About Makeup Artist

Makeup Artists in London Keti Nikolova is makeup and hair artist based in West London, originally from Macedonia, working in the makeup industry as a makeup artist internationally for the past 8 years. Being a make-up and hair artist in London has meant that I have worked with some of the most creative people in the fashion industry, make-up and hair has also allowed me to travel to some pretty exotic locations. I am at my happiest when I am creating and working with teams of art directors, photographers, stylists, to get everything just right. It's the buzz, passion and being part of the creative process that rocks my world. For more info please visit www.ketimakeup.com My experience as a make-up artist in London has awarded me the opportunity to learn many different make-up techniques, these techniques are constantly in demand for the work I produce, whether it be for Beauty,Editorails, Magazines, Commercials, TV &Films,Advertising, Teaching makeup, Wedding makeup. However, make-up doesn't just stop at experience, I am constantly trying new methods that extends on my repertoire - giving the client the élan they are seeking.

All about nails

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My latest beauty makeup publication in Notebook magazine in Sunday Mirror magazine.
It was all about care for your nails and the best products for nails on the market.
Was great to collaborate with nail artist Vernice Walker.
Skin care – Sisley
GIORGIO ARMANI – Maestro Fusion Foundation
YSL lipstick in Fusia
L’Oréal Paris False Lash Flutter Mascara

Get party glam makeup !!!

Recently I did beauty makeup pages for Notebook magazine in Sunday Mirror how to do party glam makeup for this Christmas season.

Was 4 pages with a different look and I would like to share the 1st look that I created with classic combo red lips and flicked out black eyeliner.
I had a pleasure to be working with beautiful Amber from MOT models.

Early start in Holborn Studio in London.
After cleansing the skin with my favourite cleanser 3 in 1 Loreal new skin perfection micellar solution (this is great water cleanser and surprising very cheap £7. 80 )
Moisturising with Dermalogica Active moisture
Always prepare my lips in advance with Sisley lip balm before I’m doing my makeup so the lip balm can do their magic.

I use Face&Body foundation in C1 for Amber as she got amazing skin so not need much foundation .

Eye lids I prefer with translucent powder , then I pat Urban Decay Moon Dust eyeshadow in Space Cowboy ,£14 over the top for superfine sparkle .

Eyeliner Loreal Blackbuster only £6.99 along the upper lash line and wing the eyes on the corner on of the eye. After the eyeliner is dry you can apply any sparkle glitter eyeliner ,I use Collection Glam Crystals Dazzling Glitter Eyeliner in Black £2.99 on the top for extra sparkle.

Don’t forget to curl the lushes with lush curler will open the eyes before you applying mascara of your choose .

For the lips I prefer to go bold on the lips after your blotting your lips so is free of too much lip balm , you can define your lips with Kiko lip liner in red and after apply Loreal colour riche intense Lipstick in Red Passion ,£8.19

For extra sparkle apply crystal glitter lip gloss over the top.
I use Bobbi Brown £14.50

Rimmel London Glitter Nail Polish 002 Ruby Crush for your nails £3.99

Hope you you like it .

Blow are some picture from the day with mood boards and products to create the look.

Beautiful Amber getting ready on the set to be photographer.

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Be creative makeup

Be creative makeup campaign is out for this autumn/winter 2013/14 with new products
New images are out that I was makeup artists for this campaign, and had a chance to be working with their products.
The products are beautiful I must admit and plenty of colours to chose from.
My favourite are variety of lipstick colours, foundation, lips pencils , and I must not forget their blusher as well.
I like their volume mascara for extra volume for the lushes and is not so heavy .

They are based in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and you can order products via their website
http://www.becreativemakeup.com
I hope they will be in the UK very soon.

Here are the images from the campaign and my makeup looks for this season.

Hope you like it!

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Behind the scene -Talking romance back to nature photo shoot of 2013 bridal collection

Talking romance back to nature photo-shoot.

The location was just amazing and after months of waiting for the right weather the forecast finally moved in our favour with sunshine promised for a few days.
We were able all to travel to the forest of Surrey to have our romantic photo-shoot.
Wallis in love bridal collection by designer Sanyukta Shrestha was inspired by Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor.
With a collection inspired by the life and style of Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward, former King of England share the unique love story in the history when Edward give up the throne to be with the woman he love .
This collection was dedicate to Wallis, such independent and free spirited woman, we decide to show the pieces in natural wilderness with hint of 1930.

