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The first issue of BLUSH magazine is out – it is a relaunch and rebrand of a title that supports cancer care charities… this first issue is in support of Look Good feel Better and CoppaFeel! – and I am currently taking questions all things beauty related for the ASK KELLI column of the magazine…

Do you have a question about your make-up? Or hair? Skin care routine? The latest products? Best lippy? Or want a quick-how to on a look?

Please email me via the contact page or comment under this blog post.

You never know your question may be included in the next issue of Blush.

Thanks, Kelli x

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Valentine’s Look

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Achieve this look for Valentine’s Day:

This is a lovely look for Valentine brides, but you can adapt this sexy look, by simply adding just one simple flower in the hair… remember to have an un-done hair look and leave strands out to frame the face.

Here is a simple step-by-step for the make-up:

Step 1:

Ensure the face is clean and moisturised with a non-greasy light product… if the product is greasy then the make-up will not stay on.

Step 2:

Apply a primer to the skin and allow it to soak into the skin… be patient as this may take a couple of minutes.

Step 3:

Apply the correct blend of Airbase Airbrushing foundation with a medium to full coverage. I do love this foundation product, but i also love Bare Minerals – as you can build up to the right coverage too.

Step 4:

Prime the eyes separately – I like P.Louise primer… It is thick, but not heavy. And then apply natural matte shadow, before adding black liner to the inside lower lid and beneath the upper lid.

Step 5:

Apply a layer of mascara, before applying the strip lashes close to the root of the natural lashes. Remember to add a couple of coats to the lower lashes… they will look lost otherwise. When applying lashes, ensure you push them down fully over the natural lashes closing in the gap and avoiding showing skin, you can correct with liner after application if needed, but prevention is better than cure.

Step 6:

After lashes are dry, apply the black liner – either liquid or kohl (I like Benefit, Mac and Bobbi Brown), across the upper lid, do not go to the inside corner.

Step 7:

Apply a pink-rose shade of blusher to suit your skin tone. Ensure application goes from the apple of the cheeks up the cheekbones and lightly over the areas that would naturally be touched by sunlight. Try not to go across the cheekbone.

Step 8:

Define eyebrows but not with an outline… use an eyebrow mascara to get some definition of singular hairs as opposed to blocking the brow shape with a gel or shadow.

Step 9:

Use a deep pink-red lip liner to outline the shape of your lips and then fill in with a low sheen gloss, but avoid using a matte lipstick to finish the look. Glossy is very kissable for Valentine’s Day.

Creatives:

Photographer:http://www.dreamphotography2012.co.uk 

Make-up: http://www.kelliwaldock.co.uk

Hair: http://www.one4hairdressing.com

Dresses: https://www.yourdressforless.co.uk

 

 

Christmas Beauty Traditions and Trends 2018

Christmas is a busy time for beauty therapists, makeup artists and hairstylists… And I for one, absolutely love it!

These are traditional looks that always get attention:

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  • Glitter on the lips or eyes – go with twinkling silver or sparkly gold as opposed to greens, purples or reds as these colours can look a little halloween like.
  • Metallic shadows look festive.
  • Shimmer on the cheekbone is a winner.
  • Bride red lips are a fav too – a bright ruby red that Santa would approve of… but deep berry reds look great too.

These are some trends that you may want to try this coming Christmas fora  party or family celebration:

  • Two-tone lipstick is a great party look. Choose colours that pop and mix well together, such as burnt orange and shimmering gold or bright pink with mauve.
  • Feather lashes are fab – but keep the rest of the look plain and simple so it doesn’t have a fancy dress vibe.
  • Nude lips and dewy skin is a trend for 2018 with doll-like lashes top and bottom – think Twiggy in the 1960s.
  • Pink shadows look fab – keeping it darker on the inner nose and lighter towards the outer eye.

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I have some great links to festive looks for brides on my Press page.

