In a word – yes! It’s a good idea to take out an insurance policy. A career in makeup can be very rewarding and, most of the time, nothing will… Read More »Do Makeup Artists Need Insurance Cover?
Makeup in the 1920s was coming of age and a new generation of women was discovering it. At this time, makeup products and colours were very limited. Most cosmetics on… Read More »Vintage 1920s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
Here we have a collection of vintage makeup colour charts and brochure excerpts from the 1950s. They give us an insight into the popular colours provided by mainstream cosmetic brands. Application… Read More »Vintage 1950s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
A skin compatibility test is essential when using some types of special effects makeup or any hair colouring products.
A look at how to choose the right type of makeup foundation for your skin type and tone. We also look at the different coverage and finishes available.
Here we look at how a hair lace wig is handmade from scratch, from the consultation through to the finished item.
A collection of vintage makeup colour charts and application guides from the 1930s. As can be seen, makeup colours were limited during this decade. Even so, products were often co-ordinated… Read More »Vintage 1930s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1930s, showing the colours, products and beauty ideal of the era.
A selection of photographs taken during the 1940s showing everyday British women. We get a glimpse of the hairstyles, hats and clothes worn during this era.
A collection of authentic makeup colour charts from the 1940s. There are also some excerpts from brochures, These were produced by the cosmetic brands to guide women with their makeup… Read More »Vintage 1940s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
It’s not a very sexy title, we know, but proper labelling on cosmetics is so important. It tells the consumer a variety of things, including what the product is, what… Read More »EU Labelling Requirements for Cosmetics
A look at how cosmetics are defined across the world, including the laws and regulations that different countries have.
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1950s showing the popular colours, trends and styles of the decade. We also take a look at TV commercials.
Vintage makeup colour charts from the 1960s showing the popular shades of the era. The cosmetic brands also made makeup application guides and tips on the latest trends. These were included… Read More »Vintage 1960s Makeup Colour Charts & Brochures
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1940s, giving an insight into the fashionable makeup colours of the decade and how the hair was styled.
A makeup primer is a lightweight product that helps makeup last longer. Our post focuses on what a primer does and how to use it.
Freelancers in film and TV often make bookings over the phone or via the internet. To protect yourself from potential problems, it is highly advisable to put all verbal, email… Read More »Confirmation of Booking Letter for Makeup Artists
A guide to finding information on the current pay rates for makeup artists. Many countries have a union, guild or trade association that represents people working in the film and… Read More »Pay Rates & Working Conditions for Makeup Artists
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1920s, showing how advertising was used to sell cosmetics in the Jazz Age.
Here’s our guide to colour charts for hairdressing. Hair tint products have a code and description to give us an idea of how dark it is and what tones are in… Read More »International Colour Charts for Hairdressing
Using an eyelash curler is easy once you know how. Here’s how to get lift and curl in your eyelashes without drawing blood or cursing!
When you want to create an authentic period hairstyle or makeup for film or television, there are things to consider to ensure you get the designs right. These things will… Read More »Things to Think About When Creating Period Hair & Makeup
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1970s, giving you an idea of the popular colours, trends and styles throughout the decade.
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1960s, giving an insight into the popular colours, styles and looks that were fashionable in the decade.