Its been ages since I updated my blog and let you all know what I've been up to. Work has been so incredibly busy (and amazing) lately that the updates have been slipping my mind. But not to worry, here is my last month in a nut shell.
The most exciting things that have been happening have been as a result of being selected to be a part of the Global Hair and Makeup Team who travelled to Cannes to be a part of the Cannes Film Festival and then over to Monaco for the Grand Prix. As a part of the team I was lucky enough to be behind the scenes at the Film Festival working with Celebrities and models on some pretty amazing fashion and red carpet events that supported the festival. I was in full Celeb spotting mode the whole time and met some pretty incredible people along the way.
In Monaco we worked at the Amber Lounge. This is the offical Formula One charity fashion show and following parties and after parties. It was amazing to work at this event with designer, Osman (who dresses Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and countless other amazing individuals) at the Le Meridian in Monte Carlo. The view alone is stunning and to be right there in the hustle and bustle is a wonderful feeling.
So Lets Talk Makeup!
The backstage looks were in two distinct categories. Glamour styles and clean 'no makeup' looks. My personal favourite is the cleaner, natural side of makeup. For me I love a good challenge. Its quite hard to make skin that is imperfect look perfect and also look like there is no makeup on the skin. Its all smoke and mirrors.
The glamour looks were classic and beautiful with red lips, perfect winged eyeliner and of course a good lash (We used Baiela Lashes on this trip!). Our first show was down on the beach in Cannes - Not a bad office for the day! - red carpet was being installed as we arrived. After heading backstage and getting set up it was time for the models to arrive. The look was a modern twist on the classic Marilyn Monroe Lip and Eye Liner. We used OCC Liquid Lipsticks for the classic red and kept the skin nice and fresh with lots of moist textures so their skin was glowing and soft.
At the fashion shows it was a different story! Skin was bare, contouring wasn't seen and the focus wasn't on the model, it was all about the clothing. And Oh my goodness, the clothing was amazing! From hand beaded flowing luxury gowns to resort wear, it was beautiful.
Take a look at the gallery below to see what I've been up to!