THE RED LIP

I own so many Red lip colors and sometimes it’s hard just to choose which Red to wear. Recently I’ve been opting for the same shade over and over again. My current favorite Red is Make Up Forever Artist Rouge M401 Hot Red. Apart from the fact it’s such a lush shade and brightens up…

Eyebrows Before and After!

If you’re anything like me then you love before and after pictures! Whether it be make up, hair, eyebrows or total makeovers, I love seeing transformations. Yes, I used to love watching ‘Extreme Makeovers’. One of the most common things I get asked to correct by my clients are their eyebrows. I’m not one of those…

TRIED & TESTED: GEL EYELINERS

I wear eyeliner a lot and most of the time it’s gel. I love liquid liner too but there’s something about gel liner that gives a less obvious finish. After trying numerous gel eyeliners I have decided to narrow it down to my top 5 after thorough testing. These are not in any particular order,…

How to clean your make up brushes

As a make up artist I’m forever cleaning my make up brushes and it’s something I don’t look forward to! Ask any make up artist and I’m 99% sure they will say the same thing. I’ve come across the SIGMA SPA BRUSH CLEANING MAT and it’s amazing! It’s a rubber mat designed to fit most sinks…

EASY OMBRE LIP WITH DIOR

I’m so obsessed with this miracle stick! Dior have made creating an ombre lip so easy. It’s so easy that you could easily create it without a mirror. The Rouge Gradient is a matte finish powder duo stick. On each end there is a foam applicator with a powder formula which glides on like cream. One…

BLOT THAT SHINE!

I’ve never been a fan of blotting sheets, only because it just never felt like an easy process and didn’t feel comfortable with the paper crunching etc. So when Beauty Blender came out with Blotterazzi I couldn’t wait to try it. I’ve been using it for around a month now and I LOVE it! It’s…

Sparkly Navy Blue Smokey Eyes

One look I love is the smokey eye. I love it even more when it’s a Navy Blue smokey eye! I don’t like using bright colors on my eyes so the fact that Navy gives me that pop without being OTT is perfect for me. So many people have asked me what I use to…

URBAN DECAY PRIMER REVIEW

I recently received the Urban Decay Self Adjusting Primer. It claims to create a soft focus effect that blurs flaws the more you blend the primer in. As well as helping make up stay on longer, it also has encapsulated pigments that adjust to your skin tone. I used this and am not all that…

CHEEK POP

I’m not much of a blush fan and it’s mainly because I prefer bronzer to warm up my face. But when I’m working on clients then it’s a different story. I’m loving the shades available at Clinique lately. The Clinique Cheek Pop shades are perfect for a subtle dash of color on either on the…

COBALT & PEACOCK EYESHADOW

I’m very surprised at Clarins bringing out these little pots bursting of color. I’ve always seen Clarins to be one of those brands that plays it safe with make up, with light, pastel shades but nothing ever really stood out to me. So I’m pleasantly surprised at these recent editions. A cream to powder texture…

ULTIMATE LIQUID MATTE

I know gloss is back but I still love a matte lip. SMASHBOX launched their first liquid lipstick that I personally feel is the most pigmented I’ve ever come across. Firstly, I absolutely LOVED the amazing collection they sent over! What I really loved was the fact that every color is wearable. I can’t be…

KAT VON D SETTING POWDER

I’ve always been quite loyal and complacent with my setting powder and after trying numerous setting powders (that have failed at meeting my expectations) I was obviously a little skeptical when another came along. I’m quite particular when it comes to the consistency of setting powders; how finely milled they are. I don’t like the…