I was thrilled to be invited to the #Beauty20 Awards in London as a guest judge and social influencer to mingle with the beauty elite from across the world and present an award for the Best Twitter account to the brands that I had assessed. Naturally when attending the Beauty Awards I knew that my daily right-handed wonky eyeliner and single direction hair curls just wouldn’t cut it so I gave my makeup artist/fairy godmother Hayley Gibson a call and she got me camera ready in under an hour!
Seeing as the awards were held in Knightsbridge, London at the Bvlgari Hotel followed by a gala dinner I decided to wear a floor length dress in a soft cream shade with blue detailing to match my eyes which lent itself perfectly to a Grecian goddess theme. I really do like my makeup to be subtle and natural as I don’t tend to wear much of it very often and Hayley always knows how to keep it just right with the perfect balance of elegance and sophistication for such a grand event.
We decided to go for a lightly bronzed complexion as my summer tan is fading by the minute and I love how flawless and dewy Hayley always gets my skin despite the dark circles under my eyes from single-parenthood, redness to my cheeks from my Rosacea and spots around my chin courtesy of Mother Nature and the wrong time of the month!
As I’ve had my eyebrows, eyeliner and lips tattoo’d with semi-permanent makeup Hayley brought them to life with a little extra definition and pigment as well as creating a fuller more voluminous look that I wouldn’t have required day-to-day. I love how defined she makes my eyes with such precise black liner and a flick of mascara as I find false lashes too heavy and they make me blink constantly.
Hayley finished my look by accentuating my cheekbones, applying a peach lipstick and gel and adding soft curls to my hair which went perfectly with my outfit and held in place all night. Every time Hayley has done my makeup it always looks so natural and remains flawless for the entire evening – despite the effects of a free bar and plenty of face touching/ hair twiddling of course! Having a professional do my hair and makeup for special occasions and events makes all of the difference and it shows in the quality of the photos and film; if you’re looking for a fairy godmother too then I really couldn’t recommend Ms Gibson more highly!