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British Hairdressing Awards – AfterHours Hair by Nicola Smyth Makeup by Naomi Mckeever

Video from amazing hair salon Nichola Smyth:

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Mini bio & info on my free MAKEUP MASTERS 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✨
For more video tutorials, inspiration, tips, tricks and product reviews please download my free
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My Makeup Masters free App available at Apple store!

Makeup Master App

 

 

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

📱Please download and let me know what you think!
Search for Makeup Masters on the iTunes Store

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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.

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

🗞Articles-
Get the insider info, jam-packed with tips and tricks.

🗒Shopping list-
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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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.

Christmas decoration ideas.

It's this time of year again, I've made sure to decorate the house while watching the film Elf, why I decorated the tree with glass ornaments with a 9 month old baby who loves to grab sparkly things I'll never know.

 

christmas decoration ideas

christmas decoration ideas

I purchased the nut cracker from the Range as well as the garland

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christmas tree decorating ideas

christmas tree decorating ideas

To make bows for your tree use ribbon with wire in it, I personally like tarten so used that.

Christmas angels seemed to go out of fashion but I love all things traditional, I found her in tescos and will repaint her face.

 

my favourite christmas treat

my favourite christmas treat

Don't worry Lailu's grandad's hand was holding her from behind the curtain making sure she wasn't going to fall.

Lailu playing with the tree

Lailu playing with the tree

Christmas ideas for the lady, man or baby in your life.

I know I struggle thinking of Christmas presents for people, so I thought I'd share some of my ideas, don't worry I'm not paid or sponsored to promote the products I'm suggesting. They're just things I like.

For her:

 

Makeup gift idea

Naked eyeshadow palette by urban decay

Naked eyeshadow palette by urban decay. I'm sure you've all heard about this palette but if not, it has 12 eyeshadow shades from champagne highlighters, bronze sun-kissed to smokey, that are easy to wear and suits most people. It has a mixture of matte and metallic textures.

Where to order;

http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_123932979199_-1

 

Makeup gift idea

MAC cosmetics viva glam gift

 

MAC VIVA GLAM lip sets are always a winner in my mind as the full R.R.P of the sale goes towards helping women, men and children everywhere affected by HIV/AIDS.
This year is featuring Rihanna’s red and metallic mauve VIVA GLAM Lipsticks, paired with this season’s limited-edition glittering red Viva Glamorous Bag. Or there are six of the most iconic VIVA GLAM shades together in a new Viva Glamorous Lip Palette.

Where to order;

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/whats_new/13513/New-Collections/Keepsakes-Viva-Glamorous/index.tmpl

 

 

Gift ideas

Zara home

 

I love Zara home so couldn't resist including an item from there.

 

Where to order;

http://www.zarahome.com/gb/en/tableware/glassware-c1089101p4300584.html

 

 

For him:

 

Mr

Mr Natty's male grooming products

 

More men are rocking the facial hair trend and this vintage style male grooming kit from Mr Natty is perfect for any cool chaps or dapper Dan's:

Where to order;

http://www.mrnatty.com/shop/ace-fighter-pilot-care-package

 

 

For babies:

 

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Fisher price jumperoo

 

Fisher price jumperoo is probably the best thing I ever purchased for Lailu, not only has it given her hours of bouncy fun, it also gives me a chance to get ready, especially when she was about 5 months old and couldn't sit up without me holding her.

Where to order;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisher-Price-K6070-Rainforest-Jumperoo/dp/B000LXQVA4

Great Gatsby Fashion, makeup and interior inspiration.

I'm a huge fan of director Baz Luhrmann, with his previous films being Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia! He always seem to combine an incredible combination of stunning visuals, music and fashion, so I knew I was in for a bit of a treat when I heard his new film was The Great Gatsby.  I love 1920s makeup, art deco design and fashion, my only wish is that I was part of the makeup team for the film!

