Category Archives: Beauty tips

Master your foundation, product selection, tips & techniques to create a flawless base.

Foundation is the key to creating beautiful makeup. Here I will try and share what I do for my every day makeup, also sharing some tips on product selection and application techniques. I have filmed a follow on video on how to contour and highlight. I'm tying to find people I can used for deeper skin tones to my own and mature skin types, so please stay tuned for that.

Questions I like to ask my clients to make my product choices, that will help you decide:

1. Whats skin type are you- dry / normal / combination or oily.
2. What coverage do you to achieve- sheer / medium / full.
3. What undertone skin do you have- Yellow (cool) or Pink (warm).
4. What finish do you prefer- Glowing / satin / matte.


This is a link to one of the tutorials from my MAKEUP MASTERS free app.

Makeup Masters Mentor Naomi Mckeever has done the makeup for Celebrities such as Rita Ora, Pixie Lott, Noel Gallagher, Kelly Brook, Victoria Beckham, Ricky Wilson, Patrick Stewart, The Proclaimers, Olivia Colman & Iggy Azalea.
Working in the industry for over 11 years on events like London fashion week, also for TV shows like BBC1s The One Show.
Having a makeup artist on call, enables Celebs to look flawless. Makeup Masters free App is a glam squad in your pocket✨HONEST REVIEWS✨TUTORIALS TAILORED TO YOUR SKILLS & NEEDS✨
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Product used or mentioned:
Embryolisse Lait creme concentre.
Prep + Prime Fix + MAC.
Prep a+ Prime Natural Radiance MAC
Shimmering skin Perfector Becca.
Healthy mix serum foundation shade 51.
Studio finish concealer MAC NC20.
PRO Conceal HD Concealer L.A. Girl Cosmetics.
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light.
Tools and brushes:
Morphe Brushes M492 Tapered Duo Blush Brush
101 Luxe Face Definer Brush Zoeva.
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Special occasion makeup tutorial, glitter eye, matte red lip, long wearing & affordable



Special occasion makeup, ✨glitter eye, 💄matte red lip, long wearing & affordable
📽video tutorial on my free
Makeup Masters App
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App includes video tutorials, inspiration, tips, tricks, product reviews, shopping lists & more!
Full product list on App.
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Makeup artists Naomi Mckeever 💋

My Makeup Masters free App available at Apple store!

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Free 'Makeup Masters' app is now available at Apple Store, yippee.

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Makeup Masters, master your makeup.

This app is for anyone interested in makeup, from beginners to experienced makeup artists.

The reason some celebrities look flawless is because they constantly have a #makeup artist on call 24/7. Now with this free App, you can have your own
glam squad in your pocket.

🎥 Step by step video tutorials.
Articles on looks, trends, and new products.
💄 Product reviews on new and established favorites.
Simply tap to save any product to your own shopping list, with links to places to buy.
💌 Easy sharing of articles, videos & shopping lists

'Celebrity makeup artist Naomi McKeever has over 11 years’ experience that she wants to share with you. As a self-confessed makeup addict she loves to try new products and looks, Naomi’s aim with this app is to help eliminate those difficult expensive product selection mistakes. With her lessons in extremely high demand, this app enables you to learn for free from the comfort of your own home.
Be inspired by the step by step video tutorials see the list of all the products used, read product reviews, link to websites selling the products, and even create your own shopping lists. Shopping lists can be viewed on your iPhone or Apple watch; tap to flag it as purchased. Wish lists can easily be sent to your nearest and dearest.'

💄Product reviews-
Get an honest review from a professional celebrity makeup artist covering
who the product is most suited to.

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These will be the lasted looks, timeless beauty, fashion, theatrical, celebrity inspired and many more.

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We love watching or reading about other people’s product holy grail products, but it can often be a hassle to try find out where to get your hands on them; with a click of a button, read reviews to see if the product would be suited to your needs and if so, you can add it into your shopping list or click on a link to buy.

