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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...

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...

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...

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...

Tinted Moisturiser vs Foundation – Which is Best For You?

Winter is here bringing with it cold weather as a result you might be suffering with dry skin. The areas that are most likely to be effected is your t-zone and cheeks. It's a good time to swap your foundation for a tinted moisturiser because they usually contain spf and as they name suggests that are also more moisturising. If you love a full coverage foundation then this may not be for you, although if you do need extra coverage you can apply concealor to any blemishes before hand. I would always use a foundation for an evening event or wedding as the look will be more suitable...

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...

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...

Makeup Artists To Use Only Ethical Products By 2013

The EU ban on animal testing on makeup is something that I feel very strongly about. In January last year I wrote a post after reading about a new technology, which should help put a stop to companies in the beauty industry testing their product ingredients on animals, to read the full post click here. Vegan actress Alicia Silverstone has sent a letter to the European Union suggesting they uphold a marketing ban that was set in motion 8 years ago. As from 11 March 2013, no cosmetic product containing an ingredient that has been tested for the purposes of the Directive using animals after this date...