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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 [...]

Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W

My current 5 faves…

OK, I admit it, I am a make-up and skincare junkie. I love trying out new brands and products and I often get sent new products to try...someone has to do it!Amongst my current favourites are -1. Paula's choice - Skin perfecting 2% BHA liquid exfoliant - Removes built up dead skin cells and fights blemishes. BHA is salicylic acid which has anti-inflammatory properties. I saw the difference in my skin only the next morning. [...]

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 [...]

How to choose the best Make-up artist for your wedding

How to book the best Make-up artist.

Being a Pro Make-up artist with over 27 years of experience, including working on London Fashion week, magazines, T.V and theatre, (14 of these working exclusively with Brides/weddings and private make-up lessons), I regularly hear horror stories of how people have bad experiences having their make-up applied, this often gives seasoned Make-up artists bad press and a hard time gaining trust with potential clients.  I also often hear of how people are uncertain about the kind of things they [...]

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 [...]

Ethereal, dusty blue bridal. Photo by Jess Petrie. Hair by Alison Jenner. Make-up by Tina Brocklebank. Head piece - Amy Swann. Stylist - Nina Marika. Jewellery -Last night I dreamt. Model - Sarah Alice Ward.

Ethereal, dusty blue shoot.

As you may remember, I had the honour of working with Jess Petrie photography and Alison Jenner hairstylist recently.  Our shoot was featured on the prestigious Wedding Sparrow, (A wedding blog for the stylish fine art bride, Wedding Sparrow is an award winning inspirational website specialising in fine art weddings.) - www.weddingsparrow.comJess explained - "The main concept of this shoot was “less is more.” We wanted to replicate the bride being prepared for her Spring wedding at her boudoir. [...]

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 [...]

Beautiful before and after make-up.

Problem skin and my secret weapons of choice…

Problem skin and secret weapons...I have the pleasure of being able to meet and help so many people of all ages, each with varying skin dilemmas and concerns.One of the most upsetting is acnified/blemished skin. I know first hand how this can affect one’s confidence. I suffered mildly as a teenager and now my 16 year old daughter is suffering with it too.Being a Make-up artist helps greatly, as I can advise exactly what products can help with concealing [...]