Category Archives: makeup artist

Eye Make Up

If there is one eye make up product which can strike fear in girls everywhere……….it’s eyeliner!

It can be confusing. Should the line be thick? Thin? Liquid? Khol?


It really is a case of practice make perfect.

The truth is everyone’s eye shapes differ, so there really are no set rules on how you should wear your eyeliner….(I’ll be back with a full article when I have time 🙂

Glam Look

Many ladies (and even guys!) have been applying their make up the same way for years. – even though it looks unnatural or is simply a mess!

Do they  believe they need a Make Up Lesson? Not for a second! They learned how to do it when they were teenagers by copying the style of the pop and film stars of the day, or from their friends.

And they’ve been doing it the same way ever since!

It’s the same for many teenagers today. They see their favourite celebrities looking ultra glam in the magazines and on TV and try to copy their style. But, unless you know what products to use and how to apply them, it can easily look harsh and overdone.

And the ‘glam’look of the celebs has been done by…..a make up artist!

Would you like a make up lesson with one  of the best Make Up artists in London?

Applying Make Up

Sad to say but we meet many ladies, young and old, who have been using the wrong makeup, applying it badly and in the wrong order.

(And doesn’t that have a ring of the old Morecambe & Wise classic line to Andre Previn of ‘I’ve been paying all the right notes – but not necessarily in the right order’ – apologies to you young ladies who won’t know what we’re referring to!)

Not to mention spending fortunes on expensive products that, very often, are simply a waste of money.

Applying Make Up correctly is a technique. And learning how to do it correctly is priceless for ladies who want to look sensational without spending lots of money, and lots of time in front of a mirror!

Look at this way ladies – the guys think nothing of going to the golf pro for six lessons to sort out their putting technique – so I reckon the gals are entitled to invest in looking good!

Talk to us now about booking a make up lesson…

Teen Make Up Lessons

Dear Parents

If you have daughters who are about to start wearing makeup, then it’s fantastic if you can start them on the right path early on – bad product (even if it is expensive) can put teenagers through years of suffering skin eruptions etc when it could easily be avoided.

Dear Teens

We can get you started with great make up technique. You’ll save hours of heartache and frustration – not to mention money – and get results that suit you in no time at all. And it will be a ‘fun’ few hours – that we can guarantee!


makeoverAt a private makeup lesson (we come to your home) you’ll learn how to look gorgeous and flawless within an hour or two. You’ll discover how to enhance your face shape and features.  we’ll teach you how to apply your make-up quickly, effectively and in the right colour combinations to suit your natural colouring and personality.

And we can try different products and colour ways to give the effect that YOU want.

You’ll learn how to best care for your skin; how to apply your make up when you’re pressed for time; how to create a long lasting look for a function (for example) and much more

We work AT YOUR PACE so that you can get to grips with the techniques and applications we show you – and there’s plenty of time to discuss different looks and ask questions.

Find out more……

Lipstick Revealed

What gremlins could there possibly be in lippie?

Loads is the answer – and the most worrying is Polymenthyl Methacrylate. In basic terms this is a transparent thermoplastic which is used extensively as an alternative to glass – in such things as motorcycle helmet visors, hard contact lenses and dentures.

However, it has been linked with cancer and allergies and it’s something that I’ll be keeping a watchful eye on in the future.

PS Just seen…

In Wiki, someone has asked “What ingredients there are in L’Oreal lipstick?” …. and here’s the answer..

Lanolin oil, sesame seed oil, oleyl erucate, microcrystalline wax, PPG-5 lanolin wax, acetylated lanolin, beeswax, disteardimonium hectorite, fragrance, tocopheryl acetate, rose canina fruit oil, calcium aluminum borosilicate, silica, arginine PCA, BHT, BHA, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, calcium sodium borosilicate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, methyl-2 octynoate, polyethylene terephthalate, polymethyl methacrylate. May Contain: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 7, red 28 lake, yellow 6 lake, red 22 lake, bismuth oxychloride, yellow 5 lake, carmine, blue 1 lake

Make Up Recommendations

As a working Make Up Artist, I’m asked many times to recommend products. It’s very difficult to say that one product is the best in it’s field and suitable for all – but what I do recommend as the first course of action, is to establish what ingredients are likely to give problems…..

For instance, take shampoos as an example…. the ingredients likely to cause problems such as irritation (especially to the eyes) include Propylene Glycol, Terasodium and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.

Google the terms and then make a judgement on whether you are happy to use the product. If you do this with all cosmetic items that you buy, you’ll soon build up a fact file on your own personal “best buy” list.

Make Up Costs

Many of my clients seem to remember the advertising blurb about products – ” It gives flawless skin and lasts for 24 hours” or whatever. They really need to do their research! These advertising guys are simply that – they do a great job in convincing folk to buy – based on (sometimes) total hype. Many, many products do exactly what they say on the tin, but there are also lots that don’t!

My golden rules include – ignore the glossy box – look at the ingredients. Google the ingredients. If OK, then try the product and keep notes on how easy it was to use, how it lasted, how it felt etc.

Then try another (similar) product and again, take notes. You soon build up a core list of make up that suits you and is in the price bracket you’re comfortable with.

Don’t be an ad guys dream!

Make Up Artist London (2)

Make Up Artist – London …Working in the big “L” is amazing. Always something going on in my industry and hopefully there always will be something!!

The recession has stopped a few projects moving forwards but from what I see it’s mainly in the advertising sector. I’m lucky in that my work is spread and wedding makeovers and editorials plus work for YouTube has kept me very busy recently.