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Make-up Tips From Behind The Scenes (plus 'Add One Thing')

11 Jul 2011 - Views - Comment

This short film contains footage of a beauty shoot I did featuring models from 3 different age groups. The pictures were to illustrate a feature on beauty products for different age ranges. The girls had to look absolutely fresh and glowing.. almost like they had just had a facial and the make-up needed to reflect this.

In addition to this, we had to shoot a party picture but only had five minutes to change the make-up. As my philosophy on day to night make-up has always been 'Add One Thing' I felt a bright pink lip was definitely the way to go. With lighter nights and warm evenings there are a lot more opportunities to go out after work in the summer. When you are changing your make-up from day to evening at work and time is limited, I suggest following my 5 top tips tips for a 5 minute spruce up:

  • Take cotton buds and some make-up remover to work.
  • Use them to clean up the area underneath your eyes as this the area of your make-up which tends to get the most wear throughout the day and the first place your face will show signs of fatigue.
  • Re-do under-eye concealer and touch up any areas of your face that need it (re-conceal any spots or blemishes that are showing)
  • Choose one thing to turn you make-up from day to night! This could be a great lip colour, a striking eyeliner, a quick smoky eye or a stronger brow etc. By choosing to only add one thing you will have the time to do it properly - a perfectly applied eyeliner is more effective than tons of extra make-up slapped on all over without thought.
  • Add your one thing and do it well. For example if you are adding a red lip, apply it beautifully with a lip brush.

Go out and have fun!

Products used in Sonja's look:
Bobbi Brown - Foundation Stick
Chantecaille - Brilliant Gloss - Allure
Jo Malone - Vitamin E Body Oil
MAC - Mixing Medium - Shine
Max Factor - False Lash Effect Mascara - Black
Shu Uemura - Eyelash Curlers

Products used in Clare's's look:
Bobbi Brown - Tinted Moisturising Balm - Medium Tint
Clarins - Perfect Light Lip Perfector - 02
Clinique - Airbrush Concealer
Laura Mercier - Secret Camouflage
Max Factor - Lash Extension Mascara
Suqqu - Powder Eyebrow

Products used in Mak's look:
Bobbi Brown - Tinted Moisturising Balm - Medium Tint
Laura Mercier - Secret Camouflage
No7 - Stay Perfect Trio Eyeshadow - Cappuccino

Products used in Sonja's party look:
YSL - Rouge Pur Couture Lip Stick - 27 Fuchsia Innocent



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Variety - Kate Winslet - Zoe McConnell

Variety - Kate Winslet - Zoe McConnell

Variety - Kate Winslet - Zoe McConnell

Variety - Kate Winslet - Zoe McConnell

Variety - Kate Winslet - Zoe McConnell


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All my products are 100% cruelty free, fragrance free* and suitable for sensitive skin

*With the exception of Baume Embrace Melting Lip Colour, which contains a food-grade, soft vanilla flavouring, that does not contain any allergens