Author Archives: helenq

Setiquette DOs and DONTs part 2

This one is so basic, yet everyone gets it wrong at some point.  If you do get it wrong, make sure it’s not a crucial moment because you won’t live it down easily.  It’s really simple, when the AD calls … Continue reading

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Setiquette Dos and DON’Ts part 1

I’ve had quite a few students come along with me on film shoots over the years.  I’ve also been on many film sets for work experience myself, both in make up and art depts.  I don’t claim to be any … Continue reading

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Archibald McIndoe

I’ve decided to create a new category on here, of people who inspire me as a make up artist.  When I decided to begin training as a make up artist, I was slightly concerned that it would be seen as … Continue reading

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Cholombianos of Monterrey

I think it was whilst training as a barber that I first became aware of the Cholombianos of Monterrey, Mexico.  Like most youth sub-cultures, the Cholombianos are heavily influenced by music.  In this case, specifically Colombian music, called cumbia or vallenato which has a … Continue reading

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Beneath The Waters Of Llyn Coch

Beneath The Waters Of Llyn Coch is a fantasy story based on an old Welsh myth of The Fairy-Bride.  It was filmed as part of a new series, Legends Of Old which will retell traditional myths and legends from around … Continue reading

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Kosovar Bride

I’ve found quite a few pictures online of these beautiful Kosovar brides, yet there’s surprisingly little information available as to how and why the tradition started, what products they use and the specific designs used.  For this reason, it’s hard … Continue reading

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Illamasqua Liquid Metal Palette

In January I went a bit overboard in the Illamasqua sale.  It’s hard not to really, their sales are always pretty generous and there’s some real gems to be found.  One of the things I was most excited about was a … Continue reading

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James Read Bronzing Products

My complexion is very much ‘English Rose’.  At least, that’s how I like to think of it, it sounds better than ‘pale and pastey’.  I humbly admit that, yes I did, twice in my life, visit the sunbeds, but that’s … Continue reading

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A Day At Wella

Earlier this year I travelled to Manchester to spend a day at the Wella studios, taking in a colour master class with Laura and Dan.  I’ve been a fan of Wella shampoos and conditioners for a long time – the … Continue reading

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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Protect

It’s only really in the last couple of years that I’ve become really aware of the benefits of a good primer.  To date my primer-of-choice has always been Smashbox Photo Finish, but now it has a rival for my affections … Continue reading

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