As a makeup artist it’s really important to get hair and make-up that work well together. Here The V Team opted for a wide blunt fringe clip on by Balmain and curls that frame the eyes and cheek bones.


The brows are defined but in a colour that works naturally with light blonde hair… it is good to choose one shade darker than the blonde. You can see I’ve also blended warm golden copper tones on the eyes that really bring out the pale bluey-green colour. And I’ve added an extra lick of mascara on the lower lashes with a soft white eye-pencil along the inner lash-line to really open up the eyes.

Lashes on the top and bottom of the lids also creates a doll-like flutter that works with the fringe and curls.

I’ve applied subtle contouring for a gorgeous flawless soft-focus complexion and a pop of pink glossy colour which is a fun way to round off this modern, retro look.


Behind the Scenes of the @theDebraLamb Shoot…

It was amazing to work on set of the Debra Lamb shoot. It’s so much fun working together with a team of artists, prepping for an interview like we did this time. Photoshoots usually mean an early start and some commuter traffic, and still managing to be on time and friendly to everyone you meet when you get there! That’s why I like to pack my bag the night before and make sure all my brushes and beauty equipment are ready to go when I wake up! I also pack water or a light snack to keep me going till midmorning. Check out some of the pics from the shoot here…

Check out some of the final shots on my Portfolio page by photographer Russell Hand.

Debra’s interview is here… and yes you may hear me laughing with the other crew members in the background – a sure sign of a fab shoot day.

#TV Commercial Shoot Day

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.

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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.


#FREE #beauty ebook for everybody

I decided to create a free beauty ebook, with some beauty tips, images and how-tos for all of my website visitors… so please download it, HERE… AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK BY ADDING A COMMENT ON THE PAGE TOO…


Pop of #Pink

These nails brighten up any day, including a bride’s… not all weddings are blessed with sunny skies and warm temperatures… but brides can add sunshine to their day with bright nails… here are five tips:

Pink Nails

  1. Wear bright nails that go with your overall wedding theme… so, for example, if your flowers and accessories are orange, red is not a good choice.
  2. Add sparkle to the ring finger, with a tonal colour of glitter top coat.
  3. Ensure you use Gel nails or a product that will last all day and through the honeymoon too.
  4. With the honeymoon in mind, ensure your toenails match your fingernails, and choose a colour that will pop with a tan… this pink is perfect.
  5. Be brave, nails don’t have to be plain, or neutral to still look sophisticated and elegant… go on show off that rock and your new wedding band with fabulous nail colour on your special day!