Pretty Glam Makeup Look (Great for events, photography, weddings etc)
A selfie-proof, pretty and glam makeup look - great for events, parties, weddings etc. Let me know what you think on instagram here. X
Texture Trend: Gloss Grows Up
I'm often asked about makeup trends - the ones I like, the ones I'm trying and the ones I wish would disappear. But I don't really believe that makeup trends exist anymore - its more a case of the same looks and styles coming around again and again. The thing that makes a trend different each time is the technology - i.e. packaging, delivery and formula. A really good example is the cushion phenomenon from Asia, which is all about the delivery system of lightweight textures that give skin a luminous, dewy look - you could say that this is a trend, but it's come very much via technology. Another technology trend that's been bubbling to the surface over the past year is the return of gloss textures.
The Ultimate Kohl Tutorial #FacePaintBook
Five of the Best - Modern Day Kohls
Of all the varieties of eye makeup that we have at our fingertips today, kohl is the one that’s proved the most enduring. Although it's been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world, it's recognised as being an ancient Egyptian invention, dating back to pre-dynastic times where is was used daily by men and women of all classes for protection, spiritual and religious reasons, as well as aesthetic. More recently, it's associated with specific periods and cultural movements - when you think about the silent movie era, the beatniks and hippies of the sixties and the grungy look of the early nineties, kohled eyes are one of the first images to spring to mind.
Metallic Minimalism - Jil Sander AW16 Beauty Breakdown
If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat you’ll know that I was backstage at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, designing the makeup for Jil Sander’s AW16 show. I’m a huge fan of the brand and loved this stunning collection. 'Precise but not so precise' is how creative director Rodolfo Paglialunga put it - think flashes of lurex, metallic and foil alongside their signature tailoring and chic, clean lines (I'm seriously lusting after the pink dress above...).
Morning... to Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?
Four New Finds at the #HouseofEldridge
A lot of new products pass through the doors of the #HouseofEldridge, and we always try to test as much as possible to find out what's hot and what's not for my kit. Here are four new finds that have turned our heads recently...