When it comes to restocking bronzer in my kit, I can never go past one of my all time favorites 'Nars - Laguna Bronzer'. Being a makeup artist in Australia, I come across a lot of fair skin tones. I know that we all like to get a bit of a tan in the summer time, but for those fair skinned beauties out there that struggle to find a bronzer that doesn't look orange or muddy on the skin , this bronzer is for you. It applies beautiful and the colour is buildable for those times w
I recently got some photos back from a destination wedding I worked at in Queensland. I was hired to make up the gorgeous Jessica for her wedding day. Jess wanted something classic and not over the top. Although Jess wears makeup daily, its normally limited to just eyeliner and on occasion some highlighter, so she made it clear that she wasn't use to having a full face of makeup on and didn't want it to feel unnatural and heavy. At the trial we went through the usual question
It's very easy as a makeup artist to fall into a pattern of applying the same makeup and using the same product on all clients. This however is a bad pattern to get into, as it is very important to realise that not all skin types are the same and not all products are going to perform the same and to their best ability when put on different skin. A professional makeup artist should be able to cater to all skin types (dry, oily, combination, mature etc.) and all skin tones. In
Earlier this year I had my biggest wedding yet, and thought it would be a good idea to invest in some new brushes so I didn't have to spend a huge amount of time cleaning brushes between each face. I did a lot of research about which brushes to get. I needed quite a few brushes, but also didn't want to spend all my money on them. I came to the conclusion that a set would be the way to go, and that Zoeva would be my choice.
I purchased the Zoeva Luxe Complete Set, which is
Earlier this month I made up the incredibly sweet Eliza for her Year 12 winter formal (prom). Eliza had never had her makeup done professionally before, so this was a big treat for her. Eliza showed me her outfit for the night, which was a white tailored bustier style top with black wide leg pants with slits up the sides. This outfit lent itself to pretty much any style of makeup, but Eliza opted for a classic but natural smokey eye and soft nude lip. As Eliza is only 17, and
I thought it might be fun to do a couple of posts a month showing you some of my favorite makeup products I carry in my kit. Products I couldnt live without, products I seem to always reach for when working on clients, and products I have recently added to my kit.
In this 1st post, I am showing you one of the newest additions to my makeup family, and a product I have wanted for a very long time now, the Bobbi Brown Artist Palette for Lips. I am a huge fan of Bobbi Brown an
Earlier this year, I had a client names Charlie who was off to her first ever wedding. It was the wedding of her boyfriends cousin, and she wanted to look and feel gorgeous, so hired my services. Charlie wanted something glam but that also didn't mask her natural features. I wanted to bring her gorgeous blue eyes out and make them the feature. We decided on a goldie/bronze smokey eye and natural lips. This is the look below. #makeup #makeup #makeup #makeuplook #lotd #lookofth
I recently had the fortune to makeup the gorgeous and super awesome Sarah for a ball she was going too. Not only did she have the most unbelievable view from her apartment, she was also a stunner and an absolute delight! We spent half the time chatting and laughing. Here are a few snaps of the finished look. There are some before photos at the end of the post. #powerofmakeup #makeup #makeup #makeup #glammakeup #glam #boldlip #darklip #lips #lipstick #boldlipstick #darklipstic
This is a look I did last weekend on the gorgeous Elo. Elo's sister was having a really chilled low-key picnic style wedding and Elo wanted a natural look, but with a flawless finish. As you can see in the before photo if you scroll down, Elo has a bit of acne scarring and a few spots. I aimed to cover them as best I could with a full coverage matte foundation and then went in gently with a natural eye and lip. Elo is wearing "Baby Demi Whispie" eyelashes by Adele's Lashes. W
I love makeup! Well obviously, it would be weird to be in my profession and not have a love for the products and the craft itself right? My husband always says to me that he prefers when I wear less or better still no makeup at all. Although very flattered, I try and explain to him that i'm not wearing makeup for him or for anyone else, I'm wearing it for me. I love everything there is to love about makeup and what it can do. I love how it can transform my tired, dehydrated f