May 31, 2016

How to achieve a beautiful ombré lip

If there’s one part of the face that has received considerable attention in the cosmetics stakes this season, it would have to be the lips. Everyone’s obsessed with big lips and bloggers the world over are posting tips and tricks on how to make lips look fuller. One effective trick to achieve fuller lips without having to go under the knife, or use lip plumping kits is to create an ombré lip effect. Here’s how it’s done!     Ombré basically means two colours that gradually blend into each other, as with the ombré hair trend of having darker roots and lighter tips. But, ombré isn’t a term that’s exclusively applied to this particular hair colouring technique, it’s also a hot new lip colour trend that has taken the beauty […]
May 28, 2016

The one product I keep going back to: Mac Powder Blush in Margin

As a makeup artist nothing excites me more than experimenting with innovative new cosmetics products, but there are a couple of items I keep going back to time and again, and one of those products happens to be Mac’s Powder Blush in Margin.   Mac’s Powder Blush in Margin is a light-weight, durable powder blusher in a peachy-brown tone with an added golden shimmer. The colour itself is subtly metallic, which makes it the ideal product to enhance a Summer tan. I personally use it as a blusher and a highlighter as it gives me a wonderfully peachy sheen finish and a warm weather glow.   The great thing about this blusher, and one of the main reasons I keep going back to it, is its durability. Unlike most high-street […]
May 25, 2016

Eyeshadows to make your eye colour pop

It’s amazing how colour theory can be applied to just about any creative process, including makeup application. Below is a little advice on how to enhance that sparkle in your eyes by using certain eyeshadows to make your natural eye colour pop! Cool blue eyes: Neutral tones or coppers/gold/ terracotta tones are usually suggested as complimentary to cool blue eyes, so soft pastels are a good place to start. According to colour theory, shades on the opposite end of the colour spectrum compliment each other, so try experimenting with orange and coral tones to really get your eyes popping. Avoid overly harsh tones and smokey eyes as these will only serve to overpower your naturally bright eye colour. Apply a champagne / sheer toned eyeshadow to the bottom inner corner […]
May 23, 2016

Bronzing for beginners – basic bronze application techniques

Summer is almost here, which means it’s time to celebrate, but let’s be honest with ourselves, the UK isn’t exactly known for its super hot summers. If you fancy a natural looking tan without the help of the sun, follow these simple steps and we’ll have you bronzing like a pro!   Choosing the colour of your bronzer First thing’s first, as with pretty much any other cosmetic product, you need to choose the right colour for your skin tone. Applying a bronzer that’s far too dark for your skin will only make you look dirty instead of sun kissed. Also, try to avoid orange and copper tones, it’s a tan you’re after not a face like an orangutan. Lighter skinned ladies should definitely opt for a bronzer that has […]