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Makeup Tips To Help You Pull Off A Bright Lip This Summer

If you fancy a new makeup look this summer an easy way is to go for a bright shade. Your skin tone will determine which shade of lipstick will suit you, for instance if you have a warm skin tone try a bright shade of coral and if you have a fair skin tone buy a bright shade of pink. It's lovely to see a bright lip on a client, not everyone feels confident wearing a red lipstick but you'll definitely be able to find the right shade of coral or pink for you. To get an idea of how the colour will look place it on...

Make Up Artist Tester Warnings & Advise When Shopping For Make Up!

I read a story this week about a waitress who has claimed that she contracted herpes from a MAC lipstick endorsed by Rihanna at one of the singer’s concerts. Starkeema Greenidge, 28, developed mouth sores after a MAC Cosmetics representative applied the ‘RiRi Woo’ lipstick on her at a pop-up counter as she attended a show in Brooklyn, New York.According to Greenidge, when she asked if the lipstick tester was clean, the woman replied, “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” Two days later, Greenidge developed a cold sore on her lip and her doctor diagnosed it as herpes. She is now suing MAC, which launched Rihanna’s lipstick in May, after...

My Top 5 Make Up Artist Skincare And Make Up Tips For Pregnant Women Or New Yummy Mums

While most preganant women skin glows it can also become blotchy, prone to blemishes or tight dry patches. Changing your skincare routine can help with the above concerns by identifying your skin type and switching to an oil free or a richer moisturiser. You should start to see results in the first week. As a Make up Artist in Manchester I have created make up looks for many pregnant women and new mums over the years so here are my top 5 make up hints and tips; You may see dark pigmentation spots in small areas start to appear on your face. Concealor will hide them, apply it with a...

Makeup Artists To Use Only Ethical Products By 2013

The EU ban on animal testing on makeup is something that I feel very strongly about. In January last year I wrote a post after reading about a new technology, which should help put a stop to companies in the beauty industry testing their product ingredients on animals, to read the full post click here. Vegan actress Alicia Silverstone has sent a letter to the European Union suggesting they uphold a marketing ban that was set in motion 8 years ago. As from 11 March 2013, no cosmetic product containing an ingredient that has been tested for the purposes of the Directive using animals after this date...

Vintage Make Up Artist For Le Keux Events

Vintage make up is an area that I have always been interesting in, so I'm thrilled to announce I'll be working with Le Keux Events As a make up artist in Manchester i'll be offering vintage make up and hair styling for photo shoots, birthday/hen parties and weddings. The salon is based in Birmingham and I'll be on the road in the North working for the mobile salon creating looks from the 1920's to the swinging 60's! You can pick whether you would like taster or full hair and make up from only £15. There are lots of other exciting activities available such as make up and hair...

Lancome Make Up Ad Campaign With Julia Roberts Banned In The UK

I was shocken when I heard that the Lancome ad campaign had been banned in the UK as a result of the advertising watchdog recieving complaints by Liberal Democrat Mp Jo Swinson that the images were overly air brushed. "On the basis of the evidence we had received we could not conclude that the ad image accurately illustrated what effect the product could achieve, and that the image had not been exaggerated by digital post-production techniques," the ASA said.               Julia Roberts is beautiful and always appears to have amazing skin. I wouldn't like to comment on whether or not the images have...

Becoming An Eco-Friendly Make Up Artist

My New Year's Revolution this year has been to be more conscious of the materials and products that I use during my make overs. As a Make Up Artist it's important to be aware of the ingredients in the products I'm buying for my make up kit. I no longer want to use products on my clients that are full of unnecessary chemicals. For example, I use organic cotton wool and re-useable muslin cloths to remove cleanser. I always do some online research on brands before I purchase their products, however, I know that you probably don't have the time to do this...

Make Up Artist Manchester – Tips For Summer!

The sun was finally out in Manchester today so here's some skin care and Make up Artist tips to help you adapt your skincare routine and make up look for Summer! Protect your skin from the effects of the environment by applying a moisturiser/lip balm with a minimum SPF 15 Keep your make up base fresh and dewy by switching from a foundation to a tinted moisturiser. Apply it with a foundation brush to acheive an even flawless finish Give your skin some warmth by applying a bronzor to your nose, cheeks and forehead. These are areas of your face that naturally catch the sun Ditch dark eye shadows and keep...

Beautiful Brows – Make Up Artist Grooming Tips

Before i create a make up look one of the first things most clients say to me is sorry about my brows. If your nervous about getting your brows waxed or threaded by a professional make up artist and they just need tidying up here are a few quick reminders before plucking. Your brows should start above the inner corner of the eye The highest point of the eye should arch at the outer corner of the eye The brows should extend to the outside edge of your eye Pluck when you are make up free and in day light. Use brow powder to sketch in your perfect shape, which will...