The Beauty Blog

  • It is always important that we, as makeup artists, have our client’s health and safety in mind as we work. Find out what I do to ensure my client’s safety
  • Branding images should help people fall in love with your brand at first sight. They are about having a collection of images that you can use in the business to create the ‘like, know and trust’ factor that is super important.
  • Get the low-down on eye primers. Do you need one? What do they actually do, anyway?
  • Do you know what it means for a product to be cruelty free?
  • Do you know how to pick the best exfoliator for your skin type? Read on to learn how to get smooth, glowing skin.
  • Are you worried about fine lines or wrinkles? Pigmentation? Uneven skin? Then retinol might be the skincare ingredient you’ve been looking for
  • Products in my bag for autumn As a self proclaimed skincare junkie I get to try a lot of different products. Read on to find out about some of my current favourites
  • Vitamin C in skincare We all know that Vitamin C is great for our bodies, but did you know that it is an amazing ingredient for your skin as well? Read on to find out why!
  • How to Rock a Red Lipstick There’s a perfect red lip for everyone, but it’s not the easiest to apply. Here’s our top 5 tips to rock a red lip
  • One of my regular clients messaged me asking “What the heck are peptides and why should I be putting them on my skin?” What a great question, and one I thought would be worth answering in a blog post, rather than just a text reply. The first thing we need to know (or do we?) […]
  • Valentine’s Day is coming up and where better to get date night inspiration than the red carpet?
  • Creating natural looking, perfect skin can be harder than it sounds. Foundation is used to create a flawless base – but sometimes it causes as many new issues as it is covering. From over-the-top cakey coverage, to uneven blotchy foundation there’s a solution! Here are some of my best tips to get your best base […]
  • Well hello December! I can’t believe that 2018 is already coming to an end. With Summer upon us, and Christmas only a couple of weeks away it’s a perfect time to update our beauty kits so that we are ready for the heat. Swap out your full coverage foundation with a tinted moisturiser or a […]
  • I’m so happy that I can finally share these images, which have been published in Polka Dot Bride. Our fantastic team was brought together by Studio B Couture, who does the most amazing stationery. Photography by Jason Le Photography, the gorgeous floral arrangements by Sassafras Flower Design, incredible cake by Linet’s Beautiful Cakes, hairstylist was […]
  • Woah. 2018. How did this happen so quickly? Feels like 2017 passed in a blink of an eye. I achieved many of my goals for the year, and had a few surprises along the way. It certainly didn’t end the way I expected it to – but that makes it all the more interesting. I […]
  • I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I returned to Melbourne after spending a week in Sydney training in Advanced Bridal Makeup Artist Techniques with the ever-fabulous Donna Mee. The last few weeks have been super busy behind the scenes with some great new changes coming for me, including a new website, so […]
  • Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to put away the heavy makeup and start thinking about the new season coming up. This Spring is less about contouring and on point flicks, and more about easy to create looks, that you can do as you are running out the door. I can’t wait […]
  • Makeup brushes are an investment.  Treat them well and you can use them for years.  I have makeup brushes that are at least 10 years old, and they still look (and more importantly work) great. As anyone who has ever had any kind of makeup related interaction with me can tell you, one of the […]
  • Priceline Sale Whenever I get my notification of a skincare or makeup sale I get a little excited. Well, a lot excited. Then a little voice inside my head says “only the necessities”. And I listen, until the bigger voice says “SALE, GO, NOW!!!”. Then I buy all the things. This happens to so many of my […]
  • Winter skin products under $20 \How did it get to be the middle of Winter already? It can be super hard to keep our skin looking good in winter.   We have to deal with wind, low humidity, and constantly changing temperatures between outside and inside with the heating. After spending the last 6 weeks alternating between indoor heating and the […]
  • How to Pick The Perfect Foundation Have you struggled with how to pick the right foundation when you are in a makeup store? Here’s some quick tips.
  • Makeup artists to follow on instagram Sir John @sirjohnofficial Sir John is Beyonce’s go-to makeup artist, and Brand Ambassador for L’Oreal Paris. What he’s known for: glowing skin and a natural look.   #GoldenGlobes glam on @oliviaculpo for @lorealmakeup ✅ #LOrealLeaguePartner #LeagueGoesGold #GoldenGlobes #WorthSharing A photo posted by S I R J O H N (@sirjohnofficial) on Jan 8, 2017 at 3:06pm […]
  • Do I need to book in a bridal trial One of the questions that I hear often is “do I really need a trial?” and I guess you could book a makeup artist and a hair stylist, but that would be like buying your wedding dress, without having a chance to get it altered. A bridal preview isn’t just about getting hair and makeup done, […]
  • How to Keep Your Summer Makeup Fresh I love summer. The longer days. Parties. People just seem happier when it’s sunny (or maybe that’s just me). What’s not so hot is foundation melting off, smeared liner and smudged lips. Here’s 11 of my top tips for summer.   1. Get clean Asian skincare is huge right now, and one of the things […]

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