Feeling inspired this week by a quote I wanted to share with you all by Edgar Allan Poe, from his poem 'A Dream Within A Dream':
"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"
I felt this was a fitting thought to ponder on whilst I show you these pensive shots of some dreamy make-up. These shots were taken in Staithes, North Yorkshire and the make-up I have created was influenced by a 1960's vibe. I used one of my all time favourite products in my kit which is the Ariane Poole Ultimate Face Tint to really add to the model's already gorgeous complexion to give it a glowing flawless...
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...
It's Christmas Eve and 2018 is soon coming to a close so I wanted to share with you a set of gorgeous images from one of my last bits of work this year.
However first I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how grateful I am for the work I have had the opportunity to be part of in the last 12 months. To have graced the pages of beautiful magazines such as Jules B, Belle Bridal, La Di Da and Unveiled. To have participated in workshops talks, demos in the UK sharing and doing work to support the wonderful charity the Teenage Cancer Trust. I have been so lucky to travel working fashion shows...
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...