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Spring 2016 Make up Trends

As a make up artist in Manchester it's important that I'm always aware of up-coming make up trends, and with Spring just around the corner it's great to see there are already some fantastic products available to help you achieve that post-winter glam. I just love telling anyone that'll listen what's hot when it comes to cosmetics, so I've put together a few key Spring 2016 make up looks that I've seen on the cat walk and been using on my clients. I've also included a few product recommendations to suit every budget. [caption id="attachment_4837" align="aligncenter" width="211"] You don't need a makeup bag bursting with products in spring.[/caption] This time...

Top 5 Bridal Makeup Tips For Oily Skin

The wedding season is fast approaching, I've been a busy bee this month with bridal makeup trial bookings. Alot of clients book me because they want there makeup base to be completely flawless on there wedding day. Some of my clients have an oily skin type, which is a particular concern because often shine can appear or pores can be enlarged. As a bridal make up in Manchester I believe it's really important to absorb shine without taking out the light and radiance from the skin. Top 5 tips to create make up longevity for a bride with oily skin 1. Apply oil free skin care and make up products,...

M.A.C Cinderella Inspired Makeup Collection Coming Soon….

M.A.C cosmetics have collaborated with Disney to produce a brand new spring makeup collection. This time they have been inspired by the very beautiful Disney Princess, Cinderella herself! They have created a six peice makeup collection, that has pretty pastel blue and gold packaging. You just need to wait a bit longer until it's launched on the 13th March 2015. As a makeup artist in Manchester I'm eager to give you a sneak preview of the products. M.A.C Cinderella Collection Fit For A Princess [caption id="attachment_4852" align="aligncenter" width="275"] New spring makeup coming soon...

Top 3 Makeup Gift Ideas This Christmas

Like lots of other bargain hunters I braved the shops on Black Friday to buy my Christmas presents, as a makeup artist in Manchester my friends and family love receiving makeup from me that I recommend and know they wouldn't choose for themselves. Here are a few of the products I bought which might help you if your stuck for what to buy your loved ones. Top 3 Makeup Christmas Gift Ideas 1: YSL Limited Edition Wild Collection Touche Eclat # 1 Every girl needs a bit of help this party season and this product does the business, it's brilliant at hiding dark shadows and you can use it to...

Strictly Come Dancing Halloween Makeup Predictions

I'm really looking forward to Strictly Come Dancing's Halloween show on Saturday 1st November. It's my favourite episode of the series as the makeup, costumes and performances are always amazing. If you haven't seen a Strictly Halloween episode then you can watch them again on you tube, well worth a look! Strictly Come Dancing 2013 saw some truly gruesome costumes and Halloween make up, including: Abbey Clancy - the makeup artist created a white masquerade ball mask and applied red lipstick to compliment it (danced the Rumba to 'Stay' with Aljaz) Natalie Gumede - she had red lips and a green shimmery forehead (danced the Viennese Waltz to 'Devil in...

Flawless Bridal Make Up Tips

Every bride-to-be wants to be sure there make up stays in one place on her wedding day. Between heat, tears, rain, and lots of hugging, it’s easy for your make up to smear and smudge. As a bridal make up artist in Manchester I like to read top tips from other make up artists, Here are Alexa, of The Glam Fairy, top 10 tips for making sure your make up last and looks great in photographs through out your wedding day. 1. You want a great primer with a silicone base. Silicone fills in fine lines and blocks the sebaceous glands from producing oil so using that as an...

Morticia Addams Halloween Makeup

Halloween is my favourite time of year, I've got a halloween wedding booking this year and I'm ready to transform the bridal party into zombies, witches and corpse brides. As a makeup artist in Manchester I thought I'd go for a different look for myself this year without prosthetics to cut costs. As I've got fair skin and long dark hair it made sense to be Morticia Addams. What You'll Need To Become Morticia Addams Eye shadow and face primer to mattify your skin White watercolour or ultra light Foundation Black liquid liner and black brow pencil False eye lashes or lashings of mascara White, grey and black eye shadow Red lipliner and plum...

Autumn/Winter Makeup Trends 2014

The summer is nearly over and it's time to discover hot makeup looks for Autumn/Winter 2014. 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 2014. Here's my top three make up trends...

New Makeup: YSL ‘Fusion Ink Foundation’ – Free 7 day Trials Available Now!

There's been a buzz in the beauty industry today about a new foundation that YSL are launching on the 20th August 2014 'Fusion Ink'. It offers a medium to full coverage, is ideal for anyone who doesn't like the feel of foundation on their skin, if you like to build up your coverage it's ideal as it isn't thick or dry so won't go cakey. Another big thing going for it is that it contains volatile oils instead of water and powder like most long wear foundations so it only leaves the pigment on your skin. I read on Money Saving Expert that as part of the Cara...

M.A.C Marge Simpson Inspired Makeup Coming Soon….

To celebrate M.A.C cosmetics 25th anniversary they have collaborated with The Simpsons to produce a brand new makeup collection this autumn. The long running sitcom has being produced and shown on TV since 1989, M.A.C have been inspired by the very yelllow Mrs Simpson herself.   They have created a ten peice makeup collection so If you have always wanted to create her makeup look you can now! You just need to wait a bit longer until it's launched online on the 28th August 2014 or available in department stores this September. As a makeup artist in Manchester I'm super excited to give you a sneak preview of some of...