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Zoe and Dan at Rufford Park

Categories: Weddings

Zoe & Dan got married at The Mill at Rufford Abbey back in May 2021. There were still a couple of restrictions in place, like me having to wear a mask still while working, but as most photos of me at weddings just show the side of my head it didn't really matter!

It's a gorgeous venue, and I was pleased to be back at The Maypole at Wellow to get her and the rest of the wedding party ready before headed over to The Mill for the big 'I do!' and party. 

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, red lipstick, wedding makeup, make-up artist, red hair, Nottinghamshire wedding, 2021 Wedding, COVID, pinup make up, vintage hair, 2021, COVID wedding, red lipsticks, pin up wedding makeup
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Christmas Present Ideas

Categories: Products

Welcome to the season of sparkle and joy! As the festive spirit takes over, what better way to celebrate than by giving the gift of glamour? This Christmas, immerse your loved ones in a world of beauty with my carefully curated makeup gift guide.

Whether you're shopping for a makeup enthusiast or someone just starting their beauty journey, we've got the perfect picks to make their holiday season merry and bright.

Bridal Eyes II by Ms Moo Make Up

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Tags: skincare, lipstick, makeup, vegan, eyeshadow palette, in my kit, makeup lesson, Urban Decay, eyeshadow, The Body Shop, cruelty-free makeup, 2023, Bridal Eyes, vegan makeup, VE Cosmetics, eyeshadow primer
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Five kit essentials

Categories: Products

Investing in the right kit as a makeup artist is so important; when you're working on a number of different faces, you want to be assured that the products in your makeup kit are going to have your back! But as a makeup wearer, noone wants to buy the wrong stuff either. Not in a cost of living crisis, and not when the price of makeup keeps increasing. So I've put together five of my kit essentials that I'll be recommending time and time again, to makeup artists and to makeup lovers alike. And at the bottom of the blog are my discount codes you can use for buying the below products, and 1000's more!

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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, eyeshadow palette, red lipstick, advice, make-up artist, make-up brushes, in my kit, makeup lesson, Urban Decay, primer, The Body Shop, mattifying, Real Techniques, cruelty-free makeup, vegan makeup, makeup advice, Look Fantastic
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Pin Up Wedding Makeup

Categories: Products

Vintage wedding makeup and pin up wedding makeup have been hotly requested styles of makeup requested of me in the 12+ years I've been doing weddings. For a good few years between 2010 and 2016, I was one half of Flashes and Lashes; a vintage-style makeover photoshoot collaboration between myself and Luna Photography. I didn't have any specific interest in vintage but I think because of this experience it's become almost one of my signature looks with wedding makeup. It's a timeless look that suits so many people, guaranteed to be elegant and sophisticated while still able to amp it up to be as glamourous as you want!

Pin Up Wedding Make Up - Jen & Josh by Emily and Katy.

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The Best Red Lipsticks

Categories: Products

With Valentine's Day looming ahead, all I've noticed on TV recently is red lipsticks so I figured I'd write about some of my favourites! 

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Tags: Lessons, Reviews, Illamasqua, lipstick, red lipstick, advice, beauty, in my kit, mattifying, cruelty-free makeup, Valentines Day, vegan makeup, makeup advice, VE Cosmetics, exfoliate, Fenty
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Christmas Gifts For Make Up Lovers

Categories: Products

Here we are; the Christmas season is upon us and it's time for some of my top makeup picks of the year! Perfect for any makeup lover in your life, or if you're looking to update your own makeup bag for a festive party. Feel free to ask in my Facebook group if you've any questions about products, or you can contact me directly.

 

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Interview: Anna Rose Heaton

Categories: Supplier Interviews

Anna Rose Heaton is a wedding and family photographer, but also a trusted retoucher of other wedding photographers in the East Midlands. Her photography style is best described as romantic and she gets stunning images you won't have even thought about, or seen her taking! She’s a diamond and she loves a pun, so we're kindred spirits!

