Multi Talented

When your kit is overflowing, it can be hard to know which products to leave behind and which to keep.  Multiples of similar products jostle for space and before you know it your kit is bursting at the seams.  Help is at hand in the shape of the old-fashioned multi-use product which is making a comeback.  They can pack a double or triple punch in a single product to shave valuable minutes off the make-up routine.  These hybrids can be hard to find, as they need to be sophisticated enough to really deliver on different areas of the face.  This … Continue reading Multi Talented

Vanishing Trick

When bold eyeshadow, dramatic liner and lashings of mascara are your daily go to, you need removers that do what they say on the tin.  Warpaint rounds up the removers best for that magic disappearing act. When your job is to ensure the perfect smoky eye, that precise smudged out liner and lashes worthy of a cover, you spend so much time perfecting it that you forget that it has to be dissolved at the end of the day.  Sometimes you need to change a model’s look during your shoot multiple times, so it’s important that you have a selection … Continue reading Vanishing Trick

All Lip

From midway mattes to lightweight creams, your choice of texture comes down to whether you want your colour to be deep or sheer.  Warpaint takes a look at the brands taking inspiration from unlikely places as lips get funky. Over the past few seasons, texture has come to the forefront of lipstick formulations, changing the feeling of both editorial and runway looks, and their finishes have translated into the mainstream.  Lipstick looks are now based on the occasion and the amount of maintenance it is likely to need.  Instead of undertones, texture reigns supreme with many brands taking inspiration from … Continue reading All Lip

Every Picture

At Warpaint we adore a painted body.  Inspiring and detailed, the work which goes into each creation is more often than not mind-blowing.  We take a look at our newest love – The Art of Bodypainting book. Our obsession with bodypainting is always growing.  From our love of the World Bodypainting Festival to our fascination with the body painting that takes place on film and TV sets, Warpaint is transfixed with this detailed make-up art form.  Someone who shares our passion is Peter de Ruiter, the man behind the book The Art of Bodypainting. Peter is a writer and photographer, … Continue reading Every Picture

Staying Power

Your kit is probably full of thousands of products for editorial, fashion and everyday make-up, and if you are a bridal MUA then you need to upgrade to long lasting formulas to enhance your bride’s big day.  Warpaint picks the best products for your every need with tips and tricks from MUAs who specialise in bridal make-up. Relative to a pro who works in fashion or editorial, a bridal MUA’s kit is more likely to contain long wearing products, setting sprays and water-resistant formulas.  A bride’s make-up needs to last from morning through to dancing the night away without smearing, … Continue reading Staying Power

Princess Brides

With celebrity culture enmeshed in your clients’ day-to-day lives, it is A-List weddings that inspire their make-up choices. Warpaint quizzes bridal MUA Joyce Connor on her tips and tricks on the most photographed weddings in recent years. Whether they bring in tear sheets, scrapbooks or show you their Pinterest boards, every bridal client will have an idea of what they want their make-up on their big day to look like.  More than likely this inspiration will come from the celebrity weddings in the public eye.  They might want to look classic like Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, or rock and roll … Continue reading Princess Brides

Wedding Fever

Sarah Brock is the go-to MUA for bridal make-up for UK magazines, celebrities and all the rest of us for that special day.  As the designer of the most wanted cover looks and numerous fashion shoots, Warpaint gets the inside track from ‘the woman who’s styled 1,000 brides’.   Known as one of the UK’s leading bridal make-up artists, Sarah Brock has spent years perfecting her craft of exquisite make up. Highly sought after by beauty editors, journalists, celebrities and wedding industry experts, her skills have been put to the test both nationally and internationally.  British Vogue calls her “the go-to … Continue reading Wedding Fever

Powder Puff Girls

Powders have certainly come a long way.  No longer merely the final step, today’s loose and pressed offerings have sophisticated ingredients to enhance the end result. Sheer, light-reflecting, HD, invisible, hydrating: reading this list you could believe that we are referring to foundation.  However, the humble powder has had a makeover.  Not only does it enhance and set whatever you have applied beneath, they’re now upgraded to hide spots, minimise lines, conceal redness to create an overall flawless finish with added benefits.  Warpaint finds the best powders for your kit. Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder (£25)  Great for sensitive … Continue reading Powder Puff Girls

Supply and Demand

With so much choice available, getting the right product at the right price for your kit can sometimes be overwhelming.  Warpaint picks out five of the best places to shop for your pro make-up needs. Over the last few years, there’s been an explosion of outlets for pro products; the trick is to spot which have the goods and which just have a good facade. Warpaint always aims to deliver the best resources to help you on your journey for that key item, so this week we have listed our top five spots for hair and MUAs specialising in TV/Films, … Continue reading Supply and Demand