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How to apply glitter, best products & techniques.

There is no other makeup product like glitter to add some seasonal sparkle, but unless you want to look like a fairy its worth making sure your glitters looked into place.


photographer Catherine Bradley makeup by naomi mckeever hair nathan telford at Nicola Smyth model laura evans

photographer Catherine Bradley
makeup by naomi mckeever
hair nathan telford at Nicola Smyth
model laura evans

Products for adhering loose glitter-

  • Illamasqua sealing gel- ether use a small layer of the gel over your eye makeup, then press glitter over the top. (I would highly recommend pressing on with fingers rather then a brush, as its extremely hard to get glitter out of brushes!) Or mix glitter with gel and press on top.
  • MAC eyeliner mixing medium- Use in the same way as the Illamasqua sealing gel.
  • DUO lash glue- press a very small amount or glue over eye lid using your fingers, then press glitter on top. The only problem with using duo lash glue is after a few hours it can feel sticky and uncomfortable. Also be careful not to get glue in your eye lashes or eyes.

For loose glitter don't be tempted to go for regular craft glitter as it can be made from sharp material that could scratch your eyes. Cosmetic glitter is made of special plastic that is non-toxic. It’s colored with pigment rather than dye, so that the color doesn’t leach out and stain. Cosmetic glitter is much finer than craft glitter, and the individual particles are usually rounded rather than gagged, instead go for specially designed glitter-

  • MAC glitter (The reflects version is my favorite for beauty looks as its fine, but the chunky version is better for fashion photography as it will show up better).


  • NYX Loose glitter powder (budget option, though I do prefer MAC reflects).

Tip: Always keep tape near when working with glitter as its the easiest way to pick up any drop down on the face, just rap the tape around two fingers and gently press on skin.

A nice way of applying glitter is using glitter liners, which are like the loose glitter but premixed with gel, this wont work as well for fashion makeup on a large area, but good for easy personal use or for on TV to makeup sure you don't get as much fall down.

  • Urban Decay's Heavy Metal Eyeliner- (good painted on after all eye shadow and liner is applied.)
  • Collection Glam Crystals Gel Eyeliner- (budget alternative, a brilliant makeup artist I've worked with at 'The One Show' recommended this product.)

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Bridal makeup, liner, lashes & pretty pink lip, list of products used.

Bridal makeup on Sophie

Bridal makeup in Nottingham

My makeup on stunning bride and best friend Sophie.
Sophie is a talented makeup artist based in Nottingham so the pressure was on to make sure everything was up to scratch.
Key products used:Face-
Moisturiser Embryolisse.
Primer MAC prep and prime skin.
Foundation MAC face & body & YSL touché éclat.
Concealer MAC select cover up and studio finish.
Cheek Illamasqua dixie cream blusher, MAC Harmony blush as contour, Highlight MAC Pearl cream colour base.
Bronzer Bobbi Brown in medium.Eyes-
Highlight MAC vanilla pigment.
Lid MAC expensive pink.
Crease MAC ground brown and bamboo eyeshadows.
Liner MAC blacktrack and liquidlast pointblack.
Lashes Shu Uemura.Lips-
lipsticks in Vegas volt mixed with Saint Germain.

MAC makeup product review powder highlighter


I purchased this MAC limited edition highlighter when replenishing my kit. Its called Perfect Topping, Its a powder with frost metallic finish. Smoothes on adding buffed-up highlights to cheeks & eyes, ultra-deluxe polish to the face
Here's a swatch, I tried it on myself then a few of my clients and I love it, give a beautiful sheen.

The MAC artist recommend using it wet , if you do this I suggest to carefully scrape a bit out then mix it with MAC fix + for a creamy wet highlight.

