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31
Mar

Another Rosie hardy Workshop

Last week I had the joy of doing makeup on another of Rosie Hardys incredible workshops! We had such an awesome day, it was so much fun and one of those days your driving home and thinking, I LOVE MY JOB!

It was based at Morecambe bay which having done a shoot there before I knew it was sinking sand, this ended in lots of muddy sand everywhere. However this did not deter anyone and the whole shoot was a massive success for everyone. The beach looked absolutely stunning and Logan Gray the model and hero for the day did an amazing job at coping with cold and wet conditions and was generally just hilarious and made my day!

The main idea evolved around this awesome Mermaid tale which Rosie bought which you can actually swim in!

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Here are some backstage photos

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And some of the final edits

Photo by Cat Walsh
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Photo by Rebecca Photography Yu
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And finally this breathtaking photo from Rosie Hardy

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Always a pleasure to work with Rosie, Cant wait for next time 🙂

 

for more information on her workshops visit

http://www.rosiehardy.com/workshops

Sarah x

31
Mar

Makeup artistry for weddings in sheffield, chesterfield, derbyshire areas

Remember everyone that I am able to come out to your house or venue on the morning of your wedding for makeup artistry! 🙂

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01
Mar

A selection of winged out eyes

Its been a winged out eye kind of day!

 

How lucky am I working on all these beautiful faces 🙂

 

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01
Mar

Wedding makeup for Rosie Hardy workshop

Its always an absolute pleasure to work with Rosie Hardy. what an inspirational photographer she is!

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She regularly holds workshops for other photographers to enlighten them on her magical photography powers and this was the second workshop I was involved in.

Heres a photo from the last workshop!

Photography: Adam Bird
Model: Lois Lockett
Styling: Natasha Lyons
Makeup: Sarah Gray

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Although I am not very handy with a camera I find the workshops really interesting, Rosie has a fantastic ability to engage a group and inspire!

Here are some pictures from the wedding workshop

My makeup on beautiful Merika the Bride

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And the happy couple James and Merika who did a fabulous job of modelling for the day!

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And some of the Lovely photos from the professionals

Photo by Elysia Wallace

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Photo by Cat Walsh

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And last but certainly not least this beauty by Rosie Hardy

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For more information on Rosie’s workshops visit her website http://www.rosiehardy.com/workshops

Love Sarah x

26
Feb

Eyebrows, Step by Step

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Lots of women really struggle with their eyebrows, and I see plenty of confusing ones on peoples faces on a day to day basis.

I say to a lot of women that the last thing you want to happen when you draw on your brows is that all anyone see’s when they look at you is EYEBROWS.

They need to compliment the rest of your makeup and blend into the whole look. (Unless you’re Cara Delevingne).

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Eyebrows have become more and more fashionable in the last few years and it seems women of all different ages really want to experiment with this new trend.

Eyebrows do so much for your face, they give an instant face lift and enhance your whole makeup look. Once your start defining them you’ll wonder how you lived without them!

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Lets start with the basics, this picture shows you the points in which your eyebrows should start, arch and finish. Sometimes over plucking might mean that you have lost hair towards the front or ends of your brow but using different products you can draw this back in.

I am lucky/ unlucky that I am blessed with copious amounts of hair so have quite full eyebrows already but it doesn’t mean you cant create a nice full brow too its just knowing where to place the product.

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More natural light products like eye shadows tend to work best through the front of your brow and heavier products such as pencils or gel products work well to define the tail of the brow.

Here are the products I’ve used in my tutorial, these are products I use a lot on my customers.

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My Brow Tutorial

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1. My brow being normal and boring

2. Brush the brow hair up with the #204 brush, this makes it easier to run the products through the hairs.

3. With a #266 brush and your chosen eye shadow (I used coquette) work about a quarter of the way in from the front and gently start building up the product.

4. Don’t start right at the front to avoid that square look.

5. Then grab a small amount of Dipdown fluidline on the #266 brush and start by getting a nice straight edge along the bottom of the brow.

6. Then using the angle of the brush create a nice solid arch with the dipdown.

7. And gently use the fine point of the brush to draw the tail of the brow.

8. Finish of perfecting the shape of the brow with the remainder product.

9. Using the flat edge of the #242 brush and a small amount of Light boost highlighter neaten the under side of the brow so its nice and straight and then pat the product down onto the brow bone. This will make it pop out!

10. And… Voila, me being chuffed with my lovely defined brow.

Hints and tips:
-Don’t panick if your brows aren’t the perfect shape once you’ve coloured them in because you can perfect afterwards with concealer and highlighter!
-With Dipdown Fluidline it just takes practice and confidence, the product dries quickly so you have to work fast!
-Make sure all your brushes are nice and clean every time you do your brows!
-Avoid too much product at the front of your brow
-Always go at least one shade lighter then your natural hair colour, don’t be tempted to pick up the darkest brown eyeshadow on the stand, a lighter one will be more affective and look much nicer!
-Use the brushes to your advantage, if your doing the arch of the brow turn the brush the right way to help you glide the product, and when highlighting turn the brush to the flat side to get a crisp line.
– Don’t worry if your brows aren’t exactly the same size/shape, their sisters not twins.

I hope this blog has inspired you to maybe try something new or change bad brow habits and remember just contact me if you have any questions about makeup or you can always come visit me at the studio!

Thanks for reading

Love Sarah x

02
Dec

Had a very busy weekend making lots of people look beautiful!

Here are some photos of the lovely ladies from this weekend 🙂

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Looking forward to many more over the festive period!

Sarah x

02
Dec

Had a very busy weekend making lots of people look beautiful!

Here are some photos of the lovely ladies from this weekend 🙂

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Looking forward to many more over the festive period!

Sarah x

29
Nov

More pretty faces from The Makeup Studio

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Some of the lovely faces which i’ve had the pleasure of working on in the last week 🙂

Sarah x

29
Nov

Gifts cards for The Makeup Studio

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Stuck for an original Christmas gift idea?Why not buy a loved one a makeup application at The Makeup Studio from £20 – £40 for them to use in the new year! What girl doesn’t love makeup? Call 07554881646 to purchase or for more information 🙂

24
Nov

Talk at Finningley women’s institute

On Thursday I went over to Doncaster to do a presentation for the women’s institute in Finningley. I presented to about 20 women and did a demonstration on Jayne of a party look. A smokey eye with a bright pink lip! All of the women were lovely and very interested asking lots of questions! It was fantastic 🙂 Really looking forward to doing more group parties in the future.

Me and a friend fellow makeup artist friend Carrie are in the process of taking bookings for group parties over the festive season… here’s the poster!

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