I love a good beauty event! It’s not only a great resource to check out a brand’s latest products but, also an opportunity to hang out and gossip with my fellow makeup artists. I love to exchange info and ideas with them on what they love and hate using products wise. I had a greatContinue reading

I’ve always been a little sceptical about eye creams. I find they promise you all the hope in the world -" no more puffiness, wrinkles be gone & say good bye to dark circles" but only leave you disappointed. You just get left with a bathroom full of half used jars and tubes of productContinue reading

Ok so, I’m hear to lift the lid off one of the best kept makeup secrets in Hollywood- Gerda Spillman skin care and cosmetics. I was first introduced to these products by Hollywood makeup artist Kim Borio ( have you been listening to her Beauty radio broadcasts?- they’re chock full of beauty info!- www.healthylife.net everyContinue reading

A little dream of mine has always been to work on a makeup book, so when last year AOFM approached me to help collaborate on their book- Makeup is Art – I jumped at the chance. It was put together by creative directors – Lan Nquyen (William Tempest’s makeup artist) and Jana Ririnui (Head ofContinue reading

It always takes a few days for me to recover after the aftermath of London Fashion week. The week involves so much more for me then just showing up to a few shows to do some makeup tthen to go home. The amount of physical and emotional energy it takes to head up the makeupContinue reading

The other week the Beauty Team at Best Magazine and I took a little train trip up to Nottingham. We spent a few hours at there local Boots giving out fantastic product filled goodie bags in exchange for stoping women and asking them " What’s inside their makeup bags?" and if they had any makeupContinue reading

‘Twas the night before London Fashion Week, when all through the house This makeup artist was stiring, "did that lipstick I put on that model go with that blouse?" The stockings were hung by the stylists with care In hopes that Anna Wintour soon would be there The designers were nestled all snug in theirContinue reading

Kate, Naomi, Cindy, Agyness… watch out the next supermodel is on it’s way- Meet King Louis. There’s a little something… I mean someone extra that comes along with me and my makeup kit to work. It’s my 11 month year old West Highland Terrier puppy King Louis. Named after King Louis the XIV- the originalContinue reading

In any professional field there is always someone that is an inspiration. A muse of sorts who is top of the ladder… In football there maybe David Beckham, in fashion you may think of Coco Chanel and in the world of Hollywood makeup there is Mr. Marvin Westmore! I’ve recently spent an hour on theContinue reading

  Girlie Alert-For all of you who love a bit of pink! The ultimate chick stick- Clinique vitamin c lip smoothie in the colour- Pink me up. An awesome shade of rose pink gloss with a hint of shimmer frost thrown in. Barbie lips personified. So this weeks product crush!          Continue reading

I’ve been a freelance makeup artist for about 13 years. The photo shoots and fashion shows I work on today didn’t always come easy. I had to work at it…a lot! I paid my dues and honed my craft not only by assisting other artists but by working at makeover studios, kids face painting,doing weddingsContinue reading

For those of you Stylist Stuff readers who follow my beauty posts, you may remember reading an interview with HDTV airbrush makeup specialist Kim Borio. Well, Kim had popped back over to the UK to enlighten the privileged few of us who attended her 3 day course at AOFMakeup school. Kim worked on the veryContinue reading

Have you ever gone out to a club, thinking you look all made up but then had a look in the ladies room mirror and were a little shocked; where did all that makeup you applied earlier go? Or have you ever put your makeup on at home thinking it was nice and natural butContinue reading

I’ve always loved Arteha Franklin’s song – Say a Little Prayer: because of the line-"before I put on my makeup-I say a little prayer for you" It’s the idea of her ritual that I love; a prayer for her beloved and then she gets her self looking ready and confident. Whether you have noticed itContinue reading

I didn’t always know I wanted to be a makeup artist when I was growing up, but I did always have a love for colour. I think a lot of it stems from my mother. She is an interior designer and when I was a little girl I would sit for hours and stare atContinue reading

Eyebrows, in this makeup artist’s opinion, can make or break a face. You can apply a beautiful makeup look but if you have what appears to be a caterpillar dancing above your eyes, no one is going to notice your fab new lipstick! Tweezing can feel awkward or painful, but not with this set ofContinue reading

As per usual, I’m always on the hunt for new products to test and try.  This week I’ve been checking out a few bits from E.Funkhouser. I first discovered E.Funkhouser randomly,when I was given one of their lipsticks in a fashion press party goodie bag. After I noticed the products were listed as E.Funkhouser- NewContinue reading

I don’t believe in bad hair days… if you have a good hairdresser.   I’ve worked on photo shoots where the models would arrive with damaged and destroyed locks but by the time we were ready to shoot the hairdresser worked their magic and they looked amazing.  How many TV programs have we all seenContinue reading