Makeup and hair also was inspired by glamorous 1930 style and I have decide on the red lipstick to just give a bit more power to the look as well.
We all get to the studio for preparation with hair and makeup as is very difficult sometime to get all done on the location and the weather is very unpredictable as well.
We were all happy with the look that I created and went towards the location that wasn’t very far away.
Here are some of the images from the day.
A special thanks must go for the our wonderful horse model Daisy that I must admit was a perfect and very professional and lovely to be working with, only showing slight impatience at the beginning due to long hours of standing.
She co-operated perfectly with beautiful model Laura and help make the day much easy for all.
Massive thanks to the photographer Ben Lee that capture all the moment and made amazing Images.
Wedding designer : Sanyukta Shrestha
Gowns Alice wedding dress, Kathryn wedding dress, Milca wedding dress
Model: Laura
Horse model: Daisy
Shoes: Freya Rose
Location : Surrey

Hope you like story !!!

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Roksanda Ilincic for Triumph’s Woman in Making campaign

What a great pleasure when photographer ask me if i wanted to involve as a makeup and hair artist for Triumph’s Woman in making campaign for Fashion Designer Roksanda Ilincic.

The campaign, titled ‘Supporting Women in Making’, has seen Triumph reach out to a number of women (dubbed ‘makers’) across a variety of creative disciplines in a celebration of true feminine craftsmanship and expertise. The roster of female ambassadors is impressive – sassy, retro pop siren Paloma Faith, celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, stylist Grace Woodward and designer Roksanda Ilincic
Triumph is taking its supportive role of women quite literally this season. The historic lingerie house has launched a campaign to back female creatives looking to break into business.

Was a very long day shooting in studio and making video in the same time is a challenge for producers ,photographer and art director , but with great talented people every job is much easier.

Here is the final images from the photographic shoot in Stylist Magazine

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Followed by video from the day.

Hope you like it.

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Best Mascaras review 2013

Mascaras

As a makeup artist people always asking me what is the best mascara to use ?

The make-up equivalent of your morning coffee, great mascaras have an ingenious way of making you look instantly more awake and refreshed especially when you don’t apply makeup and have no time for all that morning makeup routine.

How important is to find a easy and clump free mascara ,smudge free and not too heavy for your lushes.
Mascara bush is very important when you choose mascara for your lushes.

Powerful enough to defy the trends and the most popular of all make-up products, you need to find one you can really rely on.
With years of makeup for all my clients,editorials, beauty here is mascara that I think is the best easy to apply and for every pocket.

My favourite Mascaras:

Sisley mascara so intense

This is my favourite mascara of all.
All the goodness in their formulation suits this brush down to the ground and that’s clearly why they selected it in favour of something more traditional. One of it’s special talents is ‘grabbing’ the bottom lashes with no mess or fuss. Very impressive indeed. In typical fashion, the first time I put wand to lash, so transfixed was I by smooth gliding and coating action, I highly recommend.
Especially if you don’t have much lashes and you want to add volume and clump free.
http://www.selfridges.com

Chanel

With subtle results and even coverage, this is perfect for daytime.
Sublime de Chanel Infinite Length and Curl Mascara. £25; available at http://www.selfridges.com.

L’Oréal Paris

This mascara has a formula specially designed to complement blue eyes – but on top of that it’s great at lengthening and fanning lashes.

L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Luminizer – Blue Eyes. £9.35; available at http://www.boots.com

Max Factor

It’s all in the iFX brush, which allows precise application and evenly coated lashes.

Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara. £7.99; available at http://www.boots.com.

Lancôme

All the volume, none of the clumps. If you want a dramatic look, this is the one.

Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara. £22; available at http://www.lancome.co.uk.

Dior show blackout mascara :

Despite the dramatic sounding name, this is a really buildable formula that allows you to apply one coat for feathery but defined daytime lashes or three to four coats for a darker, more dramatic voluminous finish.
The full-fat brush is tapered at one end making it easy to define bottom lashes and smaller ones at the inner corners too for a wide-eyed finish.

Happy shopping

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