The House of Nines Lookbook A/W 2013

urlHello beautiful makeup lovers!

As some of you may or may not know I took the jump and moved to big, bad London a few months ago. I did this so that I could focus on getting my makeup artist career headed for bigger things…in particular, LFW. Becoming a successful makeup artist is certainly not something that happens overnight and takes a lot of self motivation, hard work ( a lot of this is unpaid) and long hours. Its is completely and utterly worth it though when you can do a job that you LOVE. How many people can honestly say that they love their job??

Moving to London has been like starting at square one again, I had no contacts and no one knew of me……. So, the last few months have consisted of me searching everyday online for work so that I could begin networking here in London. Its not been easy but it is finally starting to pay off with the help of a few recommendations- word of mouth if my best friend. One of the most exciting shoots recently was for a front cover of Flawless Women Magazine. MY FIRST FRONT COVER!! My next step is to find an agency to represent me, I have just finished putting together my portfolio and emailing a few agencies to set up a meet……fingers crossed.

Anyway, enough of my rambling on!!! One of the photoshoots that I have done since moving to London was with 2 very talented designers who set up, The House of Nines. The photoshoot was for their A/W lookbook and since The House of Nines had recently shown in LFW Collections I was really excited to get the chance to work with them. Here is a small bit about them-

‘The House of Nines ensures superior quality in the architecture and execution of its every piece. House creators Ross Paul Keenan and Shamrez Marawat challenge the perception of British Menswear to arrive at a long-awaited rebirth of the form. Industrial landscapes inform sharply engineered silhouettes and muted tones.’

Some photos from the lookbook-

Photography: Duncan Telford
Make up: Fiona Henderson
Model: Louis Yearwood @ D1 Models

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Well, thats all for now. I shall continue to keep you updated…..watch this space. Let me know if you would like to know how and what products I used to create this look.

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Love Fiona

How to create sultry eyes and 1st makeup review of 2013!

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Ciao, gorgeous makeup lovers! Recently I filmed a makeup tutorial teaching you how to create a stunning sultry, smokey, brown eye. The photo opposite was from makeup that I applied at a photoshoot for designer RowanJoy. This tutorial is perfect for those all important dates and parties that you have planned in 2013…….. WOW, 2013, its seems crazy that another whole year has flown by. Last year for me was amazing, as I travelled around the world…..sadly this did mean my beauty blog suffered. However, I am now back and ready to keep you updated with the latest beauty trends and makeup reviews. I have also just recently moved to London so I am hoping I will have lots of exciting photoshoots to share with you as well.

So….my first review of 2013 is the makeup that I used in this makeup tutorial. Lets get started!

First up is Ingot eyeshadow, I have already done a review of this makeup brand but I love it so much I thought I would share one of my favourite eyeshadow brands with you again! Inglot have about 200 different eyeshadows to choose from and every finish imaginable. I used 3 eyeshadows from the matte range for my makeup tutorial and they are so fantastic to work with! Highty pigmented, blend beautifully and have amazing staying power. At only £4.50 per eyeshadow you can make your own palette up for a fraction of the price of high end makeup brands. P1110946

Matte 360        Matte 365             Matte 329

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Introducing……. Maybelline 24hr cream eyeshadow in ‘On and on bronze’!! I love these SUPER DUPER long lasting cream eyeshadows. At £4.99 they are really affordable and I would compare them to Estee Lauder Double Wear cream eyeshadows. I love using these as a base before blending in my powder eyeshadows on top, this way eyeshadow lasts all day and night and stays looking perfect! These cream eyeshadows are great if you have oily eyelids as they will not crease.

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Next up is the new and AWESOME Sleek blusher palettes…….. I have one called Lace which has 3 amazing colours in. For £9.99 you can get 3 beautiful blushers that have great pigmentation, go onto the skin very evenly and give a gorgeous flushed look to the cheek. This is a bargain that you can’t live without! My favourite is the colour Crochet.

Chantilly                     Guipure                  Crochet

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Lastly, I have fallen in love with the Caresse range of lipsticks from L’oreal. These are super creamy lipsticks that act more like a tinted lipbalm providing a hint of colour an instantly hydrate your lips. They come in many different colours….. I had so much trouble choosing only 3! I would have all of them if possible.

Rose Mademoiselle 04, Aphrodite Scarlet 06, Cheeky Magenta 07

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Well, that’s all for now folks…… Please check out my makeup tutorial below if you want to create sultry looking eyes and remember to subscribe here.  xxxxx

Favourite winter lipsticks!!!

