The week before my twenty-first birthday I was an unorganised mess : my best friend had yet to return from a month in Ibiza, I had nothing to wear and worst of all my makeup artist pulled out last minute leaving me to run around Manchester frantically trying to find somebody to do it.
After some serious searching I was put in touch with Janine Dixon an amazing freelance makeup artist who previously worked for Mac for ten years, she now co-owns ArtisteCreative makeup and is absolutely brilliant. Now after looking at Artiste Creative's instagram ( artistemakeup ) I was already expecting great things, however what Janine did ended up being absolutely amazing.
Using products mainly by Motives Cosmetics with a smattering of Mac thrown in she created a lovely smokey eyed look complete with contour and fantastic eyebrows that really suited my complexion and eye color. I received so many compliments both from family, friends and strangers on my night out and it absolutely made my day knowing it was so well done.
The entire look cost £40, which included false eyelashes that I was able to keep ( and have since worn several times over ) and the makeup stayed on from when Janine completed it at around 3pm to when I stumbled through my front door at almost 6am. She was an absolute pleasure to talk to, and I would happily recommend her to anyone for any special occasion.