Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Beautiful You visits The Glam Show

Beautiful You visits The Glam Show

We attended The Glam Show in Earls Court, London at the weekend, in association with Nicky Hambleton - Jones, from Television's 'Ten Years Younger'.
The show offered the latest trends on the catwalk, the newest brands showing us their wares, and a chance to talk with like minded people.
We spoke to Nicky Hambleton - Jones about the bridal collection that was showcased - Stace is getting married next year so this was of particular interest to us! Nicky commented on how beautiful the collection was and that her very own wedding dress came from the collection.

One of the highlights of the day was the talk given by Eryca Freemantle, make-up artist to the stars.
She discussed the importance of blending make up, how we should all be cleansing, toning and most importantly moisturising to provide a good base for our make up. She described our skin as a "bank", the more you put in the more you will get out. She also recommended a staple of hers, the Astral cream (RRP £3.99) from Boots.

The emphasis was really on make up being fun and self expression and how we should trial new things. Eryca recommended not using pencils, and to use brushes to enhance eyebrows and eyes. To save us all money she let us into an industry top tip; use blusher as eye shadow and vice versa – they are the same thing! She also told us to never apply make up straight to the face, build it up directly so once putting the powder on your brush, you should then tap some of it away on the back of your hand. Your foundation brush can also be used to wipe away the excess.

The Q & A session produced some thought provoking questions:
  1. What do you recommend putting under your eye shadow to ensure longevity?
    - Concealer or foundation
  2. Primer to use or not to use?
    - Although there was life before primer, they do work, and keep make up in place.
  3. Red lipstick, what are the rules?
    - Know your undertones and you will get the shade of red correct.

Eryca finished with two further thoughts, foundation is her product of choice and is what makes her feel beautiful. And her lasting thought that echoed through her talk ‘because you’re worth it.’ Yes we know that’s from a famous advert, but makes so much sense!

Eryca Freemantle is really someone to watch, and with her new range of make up out soon, we really can’t wait!

Stay Beautiful!

Stace & Mags x

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