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New Years Eve Make up Looks

Hi there,  I have made a step by step video demo of how to apply make up perfect for your New Year's Eve Party. Please follow this link to view it - Amy's New Year's Make Up Video  photo of the final look -  It gives you tips of how to apply glitter without ending up with glitter all over your face! Happy Viewing - HERE'S TO A CREATIVE NEW 2012 HAPPY NEW YEAR XXXX


Hi all, I would like to take this oportunity to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS - I hope that all your dreams come true in 2012. See you in the New Year with my Make Up Video's - I hope that they are helpful to you all. :-{)

Behind the scenes of a video shoot

Yesterday I trotted off to Chris Giles Photography Studio with my Model, Dora Giani to make some mini video's to demonstrate to the general public how to create make up looks. Here are a few 'behind the scenes' pictures I took whilst there; Chris making sure that he has put the memory card into the camera ! ( these things must be double checked) Make up laid out ready to start, with those all important cups of tea. Checking the Lighting in the studio - Dora amused by all the fuss! Keeping Warm between takes. Just a few of the make up looks I have created a make up demo for you to recreate. AND ........................ NOW FOR A SNEAKY PEAK of smoky eyes look - video tuition to follow....  We had a great day making these videos for the general public to view and recreate the looks themselves - I will be releasing the videos throughout 2012 (hopefully one between now and New Year) - All on my youtube channel - makeupbyAmyP makeupby

A Christmas Wedding at The High Rocks, Tunbridge

Last weekend's wedding was a very last minute one  - In fact, the head bridesmaid contacted me only two weeks before the wedding and asked me to do make up for the bride and 3 bridesmaids - no trial needed! Therefore, I turned up with my entire make up kit, ready for a Christmas wedding, and boy did I get one! - The bride wore Red and seeing as all the girls were young, they were happy to experiment with make up and use as much colour as possible! Yeah for me - two weddings in a row where I get to do what I want! (as long as they like the final result) - Of course, they loved their make up, and now I get to share it with you;  The Bride wore red  Base - Supercover, Concealer - Dermacolor, Powder - Supercover Setting Powder, Eyebrows - Kryolan eyebrow powder, Eyelids - Yellow all over, orange / gold liner above and below eyes, concealer pencil on inner eyes, Black liquid eyeliner applied on top eye lid finished by applying false eyelashes and maybelline mascara, Cheeks -

Wedding at Selsdon Park Hotel, Croydon

After awaking at 4.30am and leaving at 5am, I arrived at Selsdon Park Hotel in Croydon for a big traditional wedding. We started getting ready with hair and make up at 6am, 1 bride and 6 bridesmaids later, off they went at 12pm to get married - all looking wonderful! The bride had already had a trial at my house so I arrived knowing exactly what she wanted - as far as her bridesmaids were concerned, the bride asked me to do 'whatever they asked' and boy did they ask! - Each bridesmaid wanted to bring out their individual style and personality resulting in them being extremely happy on the day, and me having so much fun ! The Beautiful Bride, looking stunning in White make up as follows - Foundation - supercover #34, Concealor - supercover #34, Powder - supercover ultra fine setting powder colourless (white), Eyebrows -Kryolan eyebrow colour in Dark Eyeshadow, Eyeshadow - Kryolan Beige G base, Unbranded Purple on the socket and outer corners, Unbranded silver in the

Wedding Wigs and Hair Pieces

I have always seen wigs and hair pieces as a bit of a challenge - When a bride would sit down and say to me 'I have really fine hair so there's not much you can do with it' I always accept the 'challenge' and go full steam ahead giving the bride a full bodied hair look (mainly through setting in heated curlers and a lot of back combing) - When someone asks for an Amy Winehouse Beehive, I never shy away - more backcombing! and when someone wants a nice full bun I am happy to style this for them. What I tend to  forget is that many people want to achieve this for themselves, and they want an instant transformation without the hassle of setting their hair in curlers and backcombing, let alone having to style their own hair at the back without even managing to see the back! (I knew eyes on the back of the head was a good idea for something!) Most wigs that I came across were very complicated to put in, and hair extensions take forever plus are very expensive so what

The 2012 Wedding Industry Awards

Well, This is the first year that I have been entered into the wedding industry awards - Thank you for entering me ! Guess What ? ...................................... I have been shortlisted,  So a big Thank you to ALL my brides who voted for me. Here is what they said ........... GENERAL COMMENTS  “ I wanted a striking look on my wedding day to compliment by 50s vintage dress and Amy understood exactly what I was after. I had so many compliments! ” “ Amy came round to my House prior to the Wedding for a trial of Hair and Make up for myself and my bridesmaids. We took a long time deciding what style to have our hair but Amy was very helpful and patient. On the day of the Wedding Amy was at the Hotel dead on 8 am as arranged. She was bright and bubbly and gave us tips and advice through out the morning. We were all very satisfied with the end result. Both our hair and make up were perfect. The day of my wedding was very windy!!! My hair stayed looking good for the

Make up for darker skin tones

For some reason a lot of make up artists don't feel confident when applying make up for darker skintones -  I love dark skin tones - make up really enhances their skin and colours look vibrant and fresh all day long. Mistakes made on darker skin tones - If you use a coloured powder to set the foundation, the skin can end up looking quite 'ashy' and not so fresh, therefore I always use a colourless (white) fine powder which simply sets the make up without changing the skin tone. Darker Matt Eyeshadow colours don't always show up on darker skintones - If you do want to go dark and sultry - always use a shimmer eyeshadow and insert a bit of colour (purple is great mixed with black and brown as it gives depth to the shadow) Always ask your model what they want to change about their features - Noses can be slimed down (if requested) by Shading on the outside of the nose and highlighting down the center. Lips can Always be made to look thinner by applying a darker lip col