Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Monday, 12 November 2012

Qetty Bang Bang vintage shoot

On one of the last days of Autumn, I drove out to the West of England to do hair and make-up for an amazing vintage boutique shoot. The boutique is called Qetty Bang Bang - and I wish I could own every single piece we shot. The shoot mainly featured elegant, tailored dresses and accessories which suited the location perfectly; a grand country house with pretty, landscaped gardens.

I did 3 hair styles on the day, starting with finger waves, then onto a loose, mid-height bun with a centre parting. Finally, a deconstructed quiff and bun for the more gothic style dresses.

I created 2 make-up looks, firstly a red lip and Nars blue tone eyeshadows with subtle black flicks. I then developed the look into a grey smokey eye with enhanced flicks and a dark plum lip.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Reveal Magazine Awards

A couple of weeks ago, I was on the make-up team for the Reveal click2Buy Awards. The look was vintage-inspired 50's, with eyeliner flicks, long lashes and red lips. Check out the finished look on the models http://www.reveal.co.uk/miss-mode-fashion-beauty/news/a434131/reveals-click-to-buy-awards-behind-the-scenes.html

Monday, 1 October 2012

My Autumn brides heart Minerals

Over the summer, I've been introducing my brides to one of my favourite make-up brands, Bella Pierre. It's a brand I like to use when doing bridal make-up, and I'm always picking up new items for my kit. I'm going to be using Bella Pierre on my Autumn brides, who have loved the results of their make-up trials. Here's a list of the reasons I swear by it:

1. It's a perfect solution for sensitive skin, with natural ingredients
2. It's so light, people always tell me how it 'feels like I'm not even wearing make-up'
3. The foundations give a perfect, sheer coverage, while still looking natural on the skin
4. I often customise eyeshadow, blusher, lip, and even nail colours by mixing together the huge range of natural colour pigments - so my brides can have their own unique colour palette for their special day
5. The range of products also includes skincare. I love to use the cleanser and moisturiser - perfect prep for the foundations.

Vibrant make-up for Diva Dogs Day

Yesterday I drove out of London and into the Essex countryside to work at Diva Dogs Day, which will soon be featured on Channel 5. The make-up team prepared 4 models, using bright fuchsia tones teamed with high, tight pony tails and 50's inspired quiffs. Each model was given an adorable and immaculately dressed pup to present on the 'fashion dog-walk'. 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Urban fashion shoot: Phannatiq

I recently worked on a look book for the uber cool, urban fashion label Phannatiq.
The dramatic shots really show off the incredible natural fabrics used by the designer Anna Skodbo. 
For make-up that complimented the clothes, I used a combination of metallic eye-shadows in grey, navy, black and silver shades, dark contouring, and a nude, matt lip. 

Beautiful cream blush from Liz Earle

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be part of Dani Guinsberg's make-up team for the Hemyca A/W show at London Fashion Week. The show was sponsored by Liz Earle and I have fallen in love with so many of her products. In particular, I adore the cream blushers, which come in compact little cases with handy interior mirrors. The colours are beautiful, buildable, and there's something to compliment every skin tone. I've also been using the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Skin Repair Moisturiser which are so gentle and full of natural ingredients.