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Charity event at Nicola Smyth – Award Winning Hairdressers Leamington spa. My makeup.

Nicola Smyth Hairdressers in Leamington spa organised a charity event to raise money for Myton Hospice and to celebrate their 1 year Birthday.

I did the makeup, whilst they did the hair on the models for the Catwalk show. A makeup appointment with me was raffled off in their auction.

It was a fantastic event, they raised £600. I have had the pleasure of working with Nicola Smyth hairdressers a few times, whether its been weddings or fashion, I'm always impressed with their stunning hair styling, cutting and colouring. I have my hair done with them, and would highly recommend them.

My makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers/ / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

My makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers/ / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk / Event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk / Event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers/ / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers  / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Makeup for charity catwalk / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Smokey makeup for charity catwalk / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Smokey makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

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Wedding, my Makeup on a beautiful Bride, Bridesmaids and mother of the Bride. With a list of products used.

It was a great pleasure being part of this wedding, we had a lovely morning. I did the makeup on the bride, her two bridesmaids and her mum.

Bridal wedding makeup trial, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Wedding makeup trial, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Bridesmaid, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Bridesmaid, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Bride / wedding / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Bride / wedding / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

 

Key Products used on the Bride:

Eyes:

  • Painterly Paint pot MAC- water resistant eyeshadow base that stops the eyeshadow creasing and wearing off
  • Shale eyeshadow MAC
  • Quarry eyeshadow MAC
  • Shadowy lady eyeshadow MAC
  • Pro Longwear eye liner Rich Experience- 12-hour waterproof formula 
  • Blacktrack- gel liner

Skin:

  • Strobe cream
  • Prep + Prime Natural Radiance- Hydrates and primes to help the foundation to last, control oil and promote smooth texture.
  • Elizabeth Arden cream foundation
  • Pro longwear & moisture cover concealer MAC
  • Mineralize powder 
  • Hush highlighter MAC
  • Harmony MAC blush- to contour

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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

 

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products used for 3D lacquered lips

 

 

My Makeup on Tanika – Hooker Heels ft. Sneakbo (Behind The Scenes)

Behind the scenes from the 'Hooker Heels' video shoot featuring Sneakbo. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever.

Tanika is a very talented artist I've had the pleasure of doing makeup on many times. Sorry about my unruly hair, lol.

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Instagram: @tanikagram

http://www.tanika.co.uk

filmed & edited by Deekstar.
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MY MAKEUP FOR OOH LA LATEX SHOOT. PHOTOGRAPHER Julian M Kilsby. Part 3

Before this shoot I designed a ProChart to help me plan the colour palette and the mood of the makeup. This is also a great tool to show the photographer and designer what you envisage for the makeup, without taking the time applying the makeup and then for the designer not to like the look.

My ProChart for the shoot. MUA Naomi Mckeever

My ProChart for the shoot. MUA Naomi Mckeever

I would highly recommend any makeup artist to invest in some ProCharts to help you plan, create & communicate your makeup design- www.prochart.co.uk

Here are a few photos from a shoot I did the makeup for; designer ooh la latex, photographer Julian M Kilsby, model is the lovely Jodi Lakin.

The outfits were designed specifically for the shoot.

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

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

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Barbra Streisand inspired disconnected eyeliner

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Barbra Streisand inspired disconnected eyeliner

 

Time taken:15mins

Products used: all MAC

Eyes-

  • 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

Lips-

  • To the future - Pro longwear lipstick

 

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Barbra Streisand

 

 

 

Beauty tips, Embryolisse

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Embryolisse

Embryolisse  is a moisturizer that is a skincare must have. From working at fashion week I learnt that it was models' and makeup artists' secret weapon. This moisturizer made by Lait-Creme Concentre has been available in French pharmacies for over 60 years. I use it on my own skin as I have extremely sensitive and dehydrated skin, which tends to react to most products but this one works like a dream.

The only down side is its not easy to get hold of if you don't live in France, so if you go on holiday there its worth popping into one of their pharmacies as its quite cheap there.

