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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...

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...

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 2. Ombres Matelassees de Chanel, palette of five eyeshadows shades 'Charming' (£48) excellent pigment and easy to blend. Mixture of...

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...

Breaking News – Individual Masterclass@Home Makeup Lessons

Some great news for all of you who wanted to take part in a Jemma Kidd Masterclass@Home but couldn't get your group of friends together on one night. We're now doing Masterclass@Home makeup lesson in Manchester for individuals. Come down on your own or with a friend and join three to nine other ladies also taking part as individuals, the lessons are identical to the group sessions as is the equipment and tuition. You’ll be using official Jemma Kidd products and receive 10% off Jemma Kidd products ordered on the night - it must be said the lesson is about learning not buying, but the discount's there if...

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...

Alice In Wonderland Make Up

I'm really looking forward to the film release of 'Alice in Wonderland' directed by Tim Burton, on the 5th March. Many great stars have been cast including Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat. 'Walt Disney' relased photos to the press this weekend and the make up effects look incredible! Check out Helena Bonham Carter with her heart shaped lips, blue eyelids and drawn on eyebrows, she looks fantastic as the 'Red Queen'                               And hows about Anne Hathaway with her flawless white make up base and bold red lips, she looks amazing as the 'White Queen'.                             But the most fabulous look has to be Johnny Depp with perfectly defined purple lips and...

Strictly Come Dancing – Make up Artist Video

Have you been watching Strictly Come Dancing recently? Don't they look, sound and dance beautifully! But of course I'm only interested in one thing - the make up. The head Make up Artist behind the show is Lisa Armstrong (Wife of Ant from Ant & Dec) but check out this video by Oonagh Connor who also works as an artist on the show: Strictly Come Dancing 2009 - The Make Up Diaires look Uploaded by oonaghoo. - Watch feature films and entire TV shows....

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. [caption id="attachment_175" align="aligncenter" width="275" caption="So many make up brushes to choose from!"][/caption] 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...