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Spring Bridal trial and Wedding in Richmond, Surrey

Walking down the aisle: The couple at the Catholic wedding ceremony in a Surbiton church. This is the makeup-only bridal trial I did in March: The wedding followed soon after in April where I did the hair and makeup for both the bride and bride’s mother: Photos of the smart and elegant Lensbury Hotel in Richmond, established 1937: I …

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1950s Riviera-inspired Rockabilly Pinup Vintage Hair and Makeup

  #pinup #makeupbyme #hairbyme #1950s #korean #model #cathkidston #dress #rockabilly #韩国 #女 #妆化#发型 #vintage #thevintagelife A video posted by Satsuma World (@ivyngeow) on Apr 30, 2016 at 6:59am PDT The 1950s Riviera-inspired Rockabilly pinup look is a little risque and bold but it still has to be pretty and feminine. I have completely changed the …

Musician's profile shot

Hair and Makeup for Professional Musician’s Headshots

This is a very natural, luminous, neutral, classic and elegant makeup and hair for a Korean professional violinist and pianist. She has great skin. Therefore only Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer was used, no foundation or full coverage. We are aiming for a ‘for real’ look, so no false lashes, no hair buns or pieces for volume and …

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1960s daytime Mod look for Ascot with pompadour quiff ponytail

I prepared this look to suit Clare’s cute  navy window pane check 60s dress from Warehouse with a peter pan collar. The makeup is a light version of the 1960s cut crease. The makeup has been brought up to date and kept sheer and luminous, rather than the traditional 60s flat, dense and opaque. Contouring …

Professional, confidence-boosting, natural-looking makeup for hooded eyes

Professional, confidence-boosting, natural-looking makeup for hooded eyes

I had the honour and pleasure of doing makeup for Clair, my friend of 18 years. Herself a makeup junkie, the stakes were high. I realised she would be teaching me a thing or two, and I was right. Makeup has to be us, not make us. I don’t put on a face on someone …

Smart, natural and pretty look for green eyes – Aquellos Ojos Verdes!

Smart, natural and pretty look for green eyes – Aquellos Ojos Verdes!

It is a total honour and pleasure to do the makeup and hair for my dear friend Cecilia. She is a proud mother of three and a Spanish teacher. She already has large expressive green eyes with long eyelashes so immediately her eyes are her main feature and point of definition. The nude colour of …

A professional look for a work event or a Linked In profile pic

A professional look for a work event or a Linked In profile pic

This is a look and style I’ve created for Yuki. Her skin and hair are in great condition. She only needs definition on the eyes, brows and lips. I’ve chosen green and brown for the eyes as these tones suit the Asian Pacific or Far Eastern skin tones.

Classic glamorous daytime look with a modern feel

Classic glamorous daytime look with a modern feel

Classic glamorous daytime look

“When Ivy finished my makeup and I looked in the mirror, I said ‘Wow! This is how I used to look.’ I’m 42 years old /(and normally look 42), however for one afternoon after Ivy visited, I felt like the young ‘me’. I particularly liked how Ivy manged to accentuate my eyes. If I had had matching clothes and hair, I could have been a film star from the 40s!”

This look I’ve created for Michelle will never date. It is a strong feminine look. She has skin and hair in excellent condition. She is fair with warm undertones. The idea is to bring out the natural glow and health of the skin and hair using the simplest techniques of black eyeliner and orangey red lips. The foundation is light and provides good coverage. She appears to be not wearing foundation at all.

You can wear this look for a vintage cocktail party or a daytime lunch. For evening, I would adapt and create heavier contouring and more shimmer or sheen.