Perfect festive #makeup for a #party this #ChristmasEve …

I did the make-up for Sarah (photo below) before she went to the London Pallidium for the Royal Variety Show.

This is based on a flawless foundation look, with key blusher and contouring, without it looking too made-up… combined with ultra strong lips in a bright colour trend, perfect for festive parties, and show-stopping strong eyes. This look is all about the parties, the dancing, the shows and the glitz.

Sarah Smith

“Loved it, felt amazing all evening thanks to you & Vicki Lord Session-Stylist 😘!! Thank you so much for doing it in your lunch hour, I love coming to see you fab ladies.”

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#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.

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.

#WeddingMakeup #Inspiration

Amy is very naturally pretty, and so the aim with her wedding makeup was to enhance her natural features with a soft smoky eye, which picked up on the mauve-lavender  colours of her bridesmaid dresses. This is a romantic look, and so the cheeks are enhanced from the apple up to the cheek bones, but not too high, as this is a soft look, and the lips are a very natural pink, perfect for an English rose feel.

When doing make-up for the bridesmaids it is important that they do not stand out above the bride, but yet it is my job to ensure they are happy and that I work with their features, and tones, so bridesmaids’ make-up may vary – but will also complement the bride’s look, and go along with the overall theme, including colour and style.

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