Hygiene

Look, 2020 was probably the year to talk hygiene, but this is just a quick little post about the difference between hiring a Professionally Trained MUA, and an amateur MUA. The one thing YOUtube videos don’t teach you about makeup is hygiene. I worked with a very talented artist once, but I took one look at her brushes and felt a little cah cah. They looked like that hadn’t actually been cleaned since she brought them, those brushes could have potentially touched a hundred faces without being cleaned or sterilised once. I dunno about you, but I’m good for pink eye thanks.

Clean brushes is one aspect, there are many more aspects that you are taught when you are professionally trained – decanting products, disposable tools, etc #aintnodoubledippin. So don’t be afraid to ask questions about hygiene when booking your MUA.

Sahara

This beautiful girl came and visited the studio recently for a Makeup Lesson and Photoshoot.

I absolutely loved her Mums feedback – “Thank you so much, such a beautiful thing you offer young girls. Such a confidence boost. So very grateful.”

SKIN
@biodermaaustralia Sensibo
@smashboxcosmetics Photofinish Primer
@meccacosmetica Lit from Within Illuminating Drops
@narsissist Sheer Glow Foundation
@hourglasscosmetics Translucent Powder

EYES
@maccosmeticsaustralia Pro Paint Pot
@toofaced Born this Way Palette
@bobbibrownaustralia Gel Liner @meccacosmetica Enlightened Highlight
@meccamax Zoom Liner
@modelrocklashes Individual Lashes
@toofaced BTS Mascara

BROWS
@anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Powder Duo in “Soft Brown”
@makeup_weapons Brow Balm

CHEEKS
@lauramercier Blush
@meccamax contour
@meccacosmetica Enlightened Highlight

LIPS
@lanolips
@maccosmeticsaustralia Whirl

SET
@urbandecaycosmetics All Nighter Spray

Lara

The soft, dewy, glowy, bronzed beach skin is all the go at the moment. I took this opportunity to step right out of my comfort zone and try something new. I’ve always used powder products; blush, contour, highlight, etc, as that is what I was trained with, it’s what I know, I’m comfortable with it, confident with it, I know how it works and I know it looks good. I was nervous to give the creams a go, being a perfectionist there aint no room for f’ing it up. Errrmmmmagawd, I LOVE IT! This is essentially why I ask these beautiful creatures out to my studio, try new products, test my skills, grow, evolve. Poor Lara is very used to my colourful language #whoisnt and seeing that crease in between my brow as I reach for the makeup remover… We get there in the end, and I think you’ll agree, this was a win.

What look would you like me to demonstrate next?

PRODUCTS:
SKIN
@biodermaaustralia Sensibo
@smashboxcosmetics Photofinish Primer
@meccacosmetica Lit from Within Illuminating Drops
@narsissist Sheer Glow Foundation
EYES
@maccosmeticsaustralia Pro Paint Pot
@meccamax Zoom Liner
@narsissist Laguna Matte Bronzer
@maccosmeticsaustralia Woodwinked Shadow
@modelrocklashes Individual Lashes
@toofaced BTS Mascara
BROWS
@anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Powder Duo in “Soft Brown”
@makeup_weapons Brow Balm
@stilacosmetics Stay all Day Brow Colour
CHEEKS
@meccamax Off Duty Stick
@meccacosmetica Hydra Cheek Tint & Illuminating Balm
@stilacosmetics Stay all Day Brow Colour for freckles
LIPS
@lanolips
@maccosmeticsaustralia Whirl
SET
@urbandecaycosmetics All Nighter Spray

Bree

This gorgeous girl popped in for a makeup lesson and photoshoot last month. Bree is an aspiring actress and wanted to learn how to do her makeup properly for auditions and was also requiring headshots for her StarNow profile. I absolutely LOVE this transformation, probably one of my favourite yet. Go get em Bree! And don’t forget to mention me in your Oscar speech x

I do have Gift Vouchers available if you are wanting to gift a lesson or photoshoot to someone special.

Bree’s eyes were prepped using @maccosmeticsaustralia Pro Paint Pot in “Layin Low” and created using the @smashboxcosmetics Matte Palette and @maccosmeticsaustralia eyeshadow in shade “Bronze Frost” . @erinbiggcosmetics gel liner on the upper lashline along with @modelrocklashes individual lashes. Brows filled using @anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Powder Duo in “Soft Brown” and tamed using @makeup_weapons Brow Balm. Velvety skin achieved by using the @smashboxcosmetics Photo Finish Primer, @meccacosmetica Lit from Within Illuminating Drops, @narsissist Sheer Glow Foundation, finished off with a dusting of @lauramercier Translucent Powder and @hourglasscosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder. Contour, @lauramercier blush and @meccacosmetica Enlightened Highlight on the cheeks. Set using @urbandecaycosmetics All Nighter Spray.

Lara

Happy Easter! I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter long weekend and indulging in all things chocolate. I’m currently sitting somewhere between epic sugar high and uncomfortable nausea. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Lara’s eyes were prepped using @maccosmeticsaustralia Pro Paint Pot in “Layin Low” and created using the @toofaced Sweet Peach Palette in colours “Peach Pit”, “Caramelised”, “Georgia”, “Lucious” and “Cobbler”. @erinbiggcosmetics Black Gel Liner on the upper lashline and lower waterline. Brows filled using @Anastasiabeverlyhills Brow Powder Duo in “Soft Brown” and tamed using @makeup_weapons Brow Balm. Velvety skin achieved by using the @smashboxcosmetics Photo Finish Primer, @meccacosmetica Lit from Within Illuminating Drops, @narsissist Sheer Glow Foundation, finished off with a dusting of @Lauramercier Translucent Powder and @hourglasscosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder. Contour, @lauramercier blush and @meccacosmetica Enlightened Highlight on the cheeks. @lanolips for a bare lip. Set using @urbandecaycosmetics All Nighter Spray

Chelsea & Scott

I often ask my clients how much makeup they wear on the regular. I’ve found that a “natural look” on a client that doesnt usually wear much makeup is completely different to a natural look on a client that regularly wears a full face of makeup.
So when Chelsea requested a natural look on her Bridal Trial, I casually asked the question “do you often wear much makeup?” I heard her Mum giggle from the kitchen before she proudly announced that Chelsea is a Glam Makeup Artist with a 42k following on Instagram. Now I’m not going to lie, I kinda started to get a little clammy. Nothing like sweating under pressure. Lucky for me, Chelsea is just the sweetest chick ever and doesnt seem to be bothered by a prufusely sweating MUA. Head over to @mzdior_xx and check out how crazy talented this chick is!

MUA: @nickyfletchermakeup
PHOTOGRAPHER: @weddingsbypete
HAIR: @livellehairstudio
FLOWERS: @freelanceflowers
DRESS: @sherrihill
TIARA: @darethcolburndesigns
VENUE: @bellingenvalleylodge

Bri & Cody

Sometimes the best made plans…. Bri and Cody had planned to marry in the beautiful coastal town of Wooli. Thanks to Covi D they changed their plans to a more intimate Wedding at Bri’s family property on the river in Woodburn. I don’t know what Plan A looked like, but Plan B was just stunning, a gorgeous ceremony on the riverbank of the Woodburn River.

MUA: @nickyfletchermakeup
PHOTOGRAPHER: @kaitlinmareephotography
HAIR: @revivehair.woodburn