#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.


What #eyebrows suit my #faceshape?

Another question my clients ask all the time is what eyebrows suit my face shape?


  • An oval face suits a low soft arch.
  • A round face can carry a higher arch to counteract some of the roundness.
  • A long face suits straight brows that sit lower and thicker to give the illusion of a shorter face.
  • A square face suits an angled or ticked arch with the point centre of the overall eye shape.
  • A heart shape face looks good with a more defined arch than a soft arch.
  • A diamond shape face looks fab with a strong angled tick.


Why are #eyebrows important?

So many people ask this question, so here are some brow things to consider…


  1. Following trends is okay, but it is best to choose a brow shape and colour that suits your style and facial features.
  2. If you are wearing heavy make-up and leave out the brows then the make-up looks unfinished.
  3. If you go for really dark eyebrows they have to be perfectly groomed/plucked/shaped and filled in.
  4. If you have unshaped or messy eyebrows filling them in with a pencil, shadow or paint can actually result in a messier look.
  5. Choosing and using the right products for your brows will make a lot of difference to the final look, so an angled brush, and paint or pencil with staying power, a clean brush and even cotton buds for corrections.
  6. Consider adding a lighter shadow around the brows to further define them.
  7. Remember to keep your hands away from your brows once they are shaped and filled in, to avoid smudging.
  8. You may need to use a stencil to get the right shape for your face?
  9. You may have to visit a beauty therapist to wax or thread your brows so you can maintain the perfect pair for you.
  10. Be patient as if you have plucked your brows to within an inch of their lives so to speak, then you will have to give them time to grow back, or tattooing brows is an option nowadays too.



#Looking after your lips in the cold weather

Make sure you care for your lips this winter, so you can still pout, rock gorgeous lipstick and kiss your fav fellow ;o) Here are three tips for lip care during cold days.

  1. Exfoliate dry skin on your lips with a really soft toothbrush – buy a kid’s one. Don’t bite the skin on your lips or pull at it.Funky Make-up
  2. Wear lip balm instead of gloss, lots of moisturising balms can add a subtle sheen, so you still look pretty and made-up without the gloss adding to sore or dry lips.
  3. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and eat plenty of nourishing foods and steer clear of refined sugars.

#Flawless make-up cannot be naked…

When it comes to having flawless foundation, in order for it to not look flat or caked, it is very important that it is blended down the neck and over the jawline… this is why airbrushing foundations are effective, because the airbrush application ensures an even coverage that starts as light and can build up to the desired finish. If you apply foundation and stop there and leaving it ‘naked’, adding no bronze, contouring or blusher, then the finished look can be unnatural, caked or flat.

Foundation is brilliant in that it covers blemishes and evens out skin tone, but it also covers natural colours and can disguise bone structure. It provides a canvas for the makeup to be applied, which means shine, contouring, bronze and blusher.


beforeandafter Kelli Waldock

#Lashes or no lashes? for #bridal make-up choice??

Lashes or no lashes? That is an important question… one, perhaps you thought you’d never ask??? But as a bride choosing her make-up for her big day, ask yourself now!

Kelli Waldock (1)

Left eye has a strip lash on and the right eye doesn’t this shows the effect a strip lash has on an eye.