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This weeks make-up inspiration – All hail Reese!!

I’m always on the look out for new inspiration. This morning I saw pictures of Reese Witherspoon at the Avon Foundation for Women Gala and I was gob-smacked!

Hello make-up inspiration. I like that Reece’s make-up is soft yet sexy. Her features are so subtly defined. She looks so healthy. I will be recreating this make-up look during the week!

And this dress is well deserving of my very first OMG!

Hmm, makes me wonder if she’s wearing Avon make-up. I may be a sceptic but I doubt it!

I always loved Reece’s natural look but after these shots… All hail Reece!

What do you think of her make-up?

Celebrity Style/Makeup, General, Haircare / Styling

Will you be changing your hair this Winter?

Cheryl has gone red?! It looks a little Sharon Osbourne red to me but then again I did have orange hair last year so who am I to pass comment :) What do you think?

I hear that Cheryl used L’Oreal Casting Crème Gloss in Mahogany. (I also hear that it’s cheaper to buy it at Savers in the UK)

You know you’re seriously gorgeous when you can pull off reddy/plum locks and look hot and not anaemic! She’s a brave lady and I’m all on for spot of change, particularly this time of year.

I was thinking of adding some lowlights for the Christmas period. How dull am I! The truth is that I scared myself silly the first, and last, time I wavered from my natural hair colour. I’m no Cheryl, unfortunately!

Will you be changing your hair colour for Winter?

Celebrity Style/Makeup

Dianna Agron’s Lady Gaga Inspired Lashes

Dianna Agron Glee Lady Gaga Style outfit and makeupThe Theatricality Lady Gaga inspired episode of Glee Season 2 was one of my favourites. I loved, well, the theatricality of it! The costumes and make-up were fantastic. No matter what I watch I’m always looking at an actors make-up, not usually a conscious thing, comes with the job.

But when I saw Quinn Fabray (Dianna Argon) step out with full on pink lashes I actually paused the tv to get a close look.

Immediately it occurred to me that I must get my hands on those lashes. As a make-up artist there is often a need for theatrical pieces in your bag.

The lashes in question are by Frends and are in number 4135. The artist brushed some Covergirl Lashblast through the pink to tone them down a little.

The lashes looked so great on the Show but I have to wonder if they drove her mad during filming. Ah the joys of show biz!



Some other products that were used by the artist:

Nars The Multiple in Orgasm

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack

Mac Sushi Flower over black shadow

MAC Fun’n Sexy for lips – Fafi collection


* Don’t forget – Click here to enter my MAC Stereo Rose giveaway

Celebrity Style/Makeup, General

Celebrity Makeup of the week: Sienna Miller

I have always admired Sienna Miller’s style but I have never really noticed her makeup…til now. I saw this picture of her at the Met Gala with a nice bit of arm candy, Jude Law (despite his shenanigans Sienna, I approve wholeheartedly) haha

Her make-up is reminiscent of Bridget Bardot. I had to know what products the artist used to create this look. I will also list substitutes  that will work just as well.

Lips: Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in Mythic. MAC Creme de Nude is a good alternative or Boots Natural Collection Rose Petal (or Sorbet). Basically a nude lipstick with pink tones that is not lighter than your skintone.

Eyes: Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Marine was drawn heavily on upper lash line. For eyeshadow, Chanel Quadra in Bleu Celeste Continue Reading

Celebrity Style/Makeup

Celebrity Makeup of the week: Wihelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams)

Yes, it cannot be denied, I heart Wilhelmina Slater (played by Vanessa Williams). I watch Ugly Betty to get a goo at her clothes and makeup. Airbrushing aside this woman is just plain stunning.

I have long been an admirer of her makeup, particularly her gloss and liner combo, so I decided to investigate a little further and see what products Ugly Betty’s makeup artist use on her character.

Foundation: KohGenDo’s Moisture Foundations in 301, 302 and 303. The darker shades are used to contour the Continue Reading

Celebrity Style/Makeup

My Favourite Oscar Gown & Make-Up

I hate to admit it but I watch the Oscars for the dresses. I’m all about a good gúna!

There were load of gorgeous dresses but my favourite was Sandra Bullock. Her dress was exquisite. Love the hair, love the lipstick, love everything! I love vintage handmade lace. It’s so delicate and elegant.

I wonder would she lend it to me. It’s be worth the weird stares at Tesco!

Who was your Oscar night favourite?

Celebrity Style/Makeup, Tutorials, YouTube Videos

Celebrity Inspired Make-Up Tutorial: Nicola Roberts


This is my sister Eimear. I decided to use her in today’s tutorial as my model since she’s so pretty. We did this for a bit of fun really (we had to edit out 23 minutes of giggling). We love playing with wigs! The make-up is inspired my Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud (see picture below). I hope you all enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it. Here’s a picture of the finished look:


and the lovely Nicola herself:


Celebrity Style/Makeup, General, Tutorials, YouTube Videos

Celebrity Inspired Make-up Tutorial: Effy from Skins

I have had so many requests for a tutorial on Effy from Skins Make-up (Kaya Scodelario). This is a super easy look to re-create. You also only need a few make-up items.

The video tutorial is below. Here is a list of what I used:

  • Revlon Colourstay Liner- Charcoal (use any grey liner)
  • MAC Omega (brows)
  • Maybelline Dream Creamy Foundation(if you have good skin by pass the base completely)
  • Revlon Concealer
  • Maybelline Summer Pink Lipstick (patted on lips.If you have pinky toned lips then just use lipbalm)
  • MAC Peaches
  • MAC Print, Smut, Revlon Sable
  • 17 Va Va Voom Mascara

Here’s the tutorial:



Celebrity Style/Makeup, General

Twilight Saga Makeup Artist – Robin Mathews

Robin Mathews is Kristen Stewarts Personal Makeup artist. She worked with her on Twilight and New Moon.

Robin won’t divulge the product list she used on Kristen in New Moon until Breaking Dawn has been filmed. Ah, a bit of a wait to find out what lipstick she was wearing! But she has shared some of her favourite products in an interview with Beauty Blogging Junkie, Yay! She loves:

  • Shiseido Moisturisers
  • Cle de Peau Concealers
  • Stila Convertable Colours
  • Most of the Laura Mercier line
  • Anastacia’s line for eyebrows
  • Va Neill Brushes
  • She Umeura Eyelash Curlers

Her best beauty tip “use the lightest formula of foundation you can get away with. If you have beautiful skin, don’t use any foundation at all!”

“Our motivation for Bella in New Moon was a look that would define Bella as an idolized popular literary character, surrounded by mythical creatures while still being a “real girl”. She is almost a realistic cartoon character if you will, but still natural, youthful and fresh”

To achieve her look at home Robin suggests “Keep it young, fresh, and natural; pretty but with a punch”