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Tara Sanger

Tara's been a professional makeup artist for over 14 years and has been specialising in Bridal for last 10. She's always loved anything to do with the beauty industry and is a complete makeup junky - don’t even get her started on how much makeup she owns! Tara has trained with leading makeup brands MAC Cosmetics and Bobbi Brown and is honoured to have been able to travel to some amazing places worldwide to get Brides ready for their big day. Tara has her own studio based in Bournemouth where all trails and appointments are heldbut will travel anywhere upon request for your wedding day.


Tell us about your makeup style?

My makeup style is modern, romantic soft glam - I love for makeup to enhance and really bring out my brides best features. For me there is nothing better than seeing the bride really glow from within.

How can a future Bride best prepare for her makeup trial?

The best way to prepare is get your skin ready! You can never start this too soon. ALWAY ALWAYS take your makeup off properly before bed, use a moisturiser and eye cream morninh and night and exfoliate regularly.

In other ways, save any photos of makeup styles you love, or any photos where you really love how your makeup looks, think about your flower colours and how you'll have your hair, as we want everything to work perfectly toegther.

What trends have you spotted most this wedding season?

This season is all about glowy soft makeup and I'm here for it! It's my favourite style. An even skin tone, glowing cheeks and some cluster lashes to make the eyes really stand out. Bridal makeup should always be similar to how you like to wear your every day makeup and not too much about a trend - you don't want to look back in years to come and wish you hadn't gone with 'that' trend. Soft pretty makeup will never go out of fashion.


Who's is your all time favourite celebrity wedding?

Oh, it''s a tough one, but I think for makeup style I'd have to say Michelle Keegan. She always looks so polished but super effortless too. Oooh but then I also really loved Hailey Beibers clean classic look! SO many gorgeous celeb weddings I could talk all day about it!


Tell us about one of your most memorable wedding makeup appointments?

I love to travel so doing a wedding appointment in Italy in Ravello was pretty special. The ceremony was in the beautiful gardens overlooking the Amalfi Coast and the bridal prep room views were like something off a postcard!


How far in advance should Brides be booking their wedding makeup?

I take bookings up to 18 months in advance. My advice to brides is to work out what suppliers are the most important to them and book those first. I've had some brides who book their wedding around dates that I'm free - it's the biggest compliment. I'm almost fully booked for Saturday's for Spring and Summer 2023. April - September dates always get booked up very fast and I am constantly having to say no to brides. Once you find your supplier, get them booked in!


What's your favourite thing about our boutique?

I LOVE everything about Anna's boutique! I still remember first day I walked into the new boutique and was truly blown away by the attention to detail, space and how carfuly it had been put together. I too, love the team and how much effort they truly put into making sure every bride has the best experience.


How far do you travel for weddings?

As well as makeup, travelling is a huge passion of mine so I feel honoured to have been flown internationally with lots of Anna's brides for their wedding makeup. In the UK I'm happy to travel all over but ideally like to keep it within a 2 hour drive - I'm often in Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and London for weddings.


What's your ride or die makeup product right now?

This is easy and it's actually a skin care item. The La Roche Posy Hyula B5 serum is my must have, it makes your skin so plump, hydrated and soft you honestly feel like you don't need much makeup at all. That aside the Charlotte Tilbury Eye Cheat Pencil is a must have, as is the By Terry Brightening CC serum.



Concept, Photography & Shoot Direction - Charlotte Wise Photography & Charlotte Bryer Ash Photography / Dresses Romance, Penny & Cora by Suzanne Neville from Anna Bridal / Make Up - Tara Sanger / Hair - Samantha Stevenson / Accessories - Botias Accessories & Vivi Embellish / Location - Pywell Park & Anna Bridal.