make up trends


If you follow the hair and make up trends on the catwalk and magazines you will notice that 60’s make up and hair is back but with a modern twist.

You don’t necessarily have to go with traditional 60’s make up and use a black liner. I am loving the use of colour and the more graphic take on 60’s make up. The looks vary from a softer look to very bold brows with strong lines. So whether you are feeling bold you can go for the look as seen on Cara Delevigne to an eyeliner and a hint of peach.
The common feature in all these looks is flawless velvet skin with a bit of highlight and a slight hint of contouring. Getting the skin right is key for this look. Try a sheer foundation or a tinted moisturiser and apply a sheer powder to create the velvet finish.  Some of the looks are more complicated but with practice you can easily achieve your own twist on modern 60’s looks. If you don’t have full brows but don’t want them too bold brush your brows upwards and fill in to create the shape with a pencil like Fling from Mac and then set with a clear gel. If you alraedy have bold brows then just brush through with a clear gel.
Invest in a gel liner for the bolder looks and remember you don’t always have to go for black. To really make the look bold apply false lashes or individual lashes. Invest in decent brushes so you can create the perfect crease line.  Either go for a really nude lip if its a more graphic look or you can opt for an orange lip and lots of indiviual lashes.
For hair we saw modern beehives and side partings with bow accessories.
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So Fashion Week season is over and a key lipstick trend is berry, dark red and a deep purple. In most of my recent photo shoots clients are wanting these colours. The berry lips or stained look is so on trend. And to give more pop add a clear lip gloss over the lipstick.

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To achieve the lipstick trends here are the brands:

Mac Cosmetics: Cyber (deep purple), Dubbonet (deep red) , Hang-Up and Dark Side  (berry)

Bobbi Brown: Blackberry

Revlon: Dark Cherry

L’Oreal: Blushing Berry

Nars: Russian Doll

Maybelline: Berry Brillant


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Fashion Week Trends Spring/Summer 2013

I am loving the trends that we saw on the catwalk for 2013. There are key trends that stood out from the shows and some very cool looks. In my recent beauty shoots I have been incorporating the make up and nail trends like the alterantive french mani and pops of colour on the eyes and metallics.

There were quite a few key trends that rocked the shows but each unique in their own way. What stood out to me was the strong focus on the skin in a lot of the shows, foundation was light creating luminous skin.

1) Dewy skin where the make up is so natural just enhancing the model’s features, a little bit of blush, not much mascara and a nude lip.

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2) Pops of colour on the eyes, lips and nails and make up artists getting creative by giving something extra to the make up as seen in Dior and Fendi.

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3) 60’s inspired make up with bold eyebrows

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4) Beautiful lush lashes paired with dewy skin as seen in Gucci

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6) Red lips were seen all over the catwalk in all shades. I recently did a beauty job recreating this look with beautiful skin, nude eyes and a red lip.

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7) Eyeliner and definition under the eyes was key on the catwalk love these looks

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