DIY Fairy Lashes

Like a lot of the DIY lashes I’ve made in the past, these are very simple to make. They require patience and a steady hand, but otherwise, they’re really simple to make. I made these out of dried tinted leaves, but with a bit of imagination, there are a million different looks you could make… Read More…

The Elements: Air

If you’ve seen Avatar: The Last Airbender – the animated series, not the film – then you might get excited and think that this series is based on it. I’m afraid it’s not, it’s just the old-fashioned air, water, fire and earth elements. It’s an other series that has been on my list for ages, and… Read More…

This Is Why You Clean Your Makeup Brushes

I have one very big pet peeve…ok, there might be more than one – especially when it comes to makeup – but I think it’s pretty fair to say that this is my biggest. Dirty brushes. I cannot stand it when I see dirty brushes. I’m not talking ‘just used’ type dirty, I’m talking using-the-same-dirty-brushes-on… Read More…

Bridal Makeup: Festival Inspired Makeup

I thought it would be a good idea to have a few ‘alternative’ bridal looks done before I more onto the heavier bridal looks, so today I’ll be going with a festival theme. Flowers, winged liner and a few nice details around the eyes, and yes, I gave into the rhinestones, I couldn’t help myself!… Read More…

Making a Poppable Blister

Yup, you read that title right. Today I’m going to be showing you how to create a poppable blister. Because you never know when you might need to put someone off their dinner, permanently. Oddly enough it’s one of those special effects things that I’ve been trying to figure out for ages – over a year now -and… Read More…

A Quick, Simple and Affordable Bridal Look

For the second look in my mini-bridal series, I thought I should try and do a quick, affordable and seriously simple look. Something anyone can re-create, especially if they just want something light and natural. Yes, the last one was also simple, but to be honest, most of these will be. It’s the kind of… Read More…

The Power of Makeup | Transformation Makeup

In my anti-sexy series I’ve been trying to show the more character-based, realistic side of makeup. Makeup that tells a story instead of just being about looking pretty or sexy. But there’s one look I haven’t done yet, which I’ve been dying to do, and that’s the two extremes of skin transformation makeup. It’s the… Read More…

Wraith Makeup

There are two pictures I’ve had on my desktop for the last two months which I’ve been meaning to combine into a look for ages. One is a look from Dustin Baylard and the other from Saeed Ramez. Originally I was going to do a separate look for each of them, but then I thought, why not… Read More…

10 Tips to Improve Your Special Effects Makeup Skills

It’s one of those questions I keep getting; “Do you have any tips for improving in special effects makeup”. Bear in mind that I’m still learning and have a long, long way to go before I get anywhere near Stan Winston levels of perfection, but these tips have helped me, and I think they’ll help… Read More…

Anti-Sexy Female Boxer

One week I do a bridal look, the next, I do a female boxer – post winning the fight – I do seem to love extremes. That being said, I didn’t want this look to be a my-face-is-now-pulp look. I like to look at the tutorials in this series as creating characters, my character won… Read More…