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Summer 2018 availability- updated!

Categories: Weddings

If you're getting married this summer, here are what dates I have left available. If you're looking for weekdays or Sundays, then please send me a message; I have plenty of availability :)

Chris Snowden Photo

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Tags: Wedding, photoshoot, makeup, wedding suppliers, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, bridesmaids, wedding morning, wedding trial, make-up artist, make-up brushes, wedding makeup review, winter skincare, professionals, makeup artist, flawless make up, winter wedding
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Cleaning your make-up brushes

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Cleaning brushes is a make-up artists never ending task. It just goes on and on and on – and when you’ve got weddings back to back, it sometimes feels like you’re in a never ending cycle of cleaning them. I’ve often dreamt about cleaning them or having not cleaned them and then panicking, and then I’ve woken up exhausted!

Make-up Brushes - to be cleaned!

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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 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.

Luna Photography - Jo's wedding

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Tags: soap & glory, Christmas, vegan, make-up brushes, in my kit, cruelty free
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Make-up Lessons - Christmas offer!

Categories: Make-up Lessons

So I know it’s a bit early to talk about Christmas but the time has come, and I’m feeling festive already! Maybe it’s the Christmas adverts on TV, or mince pies in the shops or the fact that Baileys in on offer EVERYWHERE! Either way, I’m feeling jolly and in the festive spirit (okay, maybe that IS the Baileys...!) so from NOW until CHRISTMAS EVE at 11.59pm, my 1-2-1 make-up lessons are going to be reduced from £65.00 to £50.00!

1-2-1 Make-up Lessons - Ms Moo Make Up, Nottingham make-up artist

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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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Eyeshadow magic trick

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Eyeshadow Fallout - image from beautifulwithbrains.com

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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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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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Favourite make-up brush

Categories: Products

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 make up brushes and I didn’t know what many of them did; so many new and exciting things, I was gob smacked! 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's 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.

Sigma/MAC/Real Techniques stippling brush comparison

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Summer Skincare

Categories: Skincare

I apply SPF to my face each day; so much so that I probably remember to do it more than I do brush my hair! SPF is important every day of the year, but especially in the summer and it’s best to incorporate it into your daily skincare routine. Do you know what else is good about SPF? It'll help prevent aging and skin cancer. Wearing SPF is is probably the most important thing that you can do for your skin; even in the dark and cold winter, cloudy/rainy days, you should put sunscreen on EVERY SINGLE DAY. Your skin rejuvinates completely every 25 to 35 days but the damage is permanent.

Sun damage under a UV light

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About lessons

Categories: Make-up Lessons

Make-up lessons are one of my favourite things to do; I love putting make up on people and giving little tips and hints on how to do things better, or recommending a product to them. I pride myself on being down to earth and being a realist; I’m not one for spending buckets on lotions and potions, but I like to find the stuff that works and recommend things I’ve tried and liked or that I think is good value for money. I like a good bargain!! That said, you really do get what you pay for; you're instantly going to tell the difference in quality in certain products, be it skincare or make-up.

Scarlett - Luna Photography, unedited

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