Throwback Thursday

To that epic beach shoot with Matt Lee Photography and Sophie Waldron -Model – loved shooting this sooo much and definitely fell under the commercial makeup spell!! x

Beach makeup & shoot – something a little different!

Last month photographer Matt Lee, model Sophie Waldron and myself decided to make full use of the wonderful heat wave we were experiencing in the South of England and produce a beach styled shoot… hey, why not?!  Sophie is an avid surfer and swimmer so beach shoots are always her favourites to do, and Matt just loves to travel and explore hidden beaches so this was definitely a shoot were no one needed convincing to spend a day at the beach!

I never thought ‘commercial’ makeup was my thang, but to be honest I rather enjoyed myself on this one!  It was so interesting trying to design something that was a bit beachy, a bit surfy and yet something that was user friendly on the beach and in the intense heat.  I loved it! x

Photography Matt Lee Photography | Makeup by me | Model Sophie Waldron

Commercial and Editorial work…

If you’re looking for that missing piece to your project, then a professionally trained and experienced makeup artist maybe what you need to turn your creative thoughts into reality.  Ensuring the end result is something that you can be really proud of to see in print or online.

Whether the assignment calls for a ‘classic’ beauty look or perhaps a more avant-garde design, my role will be to interrupt your thoughts and come up with a practical approach that takes your project to the next level.  By committing to your vision I work hard through my designs to compliment, never overpower, the rest of the creative team thus ensuring a smooth transition that appears seamless on and off camera.

Take a look at my Editorial gallery and get in touch to discuss your makeup requirements.

Current clients include: Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine, Bride Magazine and Wedding Ideas Magazine.

“I just wanted to get in touch and thank you for the beautiful work for our front cover of 163!”
Lisa Birch, Account manager fashion – Wedding Ideas Magazine

“Hi Frances, I just wanted to drop you a quick message to tell you how amazing your makeup looks on our shoot at Somerley!! Stunning!! I am super proud to have you on our supplier list!”
Alex Dollin-Webster, Wedding Co-ordinator at Somerley Estate House

Photography by Ikonworks

Commercial and Editorial Work…

If you’re looking for that missing piece to your project, then a professionally trained and experienced makeup artist maybe what you need to turn your creative thoughts into reality.  Ensuring the end result is something that you can be really proud of to see in print or online.

Whether the assignment calls for a ‘classic’ beauty look or perhaps a more avant-garde design, my role will be to interrupt your thoughts and come up with a practical approach that takes your project to the next level.  By committing to your vision I work hard through my designs to complement, never overpower, the rest of the creative team thus ensuring a smooth transition that appears seamless on and off camera.

Take a look at my Editorial gallery and get in touch to discuss your makeup requirements.

Current clients include: Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine, Bride Magazine and Wedding Ideas Magazine.

“I just wanted to get in touch and thank you for the beautiful work for our front cover of 163!”
Lisa Birch, Account manager fashion – Wedding Ideas Magazine

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Photography by Ikonworks Photography

How I created that Gigi Hadid/Rosie Huntington-Whiteley inspired makeup for Sophie…

When Sophie asked me to help with her profile shoots she needed for her modelling agency – Bridge Models, she immediately showed me her modelling inspirations, Gigi and Rosie.  I’ve always loved their fast track, carefree makeup designs.  Which are always flawless, yet made breathable for the skin as they tend to change their look several times a day which can take it’s toll on the skin.  So taking these two gorgeous women as a guide, I then began to create Sophie’s headshot makeup design.

I felt it was appropriate to use Rosie for Autograph products considering this is Rosie’s brand.  I used shadows from the Deco Diamonds palette to create a light, yet slightly sultry eye – as with Sophie’s head shots they needed to clearly show all her features, and not hide anything behind layers of makeup.  I then lined the eyes and used very natural, fanned eyelashes – again not trying to hide her beauty.  Lightly lining the brows, and creating a flawless base were next.  Finishing with a combination of lipsticks from MAC – a special, secret blend I have created for Sophie x

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Sophie Waldron – Model and friend…

A couple of months ago Tasha from Ikonworks Photography and model Sophie Waldron asked if I would be up for helping them build Sophie’s modelling portfolio as she has now be signed to Bridge Models in London.  I was completely delighted they asked as Sophie is such a lovely person and a fab model, and Tasha is a super talented photographer – so I was very much up for it!  It also meant I got to work with my partner in crime Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire fame.

What resulted were these incredible sexy images of Sophie looking gorgeous as always.  Hint:  Do not stand next to Sophie in a queue in Costa Coffee, unless you want to feel like a bag lady!

Photography by Ikonworks Photography

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Commercial and Editorial work…

If you’re looking for that missing piece to your project, then a professionally trained and experienced makeup artist maybe what you need to turn your creative thoughts into reality.  Ensuring the end result is something that you can be really proud of to see in print or online.

Whether the assignment calls for a ‘classic’ beauty look or perhaps a more avant-garde design, my role will be to interrupt your thoughts and come up with a practical approach that takes your project to the next level.  By committing to your vision I work hard through my designs to complement, never overpower, the rest of the creative team thus ensuring a smooth transition that appears seamless on and off camera.

Take a look at my Editorial gallery and get in touch to discuss your makeup requirements.

Current clients include: Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine, Bride Magazine and Wedding Ideas Magazine.

“I just wanted to get in touch and thank you for the beautiful work for our front cover of 163!”
Lisa Birch, Account manager fashion – Wedding Ideas Magazine

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Photography by Ikonworks Photography

Front cover – Wedding Ideas Magazine Issue 163 (August)

I have been dying to share this news for about a month now…my first front cover with Wedding Ideas Magazine!!

When Tasha of Ikonworks Photography asked me to be a part of her ‘dream team’ for this front cover project I was so excited as I’m a huge fan and always return back to her work again and again for my own inspiration.  So getting the chance to work with her was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.  Tasha has a way of capturing light that when you view the images back just makes you feel happy – it’s an incredible talent.

Along with Tasha the dream team included: Joey of The Wild Fox Floristry (she is uber cool and her flowers are out of this world – truly)  Hannah of Hannah Elizabeth Bridal Boutique who provided those two stunning bridal gowns (which at the time were not on general sale, she’s very persuasive!) Michelle Crosser of Bridal Hair in Hampshire (personal friend who I love working with) Model Sophie Waldron (Yes she is that stunning all the time!) And all shot at Penton Park, a really unique wedding venue in Hampshire.

I LOVE THIS FRONT COVER!!! x

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