Latest shoot for @Grazia_Live shooting the Awesomeness that is Gem with @HannahAlmassi, shot by @PhillTaylormade. Wearing Nars eyeshadow in Sophia, Nars Multiple in Orgasm and Nars Lipstick in Red Lizard. So hot!!

Brush my Face

So I’ve been meaning to do this for a while because I get asked about brushes all the time and there are a few that are a necessity and most others are excess unless you’re a makeup artist. It doesn’t mean it’s not right to use your hands, there are definitely good techiniques in using your fingers! 

Here is a list of the brushes I couldn’t work without…

Starting with the FACE -

COZZETTE concealer brush P345 is an extremely soft brush with great denseness which is fantastic for coverage and feels great under the eyes

REVLON foundation brush is a great compact brush which fits in your makeup bag and can be used to blend concealer over a larger area or applying a thicker layer of foundation all over the face

MAC duo fibre face brush 188 probably the one i use the most for blending a thin layer of foundation, cream blusher, toning down lines or erasing 

COZZETTE cylinder setting brush S150 perfect for a fine application of powder around the Tzone or eyes again as all the Cozzette brushes they are super soft so feel great on the skin

REVLON powder brush which can be used as spread of bronzer or a matte finish of powder all over the face

MAC large angled contour brush 163 does exactly what it says on the tin the one and only contour brush but is also perfect for blusher cream or powder

EYES -

MAC blending brush 217 is crucial for blurring lines whether it be for a smokey eye or just a natural contour and slight shading or even blending concealer in a circular motion

BM Cosmetics blending brush 123 is great for adding a bit of a stronger definition to the blending work of the MAC 217 brush

MAC pencil brush 219 a fantastic tool for defining around your eyelash line   and even blending finer lines or concealing spots 

BM Cosmetics angled liner brush 117 is how you get a great liner or even use to fill in your eyebrows. It’s thin but full 

As for EYEBROWS great little tip is to use an old mascara wand to brush the hairs and hairspray to stick them

So there you have it, obviously everyone is used to something different but I’m sure you can make use of some of these staples.. Just for those that don’t know the BM Cosmetics can be bought online at beautifulmovementscosmetics.com and the Cozzette brushes can be purchased at www.gurumakeupemporium.com and of course MAC online at www.maccosmetics.co.uk

I made up the gorgeous Hannah Almassi for this feature on How to Be in Fashion Now - Pop on a Hat in Grazia. I used the awesome popping colors of Chanel Les Beiges S/S 13 Love Love!

I had the pleasure of assisting the fantastic Gucci Westman on a few shows across New York and London. Here are the outcomes, some of the girls I worked on.. all courtesy of @Style.com

So the latest baby created for the beauty collection is this amazing shoot created by Phill Taylor (photographer), Hannah Almassi (stylist), Cathy Ennis (Hair) and myself and Caroline Debruhl (IMG models)

It was shot at the most beautiful Renaissance Hotel at St Pancreas.

I created 3 looks that were inspired by the 70’s and given a modern twist. The first one was a purple eye with with natural lashes and a few purples blended together darker in the socket, lighter on the lid and a blend all around taken quite high up but on the eyebrow making sure its evenly distributed top and bottom.

The second look is a blended graphic eye inspired by Sophia Loren

The third look is a strongly lined eye with gold base and gold leaf and much stronger lashes.

All the while keeping Carolines beautiful brows brushed up and using the shape. Hope you guys like xx

A couple weeks ago @PhillTaylorMade and I shot the gorgeous Yana at M and P models…This was the outcome! 

A couple looks here:

One was a berry stained lip using @Topshop makeup in Beguiled and a contoured cheek using Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate

Second look was a strong eye using greens, purples and black with a gloss over the top

A couple months ago Ed Drewett was interviewed and photographed for the Topman Magazine. So here is the end result.

What a cutie! 

http://magazine.topman.com/issue-6/ed-drewett

Grazia Big Fashion Issue

In conjunction to fashion week the same as every season Grazia come out with their Big Fashion Issue. In February Lulu Kennedy was shot and interviewed and again this season with the infamous Louise Gray. So here’s the story with the ladies looking gorgeous as usual. Louise wearing her signature blue liner in Mac Chromaline and Lulu simple smudgey eyeliner.

The other story is the lovely editors from the Grazia office wearing this seasons latest styles.

www.grazia.co.uk

Steph x