The weather is heating up, which is great for our happiness, but not so good for our make-up. Well to be honest central heating in the depths of winter isn’t very useful either. Over the years professionally I’ve had to tackle all these problems. Now it’s become a little personal too since I hit my forties.
It’s the season to glam-up your beauty routine. If you need help getting in to the party spirit then we’ve put together three speedy makeup looks that will get you from office to party in no time at all. In our tutorial we can show you how to achieve a modern, lasting evening look
I tried Botox in my late thirties and deciding after a few attempts it really wasn’t for me. So now I’m embracing getting older au naturel, which isn’t always easy. That's why I’m always on the look out for new cosmetics that help the ageing process and improve the appearance of my fine lines.
All women desire longer, thicker lashes. Having dramatic lashes with length and volume makes your eyes appear bigger and can transform your face instantly. If you’re like me and don’t want to use lash extensions or have the time to apply false lashes every day,
Finding the perfect foundation can often feel like an impossible task, especially on the High Street. Very often the foundations are either too thin and chalky or thick and paste-like. Frequently they're too pink, too dry or too streaky.
The classic smokey eye never goes out of fashion and suits everyone. Perfect for a party, wedding or date night. I'm using an eyeshadow palette from Mac which has lighter shaders for a dressed down smokey eye, or darker shades for a more dramatic evening eye
To all you makeup lovers out there, I have found the most beautiful lipstick. Created by beauty brand Kailijumei, this clear lipstick is infused with jelly, gold specks, and a tiny flower placed right in the centre. It will be the most fun product in your makeup bag.
I was inspired to put this blog together as I’m often asked what makeup I use on myself. With the exception of a special event, I keep my makeup minimal, natural-looking and it usually takes me less than 10 minutes to apply before heading out of the house.
I’ve always struggled to embrace my pale winter skin, not helped with my yellow skin tone which quite frankly, can make me look ill in the depths of winter. That was until I tried wearing a red lipstick. Something I’d always shied away from has now become my saviour for those days when I look washed out and tired.
Over the yearsI’ve often been asked, “What’s the easiest way to create a smokey eye?” Now it’s leading up to the party season I thought it would be a great time to show you. There are several ways to achieve a smokey eye, classic, colour, matt... today we will look at the quickest way to do it with minimum effort.
Unfortunately the skin under your eyes is a give-away for your age and your sins! It’s a question as a makeup artist I am constantly asked “what can I use to cover my dark circles?” Now I’ve hit my 40’s, it’s become a problem of mine.
The Berry Lip Trend took centre stage during the SS16 shows and has only grown in popularity for AW16 . The best thing about berry lips from the past two seasons is the range of shades which it can be worn, berry, plum and wine shades.
When your job is a makeup artist, it’s inevitable that you will be slightly obsessed with makeup brushes. Having the correct and good quality brushes will make the application of your makeup easier and flawless.
Since I hit my 30’s, I’ve been protecting my skin more and more from the sun, especially on my face. The problem with reaching for the factor 50+, is your face can be left a little dull looking, and a few shades lighter than the rest of your body.
As a makeup artist, I understand how you could feel utterly overwhelmed walking through a makeup aisle. The sheer choice alone sends me into a spin. Add the bright lights and a horde of people, well, why wouldn’t you buy the first one advised, or simply give up!
Red lipstick is timeless and an all season look. With fresh glowing skin and minimal eye makeup it’s one of the key looks for this spring/summer. So much so, that even the darker reds that you usually only see in winter, have made an appearance on the catwalks.