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Apart from wedding planning,
the decisions about hair and make-
up are also going to add up. Should
you wear your hair up or down?
Will your make-up be natural or
ultra glamorous? Should you get
hair extensions or not? What lip
colour will be suitable on the day?
Should you get faux eyelashes? And
the list can go on and on...
Bridal make-up is very different
from everyday make-up. Unless you
have taken a make-up course and
are very seasoned at application, you
will not be able to achieve flawless
foundation, the expert contouring
of your cheeks and jawline, or get
that perfect highlight above your
cheekbones like a professional make-
up artist would.
Neither would you know all the
tips for getting your make-up to last
throughout the day therefore, having
a trial make-up session is something
that s usually recommended for most
brides (even those who do their
make-up every day).
When should you do your
Ideally, your trial should take place
at least eight weeks before your wed-
ding. There will be a fee for the trial,
so be sure to enquire about this in
If you like, you can also do your
hairstyle trial on the same day, but
be sure to have it done before you
have your make-up done. One of
the reasons for this is to prevent the
heat of hair styling tools from affect-
ing your make-up and its applica-
On your wedding day itself, most
make-up artists will apply make-
up to the bridesmaids and mother
of the bride first and save the bride s
make-up for last.
What should you wear?
• It is a good idea to wear whatever
your gown/attire colour will be---
such as: wear white, off-white or
ivory. This will give you a better idea
of how the make-up will comple-
ment your gown colour.
• Wear a buttoned-up blouse or
a very loose shirt or top, so that if
you have to change your clothing
post-application it will not ruin your
hair and make-up.
What should you walk with?
• Carry magazine photos of brides
in make-up that you like. This way,
the make-up artist will get an imme-
diate idea of whether you lean
towards a more natural look or
whether you are open to being a bit
more dramatic with your make-up.
• Walk with a picture of your dress
to show your make-up artist. This
will also give her added inspiration
to create your look.
What should you wear on
your face before the trial?
• You should go to your trial bare
faced---that is, with no make-up at
• Get your eyebrows waxed a few
days in advance of your trial.
• If you wear contact lens be sure
to put them on before, so that you
can gauge whether any eye shadows,
eye liners or mascaras will affect
Here are some tips before you
head off for your make-up trial:
• Decide if you would like a natural
or a glamorous look. If you can t
figure it out, ask your make-up artist
to start off with a soft, natural look,
build up to a more glamorous face
and then you can choose.
• Observe whether the make-up
artist s tools and equipment are sani-
tised and well organised.
• Take photos after the trial is
• If your first trial did not yield
the results you wanted, try going on
another trial with other stylists.
Remember that if you don t like
how the make-up artist has applied
your make-up or how your hair
looks, be sure to tell your stylist(s)
what areas could improve. After all,
this is the purpose of the trial!
Make the most of bridal hair, make-up trial
It was also a happy home, where
her youngest at the time, four-month-
old Jade, was delivered into the loving
arms of her father, Devon, who left the
family s home shortly after Jahem s
death. The relationship between the
couple became strained after Jahem s
Baby Jahem was his only son at that
time and the apple of his eye, she
"I could hear them playing. It was
like any other ordinary day. They were
laughing, playing skip or hop-scotch
or some game. They were so close, and
it was something that was as normal
as me baking bread. Then I heard
screaming and crying," she recalled.
Now, forever etched in Hinds mem-
ory is the day she was holding her baby
in her arms as he took his last breath.
A young driver had allegedly
ploughed into the group of unsuspect-
ing children as he attempted to maneu-
ver his way back down the hill with
his van. Baby Jahem s traumatised sib-
lings, ranging from age 11 to five, at
the time of the incident, watched help-
lessly as their baby brother struggled
for his life under the wheels of a Hilux
"Jahem would have been eight years
old this year, and I would have been
preparing for him, along with my other
children, for the new school term. His
sisters and brother misses him. We
remember him every year for his birth-
day and I try not to let them hear me
when it overcomes me, but my home
is small and this is often difficult. I
have shed too many tears to count and
just want to really, truly feel as if my
child s life is worth more than roadkill ,
like some animal knocked down and
forgotten on a roadside," she stated.
What makes Hinds case even sadder
is that the matter is at its first stage---
an inquest---and she has been advised
that she cannot seek legal representa-
tion. The torn and tormented mother
of six is seeking the advice of attorneys
in this country to tell her if this is
The matter was last heard in the
Point Fortin Second Magistrate s Court
on June 7 and adjourned to September
11, 2015. However, according to Hinds,
the new date will mark approximately
the ninth time it is being called, and
before at least five different magistrates.
over son's death
From Page B3
Jahem Devon Adams,
second row left, with his
siblings and his aunt.
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