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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!images-2

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

New Spring Cinderella Makeup Coming Soon...

New spring makeup coming soon…

The colour collection features, 2 nude/pink shades of lipstick, a 6 peice matt eye shadows palette including versatile shades of taupe, silver and plum, deep black mascara, gel eyeliner and a stunning peach highlighter for added radiance.

Finally it wouldn’t be complete without 3 pots of glitter, I love the plum pigment called ‘Evil Stepmother’ All the makeup has fantasy names such as ‘Happily Ever After’ ‘Glass Slipper’ which give them an extra quirky feature. The Lipglass is £16, which is reasonable priced and hard to resist whether you’re a disney fan or not!

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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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

  1. Eye shadow and face primer to mattify your skin
  2. White watercolour or ultra light Foundation
  3. Black liquid liner and black brow pencil
  4. False eye lashes or lashings of mascara
  5. White, grey and black eye shadow
  6. Red lipliner and plum lipstick
  7. Highlighter and powder
  8. Tools, foundation brush, two eye shadow brushes and a lip brush

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10 Steps To Create The Morticia Addams Look

  1. Apply eye primer and face primer to ensure the make up sticks and lasts all night
  2. I’m going to use a foundation two shades lighter than my skin tone I’ll buff it in with a foundation for full coverage
  3. Use a silver grey eye shadow to create a smokey look and blend it just past your eye socket
  4. Apply black eyeliner to both of your eyes on your lid and below your eye. To add depth use black eye shadow in the outer corner of your eye and blend it out with a clean eye shadow brush
  5. Highlight your cheek bones with a highlighter, such as Benefit ‘High Beam’ and dust grey eye shadow under your cheek bones and down the side of your nose to make it more pointed and defined
  6. Apply black mascara and kohl black liner to your inner and upper water line to finish the dramatic eye
  7. Then go for it with a red lip liner to enhance your cupid bow, apply all over and mix it with a matt plum lipstick on top
  8. Fill in your eyebrows with a brow pencil to create a rounded shape, follow your brow bone and elongate the length
  9. Set with a translucent powder or fixing spray

If you’re not inspired by this, you could go as Wednesday Addams or Frankenstein’s Bride, Happy Halloween!

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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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 Delevingne marketing campaign they were sampling customers until it’s launch date. I headed to Selfridges to pick one up as it’s a larger store they have been allocated more. I was matched to a B10 as I don’t have a yellow or pink undertone the Beige tone suited my skin tone exactly. I tried the foundation this evening and it did feel light weight on my skin, I applied more around my chin and nose where I have more imperfections and I was happy with the result.

YSL fusion ink foundation

As a makeup artist in Manchester I’ve tested a lot of new foundations and I think this one will be perfect for brides who tend to have a combination/oily skin type. as it is long wearing. It also has has a velvety matte appearance so I wouldn’t need to buff as much powder into the skin to achieve a matte finish. I think it will be a great edition to my kit, and it’s reasonable priced at £30.50. However for any of my clients who prefer a dewy finish or have dry skin I’ll always stick to using Chanel ‘Vitalumiere.’

If you’d like to know a bit more information Vogue have written a review on it, to read it in full head to the site now

Ask the beauty advisor on the counter to demonstrate the shades, the best place to test it is on your  jaw-line, go for the one that disappears into your skin (you might be a slightly warmer shade if you have been on holiday). There are 18 shades available so there will definitely be one that’s right for you and if you love it, pop your name down on the waiting list!

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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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 the products, the packaging is amazing and there’s a picture of the leading lady on each one.

 
The colour collection features, 2 palettes of 4 shades of matt eye shadows including pink and blues or yellow and greens, matt bright pink and coral blushers, 4 luminous lip glosses and finally it wouldn’t be complete without a pair of long and defined false lashes!

 

mac inspired makeup colletion

It’s limited edition so I’m sure it’s going to sell out as quick as Homer eating a doughnut, Here’s what “Marge” “has to say” about the products, according to a press release “They’re all so great, but I must say that Lisa’s Spikes really works well with my skin tone and of course, Beehive Blue complements my hair perfectly.”

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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Christmas Party Season Makeup & 5 Great Gift Ideas

The party season is not far away, if you’ve got your outfit sorted and want some new makeup there are some fabulous products on the market. Whether your looking for a dramatic look or just something to help you stand out here’s a few ideas, I hope you love them too!

