HOW TO: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EFFECTS
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HOW TO: HALLOWEEN SPECIAL EFFECTS

Just in time for Halloween, guest artist Dorothy Claire (a special effects makeup artist) shows us how to achieve a zombie face and zombie bite using special effects makeup. Follow her step by step guide and make your halloween costume the envy of everyone! Here Dorothy shares how she achieved…

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SECRETS OF THE PERFECT RED LIPS
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SECRETS OF THE PERFECT RED LIPS

The perfect red lip has, and will always remain, a classic style statement. It never dates. Yet how come such an iconic look still seems so daunting for us mere mortals? For most of us it comes down to finding the right shade, applying it well and adding a large…

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STROBING. THE NEW CONTOURING.
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STROBING. THE NEW CONTOURING.

Just when you’ve finally mastered contouring, along comes strobing. For many it seems makeup just continues to get more complicated! Well luckily this isn’t really the case and, whilst strobing seems to be the hottest makeup trend of the moment, it is relatively easy to follow and get right. And…

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7 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR BEAUTY BUSINESS
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7 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR BEAUTY BUSINESS

I was recently emailed this question “I have a fully-equipped hair and nail home salon, but my business is struggling. I’ve tried local advertising and social media, but nothing seems to be working. I don’t want to give up my business but I’m so frustrated at having no money, and…

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JULIE RAINES. CHANGING THE FACE OF SKINCARE.
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JULIE RAINES. CHANGING THE FACE OF SKINCARE.

Have you ever thought about making your own beauty products? or starting your own skincare brand? It’s a dream a lot of people can relate to; turning your lifelong passion into a fully fledged business and working for yourself. Few people take the leap and make their dreams a reality,…

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5 MINUTE MAKEUP FOR BUSY MUMS
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5 MINUTE MAKEUP FOR BUSY MUMS

As busy working, freelance or business mums, it’s not uncommon for makeup to fall to the bottom of our morning to-do list, and find ourselves hastily smearing on a quick dab of lip gloss as we’re rushing to a meeting or loading the kids into the car for the school…

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TOP TIPS FOR STARTING AS A FREELANCE MAKEUP ARTIST
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TOP TIPS FOR STARTING AS A FREELANCE …

Leaving the security of a full time job to pursue your dream of working for yourself can seem scary – but with careful planning it really doesn’t have to be. Here are 6 simple tips to help you budget, plan, and make your dream a reality. Unlike working for a…

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ART & MAKEUP SEMINAR
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ART & MAKEUP SEMINAR

I recently attended the Art & Makeup Seminar in London with my beautiful colleague, Sarah Elizabeth. The seminar was organised by the very talented makeup artist, Lan Nguyen-Grealis and featured a stellar line up including Daniel Sandler, Ruby Hammer and Phyllis Cohen. Hosted at One Belgravia, the seminar was a…

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MY FAVOURITE CLEANSING BALMS
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MY FAVOURITE CLEANSING BALMS

Cleansing balms are one of the hottest skincare products at the moment, and for good reason. Here are my favourites. Yes, you need one in your bathroom. From my days as a facialist I have always loved using rich cleansing products to really work into the skin and remove makeup…

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