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Pennywise: Quick Tutorial

Pennywise: Quick Tutorial

sunaura-katie 17/10/2017 0
IT is one of the biggest films of 2017, and no doubt we'll see plenty of Pennywise-inspired looks out and about this Halloween. If you want to go all-out this year and go at the demon clown, read below for a product list and full instructions to become the scariest and most realistic Pennywise this Halloween!   What You'll Need: Glatzen Bald Cap - LargeCotton WoolKryolan GafquatKryolan Liquid Late...
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Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes: Part 2

Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes: Part 2

sunaura-katie 05/09/2017 0
  How often would you all clean your brushes if they are only used on yourself? In an ideal world we’d all clean our brushes every day, but realistically once a week would be fantastic and even once a month is absolutely fine. If left longer than that, the product will start to weigh down and weaken the brush hair. Bacteria will also build up and may cause unwanted break-outs and infections. For p...
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Cleaning Your Make-Up Brushes: Part One

Cleaning Your Make-Up Brushes: Part One

Sunaura 17/08/2017 0
 Whether you need to sterilize your brushes between clients or give your own make up brushes some TLC, brush cleaning is crucial for any makeup enthusiast or pro. Make up residue builds up over time on your brushes and the more product makeup brushes hold the stiffer they become and the harder they are to clean. Cleaning your brushes regularly means your brushes apply makeup evenly and you’ll get ...
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All The Info You Need on... PRIMERS!

All The Info You Need on... PRIMERS!

Sunaura 27/06/2017 0
ALL THE INFO YOU NEED ON: PRIMERS!     Whether you're a fan of a full face of make-up, or just a bit of tinted moisturiser and some lip balm, you'll find that primers are a godsend when it comes to creating a smooth base and combating shine!    WHAT IS PRIMER, ANYWAY?  Essentially, primer creates a barrier between your skin and your make-up. It's a colourless cream (most of the time!) and it creat...
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Your guide to our essential fake bloods!

Your guide to our essential fake bloods!

Sunaura 20/06/2017 0
 Your Guide to our Essential (Fake) Bloods   Fake blood has come a long way since Alfred Hitchcock used chocolate syrup in the 1960 thriller Psycho; the advancements in TV and film quality have meant the quality of theatrical blood has had to develop too! The blood you choose to use will depend on a number of factors such as whether it is for TV, film, stage production, photo shoot or even just fo...
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Mila d'Opiz's Beach Bag Essentials!

Mila d'Opiz's Beach Bag Essentials!

Sunaura 13/06/2017 0
  While days at the beach and pool can be relaxing, it can be hard on the skin. Keeping your skin protected and moisturised is essential.  We’ve compiled a list of beach bag essentials to help you stay cool and hydrated this summer.   Skin Vital Moisturising Lotion Mila d’Opiz Moisturising Lotion is light weight, lightly scented and is perfect for long days at the beach or pool! It has UVA protect...
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Interview with SOLICK Magazine creator TEE ELLIOTT

Interview with SOLICK Magazine creator TEE ELLIOTT

Sunaura 06/06/2017 0
INTERVIEW WITH TEE ELLIOTT MAKE-UP ARTIST AND FOUNDER OF SOLICK MAGAZINE  In this week's blog, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Tee Elliott, a freelance make up artist specialising in editorial work , fashion, bridal, tv, film and sfx. She holds an ITEC Diploma in Fashion, Theatre and Media Make Up and was one of the top ten makeup artists choosen by Val Garland on online Makeup Mast...
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Our annual Mila d'Opiz Seminar!

Our annual Mila d'Opiz Seminar!

Sunaura 02/05/2017 0
Every year, we hold an annual conference in the UK for our Mila d'Opiz salons-- we find this is great for our customers and salons as we can update them on new developments and products, as well as information on marketing and training seminars! This year, our seminar was held in the Chiltern Hotel in Luton, and both Claire and Lindsay were in attendance. We had Lindsay write up this blog for thos...
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GUEST BLOG: Veronica McAleer's favourite MaqPro palettes

GUEST BLOG: Veronica McAleer's favourite MaqPro palettes

Sunaura 24/04/2017 1
Veronica McAleer on her Favourite MaqPro Paris Palettes  This week we have Veronica McAleer back again-- this time she's talking about her favourite MaqPro Paris 10 Colour Palettes! If you remember, Veronica is a two-time Oscar nominated and Emmy Award-winning make-up artist and hair stylist. She's worked on hundreds of films including Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown, Pirates of the Caribbean, The ...
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All About Tweezers

All About Tweezers

Sunaura 18/04/2017 0
  Really good quality tweezers are a must for anyone who is interested in make-up, skincare, and looking their best. Imagine having spent all that time and effort getting your make-up looking just right, only to look in the mirror and see stray hairs interfering with your eyeshadow! Men will also routinely pluck out stray eyebrow hairs or tidy up bushy eyebrows, and cheap, inferior quality tweezer...
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GUEST POST: Nichola Graham on her essential products!

GUEST POST: Nichola Graham on her essential products!

Sunaura 27/03/2017 0
 In this week's guest blog, we have professional make-up artist Nichola Graham chatting about some of her favourite products in Sunaura!   Nichola is an accomplished make-up artist with over seventeen years experience in the high-end make-up industry. She specialises in bridal and airbrush make-up, and has worked with many different brands and leading photographers and directors. Some of her portf...
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GUEST BLOG: With Veronica McAleer, talking all about glues

GUEST BLOG: With Veronica McAleer, talking all about glues

Sunaura 16/03/2017 0
 For this blog, we have a special guest contributor! Veronica McAleer is a two-time Oscar-Nominated and Emmy Award-Winning make-up artist and hair stylist. You might be most familiar with her work in Shakespeare in Love (see image, left, where she is applying a wig to Dame Judi Dench) and Mrs Brown (both of which she was nominated for an Oscar) but she has worked on hundreds of other film producti...
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Irish Bodypainting Festival

Irish Bodypainting Festival

Sunaura 09/03/2017 0
  We attended the first Irish Bodypainting Festival last weekend in Back Loft, and had great time! We set up a pop-up shop so all of the bodypainters could see all of the different facepaints, bodypaints, and other fun products we stock.  We had Orla Byrne (AKA The Glorified Face Painter-- have a look at her Facebook page!) with us, turning our fantastic model Tracey Sayers into a stunning "Sun Au...
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Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to our new website!

Sunaura 11/02/2017 0
 Hello, and welcome to our brand new, revamped website! We thought we’d take this opportunity to give you a little tour around the site—show you what’s new in terms of features and usability, and give you a little insight as to why we decided to upgrade our site and also how we did it.     Design    Old vs New Website!  Hopefully the first thing you noticed about the site is that it looks quite di...
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