Sometimes it can be hard to articulate what you want when you get your makeup done because you aren’t familiar with the terminology or trends. So we’ve put together a few of our most requested looks by us and described them so you know exactly what to ask for. I have tried to include 2 examples for every look as I want you to see that a similar look on two people can look totally different to one another. All … Read more

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We all want to look perfect for our wedding day and that is why you book us to do your wedding hair and makeup. But there are probably many things you haven’t even considered regarding how to achieve your perfect hairstyle. Don’t worry though because we have covered everything you need to know so read on to get the hairstyle of your dreams!   Choose hair inspiration photos that have a similar colour to your own: When planning your hairstyle … Read more

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bouquet and bride with bright lip and hair in a high bun

Some bohemian bridal inspiration for you all, our shoot was published in Vintage Bride Mag Blog. Late in the afternoon on a beautifully sunny Autumn day in Sydney, we ventured to the stunning Centennial Parklands to photograph our glowing bohemian bride.  With her earthy toned eye makeup, this seasons must have a berry lip and textured, whispy hair done by Gemma (www.gemmanichols.com.au), our beautiful model Daria transformed in to the glowing bohemian bride of our dreams. Wearing intricately beaded and … Read more

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For this before and after I wanted to show that some small and subtle changes is all you need to enhance your best features, there is no need to go really dramatic to look striking. I just adore my sister Xen’s eyes so I used some purple and warm terracotta tones to really enhance them. She doesn’t like dark eyes so I did a soft smokey look so she would be comfortable. She has a six month old baby (my … Read more

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So in case you haven’t heard contouring is out and strobing is in. As a makeup artist I am overjoyed because there is nothing I hate more than seeing people walk down the street with a thick, muddy stripe down their face. Yes it works with a strong filter on Instagram or for the Kardashians but let’s not forget they  have an expert to sculpt them every day. They also have professional lighting crews to soften the severity of the … Read more

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  Today I want to post a natural makeup look. Instagram and Pinterest have created a demand for more dramatic makeup looks that are strong and more noticeable in photographs and sometimes I think we forget that less can be more when it comes to makeup. I want to shift away from the dramatic Instagram trend because when applied properly natural makeup can be just as powerful as dramatic makeup but it doesn’t overpower a persons beauty as much.   Product … Read more

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Bright lipsticks are the best! They have maximum impact with minimal effort. Unlike a smokey eye look that can take a whole hour to perfect a bold lip literally takes seconds to achieve. That’s why a bold lip is my go to look, I’m time poor so I love a quick and easy lip and it looks so fresh and flattering, perfect for summer! There are thousands upon thousands of lipstick shades out there and being both a makeup artist and a … Read more

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So I was lucky enough to travel to Nusa Dua, Bali earlier this year for Nicole and Dean’s destination wedding. It was such a beautiful wedding and I was honoured to be there. They are such a down to earth, fun loving couple with a real sense of adventure so I am sure you will enjoy reading about their day and pouring over the stunning photos captured by the talented Kate Green. Being there brought back some wonderful memories for … Read more

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My darling little sister came to stay on Friday night so of course I just had to make her up. I wanted to share the look with you all as it is a classic makeup that flatters pretty much everyone. Here is how I created the look, give it a go and let me know how you go. Product breakdown: Primer – Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow – to create a light reflective, dewy base (pick a primer that suits your … Read more

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When it comes to hair, texture is in! Forget polished buns or the Hollywood retro glam waves. Hairstyles are morphing into more relaxed and textured versions of the previously popular styles. The key word is effortless. Yes it takes an hour to create the hairstyle but to quote Beyonce, you are meant to look like “I just woke up like this.” All hairstyles featured are by Gemma Nichols Makeup Artistry and the images are subject to copyright. Textured ponytail. Previously … Read more

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