Sunday, 6 November 2011

Making the most of your make up bag!

What's lurking in your make up bag? Do you have products collecting dust? Brought with good intention, but still sat on the dressing table waiting to be used? Would you like to experiment and make the most of your make up? ..... we can help!

Booking a make up lesson with a Beauty Call artist can help you make the most of your make up. Combining your trusted products you can't live without, with the products you have not got to grips with or not sure how you can fit them into your make up routine. Let us help you organise your make up bag!

As well as looking at what you have in your make up bag. We can advise you on products and brushes you might want to try. Throughout the whole relaxed and informal lesson we will be able to advise and guide you through application techniques. We make notes for you to keep so you can take them shopping with you. This is great for the upcoming party season and also makes a great gift to. Why not book your lesson with us today!

Jenny x

It's Party Time!

Party season is fast approaching! Whatever the occasion we can come and make you look fabulous, ready to make an entrance at any event.

It's easy to book our highl
y experienced make up artists, who do both hair and make up. To get ideas for your overall look, collect pictures of hair and make up styles you like from magazines or the internet. If you don't have time to do that, don't worry, as we can always advise and suggest ideas for you.

Our kits include many wonderful brands. Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Stila, Estee Lauder, M.A.C and YSL to name a few. False eyelashes add lots of definition to the eye. We sell a a selection in our on-line boutique.

It's easy to book just complete the on-line enquiry form or give us a call!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Diary of a Make Up Artist

Airbush Make Up

After recently qualifying as an Airbase Make up Trainer I thought I would write a blog all about airbrush make up. There are many benefits of using airbrush make up. One of the main reasons is that it looks great on camera especially HD TV. The best thing about airbrush make up now is that is available to everyone thanks to the small compressors that are now available. I use it on myself, Brides, Bridesmaids and Mother of the Bride as well as at photo shoots and on film sets. The picture below is of girl band pretty attraction that I recently used airbrush make up on for their promotional shoot with MK Vibe records.

Having a flawless finish and weightless application it never feels heavy on the skin and makes you look naturally radiant. Being silicon based it is heat and water resistant and allows the skin to breathe. It’s especially good for problematic skin to as it covers so well.

Airbrush make up is sprayed on to the skin using a tiny spray gun. Products applied are foundation, blusher and bronzer. Airbrushing is also a popular way to cover tattoos and pigmentation on any part of the body. The colours range suits all skin tones. There are seven foundation shades that can also be custom blended to create the perfect base. Airbrushing is a hit with celebrities. It has been used in theatre productions Pricilla Queen of Dessert and Love Never Dies. Airbase was also used on the movine St Trinians 2.

Beauty Call recommends Airbase products and they are available to buy in our Boutique. There is also an Airbrush make up course running on the 2nd May at the Beauty Call Studio in Shoreditch, London.

Have a look at my demo on the Beauty Call channel. Any questions please e-mail me

Bye for now!

Jen x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

IMATS London 2011

I was really pleased to be working for Royal and Langnickel make up and art brush suppliers who sponsor IMATS (International Make Up Artist Trade Show). The make up brushes are of exceptional quality. The Silk range is just amazing and I enjoyed playing around with all the samples as we stocked the stand. Once the show opened the stand was buzzing with enthused make up artists waiting to stock up and sample new brushes that had been added to the range.

I was chuffed to bits to meet multi emmy awarding winning make up artist Kevin Bennett. It was not long before I spotted him with his make up kit. I took the opportunity to have a quick look with him. He had just added Kryolan eye shadow pallette V3 naturals (I also went and brought one to as the colours and texture of the eyeshadow was great!) Kevin was giving advice on the stand as well as presenting on the main stage.

World-renowned body painter Vargas created stunning body art work right infront of our eyes. Whilst trying to avoid the many cameras from the crowd taking pictures of him in action, I took the opportunity to take some pictures of my own to! The Vargas range of body art brushes are used in his work and also design by Vargas himself.

Anabel Vargas created some wonderful body art on the stand. All in black and white with amazing diamontes, adorning the artwork. During Anabel's demonstration she used C206 Round foundation brush and after the talk it sold out! Although I managed to get one- I must say I have used it and I do really like it. The rounded tip means you can control the foundation application around the eyes and nose creating a flawless finish.

When I could I took snaps of some shoppers who came to our stand!

Huge thanks to Michael, Susan, Brian and Heather from Royal and Langnickel for the opportunity to work for them I had a great weekend!

