The Weekend Wander #6 Hair and Makeup

Make up

Apologies for the lateness of this post.  It was all written and ready to go and then the server for my website went down and was out of action for hours! By the time most people read it, it’s likely to be Sunday, making it more of a Sunday stroll, rather than a weekend wander.

Wherever you are up to in your weekend, this edition of The Weekend Wander is all about hair and make up.  Now if like me you are a little vain, then make up likely plays a fairly significant part in your life.   I’ve written before about my relationship with make up, and its around this time of year when thoughts turn to spring, my thoughts also turn to my make up bag.  I not terribly skilled at applying make up but I do love wearing it which is why the first thing I wanted to bring these people who really are very skilled.

Lisa Eldridge is a very well known and very talented make up artist.  She has also produced lots of videos to help those of us who don’t have our own make up artist and are not very skilled in the art of application.  I really recommend her videos.  They are unpretentious, helpful and most importantly she makes achieving a professional look doable.  I particularly like some of the ‘every day’ look tutorials.

Charlotte Tilbury is another well known make up artist who has made up some of the worlds most famous faces. She also has her own line of her make up.  If you have been in any well known department store recently you may have come across her products.  In fact it would be hard not to.  Shiny Counters, lots lights and mirrors and flat lays of make up and the looks.  This week with purse full of vouchers I had been given last year, I was persuaded away from my usual Bobbi Brown purchases and bought some Charlotte Tilbury products.  The staff were helpful and unthreatening, showing me which foundation would be best for my tired winter skin, and I came away with glossy lips and a pearlescent glow.

Sam Mcknight 

Hair by Sam McKnight is a major exhibition celebrating hair stylist Sam McKnight’s remarkable 40-year career from the late 1970s to the current day is on at Somerset House until 12th March so there is very little time left to catch it.  If you are in London this weekend you might want to pop along to it. (I’m planning to) Somerset house is a gorgeous venue, and the images I have see on the website look fabulous.

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