Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to Everyone!
I thought to celebrate Christmas I would post my recent shoot I did with Tamara Peel, which had a christmas theme to it!

I loved this shoot so much its featured on my christmas cards this year!

Merry Christmas!
Photographer: Tamara Peel

Monday, 24 December 2012

Best Wedding Make-up Artist West Midlands - TWIA

I'm so pleased to announce that I have done it again and won 'Best Make-up Artist' in the West Midlands at The Wedding Industry Awards 2013!
I entered these awards as they are the only awards of there type in the Industry where you are voted for by solely the wedding clients that Ive had in the past year.

This wouldn't of been possible without all the lovely brides Ive worked with in the last year voting for me, so thank you to all of them who took the time out to vote. The final of the awards is in London in January at the Bloomsbury Ballroom, Looks like an amazing venue! I will let you know how I get on with the National award, its tough competitions but Im so pleased to of got to this stage again.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Underwater Photohoot

So today I did makeup for an underwater shoot with the lovely photographer Tamara Peel.

This shoot has been planned for a while so I've been excited for ages planning what I was going to do. I really had to think about the makeup I used in the shoot as the models would be spending alot of time in the water. We had three models on the shoot.

We were really inspired by Zena Holloway an underwater photographer.

Her works amazing, check it out www.zenaholloway.com
Here is a moodboard I made for the shoot-
I decided I wanted to use the fab paperself lashes as I've wanted to use them from a while.

I also found this great product called face lace, this has been created by the very talented makeup artist Phyllis Cohen.
I would use this product again there's so many amazing designs and it was easy to apply.

We had dresses and nails designed for the models to suit the shoot.

Behind the scenes of the shoot-

We had a great team on the shoot which included-

Photographer- Tamara Peel
Assistant - Sarah Palmer

Olivia Rose Nail artist

Designer Icemode

Can't wait to see the final photographs.

Monday, 17 September 2012

Green Wedding Shoe's

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure of doing make-up for the beautiful wedding of Rose & Robin, a lovely couple. The wedding has just been featured on the blog Green Wedding Shoe's.
The photographer was the amazing Marianne Taylor.
 Here's a couple of the photo's from the wedding.

The wedding was filmed by Mark Brown, check out his film.

Take a look at the photos and the story of the wedding on the blog Green Wedding Shoe's

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Airbrush Make-up.....

For over two years I have been using the Airbrushing foundation technique on my clients for weddings and special occasions as I believe it gets the best finish and last 12 hours +

I decided a month ago to make a film that shows how airbrushing works as I think sometimes the words airbrushing can put clients off as they think of airbrushing in magazines.

The film below explains all about the benefits of having airbrush make-up.

If you would like to read more about airbrushing please see my post for Weddingspot.co.uk

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Rock my wedding

A few months ago I got to work with the lovely people from Rock my wedding. I feel very luck to have work with these guys as I have been following there lovely blog for a while. I got to do the make-up for the 'Real Brides' Photoshoot, the real brides were lovely (see photo below & RMW for a full run down on them).
The theme for the shoot was 'Stepford Wives'. A few days before the shoot I received this lovely concept email from Charlotte at RMW. I instantly fell in love with the theme and all the ideas and couldn’t wait for the shoot. Here's the beauty Idea's below-
Check out the full concept for the shoot on RMW blog.

Here's some photos from the shoot and abit about the make-up from me.
Check out all the photos on the RMW blog.

Make-Up Artist Chloe McCall: With Jo (above) we wanted to create a dramatic smokey eye with nude pink lips – this is a very popular bridal look. To create flawless skin Mac Studio fix fluid mix with Mac face and body foundation was used mainly down the centre of the face and blended outwards. Because the look was all about Jo’s eyes I didn’t want to go too heavy with the blush colour, so Mac blusher in Melba was added to the cheek bones.

Jo has amazing lashes so I just added half lashes to the outer part of the eye. I created the grey eye by using Urban Decay Naked 2 pallet, I used verve all over the eye lid and brow bone then used pistol on the lid and mixed in a hint of Blackout and blended. Gel liner by Mac in Blacktrack was used to line the eyes.
I used Unlimited from the Pro longwear range by Mac on Jo’s Lips. I lined the lips first using No7 lip liner in Nude, this is a great colour and goes with almost everyone’s lip tone.

