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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...

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...

Tom Ford Make Up Launch For Men Coming Soon….!

Fashion Designer Tom Ford launched his make up products in Manchester's Selfridges stores in September 2011. Since then the products have been so successful that he has decided to launch skin care and make up especially for men! The collection will be available to buy in the Autumn and will include 'nine multifunctional skin-care and grooming products, including a cleanser, moisturiser, eye cream, purifying mud mask, concealor and bronzing gel' Tom Ford thinks 'beauty is a potent way for a woman to transform herself, makeup, skincare & fragrance have the potential to enable a real woman to become as glamorous & as inspirational as she can possibly be' As a...

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...

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...

How To Book A Bridal Make Up Artist & Save Money!

For most brides their wedding gown and bridal make up are the most important aspects of how they look on their big day. Whether you have decided to use the services of a bridal make up artist or to create your own make up look there are ways to save money.   6 Tips To Help You Save Money When Booking A Bridal Make Up Artist It's key to book a make up artist who is qualified and at the same time you don't need to spend a fortune. Ask your bridal make up artist to offer you a discount if you are paying for your bridesmaids make up too If your...

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...

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...

Winter Make Up Trends And Tips Using White Eyeliner

I think you'd agree that we are all used to applying black and brown eyeliners. In the winter season I use a white eyeliner from my kit more and more. Alot of my clients want me to create a wide eyed make up look, to achieve this I apply white eyeliner along their lower and upper water line. Black eyeliner makes eyes look smaller compared to white which does the opposite as it extends from the white of your eye ball. If you don't have a white eyeliner you could try Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal White Eye Pencil (£2.99). White Eyeliner Top 5 Tips Before you apply the eyeliner...

How To Create Realistic Gory Scar Wounds This Halloween!

If you fancy doing something different and going all out with your halloween make up looks this year. One of the best ways is to create scar wounds. The most cost effective method is to use liquid latex, which is made of rubber, ammonia and water. It comes in a wide range of colours. It's been around for years and as a makeup artist in Manchester I've used it many times, ensure that you don't use it if you think you might be allergic to latex. If you've never bought it before, you should be able to get hold of it in most fancy dress shops or online....