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Autumn/Winter Makeup Trends 2012

The nights are starting to draw in and summer is nearly over. As a makeup artist in Manchester I've been busy advising clients on how to make subtle changes to their make up looks to be bang on trend for this A/W 2012. Here's a few top make up trends...

Make Up Artist Manchester – Top 5 Tips For Black Skin Tones

Rihanna's make up artist always creates stunning make up looks. As a make up artist in Manchester, or anywhere, I work regularly with all kinds of skin tones, but have noticed it's not as easy to find tips for black skin tones as it should be. So here are my simple top 5 make tips: 1. Pick a water based/mineral foundation that matches your skintone to even out pigmentation marks, test the shade on your jaw line before buying one. Check if it is too light/dark in summer/winter. 2. Go for bright peach or red blushers, as they will suit your skin tone perfectly. 3. Plums, bronze and green eye...

Wonder Woman Inspired MAC Makeup

Wonder Woman is a Superheroine created for All Stars Comics in (December 1941). She's a feminist Amazon role model who has super speed and staminia.  She last appeared on our TV screens in 1979 and is making an over due come back as she has inspired a brand new M.A.C make up collection. Here are just a few of the treats you can get hold of; giant Mineralize Skinfinish, extra large Powder Blush and Oversized Lipgloss. As a make up artist in Manchester I've been admiring the packaging, it's beautful. I'm sure the range will fly off the shelves when it is launched this Thursday 17th February exclusively...

How To Clean Dirty Makeup Brushes

If like me you use your makeup brushes daily, i'd recommend that you clean them at least once a week. It's important to wash away the old makeup, natural oils and bacteria. You don't need to spend a lot of money on fancy cleaners, baby shampoo works brilliantly. Top Tips For Clean Makeup Brushes Start by filling up a bowl with 4 parts water and 1 part shampoo. Stir to allow the shampoo to dilute in the water Grab each make up brush and place the bristles into the bowl. Gently rub them to ensure the bristles do not come loose. Rinse under cool water until the water runs clean Remember to...

5 Minute Festival Makeup Look

Here goes, a fabulous 5 minute make up look thats perfect for the festival season, in just 5 simple steps! Finish apply BareMinerals SPF 15 Foundation £22.00 (8g) for a flawless finish apply with brush using circular motions build up the coverage in areas of skin prone to reddness such as around the nose Tired from the night before, banish dark cirles by dotting a small amount of No7 'Instant Radiance Concealor' (£13.25) in the inside corner of your eye and down. Gentle pat it in with your ring finger. Define your eyes using the new Topshop makeup 'Kohl in Coal' (£4) I prefer black however there are various...

Makeup Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

I get asked alot by contact lens wearers for make up advice on how they should apply their eye make up. So here are some useful hints and tips along with a few suggestions of suitable products. 1. Check the ingredients of the make up, go for one that is hypoallergenic such as No7 'Sensitive Eyes' Mascara, which has no carbon bits inside. It's tested by Opthamologist's and comes in Black/Brown Black (£11) 2. Ask one of tbe Make up Artists or Beauty Consultants to test the products on you to ensure they will not irriate your eyes before you buy them. 3. When applying your makeup start with your...

Use Makeup To Conceal Dark Under-Eye Circles

Dark circles can be caused by tiredness, ageing, genetics, lack of nutrients or the effects of the sun. If you suffer from dark circles. Disquising them is quick and easy when you know how, simply follow these tips. 1, Don't use a foundation around your eyes as it is too heavy for your delicate under eye area. Instead go to your favourite makeup counter and ask them to show you their under eye concealor. They are usually liquid and come packaged like a pen with a brush on the end 2, The shades match pink or yellow skin tones, the right one for you should be slightly lighter than...