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Fashion Show for Royston and Blythe.

MUA Naomi Mckeever / Key makeup artist Danni Smith


Here are some backstage photo's of my makeup from the Royston and Blythe fashion show. The Key makeup artist who designed the looks was the lovely Danni Smith, it was great to be part of her team; thought her looks were beautiful.


MUA Naomi Mckeever / Key makeup artist Danni Smith

MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith


MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith




My Heston Blumenthal edible Christmas decoration meal from Hestons Fantastical Food

Me cautiously eating my edible decoration

Just thought I'd upload a photo of me after working at BBC's The One Show; I worked with Helen Harrel making up some of the guests including Heston Blumenthal, he was on the show talking about his new series hestons fantastical food. This Christmas bauble was a Christmas dinner all in one!

I know this isn't linked with makeup but if you're like me and enjoy food programs, here's a link to his new series on 4OD-


MAC Turkish Delights incentive.

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.


Immortal Muses – bridal edition


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.


Grace Kelly weds Prince Rainier of Monaco


Actress Gene Tierney wore a dress by costume designer Oleg Cassini in The Razor’s Edge

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Inspiration – Sylvia Ji

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.

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Joseph Young Wedding + Promo Filmmaking, MUA Naomi Mckeever

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-


Hienie + Young // China from Joseph Young on Vimeo.


Fashion Shoot with Mridutrisha Choudhury from Joseph Young on Vimeo.

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



Jo + Jez // Bulls n' Dragons from Joseph Young on Vimeo.

Oriental Fashion Shoot from Joseph Young on Vimeo.




Shoot for The New Vintage Clothing Company, with step by step instructions. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Photographer- Yvette Bessels / Model- Cristina B / MUA- 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


before make-up / Photographer- Yvette Bessels / Model- Cristina B / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Cristina's skin has been prepped and now is ready for action.


Photographer- Yvette Bessels / Model- Cristina B / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

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Photogripher Willowstone / Model zola / MUA Naomi Mckeever






Fashion Shoot with Mridutrisha Choudhury

Film Joseph Young - josephyoungfilm.com
Photography Matt Gillespie - magiphotography.com
Model Mridutrisha Choudhury
Hair Emma Whipp - hairbyem.co.uk
MUA Naomi Mckeever - naomimckeever.com

My Lesson for Florence Sunnen


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.


Florence with foundation but not concealer under eye's



  • 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.



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.