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Pixie Geldof for the British fashion awards, with a list of the MAC products I used.

I found some old images from when I did makeup on Pixie Geldof for the British fashion awards in 2009. She wanted a slightly vampy look, with a 90s influence.

Pixie Geldof at the British fashion awards / MUA- Naomi Mckeever / image from exposay.com

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My wedding inspiration scrap book & photos from the day – part 1 Dresses

My friends Lucy and Natalie gave me a scrap book to fill with my wedding inspiration pictures. In this post I'll include my tear outs and some photos from my wedding.

 

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Bite sized beauty bulletin – Flat Stomach

Artist Alberto Vargas

 

For a flat Olympian stomach swap your usual breakfast of cereal or toast for a fruit salad, with natural yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Studies show that cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar, making it a great choice for diabetics and hypoglycemics alike. That’s also great news for anyone who wants stable energy levels and moods.

This will reduce bloating and also help your skin look it's best. Make sure to drink as much water as possible to avoid water retention. I started this a month before my wedding and it made a big difference.

Wedding makeup- Photo’s from one of my beautiful brides big day.

Real bride / MUA Naomi Mckeever

I had such a lovely day on this wedding, everyone was warm and friendly, there was an amazing atmosphere.

Real bride / MUA Naomi Mckeever

For the bride I used warm colours to work with her completion, she wanted an illuminating foundation with flawless coverage so I used MAC studio sculpt. I kept the products long wearing and water resistant because it was a hot day and if she's anything like me there will be plenty of happy tears. She is such a lush person, we still keep in contact now.

Bridesmaid and bride / MUA Naomi Mckeever

I did the makeup for all her lovely bridesmaids. The bride wanted all the makeup to flow, as they were all used to wearing various amounts of makeup. She didn't mind if they had different levels of smokiness around the eye's. The bridesmaid in the photo above never wears makeup so I kept her look very natural.

Loved up bride and groom / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Group shot of the lovely ladies I did makeup for / MUA Naomi Mckeever.

My lesson for the talented students at Swindon college.

I had a great day teaching at Swindon college. The day was focused on fashion make-up. Starting by discussing my background in Fine art and a powerpoint presentation of my portfolio going through what I did to create each look.

I gave a demo then held a workshop so they could do make-up on each other.

 

MUA Naomi Mckeever / demo for Swindon college.

For their main makeup workshop I wanted them to get an idea of what you do as the key make-up artist on a catwalk show; for this the key make-up artist works with the designer and key hair stylist to take inspiration from the collection. I acted as the fashion designer explaining my inspiration, which was the painter Paul Gauguin.

 

Paul Gauguin / Inspiration for students workshop.

 

Paul Gauguin / Inspiration for students workshop.

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My art

 

In this post I have uploaded a few of the paintings I did at college and uni. I was influenced by German expressionists movement of paint and how they dealt with the changing world around them.

 

Naomi Mckeever / Acrylic on canvas

 

Naomi Mckeever / Acrylic on canvas

 

Cycle of life / Naomi Mckeever / Acrylic on canvas

 

Naomi Mckeever / Acrylic on canvas.

 

Cycle of life / Naomi Mckeever / Acrylic on canvas. 6ft by 4ft

Shoot with photographer Julian M Kilsby. Including products recommendations, part 3.

This is the final part of my post on the shoot I had with Julian M Kilsby and Model Integra Fairbrook, using clothes from Designer Ooh la Latex.

Look 3

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Make-up look 3

For this final look I wanted to keep the colour palette monochromatic. I used MAC pro cream colour base in Pink Shock on the eyes, brows, cheeks and lips.

I began by blending  C.C.B Pink Shock all over the lid, then lining all around the eye with black eye liner. I find when working with pink on the eyes adding a black liner in the waterline stops them looking bloodshot.

To create the brow I sketched in the shape with MAC magenta lip liner, then pulling the C.C.B Pink Shock through with an angel brush.

On the cheeks I wanted just a kiss of the same C.C.B Pink Shock, for this get a stippling brush and a very small amount of product buff across the checks. I used pearl C.C.B on the high points of Integra's face.

I used MAC magenta lip liner on the lips with C.C.B Pink Shock over the top.

