#IamChiChi Advert SS2017

Here is the advert I worked on, and some stills from the shoot with the Supporting Artists’ make-up…. the key was to bring out the beauty, without upstaging the four main models. Being an additional make-up artist onset means being very busy and working long hours, but it is worth it when you get to see the final efforts of all the team come together.

Best hair for #kids on a windy day out…

This is a simply and lovely style for flower girls at a wedding, and you can always add a flower or ribbons to suit the theme… but these braids are also perfect for a day out if you need to keep your daughter’s hair tidy. Braids are also fab for swimming and summer holidays. The summer trends are a little messy, and you can achieve this by doing an off centre or uneven parting, and then pulling small sections of the braids out.

braids for kids

Barely there #make-up

SA CommercialA few people have asked how I bring the beauty out of women that want a natural look. The first thing to remember is that some times it takes more effort to look as though you are barely wearing any make-up, and the key is to get the base just right.

A primer is key for flawless, long lasting foundation… Airbase Airbrushing foundation is great for a gradual build-up of coverage, as is Bare Minerals… by building the product up slowly, you will avoid a caked look.

Keeping eye make-up to a minimal helps the overall look appear nude, so no lashes and brown mascara as opposed to black, and natural shadows rather than colour. A sheer gloss or even lip balm will ensure the look is ultra feminine and natural. A little dewy sheen and light blush to the apples of the cheeks creates a nice flush.

Inner #confidence with a flick of a brush

Inner confidenceMake-up is pretty magical… because not only do I see my clients visually look their best, by enhancing their features or adding contouring or colour… but I see the shine and sparkle of confidence in their eyes after make-up has been applied… check out my before and after gallery for an example of this beaming confidence on my portfolios page. You can see this confidence in two clients photographed too…

So why does make-up make us feel so great?

  1. The physical application can be very calming and give us some well needed attention.
  2. The bronze and blushers make us look like a picture of health, so we feel healthier.
  3. Bringing out natural features with beauty products always reminds us that we have a special feature perhaps that someone has complimented in the past.