Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Worlds End Press - Drag Me Home

I worked on this music video for Worlds End Press a little while ago but only just saw it on YouTube recently. It's nice to see a bit of work I had forgotten about from a while back :)


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Bride To Be Magazine.

I just got these images sent to me from one of my longest friends Hayley. Her and her husband Eric's gorgeous wedding, that I did makeup for, was featured in Bride to Be Magazine Australia. I just wanted to share how gorgeous she looked and how beautiful her wedding was. One of the sweetest most beautiful weddings i've been too. Very deserving of the article! And I got a little mention in there too! Thanks hayles ;)









VAMFF BACKSTAGE: GET THE LOOK - DAVID JONES OPENING RUNWAY

The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, is the time of year that fashion people anticipate. It’s our version of grand final week if you are that way inclined, except not only do we wait (with bated breath) for the unveiling of new seasons designer delights, we wait for the unveiling of the next seasons top beauty and hair looks. What is revealed will most likely determine how we are going to be wearing our hair/eyeliner/lipstick for Autumn and Winter. So I was thrilled when I was able to mosey on down to Central Pier, Docklands, and pop behind the scenes pre-opening runway, and get a glimpse of what to expect in beauty as determined by theL’Oreal Professionnel and L’Oreal Paris VAMFF directors.
image002Hair, this season, is inspired by your ‘busy city girl’ according to Brad Ngata, one of the co-Hair Directors from L’Oreal Professionnel. This was encapsulated in the look for the opening runway which was “polished, straight and sleek…it captured the youthfulness of the David Jones runway”.
To achieve the look Ngata explains “It’s all about hair health. We wanted smooth and sleek but also for hair to look like shiny healthy hair, not dull straightened hair”. To do this Ngata and fellow co-Hair Director, Caterina Di Biase, used L’Oreal Professionnel Mythic Oil Strengthening Milk (rrp $38) on hair before straightening it out using the new L’Oreal Professionnel Steam Pod (rrp $300) a revolutionary new straightening iron that utilises steam rather than hot metal plates to smooth and straighten out hair. The best part is the heat from the steam opens up hair cuticle and infuses the hair shaft with nourishing product applied pre-steam. Creating healthier/shinier/more hydrated hair. Ngata explains the Steam Pod is crucial in achieving the high shine, and infusing the hair with the healthy benefits of the Mythic Oil.
In order to keep hair fresh, Ngata insists on adding a little volume in the back of the hair with L’Oreal Professionnel Super Dust (rrp $25) massaged in and for those with thicker hair,  slight back-combing. Despite the style being sleek and straight, it should never fall flat and should always have a little bit of texture to it. Ngata describes it as high shine, but almost matte high shine due to the texture involved. Biase describes it as “a mix of polished and shine with a raw and dry feel.”
heraldsun.comauNext, hair is sealed with L’Oreal Professionnel Techni.Art Crystal Gloss (rrp $25), divided into two parts down the middle, and the long shiny lengths of hair are worn over each shoulder, which according to Ngata, works well with Winter wear. According to the directors, sleek hair is the look of the season. “The whole thing with the look is to keep it very expensive” says Ngata, and Biase adds that the look can be easily recreated at home. Length is also key to achieving this look. Long is definitely back in vogue. If you are like me and cut all your hair off in hysteria over the “Lob” or the “Long Bob”, then never fear, that’s where you’re fabulous Showpony tape hair extensions will come into it.  Showpony extensions were used backstage on Montana Cox who filled out her shoulder length “do” with long blonde Showpony extensions that looked seamless and natural.IMG_20140320_082853Next in makeup, which was led by VAMFF and L’Oreal Paris Makeup Director, Elsa Morgan, we saw an emphasis on eyeliner. The winged eye became bigger and created more of a statement on the face, in what Morgan refers to as the “Graphic Eye”. Morgan took “inspiration from various iconic beauty references throughout the eras across film, art and celebrity… and added a modern edge with some attitude.”
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To create the look, L’Oreal Paris Lumi Magique ($34) was used on skin to create a glowing radiant base. No blush was used and lips were concealed slightly to draw focus to the eye. Liner was taken far out, with the use of tape to create a sharp edge. On top of eyeliner pencil L’Oreal Paris Infallible eyeshadow in Eternal Black (which has a slight sparkle to it) pressed on top with a damp brush to add a touch of glamour. Eyelids were glossy. The best part about a makeup trend like this sticking around, is that it suits any style, it can be rock n’ roll, it can be lady like, or it can be youthful and fresh, as seen in the David Jones runway. Gloss on the eye, however, is one trend that looks great on the catwalk, but is harder to maintain in your day to day look. L’Oreal makeup artists, suggest taking the gloss away from the lid and applying it to the lips to make the look more wearable.
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L’OrĂ©al Professionnel hair care and styling products are available in salons nationwide. For your nearest salon stockist call 1300 651 141 or visit www.lorealprofessionnel.com.au
L’Oreal Paris is available at all leading department stores, Priceline and supermarkets nationwide. For more information visit www.lorealparis.com.au 
Georgia Walsh
Georgia Walsh is a Melbourne based make-up artist, who is passionate about making women look and feel gorgeous through good practices of skincare and of course the art of makeup application. Georgia specialises in photographic, film and beauty makeup and her training and experience enables her to create a flawless look time after time. www.georgiawalshmakeup.com

