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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How to wear modern monochrome look !!!

I had a chance to be working and create a look for Wallis collection and their new monochrome designers look for this season.
Was many changes and makeup and hair for day time was more simple and natural and progresses bit stronger on the eyes and wavy soft hair for night time look.

My makeup on the model was fresh glowing skin and smokey black eyes.
No eyeshadow where apply on the sockets line. I just kept very clean and matte with translucent powder.

I kept the lips very nude and main focus was on the eyes more in between the lash line with black eye pencil follow by liner , but very bold without any side flicks. This look is very much more effective when is filmed in black and white.

Here is the video from the day.

Hope you like it.

Wedding makeup step by step

Ready for your big day?

Wedding season is fast approaching and if you thinking about doing your own makeup for special occasion with the added pressure of been the bride then you want to be with knowledge ahead of your day.
Here are some makeup tips that you need to know.

BE SMOOTH :

Exfoliate ones or twice per week, especially near to your big day to ensure smooth skin for your big day. Dermalogica, Emma Hardie, SIsley, Body shop aloe gentle exfoliate my preference.

IGNORE THE TRENDS :
Go with a look that enhances your natural beauty rather then trend inspired.

STAY MATTE:
Go for matte foundation on your wedding day (unless you have a very dry skin) that will prevent shine for the pictures.
Giorgio Armani-face fabric
Clarins- ever matte skin
Stila- oil free foundation
Mac -oil free foundation
Maybelline- Dream Matte mouse

CONCEAL :
Conceal the inner corners of your eyes then blend so it doesn’t look too heavy.
Loreal
Lancôme
Giorgio Armani
Clinique
Bobbi Brown

NATURAL LIPS:
If you prefer natural look go for the lipstick that is a few shades darker then you natural lip colour.
Many lipstick shades are available to all skin tone.

EASY ON THE SHIMMERY EYE SHADOWS
Think about the texture- be strategic with shimmer and shine as it could look too much for the picture. You can mix matte with shimmery colours to tone down the shimmer.

POWDER YOUR NOSE:
Translucent powder is more efficient at hiding shine then blotting paper , but taking both with you is essential especially if you have very oily skin.
Mac powder prep and prime
Laura Mercer
Benefit cosmetics
Nars

CRY-PROOF MAKEUP :
Worried about crying? Apply waterproof mascara to upper lashes only and waterproof eyeliner on the lower lashes softly on waterline and blend to define.
YSL – waterproof eyeliner
YSL-waterproof mascara
Dior – waterproof mascara
Sisley- waterproof eye pencil

BROW HOW-TO :
Subtly fill your brows with powder and groom them with a brow brush to give your overall look finish and definition. Chose the brow powder like your hair on the brow.

BALANCE YOUR LOOK:

You need a little more makeup to show in the picture , but you want to look amazing in real life you need to strike a happy balance .

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Get the perfect lips!!!

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How to apply a perfect lips for any occasions.
I’m hosting an master class for how to do perfect lips and how the colour on the lips to stay for longer.
My classes will run end of September and the place will be very limited, if you like and want to learn about how to apply lipstick from bright colours to very nude, you can rich me on
Www.ketimakeup.com

Hope to hear from you back.

Many thanks

Eye primer, new black eyeliner pen !!!

New Bobbi Brown Eye Primer ,

As a makeup artist I had a chance to come across with products that will be the best for preparing the eyelids before applying eyeshadow. I try many thing before and primers, foundation, touché éclat but always was a challenge to make sure the eyeshadow staid for very long time.

I had a chance to try new product that Bobbi Brown Long -Wear Eye Base primer for eyes: a non-drying, non-greasy formula that keeps eye shadow crease-free and color-true. They have a broad range of skin tone correct shades to neutralize and diminish redness and skin discoloration.
Eyelids are soothed, smoothed and perfectly primed. Bonus: this extends the wear of any eye shadow by 8 hours.

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Loreal New Eye Pen Liner ,
I’m sure when it comes to applying the eyeliner everyone have a problem applying perfectly and less time consuming.
I had a chance to experiment on the last photo shoot with new eyeliner from Loreal Paris. I’m very surprised how easy was to apply this eyeliner from the perfect pen with lovely black effect and easy to dry as well.
The eyeliner staid very well on the eyes and was very surprised that it didn’t smudge or slide that normally will happened with many eyeliner when you are in studio for over 6 hours.

The ultra-fine felt tip gives you total control, delivering the perfect amount of liner with very clean line . The intense quicku dry 12 hour formula glides on smoothly with continuous and even flow. In one stroke you can create sleek and sophisticated eyes. And after all is very affordable price for everyone .

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