Monday, 12 March 2012

Spring Trend....

Splash of Spring - 

These Caviar Stick Eye Colours are awesome, easy and effective. Try it in Golden, layer it up with a Cream Eye Detail Brush, wipe on some Bare Pink Lip Glace, which is a beautiful subtle pink that really complements the golden tones in the eye colour.

Metallic glamour in a very sophisticated way - Laura Mercier

Love Le Riche x

Clean Clean Clean!

As a Make up Artist it's so important to keep on top of hygiene. As we use our kits everyday we do clean them as we use them but it's also important to have a clean of things that we may forget about. 

Milton do a great selection of cleaning items perfect for these types of things.

I often encounter clients being embarrassed about the state of their personal make up bags. These are small bags ladies, it's not a big job to clean it or to keep it clean. You'll enjoy doing you make up much more if the products are clean!

How can you expect to have fabulous skin when your tools are harbouring germs and bacteria? 
  1. Empty your bag and remove the loose pencil shavings you’re ‘storing’ at the bottom, put the bag through the washing machine or use an antibacterial surface wipe to clean the inside and out.
  2. Wash make-up brushes in detergent and then rinse before placing in sterilising fluid to kill lingering germs that are living within the bristles.
  3. Hairbrushes and combs can also be soaked in a solution of Milton to make them more hygienic. 
  4. Sharpen your pencils (over the bin), wipe round lipstick bullets, round eye shadow pans and all the packaging. Don't forget your hands are not always clean when you go in and out of your make up bag. 
  5. If items are old BIN THEM! - (previous blog post on expiry dates)

  • Mobile phones can gather more germs than a toilet. Wipe the outer casing with an antibacterial surface wipe, then use a cotton wool bud to clean away any dirt from tiny crevices and around the buttons. Finally wipe away any remaining residue with a piece of kitchen roll!

  • We use our toothbrush's to remove germs from our mouths every day, so it also needs a little clean itself, especially if you travel with it. Freshen yours every week by dipping it into diluted sterilising solution for a few minutes and don’t forget to replace it at least every three months.

  • I clean my glasses, properly, once a day. By properly I mean wash them not wipe them  with a dry tissue. Germs and bacteria breed on specs due to makeup residue, a buildup of oil and flakes of dry skin. Using an alcohol wipe like Milton Antibacterial Surface Wipes will reduce bacteria.

  • People don't clean their headphones, but they really should. Just use an antibacterial wipe to gently clean the ear bud of your headphones, the wires and also your player. 

  • Apparently we also often don’t think about where we put our handbags down, so one moment it could be on a public toilet floor, and the next on the kitchen table. If you have a washable bag, I would recommend washing it regularly to avoid the spread of any unwanted germs, or again use antibacterial surface wipes on the outside.

100ml £2.19
30 wipes £2.29
500ml £2.13
1 box of 28 Tabs £2.29

Get cleaning people - Milton

Love Le Riche x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

John Richmond for Milan Fashion Week....

Woooo I went to Milan with the Gallimore, for the John Richmond AW 2012 show!

This was the venue, yes it's a castle then a huge tent!

These had to have a photo too, massive x

MAC Products Used-

  • Face and Body Foundation
  • Mineralise Concealer
  • Gel liner in Black Track
  • Strobe
  • Lip Pencil in Vino
  • Lipstick Ruby Woo


The Collection
John Richmond AW 2012

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Kinder Aggugini for London Fashion Week...

Once again, I had the great pleasure of working on Sharon Dowsett's make up team for Kinder Aggugini A/W 2012 show. I loved this make up - Layers of rose gold glitter lips! 

Inspiration - 

The kind of girls who run old galleries, very youth. Grandma's old handbag.

We used Maybelline New York Cosmetics, as we do on all Sharon's shows. 

Maybelline Products Used-

  • New BB Cream (out in April)
  • Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Pen
  • Colour Sensational Luscious Lip Gloss in Clear
  • Illegal Lengths Mascara in Black
  • Colour Sensational Lipstick in Beige Rose

Hair was by Malcolm Edwards for L'Oreal Professionnel.

Inspiration -
Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie on acid.

L'Oreal products-
  •  L'Oreal Professionnel Fix Design 
  • Constructor
  • Liss Control+

The Collection
Kinder Aggugini A/W 2012

Love Le Riche x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Kristian Aadnevik for London Fashion Week......

This season I worked on the A/W 2012 Kristian Aadnevik show with repeat lead Make up Artist Kristina Theodoris. I was part of the audience last year for this show so it was great to be on the make up team this season.
I loved this collection, the furs were so amazing!

(all images by Mael)

Inspiration - 
This season I was inspired by Norwegian nature and the collection has an animalistic quality; wolves, goat hair, fur and feathers- I’m moving away from the rock n roll girl, but she is still edgy and raw - Kristian Aadnevik

Hair was by Maria Kovacs and the TIGI Creative Team.

Inspiration - Sleek high maintenance hair!

TIGI Products Used - 
  • Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Root Boost
  • Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray


    The Collection 
    Kristian Aadneck A/W 2012

     Love Le Riche x

    PPQ for London Fashion Week..

    This season I worked on the A/W 2012 PPQ show with lovely lead Make up Artist Katie Jane Hughes.
    The girls were great, the collection wonderful, beautiful hair and gorgeous make up!

    Inspiration - 
    Overall the look was cinematic with luxe textures for a Hollywood Glamour feel, but the look needed to remain young and fun.  I added the heart notes in the nails and make-up to represent the personality and individuality of the PPQ girl.  It was a subtle detail, but PPQ isn’t about in-your-face fashion – it’s about a cool confidence with a quirky edge. - Katie Jane Hughes

    We used FashionistA cosmetics to create the look, which is a drugstore brand which was surprisingly great actually. 

    FashionistA Products Used

    • Secret Mattifying Primer
    • Ready to Wear Concealer
    • Pressed Powder
    • Powder Blush in Butterscotch
    • Gel Liner in Dress Down Cool - for brows
    • Mascara in Brown/Black - for brows and lash root
    • Double Take Lipsticks in Red Carpet and Coral
    • Gel Liner in Black - for the hearts

    Hair was by Nick Irwin and the TIGI Creative Team.

    Inspiration - 
    Bram Stoker's Dracula and a splash of 50's glamour on a modern girl. Beautiful big soft curls with great matt texture.

    TIGI Products Used - 
    • Catwalk by TIGI Curlesque Light Mousse
    • Catwalk by TIGI Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray
    • Catwalk by TIGI Sessions Series Dry Shampoo


    The Collection 
    PPQ A/W 2012 

     Love Le Riche x