BAFTA MAKEUP 2015

by Katy Bird


I was asked to do a regular client's makeup RIVA TAYLOR for the 2015 Gaming BAFTA AWARDS as she was the headline act and also presenting an award ( with no other than - Peter Arnold )  . In case you not familiar with David  -  he has written soundtracks for many bond films . 

 

Riva Taylor has been singing since she was a little girl  and as a young star  - Obviously had a very childlike image . It was time to sex her up Abit !  

The chosen dress was red  - it's ok to wear red on the red carpet now ! so it was either a red lip or a soft smokey eye .I decided on a smokey eye as didn't want to overkill the red. 

The makeup had to last through a hot live performance , red carpet , presenting an award and general partying . The evening started at 6 and finished very late . 

l used Armani  luminous silk foundation on Riva as its oil free , therefore it lasts well and photographs beautifully . ( no spf in this foundation hence photographing so well ) . 

I created a soft smokey eye, nothing too harsh and just a nudy pink glossy lip. Her nails were painted black and hair was by the fabulous Natalie Torres . - yes that's all Riva 's own hair !!  

 

 

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Live show opening performance .  

Live show opening performance .  

With David Arnold ..

With David Arnold ..

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To prime or not too prime ... That is the question .

by Katy Bird


 

 

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As a makeup artist I always highly recommend using a good primer before applying foundation.
There are so many to choose from, different textures, different colours to different names - I'm going to simplify it for you all so that you don't have to spend an entire shopping day looking for a primer!
 
Although primers are talked about a lot these days there are still people who don't see a reason for spending their hard earned cash on one "as you cannot see it under everything else".
Let me tell you how untrue that is; Primers are such an important part of your beauty routine I would go as far as to say there as important as the foundation for a perfect looking, long lasting base!
 
They deal with open pores, fine lines, crows feet, discolouration, pigmentation, hydration, shininess, uneven skin texture and stop foundation oxidising - (going patchy and darkening / going orange!) 
 
It gives your foundation something to sit on, so that the foundation won't soak into your pores and wrinkles, it will sit on top of a smooth even textured base therefore helps to prevent blackheads and breakouts.
 
Now let's go through types of foundation primers - you have oil free, hydrating, illuminating, correcting and smoothing just to name a few!
 
I will give you a reason for each;
 
Firstly always complete your skincare regime, apply your moisturiser and leave a few minutes for it to soak in.

DIFFERENT FACE PRIMER TYPES -  

 
 
 
Oil free - for oily/combination skin; can help to mattify shiny skin and smooth out combination 'patches' ..... to create an equally hydrated base which will keep foundation looking great all day, and keep dry/oily areas at bay.
 
One to buy for unpredictable skin types prone to breakouts.
I recommend NARS oil free primer and smash box photo finish oil free primer.
 
 
 
Hydrating  -for dry/dehydrated, mature and sensitive skin types.
It will help to keep skin supple and hydrated throughout the day, ward off dehydration (which can look like wrinkles) and protect the skin from outside environmental factors thus creating a beautiful canvas with a subtle healthy glow.
An SPF of at least 8 is very helpful too.
 
I recommend Makeup Forever and Laura Mercier, for a cheaper option Nivea Hydrating Primer / Revlon or Rimmel are also very good.
 
 
 
Illuminating - for dull, dry and lacklustre skin. Great for mature skin as long as there is no glitter or too much sparkle in it.
 
This primer is used to give radiance and glow back to skin that needs a little lift, we all have times a primer of this sort is useful, tiredness,illness and stress etc. It will give a lovely dewy sheen that will last all day through your foundation.
 
I recommend RMK creamy makeup base - it's beautiful! Or Laura Mercier, Nars, Mac or Armani to name a few .
 
 
 
Correcting - for discoloured skin types, dull skin, pigmentation, roasea and red/dark patches.
 
You can get all sorts of correcting primers, green ones for red skin, yellow for ruddiness, pink for luminosity purple for brightness and peach for pigmentation.
 
These all blend beautifully with your skin, so you won't end up leaving the house looking like the hulk!
 
I recommend the Smashbox range  or Makeup Forever as talked about below and the NYX range for a cheaper option.
 
 
 
Smoothing - for fine lines, crows feet, open pores and uneven texture.
Brilliant for anyone with a few wrinkles that need ironing out, poly filling open pores and smoothing your skin out to an even texture, this is a great quick fix before a party, leaves you looking fresh and flawless.
 
