight away I had to learn from her and train to be the best MUA I could be.
I connected with Kristina on a personal level because I am Lithuanian as well. So, we have a similar work ethic alongside our passionate nature, our history and heritage. So, the training began, hours and hours of inspirational tutoring and I cannot put into words how happy I was.
Practice makes perfect
I cannot begin to tell you the hours I devoted to perfecting my skills. The course with Kristina encouraged this extraordinary adventure.
I remember the endless practise sessions with models and friends vividly. All the while, Archie was in his car seat, my beautiful motivation to succeed.
As time has gone on, and I have honed my skills, I now only undertake two luxury masterclasses a year with not only my iconic teacher but other MUA’s that I admire. These are as much about the tutoring as they are about the confidence boost I get from learning from them.
2019 is my year
This year I became a Winner of The Wedding Industry Awards. This is one of the most prestigious award program in the wedding industry! What I love about these awards is the winners are chosen by real clients and a panel of esteemed and experienced judges, all who specialise in the area they are judging.
One of the most beautiful parts of this process is reading the incredible testimonials. I appreciate clients taking time to write such complimentary and kind reviews. I had to read them in batches as they reduced me to joyful tears. The whole process provided me with reassurance and confirmation that I am most certainly in the right industry and doing precisely what I was meant to do.
Over the last year, I realise that I love to work with clients to create their personal vision. I have discovered that ensuring a bride radiates confidence is the key. Working with my brides must include an inspiration consultation and consideration of every bride’s individual taste. Every day I remind myself to take care of my business and work in my community and amongst suppliers. I adore to raise awareness of the extraordinary industry based around Hampshire.
2019 is my year and my hard work has paid off. I now have two incredible women in my team, I am a national winner and I really love what I do!