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...
Its this time of year to start wearing some red lipstick to support a worthy cause Red Lippy Project.
My personal choice will be either Lipstick Queen in shade Medieval or By Terry Fanatic Red number 203 which is shown on the image below….. look out for the selfies!!!!
Credits for this image to:
Image taken by GASP Photography,
Scarf by Redana Studio
Hair by Hair by James Reid .. oh and make-up by Moi!!!!
Get your favourite lipstick out from 8th June to 14th June 2014 and post your Red Lippy Project selfie on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter along with the hashtags #redlippyproject...
Lipstick Queen as a lipstick brand is superb. I love the fun aspect of the brand, clever use of words and description by designer Poppy King plus her clever use of lipstick colours in matt, gloss and sheer textures.
This season it is all about “strong lipsticks” whether it be in a bright orange, cerise pink, deep crimson reds. You may ask how can I wear such strong colours?
Welcome to Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils. The packaging is inspired by Roman Polanski’s Chinatown movie. The pencils come in an array of shades with a jumbo sized pencil sharpener. My favourite colour...
Over the last year I have been trying to decided what brand image to create for myself Jo Leversuch the founder, creator and director of Make-Up by Jo Ltd.
I get asked on many occasions could customers book me for a private one to one make-up lesson and would I send them gift vouchers to the receiver of the gift. This got my “grey cells” working and started to think about the type of gift vouchers to send out to represent my style and personality.
In my life I have come across talented people and wanted to go back to some traditional designs for my business cards and gift vouchers. ...
What a wonderful surprise I received the other day in the post ….. the brand new Aromatherapy Associates De Stress Massage and Body Oil.
As a make-up artist I am standing on my feet for long hours, lugging my large make-up kit on locations shoots, lifting, bending and usually have aching muscles by the end of the day. In my spare time I like to practice Tai Chi and Pilates and I knew this oil was going to be perfect to unwind those aching muscles.
I was eager to start trying this product and wanted to write this blog to let you know of all the benefits to the De Stress Massage and Body...