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My day make-up faves.

My day make-up faves…

My day make-up favourites include -(Skin prep is - Paula's choice Hydrating cleanser, splash of very cold water and then Paula's choice Anti-ageing moisturiser SPF50. Bobbi Brown Extra repair eye cream. I am also using Paula's choice Skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid, Anti-ageing 1% Retinol booster and/or Resist C15 Super Booster.)Base - Bobbi Brown retouching wand in Light, warmed up with the Bobbi Brown Bronzing gel in Joe Brown. BECCA Peach corrector under the eyes. [...]

Halloween/feather false lashes

Halloween/spider lashes.

I was inspired to create this look as I had some Eldora feather false eyelashes which I had bought a few years back, and I was waiting for the right opportunity to use them!I used Make-up Forever HD foundation and highlighter. I then used a Rodial contouring powder. Brows were blocked out using Urban Decay Subversion white mascara and concealer by Bobbi Brown using a MAC fan brush. I then used an Urban Decay Naked heat [...]

Halloween/spider make-up/ramblings…

I love getting creative with make-up, it takes me back to when I was in my teens at school, loving Art. I used to sit for hours drawing faces, (especially eyes for some reason!) listening to music.In my twenties I discovered Body painting whilst I was studying Beauty Therapy, (I was doing a City and Guilds course at North Lindsey college.) I always knew I wanted to get into Make-up artistry, but there wasn't anything happening where [...]

Gold tears

Gold tears…

I love working on weddings and make-up lessons, but my first love is fashion/editorial make-up. I was trained at The London College of Fashion and graduated with a H.N.D in 1995. I loved my time there and met some amazing people.Here I used some RCMA Liquid tears mixed with Mehron gold metallic powder. I also used my new Urban Decay Naked heat eyeshadow palette and on the lips, a liquid lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury [...]

Holiday/Summer make-up.

Holiday make-up.

Summer is here at last! I have just arrived back from a lovely holiday in Ibiza.  When I go on holiday I like to wear minimal make-up, especially if I am in a hot climate.  As long as I have my SPF 50 on I am quite happy during the day.Here are my essentials which I took with me -P20 spray, (which is an SPF 30.)  I also took an SPF 50 dry mist spray from Amber solaire.  For [...]

Super noir winged eyeliner make-up, inspired by Pixiwoos.

Super noir winged liner look…

Here's the make-up I used for the Super noir winged liner look, (inspired by the Pixiwoos tutorial of the same name.)Skin prep - Bobbi Brown moisturising balm SPF 25, extra repair eye balm then Sisley Double tenseur serum.Foundation - (spritzed first with MAC fix +) Sisley Anti-aging foundation in Beige linen and Bobbi Brown foundation stick in Beige.Concealer - Amazing cosmetics concealer in Light golden and Medium beige then lightly over the top YSL touche eclait.Brows - Diego dalla [...]

A very high brow history - The Lincoln Journal.

Eyebrows – “A very high brow history.”

Here is my column from the October Lincoln Journal.If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my post about the "Insta-brow", a look which I am not a fan of.I have so many requests from Mum's of teenagers, and other ladies, who want a bit of clarity and guidance on this very internet-led trend of over-doing eyebrows.Experimentation and the resulting trends are all well and good, but I am sorry to say, fuzzy felt is never a [...]

Tina's makeup kit - Primers, etc.

Tina’s selection of primers, etc.

Good make-up starts with the right base being used beforehand, e.g, there is no point putting makeup on bare skin if you have dry skin and are using an oil free foundation.  You need to be aware of what skin type you are, or how your skin is looking, feeling and behaving, the time of the year, the occasion you want the make-up for, then you can make the decision about how to treat it, what to use skincare [...]

Wedding make-up on myself.

Wedding make-up.

I had the pleasure of attending my niece's wedding yesterday and on myself I decided to opt for a smoky eye look and nude lips.  I was wearing a Topshop green dress and so wanted something a little dramatic to compliment it.I had prepped and had a bit of a tan with my beloved Sisley fake tan, I then covered any imperfections with my Nars tinted moisturiser and Bobbi Brown foundation stick, I don't tend to use powder as [...]