The Glamour of Ardell lashes celebrating 45 years at the Langham Hotel London.

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Bradley_151126_8020Through my work i’ve used many different types and makes of Lashes.  From high glam, advertizing, portraits and drag artists. Seems they never go out of fashion. Just think back in relation to Hollywood films with leading ladies like Clara Bow in the 20’s and Gene Harlow in the 30’s ( one of the first blonds in movies) they wore false lashes to accentuate their eyes on film to lure and engage the viewer.  Ardell invited me to celebrate 45 years at the Langham Hotel in central London with a glamorous event to show off the new Press On Lashes and natural styles. Certainly Oscar Winners.

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The NEW press on Ardell lashes come in styles 101, 105 and Wispies £8.45, the ones below £5.49,  lashes are knotted and feathered by hand using natural hair so will have a soft natural effect.

ARDELL® lashes are stocked at Boots, Superdrug and Tesco stores nationwide.
@Ardell_Lashes    On twitter at the moment they have a competition to win a VIP trip to Hollywood for two.  Ardell Lashes.

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bareMinerals launches Blemish Remedy Foundation.

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A party at the head office of bareMinerals in Wardour Street had the theme of a road trip through California.  The latest launch BLEMISH REMEDY Foundation £26  helps to rebalance oiler skins smoothing and covering the skins surface in a soft and very natural way.  Available 11 shades with the softest easiest application brush.Capture22

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In conjunction with artist Sara Pope each visitor had their picture taken with the colour of their choice from the Pop Of Passion Lip Oil-Balm £16,  and the winner of the best pout will receive an art work created by Sara of their fabulous lips.

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Here’s some of the images from Sara’s work and if you wanted to see more of her illustrations an exhibition will be running at the POPe up Store / BoxPark 29th June – 5th July sarapope.
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Capture1If you love collecting then this is the compact for you. It’s to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the original foundation and available in eight shades £38. All products available in bareMinerals boutiques, department stores and bareMinerals.co.uk.

CHANEL’S 2015/16 Cruise show trends in hair & make-up.

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Images by Benoît Peverelli.

These backstage hair and make-up scenes were taken at the Seoul-based 2015/16 Cruise collection show.  The hair designed and created by hairdresser  Sam McKnight and make-up designed for CHANEL by make-up artist Tom Pecheux.

Session hair stylist Sam McKnight created large plaits made with colour contrasting synthetic hair smoothed over with bees wax with large hair accessories.  The idea was originally sent to him by designer Karl Lagerfeld based around Korean nobility.  The make-up created and designed by Tom Pecheux using false lashes on the top and bottom, pencilled in a stronger brow, added a soft muted blush, and then to finish an added matte lip colour/pencil with a coral/pink finish.

After the skin had been prepared with Hydra Beauty,  these were the make-up items used for the show.

CHANEL Makeup: 

THE COMPLEXION  VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Make up SPF15
 ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighter Face Pen
         CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
                  POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF15

THE EYES OMBRE ESSENTELLE “Twilight” N°89 Single Eye shadow (Not available in the UK market)
LES 4 OMBRES “Tissé Jazz” Quadra Eyeshadow  Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)
LE CRAYON YEUX  “Noir Black” N°01
LE VOLUME ULTRA-NOIR DE CHANEL “Noir Khôl”  N°90 – Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

THE CHEEKS  LES BEIGES Stick Belle Mine Naturelle “Blush N°21” – Collection Les Beiges (2015)
               
THE LIPS  ROUGE ALLURE VELVET “L’Éclatante” N°42 Matte Intense Lip Colour
LE CRAYON LEVRES “Fuschia” N°55 Lip Pencil

THE NAILS LE VERNIS “Fortissimo”  N°681 **- Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)

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LFW simple backstage hair you’ll love to wear for SS15.

New talent shows sponsored by Fashion Scout at London Fashion Week  SS15 offer new designers the perfect platform to show off their designs. @labelmUK  session teams run and create the hair backstage. This style created for the Swedish School of Textiles   is very easily created at home.  Fabulously simple and stylish for SS15. SS15-SwedishSchool-0105-ER-bs-8837 (1) SS15-SwedishSchool-0110-ER-bs-4097                   SS15-SwedishSchool-0128-ER-bs-9149 ss15 backstage     SS15-SwedishSchool-0117-ER-bs-6697 (1)               products

Products used from @labelmUK  Volume Mousse & Texturising Volume Spray Images courtesy Toni&Guy.

New Glo & Ray make-up range offers a simple approach towards colour.

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Recently i’ve come across make-up brands that were created with Indian/ Asian skin tones in mind.  This means good colour schemes offering corals, reds and bright strong pigments.  I find brighter colours create fresher looking skin whatever your skin tone and work perfectly well in the summer months.

