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 […]

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 […]

Product of the Week: Artis Elite Mirror 5 Brush Set

We put so much effort into searching for the perfect cosmetics products to put on our skin, but it’s easy to forget that what you use to apply your makeup is just as important as the product itself. I’m all over Artis brushes at the moment and especially their Elite Mirror 5 brush set range.   They may look a bit odd compared to your conventional makeup brushes, but the Artis Elite Mirror brushes have been specifically designed to make makeup application much easier and precise. The flat handles are shaped for a better grip, providing control for a more accurate application, which instantly makes these brushes winners in my books.   Each brush is made from CosmeFibre, which makes them animal product free, while providing superior makeup application performance. […]

Here’s how to apply long last red lipstick that actually lasts all day

We all love a bit of red lippy, but how many times have you resisted reaching for the red because you just can’t be bothered to reapply your colour when it starts to fade? Below is my personal guide to applying red lipstick and making sure it lasts the day!   You want to start with a smooth base, so exfoliate those lips and apply a good moisturising product, I use the Bobby Brown Lip Balm with SPF, to get those smackers ready for a touch of colour.   You don’t want your lips to be too greasy, so blot off any excess lip balm with blotting paper – this will make all the difference when it comes to applying your lipstick.   Start off your colour application with a […]