A Guide to Buying Makeup Brushes

There are tons of makeup brushes: big ones, small ones, weird shaped ones, expensive ones, cheap ones, long ones, short ones, ones made from animal hair and ones made from synthetics. Here’s our guide to what to think about when buying makeup brushes. What to Consider When Buying Brushes There are four main things to consider Read More …

Makeup Kit Favourites: Cleaning and Hygiene

Working hygienically and keeping your kit clean is essential when working in makeup to prevent cross-contamination. Here are our favourite products we use to clean brushes, keep our makeup sanitised and tools disinfected, and ensure makeup hygiene standards are high. Cinema Secrets: Brush Cleaner This is the best brush cleaner we have ever used. A Read More …

Makeup Kit Favourites: Foundation

We’ve picked a few favourites from the huge bewildering plethora of foundations on the market. As makeup artists, we have to have a range of products in our kit so we can cover (literally!) every skin type, tone and people’s requirements (like allergies, being vegan etc.). We always end up using certain things more than Read More …

A Guide to Mineral Makeup

In mid-1970s San Francisco, a modest little cosmetic revolution was born. It was called “mineral makeup”. Fast forward a few decades and mineral makeup has burst onto the cosmetics market – the latest addition to an emerging beauty culture seemingly dedicated to healthier living. Everyone is getting in on the trend. Brands who had quietly Read More …

A Guide to Foundation

Makeup foundations come in a huge variety of colours, formulations, finishes and coverage. Many also provide “extra benefits” such as moisturising ingredients, oil control, line diminishing properties or a SPF factor. It is quite bewildering! Here’s our look at the basics of foundation (and… it’s a long post, we just wanted to cover everything as Read More …

The Art of Colour – Colour Theory for Makeup Artists

Colour theory is one of the principal foundations of everything that the makeup artist does. Successfully recognising and matching a client’s skin tone and underlying tones, good corrective and camouflage makeup, enhancing or complementing natural colouring, blending in prosthetic pieces and creating realistic casualty effects – it all relies on colour as much as technique. Read More …