The internet has told you. The magazines have told you. Your favourite celeb has told you. Your nan has probably told you too. Looking after your skin is SO important, yet it’s the one piece of advice that people always seem to skip over. We all know that skincare is vital in order to keep breakouts at bay and to prevent aging, but many people don’t realise just how much of a difference it will make to your makeup if your complexion is in check. I always say that you can make an average foundation look incredible on amazing skin, but it’s almost impossible to make a luxury foundation look good on neglected skin. By the way girls, this isn’t about spots or breakouts – we all get them and sometimes there’s nothing you can do except ride it out. It’s about keeping the skin polished, fresh and smooth.
It’s safe to say that ever since January 1st I’ve been done with Winter. I can only handle so much pale skin and knitwear before I start daydreaming about sipping a Mai Tai by the pool – I can’t help it, I’m a summer junkie! So yes, I admit, I’ve been scrolling through SkyScanner every day and I’ve been adding an ungodly amount of bikinis to my ASOS basket, but I’m only human. Don’t judge me.
Is anyone else ridiculously excited for New Years Eve this year? Anything that involves champagne and sparkly dresses is a big fat ‘Yes!’ from me, especially if it gives me a good excuse to add a bit of glitter to my makeup!
I’ve been playing around with lots of pigments and glitters this Christmas on my clients and on myself, and one of my favourites so far is a glitter cut crease. I absolutely love the contrast between cool, matte shadows and warm holographic sparkles. I feel like it adds a really cool, modern twist and makes the glitter really wearable. Paired with flawless skin and matte lips, it’s just the perfect look for New Years Eve! And if you have the right tools, it’s actually surprisingly easy to do. Keep scrolling to see the finished look, and for a step-by-step guide on how to create this look on yourself.
Makeup is all about trial and error. Some of the most luxurious, expensive products on the market can leave you sorely disappointed, whilst you could pick up the cheapest thing on the shelf in Superdrug and fall in love with it. This post is all about the latter. Whilst I admit I am usually a high-end junkie, especially when stocking up my freelance kit, there are a few little drugstore gems that I have discovered along the way that I couldn’t be without. These are products that I genuinely love and reach for over high-end products every day, whether it’s on myself or on my clients.
Did anybody else spend endless hours drooling over Kendall and Adriana last week? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then it would have been pretty impossible to avoid the tidal wave of iconic pink satin robes, bronzed glowing pins and perfectly tousled locks that is the infamous Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. And I certainly ain’t complaining.
If I could give any of my clients one piece of makeup advice, it would be to master the art of creating a flawless base. When the skin looks smooth, healthy and glowing, everything else just falls into place. I get SO many questions on this topic, but I’m here to deliver some painful news, ladies. There is no simple answer! It would be pretty dreamy if there was one magical product that I could recommend to you that meant we could all walk around looking like Beyoncé every day, but sadly, it ain’t that simple..
However, there are indeed lots of little, magical tips and tricks that when combined together with a bit of TLC can definitely give you that red-carpet glow. With that being said, here is my all-or-nothing, ride or die, all you need to know guide on creating a flawless base.