News & Events

June make-up column for The Journal magazine, etc.

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 [...]

Lily Lolo mineral cosmetics…

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 [...]

Sarafina proudly holding her certificate of achievement...

Bridal/wedding Make-up artist training in Lincolnshire…

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 [...]

Mature makeup/Mother of the Bride. Mrs Johnson.

Mature make-up/Mother of the Bride…

Busy day today, writing for my August column for the Journal magazine.  I have decided to write about mature ladies and make-up.  I do lots of make-up lessons and I love being able to help mature ladies with looking their best.  After being trained by Bobbi Brown I fully understood the method of how to make older ladies look amazing using the right tools and products. Its all about "making you look like you...but better".  Sounds cheesy I know, but [...]

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Bobbi Brown make-up obsession…

As a Make-up artist I am constantly updating my make-up kit and keeping up with the trends and changes in new ingredients.  I thought I would give the new Bobbi Brown compact Long-wear foundations a try.  I must say they are fantastic from my point of view, as they are more portable and compact, easier to use and apply. After trying the product on myself I must say, this product is a winner for me and I will certainly [...]

Laura Mercier products

Make-up products I like to use…

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.