Monday, 31 August 2015

Gold by Essential Care

Gold eyeshadow is one of those universally flattering shades. As with all colours it is about finding the right one for you but there are some out there that suit almost everyone and this is one of those...

Friday, 28 August 2015

Give & Makeup

I am sure I am not alone when I say that every year I find myself with a collection of products that myself and my household have absolutely no use for (aftershave!? - this is a beard-wearing household!) or have no inclination to use primarily due to their ingredients list - yes, I'm talking to you weird pink fluro bubble bath with a list longer than the Magna Carta! 

This scenario most often occurs around Christmas and/or birthday time when a well meaning elderly individual who I haven't see since I was 3 months old (if ever) very kindly sends me a present which is not to my taste or possibly even meant for me - then I guilt at not even having sent them a card! What do you do..?

Monday, 24 August 2015

Natural Lip Gloss by Lily Lolo

Lip gloss is not one of those products I usually keep large quantities of in my kit as it don't get a massive amount of use, but I do maintain a basic stock to cover most bases. This more invariably means that I carry a clear; a nude; a pink; a peach and a red at any one time - or at least variations on those themes.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Top Five: Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes

With the Urban Decay Naked palette(s) being amongst the most popular eyeshadow selections currently on the market, palettes seem to currently be having a little bit of resurgence in popularity with more and more brands introducing them to their collections.

Monday, 17 August 2015

In Print: The Artistry Network

I was recently interviewed by The Artistry Network as part of an ongoing series on their website entitled What's In Your Kit..?

Friday, 14 August 2015

From The Vault: Inika Organic Lip Liner Pencil

This months rummage into the vault of posts past brings to light possibly the only one I have ever written about lip pencils... 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Earthnicity Mineral Blusher in Blaze

A couple of weeks ago I was shooting an advertising campaign at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. During the shoot I was responsible for the hair and make-up and grooming of the two models involved and the brief was to create two looks; the first was casual and relaxed and the second, a polished professional look. 

Friday, 7 August 2015

Burts Bees Radiance Body Lotion

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, just click of a mouse and we have access to a massive array of natural beauty products from all corners of the globe. Add in expedite postage and a product can be on your doormat within less than 24 hours. 

All this is great but what if you need something in the eleventh hour? On many an occasion I have made last minute (or en route) dashes to the high street to pick up a vital product that I may need for that or the next days shoot. Invariably this means that the products may not have been your first choice but they can be a pretty good substitute.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Top five: Products I'm Loving - Summer 2015

After nearly four years of writing this little blog, I have yet to actually write a seasonal favourites post. After mulling over what I have been using both in my kit and on myself over the past couple of months, here we go...