I wanted to share a little natural make up with you. I recently worked on some shots of Barbora a gorgeous new face at Premier model management. I love creating natural looks- perfecting brows, creating flawless skin with a glow and giving the cheeks a flash of glowing color.
I prepped the skin with Liz Earle’s Cleanse and Polish Hot polish cleanser, skin repair moisturizer.
For a totally flawless skin I used Myface’s My Mix foundation, this is a great foundation for close up skin in photo shoots as it is light weight the finish is exceptionally natural (although the coverage i s too light for problem skin, you will need to team with the matching concealer).
I groomed barbora’s eye brows using Shavata brow products.
For the lips and cheeks I patted on a little Becca Beach Tint Lip and Cheek stain and finished the lips with a little lip balm.
I finished by carefully applying a coat of Bobbi Brown’s No Smudge Mascara.
I also smouldered the look up later with heavy eye liner and some rocky body art.
I have had a couple of AMAZING shoots lately with Joseph Sinclair and Oscar Alexander Lundberg. I love the shots we worked on with Maria E from M and P modeling agency.
I thought this look was a little vampy fantastic for this time of year.
To create this look I used the following products;
Laura Mercier Satine Creme Colour in Amber velvet
RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes in ME-03 Sparkly Gold
Mac False lashes in style 33 You will need 2 pairs for the top and bottom
I began by prepping the eyes and lips with Liz Earle Super Skin Eye and Lip Treatment and then began creating the eyes. I always begin with the eyes on a smoky look, this way after I have finished the eyes I can wipe away any powder drop before applying my base.
I painted a strong cat shape with the Laura Mercier Satin Creme Colour using an eyeshadow brush. Blend well, don’t be afraid to use clean finger tips to pat and smudge in creams, it works brilliantly.
I then highlighted the whole lid with the RMK ingenious Jelly shadow and then created a ”hotspot” to dramatise the metalic shine in the centre of the lid with the shiny gold RMK Ingenious powder Eyeshadow. I can’t express enough how much I love these 2 RMK colours…
I then HEAVILY lined the upper and lower water lines in MAC’s Smoulder Eye Kohl, smudging slightly into the lash line.
After a layer of Mascara apply the MAC false lashes (style 33) on the top AND bottom lash line. This is what creates the vampy/edgyness to the look.
Now the eyes are finished wipe away any powder drop so you have a completely clean base.
I applied the MAC Matte instead of a moisturiser, this works really well on photo shoots as it means you should not get shine breaking through and will not need to apply powder which leads to a duller finish.
Now apply the Match Master foundation I actually used to shades 1 as an all over tone and a shade lighter under the eyes and along the tops of the cheek bones- this was done to add contour to the cheeks for photographic purposes.
I applied foundation over the lips and brows, this gives an edgy, fashion finish to the look.
Finish by contouring the hollows of the cheeks lightly with the Guerlain bronzer.
It occurred to me earlier that all but 1 of these shots had been confined to my pc and not shown off…. So, here are some fun shots I did with photographer Arron Dunworth, nail magician Nadia Blanco and Storm Jewelery a little while back, hope you like. Products used- MAC Cosmetics, MAC PRO paints and Reflects glitters and Mehron metalic gold powder/paint.
I did an amazing los muertos inspired shoot with Photographer Jenny Brough which was published in Kurve Magazine.
The shoot was also filmed by Tiny Dog films and picked to be shown at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival in LA. We won best hair and make up for the film which was then also shown in Las Vegas.
I used all Mac pro products for the shoot, the acrylic paints are incredible!
HASTA LA MUERTE
Photographer/Creative Director: Jenny Brough
Bodypainter: Lauren Baker using MAC Pro products
Hair Stylist: Perry Patraszewski
Set Design: Harry Riley
Stylist: Lauren Eva
Models: Kasia Bober
Fashion Co-ordinator: Oliver Vaughn
Lighting Technician: Tim O’Neill
Designers: Jasper Garvida
Retoucher: Monica Chamorro
Production Assistant: Edward Frith
Video Piece: Tiny Dog Films
Location: All Saints Chapel – Eastbourne, UK
Special Thanks to: ChoccyWockyDooDah
In Water Flowers
Check out my new piece in Pride Magazine. I did the make up, hair and a write up to show how anyone can get funky celebrity style without the celebrity price tag! It was so much fun doing something different, bright and bold!
Assistant:Kendra Lee Smith
Fashion:Arron Dunworth using funkybling.co.uk
Give cheeks a highlighted glow with RMK’s Ingenious Jelly Cheeks in JE-04 (Ladies, make up artists I absolutely love this brand if you haven’t tried RMK yet what are you waiting for?)
