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Spring Makeup Trends 2014 – Pastel Shades Are Back With A Vengence!

Spring 2014 is nearly here and there are some fantastic products on the high street and online to help you achieve make up looks that are bang on trend this season. Creating a dewy flawless base is essential for this season. Must have products are shimmer blue/nude eye shadows, pastel pink blusher and bronzor.

It’s time to get artistic, glamorous vintage cat eye make up is particularly on trend this season. Go for a gel eyeliner which doesn’t dry as quickly compared to a liquid liner. This means you’ll have more time to warm the product on your hand and work with it to perfect the flick. It’s a good idea to rest your elbow to achieve a steady line as close to your lashes as possible, lift up your eyelid to check for any gaps. To finish neaten up the edges using a cotton bud with a tiny amount of eye makeup remover on the end. There are lots of products available on the market, however as a Makeup Artist in Manchester the one that I use on my clients is Mac Fluid line (£15.00)

Instead  of a classic red lip keep the focus on your eyes and use a nude Dior Rouge Lipstick in ‘Zemire Amber’ (£26.00) Finally create a golden sunkissed finish by dusting Estée Lauder “Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer” (£30.00) onto your forehead, nose and cheekbones.

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For an alternative look why not use cream pastel shades which was beautifully created on the Jenny Packham models. Try Nars Shimmer Eye Shadow in ‘Bombshell’ (£17.00) For a gorgeous dewy skin use Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, they also have an oil free version, perfect if you have a combination skin type or just want a lighter texture in the summer months (£33) Then place the focus onto your brows using Benefit Brow Zing (£23.50) To complement the look; define the apples of your  cheekbones with Giorgio Armani Sheer Blusher in ’10’ (£32)

Eyes were full impact on the Spring 2014 catwalks with blue in particular featured by Marc Jacobs. You can create an amazing result using a damp eye shadow brush to apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘Evidence’ (£14.00)’ Use a second dry eyeshadow brush to blend in circular movements, fade the intensity away and take it just above your eye socket. For an ultra feminine touch apply false lashes using Eylure lashes’110′ (£5.50) Keep the look fresh and bring it together with a pink L’oreal Balmy Gloss in ’Fail For Watermelon’ (£6.99). Add a pop of colour to your cheeks using your finger tips and Chanel Le Blush Creme ‘Inspiration’ (£27.00), which fits perfectly. Blend the colour in with your thumb to ensure there are no harsh edges.

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Spring makeup look by Marc Jacobs 2014

I hope this has inspired you to put aside your berry shades of lipsticks and smokey eye palette, at least until the Autumn!

By Emmalene Sophia

Emmalene is a professional makeup artist based in Didsbury, South Manchester. She provides makeup for brides, wedding guests, TV, photoshoots and special occasions, you can find her at Google+, Twitter or Facebook. To book Emmalene, click here.

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Autumn Make Up Trends 2013

Autumn 2013 is here and there are some fantastic products on the high street and online to help you achieve make up looks that are bang on trend this season.

It’s time to get artistic with colourful peacock shades of eye shadows, teal and blue are particularly on trend this season. Opt for Urban Decay shadow in ‘Hijack’ (£12.60) sweep the colour onto your eyelids, blend with a clean dry brush in your eye socket and add a dot of gold eye shadow into the inner corner of your eyes. Keep your lashes natural using Lancome ‘Hypnose Mascara’ (£22). Finally create a golden sunkissed finish by dusting Estée Lauder “Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer” (£21.50) onto your forehead, nose and cheekbones. As a makeup artist in Manchester I’m still paying special attention to eye brows, making sure they are well groomed and well defined, try not to over pluck as full eye brows are here to stay!

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Makeup bases were the main focus with matt complexions and played down blusher featuring on the Autumn/Winter 2013 catwalks. Keep hold of your gel or liquid liners as black vintage flicks are still very much on trend. Bring the look together with a lipstick using Giorgio Armani ‘Rouge D’Armani in Pink 500’ (£25). To finish, go for Chanel Le Blush Creme ‘Inspiration’ (£27), which fits perfectly.

