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...
It's December and we're all thinking about christmas and all things winter. I thought my work for this shoot with Rock N Rose was perfect to share with you especially for this time of year. These beautiful and festive star earrings are truly amazing, I may even have to get these earrings as a christmas gift to myself!
Always such a great company to work with to create very soft and feminine yet powerful images that let their stunning jewellery shine. If you fancy a pair for yourself you can find them here: Adriel Star Hoop Earrings.
To create the look I used:
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Here are some images from a shoot I worked at the Newcastle Intu Metrocentre for with Dutch designer clothing company G-Star Raw last weekend. The brand is well know for specialising in iconic denim pieces. For this shoot celebrating the opening of their new store at the Intu Metrocentre the models wore jumpsuits of a classic industrial work uniform style reinterpreted in a creative contemporary way. Therefore I opted to go for a light natural makeup on the models, keeping them looking soft and fresh faced whilst allowing the spotlight to remain on the clothes.
Full Credit to the team
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...
I get asked all the time what concealers I use and in particular for when you reach a “certain age”. You may find the eyes could be slightly puffy and with laughter lines and you want a concealer that works well with that. There are so many concealers on the market that can just make the area look worse, so I do hear so many women saying “why bother”.
To those having issues, or those just looking to try something new, try the 'Charlotte Tilbury Magic Away Concealer'.
There are 16 shades to choose from so if you struggle to decide online to purchase the right shade pop into one of her counters...
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...