Having reached the ripe old age of thirty I’ve proudly achieved professional status in bodybuilding, raised two children, climbed a mountain, had a third of my body tattooed, appeared on television and the media across the world and undertaken every challenge that life has thrown at me; yet I can never get my winged eyeliner straight, have no idea how to balance my brows and frequently find myself eating lipstick whenever I try to apply it – some things are best left to the professionals!
Trained at the Central School Of Makeup and accredited by the internationally recognised IMA qualification, Lainey Morgan is a freelance mobile make-up artist based in Buckinghamshire and specialises in bridal, day, evening, vintage and corporate styles. Rushing between photoshoots, parties and events as a single-parent I struggle to find free time and childcare so having a mobile makeup artist to hand is essential when it comes to being camera-ready.
I love how flawless, natural and long-wearing professional makeup is and it certainly adds the finishing touch to every outfit and special occasion. Lainey is incredibly talented, welcoming and understanding of my every need – including my excitable children – creating this day to evening look meticulously within an hour which she then finished by curling my hair.
Clinique super primer
Clinique beyond perfecting foundation in shade linen
Benefit Hoola blusher for contour
Morphe brushes 9B blush pallette
Anastasia Beverley Hills modern renaissance pallette colour primavera for highlight
MAC Fix plus setting spray
MAC paint pot in painterly
Urban Decay naked pallette using colours naked, buck and half baked
Maybeline eyestudio 24 hour gel liner in colour brown
Maybeline lash sensational mascara
Ardell demi whispies lashes
Charlotte Tilbury lipstick colour bitch perfect
I’m not usually one to wear a lot of makeup as I dislike the thought of smudging my eyebrows or blinking off an eyelash and when attempting my own makeup for a night out I always seem to look (and feel) like coco the clown. Lainey matched my skin tone perfectly and covered the combination areas of my greasy-nose and dry chin, dark under-eye circles and red cheeks with a flawless, natural finish foundation without cracking, caking or looking like I was wearing too much. With a subtle highlight, peachy lips and a touch of blush I love how the main focus is on the eye and how perfectly youthful it looks on camera.
We chose a gold glitter eyeshadow blending into nude for the lids with a brown gel liner and false lashes for subtle volume in this classy day to evening look which has really accentuated the blue of my eyes. I love how fresh, bright and uplifting this makeup style is and could certainly get used to a cup of tea, cheery chat and cosmetic pampering on a more regular basis.