June 30, 2016

International Makeup Artist Trade Show 2016

This year I was especially grateful to have been invited to work for love-makeup.co.uk at the International Makeup Artists Trade Show in London. The trade show occurs once a year in six major cities across the globe, namely: London, Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, Toronto and Sydney.   During my three day stint at IMATS, I had the pleasure of being surrounded by some of the finest makeup artists and brand ambassadors in the country, the crème-de-la-crème of artists, who oozed talent and inspirational ideas. I was truly in makeup heaven!   Working for Love-Makeup was a joy, especially as I got to sample some of the 60 or so brands that they currently sell on their website, including Ben Nye, Daniel Sandler, Zoeva, Kevin Aucoin and BeautyBlender (but to […]
June 28, 2016

Product of the week: Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

  Today I’d like to tell you a bit about my new go-to makeup product, what I consider to be the cosmetic holy of holies, the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation.   This medium coverage foundation is amazingly lightweight and provides me with just the right coverage, leaving my skin looking perfectly luminous post-application. The beauty of this product is that it contains vitamin C, which helps to rejuvenate and treat skin that has been exposed to UV ray damage, and vitamin E, which is known for its hydrating and moisturising properties. With 26 shades to choose from, there’s bound to be a colour to suit your skin tone.   I use this foundation on all of my clients and have only received positive feedback since switching to it. When a […]
June 26, 2016

Bronze for Summer: get that summer glow with bronze and copper eyes

It’s officially heat-wave season and everyone’s flashing a bit of flesh to top up on their tans. Why not accentuate yours with a warm glow by trying out a bronze, or copper eyeshadow trend this summer? It’s the perfect makeup solution for topping up a post-holiday tan. Read on to find out how! As with any good eyeshadow application, you’ll want to start off with a decent base by applying a primer to your eyelids, such as Laura Mercier’s Eye Basics Primer, which should start you off with a smooth canvas to apply your eyeshadow to. If you’d like to create dimension, opt for a primer that’s slightly darker than your natural skin tone. Laura Mercier’s comes in a range of colours, which makes this product just the trick to […]
June 22, 2016

Simple daytime and nighttime summer skincare routines everyone can follow

When it comes to my skin, I like to keep it simple. There are so many lotions and potions out there that claim to work overnight miracles on my face, but the truth is, establishing a simple and regular skincare routine is the only way you’re going to give that skin of yours the VIP treatment it needs to look clear, radiant and youthful. Read on for expert advice on keeping your skincare routine simple, but on point! Daytime Cleanse The most important thing you can do for your skin is to cleanse it first thing in the morning. By cleansing your skin in the mornings, you’re washing away any excess sebum and dead skin cells your body would have shed throughout the night, unblocking pores and giving you a […]