Information & Advice
As a teenager in the mid 1980s I started putting make up on myself as I wanted to look like David Bowie. I would then strut down the Kings Road, Chelsea, thinking I looked amazing. I met loads of like-minded fashionistas at London clubs and trendy parties, including models, designers and photographers. I soon realised how much make up could transform someone so I attended a make up course at the London College of Fashion to learn the basics. Luckily, I met the right type of people that gave me a foot in the door in an industry where I have been successful for more than 20 years.
My Clarisonic face and body cleansing brush and my Slendertone Face.
Yes, when I go on telly or need to hide a blemish, but not every day.
Make sure you use waterproof formulas and apply either a bright flash of colour to your lids using a liquid or pencil liner or apply a fun bright red, orange or pink lipstick.
My mantra is blend, blend, blend! It doesn't matter what make up you wear, but always blend it well.
It's uncomplicated, fortunately. I splash my face with water then squeeze a little Clarins creamy cleanser on the cleansing brush head and let it do all the work. Then I apply a face serum and finally a layer of night-time moisturiser over my face and neck.
There are a few! Lisa Snowdon, Claudia Winkleman, Carly Zucker, Nell McAndrew and Myleene Klass to name a few, but I also loved Jade Goody – I did her wedding make up.
Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgaire from their Private Collection
Choose textures and shades that compliment your skin tone and apply them in good, even daylight. But make sure you don't look too natural or it will look like you've not actually put any make up on.
Choose three shades that you feel match your skin tone and apply each in turn to your face and neck in daylight. The one that's invisible and seamless is the perfect one for you.
I'll continue to work with my celebrity clientele for red carpet events and glossy mags while working for Boots.com and ELLEUK.com shooting "how to" make up videos. I'll also be working on new products for my award-winning mineral make up range and helping as many charities as possible, such as the Lords and Lady Taverners, Help For Heroes, and the Eve Appeal. I'll also mentor young make up students in London who want to follow in my footsteps.
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