A couple of weeks' ago I had the opportunity to work with a photographer, Tracy Kidd Photography, and really wanted to try out my Liz Earle Sheer Lip Gloss.
I normally find that lip glosses can usually leave a sticky feel on the lips and even can get stuck in long hair!!!
During the studio shoot I wanted to create a “wet look” on the lips with inspiration taken from the days of 70s disco, the famous Studio 54 to disco diva Donna Summer.
In this shoot I used the Liz Earle Sheer Lip Gloss in Water Lily number 12 and I must say this is a “must have” lip gloss to purchase to wear...
About a month ago I was given a selection of products to try from Liz Earle. In the past I have tried the award winning Cleanse & Polish with the muslin cloth but hadn’t really tried anything else from the range. I was, therefore, really keen to start using my Liz Earle products.
Liz Earle co founded the range with Kim Buckland in 1995. Liz Earle is an award winning Great British brand with its Head Office located on the Isle of Wight. Liz Earle excels in excellent customer service, product research and finding the finest ingredients for the range.
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There are so many concealers on the market and we walk around the department stores and look bemused at which ones to choose…. they are either too white and chalky or too dark for the skin tone which leave the skin feeling clogged up with the make-up.
I came across a concealer by Ariane Poole whom I met many years' ago and had the good fortune that our paths crossed…. she offered to re-train me back into the industry after I left the fashion industry and has been my mentor.
You may ask who is Ariane Poole?…. Ariane is an international celebrity make-up artist who has worked with some...
I have been trying out a new cream blusher over the last couple of weeks on myself and my clients. I can hear you all say 'cream blusher they fade away in the skin, don’t last, feel sticky and tacky on the skin, you never get the colour you want'.
Not this product. The Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks are a revelation. This cream turned balm mix of smoothing ingredients, glowing pigments of colour and light reflecting particles are so easy to use on the cheeks and an added bonus is the sticks can be used on the lips as well.
The five glorious shades just remind you of summertime:
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 get asked all the time how do I keep my make-up on? what primer should I use?
In my make-up kit I do have a varied range of primers for different skin types but recently I came across a wonderful new cosmetic range from California in United States of America. Hourglass are renowned for their superb product range with exceptional staying power and when searching through all their amazing products I discovered Hourglass Veil Mineral Powder SPF 15 Primer.
This primer is pure luxury which makes the skin feel divine. The reason I am writing about Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is the main key factor...
In my make-up kit I always carry a make-up camouflage range called Dermacolor Camouflage by Kryolan.
As a make-up artist you meet so many people with different skin types and concerns with their skins from scars, pimples, rosacea, acne, dark pigmentation and tattoos. In some situations my clients require these concerns or even tattoos to be covered up for a special occasion.
Over the years I have helped my clients with unfortunate black eyes from a severe accident, operation scars from surgery, pigmentation marks, rosacea and tattoo coverage.
This is where...
I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by a new bridal make-up brand who have initially launched 5 lipstick shades in their collection.
Love, Honour and Be True was launched in early 2014 by two sisters Helen and Kitty.
Each year I can meet up to over 60 brides who are getting married in all different venues/locations/inspirational weddings and lipsticks are one of the critical choices for brides. A bride should always purchase a good lipstick for their 'big day' so they can re-touch their lips throughout the wedding day and keep their lips looking luscious. In my experience I usually...
Quoted by the famous Irish novalist James Joyce from Ullysses
“ I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses”
Spring is leaving us and early summer time is nearly upon us which can only mean the sweet scent of roses which I adore. Rose has an age old history with the Greeks mythology with the love goddess of Venus. The Romans crowning their martial partners with rose wreathes and showering rose petals at the feet of heros.
Every time I apply Jurlique Rose Hand Cream it sends my memory back to rose gardens of the damask roses. Jurlique farm their own ingredients in Australia. Rose...
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...