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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.