No Mirror Red Lip Challenge - with Karlie Kloss
Last week I spent a whirlwind couple of days in New York where I had some interesting meetings (watch this space ;) ) and also filmed my first ever collab videos at the YouTube space with drop dead gorgeous and talented supermodel Karlie Kloss.
Velvet, Fishnet and Pearls - Lips Reimagined
Of all the shoots I did last season, this ‘Lips Reimagined’ story that I shot for the September issue of Teen Vogue was one that I was especially excited to see in print. It was so much fun and really allowed me to stretch my imagination and creativity - and I was SO happy with how the images turned out.
How to find and wear the perfect Nude Lipstick for you!
Nude lipstick is something I’m asked about A LOT ! Questions like, how do I wear nude lipstick? How do I find the right shade for me? What other makeup can I wear with it?
From shades, tones, texture, how to shop and makeup tips… this is THE Ultimate guide. I hope it’s helpful. X
Nude Lipsticks for Every Skin Tone
When I started out as a makeup artist, nude lipsticks didn't exist - the only way to create a good neutral lip was using foundation or concealer. But, as I say in my Ultimate Guide to Nude Lips film, today there are so many fantastic nude lipsticks available, in lots of different textures and as many colours as there are shades of foundation, with pink, orange, brown and neutral undertones.
Nude lipstick is very individual, one person's nude could be another person's orange or pink, so it can be a bit of a challenge to find the right one for you. But with a bit of trial and error, once you find the right shade that compliments your skin tone (neither too colourful or washed out), a nude lip can look fantastic.
Here are some of the nudes I keep in my professional kit, and the skintones they work well with...
New Skincare I've tried & liked
Judging by the September weather in London, summer has definitely been and gone (we’ve already had the heating on at the #HouseofEldridge). But I can’t complain as I had a lovely August, with a week in Italy, a week filming lots of new tutorials for the site (watch this space), and two weeks at home in London where I did lots of walking, pilates classes, cooking and, of course, makeup and skincare trialling ;) Here some of the products I’ve enjoyed using...
Simple Evening Makeup Look for Mature Women
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I’m often asked by my more mature viewers, ‘what makeup can I wear for an evening or party?’ or ‘I like wearing bright lip colour but I’m in my 60s and I don’t think it’s appropriate’. So, this film is an evening party look with a beautiful bold lip.
Here I demonstrate techniques on Dalia on how to achieve a modern, lasting evening look and show you that no matter what your age you can rock bright lipstick. Whether you are in this category or you’d like to help your mother or grandmother do her makeup, I hope you like it. X
For alternative dupes for the limited edition lipstick, Revon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in 440 Cherries in the Snow and Rimmel's Colour Rush Balm in All you need is pink are great.
It's Coming... #FacePaintBook
My book Face Paint, about the History of Makeup, is being released on the 13th of October and is available to preorder here - I’m really excited for you all to see it! X
Music - Seeds Of Retribution by Daryl Griffith