 

I enjoyed every aspect of the day, Julian and Integra Fairbrook were both so inspiring to work with. It was easy to collaborate with Julian as he's got a kind nature and open to ideas, I'm really looking forward to our next shoot.

Shoot with photographer Julian M Kilsby. Including products recommendations, part 2.

This is post two of a three part blog on the shoot I had with Julian M Kilsby and Model Integra Fairbrook, using clothes from Designer Ooh la Latex.

Look 2

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Makeup look 2

The look has developed from the first photo's in this blog, where Julian used  moody lighting through to the later pictures which used a lighter lighting set up. I started with olive tones on the eyes then deepened using similar shades but altering the shape of the eye.

 

Face-

  • Heat up the MAC Face & body foundation by massaging it in between the palms of your hand, this will make the product thicker and give more coverage.
  • Use MAC Studio finish concealer where needed.
  • Set with translucent finishing powder.
  • I contoured from the top of the ear to the corner of the mouth with Strada blush.

(For tip's on preparing the skin click on this link - http://www.naomimckeever.com/archives/59 )

 

Eyes-

  • For Integra's eyes I used MAC pro paint sticks in Landscape Green and Black Black, they are great to use as they are highly pigmented with a creamy consistency.
  • I set the paint stick with a deep olive pigment, MAC antique green.
  • Finish with MAC feline eye pencil in the waterline.

 

Lips-

  • The rich burgundy lipstick was Media with clear lipglass to finish.

 

In the final post I will cover the next look I did on the same shoot with Julian, so please come back to visit my site for more tips.

Shoot with photographer Julian M Kilsby. Including products recommendations, part 1.

In this blog I will cover the key products I used for the first look on the fashion shoot.

I had the pleasure of working with the incredible Birmingham based photographer Julian M Kilsby. His work has maximum impact with bold saturated colours and an extremely creative use of lighting.  The model was Integra Fairbrook, who has a striking combination of innocent beauty and power. She is Agency represented, and internationally published.

Look 1

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Make-up look 1

For the first look I kept the eyes more natural, making the lips the key focus. I chose a lip colour which complemented the outfit.

Face-

Heat up the Face & body foundation by massaging it in between the palms of your hand, this will make the product thicker and give more coverage.

Use Studio finish concealer where needed.

Set with translucent finishing powder.

I contoured with Strada blush.

(For tip's on preparing the skin click on this link - http://www.naomimckeever.com/archives/59 )

 

Eyes-

Blend Quite natural paint pot all around the eyes for definition, also this cream eye shadow is water resistant so really helps with getting the eye shadow to last .

Graphblack- liner to frame they eyes.

 

Lips-

With the lips I started by sketching around the outer edges with a dark lip liner called MAC Night Moth, shading more on the inside corners of the lips.

Then used a matt red lipstick called MAC Russian red, which is rumoured to be Dita Von Tease' favourite.

Lastly pressing MAC Pro pigment in basic red, to give the lip an ultra matt, velvet, rose petal like finish.

 

This is the first section in a three part post, in the next part I will cover the next look, from same shoot with Julian, so please come back to visit my site for more tips.

 

Inspiration – Photographer Steven Meisel

Steven Meisel is an extremely successful and talented fashion photographer. His work is regularly featured in US Vogue and, my favourite, Vogue Italia. In this post I've chosen a selection of his images. I have also included a clip of one of the Prada adverts he worked on, which I love; if only I could live in that world with their clothes and cars.

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Viktoriya Sasonkina - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Killer Vogue - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from photographyoffice.com

Killer Vogue - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from photographyoffice.com

Killer Vogue - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from photographyoffice.com

Italian Vogue Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from buamai.com

Couture Magic by Steven Meisel. Image from ru-glamour.livejournal.com

Couture Magic by Steven Meisel. Image from ru-glamour.livejournal.com

Couture Magic by Steven Meisel. Image from ru-glamour.livejournal.com

Make love not war. Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from www.mymodernmet.com

Make love not war. Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from www.mymodernmet.com

Make love not war. Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from www.mymodernmet.com

Madonna Vuitton ad - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from nitrolicious.com

Madonna for Vogue Italia, 1991 - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.co.uk