Last week that crazy heat wave we were having struck during a major photoshoot I was working on with Belle Bridal Magazine. Working on set on the hottest day of the year was certainly challenging but getting to see the location in all its glory in the sunshine, the gorgeous lavender sunsets and the incredible work the team pulled together made it all worth it. Not to mention all the laughs, wine and cheese we had along the way!
Our set for the few days was the magnificent Chateau Challain, a perfect fairytale chateau in the south western region of France. Built in 1854 by one of the most renowned...
Environmental sustainability issues are an important topic we must ensure we never stop talking about if we want to live on this amazing planet for many more centuries ahead. Recycling is the word and REN Clean Skincare are on top of it.
They have started work on their 'Clean Planet Initiative' and strategy to become a zero-waste brand by 2021 and use 100% recyclable, reusable, compostable packaging for its products. Their ethos and approach to keeping this planet clean by making every effort to make their products recyclable is truly commendable. It's also a good piece of mind to know...
If you have read my other blogs you will know I am a massive fan of REN Clean Skincare. I love their products and the ethos of their brand, from the ingredients they use to trying to help eliminate plastic waste on this amazing planet we all live on. What's not to love about working towards clean healthy skin and a clean healthy planet.
Their latest edition to the Radiance Glow Range is the Radiance Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream. Whilst we may be in the middle of the winter months as I am writing this blog, I am here to help you prep and be ready for that sun I'm sure we're all dreaming of. This...
2019 has started and we are already now in the 3rd week of January already, I've been busy getting stuck into a new year of exciting and creative work. My latest and first piece I wanted to share with you this year is my work on some looks with award winning hairdresser Marcus King of King and I.
To create the looks for these images I wanted to keep the focus on a very natural appearance as it was all about hair that Marcus has created for this photoshoot. One of the images for example I wanted to really showcase the models natural freckles and have caught some behind the scenes showcasing me using...
Last week I was so excited to receive a parcel in the post from the amazing company REN Skincare. As soon as it arrived I eagerly opened the box to take a look at what delightful products they had sent me to use on some of my major up and coming photo shoots in my diary.
I have been using REN Skincare for many years and often have found myself highly recommending it to my clients, models and the I've worked with celebrities through out my career. What is really significant to me and a lot of the people I recommend them to is the ethos of the brand which is all about saying 'no to harsh...
Autumn Winter months are upon us again now and our skin will be changing with the seasons with the drop of temperature and heating turned up. I wanted to re-share this blog post from last year of my top tips for combating winter redness on the skin.
Do you find you have the following problems with your skin during the cold months: red, red rosy cheeks, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis or just the common cold with the bright red nose?
Do you struggle to find a foundation and concealer that will cover your redness without looking too heavy or dry on the skin?
Veil Cover Cream is truly the beauty...
I wanted to share with you some images and a short film from my latest work with designer Pepe Lowe. The clothing brand features simple yet contemporary basics which are made out of 100% silk. I used the makeup to create an elegant yet effortless look to compliment the style of clothing that Pepe Lowe designs.
To create the look I used
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Evolve Daily Renew Natural Face Cream
Bioderma Sensibio H20 Solution
Ariane Poole Ultimate Face Tint
Ariane Poole Mineral Illuminator Pen
Rodial Glamobrow Pencil
Oribe Matte Waves Texture Lotion
I always have such a varied aspect of work but I wanted to share with you my latest front cover. It's always exciting to work with a team to create a magazine cover and this time it was for Jules B which I adore. I had the pleasure of working on the autumn winter 2018 edition which is showcasing some of this seasons coolest and boldest outerwear for staying warm and cosy!
You can check out the full magazine online here for free. If you see anything you like in these images the online magazine has a really handy click through shopping feature too.
I created the looks for the front cover...
Steamcream is one of my all time favourite products I have come across in my years of experience as a makeup artist. I wanted to share with you what it is, why I love it and how I use it.
What Is Steamcream & How To Use It:
Steamcream is created using high quality natural and traceable raw ingredients which are bound by a steam-infused process to create a hydrating, easily absorbed and luxurious vegan cream. This cream is then packaged in aluminium tins, which come in a variety of limited editions styles with funky eye catching designs for individual people.
It is a daily...
Last weekend I spent my time at Lartington Hall meeting brides. During this time one of the main requests I received from the brides is that they felt make-up needs to look flawless with delicate approach to colour.
I wanted to share with you some of the images of a look I created with this approach in mind and the products I used.
In keeping with the delicate colours of the flowers, décor and the venue I wanted to keep a peachy hue with the makeup but add a black eyeliner for a hint of drama. For the eyeliner it was kept quite thick and heavy as opposed to the obvious winged cat flick eyeliner...