Get your glow on!!

November 4, 2015. No comments.

Well it's been a very long time since I have posted a blog. But it's been such a busy year with weddings, shoots and the academy has been busier than ever. It's actually taken me to have a day off ill to take the time to do this blog! And as any freelance makeup artist will know having a day off ill means you actually spend the day feeling sick with worry about letting clients down. So this blog is about the perfect glowing skin and as usual product reviews on this years star products. A lot of brides may ask [read on]

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Contouring made easy

February 12, 2015. No comments.

Nowdays when I go to do a trial or makeover I am always asked about contouring and can I give them cheekbones, a smaller nose, a slimmer jaw and forehead I blame Kim kardashian for this obsession, don't get me wrong i love her makeup but as I try very hard and politely to explain to my clients that contouring for wedding makeup or day to day makeup is very different from catwalk and Photoshoots and this is due to lighting. Off course we can do contouring but for daily makeup it needs to be done right to [read on]

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Well it's been a long time since my last blog, I just dont know where the time goes! I can't believe it's nearly christmas again. We have had such a busy year at the makeup academy and just finished our final three week intensive makeup course, the last one until the 16th of January. So far in the last year we have run six three week intensive courses and fourteen five day courses. I am also in the middle of a private course, as we are very flexible at the academy and like to be able to offer tailor made courses [read on]

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Skin camouflage is often mistaken as just being the same as makeup and is often over looked, but it can have a huge impact on someone's life and confidence. The emotional impact of having an altered image can be huge. In a society where we look up to celebrities who rarely make it to their late twenties without having some kind of 'corrective procedure' to get rid of bumpy noses, smile lines and slightly wonky teeth, living with an altered image caused by severe scarring, burns, skin conditions and disease can be incredibly difficult at times. Skin camouflage is a temporary [read on]

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This blog is a little later than planned! But it's peak wedding season,so been super busy getting organised for all my lovely brides and our makeup courses I thought I would do this blog about my recent trip to zimbabwe and how I coped practically makeup free. As most people that know me well or that have been unfortunate enough to have to travel with me, I don't travel lightly and this is usually down to carrying around 10kg of makeup in my suitcase and hand luggage! This is no joke! It's not that I wear 10kg or makeup or even take [read on]

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First date Makeup

June 14, 2014. No comments.

We have been having an increasing number of one day Makeup lessons at the school recently and many of those have been for lovely ladies that are about to start dating again or trying online dating and wanting advice on how to do their makeup for the date! Often the ladies have busy life's an want to learn how to go from work out on their date and have a quick easy makeup look. In the tutorial they learn four different makeup looks and we also ask them to bring in their current makeup bag we then discuss what's right [read on]

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Well the weather seems to be getting better and the sun shinning, which always makes people look and feel much better. It's also a great time to try something new or even a career change, I have had many students this year training to become makeup artists as a new career path or just as something to earn a little extra on the side. makeup artist course starting on 17th July 2014. You will receive a starter kit full of makeup goodies and an accredited makeup artist certificate. Course runs 10am-4:30pm includes lunch. We do also offer tailor made [read on]

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I am writing this on my way to Wales, I am off to see family, incorporate a bridal trial and then do a three day trek of Breacon Beacons (in preparation for kilimanjaro in october) The car is loaded with makeup kit, hair kit, all my trekking gear including walking poles and then all my normal clothing! It looks like i am emigrating! The reason for this blog is, I suddenly realised earlier in the week that people that go trekking or walking ( I am not usually one of them) probably don't turn up with a face full [read on]

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So as I said in my last blog I am aiming to review a few new products every few weeks. I always like to try makeup products out before they go in my kit, so I know how they work and look on the skin. I wouldn't ever use something on a client that I hadn't tested first. This week I tested YSL forever youth liberator new eye cream, I have always been someone that skipped this step in my daily routine as I couldn't see how it could make a difference. But as I have been working such long [read on]

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