Get the look with Helen George and Sian Duke
It was fantastic working with the gang from Undercover Glamour, Here is an article I wrote on getting the looks ! With the very lovely Hamassa, Annabelle and Alex Weaver.
It was wonderful to see the beautiful Helen George again and get her red carpet ready last night for the TV choice awards 2015. Now that she's glittering away in Strictly we decided to go for an understated look for the red carpet. Simplistic glowing skin, perfect eyeliner a sprinkling of fluffy lashes and a smile !
Skin - Embryolisse - www.embryolisse.co.uk
Primer - MAC Radiance Primer - www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Base - Make Up forever ultra HD foundation - http://www.makeupforever.com
Highlighter - MAC Global Glow - www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Concealer / highlighter - Tom Ford - tomford.com
Bronzer - Tom Ford www.tomford.com
Brows - Anastasia Beverley Hills - http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Eyes - MAC 24hr base - www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Eyes - Tom Ford - tomford.com
Eyes - MAC reflects glitter, custom made for Helen by me - www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Mascara - Armani - Eyes to Kill - www.armanibeauty.co.uk
Lashes - Eyelure - Individuals www.eyelure.com
Eyeliner - MAC Pro - BLACK BLACK www.maccosmetics.co.uk chromaline
Blusher - NARS - Madly & MAC narscosmetics.co.uk
Body - NARS Bronzing Monoi Oil narscosmetics.co.uk/
Lips - Charlotte Tilbury Lip pencil pillowtalk - http://www.charlottetilbury.com
Lips - MAC Syrup Lipstick www.maccosmetics.co.uk
I used Cloud9 styling tools, my favourites ! - http://www.cloudninehair.com
Bumble and bumble for prep.
The dress was stunning, styled by Kelvin Barron - www.kelvinbarron.com
Winning an award too, a great night for Helen and the crew from Call the midwife. I have all my bets on Helen to win Strictly now !
Team Helen !!
Here is a lovely article from the daily mail..
Always a pleasure doing hair and make up for the beautiful actress Helen George from Call the Midwife. This time for this years Glamour Awards.
We decided to go for an effortlessly elegant but tousled look with hair. A loose undone braided up do was the choice for the evening. A spritz of surf spray and setting spray to hold. Thanks to Bumble and Bumble.
Skincare used, Bioderma to cleanse and Embryolisse to moisturise.
The make up we used included a fantastic foundation I've been playing with recently, Make Up Forever HD foundation, MAC cosmetics prolonger concealer, and MAC BB Cream palette in Amber, Tom ford contour and highlight palette, MAC dainty blusher, Loreal Lipgloss with Plum lipliner from MAC Cosmetics. All eyeshadows used from MAC cosmetics with added reflects glitter in teal. Brows using Lingering brow pencil from MAC cosmetics and brow gel from NARS cosmetics.
Lovely to see such the stunning Helen on the best dressed lists and what a dress it was styled by Kelvin Barron.
I just had to write a little something about my fabulous friend and her Nail business The Final Nail. Alex the owner is a super creative talent and always comes up with the best ideas for the perfect manicure. Always ahead of the trends her designs you just must see. The latest one that caught my eye were the beautiful poppy nails, Rememberence day being such an important and special day, a beautiful way to show your support and respect.
And with Christmas coming why not get yourself down to see Alex for a christmas Manicure like this one. The Final Nail is based in Brighton but is regularly in London for work and special events.
I hope you love them just as much as i do !!
Love & Lipstick,
After returning from a very lovely holiday recently, I have realised how much I've neglected this blog and how I shall pull my socks up and share some fun stuff with you !
It was an absolute pleasure working with Mischa on this shoot, so much fun to hang out with her and chat and make up. I adored her in the OC and even more so in real life ! A very very cool lady indeed. Just a lovely day with a great team, Photography by Chris Harris, styling by Natasha Lyons and wonderful location, The Grove . Its fantastic to see it on the cover of Professional Hairdresser Magazine.
Get the Look
I wanted to create an elegant understated soft look. Fresh dewy skin, a sprinkling of freckles and diffused blush and lip colour. Here are the go to products I used ;
- Embryolisse moisturiser
- Dr Lipp - condition lips
- Base using MAC cosmetics Face & Body
- MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Powder to set
- To brighten and conceal with Amber Eclat - Tom Ford Beauty
- Highlight using NARS cosmetics - Copacobana Highlighter
- Cheeks using Something Special cream Blush - MAC cosmetics, contour with MAC PRO sculpting powders.
