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.

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Maggie Q Nails: Your Kent Wedding

maggieqHi all… I’m not sure if you all know, but earlier this year, the Hollywood actress Maggie Q came into Pinkies salon to have her nails done – and you can read about it here and get discount on nails: Your Kent Wedding

Check out the application below for the Gelish: ‘She’s a Beauty’

Make-up Artist for Marc Dressen

I had a lot of fun with Darren Brade, Vicki Lord and Jordan Martin at Marc Dressen’s shoot… it was at Jump studio using an infinity curve and rooftop space… I didn’t climb the ladder to the roof top though!!!

marcdressenI used Airbase on Marc’s face and neck… the neck area had quite a red shaving rash and needed even coverage, and you can see the comparison from the start of the video with after application. I added other concealer under the eyes, and did some contouring – but Marc has very strong features and great bone structure. I added clear mascara, and finally, lots of lip balm to give a natural supple look. I also, for the record had to airbrush Marc’s torso… all in a day’s work.

#BringOUTBeauty

I have been asked a number of times to do some before and afters on myself – and so here one is… It is a subtle everyday look, bringing out my natural features, and this is what I like to do for my clients and brides – bring out the natural beauty in each person…

You can see how the foundation has evened out my skin tone and I’ve lifted my complexion with some blusher, concentrating on creating a defined cheekbone. If you have high cheekbones, you may wish to add blusher to the apples of your cheeks.

I have darkened my brow slightly, and added shimmer over my foundation to give a dewy look.

My eye make-up opens up by eyes and I’ve also created a really pretty, slightly feline shape to the shadow.

All I needed after that was a little gloss to the lips.

KelliWaldock