For an alternative classic red carpet look, which never tires and always looks fabulous, keep the eyes natural using Bourjois Little Round Pot Eyeshadow in ‘Beige Rose’ (£5.99) To complement the look smudge a black kohl eyeliner across your lower lash line with lashings of mascara. Place the focus onto your lips, go for it with stained berry lips using Bobbi Brown ‘Rose Berry’ (£19) and to finish define your cheekbones with Bare Minerals Blusher in ‘True’ (£19)

If you love following fashion designer’s makeup trends and would like more hints and tips Vogue is a great source, you’ll find the link here.

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BB Creams Vs CC Creams – Which One’s Right For You?

It’s likely you will have heard of and even purchased a BB cream (Blemish or Beauty Balm) and you may have recently discovered CC creams (Colour or Complexion Control). Many cosmetic brands have recently launched CC creams, I’ve seen lots advertised this month. If you’re not clear on what the difference is between them in simply terms,

Definition of BB and CC Creams

BB creams were originally formulated in Germany, as a skincare product that you use on top of your moisturiser every morning after your skin care routine before you apply your foundation. The benefits of using a BB cream is that it contains anti-ageing properties and UV protection. Where as a CC was developed in Korea, they still contain skin care properties, it also helps to correct uneven skin tone or redness. CC creams offer more coverage similar to a tinted moisturiser with more norishing properties. Depending on how much coverage you like, you could use them alone or instead of a primer under your foundation. Now you might be thinking which one if for me?

How To Decide Whether To Buy a BB or CC Cream

Many women who have fair or olive complexions feel that as a BB Cream is available in only a few shades that it’s hard to blend into their skin tone. If you like a natural coverage rather than a heavy foundation it would be better value for money to use a BB Cream. However if you are more concerned about your skin and you have little time to apply your make up in the morning I’d recommend that you use a CC Cream because it has all the benefits of a BB cream, with better coverage to disguise dark spots and imperfections. Because CC Creams are thicker I’d recommend that if you have an oily complextion that a BB cream would be better for you, as it will help to absorb shine.

My favourite BB and CC Creams

As a make up artist in Manchester I have a few in my kit however the one that I use the most and recommend to my clients is Kiehls ‘Actively Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream’ (£23.50) I like it because it contains SPF 50, is suitable for sensitive skin, smells amazing and always blends in well.

If you have never tried one before L’oreal are giving away free samples of their Nude Magique CC Cream. It’s great as you can pick between 3 products, green to neturalise redness, apricot to revive tired skin and mauve to transform dullness. To register and receive your free sample click here.

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Celebrity Make Up Artist Insights Revealed

Kirsten Stewart, the star of Twilight and Snow White & The Huntsmans make up look is low maintenance. She has an effortless natural beauty and always looks fabulous at red carpet events. Her make up looks are classic, usually focused on the eye with a subtle smoky brown or grey.

 

Her makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey, recently revealed  to InStyle Magazine that “Kristen will never beg me to do a red lip.” She then went on to discuss her make up base. “She doesn’t like to conceal her freckles, so we do a very sheer application of makeup.” Unlike some celebrities who love to sun bathe and use tanning products, Kirsten Stewart always embraces her porcelain complexion and I love that her make up artist doesn’t follow the trends with a bright Hollywood Red Lip every time. As a professional make up artist in Manchester I always spend time looking at my clients before starting their make up because it isn’t about applying as much make up as I can, it’s about selecting products that fit perfectly and using them to enhance features.  If you fancy creating her make up look this weekend, you will need a brown eyeshadow, soft kohl eyeliner, a glossy pink lipstick, a subtle pink blusher and a volumising black mascara.

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Spring Make Up Trends 2013

Spring 2013 is here and there are some fantastic products on the high street and online to help you achieve make up looks, that are bang on trend this season. Creating a dewy flawless base is essential for this season. Must have products are radiance enhancing foundations, under eye concealors and highlighters. As a make up artist in Manchester it’s important that I’m always aware of up coming make up trends. I love my clients to have knowledge of what’s in for the season too so I have put together a few key make up looks, alongside product suggestions.

