Bowie Aladdin Sane makeup

David Bowie tribute makeup “Aladdin Sane”

With sadness we learnt of the death of David Bowie, whose talent changed the world of popular music, culture and fashion. This makeup is our tribute. Skin and base We blocked out the eyebrows followed by many layers or concealers and powder in order to finally have orange eyebrows. Foundation is pink mixed with white, …

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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 …

Subtle but effective makeup for a man

Subtle but effective makeup for a man

It’s a man’s world! Here I’ve used a sheer coverage, light-reflecting foundation so that the skin looks healthy and glowing. I’ve used concealer and highlighter, blusher, the usual tricks. I’ve defined and darkened the brows. The most important aspect of makeup for men is the skin. There! The secret is out.