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

 

 

#Flicks, #Lips, AND #thickbrows

I was asked to do the make-up for the Spring-Summer collection of Vicca Bond designer maternity wear. This is for modern mums, and the outfits are statement pieces or dresses that require pretty, but strong and kooky make-up. The hair is very simple and tied back, as this is usually the choice of breast feeding mothers. And whilst this make-up is strong it really is just about the flicks and the lips.

The red lipstick and strong black flicks suit the retro vibe of the collection, but also the oriental feel of some of the pieces. Flicks are quick tricky to get even, and it is important to take your time when applying, these flicks are big and statement, but just with mascara and no false lashes… if you do wish to add lashes then go with them big at the edges to further enhance the eye shape with the liner. I used the natural point of the eyebrow as a guide to for the flick.

This model has big features and can take strong and thick eyebrows… you can use a pencil and feather it, so it doesn’t look so blocked, or an angled brush and shadow allows a controlled application.

Thi sis certainly a look that a mum could do, so she still feels and looks super glam. I’ll share some of the photos from this shoot, when I get them.

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#VintageBride Inspiration

Check out this gorgeous bride, opting for a classic vintage look with hair and make-up… her eyes brought out with subtle lashes and the cheeks rosy, setting off the flawless foundation… and of course finishing up with pillar box red lipstick, which is iconic with many vintage looks.

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