Monday, 24 February 2014

HOW TO: Beyonce's Grammy's look using Model Co products


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The most talked about Grammy’s look for 2014 would have to be Beyonce’s. Teaming a soft smokey eye with a bold lip and her new cropped do, she took a bold leap from her usual cascading long mane and bronzed glow to give us a more sultry and edgy performance. Her smouldering eye and red wine lip can be easily achieved with less product than you imagine. However, be conscious of going too heavy on the eyes, keep it light. Beyonce has used a deep colour for eyelids, but her makeup artist has applied it in a soft sweep as to not compete with a bold lip, which can look too heavy. Our motto when recreating this Grammy’s winner, is to apply softly and let the lips be the statement. I’ll be explaining how to get Beyonce’s look with fabulous ModelCo products which suit this look perfectly. ModelCo products are perfect for everyday use, are extremely affordable and the best part is there is something for everyone. They promote healthy skin and sun protection and are true innovators of the industry with cutting edge products.
Perfecting the base
Firstly, we work on perfecting the base. Priming is essential, especially for a night on the town. We likeModelCo Face Base Skin Primer ($38), to create an even flawless base for foundation to sit on and adhere to. This primer also helps makeup stay put for up to 10 hours.
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Next is foundation. Beyonce, has gone for a satin finish in her makeup, this means it has a soft glow like regular skin, but it is not completely matte, nor is it dewy. To achieve this finish you want to go for a cream based foundation that is oil-free and non-matte finish. We love ModelCo Skin Perfect Foundation Stick ($32). It glides on easily, has excellent coverage and moisturises, protects and minimises fine lines without containing oil. Use a foundation brush or sponge and start lightly and build where necessary to keep foundation fresh and light.
Conceal, bronze and blush
foundyAfter the foundation, the next step is to conceal (if needed), using thePower Stick Duo ($24). Sweep under the eyes with the stick and move the product around with a finger, pressing in with fingers or a sponge. Remember to keep it light. Beyonce has kept her base very natural, with just a sweep of bronzer on the cheeks and hairline/sides of forehead. The bronzer she has used has a matte finish. Try ModelCo Bronze ($22) to give cheekbones a light dusting. Keeping it very minimal. With cheek colour, Beyonce has a soft, subtle blush. Brush cheeks lightly on the apples, blending up the cheekbone, with ModelCo Blush in Amaretto Sunset; for those with paler complexions, try Cosmopolitan ($18).amaretto1000x1000_1_3
Achieving the smoky eye
Beyonce’s smoky eye look is much simpler than it may appear. Take ModelCo Eyeshadow Trio in Arabian Nights and begin by adding the lightest shade to the lid of the eye. Then take the medium shade, (this step can be skipped or reduced if you want to keep your look minimal), and using a small brush, sweep along the crease of the eye, careful not to go onto the lid, and blend upwards lightly toward the brow. Take this shade and a thin brush and sweep underneath the eye, under the lash line all the way along. Next you want to take the darker black shade and your eyebrow brush and apply in the outer corner of the eye, blending along the lashline to the crease and along the outer third of the crease, both top and bottom. Get a clean blending brush or eyeshadow brush and blend the shadow to soften. Next use ModelCo’s Colour Box Eye Pencil in Black($18) and line the top lid and in the water line of the lower lid generously. A tip is to set the eyeliner on the top lid with black eyeshadow by pressing it in to the line with a flat brush. This stops eyeliner from melting of the top lid and smudging, and also adds intensity to the top lash line. Don’t forget mascara! We love ModelCo’s Fat Lash Volumising Mascara ($18) in black.
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Hot lips
Lips are the standout aspect of this look. To keep the look more simple, you can pare the heavy eyes back with a nude lip, but for the bold Beyonce look, go for a deep wine colour or bright crimson. First line lips with ModelCo’s Illusion Lip Pencil ($22) which gives the lips the illusion of being fuller and more pouty (we all want that) and fill with ModelCo’s Party Proof Lipstick in deep Vanity Fair, or for a brighter statement, After Hours ($17). A little trick Beyonce’s makeup artist has used, is to take the lipstick and draw over the cupids bow, rather than dipping down. This is a fabulous trick if you want to make lips appear fuller. Its a must do for women with thinner lips.
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Don’t forget the brows
To finish off this stellar makeup look, brows must be brushed up and filled. Try the ModelCo Designer Brow Kit ($39) which is a fabulous kit including wax (for shaping) and three versatile shades of powder and an application brush. Defining brows is imperative for a finished makeup and it does not mean that you will end up looking like Oscar The Grouch. The rule of thumb is to go lighter than your hair. For example, for day wear, I use a pencil meant for blondes even though I am brunette. It gives my brows a full look without being heavy and dark.
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Now you have mastered Beyonce’s makeup look, it’s time to get to work on your replica custom white Michael Costello gown… better get the sewing machine out!
To buy ModelCo product go to www.modelcocosmetics.com for online shop or your list of stockists.
To check out more of Georgia’s work visit www.georgiawalshmakeup.com
Georgia Walsh
Georgia Walsh is a Melbourne based make-up artist, who is passionate about making women look and feel gorgeous through good practices of skincare and of course the art of makeup application. Georgia specialises in photographic, film and beauty makeup and her training and experience enables her to create a flawless look time after time. www.georgiawalshmakeup.com