When it comes to hair trends this Christmas 2018…

  • Smooth fringes with crimped long hair left loose is a trend for 2018… Where big earrings and a simple slide to pin the hair away from the face. A side parting works better than a centre parting on this trend as it is less seventies and more modern. Crimped hair can bounce too much with a centre parting too. Use a hair shine or even sparkle spray to finish the look.
  • Smooth around the face but messy on the top is also a trend seen on the runway… go for a top not that almost looks like you have scooped your hair up before a shower. use spray to keep everything smooth and in place and wear big odd earrings for a really on-trend party look.
  • If you want to go with a centre parting then keep the hair straightened and smooth with slides at each side or even delicate or ornate headbands.
  • For extra sass and glamour at a party opt for a vintage s-curve hairstyle.
  • If you are wearing big lashes or strong makeup then a high sleek ponytail is practical and striking and always a winner on a runway and at a party.

Don’t forget your nails!

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Mix and Match

  • Reds and golds are popular at Christmas… but be bold and dare to go a little unique too.
  • Add designs or gems to your ring finger or index fingernails.
  • If you have really long nails you can have a nail ring added especially for Christmas.
  • Metallic nails look great as do classic French manicure.
  • Coral was a trend in summer, but also works for Christmas.
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Metallic

The feature image is Snow Queen Bridal makeup and you can get the look if you click here: Your Kent Wedding.

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Snow Queen Makeup

Pink Lady hair and make-up look

August 3It’s on a shoot like this that I remember more than ever why I love my job!

Bright pink eyeshadow to match the wallpaper…

Retro Big Hair…

Black liner and bold lashes…

Pink blush and pink lips…

Fabulous – check out the picture and see for yourself!

See more images on my portfolio.

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

Having a Ball – glamourous #makeup for the big event

What an absolutely amazing time I had with these lovely ladies – I had the pleasure of doing their glamourous hair and make-up for a ball in aid of the National Autistic Society, an event being covered by OK! Magazine.

Glamour and Glitz- Belles of the Ball

I love this inspirational make-up. The shimmering highlighter and bold liner and lips is a modern classic, that complements the dark ruched gown.

I’ve gone for a smoky-lids, a lighter shimmer on the inside of the eye and fan-out-lashes for totally wow-hypnotic eyes.

I created a softer look too, which totally suits pale gold gown. I used a warm pink blush that complements her porcelain skin tone and a black liquid precision liner along the top lashes to emphasize her bright blue eyes.

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Both looks work well with under all the camera flashes. Can’t wait to hear all about it, hope you ladies both had an amazing time for a really worthwhile cause!

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. 

Have you checked out my whole #beauty and #hair #website yet?

For anyone checking out my site for the first time here are some great places to start:

  1. Walking up the aisle, the last thing on your mind should be worrying about make-up! A Bridal Make-up trial is an important part of preparing a bride for her big day. Here’s how: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2017/10/10/what-is-a-bridal-makeup-trial/
  1. Not forgetting the bridesmaids, so they also look gorgeous while they’re rushing around making sure the Bride’s veil sits right and getting ready to catch the bridal bouquet: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2017/09/12/amazing-before-and-after-bridesmaid-picture/
  1. I love this classic Audrey Hepburn style. It’s timeless and works well for bridal make-up and for a sophisticated prom-look or a date with that special someone. Get the look here: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2018/02/14/get-the-1960s-bridal-look-inspired-by-audreyhepburn-perfect-for-valentinesday/
  1. Whether it’s long tresses or a short pixie cut, my hair-care tips will keep your hair in glossy shape all year round: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2018/01/02/new-year-hair-resolutions/
  1. If you’re in the business of building your beauty business then check out this video for extra inspiration: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2017/07/04/reaching-goals-takes-hard-work/
  1. Nails are the ultimate accessory and really add the wow factor to any outfit. Here are some of my high-shine glamour favourites, from classic French to festival neon, these beauties will survive hen parties, snowstorms and honeymooning days at the beach: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2017/09/18/gelish-dipandbuff-nails-really-do-last-look/ 

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  1. I love working with olive skin tones, especially this inspiration for shimmer and glow bridal make-up: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2017/08/05/bridal-make-up-inspiration-for-olive-dark-skin-tones/
  1. And because the glamour doesn’t end there, here are some tips for glowing honeymoon makeup: https://kelliwaldock.co.uk/2017/12/11/ten-tips-for-glowing-honeymoon-makeup-for-yourkentwedding/

Go on grab a cuppa and check out these links…

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