A day in the life of Jo. No two days are ever the same with my business and recently I was working with photographer Chris Davis whom I have worked with a lot on some major exciting projects. He asked me to work with him to help create this amazing look for the new Jim Steinman"s Bat out of Hell The Musical, which is showcasing February 2017 onwards.
Make-up kit packed and off I headed to the Holborn Studio London and I had goosebumps when I heard the roar of a Harley Davidson motorbike arriving into the studio. The whole focus on the day was to create the make-up with a "modern feel...
This is another sneak peek behind the scene image taken on my iphone yesterday whilst working on a two day shoot with Hair: Mastered with the hair extraordinaire SAM MCKNIGHT. What an true honour to be part of the team and to be able to create make-up for the shoot.
Make-up used to create the look:
Skinbase: Ariane Poole Cosmetics ultimate face tint
Highlighter: Kiko Milano
Eyes: Too Faced Cosmetics and CHANEL
Blusher: Charlotte Tilbury
Lips: Lipstick Queen
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I am not sure if you have been watching on Wednesday at 9pm Channel 4 a fly on the wall documentary of the iconic Liberty of London . #libertyoflondon
Since 2008 the famous Ed Burstell has taken over as Managing Director of Liberty and I am always excited to see how he pushes Liberty into this century but keeping what Liberty is famous for...”individuality “.
As a huge fan of the Liberty and every given chance I am in London I will go and visit. I always start in the Jewellery Department and slowly work my way around each department to take in the whole magical experience from looking...
In my previous weekly blogs I have talked about my one to one make-up lessons that I offer to clients.
I really wanted to share with you my experience with a client whom I met for a one to one make-up lesson recently.
When I met this lovely lady she was so nervous and shy as she explained she didn’t bring her make-up bag with her as she didn’t own one and had never worn make-up ever…. my client is 58!
So my first question was why now? What has changed? How do you want the make-up to look and feel?
She replied “it is my daughter's wedding this year and also I feel that now at...
I am lucky as my job is so varied and I always get excited when I am involved in photo shoots. These are superb chances to get creative plus get the chance to also work alongside some amazing talented people.
Karen Bell Editor of Belle Bridal Magazine contacted me many months' ago to arrange a shoot on a cold rainy day at GASP Photography Studio in Darlington. The inspiration was all about large and I mean large summer flowers by Wild and Wonderful for the latest magazine.
In the Belle Bridal Spring Summer 2014 magazine there is a 10 page coverage of my work. If you haven’t managed to get your...
During the month of January I spent two days on location at a photo shoot with a team of photographers and videographer from CCAD ( Cleveland Art and Design) at Hartlepool.
I was prepped beforehand regarding the looks that CCAD were trying to achieve for the Degree Guide. During the course of the two days we were in and around the campus at Hartlepool, on the beach and the famous HMS Trincomalee ship to find the right location for each image to suit the clothing. All the clothing was designed by previous students from CCAD.
All our images can be seen in the Degree Guide and my work is shown...
Once a month I meet up with the famous Holly Hagan from the hit MTV Geordie Shore series, which is airing Series 7 very soon. The photoshoot is to showcase Holly's latest collection with The Fashion Bible.
This particular day we were shooting on location with photographer Jade Turnbull at the Ebony Champagne and Cocktail Bar in Durham.
I have chosen some behind the scene images so you can see me applying all Illamasqua make-up on Holly before the shoot begins. Listed below are the products used on the day.
Illamasqua Satin Primer
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation to highlight...
What an amazing opportunity I had in February the chance to work as part of a make-up team headed up by Amanda Bell at London Fashion Week for Fashion Designer Emaliomada.
The brief for the make-up was neutral skin foundation, brows to be defined with a straight masculine feel and lashings of reds, oranges and golds for the eyes with a final touch of nude lips.
The location One Mayfair London.
The images I have selected are behind the scene with me working with my gorgeous model
Full Credits to:
All the images were taken by duo team by Carro Wynyard
Fashion designer Emaliomada
What does a make-up artist do on her birthday? I get to work on an exciting studio shoot with some fabulous creatives.
Every couple of months I meet up with the two owners of Rock N Rose and photographer Richy Leeson who are all young, enthuastic and full of ideas. Rock N Rose is a huge success online with their own website and featuring on ASOS plus celebrities from Pixie Lott wearing their pieces.
The theme for this collection with disco/1970’s/boho inspired with a modern twist.
Full Credits to:
Photographer Richy Leeson
Headpieces and jewellery...
Working with Keith Moss Photography is a fantastic opportunity to really showcase my skills as a make-up artist due to Keith not using any form of photoshoot/editing/correction of the images during the post production of his work.
I wanted to share with you some images of my work in black and white which were taken in his studio and outside location.
Photographer: Keith Moss Photography
Model: Sarah Simpson
Burlesque Model Frankii Wilde
Hair: James Reid of Hair...