Our turn in front of the camera

We wanted some pictures of ourselves for our website so last week it was our turn for the photo treatment. We went back to Julia Boggio’s studio where Kaz Fernando got to work on us! It’s such a luxury to sit down for a couple of hours and have someone else do your hair make up – we both agreed it would be marvellous to have that every day!

It’s also a great opportunity to pick up some beauty tips and get the low down on the professionals’ favourite products – we made lots of notes…

One tip which we were really impressed with was ‘flat lining’;  it involves using a flat eyeliner brush (Mac 212 was Kaz’s choice) and a gel or liquid eyeliner (Laura Mercier does an excellent powder eyeliner that you mix with water to get the right consistency) and you push the eyeliner in between your upper eyelashes. It really brings out your eyes, makes your eyeliner look more intense and your lashes denser. It’s also ideal if you’re rushing out with no time to do a full makeup as it’s a really quick way to emphasise your eyes.

Another tip courtesy of Kaz is to put mascara on the ends of your lashes first to lengthen them, and then build up the density from the roots.

Kaz uses a lot of Mac and Benefit products; some of the ones she swears by and we really liked are:

  • Benefit ‘Stay don’t stray’ which is great as a base for eye shadow, it really anchors it so it stays put all day, and you can also use it under concealer to help that stay in place too
  • Benefit ‘Pore Fessional’ conceals pores and smoothes appearance of fine lines
  • Mac Taupe eye shadow for contouring socket lines
  • Benefit blusher in Sugarbomb
  • Laura Mercier lip liner in Beige; good for camouflaging your natural lip line so you can create a fuller lipped look

 Of course we had to be photographed in our signature red lipstick and Kaz had done her homework, finding the perfect shade – Mac ‘Cockney’ – to match the red we use in our logo.

 So we were painted and primped  and weighted down with lashings of  lashes (we just love false eyelashes, the quickest and easiest way to glam up for the evening – just add a strip of falsies, or even a few individual lashed is you’ve a steady hand). Then it was our turn in front of the camera both wearing our Peacock dress, Marilyn in the rich green and Jane in blue.

 We have to take our hats off to professional models, holding a pose, and a smile for any length of time is really hard work – and cramp inducing too! We had such fun though, and we got some great shots.

So now it’s all about putting the finishing touches to the website ready for our launch early next year. We can’t wait, we are beyond excited.

Have a very glamorous Christmas X

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