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Hello makeup loves!

I can’t believe that it is already November, this year has gone so fast. As many of you will know I have spent the last year travelling around the world…..finally though I am back! I love winter- except for the cold weather- and I love that makeup wise you can start wearing deep, dark lipsticks. So, I thought I would tell you my favourite purple lipsticks for this winter and the great thing about most of these lipsticks is that they can be found in most Boots and Superdrug stores and accommodate for every budget!

First up is the new Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick in ‘Always Plum’, this lipstick lasts forever without drying out your lips and has a nice creamy texture. This is a matt plum colour and looks great alone or teamed with a lipgloss.

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Up next is Revlon, and their AMAZING deep purple lipstick in ‘Va va violet’. I have used this lipstick on many photoshoots because the colour is so intense and beautiful. this is not long lasting so be aware that you will need to re-apply. This colour looks amazing on dark skin tones. I have included a photo from a shoot that I used this lipstick on.

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Another great purple lipstick is another one by Maybelline from the ColourSensational range. The colour is ‘Midnight Plum 338’, and this is a slightly lighter plum colour than the deep Revlon. This colour differs dependent on skin tone and lip colour so be sure to try before you buy. This lipstick has very small flicks of shimmer through it and looks very pretty on lips for parties.

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My last favourite lipstick is one from my Inglot palette, number 85. This is a long lasting lipstick with a semi-matt finish, highly pigmented this lipstick it fantastic for photoshoots. All of the Inglot lipsticks have a beautiful creamy texture to them and they feel lovely on your lips. Mmmmm……

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Moving onto lipgloss I recently discovered this beautiful creamy gloss by Laura Mercier in ‘Mauve Plum’. It looks fantastic on top of the 14hr Maybelline lipstick from above. Purple lipgloss is great if you are a bit uncertain about statement lips as they are a lot sheerer than lipstick.

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Finally Shu Uemura have a fantastic dark purple, very sheer lipgloss thats perfect for giving a high shine to a matt lipstick. The colour is 059N. It smells yummy too……

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I have a new makeup tutorial showing you how to match your eye shadow to dark statement lips, check it out below and be sure to leave me comments about your favourite purple lipstick.

Love Fiona

Dark statement lips.

Beauty BASICS!

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Helloooo…. beauty lovers! I have decided that its about time I did a ‘beauty basics’ series on my beauty channel (click here to check it out). My makeup look tutorials are usually 10-15mins long and this is just too long sometimes if you just want quick tips, sooo……. I bring you ‘Beauty 101’, 3-5min tutorials with quick tips on essential makeup application.

First up is a bronzing tutorial, I felt that since there has been a lack of sun here in Scotland this summer it might come in handy, happy watching below! Please comment with tutorials that you would like, I am planning- Flawless foundation, concealing, blusher, contouring and highlighting, eyebrows, mascara and false lashes and perfect lips……… xxxxxxx

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Products used- Georgia by Benefit

CARGO Hydrabronze

Sleek Face Contour Kit

Coralista by Benefit

Bright Pigment Photoshoot!

Good day makeup lovers!

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Whilst in NYC I did a photoshoot involving blue and red MAC pigment. This was a very experimental shoot as I had no idea how I was going to achieve the effect I wanted with the pigment. We all had such a fun time blowing, flicking, tapping and brushing on the pigment to end up with the final outcome, which included an extremely messy bathroom. *NOTE* MAC pigment dyes the grout in between tiles on a bathroom floor. whoops! I am sure you can see from this photo how much fun we all had, a lot of ‘smyzing’ (I have no idea how you spell this, but Tyra is always mentioning it) and laughs. I imagine the photo above depicts a couple who have had a fight with some paint, or as suggested to me- a blue pen! Issac, Kate and Atim were all star models on the day considering I was being so experimental with the pigments.

The photos turned out just how I imagined with the help of my amazing photographer- Jessica Lin- and I thought that I would share them with you.

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The makeup underneath the pigments was kept very natural and fresh by using Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer and HD Foundation. A light dusting of Laura Mercier Universal Invisible Powder was used to ensure the flawless base remained in place and also to combat any shine. Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent was used under the eye area, around the nose and corners of the mouth.  MAC ‘Brule’ eyeshadow was applied to the eyelids and Urban Decay ‘Naked’ eyeshadow was blended into the crease line for added definition. MAC cream highlighter in ‘Pearl’ was applied under the brow bone and the brows were defined with Benefit Brow Zings. No eyeliner was used just a coat of Victoria Secrets FX Voluptuous Mascara to finish off the look. HD blush #14 was blended into the apples of the cheeks for a fresh, natural look and a small amount of foundation was applied to the lips for a natural, nude look.

