Get the look with Helen George and Sian Duke
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,
Here is a recent video we made for Barbour and a collaboration with Christopher Raeburn. Fantastic designs, beautiful patterns and warmth for the cold wintery nights ahead. Make up was minimal and raw. Skin hydrated and emphasis on natural untouched beauty. Hair was undone and texturised with a little Bumble & Bumble beach spray.
Get the Look
- Using Dry Facial oils from Darphin massage the skin to invigorate and get the blood flowing
- Using tiny amounts of Chanel Lumiere Foundation where needed and buffed into the skin with Tom Ford face brush.
- Lashes brushed through with Tweezerman comb.
- Cream Blusher in Lady Blush and Pearl cream colour base - MAC cosmetics
- Dr Lipp on lips
- NO POWDER
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,
Here are some behind the scenes pics when creating the looks with the lovely Patrish from Profile Models.
To Create the look i used a Smashbox Primer followed by Mac cosmetics Studiosculpt foundation and Prolongwear concealer to add highlight and conceal.
I used a base for eyshadow from MAC PRO, chroma lines. Then on top add a combination go teals, blues and gold eyeshadows for the first look.
For the second look i added Gold Holographic Glitter from MAC cosmetics combined with Mac reflects glitter in gold blended into a black glitter from Charles Fox.
Cheeks i delicately added the blusher Taj Mahal from NARS cosmetics and for the lip I added Egyptian magic for a soft colourless sheen.
A very fun shoot to create make up for :)
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