In my June column this month I talk about how to achieve that lovely, even glow from using the right bronzing products. It never ceases to amaze me at how many ladies get it wrong, either by having a spray tan that is too dark for them and patchy or going on a sunbed that leaves them red and patchy with uneven areas, also, by using the wrong make-up products to create a bronzed effect. By using minimal products you [...]
I am always sent samples to try, whether it be skincare or make-up. I was intrigued to try the Lily Lolo samples I was sent as the company is based right near me, in Hull...very refreshing to hear! Vikki Khan of Lily Lolo explains,"Women are more demanding of their makeup today - we want more! We want it to be ethically-sourced, treat our skin well and give gorgeous, fresh-looking coverage. I had these demands myself, and not being able to find the [...]
I had the pleasure last week, of doing some Bridal/wedding make-up training for a budding Make-up artist, Emma Knight. Emma came all the way from Suffolk to train with me and apparently has been a fan of my work for the past 2 years! Emma has trained with the fantastic Pixiwoo and wanted more of a specialised make-up training in the art of Bridal/wedding make-up. It was a full day! We started at 9.30 am and after discussing the [...]
Just thought I would write a quick post about products I love to use on myself - Bobbi Brown moisturising balm SPF 25, Becca skin perfector, Illamasqua highlighter in Gleam, Anastasia Brow wizz, Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadows and gel liner, Max Factor mascara, Bobbi Brown bronzer and blush, Bobbi Brown lip pencil, lip colour and lip gloss.
Enquiries have been coming in thick and fast and I am very busy at the moment with wedding make-up trials, for Brides, bridesmaids and Mother of the Brides, etc! I am also very busy with teenage make-up lessons, (however, I only recommend make-up on teenage girls from the age of 16.) I feel that any younger is not appropriate. Even the 16 year old girls really need minimal make-up. Its strange isn't it, we want to look older when [...]
When ladies book a make-up session with me, more often than not, most ladies are very concerned about their looks. They feel under constant pressure to look good, however, most ladies struggle with where to start with make-up and skincare. This is where I can help them with my 24 years of experience. But to quote Bobbi Brown, "All it takes is the right tools, products and a bit of knowledge." Most ladies haven't a clue about make-up, afterall, we [...]
I was kindly sent some samples from NuBo and was impressed with what I discovered about the brand (being described as "Pro-beauty high-tech skincare). This particular product has had rave reviews by beauty editors, so I was intrigued to say the least. The packaging is very expensive looking with the diamond encrusted lid, however, for £100 (!) this does need to look the business I feel! I have very dry skin so using something moisturizing is a must. The cream looked and [...]