1. bareMinerals Ready Face & Body Luminizer (£35) this will give you a gorgeous radiant glow. Apply to your cheek bones, brow bone or cupid bow to add light to your makeup look and definition to your features

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2. Ombres Matelassees de Chanel, palette of five eyeshadows shades ‘Charming’ (£48) excellent pigment and easy to blend. Mixture of shiny and matte textures that you can apply wet or dry as an eyeliner or a smokey eye effect.

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3. Lancome ‘Hypnose Classic Mascara’ (£22) you can use two coats and it will never clump. To apply place the wand at the root of your lashes and zig zag up for maximum impact at the root and length right through to the end of your lashes.  The set is a brilliant gift for friends with the eye makeup remover and eyeliner for free.

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4, Laura Mercier White Magic Collection Creme Smooth Lip Colour in ‘Flamingo’ (£20) rich colour, with added vitamin E and light weight texture that you can build up

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5. Dior Grand Bal Collection Diorific Vernis Nail Polish (£20) beautiful packaging and 4 stunning shades

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All of these products are available to buy on the high street or if your looking for an exclusive beauty gift browse the Selfridges website for even more inspiration, Happy Christmas!

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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Bridal Makeup From Noon To Midnight, 5 Quick and Easy Tips!

Wedding season is in full swing as a Bridal Make Up Artist in Manchester I’m frequently asked by brides how they can transform their flawless bridal look and adapt it for a glamorous evening look so here’s 5 quick and easy bridal make up tips

  1. Add a second coat of mascara, place the wand at the root of your lashes and use a zig zag motion to thicken and curl your lashes, concentrating on the ends for fabulous fluttery eye lashes
  2. Create drama on your eyes using a black eye shadow in the crease of your eye socket, blend outwards using circluar motions
  3. Next use a highlighter to emphasis your cheek bones, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow
  4. Dust a translucent powder over your t-zone to take away any shine and revitalise your foundation
  5. Finally add a high shine lip plumping lip gloss

Have a girlie night in to practise and remember to create your evening bridal make up look next to good lighting! x

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Half Price Jemma Kidd Masterclass@home- but only until midnight tonight!

Jemma Kidd just called me (not actually her, the academy, shame!) to tell me they’re running a special offer on Masterclass@Home sessions for today only. Whether you’ve thought about having a Masterclass or not, today is the best day ever to book one! Check this out…

Book a Masterclass by midnight tonight (Tuesday) and it’ll be half price for everyone that takes part (still free for the host). The actual Masterclass can take place any day up to Monday 31st October, so you have plenty of time to arrange it with your friends and family. Plus the lessons are a great girlie night in where you’ll learn how to achieve professional make up looks using Jemma Kidd products. (Plus it’s loads of fun!). Call me on 07847 826 824 to book and reserve your preferred date.

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Do We Care How Men Feel About Our Make Up?

Just read an article by Wendy Atterberry on thefrisky.com discussing a study in America, which researched how men feel about make up. Apparently they prefer the natural look and some even prefer us to wear no make up at all. Make up is my best friend, I love it because I can use it to enhance beauty by disguising dark cirles, evening out skin tones, defining lips and it allows me to create thicker/longer lashes every day. The end result is most woman feel more confident after their makeover, which I think is really important. So girls get your mascara wands and bronzors out tomorrow morning and apply your make up as usual.

To check out the article click here it’s an interesting read.

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The Top Make Up Brushes Used By The Experts

The secret to applying fantastic make up is to invest in some fantastic make up brushes that you feel comfortable using. You don’t have to spend a fortune on tons of brushes and can start by picking up a few basics such as one for eye shadow, eyebrow, concealor and blusher.

So many make up brushes to choose from!

So many make up brushes to choose from!

Every Make up Artist has their favourite brushes, I like to use brushes from Ruby and Millie and Lisa Eldridge’s range created for No7, however every brand has different shapes, sizes and qualities so test some to find the right ones for you. I usually pop into my high street make up retailer to see how they feel on my skin and whether any of the bristles fall out.

During my makeovers the most frequent question I get asked is:
“Why do I need to use a foundation brush? I have always used a sponge.“

Foundation make up brushes are fantastic because you can place a small amount of your liquid foundation onto the back of your hand and dip the brush it and start applying it onto your nose and cheeks, just where you need it.  Your foundation lasts longer because you are not using so much and the result is much better.

A sponge is wasteful because it soaks up your foundation, and can often leave steaks. Fingers are still best for blending the foundation into the jaw line and around the forehead.

If you want some more tips on the best brushes out there; check out this article in the Daily Mail by Celebrity Make up Artist Jemma Kidd. She goes through an assortment of make up brushes and reveals her personal favourites.

Hope you find it useful. x

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