Here’s the line up!   Blusher Luna Maroon 501 £11, Mousse eye shadow caramel Candy 452 £11 ( I love to use myself ),  Lipstick Coral Whisper a creamy Matte Lip colour £12 & a Wonderland Hydrating lip Gloss £10 offering a shiny gloss.  On the site you will find a collection of colours and products for use all year round!    Glo&Ray

Interview with Angela from Catalonia Weddings Boutique UK

Karen Beadle, Celebrity Make-up Artist

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Karen Beadle is not just an amazing and versatile professional but also and more importantly she is a great person. With years of professional experience beautifying the stars, she has a real talent for personalizing looks. As the prestigious “The Secret Quintessentially Weddings Guide” quotes: “Bridal make-up, after all, is a demanding art: it needs to stay put through tears and flashbulbs – yet look totally like “you”. Luckily, Karen’s way with brushes that sculpt, enhance and highlight combined with a masterful understanding of skin types ensures that this is a given; and that fabled “bridal glow” doesn’t go amiss either.”

From red carpets to special occasions, Karen Beadle’s expertise is recommended through well established London-based bridal boutiques, such as Browns Bride, venues and hotels, hairdressers like Joseph Koniak, and wedding companies and concierge services such as Quintessentially. Additionally, Karen has written articles as a beauty editor/writer focused mainly on trends in skin care and make-up. She currently devises and runs make-up courses at Morley College in London.

So, after this brief introduction, if you do not have your make-up artist yet and you would like to have a flawless look during your wedding do not miss the following exclusive Catalonia Weddings Boutique interview! I am sure it will be very useful for you! Thank you Karen! 🙂

1) What do you think is the most important role of the bridal make-up artist?

There are many important roles requested of a make-up artist for a bride to be. As a bride you will be overwhelmingly the centre of attention on your wedding day. This means you will be under close scrutiny from your husband to be, friends and family and in the lens of the camera. So the make-up needs to suit you perfectly, be long lasting throughout the day and night. The application of make-up is just as bespoke to the individual as a hair style or style of dress.

2) On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is the make-up in wedding preparations?

Apart from providing a great service to the bride, it’s very important to be a great communicator, be patient and keep calm during the preparations before the ceremony. So it’s a ten for me and my clients.

3) Do you usually work with organic brands/products also on bridal make-up? Or they are not consistent and durable enough to last the whole wedding?

I work with many natural and organic skin care brands but not exclusively. My background in beauty allows me to advise brides on their skin care routines and any problems they may want to address before the big day. My run through helps the bride understand their skin type and gives me a chance to try the various make-up brands I have in my kit. I always work with the latest products and I am very aware of the majority of seasonal make-up trends. Your make-up needs to look good close up and translate well into the camera lens.

4) What are your top tips for having a flawless look?

My top three tips for a flawless finish are:
1. Choosing the right facial, skin care leading up to your big day.
2. Knowing your skin type so that the skin is prepped perfectly before any make-up application.
3. Choosing the perfect foundation for your skin type and tone.

5) You’ve been working as a make-up artist in fashion photography, beauty, films, weddings & music. From the make-up perspective, what do you highlight from each industry? What makes bridal make-up different from the others?

It’s knowing how make-up application works with different types of lighting, cameras, whether it’s film or stills. It’s conveying something to the viewer, whether it’s an actor’s character, a trend in fashion and beauty through the style, colour and texture of the make-up. People expect creativity in make-up for fashion and beauty shoots. Working with brides is very different and needs more personal sensitivity towards the client. They will be very nervous and feel stressed on the day after many months of planning, the bride needs to love how she looks, friends, family and husband to be will be scrutinizing at close proximity, and the make–up needs to last through the day and into the evening. The filmographer and photographer will pick up the detail in every way. Too much, too little make-up and the wrong type of make-up, nothing will appear in the wedding photos. So yes a great make-up artist is very important to get it right!

6) You’ve worked for many celebrities. How does it feel to have worked with so many different types of clients?

I feel the variety of clients and mediums for make-up keeps me on my toes creatively. Whether you work hands on, write about the industry or teach the art of make-up. It’s great to learn and understand all the different sides of the business. For me it’s the art of make-up and learning to create something different and unique for each and every situation.

Over the years Karen has worked with many brides. Below you will find a nice testimonial from the beautiful bride Erika Nilsson regarding Karen’s services and how she and her family felt about it (see pictures below):

“I am so happy having used Karen Beadle as the make-up artist for my wedding. She made me, my sister and mother look our absolute best! She achieved the perfect balance of looking made up but still natural. Karen gives a lot of advise but still listens to all your views, she wants you to get what you want. She has a lot of knowledge in her field and takes all the time needed to get to the result you want. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone that is in need of a make-up artist for a wedding or any other occasion.”

For more information on Karen Beadle go to:
www.karenbeadle.com
www.karenbeadle.com/blog
Twitter @karenbeadle
karen@karenbeadle.com

And many thanks to:
Wedding Dress – Browns Bride – Brownsbride@brownsfashion.com
Photographer – Especially Amy – Sally@especiallyamy.co.uk

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