Chloe Charlemagne

This up and coming young artist is fantastic, not only is she super talented she is super sweet too. The Laila Gold team often works with media management teams to build or perfect the public image of new talent.

Here are a few stills from the 1st video shoot for Chloe Charlemagne’s first album, it is still untitled but as soon as I know you guys will know!

"Don't lie to me" Video Shoot

Special Occasion – Hair & Makeup

We provide superb hair & makeup packages for all occasions; from weddings & graduations to fashion shows & photo-shoots. We also provide private one on one lessons & group workshops in the privacy of your own home or at our bespoke studio in Nottingham.

Here of a couple of examples of how to use the seasons hottest colour: M.A.C shadow in Chrome Yellow

Don’t count on just anyone when you need to look your best; the team at Laila Gold Beauty are here with a wealth of experience in hair, makeup & fashion along with the highest level in client care. You can rest assured that you will be well taken care of and we are more than able to achieve any look you desire.

Jacqui & Tony’s Wedding- 17th July 2010

Last Minute Bride

I always advice brides to have a makeup trial well in advance in order to make adjustments & changes in a stress free atmosphere, making sure you look your loveliest on the day. Believe me .. wedding day nerves play havoc with all decision making capabilities. However our team is experienced in working in high pressure situations and welcome last minute bookings.  Even if its the week before the wedding, we may be able to help. Don’t let last minute worries stress you out. Contact us like the lovely Jacqui who was planning to do her own wedding makeup but realised 2 weeks before that she had enough to be nervous about without running the risk of looking so-so on her big day. A friend referred her to Laila Gold Beauty and we were able to produce her dream look without a trial.  If we aren’t fully booked on your date you can count on us to make you simply stunning.

Brides makeup & lace wig application & styling by LailaGoldBeauty.co.uk

Taraji …The Karate Kid premiere

Dress: Naeem Khan

The lovely Taraji P Henson hit the red carpet on Monday night for the new Karate kid movie wearing this stunning bead/mirror embellished sheath dress. The reflective black and gold dress by Naeem Khan (Fall 2010) was paired some strappy black heels by Rene Caovilla  and pewter/metallic nail polish. I’m loving her decision to leave the accessories at home as the dress is a statement piece all on its own!

Judith Leiber clutch

My favourite part of the whole look is this black beaded clutch.

In recent times Taraji has been rocking the red carpet pretty hard and looking great doing it. I love the overall look she has here the makeup and hair are understated with a bit of fun added… the pink lipstick the wave to the asymmetrical bob.

I’m not usually a fan of this tone of pink lipstick but it really suits her, I’m feeling the nude eyeshadow with the heavy liner… she is also rocking the makeup product of the moment …  false lashes (im not keen on them)

Monica… Game 3 of NBA Finals

One of my favourite recording artists Monica sang the American National Anthem at last nights 2010 NBA  Finals (before game 3) between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics; the event was held at TD garden in Boston Massachusetts. Lakers won Game 3 over Celtics with a total score of 91-84; the score is currently 2-1 in the best of 7 games to be played during the NBA Finals in favour of the Los Angeles Lakers.       … Can Lakers win again?

… Any way back to Monica!

She wore skin-tight white pants and a warm creamy coloured jacket with some very sparkly christian louboutin heels.

Monica’s hair & makeup are flawless as always but although im not hating the outfit…. it could have been better. For me, Monica misses the style mark more often than not;… I just wish she made the most of her gorgeous figure… this outfit makes her very unbalanced it would have looked better with a more fitted jacket in order to give her a shape. I don’t want to be mean because I adore Monica’s music and I’ve been a massive fan of hers since “Miss Thang” but honestly she needs a stylist… Just to point her in the right direction.

Love the shoes though!

Here is a look at the performance… What do you think?

M.A.C Cosmetics

 As my friends know I luv MAC cosmetics, use them both professionally and personally. They have a great selection of makeup for all skin types and most importantly all ethnicities making it a one stop shop for my clients and I.    

First start with a light weight moisturizer like MAC Studio Moisture Fix, it’s water based and contains Shea Butter and Vitamin E in a time release liposome that nourishes the skin all day long, it’s great for all skin types especially Normal to Dry.

Face:Your best investment is a great looking foundation that can even out the skin tone and texture; MAC Mineralized Satinfinish SPF Foundation for a dewy or satin looking finish or MAC Select SPF 15 for a natural Matte finish.

Eyes:  Choose colours that have enough depth to create dimension on the eyes. Mixing textures on the eyes such as a frost texture for your eyelid, and a more matte shade in the crease will give you a truly polished look. Pair these shadows with great brushes and even a beginner can create a perfected look.
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 If you are a more natural beauty choose colours that are rich, bronze browns or burgundies, remembering that colours that are closest to your skin tone are going to appear more natural because they will have less contrast on the skin. Some suggestions would be MAC eye shadows in Mulch, Mythology or Trax for the lid of the eye. Apply these shades on the entire lid of the eye with a #239 brush. For the crease I would suggest Saddle or Cork eye shadow using the #224 brush starting near the inner corner of your crease and blend out. You can also use eye shadow as eye liner as well! Colours like Sketch, Embark or Carbon make great liner utilizing the #266 brush you can create a long wearing line that gives great definition to the eye and lash line. Add two coats of black mascara to the top and bottom lashes to finish your look.

Cheeks:   An absolute must have is MAC Peaches Sheertone blush it’s a soft kiss of colour that looks beautiful on the apple of the cheek. Using a soft domed shaped brush like MAC’s #129 or #109 in a circular motion on the apple of the cheek will help give just the right application. 

Lips:   There are so many options for lips, especially when the eyes are soft and defined. In order to keep things soft try sheer, glossy or frosted shades of burgundies, browns or soft pinks. Some great options from M.A.C are Oh Baby or C-thru lipglass or Spice it Up lipstick. If you want to make a statement without saying a word a bolder lip colour will do the trick.