Estée Lauder appoints Violette as Global Beauty Director

Estée Lauder have announced the appointment of Parisian makeup artist and social media influencer Violette as their new global beauty director. I featured Violette recently in my Who to Follow blog post because of her sophisticated and refreshing approach to makeup, so in my opinion she’s a great choice for the role. Violette will use her... Continue Reading →


Pink Statement Lips

A bold statement lipstick is ideal for those days when you’re feeling too lazy or busy for anything that requires a collection of palettes and extensive research on YouTube, but you still want to look like you’ve made an effort. An intensely coloured lip can instantly elevate an otherwise simple makeup. If you’re pushed for... Continue Reading →

Soft Bridal Makeup

For Cat, I decided on a soft bridal makeup that would be appropriate for a Spring or Summer wedding. I think that bridal makeup requires a fine balance between providing a long-wearing makeup with enough coverage while still looking light and ethereal. This can still be achieved even if the bride opts for a high... Continue Reading →

Who to Follow

It’s no secret that social media is a great place to discover all things makeup and beauty. Maybe I’m preaching to the converted, but it provides an easy way to keep on top of beauty trends, discover talented makeup artists and follow your favourite beauty brands. I’m always finding inspirational makeup artists on social media,... Continue Reading →

Star Freckles

Inspired by the Dior Spring-Summer 2017 Haute Couture runways, I thought I would try my hand at the 'star freckles' featured in the show. In keeping with the whimsical feel of the show, Dior Makeup creative director Peter Philips strategically placed tiny glitter stars on top of soft, rosy makeup to create a subtle sparkle.... Continue Reading →

Teal Graphic Eyes

The first look I created for my portfolio was this teal graphic eye look, intended as an evening makeup, on my sister Kate. I was inspired by Zoeva’s Touch of Teal tutorial, which I adapted to meet IMA requirements. I chose to use colours that would blend well together, opting for an off-white in the... Continue Reading →

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