Boldly Going… Part Deux

Hi guys,

Here are some shots from the photo shoot the other day with the lovely Jojo Desmond, singer, songwriter and dancer!

First up, we started with our cheesecake, pin-up look. The makeup was kept simple, with a plain vanilla eye, red lips and falsies for a Jane Russell inspired look. The hair was rollered towards the top of the head at the front for the victory rolls and hot sticks were put into the back for a nice retro wave.

Our second look was a ballet dancing ’80s rockstar!’ We decided to go with blue and gold on the eyes, strong pink cheeks and glossy lips. The hair was backcombed for maximum volume, hair sprayed a little and then set free to move!

Our last look was quite experimental 😜 We created a sad, slightly scary clown queen! Jo had some preferential colours so we went with the flow to create something a little bit different. We mostly used Mac pigments and greasepaint to achieve our desired look. Let me know what you think!











New Year. New M&S.

Today MadeUp popped into the M&S press launch and boy was it was a feast for the eyes. There were some amazing new products on show from Valentine’s gifts to Easter treats, Mother’s Day pressies and clothes galore.

M&S have recently revamped their beauty section including new brands into their range as well as their own collections. With dedicated staff now on the beauty counters, they’re aiming to provide a better service to customers as well as makeup advice. You can now try new makeup and nail looks via fancy computer software in store or if you’re feeling a little shy you can do it at home and upload a pic to the M&S website. Or you could just do it the old fashioned way and try it out on your face! The choice is yours….

In other news, they have an amazing new lingerie range, celebration cakes made to order and Percy Pig Easter eggs. Basically they’ve got it covered. For such a big department store, their new look products and brand new ranges have a real boutique like feel to them with their products almost feeling bespoke. You know those people who are difficult to buy presents for? It’s all here – just make sure you pick me up a giant walnut whip. That’s an order.

Over and out.

F x





Brides and Bunting

For a few months now, my friend Erin and I, have been practicing her hair and makeup look for her wedding day – as well as all her bridesmaids! Time flew by as it always does and last weekend we set our alarms for early doors. At 7am we were up, ready to rock and roll having set up the night before to make sure everything ran smoothly. Erin decided to go for a natural makeup was with some pretty false lashes for definition and her hair was curled using a babyliss conical wand for a vintage feel. I wrapped the curls in a net while she slipped into her lace dress and then fingered the hair through around half an hour before she walked down the aisle so it had time to relax, and drop a little. Her bridesmaids walked barefoot in nude and terracotta dresses with rustic wild flowers in their wavy unkempt hair which was also waved using wands.The wedding was set in an open barn which was laden with kitsch decorations. We drank bramble cocktails, home made lemonade and sat on hay bales – plus the fish and chips was pretty damn good :} The atmosphere was so relaxed, the hair and makeup very much suited the day. Its always such a honour to be such a big part of someones big day and especially when it’s a special friend. What a day. X