You can order it from MAC Cosmetics

MAC pro conceal and correct palette makeup review & swatches


MAC pro conceal and correct palette product review

I use the MAC studio finish concealers for areas that need more full coverage like spots, darkness around the eyes and tattoo coverage. Its good to apply a small amount either with a synthetic brush or fingers, then set with powder.
I've just purchased it in a Pro palette of 4 shades -NC15, W10, NC20, NW20 & 2 colour Correctors in Pale Yellow & Pale Pink. These are a slightly different formula to the studio finish concealers, slightly creamer. Also a friend pointed out on instagram that this formula doesn't have the SPF 35 which is better for photographic purposes, as the SPF is what tends to make the product flash back lighter. It costs £35.
The swatches were done on my skin tone, I'm light, about NC15/NC20 in MAC. The palettes come in light, med, med deep & dark.
Pro conceal and correct MAC palette swatches

Pro conceal and correct MAC palette swatches

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Makeup tips, 3D lacquered lips

3D lacquered lips

3D lacquered lips


Time taken: 10mins

Products used: All MAC

  • Ebony lip liner
  • Currant lip liner
  • Pro lipmix Magenta & Red
  • Clear lipglass
  • Lip brush #231



products used for 3D lacquered lips



Barbra Streisand inspired disconnected eyeliner


Barbra Streisand inspired disconnected eyeliner


Time taken:15mins

Products used: all MAC


  • Smolder pencil - sketched through crease
  • Carbon eyeshadow -  with brush #266 over Smolder
  • kid eyeshadow - to blend out the black through the socket line
  • Paradisco - pressed onto eyelid
  • Blacktrack fluidline - used with the 263# brush along the top lashline and in the inner and outer bottom lashline
  • Liquidlast liner- Point black, to help it last and the black look darker


  • To the future - Pro longwear lipstick



Barbra Streisand




Makeup looks using Bourjois products, including a mini review.

The Bourjois makeup they sent me to try.
















Bourjois kindly sent me a collection of their new products to try.

  • SMOKY EYES TRIO EYESHADOW in 13 brun wood & 14 vert jungle

I like to try the products on my skin before I use them on clients so here's some pictures of my makeup after my experiment.

My makeup after trying Bourjois new products. MUA-Naomi Mckeever.

My makeup after trying Bourjois new products. MUA-Naomi Mckeever.


The makeup I used on myself and a mini review of a few of my favorite Bourjois products-



MAC- Prep and Prime skin- As you can tell if you have read my previous posts I always use a primer before applying foundation as it gets your makeup to last on your skin, and helps with a smooth application of  foundation.

HEALTHY MIX SERUM FOUNDATION- 16 hour radiance booster- A while ago they had sent me Healthy mix serum which I love for a natural finish foundation. Even though it is a sheer foundation it still covers redness, it has a natural satin finish that mimics the look of radiant skin, not too shiny not too matt.

MAC- Studio finish concealer- I have spot prone skin so need to go back with concealer in target areas, this MAC concealer is a  full coverage.

HEALTHY BALANCE UNIFYING POWDER- This powder is ultra fine so sets the foundation without looking powdery and dry.



SMOKY EYES TRIO EYESHADOW- I used the three eye shadows from the 13 brun wood pallet, I've got to say I am picky with eyeshadows but these were easy to blend and did have a good colour pay off. I was a fan of this colour combination  this palette comes with a olive green, warm red and black, these colours suit a lot of people but especially green eyes as the red in the brown will make green eyes look brighter.

LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW- I went back into the outer crease of my eye with the #10 black mineral based eyeshadow as you only need a small amount to create drama.

VOLUME CLUBBING BLACK JACK MASCARA- This mascara is great if you like volume, you can really build up your lashes to create drama.

QUEEN ATTITUDE KHÔL KAJAL- I used this all around my eye and in my waterline, it does last well in the waterline.



MAC- Oak lip pencil, To the future pro longwear lipstick & clear lipglass.




Before a photoshoot with a designer I designed this ProChart using LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW in #4 & QUEEN ATTITUDE KHÔL KAJAL.



Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever


Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever


Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever


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If you want to design makeup looks you can purchase the blank Procharts from-