Excuse the unimaginative title, but I have only just come back to life after a few months battling health and private issues, therefore my brain is very fuzzy. This is my first post for a while and hopefully, I will be bringing content to you on a much regular basis in the future…..
If, like me, you couldn’t give a toss about the latest Kylie Jenner lip kit, there are so many fantastic Instagram accounts out there that you need to stalk immediately.
Consider this makeup and beauty for grownups and prepare to lose hours of your life once I tell you who to look to for advice;
As talented as he is funny, Nick Barose’s Instagram feed is one of the best out there. The man responsible for making up the faces of Lupita Nyong’o and Rachel Weisz, he is not afraid to say what everyone else is thinking and offers fantastic advice and tips to his followers while providing a unique insight into the life of a makeup artist.
With an almost encyclopedic knowledge, makeup artist and journalist Sali Hughes is my go to for everything. She is unbiased, witty and intelligent while providing friendly and down to earth advice. Her book Pretty Honest is my beauty bible. This is a woman who you want to desperately be friends with and is a trusted authority on all things beauty.
If you miss the era of the supermodel, you will love following Mary. Responsible for the sexy and glamorous looks seen on some of the world’s most famous faces, she is a living legend. Mary serves as my inspiration for becoming a makeup artist and if I was ever offered the opportunity to assist for her, I would have no problems abandoning what I was doing immediately to be at her side.
A world without Alex, would be a very bland world indeed. Known for her experimental and often surreal beauty looks, the former Illamasqua creative director is one to look for if you are in need of inspiration. You will not see many wearable looks, but what you will get is a look at one of the most influential makeup artists of a generation and a look into what can only be described as creative genius.
Wayne is utterly unique as he is a well-known bridal and occasion makeup artist with a clientele of normal women. He hates Instagram trends as much as I do and offers fantastic advice, tips and tricks to women of any age. He is also a lovely guy.
If TV and film are more your cup of tea, then you can do no harm by taking yourself over to see the latest projects on Morag’s feed. To date she has won three BAFTA awards – for “Orlando” with Tilda Swinton, “The Aviator” with Cate Blanchett, and a BAFTA Craft Award in 2008. She has worked as a Make Up Artist specialising in beauty on many international movies such as “Fools of Fortune” with Julie Christie, “Edward II” with Tilda Swinton, “Lost in Translation” with Scarlett Johanson, and Cate Blanchett in “Charlotte Gray”, “Bandits”, “Elizabeth the Golden Age” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”. She is truly inspirational and comes across as a thoughtful and reflective artist.
And of course, me!
Who else should I follow? Let me know and leave your comments below.
Love Erin xxx