Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spreading Our Wings To Guatemala 's Non Magazine

This beautiful collaborative shoot by Mary Parker Photography, featuring styling by Bridget from Dapper Zorse, model Kylie Board and hair & makeup by yours truely, was picked up this month by Guatelmalan online magazine, Non Magazine.It's a gorgeous publication.

I loved this shoot because it captures Mary's style perfectly - beautiful, dreamy and feminine. It was the first time I used my new volumising crimper too. I picked this up from the Sharon Blain Hair Bootcamp recently and had all hands on deck, including Mary's, getting hair crimped before our lighting disappeared.

Kylie proved a tough and courageous model, braving the Herrison Island mosquitos. A passing german tourist had repellent thankfully, so bites were limited to 100 or so!

Bridget from Dapper Zorse did a beautiful job styling this shoot as usual. Though we did loose her while she went off to search for a glove. Someone should invent a 4WD clothes rack for her.

Enjoy the images. xx

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Little Splash Of Colour - Worried?

Julia's eyes have warm brown, gold & caramel higlights with a dark brown rim - Inglot Pure Pigment 55 over MAC Fluidline in Brassy
I often wonder why makeup houses release splashes of colour into their new season ranges without instructions...

As a makeup artist I love colour because it provides me with inspiration. However for the average makeup user, it seems those pretty coloured pots appear like delicatable lollies - pretty to look at but you're probably worried that they're not so good for you, right?

Well, I'm here to encourage you to sample and sample some more. Whether you're 16 or 116, you can enjoy the delights of colour.

My makeup lessons always have an easy to understand session on colour technique - especially for eyes. I recommend four simple techniques for colour confidence with eyeshadow. The first of these is one we all know - browns/neutrals suit everyone. But imagine if that's what our wardrobe consisted of. No people - I will not stand for it, I won't!

So as a guide to get you thinking, have a good look at your iris - and I mean a really good look. There's so much more than brown, hazel, blue or green. I challenge you to find at least three colours in there. And this is where the magic of techniques two to four start.

If you just take one of those colours that you see (and brown, blue, green does not count) and add it to your usual base of neutrals you'll find technique two - a soft compliment to your eye colour. You might see lime or gold or rich caramel or milky blue. Have a look at the makeup on Julia above and let me know how you go.

If you're interested in learning more, follow the link to my contact page. Ali x

Monday, March 21, 2011

L’Oréal Paris Runway Looks - Vogue Australia

The eyes are the focus in this powerful and sleek makeup look, with a pared back nude lip and deep violet tones creating a new version of the sultry, smoky eye.

Keeping on-trend with the latest looks can be tricky for the everyday girl - but that's why you turn to your makeup artist for help. We make sure that we have our finger on the pulse and the products and techniques to sweep you into the present. So to inspire you, here are the latest looks from L'Oreal Paris - perfect for brides or balls.