I recommend NARS smoothing primer and MUA do one that's about £3 and is actually pretty good.
 
 
So now you have the knowledge it shouldn't take too long to find your perfect primer.
 
Once you've worked out your skin type your good to go! 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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MAKEUP FOREVER PRIMERS  

MAKEUP FOREVER PRIMERS  

So now you have the knowledge it shouldn't take too long to find your perfect primer.
Once you've worked out your skin type your good to prime ! 

 

Makeup For Ever Step 1 Primers

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Makeup Forever primers are amazing, and have every possible skin type covered . Look at the makeup forever website for details on each primer Www.makeupforever.com ,  but as you can see they have a large range,  that are just fantastic . Worth the spend for sure .. The range - some colour correct , smooth, Illuminate ,  mattify etc 

The makeup forever range - 10 primers for every skin type possible . - 

The makeup forever range - 10 primers for every skin type possible . - 

THE RANGE - 
Number 1-Mattifying Primer

Number 2- Smoothing Primer

 Number 3- Hydrating Primer

 Number -4 nourishing Primer 

Number 5- Redness Correcting

Number 6- Radiant Primer- Pink

Number 7- Radiant Primer- Light Blue

  Number 8-Radiant Primer- Peach

Number 9- Radiant Primer- Yellow

Number 10- Radiant Primer- Caramel

 Each tube contains  30ml  of product and retail at £26.95 each.
 

 Purchase at www.gurumakeupemporium.com 

www.makeupforever.com 

www.smashbox.co.uk/primers  

www.maccosmetics.co.uk

 

 

 

 

Words by katy bird / katy smart Images courtesy of Google images . Website - www.katybird.co.uk Agency www.kbmm.agency

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weddings , weddings, weddings .....

by Katy Bird


Sorry guys  I have not been blogging !  No idea where 2015 is going . So here is a selection of my 2015 brides so far . A picture says a million words  so here you go ..Loved making up and spending the time with everyone of my brides .. Thank you ladies it's been fun xx

 

 

 

Rio xx

Rio xx

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She even looks fit in rollers !!  

She even looks fit in rollers !!  

Smokey eyes .... 

Smokey eyes .... 

The stunning Rio , hair by Bridal hair specialists Owner Natalie . 

All these pictures Of Rio are shot  by just Rebecca photography .  

Makeup by www.katybird.co.uk  

 

 

Katie Harper . Absolutely wonderful girl - I had done her makeup when she was a bridesmaid  Last year so no trail required . We just did it on the day ..    

Katie Harper . Absolutely wonderful girl - I had done her makeup when she was a bridesmaid  Last year so no trail required . We just did it on the day ..  

 

This is her best mate Felicity ,  we did last year for her English and indian wedding. Spot Katie looking ultra glam . Hair for both Katies and Fliss's weddings by Natalie of Bridal hair specialist .  

 

 

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Fliss xx

Fliss xx

Venue - alrewas Hayes  

Venue - alrewas Hayes  

Sophisticated and Classic  Bride - Sophie Morgan, pics by Lisa carpenter , hair by Helena sinclaire . 

Sophisticated and Classic  Bride - Sophie Morgan, pics by Lisa carpenter , hair by Helena sinclaire . 

Photographs by Lisa Carpenter , hair by Helena Sinclaire , makeup by www.katybird.co.uk  

Photographs by Lisa Carpenter , hair by Helena Sinclaire , makeup by www.katybird.co.uk  

Katybirdmakeupartist Birmingham  # katybirdmakeup # www.katybird.co.uk  

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Here is a selection of bride I have done recently , enjoy ! X

 

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Soru Jewellery Launch Photoshoot

by Katy Bird


www.sorujewellery.com , MAKEUP BY WWW.KATYBIRDMAKEUP.COM.

Foundation I used on this stunning model was Nars sheer glow . The shots were mostly unretouched as they did not need it. Highlighter by Becca cosmetics I applied constantly to her body and face to all the high points to give her that 'jo lo glow' .


Hair shots Anthony John salons -www.anthonyjohn-salons.co.uk

by Katy Bird


These shots were for the british Hairdresser awards. Beautiful shots by Richard Miles. The brief was 90's supermodels , a la Kate Moss- Calvin Klein.

 

Foundations I used on the shoot were-  y s l Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation , nars sheer glow and mac Face and body foundation.

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Makeup by katy bird birmingham   www.katybird.co.uk  

Makeup by katy bird birmingham  

www.katybird.co.uk