- Eyes - Coffee Eye Pencil, Saddle Eyeshadow, Swiss Chocolate, Embark, Root Cream colour base. All MAC Cosmetics & Mekong eyeshadow by NARS Cosmetics to line the eyes.
- Eyebrows with Lingering eyebrow pencil MAC Cosmetics
- Lipstick - Pure Zen Lipstick MAC Cosmetics
- and a few Added freckles using a combination of eyebrow pencils, Fling & Lingering. MAC cosmetics.
Behind The Scenes
I hope you enjoyed the article and video,
Love & Lipstick,
You may have seen this advert already on your tellybox. I had the pleasure of working with the fantastic charity Macmillan Cancer Support again to produce this wonderful advert to raise awareness and money for such a fabulous cause.
All actors and actresses and crew involved were just fantastic from start to finish. We were challenged with some weather issues storms, rain, black clouds and intermittent sunshine so to see how wonderful this advert is just brings a smile to my face.
Please watch and Love !
So heres where you and I can help. Sign up and raise money for this wonderful cause.
Cancer affects so many people and we can all do something to help. Recently this has come close to home with me.
Andrea Pellegrini you are incredible and such an inspirational !
A dear friend and fantastic make up artist Andrea Pellegrini is starting up a you tube channel to tell her story and for ladies with and/or affected by cancer.
Please watch, support and share her journey. It is called Baldy Beautiful and can be found on Facebook and on this link
What a fantastic Video and wonderful woman. So much Love for you Andrea !
So go and give your support !
Love & Lipstick,
Recently I had the pleasure with working with the beautiful and ever so lovely Helen George again. Her wonderful stylist Kelvin Barron introduced us, check out his fantastic work at
To create the look we took inspiration from the beautiful dress by Marchesa.
I created a modern elegant beautiful look with a nod to the sixties.
Focusing on Helens natural beauty and beautiful almond eyes. To get the look we used MAC cosmetics Face & Body foundation to warm the skin in a golden tone, then for longevity for the evening we used MACs pro long wear concealer to highlight and conceal. The skin was lightly powdered around the t zone and highlighted with NARS copacobana illuminator on the tops of the cheek bones. We used fluttery striking lashes from MAC cosmetics no 8s. For Eyes I applied a deep crease with matte shadows copperplate, wedge and brun (mac cosmetics) Eyeliner was clean and sleek and slightly extended.
For cheeks we wanted the blush to come from within so we used pink and bronze tones ( Dainty and tendering (mac cosmetics) for a diffused blusher look. To complete the look we used a classic sixties lip, Kinda Sexy Lipstick (one of my favourites from MAC and a pastel pink liner over the top from Laura Mercier.
An absolute pleasure working with Helen as usual and look out for her in Call the Midwife on your tellybox !
Love & Lipstick
So here is my latest music video. Produced by the fabulous lot at Able and Baker and directed by the award winning Remy Cayuela. ( Best Young Director 2014 - For one of our previous videos Wilkinson - Afterglow)
Its controversial, cheeky and very funny... Please watch and share
Make up and hair was very character based. Femme Fetale, handsome sperm, you know the usual ;)
Make Up artist Tips
10 must have make up Products for music videos :
1 - Homeoplasmine - ( conditioning for lips, dry skin)
2 - Kleenex Blotting papers
3- Dermalogica - Oil free moisturiser
4 - MAC cosmetics - Invisible Powder - (Pro stores only)
5 -In extreme dimension mascara
6 - Eyedrops
7 - Bobbi Brown Palette
8 - Blacktrack - MAC cosmetics
9 - NARS illuminators - Copacobana, Orgasm - Fantastic for highlight.
10 - Vaseline Spray and Go moisturiser
The sunshine is here so I'm protecting my clients and self from the UV - Ageing and UV - Burning ! Beautiful skin all year round. To achieve that glow and gorgeous sun kissed effect invest in quality products, high SPFs and Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate !
Images - Sarah Louise Johnson Photography
Shot in Los Angeles, California
Anna K - Ford Models LA
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist - The best lightweight sunscreen I've ever come across. I hope it makes it to the UK soon. Sunscreens range up to a sun block of 100spf. Great for all skins.
MAC cosmetics - SPF50 Face Protection. - A regular in my kit. Great for skin protection, on shoots, on holiday just fantastic. Great for all skin types. A little goes a long way !