Jen x

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Winter Wonderland

On a crisp frosty morning I was travelling to Anyho where Robyn was having a Christmas inspired wedding. The excitement filled the room as Robyn and her Bridesmaids were eagerly getting ready for the big day.

The wedding dress Robyn choose was from Vanilla Bridal. I loved it and the front had the most amazing bling beading which sparkled in the sunlight. It also had a cute matching bolero style jacket (needed in December!).

The best man joined in the fun of the winter wonderland by wearing a snowman suit and the venue was adoured with Christmas trees and decorations giving a very festive feel, a perfect back drop for the photos.

Cute little cupcakes and snowflake confetti added the final touches.

With a black and white colour scheme Robyn’s choose to have her favourite smokey eye look. I created this using Urban decay oil click and Oriflames liquid pen eye liner. Oil slick has flecks of silver in it to diffuse the black and looked stunning. I love using Oriflames eye definer pen so much as it glides on the eye and it is truly black. It’s not watery and you can get really close to the lashes with the nib. To finish I added individual black lashes on the outer corner to create openness to the eyes.

A volume blow dry completed the look. The headband was then placed which added lots of sparkle. The headband was diamante encrusted with a vintage feel. The finishing touch was a coat of lip gloss. I used Vie Tutti Frutti, which is a shimmery berry shade.

Special thanks to Robyn and Richard (Robyn also has a great blog if you want to have a read!) and Henry at 1st Images Photography

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Champagne and Tiaras

It was a very cold yet lovely sunny drive to Rushton Hall Northamptonshire. As I drove up the serpentine driveway I was taken aback by the beautiful architecture and grounds.

Once inside I felt like I had gone back in time. Wooden panelling, magnificent artwork and furnishing lined the route to the Duke Suite where Michelle, the bride was getting ready for her special day.

The Duke Suite was a very fine room for a bride to get ready on her wedding day, with lots of room for the bridesmaids too. Whilst attending to the brides hair and makeup it was lovely to see the bridesmaids tending to the finer details for the photographer such as champagne and tiaras!

Michelle’s stunning wedding dress was adorned with diamantes and small ruffles softening the structure of the dress. It sparkled in the sunlight that beamed through the windows.

We have all heard the saying "something old, something new, something borrowed"……….however for something blueMichelle had amazing blue satin peep toe shoes! They were adorable (yes I do love my shoes!) and even had a sixpence fixed inside to keep up with bridal traditions.

The bride’s hair was softly curled so that it tumbled over the shoulders. The tiara placed and pinned in with small burgundy roses pinned in to compliment the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses. Makeup was natural with soft taupe colours on the eyes, crème blusher such as MAC Lillicent and a light pink gloss dotted on the lips.

Congratulations to Michelle and Kevin and huge thanks for letting me write about you in my blog. Thanks also to Dan Evans Photography for permission to use these wonderful pictures.

Jen x

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Thursday, 4 November 2010

Wedding Hair and Makeup at Luton Hoo

As I drove through the massive iron gates of the Luton Hoo I was looking forward to seeing the Great Mansion. Huge trees lined the drive that must have been hundreds of years old. Then the stunning venue came into view.

It’s the former home of the Wernher Family of diamond miners who used to entertain royalty. The suite I was escorted to by a porter (who also carried all my kit!) was no ordinary suite! Queen Elizabeth II used to use this suite when she stayed with the Wernher family. The décor was amazing and I guess that now it must have been modernised but how amazing to being staying in the Queen’s former suite!

Ross and Jo chose an Autumnal Wedding theme. The bridesmaids dresses, flowers and accessories all had hues of browns, burnt orange and cream. The flowers were an amazing assortment of red berries, roses and leaves, and the Bride’s bouquet even had a small squash encased within it.

The hair and make up was very natural and the colours used on the Bride were soft browns and creamy peachy lip gloss. A nude base on the eyes with a darker brown on the inner corner and a shimmery taupe was used on the mid eye area. Brown gel eyeliner by MAC gave a soft definition and was smudged to soften the look. Jo’s hair was blow dried and given volume at the back the front swept to the side and the small pearl comb was pinned in.

I enjoyed being a part of the wedding preparations and making Jo and her bridesmaids up. Wishing Ross and Jo all the very best for the future!

Special thanks to Christian for letting me use these picture in my blog.

Jen x