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Is Your Make up Routine in Need of a Refresh?

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Is your makeup routine in need of a refresh? Would you like to learn new techniques?

For someone whose make up regime usually only stretches to a touch of lippy and the occasional sweep of mascara, I jumped at the chance to trial the fabulous make up lesson service offered by award winning professional make up artist Jenni Hughes. It also provided the perfect opportunity to make sure I looked my best for my latest business profile photos (more about that next time!)

Jenni's make up lesson is a great service where she not only shows you how to apply the type of make up to suit your make up style but also provides lots of advice on skincare and product recommendations.

Here's Jenni to tell you all about my make up lesson:

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Skincare Preparation

Tailored to Normal to Dry Skin.

Val's skin was cleansed with Decleor Miscellar Oil, followed by a toner - Elemis Soothing Apricot Toner. I then applied L'Occitane Precious Cream (Particularly good for balancing skin prone to dryness).

To prepare Val's skin for makeup and for the photoshoot I used NIOD Photography fluid. This is a next generation primer which refracts light and balances out skin tone.

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Make Up

For Val's foundation I used Bobbi Brown foundation stick blending shades Espresso and Walnut. Working with the two shades provides balance with light and shade where required.

Under her eyes I used Bobbi Brown Corrector in Golden. The base was lightly dusted with Chanel Universal Compact in Translucent.

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Moving on to the brows, I brushed through for shape and applied MAC Veluxe Brow Liner in Deep Dark Brunette.

Val's eyes were then subtly smoked using Chanel Tissue Rivoli Eyeshadow Quad. Under the brow line I used Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow in Nude Petal to create light. Finishing with a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash in Cement on the centre of the lids.

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Eyes were top lined with Bobbi Brown Longwear gel liner in Black Ink. For the bottom lash line I used MAC Crayon Kohl pencil in Smoulder.

For Val's lovely naturally curled lashes I only used one coat of mascara! I used YSL Volume effect.

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Moving onto Val's cheeks I used Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bronze Shimmer brick layered with Bobbi Brown Blusher in Pale Pink.

For highlight I applied MAC Skin Finish in Soft and gentle to Val's cheekbones. A kit staple of mine - this provides a subtle 'lit from within' glow.

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

For the piece de resistance - The lips! Val chose Bobbi Brown - 'Plum Rose' which suited her beautifully and will now be known as The Benessamy!

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

All brushes used were Zoeva.

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Thank you Jenni! I really enjoyed the make up lesson and when I got home that day both my hubby and said how big and bright my eyes looked!

Make up lesson by Jenni Hughes - Photography by Christopher Terry

Jenni's 90 minute makeup lesson is tailored to your requirements with personalised product recommendations. After the lesson, she provides a complete itemised list of the products used and recommendations to suit your budget and is also available to answer makeup and skincare questions afterwards by email or phone.

Is your makeup routine in need of a refresh? Do you want to learn new techniques? I offer a 90 minute makeup lesson tailored to your requirements with personalised product recommendations. Following your lesson you will be provided with a complete itemised list of the products used and recommendations to suit your budget. All lessons booked until January will receive a bonus Brush set or Bobbi Brown lipstick of choice. Email contact@makeupbyjenni.co.uk for more details. Gift Vouchers Available #makeup #makeupartist #makeuplessons #makeuptutorial #professionalmakeup #promua #beauty #uk #eastmidlands #nottingham #derby #leicester #awardwinning #mua Subject to Availability www.makeupbyjenni.co.uk

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So go on treat yourself! I can absolutely recommend Jenni's make up lesson and what a fabulous gift it makes too!

For more details contact Jenni by email: contact@makeupbyjenni.co.uk or take a look at her website here.

Thank you to Christopher Terry for capturing the photos of the make up lesson used in this blog post. Next time, I'll be sharing some of the lovely portrait photos that Chris took for Jenni and I following the make up lesson (well we couldn't let the makeover go to waste now could we?!)

Until next time,

Happy Planning!

Val x

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