Make-up Artist Chloe McCall: Amanda (above)- Matte lips are on trend this season so using Revlon Matte lipsticks in pink about it and pink pout (mixed) I created Amanda’s pink lips, I wanted a soft matte pink so this is why I mixed the lipsticks. If you can’t find the colour you’re looking for, there is nothing wrong with creating your own lipstick colour by mixing shades together. My tip is to stay within the same brand and texture of lipstick.

I created a strong eye look on Amanda using liner and lashes. I used eyeshadows from Urban Decay in Toasted and Hustle, these are from the naked pallet, a great bridal eyeshadow pallet. It’s always important to fill the brows in when making a statement on the eyes, I did this by using a product called browzing from Benefit which is a powder and a wax, created for filling in the brows so they still look natural. Make sure you use a hard angle brush when using this product to get the best results.

Make-up Artist Chloe McCall: Below on Shirley- Mac paint pot in bare study was used as a base all over the eye then Estee Lauder French vanilla and taupe single eyeshadows were used over the top. Estee lauder gel liner in “Stay coffee” was used on the top of the lash line and half way on the underneath lash line. By doing this with the liner it creates an open eye effect. Individual lashes were used to give volume.

Doublewear lip liner in rose by Estee Lauder was used to line the outline of the lips then Doublewear rose lipstick used over the top.
The Doublewear range by Estee Lauder is great for wedding make-up as everything stays put, they do foundation, mascara, eye products and lip products in this range.

Chloe McCall Make-up Artist: For Celine’s (top photo) base Mac studio fix fluid was mixed with Mac face and body to create flawless skin. On the cheeks Mac Mineralize dark mixed with Estee Lauder Illuminating powder.

On the eye “sin” was used as a base then sidecar, smog, darkhorse and toasted eyeshadows from Urban decay naked pallet were blended to create the smokey brown eye. Smashbox gel eyeliner in black was used to line the eyes and give definition. Natural looking eyelure lashes were used to give some volume to the lashes.
We wanted Celine’s lips to be Natural but still have some colour so Mac pro longwear lipstick in “Till Tomorrow” was used, this range of lipsticks from Mac are perfect for your wedding day as they are long lasting but don’t dry out your lips.

I love to watch films from behind the scenes of shoots I’ve been on and this one doesn’t disappoint. Check out the behind the scene from the shoot. Shot by the brilliant Frances from Reel Love Films.

Thanks to Danielle Slater for assisting me for the shoot, she did an amazing job.


Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and hair comb – from a selection at Liberty In Love
Acrylic necklaces – Tatty Devine
Oversize Ivory Floral Headpiece and Antique Grey Shrug – Hope and Grace
Grey Polka Dot Headpiece – Rosie Willett
Jo and Amanda’s Gowns: Jo: Jesus Peiro at Miss Bush Bridal, Alan Hannah at Mamfii, Amanda: Grey tea-length at The Couture Company, Jim Hjelm at Miss Bush Bridal and Jesus Peiro also at Miss Bush Bridal
Shirley and Kelly’s Gowns: Shirley: Floral at Zara, Suzanne Neville at Miss Bush Bridal ice-cream dream at The Couture Company, Kelly: Gingham at Sew Over It, Jim Hjelm and Tara Keeley at Miss Bush Bridal
Make-up – Chloe McCall assisted by Danielle slater
Hair – Cassandra Rizzuto at Love Your Hair
Styling – Rock My Wedding
Stationery – Eva Slade
Mini Cake – Cakes By Krishanthi
Photography – Christian Ward

Friday, 1 June 2012

Severn Valley Railway Vintage Bridal Shoot

Back in March I showed you behind the scene's images from a great vintage theme bridal photoshoot I was part of. Now the final images are ready, I thought I would share them with you and list what make-up I used to create the three looks from the shoot.
The shoot has already been feature on the amazing Love My Dress Blog, check it out here. Love My Dress blog is a great read for any of you brides to be or people who are generally interested in pretty things mainly to do with weddings.

Here's the images from the shoot.

Make up used to create the look's for the shoot

A classic 1950's look was created on Sarah using Mac gel eyeliner in blacktrack to create a winged eye this was applied onto a base of virgin and buck from the Urban decay Naked Pallet. Red lips were created using Inglot lipstick in shade 63, lovely classic colour for a red lip.

