On Sunday 6th of November, I flew to Belfast to look after the hair and make up for The Official VIP afterparty at the Europa Hotel! The EMA’s are a HUGE production and it was amazing to be involved again.
MTV wanted to bring a little East London cool to the Europa Hotel this year. My brief was to give our models a sexy Hoxton/Shoreditch look. I took inspiration from hot young things about town such as Alice Dellal, Pixie Geldof, Suki, and Daisy Lowe! Think ‘just got back from another night at The Box’ hair and seriously slept in kohl eyes.
Pre party, I popped to MAC to pick up kit essentials needed for our Hostesses.
- MAC strobe lotion mixed with Iridescent powder on every inch of skin
- MAC lustre drops mixed with foundation for high gloss skin
- MAC lip liner in night moth to keep those pouts perfect all night.
- MAC lippy in cyber, layered and blotted
- MAC morange lippy set with basic red pro pigment
- MAC vanilla pigment to highlight cheekbones
- MAC liners in Smoulder and engraved to keep the eyes smokin’ till dawn
- MAC sculpting powders to contour those Kate Moss-esque cheekbones
- MAC prep & prime finishing powder to lightly set the t-zone
Salon Systems kindly donated all of the lashes for us to use. It was the first time I had used
Liz Martin’s brand new lash enhancements and I have to say I’m seriously impressed. My favourites were Enhance, pictured below, for fluttery lashes and Elevation, which has a much denser lash in the middle of the strip for a sexy doe eyes. The strips were firm enough to stay put, yet flexible enough to fit the natural lash line. A personal make up moan of mine is lashes that are incorrectly fitted to the natural lash line. Falsies should always be trimmed to accentuate your models natural eye shape and lash line, one size does not fit all and incorrectly applied lashes can drag the eyes down. Always cover the glue line with liner or shadow after application, the glue
can reflect the camera flash on shoots and can look messy up close in real life.
Coiffing our ladies hair for the party was the lovely Joe McGivern and his team from Blue Hairdressing Belfast. Sleek ponies, and mussed up textured hair complimented the rockin’ outfits pulled together by stylist Katy Taylor. Hair was roughly blown out with plenty of mousse and loosely placed in pin curls, or swept up tightly in sky high tails. Kevin Murphy color bugs were used to add a touch of neon to the tips of pony tails or between layers.
We also had fun looking after several of the performers for the evening!
Thanks to my lovely team : Joe McGivern, Jennife Ireland, Karen Devlin, Alyson Hamill, Jordan Stewart, David Smyth, Ruairi Curran, Lynette Ball, Ashley Morhej, Kathryn Bloomer, Michael Phillips, Stacey Kilpatrick, Caoimhe Curran