(£16). Apply M.AC’s Teal Pigment (£15.50) across the lids blending up and outwards.
For J.LO-esque luscious lashes apply La La Lashes in Drama Queen (£7.10) to the top lash line. Finish eyes by lining the lower waterline heavily with M.A.C’s Eye Pencil in Indigo (£11.50).
With bold eyes keep the lip colour soft and complimentary. Apply a light coat of Barry M’s Baby Pink Lipstick (£4.49). Finally make nails pop with DIY Nails Hand Painted Press On Nails in Matte Leopard Print (£10).
Wonderland Wig Crystal £16.99, customised with Colour Xtreme Hair Art
Spray 75ml By Lee Stafford (£4.07)
I Scream Necklace, Funky Bling £120 Cuff, Funky Bling £115 Magic Power Necklace, Funky Bling £120 Ring, Funky Bling £45
Using clean fingers pat on Bobbi Brown’s SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer (£27). Focusing on areas of discolouration to give skin a more radiant glow.
On cheeks sweep New CID I-Shimmer Double Ended Highlighter in Fudge (£18.50).
Apply a fresh orange tone to the eyes such as RMK’s Ingenious Powder Eyes in ME-04 (£16) to the inner corner of the eyes blending out. Then blend a more vivid orange hue like BR-06 (£16) from the outer corners.
Add Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eyeliner (£15.50) along the top lash line, flicking the liner up and outwards for a feline look. Finish this look with a bold coat of Models Own Lip, Cheek and Face Paint in Neon Pink (£5) on the lips.
Create an eye-catching print on the lips with Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoo in Pink Cheetah (£12). With your mouth in an ‘ahh’ shape measure your lips against the transfers and cut them to the size best suited to the guidelines. Peel off the backing and apply the sticky side to the mouth. Using very wet cotton wool press the transfer on. Leave for 30 seconds then remove the backing. Be extra careful and avoid eating or drinking for the first five minutes after application as the lip transfer dries.
On your nails use DIY Nails Hand Painted Press On Nails in “Yummy” Leopard Print Cupcake Nails (£10).
Wonderland Wigs (worn stacked) Amber £16.99 and Venus £17.49
Necklace, Funky Bling £165 Wonderland Wig Paris £18.49 (www.wonderlandwigs.co.uk).
Necklace, Funky Bling £95 Ring, Funky Bling £45
Sculpt the cheekbones following their natural shape and brush on Sleek’s Blusher in Flushed (£4.05). Don’t be afraid to wear EVERY trend on your nails – use DIY Nails, made to order from £15. To properly prepare your fingernails for the press-on nails ensure hands and nails are clean, making sure your nails are well filed and remove any polish that you may have on. If you have slender fingernails, file down the sides of the false nails to make them fit properly. Squeeze enough glue on the surface of your natural nail to cover the surface. Place the press-on nail firmly over your natural nail, and hold it in place for 30 seconds while the glue sets.
Wonderland Wig Rula £22.49
Shades, Funky Bling £115 Stop Ring, Funky Bling £45
Necklace, Funky Bling £120 Mr Pac Ring, £55
I was very excited recently to be asked to do make up for Heidi Mottram’s Autumn/Winter 11 collections.
Myself and photographer Dave Wise also shot the last collection, I loved the last set of images and we had had a great day so I knew this would be a blast.
I worked alongside a fab team consisting of the lovely Heidi and Gus, photography by Dave Wise, hair by Tim Fursseddon and the model was Clare Louise Brown.
As always with this team it was a fun, relaxed yet productive day. The shots are really different from the last set, I think they are strong memorable images which really highlight the bags.
It was my first time working with Tim who was awesome and it was great to work with old friends.
Here are the standard shots of me looking horrible applying make up to the clearly gorgeous Clare. Got to love behind scenes shots ;-) -
Apologies it has been so long so I thought I would post a body painting I did recently with Titus Powell (click to check out his awesome fashion blog). I have been doing lots of body painting lately but mainly event work.
This was a client shoot myself and the lovely Veronica came up with the concept together I thought it came together really nicely. I wanted an eerie and slightly romantic feel to the hair make up and body paint. I used a mixture of Kryolan and Illamasqua make up and paints (both brands available in Charles Fox if like me you are London based). Who knew bugs could be so beautiful
I was booked recently to do the make up for some Hollyoaks babes for the ITV British Soap Awards.
Check out Nathalie Emmanuel Hollyoak’s “Sasha Valentine” and her on-screen sister ” Lauren Valentine” Dominique Jackson on The British Soap Awards tonight.
They were both lovely to work with and looked amazing in the gorgeous outfits red carpet ready.