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lessons

I have been super busy of late running private makeup lessons and recently had some lovely feedback from Penelope who received a voucher from her partner for Christmas: "It was really wonderful and helpful. I learnt heaps and have already annoyed my partner rambling about my discoveries while he is at work. I would definitely do it again when Iā€™m ready to learn more or as a refresher. Hopefully practising will help me remember but that sheet and your notes definitely help my recollection of the helpful hints and rationale behind what was recommended. Super excited, happy and thankful šŸ˜"

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Voldemort spfx

When your client rings and says he's off to a Harry Potter party....as Voldemort! This was a lot of fun! I used a bald cap and made latex prosthetic pieces to cover the brows. Plenty of undertones and shadow to create a gaunt look. In the movie they used CGI for Voldemort's nose and I wanted Malcolm to be able and eat and drink comfortably so went with colour effects only on the nose to create the illusion of width along the bridge. A bit of tooth painting really finished the look off well. I got the giggles when we were chatting and Malcolm was smiling normally for the photos. I'm always up for getting creative!

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Tribal wedding

These guys were an absolute blast! I was quite suprised when i asked the bridesmaids what kind of makeup they were after and they told me 'tribal'. We had smokey gold/brown eyes, high contour, white dots and stripes in varying places and a deep berry lip with a glitter gold accent! So much fun. When the Bride sent the photos through, I was so glad to see their originality and fun nature shine through. Congratulations again Mel!

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lessons

A lovely email from my clients Debra and Karen in regards to a recent double personal makeup lesson: "We thoroughly enjoyed the lesson yesterday, so much so, we were out until late last night showing off our new faces šŸ˜ƒ We weren't overwhelmed as you put us at ease. Given our age, we were concerned we would be asking silly questions and embarrassed about our ignorance. We were so keen afterwards that we headed to the square and bought the lip liner and eyebrow mascara. Thank you, it was lovely meeting and hopefully we'll meet up again šŸ˜Š Enjoy your weekend Debra and Karen "

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A wedding on a Monday..!

I have put a few pictures up of a recent wedding I did on a Monday. Lucy has been a long standing client of mine and usually likes to have a minimal look. For her wedding, she still wanted to look natural but opted for false lashes and just picked up the rest up the makeup to suit her wedding theme and give her a glow. The photos are absolutely beautiful !!

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In action...

A great preview picture sent through from my bride on the weekend. :)

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Day of the Dead

Another cool makeup job- Day of the dead. My client was off to a dress up party and requested black and white only with no shadowing. "Hi Emma. Thanks again for doing my makeup. Everybody loved it and couldn't believe how good it turned out"- Mason, client.

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A beautiful wedding

Congratulations to Alicea on her wedding in November. I had a great time doing the bridal party's makeup as well as the beautiful bride. Can't wait to see more pictures!

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Before and After

A fun 'before and after' comparison from today. My client was off to a wedding and was wearing mostly black.

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spooky fun!

I've been doing some fun special effects makeup lately. I love these jobs as they challenge my creativity and skills. Plus, they're a tad different to say....a Bridal makeup! ha! Always up for a variety of makeup looks and still loving loving it!

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oh the horror!!!

some great fun of late doing some crazy makeups!

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Day of the Dead

A bit of something different- Day of the Dead looks for a 30th Birthday celebration. I had a fantastic time creating these looks. Great to see everyone really getting in to theme and embracing the looks.

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Mature makeup

I love mature makeups! Less really is more with just a little bit of something here and there- what a difference it makes!

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Party season!

It's that time of the year again! Having a great time meeting new people for birthdays, formal, graduation ceremonies and special celebrations.

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meeting new people

had an absolute blast meeting some lovely models for a runway show recently. They really know their stuff! Their walks and poses were just stunning and it was an absolute pleasure to do their makeup!

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Nik Buchanan wedding

I recently received a lovely email along with some beautiful photos of Nik's wedding. I was referred to Nik by her bridesmaid who was a bridesmaid at a wedding I did back in 2009! I had an absolute blast working on such a lovely bunch of girls. I wish them the all the very best for their futures and hope to see them again in the future. "Thank you so much for the makeup. You were part of a super relaxed and fun morning :) I had so many comments about the makeup - on the day, as well as people saying the girls and I looked photoshopped in the photos! So, thanks so much! " Nik (Bride)

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Video blog makeup

If you\'d like to see my makeup in a video, check out the youtube address below :) The client was after a professional yet simple look to match her outfit without taking away from the audio or beautiful cakes in the background. This is a great insight to what my makeup style looks like in the flesh as apposed to photography alone. I hope you enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N004lffKyz8 to see

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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums out there. This is my Mum having fun after she asked me to do her makeup for a 50\'s party. I love themed parties!!! Enjoy the day :)

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work of late..

