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Cruelty-free and Vegan Make Up

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I've been providing a vegan bridal service for over five years now, and it's been so great to hear from clients that they've booked me specifically because of this service. I've always been staunchly cruelty-free in my makeup kit for nearly 10 years, and I won't use brands that test on animals.

So what does it mean, cruelty-free or vegan?

Jen by Ed Godden Photography

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Tags: Illamasqua, makeup, vegan, eyeshadow palette, brides to be, bridal make-up, wedding makeup, advice, make-up artist, cruelty free, eyeshadow, makeup artist, Nottingham Wedding Make Up Artist, Award Winning Make Up Artist, cruelty-free makeup, Bridal Eyes, vegan makeup, Tarte
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My favourite makeup primers

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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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Jen and Jamie at The Old Vicarage at Elkesley

Categories: Weddings

Jen and Jamie's wedding day was possibly the wettest wedding day in the history of my decade in wedding makeup! They thoroughly embraced the rain though and were totally committed to having the best day ever.

Unedited bridal makeup trial by Ms Moo Make Up Unedited bridal makeup on wedding day by Ms Moo Make UpBride to be in a mirror with a flower crown by Ed Godden 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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Tags: Illamasqua, lipstick, makeup, vegan, make-up artist, in my kit, cruelty free, ethical, eyeshadow, 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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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

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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GGs and Flashes and Lashes

Categories: Photoshoots

I first worked with GG's Pin-up Couture back in 2012 with burlesque starlet Anna Fur Laxis, known for her knife throwing and heart-stopping acts.

Anna Fur Laxis for GG's Pin Up Couture - Flashes and Lashes

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Tags: Flashes and Lashes, Studio, Rock n Roll Bride, tattoos, photoshoot, vegan, Luna Photography, make-up artist, GG's PinUp Couture, makeup artist, behind the scenes, freelance makeup artist, 2016, fascinators
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Dry lips

Categories: Skincare

Vaseline is one of those things ingrained in us that it's moisturising and good for dry lips. In reality, it doesn't moisturise dry lips at all; it causes a barrier over your lips and gives a sense of false hydration :/ Even on their site they say that it's absorbed into the skin but in another question says that it provides a protective barrier; which is it?!

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Tags: skincare, Elizabeth Arden, exfoliator, Products, vegan, Vaseline, advice, beauty, make-up artist, damaged skin, winter skincare, makeup lesson, makeup artist, dry skin, skincare advice, hydrating, 2016
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