Vicki Lord was the hair expert on QVC again last month, and she opted for a daring shade of purple to match her iconic, bold copper bob… Vicki chose matching make-up and came to visit me at Pinkies a day before the filming to ensure her nails looked amazing on camera when she was holding the compact T3 hairdryer. The purple is super sexy, and bold, and stands out beautifully against the white product.
Vicki had a nail injury, so having the bright colour on all other nails took the attention away from the bandage a little.
I wonder what colour nails Vicki will opt for on her next appearance?
I am all for matching lips and nails… sometimes this can look over the top though…
Contrasting is a great way to do lips and nails in the same colour:
- You can do a lighter shade on the nails, and add one accent nail, perhaps with glitter too.
- You can go matt on the nails and glossy on the lips, but with the same colour.
- If you are going for a really dark nail colour, then it is best to come down a shade or two for the lips, to avoid looking too gothic, or making the lips look too skinny.
- You can choose super shiny or glitter nails, with a matt lipstick in the same colour.
- Some colours just looked right paired with nails and lips, and this is a bright red, or a neutral/nude colour.
When wearing flowers in the hair, it is important to tie in the colours without looking like you are being too much of a match, as this can look a little tacky.
But if the flowers are autumnal then autumn shades for shadows and lips can work, or if the colours are vibrant, then contrasting shades of the same colour can work, such as bright pink flowers with light pink lipstick.
It is also vital to pick out the right colours… adding green shadows just because the stems of the flowers are green is not really ideal… and with the shoot I did below on model Megan, although the white flower is the statement hair accessory, these tones would wash out Megan’s complexion… so, I picked up on the berry colours with a modern pink lipstick with sheen, an English rose complexion, and the deeper eyeshadow to pick up on the subtle purples, reds and pinks of the smaller flowers.
Photographer: Lorraine Lucas Hair: V-Team
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.
I was the additional make-up artist for a TV commercial shoot early this week, working on the nine supporting artists at the stunning location of Clivedon House, and supporting Annette Field, Stevie Smith, and Vicki Lord, who was working with one of her V-Team members, the talented Damian Hill.
The brief was for the four main models to stand out, and so the supporting artists had a very natural, English rose look.
I am looking for to seeing the final fashion TV commercial and all the work coming together.
TV Commercial Supporting Artist
TV Commercial Supporting Artist
Yasmin is a fashion blogger and presenter for a Sky show… She has amazing skin, but as you can see from the before and after below, the transformation is great… I evened out her complexion with Airbase Airbrushing Foundation… which I had to mix to suit her olive-light brown skin tone. I then opened her eyes – which are a lovely shape – with darker liner and shadows close to the entire lid, and used silvers and lighter shades over the lid, with the lightest colour on the inside of the eye – this is done to bring out the sparkle in the eyes too.
I love this orange lip colour on Yasmin, and I used a complementing cheek shade to create a look of a higher cheekbone. Scroll done and you can see Yasmin presenting one of her shows… I hope to be working with her again.
Vicki Lord Hairstylist
Samantha Jones Photography
Here is coverage of the #Esimbi event on Vox News, where you can see some of the make-up looks…