My favourite products that do double – and sometimes triple – duty! I love a product that can do more than one job and even better if it can do three. That said, even the most versatile...
To see my Pinterest board of the make-up look I created and inspiration from the show click here: http://bit.ly/19ha6Ro
I'm totally obsessed this shoot I did with model Stella Tennant for the New York Times T Magazine, We shot it the day of the Chanel Metiers d'Art Show in Scotland. It was a magical location...
Organic / Natural Make-up Look
I've been asked many times if I ever use organic and natural make-up brands in my kit. As much as i would love to use all organic make-up I find that the range of colours in these brands is often too limiting for professional work (particularly in terms of foundation shades and textures). Due to the fact that many of the chemical ingredients and silicones are omitted there will always be certain textures and pigment types which they cannot achieve. However, the market for these ranges is growing and they are improving all the time in terms of their formulations and colour palettes. I've included my current favourite natural brands Lavera, one of the best out there, along with well established Dr Hauschka. These are brands I have used personally for years.
I havent touched on the subject of animal testing (suffice to say all the brands mentioned have animal welfare high on their list), as its such a huge subject. Working in the industry I know more about this than most but its not something i can cover and do justice to in a short video. Ditto the use of silicone in cosmetics. I did include all my thoughts on silicone in this video but it was 25 minutes long! I don't have a problem with silicone myself, its worked its way through the medical industry for years before making it into cosmetics but its up to you to make your mind up for yourself. The look i'm creating is very simple and untechnical as I wanted to focus more on the textures and feel of using these products. Hope you like it X