Tag Archives: Inspiration

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

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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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-

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hestons-fantastical-food/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.

 

My day as Marilyn. How I did my hair and makeup & where my outfit was from.

I was kindly asked by a cosmetics company in Bath to be their Marilyn Monroe for an event they held to promote their limited edition Marilyn collection. Although I know I'm no Marilyn ringer I thought I'd give it my best shot; I'm always a fan of a bit of dressing up.

My makeup partly finished. Photographer Jackie Mckeever.

Back of my hair. Photographer Jackie Mckeever.

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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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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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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

China fashion week – Spring / Summer 2012

If you crave avant garde theatrical flights of fantasy, when it comes to this in terms of fashion weeks the country that stands out to me would have to be China.

The Chinese spring / summer 2012 shows did not hold back on make-up and flamboyant costume. The MGPIN make-up and styling show took place in Beijing; most of the images on this post are from those shows. The usual less is more mantra that usually applies to catwalk make-up certainly does not apply, hold on to your brushes make-up lovers.

MGPIN Make-up Styling 2012 of China Fashion Week Spring / Summer / photo from Getty Images

Tsai Meiyue wedding dress- spring / summer 2012

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 / photo from Getty Images

NE TIGER Couture 2012

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 / photo from Getty Images

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 - Photo by Feng Li Getty Image

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 / photo from Getty Images

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 - Photo by Feng Li Getty Image

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 Photo Lintao Zhang Getty image

MGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 / photo from Getty ImagesMGPIN Make-up Styling spring / summer 2012 / photo from Getty Images