Here is a UK based site you can purchase it from - http://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/Embryolisse-24-Hour-Miracle-Cream-Lait-Creme-Concentre-75ml

 

 

 

 

Bride Kate, my makeup for the Wedding in Wales.

Bride Kate, Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Bride Kate, Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Here are a few photo's from the gorgeous wedding I did the makeup for in Wales. I stayed in the hotel the night before, as it was about 4 hours from my house, and had such a lovely morning with them all. We got the opportunity to get to know each other and have a good old gossip and lots of fun. I did the makeup for the bride, four bridesmaids, two flower girls and a guest.

I was lucky to have the space to lay out my eyeshadows on one table. MUA Naomi Mckeever

I was lucky to have the space to lay out my eyeshadows on one table. MUA Naomi Mckeever

I had already done the wedding makeup for Kate's sister Rebecca  about 4 years ago, who was one of her bridesmaids.

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Bridesmaid Rebecca / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

My makeup set up in the hotel / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

My makeup set up in the hotel / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's wedding guest / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's wedding guest / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's bridesmaid / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

For Kate's flowers girls the mums wanted a tiny bit of makeup so they felt involved and special, so I used a small amount of blush and a tinted lip conditioner.

Kate's flower girl / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Kate's flower girl / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

 

Please leave a comment if you want to know any of the products I used! x

 

 

 

 

 

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.

  • HEALTHY MIX SERUM FOUNDATION
  • VOLUME CLUBBING BLACK JACK MASCARA
  • BEAUTY'FULL VOLUME MASCARA
  • HEALTHY BALANCE UNIFYING POWDER
  • SMOKY EYES TRIO EYESHADOW in 13 brun wood & 14 vert jungle
  • QUEEN ATTITUDE KHÔL KAJAL
  • LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW in #4 & #10

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-

 

Face-

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.

 

Eyes-

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.

 

Lips-

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

 

My ProChart using LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW in #4

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

You can purchase Bourjois products from- www.bourjois.co.uk

If you want to design makeup looks you can purchase the blank Procharts from-  www.prochart.co.uk

Pixie Lott, my makeup on her for the Cornbury festival performance. MUA- Naomi Mckeever.

Here are a few photos I came across from doing the lovely Pixie Lott's makeup. Pixie and her mum are a lot of fun to work with, they are so friendly and chatty. For this performance I used all MAC makeup, in this post I will include a list of the products I used.

Pixie Lott & me backstage after the performance. MUA Naomi Mckeever

Pixie Lott & me backstage after the performance. MUA Naomi Mckeever

My makeup all set up backstage.

My makeup, all set up backstage.

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Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie lott performing at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Pixie lott performing at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

My backstage pass from the Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever.

My backstage pass from the Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever.

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.facebook.com/pixielott/photos_stream

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.facebook.com/pixielott/photos_stream

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

You can get the headwear that Pixie Lott has on and other beautiful jewelry from www.rocknrose.co.uk

Pixie lott backstage after her performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Pixie lott backstage after her performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

I used all MAC makeup:

Face-

  • Prep & Prime- skin
  • Prep & Prime highlighter - light boost
  • Face & Body foundation
  • Select coverup
  • Blot powder
  • Harmony blush - to contour
  • Give me sun - brozer
  • Cream blush -  Something Special
  • Extra dimension highlighter - Whisper of gilt

Eyes-

  • Quite natural - Paint pot
  • MAC Pro Chromaline - Black Black, Gel liner blended over lid to provide a waterproof, long-wearing jet black eye
  • Mac Pro Pigment - Black Black
  • Omega eyeshadow, to blend
  • Feline pencil Pencil, in the water line
  • #36 False lashes

Brows-

  • Omega eyeshadow, used with an angle brush
  • Lingering brow pencil, to add definition

Lips-

  • Boldly Bare- lip liner
  • To the future - pro longwear lipstick

You can get MAC products from- www.maccosmetics.co.uk

Follow Pixie on- www.facebook.com/pixielott