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For Atim’s makeup I used Make Up Forever Camouflage Palette 4 and a small amount of HD primer to mix a perfect colour to match her skin tone. Since Atim already had such amazing skin I merely covered any blemishes and left the rest of her skin natural. Using Benefit MoonBeam I highlighted the higher planes of Atim’s face so that the light would catch on these. I used Inglot #395 pearl eyeshadow to highlight the inner corner of her eye to create a bright eyed and fresh look. A coat of Victoria Secrets FX Voluptuous Mascara was also applied. For Atim’s lips I really wanted them to match the red pigment on her face so after applying Make Up Forever red lipstick I dabbed on the MAC red pigment for a gorgeous, matte lip. So jealous of Atim’s amazing lips!!

Issac is gifted and has one of the most symmetrical faces that I have ever worked with! From looking at the photos you would think that I evened out his skin tone but, no, he natural looks that amazing! I just applied pigment to his face, shoulders and chest.

Check out that symmetry…… WOWZERS!

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Well I am away to South Africa in just over two weeks time to explore Cape Town all the way to Durban and then heading to Tanzania…..super excited now! Make sure you subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss out on my travels and makeup tutorials from around the world. Here is my newest one brought to you from England- ‘English Rose’ makeup.

Love and colourful makeup

Fiona xxx

The art of throwing chalk…..

Hello lovelies

I had my first photoshoot since arriving back in Edinburgh with the talented photographer, Andrew Moore, awesome stylist, Rebecca McCosh and beautiful model, Lauren Andrew. We had such a fabulous shoot, lots of fun, giggles and chalk throwing……. Let me explain. Andrew had this awesome concept of throwing coloured chalk over Lauren as the photo was being taken…..After much debate on whether to blow the chalk, flick or just launch it at Lauren we finally decided on the ‘launch effect’. I sadly think I took great delight in throwing chalk at this wonderful model. The after-effect that the chalk left all over Lauren looked amazing too and made for a very arty and colourful photoshoot. Here is a little sneaky peek of Lauren covered in chalk………

I am in complete and utter love with the makeup that I did for this photoshoot. The awesome rectangular, block red eyeshadow looked super quirky and worked perfectly with all the clothing Rebecca had put together for the shoot. This look is super easy to create all you need is a good eyeshadow primer, some bright eyeshadow (I used Inglot) and a steady hand. Firstly, I drew an outline of the rectangle with an angle brush and then I filled it in. I kept Lauren’s base very natural using Makeup Forever Primer to even out skin tone and then just covered any blemishes with concealer. Lauren has amazing skin so I hardly used any foundation at all. To complete the look I added some bronzer to the cheekbones to create added definition and then changed the lip colour according to the outfit, sometimes colour matching other times clashing.

Loving being back in Edinburgh and working with the talented creatives here. Can’t wait for more photoshoots, my next one in on Tuesday with one of my favourite models who has featured many times in my blog- Miss Taz Nowy from The Model Team Agency.

Catch everyone next week……I certainly have a busy one coming up

xx

ps. for those of you who missed my look number 4 from my ‘Around the World in 80 Makeup looks here it is. Make sure you check it out for tips on how to rock bright blue eyes….

Finally!!! Around the world in 80 makeup looks has taken off and landed!!!!

Ciao Bella ( Don’t get confused and think I am in Italy right now)

FINALLY I have managed to upload my first 2 makeup tutorials from my BRAND SPANKING NEW  ‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MAKEUP LOOKS’!!!! Can you tell that I am really, super duper, uber, crazy excited by this, because I am! So number 1 is from Los Angeles and was inspired by my traveling in California, or ‘The Golden Coast’ Check out this makeup tutorial to learn how to get GORGEOUS GOLDEN MAKEUP!

Video number 2 was filmed in New York City and the skyline is even reflected in the window behind me, it makes a super cool background!!!! Check out this makeup tutorial to learn how to make your eyes and lips appear bigger. Lots of makeup artist secret tips in this makeup tutorial.

Pretty please subscribe if you like and that way you wont miss out on the 78 other makeup tutorials to come………

Love and backpacking

Fiona xx