Look who is Guest writing for us?
Caroline James is a Make Up Artist who is talented enough to of worked with Celebrities such as Katie Melua, and most recently worked with the X Factor contestants on a photo shoot!
During my 15 years as a professional Makeup Artist, my work has taken me worldwide working with glamorous celebrities, hugely successful singers and musicians, popular TV shows and international live tours.
I have now moved to beautiful NorthWales where the new challenges and opportunities are just as exciting. I am privileged to be working with Artists such as Katie Melua, Paul McCartney,Charlotte Church, Jodie Kidd, Dannii Minogue, Amanda Redman, Rachel Stevens and Yoko Ono to name just a few.
I now want to bring my expertise to you offering private one–to-one makeup lessons giving you the confidence to try new ways of using the products you already have, but may not know how to get the best from. I will bring my experience to you by giving you the confidence to try new ways of using the products already in your make up bag, and giving you hints and tips.
So here are my tips to The ultimate Christmas Make Up!
This is the time to be bold and have some fun with Makeup now the party season is upon us.
Some useful tips to get you ready for the party:
Keep the foundation light and dewy and as fresh as possible, you don't want your skin looking dull! A tinted moisturizer or light reflecting foundation is perfect.
This is the time to perfect the seductive smoky eye as above - using greys, charcoals and lots of blending. Keep the colours on the eye lids lighter and darken the eye socket and the top and bottom lash line finishing with a black khol pencil around the lashes. Don't forget to finish the look with some killer lashes, there are so many to choose!
After the glamour shoot with the X Factor contestants recently I think everyone should try a red or wine colour lip to really stand out at the party! But keep the edges of the lip soft. You use your finger to gently smudge the edges for a more "worn" look.