If you’re considering using a makeup artist for a special event, such as your wedding (or a super-important ball, school reunion, special date, business function or job interview), here are some tips to how to avoid “makeup meltdown”! Makeup Meltdown: That HORRIBLE realisation you booked the *wrong person* to do your makeup…when it’s too late and you’re stressing out because you’re stuck with bad or dated, old school makeup or a look that is so-not-you. Three must-do’s to avoid a makeup meltdown: 1. When researching a makeup artist to book for your big event, check if they have an online makeup portfolio or pictures of their work on their website. Look at the pictures and ask: Does the makeup look evenly applied? Does it suit each woman? Is it the makeup that’s dominant, or has the natural beauty of the model been enhanced and highlighted? Does the colour of the face seamlessly match the neck or is it a ghostly couple of shades lighter? Do they show variety and flexibility, ie. can they can do more than one ‘cookie-cutter’ makeup look…or is every face the same? 2. Book a makeup consultation & trial-run before the day. If you’re makeup artist’s […]Read More
Q. I’m thinking of getting eyelash extensions for my wedding. Do you do these? Should I have them applied the day of? A.There’s a difference between the temporary flare eyelashes, which I apply on the day if you want them, and what they call semi-permanent lash extensions… Semi-permanent lash extensions are usually applied in a lash/beauty salon with permanent glue, any time before your wedding date. They last around 3 to 6 weeks and fall out with your natural lashes (or you can have them professionally removed or topped up if you wish). These lash extensions are usually single, individual lashes applied one by one, glued to each of your natural lashes. If wanting long lashes for your honeymoon or for a longer time after your wedding or event, I recommend these semipermanent extensions (though I don’t do them). They can take up to 2 hours to apply so this is not recommended on the day! HOWEVER, if you want fuller lashes mainly to look amazing on your wedding day, I recommend flare lashes (see photos). Then if you want long-lasting lashes without makeup for your honeymoon, get eyelash extensions applied after your wedding. For a wedding day I recommend the […]Read More
On facebook and wedding forums, I often see bride-to-be’s discussing their beauty routines before the big day, which often include them planning to book a series of ‘facials’ leading up to their wedding… Though we’ve been taught having a facial will benefit our skin, that’s not always the case. At best, a facial can temporarily plump and moisturise the skin for a day…at worst, a facial can irritate skin, clog pores, encourage excessive oiliness on already oily or combination skin and cause break outs. So what is a facial? Most facials are just the application and removal of skin care products. I think when a facial simply consists of the application of skin care products – no matter how expensive – I think it’s a waste of time, money and hope. Somehow the beauty industry has convinced us we need their help for the most basic of skin care. But it’s what you do every day that makes a difference, not once a week or month! Getting a facial once a month and expecting improved skin – without a daily skin care routine – is like doing a juice-cleanse one day a month and expecting long-term weight-loss while eating normally […]Read More
Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it’s this veneer – that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s not what we think design is. It’s not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.Read More
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