I love that Anna's Instagram feed is just full of beautiful authentic happy smiles, that were just so blissed out in a specific moment and she caught that moment forever in a photo. Smiling is lovely, as is Anna :) I asked her some questions about her business and the lockdown, and she's kindly answered here :)

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Tags: lipstick, wedding suppliers, professionals, retouching, self-employed, styled photoshoot, Ed Godden Photography, Curious Magpie, Nottinghamshire wedding, Summer Wedding, Autumn Wedding, Mon Amie Hair, 2020 Wedding, 2019 Wedding, photographer, Nottingham Photographer, pandemic, interview, COVID, recommended supplier, Anna Rose Heaton Photography, Holme Pierrepont Hall
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Holme Pierrepont Hall Wedding

Categories: Weddings

Joanna contacted me in late August about her wedding in October 2020, asking if I'd be available do her wedding makeup for her micro-wedding. She was marrying Jeff no matter what COVID-19 tiers we were in; if it was still legal to get married during the pandemic, she'd be saying "I do!" They had to cut their list from 30 to 15 attendees but there was no way they were letting that get in the way of them getting hitched!

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Wollaton Hall Wedding

Categories: Weddings

Agate got married back in August 2019, and I'd seen a few snaps from her photographer over on Instagram and I knew they'd be beautiful. Back in January when I knew I needed to get back on my blogging game, I got in touch with her photographer to ask if I could peek through the photos. I found time to do that what with a pandemic, and now here I am, blogging about that very wedding!

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Jen and Josh at Oxton Village Hall

Categories: Weddings

Jen and Josh's amazing wedding day was my penultimate wedding of 2019 but boy, what a wedding!

I'm in love with the colours Jen and Josh chose, and I always know there's going to be amazing photos from Emily & Katy Photography.  I think Julia from Curious Magpie must have had the time of her life, styling the Oxton Village Hall for the big day. Jen had assembled a beautiful team around her for the day; check them all out at the bottom of this very blog :)

Twin Peaks inspired Curious Magpie Styled wedding

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Ruth at The Walled Garden

Categories: Weddings

August 2018 went by in a bit of a blur as I did more weddings that month than I'd ever done before. During the lockdown, it's been great going back through my photo archives to find weddings to blog, and I came across Ruth and Tim's big day. I spoke with Emily And Katy Photography who captured the day at The Walled Garden in Beeston and browsed their beautiful images. I've also included Ruth's review of hiring me which truly made me cry!

Unedited photo of wedding makeup trial by Ms MooUnedited photo of bridal makeup on the wedding day by Ms Moo

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Tags: lipstick, wedding suppliers, brides to be, red lipstick, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, eyebrows, makeup artist, vintage makeup, behind the scenes, client review, freelance makeup artist, The Walled Garden, Emily and Katy Photography
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My illamasqua must haves

Categories: Products

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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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, pinup make up
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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 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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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...

Hand holds a lock of pink and purple hair

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Lizzie's wedding day

Categories: Weddings

I've known Lizzie for quite a while as I work for the same company as her, and I'd done her make-up a few times for Flashes and Lashes' shoots. She emailed me in September 2014 to ask about wedding availability for August 2015 as she wanted to check if some of her favourite suppliers were available before she booked the venue... how honoured am I?!

Lady lying on her front wearing red velvet dress with vintage hair and makeup, and large arm tattoo

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Tags: Flashes and Lashes, tattoos, lipstick, wedding suppliers, red lipstick, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Luna Photography, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, wedding makeup review, makeup lesson, vintage makeup
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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 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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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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Dream Team and GG's

Categories: Weddings, Photoshoots

The dream team consists of Lucille’s Locks, Luna PhotographyBooBoo Kitty Couture and I; a group of four Nottinghamshire based babes, who’re all in the wedding industry and absolutely freakin’ adore weddings. We’re all hardworking, creative, slightly vintage-inspired and 100% passionate about making brides feel the very best they can on their big day, and beyond. The dream team have done a couple of bridal shoots together so we can try out new things and showcase our work. We tend to make them an annual thing these days if not more; our specialities mean we get to work together a lot on weddings, but rarely see each other when we’re not working!

Lucille - Ms Moo Make Up, Lucille's Locks, BooBoo Kitty Couture and GG's Pin Up Couture.Aislinn - Ms Moo Make Up, Lucille's Locks, BooBoo Kitty Couture and GG's PinUp Couture.

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Tags: tattoos, photoshoot, Ardell Eyelashes - Demi Wispies, lipstick, wedding suppliers, hairstylist, bridal hair, wedding hair, bridal make-up, Luna Photography, BooBooKitty Couture, Lucille's Locks, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, make-up artist, GG's PinUp Couture, professionals, styled photoshoot, 2016, flower crown, fascinators
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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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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, makeup artist, vintage makeup, freelance makeup artist, 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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