I was watching the extras on the DVD and they spoke about some of the exciting collaborations they had to capture the decadence of the roaring 20s. Miuccia Prada was one of the masterminds behind the costumes, along with Miu Miu. They also worked with Tiffanys for the jewellery, creating some of the pieces from their original archives.
Prada fashion illustration great gatsby

Prada fashion illustration great gatsby

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, prada dress

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, prada dress

Carey Mulligan in the great gatsby wearing Tiffany and Co jewels

Carey Mulligan in the great gatsby wearing Tiffany and Co jewels

Grace Coddington placed Carey in an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather chiffon dress for the Gatsby-inspired shoot in US Vogue's May issue.

Grace Coddington placed Carey in an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather chiffon dress for the Gatsby-inspired shoot in US Vogue's May issue.

MAC facechart design for film The Great Gatsby

MAC facechart design for film The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan for US Vogue in a lime green Oscar de la Renta gown and Tiffany and Co jewels

Carey Mulligan for US Vogue in a lime green Oscar de la Renta gown and Tiffany and Co jewels

The makeup credits go to MAC and the film’s makeup designer Maurizio Silvi.

Here's what Silvi had to say on the makeup:

“Baz Luhrmann approaches directing his films like a painter, giving strong priority to the looks of each character. In his mind, makeup is one of the key elements used to depict love, struggle, pain and romance”

“When we started preparing for the film, my department and I had to choose which products to use for the two main parties: What we referred to as the Glam party and the Sad and Tawdry party.” In creating The Great Gatsby‘s cinematic look, Silvi employed these four key elements:

1. Foundation

“We based each character’s makeup looks around their costume and hair colour. For lighter skin shades we used Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in shades such as NW15 and NC20. For darker skin shades we used Matchmaster SPF 15 in shades such as 8 and 9.”
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Lady Gaga inspired Skull makeup, Halloween, with product list. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever.

My Lady Gaga inspired makeup for my clients Halloween party / Makeup Artist Naomi Mckeever

My Lady Gaga inspired makeup for my clients Halloween party / Makeup Artist Naomi Mckeever

I wanted to do a quick blog post with a photo of the Lady Gaga inspired makeup from her music video Born this way, I did on request from my client going to a Halloween fancy dress party last night.

I will update this post soon with a more detailed description of how I did this makeup and a few more photo's but I'm just about to go to a party dressed as the Evil Queen from snow white and need to do my makeup, lol.

 

Products I used:

  • Prep + Prime Natural radiance
  • MAC white face and body
  • Illamasqua skin base foundation White
  • Prep + Prime finishing powder
  • Ebony eye pencil to sketch out design 
  • MAC pro Chromaline BlackBlack to fill in as its water resistant 
  • MAC pro Paintstick to soften some of the edges 
  • MAC pro Acrylic paint in Black
  • Omaga eyeshadow for shading skin

Makeup from cosmetic company event. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

I found these behind the scenes photos of makeup I did for a cosmetic company a few years ago. Hair by my good friend Natalie Mitchell who's touring doing wig dressing for the theater production Oliver. I used all MAC products.

Makeup event / Hair Natalie Mitchell / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Makeup event / Hair Natalie Mitchell / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Me doing the models makeup, I was a fan of fake tan, lol

Me doing the models makeup, I was a fan of fake tan, lol

Behind the scenes of makeup event / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Behind the scenes of makeup event / MUA Naomi Mckeever

 

 

 

Harry Potter Painting

I painted a Harry Potter painting for my sister in law's Christmas present. I used Acrylic paint on 24'' x 30'' canvas. In this post I've included photos from a few of the stages.

 

My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting

My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting / Acrylic / Stretched Canvas 24'' x 30''

The original film poster I used as a reference

The original film poster I used as a reference

I tried a new technic for this painting that my husband uses, drawing a grid on the canvas & photo your working on to help getting there proportions correct

I tried a new technique for this painting that my husband uses, drawing a grid on the canvas & the photo you're working on to help get their proportions correct

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I used acrylic paint as it dries quicker

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My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting

My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting / Acrylic / Stretched Canvas 24'' x 30''

 

 

Inspiration – Turkish Vogue

Whilst on my work trip to Istanbul I picked up a Turkish Vogue, from which I thought I'd share my favourite bits.

 

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