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My favourite makeup primers

Categories: Products

Primers are a great part of my makeup kit, and I love telling people in my 1-2-1 lessons how they work and what they are all for. I have a range of my primers in my kit because I need to be prepared for all skin eventualities so you certainly won't need all of these.

Ms Moo Make Up applying Illamasqua lipstick at The West Mill

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Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, makeup, vegan, make-up shelf life, advice, beauty, make-up artist, foundation, in my kit, makeup lesson, NYX cosmetics, ethical, makeup artist, skincare advice, self-employed, Ed Godden Photography, primer, mattifying, hydrating
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Make Up Brands In My Kit

Categories: Make-up Lessons, Products

When clients get in touch about booking me for wedding makeup, I'm often asked what's in my makeup kit and what products I use. Once you've come to my studio in Hockley in the city centre of Nottingham, you'll soon see the extent of my kit!

Illamasqua makeup delivery

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Tags: Illamasqua, makeup, vegan, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, make-up artist, make-up brushes, foundation, in my kit, makeup lesson, cruelty free, freelance makeup artist, Emily and Katy Photography
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My illamasqua must haves

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Illamasqua is a makeup artists best friend. I constantly bang on about them in my 1-2-1 lessons and at my bridal trials when clients ask who they are or why have they heard of them in stores. As they've announced a 20% off sale over Easter, I thought I'd guide you through some of my all-time favourite products that will enhance any makeup kit tenfold. Strap in!

Illamasqua delivery box of vegan and cruelty free products

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, make-up artist, in my kit, cruelty free, ethical, eyeshadow, dry skin
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Five must have products for a tenner or under

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Someone asked me at a make-up lesson recently what my favourite budget product was. In my make-up kit, I have got a whole range of products and brands and I'll always try to find a high street version of a premium brand. Not always easy but I do try! However, here's 5 products that are all £10.00 or under that I wholly recommend you get for your kit.

Cup of coffee in front of makeup products and brushes

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Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, Products, advice, in my kit, moisturise, eyebrows, cruelty free, NYX cosmetics, ethical, dry skin
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Top 6 picks for the Illamasqua sale

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As you know if you're a reader of my blog or have ever had a 1-2-1 make-up lesson with me, I adore Illamasqua products. They are cruelty-free, have a background in stage make-up (so their stuff stays put!), they have an extensive vegan collection and they actively encourage individuality - you want a deep sea blue and green lipstick? They've got it! Every year, Illamasqua have a January sale and I held out as long as I can because now I know that they'll keep adding things as the month goes on. I hopped over on Friday to have a browse through... Go. Go now. There are some AMAZING bargains!

Radiance Veil - usually £32.00, reduced to £9.60.

 

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, eyeshadow palette, in my kit, eyeshadow, eyeliner
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Ms Moo's Sales Shopping List

Categories: Personal, Products

I decided early on this year not to do Christmas presents with friends or family, but to donate to some charities close to my heart. I'm going to donate what I would've spent on presents (Framework, CALMHeads Together and MOAS) and instead of going to be booking in some mates' dates! Exchanging time is far more valuable to me when I'm this busy so I'm looking forward to planning some of them in for the coming months.

Ms Moo applies dark eyeshadow to a blonde bridesmaid with a plait in her hair

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Tags: Soap & Glory, Christmas, vegan, make-up brushes, in my kit, cruelty free
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MAC and me

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"Do you use MAC make-up?"

It’s a question I get asked a lot as to what make-up brands I keep in my kit. When a potential client enquires, I go through a few names (the big brands and the smaller ones) but there’s noticeably one missing which would often be in other make-up artists’ kits. As I then say that I don't use their products before I've had a chance to explain I feel it sometimes goes against me as I then have to justify why I don’t.

Anti-MAC

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Tags: Illamasqua, Products, lipstick, makeup, vegan, red lipstick, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, MAC Cosmetics, in my kit, cruelty free, Urban Decay, ELF Cosmetics, NYX cosmetics, Sugarpill Cosmetics, ethical
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Favourite make-up brush

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Man, I have so many brushes. I bought a few single ones when I started getting into makeup then my lovely friends bought me a whole roll of makeup brushes and I didn’t know what many of them did; so many new and exciting things, I was gobsmacked! I now have two brush 'kits' (my personal one and my professional one), and I’ve changed many around when I’ve found better quality ones. That said, I don't spend loads on my brushes; there are a few specialist brushes that I've splurged on and some have been fabulous, some have been atrocious but it's one of my mid-range brushes that's my favourite make-up brush.

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Tags: Reviews, Products, makeup, make-up shelf life, before and after, advice, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, foundation, selfie, makeup artist, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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Make-up Shelf Life - pt 2

Categories: Make-up Lessons, Products

After my little rant a few weeks ago about mascara shelf life, I figured I'd do a little guide on the shelf life of other products that are likely to be in your make-up bag.

make-up bag picture

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Tags: Lessons, skincare, Products, lipstick, makeup, shelf life, mascara, make-up shelf life, advice, make-up artist, makeup lesson, eyeshadow, makeup artist, eyeliner, freelance makeup artist, 2016
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Top ten under £10.00

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Here's my list of year-round goodies that you absolutely MUST have in your make-up bag or on your dressing table.

 Adrell Demi Wispies eyelashes

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Tags: skincare, Soap & Glory, No7, Garnier Miceller Water, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, Seventeen, Products, eyeshadow palette, advice, moisturise, eyeshadow, skincare advice, primer, 2016
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Power lipstick

Categories: Personal, Products

Lipstick is so underrated. In these cold and dark weeks after Christmas, everyone's mood slums and enthusiasm for the New Year wains ever so slightly until the days noticeably get longer and payday comes around again. Last week was a washout. I felt rubbish about everything and couldn't motivate myself at all, then I beat myself up for feeling like that instead of being nice to myself. I had to nap because I was exhausted from not sleeping properly, so I wasn't kind to myself about that either! When you feel this low, it's difficult to motivate yourself. I'd flicked through my Timehop in bed and came across this:

"Today is a power lipstick kind of day."

Power Lipstick, Ms Moo Make Up, red hair, red eyebrows, Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: about me, No7, Illamasqua, gratitude, anxiety, lipstick, motivation, makeup, red lipstick, eyebrows, selfie, 2016
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