Monday, 29 April 2013

Chamomile Tea

Facial wipes are such an easy way to remove make-up. A couple of goes over the face and even the heaviest make-up is usually gone, negating the need for many of the bottles and jars of cleansing products that take up space in and weigh a kit down. Quick and convenient, I tend to find that facial wipes are particularly popular with the male artists and presenters I work with - well who wants to hang around after a long day on set!?

Friday, 26 April 2013

Top 5: Brown Organic Mascara

More often than not I find myself choosing brown mascaras over black when I'm working. I don't intentionally eschew black but find the varying shades of browns a little more forgiving and versatile and are perfect for adding a little definition to the lashes of fairer men too.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Behind The Brand: Mavala

Nail polish as we know is not a product that is particularly clean or green. By its very nature it is traditionally full of toxins and resins that are known to be detrimental to our health. One of my favourite nail brands is Mavala and it is one that in the world of nail polishes, is pretty damn clean.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Blotting Paper

As a Make-up Artist one issue that you are constantly battling on set is shine. Powder and mattifying products are part of every kit, but many mattifiers don't work well when applied over existing make-up and applying layer upon layer of powder will simply clog up the skin and looks terrible on High Definition. So what do you do?

Monday, 15 April 2013

Natural & Organic Products Show

To end what proved to be a packed week of trade shows and work, I visited the second day of the Natural and Organic Products Europe Show (NPE) at Olympia.

Friday, 12 April 2013

UMA Expo

On a day that could almost be considered positively spring-like, I visited the opening day of the newest make-up show in town - the United Make-up Artist Expo (UMAE)...

Monday, 8 April 2013

Love: Bee Lovely

This week I'm in love with Neals Yard Remedies Bee Lovely To Your Hands Hand Cream.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Trading Places

Icelandic Waters

I have always been blessed with pretty good skin that looks younger than my years and is generally blemish free (thanks mum!), but looking in the mirror recently I realised that over the past few months my skin has not been looking its best, especially around the eye area. Time to take action!

Monday, 1 April 2013

One Year On...

This time last year I wrote about my decision to not renew my MAC Pro membership and my disappointment in the decision made by MAC Cosmetics to market their products in China and in doing so, negating their long held cruelty-free stance. One year on and...