It’s time to get artistic, glamorous bright matt lipstick is particularly on trend this season. Opt for a suble Eyeshadow using Daniel Sandle Eye Delight ‘Peach'(£10.25) Sweep the colour onto your eyelids and then blend with a paler nude highlighter eyeshadow to enhance your brow bone. Use a clean dry brush and blend again to make sure there are no harsh lines where the shades start and finish. Then, go for a pink lipstain using Armani Maestro’503’ (£25.00) Finally create a golden sunkissed finish by dusting Estée Lauder ‘Bronze Goddess Soft Matte Bronzer’ (£21.50) onto your forehead, nose and cheekbones.

For an alternative look Diane von Furstenberg models make up emphasis was on the lower lash line. Go for a soft kohl so you don’t drag your eye such as Tom Ford Eye Defining Pencil in ‘Onyx’ (£25.00). Follow on by placing the focus onto your brows using Benefit Brow Zing Shaping Kit (£22.50) To complement the look; define your cheekbones with Bare Minerals Blusher in ‘True’ (£19) and finish with two coats of your favourite mascara.

Eyes were full impact on the Spring 2013 catwalks with metallic silver smoky eyes in particular as featured by Chanel. You can create an amazing result using a cream eye shadow apply Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in ‘Mercury’ (£18). For an ultra feminine touch apply false lashes using Shu Uemura Black Leux (£13) Keep the look fresh and bring it together with a pink lipgloss using Lancome Juicy Tube in ’Marshmallo Electro’ (£15.50). To finish, go for Chanel Powder Blush ‘Rose Cache’ (£30), which fits perfectly.

Fancy a new look for spring, have you been wearing the same make up for years? I can create a look especially for you, whilst spending time offering advice on products/tools, picking out suitable shades and providing expert application hints and tips. To arrange a booking get in touch or call me on 07847 826 824.

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TV Make Up Artist In Manchester For ITN Mother and Baby Filming

My latest work on set with ITN was great fun, it involved yummy mummys and lots of gorgeous babies! Take a look:

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On Set As The Make Up Artist For ITN – Digital Babies Shoot Manchester

I had a great day creating make up looks last Wednesday for parents taking part in a project called ‘Digital Babies'(a Digital Care Social Enterprise) which is a collaboration between ITN, NHS Choices and The Royal College of Midwives.

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You can always rely on tv studios to have Marilyn Monroe dressing rooms!

The parents featured in short films discuissing important topics such as pregnancy, post natal depression and babies. The films will appear on the NHS choices website later this year. I was on hand to offer make up tips, pamper them and hide any skin imperfections from the cameras!

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Some of the mums on set had amazing stories to tell, very brave!

Many of the ladies were nervous before hand, but by the end of filming they were excited and very supportive of each others experiences.

 

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Make Up Artist For Fashion Week Manchester 2012

As a Make Up Artist based in Manchester I’m delighted to be creating make up looks for the first ever Manchester fashion week (9th to 14th April 2012) at The Avenue North, Spinningfields. It’s five days of catwalk shows from international and home-grown designers. Five days of new trends plus the hottest collections for 2012. For the full schedule or for information on day passes click here.

I’ll fill you in on all the back stage gossip next week!

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New Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick Added To My Makeup Kit!

I popped into Boots today for some conditioner and having seen the new Rimmel London ad last night I couldn’t resist testing the lipsticks from Supermodel Kate Moss Rimmel London collection.

The range includes 7 shades from subtle nudes, bold reds to a deep plum, they all celebrate her 10 year partership with the brand. They are moisturising, shiny and pretty long lasting, so as a make up artist in Manchester I purchased shade 001 to add to my make up kit, result!

It can be hard to pick the right shade of lipstick depending on lightening or time limitations so go for one that is either two shades darker or lighter than your natural lip colour or as there very affordable (£5.49) and in the 3 for 2 offer you can get a couple without feeling guility and have fun experimenting!

To read customer reviews or order online click here…..

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My Make Up Artist Interview With Style and Fashion Website, LooknBe

Thanks to LooknBe for a really fun interview last week. It was great to chat to Kate and offer her readers make up tips on creating a gorgeous look in 5 minutes as well as my top beauty secrets for beautiful skin. It’s definitely worth checking out the website as it’s full of useful style advice or just have a peak at the full interview: http://www.looknbe.com/en_GB/interviews/

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