Natural Beauty Shoot

I recently did make up on a shoot with Gillian Allan of Sapphires Model Management and Hamish Campbell Photography. The make up was really soft and natural – I had just purchased my Mac neutrals palettes and used shades from the ‘warm’ one. I love how the images have turned out! _HCP1837   _HCP1694 _HCP1730 _HCP1789   Jen x

Saturday Night Make Up

I love getting the chance to do a glam make up look for myself, as day to day I wear pretty natural make up. I had a space between weddings and clients so decided to do my own make up on Saturday in the salon.  I never really unpack my kit just for myself, but I was set up for clients anyway! I used an Illamasqua pigment called ‘Ore’ that I hadn’t used before, and I really loved the greeny bronze toned shimmer that it gave.  I also used a set of Eylure’s new double lashes, number 210s.  I kept my skin simple but bronzed, using Mac mineralize skin finish in shade deep, and Kevin Aucoin bronzer. Screen shot 2014-07-20 at 13.45.52 Jen x

Festival Make Up for STV – The Riverside Show

Today Pamela (my business partner in Asteria Bridal) was asked to appear on STV Glasgow’s The Riverside Show, to demo festival hair styles.

I was back stage with Pamela and created a Coachella inspired festival make up look on her model.

The key products that I used were my new Bobbi Brown ‘Nude on Nude’ palette, Barry M Dazzle Dust in ‘Tan’, Eylure lashes no 149, and my newest kit addition – Kevin Aucoin bronzer.  The crystals were a pack I picked up in the arts & craft section of WH Smith.

Our model was Superior Model Management beauty Susie.

Here is a quick before and after of the look.

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Bobbi Brown ‘Nude on Nude’ & ‘Surf & Sand’ Palettes

I love when brands like Bobbi Brown bring out limited edition palettes, as I find them a great way to add groups of colour to my kit – it’s so much easier than personally grouping tones and messing about with individual shadows.

I had felt recently that I was low on gold & bronze neutral options, so I was thrilled when I spotted the new palettes on Bobbi Brown’s website.

I bought the ‘Nude on Nude’ and the ‘Surf & Sand’ palettes, and created a quick look using them tonight.

I used Ivory & Birch from ‘Nude on Nude’ and Frappe, Saddle & Blazing Star from ‘Surf & Sand’.

The palettes are really versatile, with a range of matte & shimmer shades, there is one duplicate shadow which is in both palettes, a little annoying, but not everyone would purchase both.

I’m looking forward to experimenting with these and trying some more golden eye looks.

Sorry for the terrible moody photos!

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Jen x

Hourglass – Ambient Lighting Palette

A recent addition that I’ve made to my make up kit is this gorgeous finishing powder trio from Hourglass.  It’s a selection of shades, that each recreate a certain type of lighting.  Dim light gives a soft focus, blurring effect.  Incandescent light gives a brightening glow.  Radiant light gives a warm highlight.

I’m still experimenting with this palette, but I’m loving it and can see myself investing in some of the full size shades which are sold individually.

I purchased my palette from Space NK.



Jen x

Claire Gordon for Daily Record




I recently did make up and hair on a shoot for the Daily Record interview with Claire Gordon.

Claire is an up and coming Glasgow actress who is currently in the new littering campaign adverts, and has also had parts in Neds and Waterloo Road.

She was a lovely girl and has a bright future ahead of her.



Jen x

Nicola McLean

I had the very glamorous Nicola McLean in my make up room a few weeks ago.

Nicola was going to the Young Scot Awards and went for bronzed contoured skin and a strongly lined eye make up.



Jen x

STV Glasgow – The Riverside Show

I love Glasgow’s new STV channel, especially The Riverside Show!

The presenters David, Jennifer, Storm, Laura and Gill are all lovely and a pleasure to work with.

Pamela and I love popping in to do their hair and make up for the show, and its really nice to see something new for Glasgow.

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Jen x

Wicked Themed Make Up

I love a themed make up look and the chance to do something a bit different, while still keeping my client gorgeous is always fun!

Kirsty was going to see the musical Wicked and we decided on a glamorous green eye for the occasion. I used several green pigments pressed over eye paints to give a vibrant, multi toned effect. We were both really pleased with how it turned out.


Jen x

White Graphic Eyeliner

I love working on photo shoots and getting the chance to do different styles of make up!

While still keeping Gillian’s skin warm with bronzer and peach blush, I decided to add a graphic white liner to give the look an edge, and I loved the way it turned out.


Jen x