Friday 28 May 2010


ASOS Fashion Show:

I recently was part of the make-up team at a fashion show for ASOS at Mary Ward House in London. All of the models were brave staff members strutting down the catwalk as part of their Big Social yearly event where all ASOS staff get together!

Claire Cox headed up the hair team and Jenny Glynn the make-up team. There were forty models, twenty five female and fifteen male and between four hairstylists and four make-up artists we had two and half hours to do the hair and make-up.

The hair was worn high up on the girls in a bun, the guys had minimal grooming literally a touch of concealer and powder if necessary. We painted the girls nails prior to make-up in a deep berry shade.

The make-up look consisted of moisturising the skin well to begin then mixing MAC Strobe cream with foundation to achieve a dewy finish. We used MAC pigment in pink opal mixed with Elizabeth Arden 8hour cream on the high points of the face to achieve a strong highlight. Eyebrows were defined and the eye sockets strengthened using MAC texture eyeshadow. One layer of mascara finished the eyes. A touch of cream blush in Tint by MAC on the cheekbones to define a little and the lips were a Strong berry getting ready for autumn winter trends already!

Below are some of my personal snaps from the event.

Wednesday 12 May 2010


A new beauty brand 'All for Eve' has launched exclusively to Harrods Urban Retreat by beauty entrepreneur George Hammer. The range is designed to create awareness of gynaecological cancer and donates 100% net profits to the 'Eve appeal'.

The line consists of six products including a red lipstick, body butter, body lotion, hand cream, body wash and a swarovski crystal nail file. Each product is designed by a leading industry professional for example, the red lipstick is designed by celebrity make-up artist Daniel Sandler. Another two products will launch in June including a nail polish created by nail queen Sophy Robson and a rich and moisturising body scrub.

The products have already received numerous industry beauty awards.

Every year one million women worldwide are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer, 18,000 of those are in the UK. The Eve Appeal is determined to create awareness and raise funds for gynacological cancer.

Products can also be purchased online at either or

Sunday 9 May 2010


I was recently given some training on the Hissyfit range so I thought I would share with you a little information about the products.

Created in Australia, by Australian Olympic Gold Medallist Louise Dobson and magazine editor Sue Smethurst. Neither could find a foundation that offered maximum sun protection so they created their own. The Hissyfit range is now available at Urban Retreat, Harrods, London.

This unique range offers products for the face, body, hands and lips, providing sun protection, skin care and make-up all in one! The fantastic 3-in-1 benefits include *Mineral beauty *SPF50 and *Anti-ageing skincare. Vogue Australia says... "It's the holy grail of make-up".

Products include....'Saving face', a super smart 3-in-1 foundation offering broad spectrum protection SPF 50, flawless coverage and anti-aging botanical extracts. Contains a blend of mineral powders and natural sunscreens. You can choose from eight carefully selected shades to match every skintone (nude, light, sand, medium, fresh, rich, latte, and mocha).

'Body double', a body lotion that pampers with a 'couture' fragrance, intensely hydrates and protects the skin as well as fighting the effects of environmental aging. Contains SPF 30+ and UVA/UVB protection.

'Handy work', is a personal favourite! An anti-aging hand cream that uses botanical extracts and broad spectrum protection SPF 30+ to fight the visible signs of aging, whilst intensely hydrating.

'Lip service', I adore this glossy lip balm, it offers anti-aging SPF 50 + UVA/UVB protection, whilst moisturisng the lips using shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E. Available in four great shades including berry, guava, plum, and toffee plus a clear shade. I have been using the clear over my favourite lip colour to add protection, shine and nourishment to my lips and I must say it feels and looks great!

Products are paraben free and water-resistant. Prices are also very reasonable with all products under £25.00.

See for more information.