Friday, 31 May 2013

What's In The Box!? My Pro Kit

Question: "I like *names brand* make-up. What products do you use?"

Answer: "Oh, a whole heap of different stuff"

And so it begins...

Monday, 27 May 2013

We Can Be Heroes

... for ever and ever

On occasion all you want is to add a little colour to a skin rather than do a full make-up. This is especially true in the case of male make-ups, maybe when you want to achieve an effortless hero tan (you know, that healthy outdoorsy complexion - think of the characters in the US TV series Lost) or where keeping products to a minimum is sometimes key to a happy (if a little fussy) customer.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Top 5: Contouring - Shaders

The use of clever contouring techniques can really make a difference to your features. Strengthened jawbones, straightened noses and sharper cheekbones can all be created with just the application of one or two products.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Behind the Brand: Essential Care

I am currently in the beautiful rural countryside of North Suffolk where I was bought up. Having driven up to East Anglia from London this week, combining a family visit with two jobs, I decided that it was the perfect place to write this month's Behind the Brand post as it features local company Essential Care.

Friday, 17 May 2013


I recently worked on a music video for a Hip Hop artist with whom I have worked with a number of occasions. Previous videos have involved pretty standard make-ups - glamour and male grooming, however this was a little different. Think 1920's prohibition, think tommy guns, pin curls, corsets and pin striped suits.... Yep you've guessed it a good 'ole gangster movie style shoot 'em up - with a twist of course!

Monday, 13 May 2013

London Goats

Brush cleaning takes up a lot of my time. I currently have in excess of ummm... (whispers) 200 make-up brushes and although I don't use all of them at once (obviously) they do need cleaning between make-ups.

I love my brushes, however with all that cleaning I'm always looking for new and better ways to clean them - If nothing else it makes it a little more exciting for me!

Friday, 10 May 2013

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Top Five: Foundation Brushes (part 1)

Last month I wrote about my top five Kabuki brushes and in this, the second in my series of top five make-up brushes the spotlight falls on the Foundation brush.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Why Be Conventional?

I was recently approached by the natural living community and market Silent Springs, asking me if I would be interesting in becoming a guest beauty contributer to their blog The Organic Times. A few emails later, I was writing what I hope will be the first of many posts...