Wednesday 3 November 2010

A day at the Fun Fair

Last month I had the great opportunity to be the MUA (Make-Up Artist) for a very talented new photographer Katherine Oliver. It was a great learning experience and a hilarious day spent with my good friends. Special thanks to Ali and Hannah (the models) for enduring the very cold conditions that day!

The Make-Up star of the day was definitely a good under eye concealer. A versatile and essential for every make-up bag, use it under your eyes for a more refreshed look or to disguise a hangover, the corners of the nose (edges of the nostrils) for a softer look - and a great tip I picked up from my teacher is to use a thin concealer brush and a little bit of concealer to draw around the outer edge of the lips before you use your lip liner. This little line of concealer not only gives you a better edge to draw your lip liner against, but it also gives the lips a fuller without the constant need to pout. Just make sure you keep that concealer line thin and soften the edges in toward the lip if you've been a little too heavy handed. A little touch of concealer is also great on the lips if you've had a slight lipstick overspill, wipe off the excess and touch up the skin with the concealer and nobody will know the difference!

The key to finding the perfect concealer is going one shade lighter than your foundation. I'm certainly an advocate of Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Éclat, however at around £20 a piece I cannot currently afford one in every colour when helping out on photo-shoots. Another great under eye concealer is Soap & Glory's Trick & Treatment (£9 at Boots). With a very yellow undertone Trick & Treatment is brilliant for those of you with a purple tone to your under eye circles, if you have more of a green under eye tone then you are best to find an under eye concealer which has a warmer pinky/red undertone. 

Photos from the shoot, check out the rest on Kat's blog.

We're hoping to do another shoot soon (weather dependent) - will keep you posted.


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