Wow, where do you begin choosing a foundation ?
There are so many to choose from on the market from light, medium, matt, sheer, satin coverage but one of the foundations I always go back to, particulary for photoshoots for magazine, editorial, beauty shots is the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. Everytime I see Holly Hagan we talked endlessly about how fabulous the Illamasqua Skin Base foundation is….here's some of my latest work with Holly.
My main reasons are:
Extensive range of colours to suit all skin types
Easy to apply with either fingertips or with a foundation brush to give...
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
I get requests all the time from brides who love the “smoky eye look” and clients who are having private make-up lessons often remark how they love the smoky eyes but struggle with what products to use.
Last year I came across the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour for my own make-up bag , my favourite colour being Plum.
These sticks are one of the easiest products to create smouldering smoky eyes and they are available in numerous different colours. The Caviar sticks are ultra creamy, long lasting, transfer and crease resistant, perfect for long lasting effect. They can be purchased...
Want to treat your Mum to something different for Mother's Day this year?
Give her an extra special treat and buy her a 2 hour one to one make-up lesson to spoil her
The lessons I hold are friendly, informal and interactive with plenty of hints and tips to take away with you. During the make-up lesson I will discuss your existing regimes and look at new ideas on the application of your make-up from perfect day time to night time looks. I will also look and de-clutter your own make-up bag and discuss different type of brands on the market.
As a special offer for Mother's Day, you can purchase...
It isn’t often I blog about myself but I wanted to share with you some stunning images taken by Jade of GASP Photography for the first issue of La Di Da Magazine.
My bathroom is full of wonderful skincare and make-up that I use on a daily basis. To give you some great ideas and amazing products to use on yourself please see the list below:
Lucas Paw Paw Ointment
Full Credits to:
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...
The postman knocked on the door one morning with a small white parcel, what could this be? What a surprise in the post the chance to try some cult products by EVE LOM. I was delighted to receive the following products:
EVE LOM Cleanser
EVE LOM Rescue Mask
EVE LOM Eye Lift
EVE LOM Cleanser
I have for over 8 years used the EVE LOM Cleanser which has multi awards and mentioned by Vogue magazine as“probably the best cleanser in the world”.
EVE LOM Cleanser feels like pure luxury as soon as you start to use it. The texture of the cleanser is soft and smooth on the skin which...
I am delighted to be able share with you some of the images on the Rock My Wedding blog showcasing the 'Reign Collection' by Katy Howesion of What Katy Did Next. We had a great day on this photo shoot and so pleased with the how the make up looked for the photos.
Read the whole blog here
What Katy Did Next's Reign Collection from Katy on Vimeo.
Photographer Sally Thurrell Photography
Designer What Katy Did Next
Make Up Artist Make-up by Jo
Hair Kara Scott Hair Stylist
Video by Jade Turnbull
Models Katherine Lees and Mumbi Masisi
There are many things I love in life .... too many to name!! But I must talk about make-up and saving the bees.
When I saw this latest palette launched by Chantecaille for Spring 2014 - Save the Bees Collection, I thought I must write about it.
Every season Chantecaille bring out a palette where 5% of the proceeds go to the designated charity. Last month I wrote about the Wild Horses.
It may be wet, cold and grey outside but this latest palette of Spring colours of warm coral, pink and soft nectar brings some sunshine to the face.
The palette comes in 4 refillable sections: