going on all these shoots, i have certainly learned a few tips with make up – i certainly dont know where to start, but increasingly i see what the professionals use. a big favourite is laura mercier for complexions -the primer definitely gives you an all over radiant glow, the tinted moisturiser for a natural glow with a hint of coverage, the multi minerals powder to get rid of the shine, but still look luminous and natural; eve lom also makes a luminous primer with spf 30 for extra protection in the summer months; mac for eye colours as they have great colours and lasting power, llamasqua for lips – perfect reds and strong lasting colour, paul and joe for pretty colours and pretty containers, stila for blush. you can learn the secrets too from katie reynolds, powderpuff girls, her book on vintage make up style is now published with the other 2 books in the series (i took photos)- its a simple step by step on how to wear simple make up to dramatically change your style – so you can go 40’s hollywood glam or 70’s sunshine glow. she used llamasqua red lipstick below, which is a strong perfect red, but its always best to try them out personally as skin tones are so different and this affects the final colour. my favourite red lipstick is by shu uemura – its moisturising as well as loaded with colour and for a red lip stain, lipstick queen has a great deep red crayon, which is easy to put on quickly. always a classic, chanel has beautiful shades of red lipstick. if you are really stuck, beauty mart cleverly selects the best of each product, so unlike most make up counters, they have selected the best lipsticks, the best cleanser from all the brands.