Makeup Artist Kit Hacks

I love sorting out my makeup kit constantly. Nothing excites me more than little tips and tidbits to make life as a busy makeup artist that little bit easier. Some of these are not rocket science or that new , but I compiled a little list of tips and tidbits …

How To Be A Good Makeup Assistant

Previous to my “How to get started in Assisting Makeup Artists”   post, I was asked what is considered etiquette on set, shows , shoots etc. My views and opinions come from my OWN experience. This is my personal advice, from the mistakes I have made (we all do) , …

How To Get Started in Assisting Makeup Artists

When I moved to London , I had never assisted a Makeup Artist before. I had no idea where to start, and no one helped me either. I moved with no contacts, no friends or family just a whole lot of ambition and blind faith. I started by emailing creative …

Makeup Light Recommendation

As a makeup artist you need ample lighting. I have been on numerous sets , in hotel rooms and backstage where the light is less than desirable. Finding the best lighting solution is difficult as there is so much  to choose from, but I hate having too many gadgets and …

Charlotte Tilbury Must Haves

Charlotte Tilbury, the British makeup artist who has taken the beauty industry by absolute storm. Her carefully curated collection ensures attainable glamour, “Easy to use , easy to choose and always irresistible”. Here are some of my top picks; Hollywood Flawless Filter The Luxury Eye Palette “Vintage Vamp” Chic To …

In My Own Words: Makeup Then & Now

I wrote this article a few months ago originally for Solstice Magazine, I thought I would share it and get some more insight from both sides of the industry, as mentioned in the article I am not “bashing” or “hating” on anyone in particular just merely presenting a point of …

The Contour Edit

Long before “Contouring” become a daily ritual, were Makeup Artists’ past and present performing this magical task without any of us realizing. Why is it now that there has been sooo much spotlight (or should I say highlight) surrounding his age old technique? Contouring and highlighting has been around for …

Removing Your Makeup ; Why it’s so important

As far as beauty regimes go, one rule that is SO important yet often “forgotten” after one too many cocktails or just simply being lazy is removing your makeup before you go to bed. When we sleep, our skin does all weird and wonderful things to recover to make sure …

In My Kit: 10 must have beauty products under £10

Every so often I am always after something that just works and doesn’t cost me a small fortune. I compiled a little list of my 10 MUST HAVE beauty products that I keep in my kit (and my hand bag) that are cost effective and actually work! In no particular …