Fashion makeup

A look back at 2017

January 3, 2018. No comments.

Firstly Happy new year to everyone! We have been a little quiet recently as things have been super busy. 2017 was an extremly busy year for us and 2018 is looking just as busy.. We completed over 28 weddings. Worked on several  Films,TV productions and Photoshoots. As well as many skin camouflage consultations. We also had our popular makeup courses running throughout the year. And we  set up a wedding, events and hen party venue in Bolney. I am so Grateful to my team of makeup artists and hair stylists that worked so hard on every job put their way. I couldn't have done it without you!!   Here are just some of the wonderful jobs we worked on in 2017. Toyota Campaign We had the honour of doing the makeup for this fantastic Toyota Campaign the first of its kind. Please see video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_53hCyR8RAo Toyota official video: https://www.toyota-europe.com/world-of-toyota/articles-news-events/2017/toyota-c-hr-the-night-that-flows#/gallery/11-901737/1   Photoshoots Collaborated with Errol Douglas hair Salon and our work appeared  in [read on]

Makeup for Christmas

November 22, 2017. No comments.

So it’s been a very long time since we did our last blog! It’s been so busy with our makeup courses at the makeup academy and a full on year of Wedding makeup and skin camouflage. But thought I would update you on some of my latest beauty finds and some perfect makeup to add to your Christmas list.   As a special offer we are also offering 15 % off all of our makeup courses if booked before the 16th December. We also have gift vouchers available. So if you are stuck for present ideas, why not book a makeup lesson? One to one tutorials and full day courses are available. Academy@aliciasandeman.com  

  1. Having just returned from from a trip up to Everest Base camp and living in not so pleasant conditions and extreme cold, it really does have an affect on your skin. I wanted to take the most hydrating and multi
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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 for dewy skin or to have a glow, but not sweaty or greasy looking! And as its all the rage to do strobing ( basically highlighter) its never been so fashionable to have a glow! For the last few months a lot of clients had been asking me about Charlotte's Magic [read on]

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 avoid looking like a panda with dirty brown lines down ones face. So I have listed my favourite and easy to use contouring pallets by having your highlight and contouring colour all in one palette it just makes life so much quicker. I have mainly listed powder versions as getting [read on]

Make-up for travelling

July 29, 2014. No comments.

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 it out of the bag when on holiday its more of a safety blanket, that if for some bizarre reason I wanted to go out wearing neon eyeshadows that I at least have them with me, it's more of a "just in case" thing. This has got better over the [read on]

Makeup artist courses coming up

May 18, 2014. No comments.

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 courses! So if your desperate to learn makeup and can't fit it in around work, children or your normal schedule, we offer evening classes and home makeup courses, where we come to you to teach you. In this course you will be given help, tips and advise in how to get [read on]

Vintage hen parties and makeovers

April 7, 2014. No comments.

With Vintage style parties and weddings becoming a huge industry. We are getting more and more requests for vintage makeovers and vintage themed hen parties. At our vintage inspired studio in West Sussex we offer Hen party makeovers and lessons, all off our parties include a free bottle of bubbly and a full vintage hair and makeup session. We can also offer a Photoshoot if required, our lovely photographer will come and take pictures after your makeover. We are ideally located in the west Sussex countryside on a working farm within easy reach to gatwick, london, Kent and Brighton. If you want a complete full on Vintage experience we also work with Vintage events a prop hire, wedding and Hen party events company based in Steyning west Sussex. Recently we attended the stunning upwaltham barns near Chichester with Vintage events to exhibit at there wedding fair, we [read on]

Alice in wonderland shoot

March 27, 2014. No comments.

A few weeks ago we did a photo shoot based on Alice in wonderland, we were called upon for our services by vintage eventsvintage events we had such a fun day, there was lots of vintage props and furniture, beautiful lampshades, crazy food supplied by the Jam queen Brighton. The setting was beautiful at vintage events HQ in Steyning West Sussex. The idea behind the shoot was to showcase all of our talents we offer at vintage events, from Parties, weddings, Hen Dos, vintage makeovers, furniture, prop hire and photography. The hair and makeup by discussed in advance and karon from vintage events want Bella our model to have a Helana Bonham carter style but still kept pretty and girlie. I mostly used MAC, Chanel and Dior for the shoot. I did Bella's eyes with charcoal and greys and huge shu umera eyelashes, we used Mac Russian red lipstick [read on]

Coolture Magazine Makeup

September 5, 2013. No comments.

The photoshoot in Brighton, Sussex for Coolture magazine went really well and I am very pleased with the quality of both the makeup job and also the photographer Ramses Radi whom captured the quality of my makeup job really well. Its so good to have a photographer whom really brings out the grungy qualities in the makeup styling. You will be able to see lots of these lovely photos soon if you subscribe / purchase Coolture magazine or also view them online at their website : www.coolturemag.com

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