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Peaches and Cream – Liverpool

22 May


I was literally in heaven on Saturday. Surrounded by some of my best friends/ eye lashes / Makeup and glitter ….. and Bucks Fizz ūüėČ

After taking up the current Makeup lesson offer at Peaches and Cream in Liverpool (£25 RRP £45!) I have been dying to go back and take my friends with me!

I couldn’t be more envious of the colourful and creatively designed Salon if I tried, ¬†their whole Marketing and branding is amazing. I did Marketing at Uni so I have always been drawn to their use of the ‘Peaches and Cream’ brand throughout their shop/ website/ makeup and own products – they have their own eyelashes and Pigment¬†eye shadow¬†pots!! ¬†Certainly not just Make up and hair here!!!

I’ll explain a bit more of how my Make up lesson went…

I booked in for a¬†Make up lesson to learn their signature Peaches look, called ‘Whipped Cream’, ¬†which involves browns smokey eyes and peach cheeks and lips.

The artist I had was Kate, who co-founded Peaches and Cream with Nicola, who specialises in hair ups! (You need to have a look at her¬†YouTube¬†videos as¬†they’re¬†a work of art!)

I was so excited to have Kate when I arrived,  I had already watched a video tutorial and read quite a few of her blog posts before and knew I liked the way she did make up on herself, which is always a good start.

As this was a Make up lesson not a total Make over… I was really trying to concentrate to¬†make sure I remembered each step of the process. I needn’t have worried as you get a step-by-step booklet included in the price (amazing) and gives great detail… with photographs!

Kate did one eye whilst I did the other, which I thought was a great idea; creative people tend to learn better from ‘doing’ rather than being shown (on the whole). She explained where to put each bit of Make up and which tool to use where and then I recreated it on the other side.

The bit I was really interested in was how their smokey eyes were so crisp and precise, I often have tried it on myself and can never leave the eye socket free of Make up as I need everything to look soft and blended. Different techniques work for different looks, this one I hadn’t quite mastered at that point!


It was really interesting to see how she started off with very light make up and put the dark on afterwards to accentuate. This obviously made is easier to still blend the edges whilst keeping the eye socket clear of dark eye-shadow!

I also really liked the fact that the eye-shadow was applied first and then the face wiped clean to apply the foundation. I always wondered how they got away with doing such glitter smokes without the client being covered like a disco ball!

I think why I¬†didn’t 100% like¬†my MAC make over (See previous post) ¬†is down to the fact that I felt the Make up was sat on my face rather than being blended into it; like my skin looked very painted. The¬†eye-shadow¬†sat on my eye lids instead of being blended in and the mascara¬†didn’t¬†cover my lashes enough.

I¬†didn’t¬†feel like this at all with the¬†make-up¬†look from my lesson. I really felt that the look was designed around¬†my eye shape and not a standard smokey eye put onto my eye… if that makes¬†sense. Kate worked with my almond eyes to create a lovely brown smokey eye which I¬†couldn’t¬†stop looking at… or taking photos of in case I forgot what it looked like haha


Too many?! oops haha In my defense I was trying to get the right angle!


It is obviously again down to personal preference, but I really liked it and it was a really nice treat to go to their amazing studio in I would¬†definitely¬†recommend a Make up lesson from their for a defined smokey eye ūüôā

Peaches and Cream Website below



I actually loved it so much I booked in with 9 of my friends to get #peached for a joint birthday!


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Foundation – Painting your face 3D

26 Oct

Hello peeps!

Sorry for the time taken over this post I really wanted to do some examples on myself but I haven’t had time!!! I will be doing another post on Halloween makeup and another on all of the¬†new foundations that I have recently bought so keep checking back!


One thing I am loving doing my Fashion and Photographic Makeup course was how to contour the face; this can help with so many peoples ¬†hang ups like “I haven’t got any cheekbones”, “I wish my face looked thinner” and “My nose is¬†wide” and so on!

All these issues can be helped by the way you apply your Makeup! This picture shows where you should be putting light and dark on your face – obviously it is the same for darker skin just always stick to one to two shades lighter and darker to your skin colour.

The photo below shows all the different colours that Kim Kardashians’ Makeup artist uses when applying her foundation – this is probably for a shoot but I doubt she uses a lot less than this day to day!

There are a few tips we can take from this application that we could use day to day!

Basic countouring tips…

1) Under your eyes should be a few shades lighter than the rest of your skin; ¬†This is mainly due to when we are tired or ill we get dark circles under our eyes; (this is of course not the case for many¬†of you – some peoples’ skin¬†are just darker around these areas than others). To improve¬†dark circles¬†using foundation you will need a lighter colour and usually a concealor as it is thicker than foundation to cover the darker areas!

2) If you feel like your cheekbones aren’t pronounced, get at least one if not two shades¬†darker¬†foundation and colour in underneath the actual cheek bone (find it by pressing in a line with your index finger –¬†and only use the darker foundation below that line! Think of it like you are shading something in 3D so where the light hits the face needs to be lighter and where shadows hit the face need to be darker.

3) The nose can be made slimmer by using the darker foundation down the edge of the nose on either side and a lighter if not a highligher line down the top of the nose РSee the pics of Serena Williams below!

4) BLEND – Blend the hell out of it – do not leave any stripes or your going to look super weird. A foundation brush is excellent for this, wipe away all of the excess foundation of the brush and use it dry to smooth the lines of colour.

The below pic of Serena Williams just shows how you can change the shape of your face, with a slimmer nose (if you want one!) All with the use of Makeup! 

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