On the weekend I did my best friend Lauren's makeup. Lauren was off to a hens night and wanted something a little "extra" when it came to her eye makeup. Lauren doesn't wear a lot of makeup from day to day and also doesn't like to wear too much on her skin (to be honest she doesn't really need to as she has great skin). I kept the skin pretty natural and just placed concealer and corrector in the areas that had slightly more red tones coming through, like around the nose, chi
Here are some makeup photos from a recent Hen's night party I worked at. Three of the woman wanted full faces with lashes and all the works. Three very different faces, skin tones and features with three very different looks. #makeup #makeup #sydneyfreelancemakeupartist #makeupartist #sydneyfreelanceweddingmakeup #sydneyweddingmakeup #sydneyweddings #sydneyfreelancebridalmakeup #hensnightmakeup #bachelorette #bacheloretteparty #bachelorettemakeup #hensmakeup #bachelorettepart
Lets face it, gone are the pre-baby days where I had hours to sit in front of the mirror and perfect my makeup game. Now it’s all about the quick fix, in-between nappie changes, preparing snacks and meals, washing clothes, and chasing an active toddler around the house. . . and the list goes on. It’s a good day if I manage to shower and eat breakfast before midday, who’s with me here? So the thought of having to make time to apply a face full of makeup with a crying child in
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