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I’m a professional hair and make up artist raised and based in Nairobi, with seven years of experience in the Hair and Make up industry. I pride myself on being a fun, creative and energetic person that seeks to infuse my talents into my work and the content I create.

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Look of the Week : Lips and Lashes

This is a great minimalistic look that is all about striking the perfect balance between red lips and fluttery lashes. Best of all – it packs a great punch with very little effort!   Step 1 - Be sure to start with a light foundation base for flawless skin. Hide any blemishes and/or dark circles with a tinted moisturizer and concealer. Step 2 -Leave your eyes completely bare and pack on at least two layers of mascara to give your lashes tons of volume and definition. I use Maybelline Colossal Volume Express – Its always handy in my purse for a quick top-up. Step 3 - Pick a bold red colour...

Look of the Week : Color Blast

When it comes to make up, color, used properly both communicates and attracts. Color can change your mood, lift your spirits and best of all, lift the spirits of those around you. In this look of the week I want to inspire you to give daring colors a place in your make up regimen. Whether you're faced with gloomy weather or bogged down in routine, adding some great lip and eye colors to your make up regime can give you the boost you need to get through the day while making a bold statement about who you are. I used the vibrant greens and yellows in the Anestasia Beverly...

Look of the Week : Delirious

My inspiration for this look comes from a great little set of Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On eyeliners that I have been enjoying. It's a collection of matts, metallics and vivid neutrals, called Delirious. These liners are creamy, intensely pigmented, waterproof and come in fabulous shades. I don't usually use pencil liners to apply my winged liner but these 24 hour liners deposit lots of color without having to apply too much pressure. I was thrilled with the result. I used Delirious, a vivid purple,on my upper lash line, extending it outwards to create a wing. I then used Zodiac,a deep metallic green with a hint of sparkle, on...

Look of the Week : Street Cred

In the vast colour spectrum of lipstick, red represents classic bombshell glamour, however the shades just a few notches below it are something far more enigmatic. I have small lips so I never thought this trend spoke to me but trying it out was totally worth it and really gave me a confidence boost and brought out my tough side. For dark-lipstick novices, the berry family, from magenta to plum, is the easiest, least intimidating entry point. When talking about lips I have to address the over lining trend. The Internet is packed with 'How to get Kylie Jenner Lips' and how to successfully over line your lips...

Look of the Week : Fan-tastic

I am by no means a football fanatic but when the team I support is playing for a huge championship like the EuroCup, I can't help but show my support. What better way to do that than with my make up. Take your teams colors and incorporate them into your look. Get into the game! Photos by MGPhotostudio - Masha Grosman Model-Celeste Richard...

Look of the Week : Oh Betty!

The colorful 1950's was possibly the most glamorous decade for make-up. It certainly has its share of beauty icons, think Audrey Hepburn or Sophia Loren. Their make up looks defined an era that was without a doubt the age of glamour and sass. Now, almost 70 years later, it's still a staple and lots of fun to incorporate into your personal style. When thinking old school glamour your mind automatically goes to a powdery base, winged cat eyes and red lips. Here's how I created my perfect pin up look. Start with your usual creamy foundation base and set it with plenty of powder such as M.A.C Studio Fix for...

Look of the Week : Playing with Fire

In this rainy Nairobi weather, there’s no better way to stand out than to keep your style smoking hot and the most exciting way to do this is with some great pops of color. Orange and red might not be your immediate go to when thinking eye shadow but trust me these shades look great on all skin tones and will warm up your look in an instant. Start with red on the crease of your eye, (I used M.A.C Strike While Haute Matte eyeshadow) then shade it out with an exciting orange like M.A.C Red Brick Matte eyeshadow.  Smoke out your lower lash line with the same pigments...

Look of the Week : On the Run

We are always so busy trying to juggle different tasks during the day that nothing tastes quite as good as an after work drink with friends. Last week I gave you my take on the minimalist no make up look. This week I want to show you how to take it from day to night using only a few products in your bag and saving you loads of time when shifting from work to play. The minimalist look is the ultimate base and can be easily intensified in seconds. Your nighttime look should be an amped up version of your daytime makeup, the trick is to add more...

Look of the Week : Sucker for Summer

Even though our weather is always changing, anyone who sits in traffic in Nairobi for 5 minutes knows that summer’s here. I reckon your make up should heat up too. One of my favorite current trends is the orange lip, it's a daring look and very flattering if executed properly. Orange shades, unlike red or pink lip colors, don’t have saturated blue or red undertones, so they warm and brighten every skin tone. Don’t be a clown. The most important tip I can give you when wearing orange lipstick is to steer clear of pink- and red-toned blushes and eyeshadows, these shades clash with orange. Instead pair it with...

Introducing Look of the week by Joey

Each week I'm going to share with you everyday beauty tips, tricks and advice on products that I love and rely on to create my looks. I express myself and the way I feel through make up and fashion and love to go out of my comfort zone. I want to provide you with the tools to do the same, whether you're dressing up for a client meeting a romantic dinner or a night out with the girls....