I have been sitting here for a while trying to express in words how I feel being picked to assist backstage with Val Garland for ISSA Spring Summer 2016 collection.
I can honestly say I am speechless - which is rare for me!
After completing the four month intense course with Val Garland School of Make-up during the summer months which during that time I got to submit briefs set by i-D magazine ( where I was shortlisted for my work), Preen, Vivienne Westwood, Matthew Williamson and NARS. At the end of the course I could put my name down to be picked to work backstage with Val Garland on the ISSA...
I was thrilled to be asked back to work backstage at London Fashion Week with the lead make-up artist Ariane Poole with Ariane Poole Cosmetics.
Two seasons running Ong Oag Pairam has worked alongside Ariane to create beautiful make-up to represent the clothes from his collection.
Ong Oag himself is an extremely passionate designer about his collection and you can see the fine details that he adds to his clothes, from the research and aspiration towards the fabric he chooses to even the colour.
This season being Spring Summer 2016 was a reference to the late 1950’s to 1960’inspired...
If you are followers of my social media platforms you will notice that I talk a lot about Middleton Lodge and fondly call it my second home!!
For me, Middleton Lodge in North Yorkshire, is a magical home where you feel like Lord and Lady every time you drive up to the front of the Georgian House. It has an amazing presence about the place and truly feels “like home”. For weddings the building has the most impressive windows which, for me as a make-up artist, creates the perfect amount of natural light.
I met Aileen for her pre-wedding make up trial a number of months before the actual...
I have been trying out a new cream blusher over the last couple of weeks on myself and my clients. I can hear you all say 'cream blusher they fade away in the skin, don’t last, feel sticky and tacky on the skin, you never get the colour you want'.
Not this product. The Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks are a revelation. This cream turned balm mix of smoothing ingredients, glowing pigments of colour and light reflecting particles are so easy to use on the cheeks and an added bonus is the sticks can be used on the lips as well.
The five glorious shades just remind you of summertime:
I have been following Charlotte Tilbury for many years in the world of make-up and was so thrilled to see her bring out her own make-up range last year at Selfridges London.
A quick dash to London to make some purchases (I prefer to buy direct so I can try the make-up on rather than order online). Although Charlotte Tilbury website is so easy to use plus the website is full of brilliant ideas and advice throughout.
Today my blog is on the Luxury Quad Eye Shadow Palette
Sumptuous, so easy to use with 8 palettes to choose from. The difficulty will be trying to decide which one you like...
Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette
One of the leading make-up artists internationally has launched her own range. The range is superb and I love all the products from the range but as it is Christmas and party time ahead ….. I have chosen the Eyeshadow Palette for the ultimate glamour.
How to use Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette
Charlotte has written an 'Easy To' guide on how to apply the quad eyeshadow palette from a daytime to a night time look.
Why I love Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette
This easy to use powder quad eyeshadow palette is amazing to use. True...
This is one of the “MUST HAVE “ and is suitable for your Wedding Day. Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition Bar of Gold. Bar of Gold is a perfect highlighter to enhance the face with a subtle hint of gold and a natural glow to your face and décolletage area.
The Skin Gilding Highlighter instantly transforms lacklustre, dull skin in just one stroke. This magical, light reflecting highlighter creates sculpted, gilded cheekbones and glowing, glossy skin perfection. Indulge in this practically perfect must have make-up look this season.
I am so excited about my trip to London working with Rimmel London at Graduate Fashion Week Earls Court 2.
Celebrating the work of more than 1,000 of the finest BA degree Fashion students from 40 Universities across the UK and overseas, this is an amazing opportunity for young designers to flourish.
Myself in theatre B and Ariane Poole International Make-up artist in theatre A will be working for Rimmel London who supply all the make-up for this event over the next couple of days. I have received all my sketches/face charts from the universities from all across the country....