Photoshoot with Jess Abidde and Ched53 Photography

Last year I was asked by talented photographer Aaron from Ched53 Photography to do make up on the beautiful model Jessica Abidde, and I was more than happy to do so! We were also joined by lovely hairstylist Kirby Blythe, who did an excellent job on Jess’s hair.

For the first look I created a slightly golden brown smokey eye and I kept the skin quite fresh and dewy. The lips were left natural so the emphasis was all on Jess’s eyes.

The make up for the second look was kept the same and all I did was tidy it up a little to keep it fresh. Kirby changed the hair and a new outfit was selected.

The third look was a lot stronger and I felt that I needed to add something to the make up to make it bolder. I added a bold metallic red lipstick that looked amazing on Jess’s full lips.


For the last two looks we decided to go very feminine and pretty – for this I did very natural and soft make up on Jess, and Kirby put her hair up in an elegant up-do.

For these pictures Aaron made a ‘bed’ covered in chocolate coloured satin for Jess to lie on, giving these photos a glamorous feel.

Final photographs from the shoot:

Photography: Ched53 Photography /

Model: Jessica Abidde /

Hair: Kirby Blythe /

Make up: Me /

Accessories: Creations by Liv Free /

Behind the scenes photographs taken by myself and Kirby.

Shooting the El Wood 2013 Calendar

Last year I had the pleasure of working with stunning model El Wood for her 2013 calendar. She wanted modern glam make up and hair to compliment the fresh styling by talented stylist Natasha Lyons and with the great photographer Chris Harris on board, we got some fantastic shots on the day.

For the first few looks I kept the skin looking dewy with barely-there foundation and did the signature ‘El’ look of a kitten flick eyeliner and coral lipstick. I finished the look with a small drawn on beauty spot to give the make up a vintage glam feel.


I took the beauty spot away for the next looks and changed the lipstick to a pretty magenta colour. For one look I even added a little cat nose and whiskers!


The last looks were darker and bolder so I gave El a ‘lived in’ smoky eye to keep the look modern and rock ‘n’ roll. I also changed her lipstick to dark pink/red colour to make the overall look quite vampish.


Photography by Chris Harris:

Model is El Wood:

Styling by Natasha Lyons:

Make up and hair by me: