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Pre wedding Beauty rules …

I thought I'd share 3 pre wedding rules I would stand by for the imminent lead up to your big day...

5 Tips for choosing your bridal makeup artist…

Your wedding day is one of the most momentous occasions in life. So much planning and detail goes into it and although it can be appealing to cut costs on elements like makeup, hair etc...

Highlighting – (the clue is in the title!)

Just a quick post, after stumbling across a random Instagram makeup account, there was a lovely image of a client with a deep blue smoky eye, and side on quite a bit of highlight...

Mallorca Wedding makeup

I am officially available to hire in Mallorca! The aim is to create some beautiful Mallorca wedding makeup After working hard to establish myself at home in Wales I want to have expand my services to Mallorca. ...

Mermaid Inspired shoot

Below are images from a recent shoot with sisters and friends Crystal (photography) and Cherry (model) ...

Mama cleanse routine

I thought I'd write a super quick post on skincare aimed at tired busy Mums, hence a Mama cleanse routine post! Often when I make people up & ask about a skincare routine, mums or not...

Super smoothie

So I've recently jumped on the smoothie bandwagon. I've had a bit of a wake up call with wanting to try and be as healthy as possible after drinking way too much wine and not watching what I've eaten over the last year (hence I've also...

Eyes before base?

I get asked a lot, why I do eyes before base when applying clients makeup. theres no right or wrong way I think it just depends how you like to work, however here's my advantages to doing your eye makeup before base...

beauty experts on Instagram (top 5)

I've recently really got into Instagram, it's a great place to get inspiration for makeup, & to see what new products are about. Obviously, feel free to follow me (charlottejoymakeup) ;-) Here's my top 5 gurus to follow if your in to makeup! 1. Goss makeup artist...

Magic in a pot…. Sensual skin enhancer

Ever so slightly delayed given my job, but I finally got round to purchasing Kevyn Aucoin's sensual skin enhancer. For those who haven't heard of him or the product, Kevyn Aucoin was an iconic makeup artist ...

90’s vibes…

So we may look back at some of our makeup looks from the nineties and shudder "never again" but hey...

Dewy skin and peachy tones

This spring, I can't get enough of pastel colours. The shops are full of lovely girly clothes and accessories, and a spring fresh makeup look is one of my favourites! For a simple fresh look, peachy tones are perfect! Peach just about suits all skin tones,...