On Natalie I decided to create a  soft smokey brown eye with nude lips. To create the smokey eye I used Half Baked and Smog from the urban decay naked pallet, which is a favourite of mine in my kit. On the lips I used Nude lipliner from No7 with Lancome gloss in 206 over the top.

For Rachael's eyes I used Benefit's Big Beautiful Eyes pallet and I used a pink on the lips from Mac pro longwear range called Unlimited. I love the Mac pro longwear range of lipsticks, they last on the lips without drying them out.

I work with a fantastic team to create these images, thank you to everyone that was involved in the shoot.

Dresses: Georgina Scott Bridal (http://www.georginascottbridal.co.uk/)

Dresses included designer: Madeline Issac James (http://www.madelineisaacjames.com/)
Lou Lou (http://www.louloubridal.co.uk/)
Augusta Jones (http://www.augustajones.com/)

Hairstylist: Natalie Morgan (http://www.nataliemorganhair.com/)

Make-up: Chloe McCall (www.chloemccall.com)

Flowers: Passion for Flowers (www.passionforflowers.net)

Cakes: Kimmy Loves Cake (www.kimmylovescake.co.uk)

Venue: Severn valley railway (www.svr.co.uk)


Natalie Evans

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Lip Tars

Last year I worked with a great team to create some lip shots for my portfolio. With photographer Tamara Peel, assistant Sarah Palmer and Model Faybi Samuda we created the photo below.

I'm always getting asked how I created these lips, so thought I would blog about them. It was with the help of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic's Lips tar's, they are an amazing product that I got for my kit a few years ago at IMAT's in the UK. I decided to buy red, yellow, blue, white and black so I could make any lip colour possible. They also sell very wearable range of colours for those of you who aren't up for mixing your own colours. They wear really well on the lips too.

You can buy OCC lip tar's from http://www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk/ in the UK.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Planning a wedding in two months.....

So at the start of this month I did wedding make-up for the amazing Kate, who planned her wedding in 2 months read more about this here and she proved it could be done! Everything looked lovely at the wedding and every last detail had been thought of.

The wedding was at Warrick House in Lemmington Spa, gorgeous place for a wedding. There were some amazing people involved in creating Kate's ideas and making them into reality for her big day.
The wedding photo's are to follow soon but check out this amazing trailer of her wedding day filmed by Studio 1208 lovely husband and wife run company, that produce outstanding work!

I also can't wait to see the wedding photo's from photographer Lee Allen!

Thursday, 3 May 2012


I love Benefit products and always have a place in my kit for them. I'm really excited to see there launch of Sunbeam Highlighter. I have used highbeam and moonbeam for years on there own on the cheek bone and mixed with foundation to create a glow.

What benefit say about the product 'This golden bronze highlighter gives you a natural, sunkissed radiance. Dot & blend over makeup on to cheek & brow bones for a bronzed glow that complements all skintones. It’s liquid sunshine in a bottle!'

Other products I love from Benefit include the lip and cheek stains. I use them on the lips for Bridal make-up as they last ages and give just the right amount of colour, with a slick of gloss over the top they look great. My favourite is the newest tint Cha Cha Tint which is a lovely coral red.

You should also check out Benefit's Boxed powers. I love using them in my kit. My favourite has always been Dallas, Its a cross between a blusher and a bronzer, Its amazing.

I heart OPI

I love this brand. They never fail to create amazing polishes in great finishes and colours. I have used OPI for around 5 years after having some acrylic false nails removed my nails were in a state. I was recommended to use OPI nail envy and avoplex oil together to strengthen my nails and after a week the polish had already started to work, my nails were growing like never before.

I recently rediscovered this product after noticing my nails had gone weak I wanted to improve them and after a few days of using the nail envy and oil my nails were already improving.
The nails vanish is clear and there is also a matte version for men or people who don't like shiny nails. For the first application you apply two coats then a coat every other day, when your nails have improved this product can also be applied under coloured vanish to help protect the nails.

Some of my favourite OPI polishes

I recently worked with OPI trainer Khadine Coleman on a Photoshoot. Khardine has worked with the likes of Jessie J and has been recently working on the new Bond film. She amazing at what she does. Below is a photo from the shoot, she created on trend pointy grey nails with a black tip, the polishes were from the OPI  Touring America collection.

Photographer: Jennie Nicole Sherratt
Model: Isidora @ Adage
Nail Artist: Khardine Coleman
Hair & Make-up: Chloe McCall