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Maddie from Azalea Models

A little beauty test I did with lovely Maddie from Azalea Models. I got this beautiful skin look by mixing Vani-T Angel Illuminator with MAC Face & Body. This is a gorgeous natural glowing makeup skin look and is definitely do-able for going out and about. However, if you lean toward oily skin, make sure you pack a powder or just keep the illuminator to cheek area and above eyebrows, to the side of forehead. Keep away from middle of forehead, nose and chin or your "glow" can turn into "shine" all too quickly xx






Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Product I'm Loving!!


Article by Georgia Walsh. As seen in www.couturing.com 
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We, at Couturing, rejoice at the launch of Australian owned products. Our latest discovery is boutique makeup brand Curtis Collection By Victoria. This professional quality range is loaded with mineral products, which utilise potent natural ingredients to create a flawless look whilst helping to nourish and improve skin.
The Curtis Collection is luxurious but surprisingly affordable. All products are geared towards “making women glow”, which means the collection is hydrating, brightening and nourishing. Whilst there is ample coverage from foundations, plus a fantastic concealer range that really lasts, there are no heavy or cakey products in the range which helps women achieve that “signature glow”.
The range has something for everyone, yet it is small and simple enough to direct women to what they need, without over-complication.
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My personal favourites from the collection include: The Mineral Photo Touch Concealer ($33) Which comes in three shades that suit mostly everyone. I fell in love with this concealer and it now has taken place of all the other concealers in my makeup bag. I found that the product brightened my under eye and also minimised the look of fine lines, due to its light diffusing formula. I found the consistency was creamy enough to blend well and cover, but not so creamy it felt greasy. I powdered to set, but felt as though, if necessary, it would set on its own. I love that it boosts hydration to the area, and helps aid the signs of ageing with added vitamins and antioxidants, which we all need.
The signature Lipstick in Vassie ($30). This lipstick glided on easily and remained moist throughout wear. The colour was intense and lips looked like an explosion of colour! The website claims that the lipstick will protect, plump and condition your lips  which I found it did indeed do. Once I removed the lipstick my lips were smooth and not dried out. The lipstick comes in 18 colours, which means there are plenty of colours to choose from.
Spot number three goes to Goddess Collection – Baked Blush in Bombshell ($35). Another winner. This blush is highly pigmented so you only need a little. It has a soft shimmer throughout so cheeks glow, just like a goddess. The formula makes skin look fresh and plump, due to the illuminating particles. The blush is also enriched with Vitamins C and E to hydrate skin. It is a truly radiant product.
Try for yourself, or give the Mineral Photo Touch Foundation ($59), The Brow Styler, Brow Definer Superwear ($30) or the Baked Bronzer ($49.95) a go!
For more information on Curtis Collection by Victoria and stockists visit www.curtiscollection.com.au
Georgia Walsh
Georgia Walsh is a Melbourne based make-up artist, who is passionate about making women look and feel gorgeous through good practices of skincare and of course the art of makeup application. Georgia specialises in photographic, film and beauty makeup and her training and experience enables her to create a flawless look time after time. www.georgiawalshmakeup.com

