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Red carpet evening glamour for a Black Tie Christmas event

This is a simple glamorous makeup with Chanel red lipstick which was blue-toned to match the dress, and big Hollywood curls for the hairstyling on Friday 4 December for a Christmas corporate black tie event.  The client has a fun and friendly personality. She is Chinese, slim, tall and smart (she’s an engineer and played piano to Grade …

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Southfields Theatre Group “The Last Five Years” April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2014

Southfields Theatre Group “The Last Five Years” April 10th, 11th, 12th, 2014

This is a very unusual situation where I wasn’t just IN a show, I was also behind the show. I was pianist as well as makeup artist for three nights. I had a cameo non-speaking appearance had Michael Jackson in the last sketch. That was my best and worst performance yet. All 4 seconds of …

Laidback natural smoky eye for summer evening

Laidback natural smoky eye for summer evening

Natural smoky eye for summer evening

This is a light pretty look for a summer’s evening. Fiona has the classic ‘Snow White’ look – oval shaped face, olive skin and bright blue eyes and dark hair. The look I’ve created is one that shows naturally glowing healthy skin with navy blue eyeliner to set off her blue eyes. To do the smoky eyes ‘lite’, I’ve used a bronze palette with a subtle shimmer, and no black at all.

You can wear this look for going out to dinner or for your book launch!

“Ivy put me at ease from the moment I sat down.  We went through colour, style and overall effect, so that I quickly became confident that she understood what I wanted.  She consulted me at each stage: colour matching my own foundation, giving me options on colours and finish and she gave me tips on how to achieve the look by myself. Sometimes having your make up done can be a nerve-wracking experience.  There is nothing worse than looking like a drag queen with inch thick foundation and having to smile politely , while dying inside. I have certainly had a few scary results from over-zealous make up artists over the years.  I was absolutely thrilled when I saw the final effect; it was still me, just a better version of me. “

Day to Night Makeover Lesson cum Makeup Session

Day to Night Makeover Lesson cum Makeup Session

Day to Night Makeover

This is a makeover I did for Michelle which is a natural day time look heavied up to turn it into a glamorous blue eye for evening. Michelle has naturally high full cheekbones so very little contouring is necessary, as can be seen from the side profile. The last two photos on bottom row are the ‘before’ shots.

The minimal daytime look is suitable for going to work and the night time look could be for the celebratory drinks on Friday night!

“I was impressed by her professionalism and expert understanding of how to accentuate my best features, conceal skin imperfections and use makeup to create luminosity and youthful radiance. Ivy gave me a makeover session trying out several looks from natural to evening to dramatic. She gave me great tips such as how  creating and highlighting a high arch in the eyebrows and clever use of eyeshadow can widen the eyes and have a “youth-ening” effect. She also had clever tips on how to shape my lips to give them a fuller, more alluring effect. She is truly an artist with the make-up brush!”