I was extremely lucky to be sent to Istanbul in Turkey by the company I work for - MAC cosmetics. They ran a world wide three month competition for their artists. Joe, Sarah and I are from the UK, we went with other artists from every country that has a MAC store. Every MAC artist was so lovely, it felt like one big MAC family.
Here's a video I've made with some of the pictures from the trip.
I had such a lovely day on this wedding, everyone was warm and friendly, there was an amazing atmosphere.
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.
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.
In aid of National wedding month I thought I would compile a collection of brides throughout history who inspire me. Whether it be fictional or real they are all style icons with their glamourous dresses and spectacular headwear.
My good friend Lisa introduced me to the work of Sylvia Ji. Studying Fine Art I was always drawn to figurative forms of painting.
Sylvia Ji is a young painter who inspires me with her bold use of colour, movement of paint and subject matter.
Sylvia always paints women, some of them being symbolic reflections of herself or portraits of people she knows. The eyes of the subjects always inflect both mystery and soul.
Joseph Young is an extremely talented videographer, I've had the pleasure of working with on a few occasions.
His work mainly consists of Promos and wedding films, each of them having a polished cinematic style.
I'm really excited because I've managed to book him for my wedding and thought it would be selfish to keep his skills to myself, so to all your brides I would suggest you contact him to capture the magic of your big day.
Here's some examples for his latest work-
This shoot with the model Mridutrisha is one of the projects we worked on.
Photography :: Matt Gillespie // magiphotography.com
Hair Stylist :: Emma Whipp // hairbyem.co.uk
Make Up Artist :: Naomi Mckeever
Shoot for The New Vintage Clothing Company, with step by step instructions. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever
In this post I've included images from my second shoot for the 'The new vintage clothing company'. I worked with the same Leamington spa based photographer Yvette Bessels.
We used female and male models; for step by step male grooming from this shoot refer to my previous post http://www.naomimckeever.com/archives/751
Cristina's skin has been prepped and now is ready for action.
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This week I held a one on one makeup lesson for Florence Sunnen. This was our first session together so we started from the basics.
We covered how to create flawless skin without using heavy foundation. Contouring, highlighting, soft definition for the eyes and how to make your lips look fuller.
Here's a photo of Florence with foundation on, I haven't applied concealer under her eyes as I find it better to conceal after eye shadow to prevent the drop down sticking to the under eye area.
- Massaged in complete comfort cream
- Fast Response- eye cream
- Lip conditioner
- Prep & Prime- skin
- Face and body- foundation, in N1
- Select cover-up, in NW20
- Mineralize skinfinish- in Light
- Harmony- blush (used as a contour, for more advice see my previous lesson blog)
- coygirl- blush
- pearl- cream colour base (highlighter on high plans of her face)
Here's a photo of Florence at the end of our lesson.
- Sublime nature- paint (base for eye shadow to keep it on all day)
- Vex- eyeshadow
- Copperplate- Eye shadow
- Industry- eye liner (soft, water proof)
- False lash- mascara
- Omega- eye shadow ( applied with an angel brush)
- Soar- lip liner
- Patisserie- lipstick
Florence was an amazing student really listening to what I was telling her, I'm looking forward to our next lesson where we're going to be more daring as she loves experimenting with her makeup.
Please Note: All of the products listed are from MAC.