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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 Me’ with Artem)
  • Susanna Reid – her smoky eyes had a spooky feel with feather false eye lashes and metallic white eye shadow (danced the Charleston to ‘Bad Moon Rising’ with Kevin)
  • Ashley Taylor-Dawson definitely looked like a monster with a ghostly white face and red eye makeup (he danced the tango to ‘Beautiful Monster’)

As a makeup artist in Manchester I couldn’t help thinking about what the 2014 Strictly Come Dancing contestant’s halloween makeup will look like, so here’s some ideas I’ve come up with (add your suggestions in the comments!):

Mark Wright – Edward Scissorhands

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Caroline Flack – Elphaba from Wicked

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Jake Wood = The Joker

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And my favourite…

Judy Murray as Cruella deville

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We’ll just have to wait and see what the BBC producers come up with, and the Strictly Judges – Len Goodman, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Hall – will choose their favourites. Watch the show and have a frighteningly good 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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Bridal Make Up Artist Trends & Ten Top Tips For Summer 2013

If you’re a bride walking down the aisle in a few months time and you’re not sure what bridal make up to apply for this time of year, think lighter tones and radiant skin. As a bridal make up artist in Manchester, every summer I research products that are on trend for the season. It’s important that you spend time thinking about your bridal make up whether you are booking a bridal make up artist or planning to create your own bridal make up on your wedding day.

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Ten Top Tips For Stunning Summer Bridal Make Up

  1. Hydrate your lips with a lip balm in the skin care routine to give it plenty of time to soak into your lips
  2. Apply a radiance serum underneath your moisturiser for beautiful skin that will glow
  3. Use an oil free primer that that will correct your skin tone, smooth pores and keep your foundation long lasting, Nars ‘Light Optimizing’ (£25) is perfect for the job. Remember a different primer for your eye lids is also essential
  4. Check you have the correct shade of foundation, don’t go for one that is darker than your skin, unless you are planning on having a spray tan before your wedding day. Try Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ (£32) for beautiful even and natural coverage
  5. I prefer to use eyeshadows that have shimmer in them as they look creamy, I tend to stick to matt eyeshadows in winter. When I go to a bridal trial I wouldn’t be without Urban Decay ‘Ammo Palette’ (£23) Apply a lighter tone to the inner corner of the eye to enhance light and lashings of waterproof mascara
  6. Bronzer looks amazing on summer brides, for a naturally sunkissed look Chanel ‘Bronze Universal’ (£31) is a really good buy, the pot is huge so will last you at least 6 months
  7. Replace powder blusher for a cream blusher such as Daniel Sandler ‘Watercolour Creme Rouge Soft Pink’ £15.50, apply using your fingers to the apples of your cheeks and blend out using your thumb
  8. bridal make up artist manchesterUse an illminating powder unless you have especially oily skin this will enhance your dewy completion and look amazing in photographs, an example is Bare Escentials ‘Mineral Veil’ (£20) available with spf 20
  9. Eyebrows should be well groomed and gaps filled in naturally, a powder is the best product to create this effect with a brow brush, Benefit Brow Zing (£23.50)
  10. Finally i believe glossy lips look fabulous on summer brides I always dot a small amount in the centre of the mouth, this doesn’t dislodge all of the lipstick and creates a fuller pout

If you have any questions about bridal make up or products that I haven’t mentioned, let me know! x

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On Set As The Make Up Artist For ITN – Digital Babies Shoot Manchester

I had a great day creating make up looks last Wednesday for parents taking part in a project called ‘Digital Babies'(a Digital Care Social Enterprise) which is a collaboration between ITN, NHS Choices and The Royal College of Midwives.

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You can always rely on tv studios to have Marilyn Monroe dressing rooms!

The parents featured in short films discuissing important topics such as pregnancy, post natal depression and babies. The films will appear on the NHS choices website later this year. I was on hand to offer make up tips, pamper them and hide any skin imperfections from the cameras!

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Some of the mums on set had amazing stories to tell, very brave!

Many of the ladies were nervous before hand, but by the end of filming they were excited and very supportive of each others experiences.


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