I\'ve been enjoying working in varied mediums of late. I took place in a beauty editorial competition, some weddings coming up and a television commercial as well. It\'s exciting working with so many nice people in so many different environments. My classes are keeping me busy mon-fri - check out my facebook page to see some of my demos ;)

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Makeup Lessons

I have had a fair few enquiries lately about teaching personal makeup i.e showing you how to do your makeup using your goodies. What you learn is completely up to you - day wear, going out look, smokey eye, perfect red lips, camouflaging techniques etc. I\'m available during the upcoming school holidays so let me know if you\'re interested.

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Kate the chameleon

What a transformation!! The lovely Kate allowed me to have a play and go for a different look. We were both so happy with the results. It also helps when your model is very pretty and photogenic!! Thanks Kate :)

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Wedding season

My weekends are filling quickly for weddings Spring 2014! Looking forward to meeting and taking care of all my lovely brides and their bridal parties :)

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One person, four different looks...

I\'ve always been amazed by the power of makeup to completely change a person. The way people wear their makeup can completely alter one\'s image or persona. As a little experiment, I did four separate makeups- natural, peachy cream, 50\'s inspired and modern smokey. I purposefully did not do the hair, did not change the background,photographic settings, model or expression to limit the variables for our perspectives and keep the focus on the makeup only.What do you think? Which look do you like best? What characteristics do you believe made you come to that conclusion? Perhaps it\'s time to reach outside our comfort zone to find our alter egos or express ourselves differently. Makeup has the power to enhance your confidence and emphasize your natural beauty , while expressing who you are within. :)

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Amanda Sillet - Bride

Thanks Emma for providing a professional yet relaxed Makeup experience for my wedding day. i felt very elegant and the wedding photos are flawless thanks to you. i was so pleased to see my bridesmaid sisters look so stunningly beautiful and relaxed. many many thanks for your talent and professionalism. amanda x

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Lucinda Stokes - Special Occasion

Emma is an astounding makeup artist, I truly believe Emma is the best among artists within the Newcastle area. Having both previously worked with Emma for a photo shoot and having the pleasure of having my makeup done by her for special occasions, I have no hesitation in recommending her for any makeup challenge. Personally I\\\'m a minimalist when it comes to matters of makeup, Emma was considerate and took great care to achieve beautiful makeup results relevant to my needs. She created a long lasting look that was precisely me. Emma shows high levels of professionalism, she is articulate, punctual and creative.

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Casey Dunn - Bride

Hi Emma, I would just love to thank you for making my wedding day so special. After all the drama I had with both the lead up and the day of my wedding, you were truly professional yet personal with nothing being a problem. I can honestly say the experience you gave me and my bridal party was second to none and possibly the only person who truly understood what we were after on our day. Thank you.

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Renae Abbott - Bride

I was absolutely thrilled that I chose Newcastle Makeup for my Wedding Day. The calm, friendly and warm presence was a delight on such a joyful morning. We were so impressed by the profound effort to do myself the Bride and my five Bridesmaids within a limited timeframe with such professionalism and attention to detail. The earthly tones and soft colours used captured a unique and truly mesmerizing beauty in all of us. Our happiness and personalities radiated brightly on this perfect day with confidence in the quality products the artist used. Thankyou thankyou thankyou Newcastle makeup for making this special day truly magical.

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Elizabeth Stevenson - Bride

As with most women on their big day, I wanted to look and feel like a princess and enjoy my day, free from drama. Emma, with her professionalism, friendly, easy going nature and creative makeup style enabled me to achieve the perfect look and day I had only dreamed of.

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Kara McClelland - Special Ocassion

Emma has done my makeup on quite a few occasions now. She has always taken into consideration what I was after, but has also come up with ideas of what would look best for me! And of course has always done a great job. Emma has always been very punctual and professional! I do not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

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Amy Rigelsford - Bride

Emma did my makeup for one of the most important days in my life.... my wedding day!! Not only did she do an amazing job for both myself, my mum & my bridesmaid, she helped make the morning of our big day both relaxed and fun. A day I will never forget. Emma uses high quality products that lasted all day & night - our photographs are proof of that. Emma offers an affordable & professional service. I found her to be both reliable & friendly- I would not hesitate in recommending Emma Bennett- Makeup Artist for that special occasion.

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