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