Edeline Lee SS18 at London Fashion Week

Edeline Lee

The fashion industry is known for being all last minute and true to form our LSM-Pro team have been asked to organise a team for a second show at LFW main event at the fashion Council official space. Not only is our team working on Friday 15th for Teatum Jones we have now been asked once again to provide our skills on Sunday 17th for the Edeline Lee collection. Read More

The 5 best beauty Christmas gifts

With Christmas coming up, everyone expects that by now you have all your shopping done and dusted. However, our busy schedules tend to get in the way and the promise we made to ourselves to get our shopping done at least a month before, is quickly broken.

When shopping for beauty gifts, there’s a real sense of enjoyment that comes out of heading to the high street to sample different shades of eyeshadow, spritz sweet smelling fragrances and discover handy makeup tools you didn’t even know existed. We still seem to love the festive feel of Christmas shopping on the high street, despite our busy schedules and the different opportunities available to shop online. In fact, giffgaff’s recent Christmas survey revealed 51.9% of people still choose to hit the high street to complete their festive shopping.

For those gifting for a beauty addict though, it can be hard to think of new and original gift ideas. After all, avid beauty lovers already have a makeup bag brimming with the latest cosmetics, so it can be tough to make a decision on what to buy them. So, we’ve come up with five handy presents that you can buy for others, or request others to buy you, this Christmas.

1. A clay face mask

Clay face masks have been all the rage in 2017 and this beauty trend is certainly going to carry on into 2018. Opt for a high quality, Bentonite clay face mask, which removes dirt (and all the bad stuff) from skin and leaves it beaming with health.

2. A good set of makeup brushes

Know a friend who still applies their makeup with their fingers, because they’re not quite clued up on what brush brand to buy? Take this as a hint that they need your expert advice. Every girl needs a set of brushes, but it’s something we always expect as a gift and don’t tend to buy ourselves, because we want to really splash out when we do.

3. A shimmering eyeshadow palette

Christmas should not only be filled with sparkly tinsel and glittering lights, but shimmering eyeshadow looks, too. With glitter predicted as a comeback trend in 2018, opt for a palette that offers glitter, shimmer and sparkle, but also includes shades that are suitable for the every-day office look.

4. A decorative compact mirror

Many people forget the true importance of a compact mirror – they’re actually the underrated cosmetic product. Look in different stores for jazzy compact mirrors and add some glitz and glam to your friend’s handbag. This is a present that can be used over and over again, to help top up lipstick before festive after-work drinks, or check makeup is still intact after being caught up in heavy snowfall.

5. A clear makeup organiser

Everyone is bound to get your beauty fanatic friend or family member a product or two, but after Christmas, they’re left with a stack of cosmetics and although they’re fabulous, they have nowhere to put them.

That’s where you can save the day, by gifting a makeup organiser. Most organisers come with lipstick compartments, handy pull out drawers and makeup brush compartments, so every product can be neatly lined up and beautifully presented on a dressing table.

London Fashion Week LFW SS18

Our LSM Pro-team (past graduates) will be in action again working their magic in the main event in the British Fashion Council show space during LFW. This season our team will be applying the make-up back stage for designers Teatum Jones.

The demand this year for our LSM Pro-team has been so great that we have had to sadly disappoint many fashion houses who look to our team for that catwalk look. Read More

Toxic makeup ingredients to avoid

Any makeup school should be certain that the products they are using for their makeup courses are completely safe. All cosmetic items promise the moon: they guarantee to give your eyelashes maximum volume; they promise you the most radiant and blemish-free complexion; they boast about how your wrinkles will disappear after the first application.

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Makeup tips for oily skin

Nobody’s skin is flawless. We run a vast range of makeup courses, and our makeup artists work with every skin type imaginable. Whether you have dry skin, acne, pigmentation, or a combination of all of them; each skin type has its own individual needs when it comes to makeup artistry – and for many, it can be a real struggle.

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Hot summer makeup trends

Hot summer makeup trends for 2017

What kind of makeup school would we be if we didn’t educate you on the latest trends in our industry? We keep our makeup courses up-to-date by always having an eye on the upcoming and re-emerging styles. Summer is always a fantastic and fun time for makeup artists everywhere, and is, perhaps, our favourite season as it is always certain to boast a hugely eclectic mix of makeup styles.

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