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

MECCA MAXIMA HITS SOUTHLAND!


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Our beloved Mecca Maxima has just launched a new concept store at Westfield Southland shopping centre, and if you love the pre-existing Melbourne Central location, just wait till you lay your eyes on the shiny new Westfield Southland store. “Kid in a candy shop” doesn’t even begin to cover it, with 75 amazing brands all available to play with. I popped in and chatted to the gorgeous Marketing and PR ladies last week, and not only did I have more fun than the last time I went on a carnival ride, I learnt a thing or two, came out with a fresh beautifully done face of makeup AND a goodie bag that would reduce any makeup loving gal to tears of joy.
For anyone that knows Mecca Cosmetica, the original store that now has over 25 locations across Australia and New Zealand, think of Maxima as a larger play version. Maxima still brings you the worlds best in cosmetics, skincare and fragrance, but it is mapped out in a way that helps customers find what they are looking for and get the most out of their shopping experience.  Maxima utilises displays, branding, and signage to take the fear factor out of shopping. Sales assistants and makeup artists are poised and ready to help you, and happy to demonstrate any product that you may have a query about. Scattered amongst the displays are what the ladies call “edits”, which show you the latest in whatever is trending at the time, with a brief description of the products so you can make a clear decision on what product might be best for you. Take the ever popular BB cream, for example, Mecca Maxima has selected the top ten BB creams in store, and has displayed each one with a description, so there is no chance us oily skin girls go for the illuminating Kate Somerville, when in fact we meant to grab the brand with the 2% salicylic acid.
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All displays are geared to help navigate around the store, top sellers are marked with bright labels, and your perfect Christmas gift packs are clearly placed so shopping in your lunch break is even easier. My personal favourite is the top selling product section. If in doubt, do what everyone else is doing! If you need a hand cream and Soap and Glory Hand Food ($12) is rated number one, then why bother with anything else? I didn’t, and I’ve never looked back (it really is the best hand cream I’ve ever used).

Maxima targets all ages and price points, and takes out any intimidation out for the beauty novice.  Maximaallows you to test every product in store for yourself, or have one of the staff apply it for you at the beauty station. I was lucky enough to be treated to a complexion overhaul from the ladies. Starting with the Peter Thomas Roth, Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($40) my worn off BB cream was removed and skin wiped down with a damp makeup pad. Next I was treated to a layer of the Perricone MD Cold Plasma ($200) which is a “super intelligent” serum that figures out what the skin needs and absorbs it from your serums and moisturisers. Now this is a must have product to your skin care regime. I felt the products were absorbed much better into my skin and instantly my skin felt plump and hydrated.
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Next was the Peter Thomas Roth Vitamin C Serum ($77), which absorbed quickly and brightened up my complexion. Everyone needs a Vitamin C serum in their beauty routine and this one is pleasantly priced.  Then lastly was the Perricone MD Face Finishing Moisturiser ($95) which is an all time favourite of mine and doubles as a fantastic primer I’ve been told. Next, I chose to try the Kate Somerville IllumiKate CC Cream ($68), which I had been eyeing off for a while. A quick swish of Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder ($85) (yes hydrating!), containing antioxidants and Vitamin A,C and E; a touch of Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil ($40) bronzer andNARS Orgasm ($45) on the cheeks and I stepped out of the store glowing like a goddess, if I do say so myself! by Georgia Walsh for www.couturing.com
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