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Tag: Illamasqua

Jenny & Eddie at Kelham House

Categories: Weddings

Jenny got in touch with me in January 2017 about her wedding in June 2017, but due to a mix up with an email address, I wasn't able to get in touch with her! Technology well and truly failed us, and I took to Facebook to look for people with her name and surname. Alas, I couldn't find her so couldn't let her know I was available for her wedding makeup. This made me sad because she'd said she really liked the photos on my website! Fast forward to June 2017 and unfortunately, the make-up artist she'd booked had been taken ill and she contacted me again with the right email address and I was still available! We arranged a trial, high-fived on the make-up and breathed a big ole sigh of relief.

Jenny & Eddie. Kathryn Edwards Photography. Ms Moo Make Up.

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Tags: Illamasqua, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, make-up artist, in my kit, winter skincare, stressfree, flawless skin, flawless make up, freelance makeup artist
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My illamasqua must haves

Categories: Products

Illamasqua are 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!

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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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Hilda's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Hilda married last February 2016 in Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire. Sarah from Pin Up Curl and I were in charge of bridal hair and make-up for Hilda and her lovely bridesmaids, but we had a super early start to get over to Newark. Waking up in the morning with a dusting of snow and quite thick fog was a bit of a surprise!

Ms Moo Make Up - Bridal Make-up Artist - Hilda by Welham Photography

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Tags: Pin Up Curl, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, makeup, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, make-up artist, vintage makeup, winter wedding, Team Pin Up Moo
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Top 6 picks for the Illamasqua sale

Categories: Products

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 hold 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's some AMAZING bargains!

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

Illamasqua Radiance Veil primer

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, eyeshadow palette, in my kit, eyeshadow, eyeliner
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Sutherland and Barnett - Part Two

Categories: Personal

What is this, another blog? I've got other blogs lined up to see out the rest of 2016, but I couldn't leave the year without another instalment from my hair adventures with Sutherland and Barnett. To re-cap (no pun intended!), I won £1000.00 of hairdressing services from them to use over 12 months! Hayley was tasked with colouring my hair and telling me what was achievable and suitable for me. Good honest advice is always welcomed! At my consultation she took a strand of my hair to test how well it would lighten, and told me to book out a good 6 hours for my transformation...

Sutherland and Barnett - Part Two / test

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, hairstylist, selfie, Olaplex, Sutherland and Barnett
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Vogue Italia and me

Categories: Photoshoots

It was back in January 2015 that Rozalind Williams contacted me about her idea for a shoot. She wanted to shoot portraits of a model with tense hands clutching onto items such as broken teacups, ripped up letters and scrunched up love letters. It was to be softly lit, warm tones with a romantic feel. She'd arranged for Ash Millman to be our model for the day, having fallen in love with her Cupid's bow and hair colour. And honestly, how couldn't you?!

Ms Moo Make Up - Nottingham - Ash Millman by Rozalind Williams Photography

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Tags: Illamasqua, photoshoot, makeup, eyeshadow palette, Model, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, foundation, Vogue, eyebrows, flawless skin, Urban Decay, eyeshadow, makeup artist, flawless make up
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Eyeshadow magic trick

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Eyeshadow Fallout - image from beautifulwithbrains.com

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Tags: Illamasqua, makeup, eyeshadow palette, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, foundation, makeup lesson, NYX cosmetics, eyeshadow
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MAC and me

Categories: Products

"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 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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Laura's spring wedding

Categories: Weddings

Laura contacted me in December 2015 about her July 2016 wedding, which was lucky as it was my last available date in July 2016! She was really keen to get a trial booked in so that she could cross me off her to do list, so she came to me in February 2016. It was also neatly timed on her 30th birthday so she was truly pampered before having an evening our with her hubby to be. We changed up her lipstick though. Can you believe this woman has always been self-conscious of her lips? Her lip shape is absolutely MADE for lipstick to be applied!

Ms Moo Make Up, illamasqua on Laura

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, wedding hair, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, beauty, make-up artist, make-up brushes, wedding makeup review, stressfree
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Hayley's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Hayley and Lisa got married a year ago today! Congratulations my lovelies! I've not blogged about it yet but it's up their for one of my most memorable weddings ever.

Camera Hannah - Hayley & Lisa - Derbyshire wedding photographer

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, Illamasqua, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, makeup, brides to be, red lipstick, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, vintage makeup
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Jo's wedding

Categories: Weddings

I've known Jo probably about 9 years now through work, and she's always been a joy to be around. She's so kind and caring, her personality is just infectious and you can't help but feel good around her. I've done her make-up a couple of times for special occasions but when her and long-time boyfriend Damien got engaged, she booked Lucille's Locks and myself ASAP for her wedding makeover team.

Jo's before and after, Ms Moo Make Up, bridal make-up

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Emma's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Emma messaged me about her wedding makeup but I already recognised her face; I'd worked with her before! When she was at university, I did the makeup for one of her final year projects for a photoshoot so it was lovely to hear from her last August about her wedding in January 2016. We booked in a trial and had a good catch up about what we'd both been up to since we'd worked together (which we realised was all the way back in 2011!)

Emma's trial wedding make-up

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, red lipstick, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, winter wedding
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Rebecca's wedding

Categories: Weddings

Rebecca came to me to ask about wedding hair and make-up after a bit of a disastrous trial (her words, not mine!) She knew what she wanted but the other make-up artist hadn't done what she'd asked. She booked in with myself and Lucille's Locks, and the Dream Team bundled our way to Repton in Derbyshire on a bank holiday weekend.

Lucille's Locks, Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: Wedding, Reviews, Derbyshire wedding, tattoos, Illamasqua, red lipstick, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, wedding makeup review, vintage makeup, client review
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Power lipstick

Categories: Personal, Products

Lipstick is so underated. 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 noticably 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 kinda 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
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