BLUSH Magazine is published…

Finally, I am able to share that I am the new beauty expert for BLUSH Magazine – it is a free high-end publication that supports and raises awareness for cancer charities: Look Good Feel Better.

You can look at the full magazine here:

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Bridal Beauty Inspiration…

Here is some inspiration for a bridal beauty look on a recent bride Sam. Check out these photos by Tony Gameiro… love this romantic look.

Feature photo of Sam

Audrey Hepburn Bride in Beauty Q & A for @CWM_YKW Magazine

I  am featured as a beauty expert in March to April issue of Your Kent wedding.

Twitter: @CWM_YKW

And this is one of my fav looks for a bride, because it is ultra elegant and ideal for a classic or even romantic wedding.

It is all about the dark eyelids, with defined brows and matte nude lips… such a sixties vibe to this and I would definitely finish it off with She’s a Beauty nails, worn by Maggie Q and applied at Pinkies Salon in Whitstable.

Audrey Hepburn makeup in Your Kent Wedding by Kelli Waldock

Ryan Cox Photography.

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Audrey Hepburn Bride

#DryJanuary and #beauty #news in 2019

New Year’s Resolutions – have you started yours yet?

After the manic Christmas rush I have actually managed to throw myself back into some level of fitness routine too – because when you are a busy working mother it is a challenge to grab a few minutes, let alone a head to a gym class.

Loads are people are doing Dry January – good on them – but I like a glass of wine here and there to wind down… so not sure if I’ll personally make it through January without a cheeky glass with a meal or at the end of a long week.

I was inspired in 2018 by many of my clients, including my stunning red-headed bride, and by this sparkly New Year’s make-up… little reminders that it is important to look your best so you feel your best and to add a little sparkle or colour all year round, bot just for festive parties or weddings.

Dear Commercial and TV and Corporate clients

Please check out some of my work, including my press page, and my portfolios.  I am available to do makeup and simple hairstyles for TV commercials, corporate video and other projects such as shoots.

Message for Brides

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Remember to check out my bridal services… I love working with brides on their makeup. A few brides have asked if I am yet offering my hair services… at the moment I am concentrating on the make-up, nails and beauty for bridal… but I’ll keep you posted when that changes.

NEWS

I have some really exciting projects in the pipeline this year – so please stay in contact.

Happy New Year… are we connected on Instagram yet?

Trying something new! I’ve just discovered these Hydrolats from @BaseFormula

As a makeup artist you tend to have your tried and tested, reliable products that are perfect for any shoot or bridal booking…

I also love trying the new ranges available on the market and updating my bag of beauty tricks with new inspirational beauty products.

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I’ve just tried out these Hydrolats from Base Formula in Rose Otto and Orange Flower.

I love the fact that they are in a pump-action spray and totally plant and flower-based.

The Orange Flower one smells amazing and when I sprayed it onto my skin it felt like a refreshing and revitalising mist.

The neroli fragrance is quite calming but uplifting too, especially on aching flip-flopped feet coming into Summer.

It’s in my bag and ready for my next early morning!

The Rose Otto Hydrolat feels quite moisturising and light.

The rose fragrance is comforting and although it is distinctive, it is not at all overpowering. I like to use this one in the evening, either a quick spritz on my skin, or as a refreshing body mist after my shower or as a room spray.

I love the fact that these aromatherapy sprays are natural and can be used with other natural products and creams.

I don’t know about you, but I do love a bit of every day luxury and these sprays feel like a mini-holiday after a few hours on set.

I will certainly be recommending these for brides to pack in their honeymoon case too.

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Here is a link to the range of Hydrolats https://www.baseformula.com/hydrolats from Base Formula if you’d like to know more about them. I’m looking forward to trying out the lavender and chamomile ones too!

Brides-to-be visit my bridal make-up packages.

 

 

 

#Burlesque #Inspiration on set with @theDebraLamb

I love this inspiration from the Debra Lamb interview shoot I was recently on. Debra shared so many insights about her experiences in the acting business. If you haven’t already, check out the pics and listen to the interview here: INTERVIEW with Debra Lamb.

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I especially like this hair and make-up look for Debra. It’s strong and feminine and really suits the modern Baroque inspired bodice and black and white fishtail gown she is wearing by Belinda – (known for her designs for Vivienne Westwood) on this shoot.

For Debra’s make-up;

Debar Lamb wearing Belinda Burlesque

  • I started with a flawless airbrushing foundation and lightly worked in some bronzer along her cheekbones to add some drama and definition that is perfect for this look.
  • I balanced Debra’s iconic berry lip colour with smoky eyes in a warm brown on her eyelids and worked a darker shade into the sockets.
  • I used a dark liner and black mascara along the lower and upper lashes, which give a smouldering effect. I actually like this warm brownish amber tone for darker eyes but it works really well on green and blue eyes too.
  • Debra’s hair is long so I have created tousled, dropped out curls using tongs – dry shampoo and spray is a must to get this really natural, sultry wave. The trick here, is not to brush the hair but to work with its natural movement. I clipped the sides back for one of the looks, which really highlights Debra’s cheekbones and draws attention to her dark eyes.

Have you tried this look on your clients? I’d love to see the results!

Brides-to-be visit my bridal make-up packages.