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[Interview] Red Carpet Makeup Artist Buster Knight

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Freelance Make-Up Artist Buster Knight – Profile (scroll down for the VIDEO!!!)

Tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Buster Knight, I am a freelance make up artist working mainly on red carpet/editorial and commercial projects.

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Did you always want to be a makeup artist?

Since I was 18. I’ve always been interested in art and have always wanted to expand my hobbies.

What was your first makeup job?

I worked for Laura Mercier on a counter in a department store. It was such a great learning experience as it taught me so much about different skin types and tones. I loved the challenge and it made me the artist I am today.

Can you tell us about a memorable moment you had while doing makeup?

Chloe Jasmine and I are always always laughing and a memorable moment
was recently we couldn’t stop laughing for about ten minutes. Every
time I went to apply her lipstick we laughed even harder. Not sure the
studio was happy being held up :-/chloe jazmine

What are some of the challenges facing men/women in the makeup industry?

I find people have an image in their mind of how they want to look, and I have to try and translate that onto their faces. This can be difficult as someone’s idea of a “smokey” eye can be different to mine and so I’ve learned that conversation is key and you can never have enough reference To work from.

What does it take to be successful in your industry?

Hard work. Determination . I am not just an artist, I am my own PR, PA, agent, manager and so this job takes a lot of patience and positivity, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

What are you favourite cosmetics and what makeup brushes do you currently use?

My favourite product of the minute is Scott Barnes Body Bling. I use it all over the body including the face to give a Hollywood glow.
I love Nanshy brushes, they effortlessly blend anything into the skin flawlessly and are a dream to clean.
They also look amazing and I get complimented on them constantly. A real must have for any working make up artist.

[Watch]Buster Knight making Binky’s Felstead lips look fuller:

Buster Knight
Freelance Make Up Artist
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Top Pick of Festive Make-up Looks

Christmas time is the perfect time of year to be more playful with your look. Party season demands creative, festive and glamorous make-up looks and is the ideal time of year to be a bit more experimental. Every year impressive make-up creations hit the press, blogs and social media sites, and many of us draw inspiration from others creative Christmas style.

I love how creative you all get with your make-up at Christmas, and so have put together my favourite 2014 make-up looks to inspire you:

1. Bronze chunky glitter & lashes

A great way to instantly inject a touch of festivity into your look is with glitter. Most versatile to use on the eyes, chunky glitter in winter shades is a great way to look glam with out too much fuss.

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I love this particular look, using chunky bronze glitter and lining the eyes. Eyes look festive yet alluring, perfect for your Christmas party or for new years eye

Top tip: To make glitter more intense wet your eye shadow brush before dipping into the glitter and patting onto the lids.

2. Top & bottom glitter

As a rule of thumb, I’d say glitter sits best on the top lid, but over Christmas feel free to go OTT on glitter and line your bottom lid with it too. I love this contrasting look, using a bold colour on top and a more subtle glitter on the bottom, all topped off with false lashes for a dramatic look.

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Top tip: Use an angled brush under the lid to apply glitter close to the lash line.

3. Doubling up

Typically it’s best to either go for a dramatic eye look, or lip, but not usually both. Most make-up rules can be abandoned during this time of year and for the most part anything goes. A gorgeous festive look is to go for a winged eye in a dark grey or charcoal (one with a little shimmer or glitter is great), and a berry lip.

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Top tip: Because you are going for a strong eye and lip look, instead of choosing black for the eye and a deep plum for the lips, instead choose charcoal for the eyes and a lighter plum or soft magenta on the lips for a wearable look.

4. Frosted lips

Make an impact with your smile by going for a bold glitter lip look. Perfect teamed with a subtle eye look or even natural looking false lashes, a glitter lip is a great alternative to glitter shadows and is one of those looks that near enough only works at Christmas. You can play around with almost all colours of glitter, but reds and berry shades work best.

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Top tip: Apply a lipstick of a similar shade to your glitter as a base, then pat on glitter using a firm brush. If you’re not quite ready to go full on with glitter try a glitter gloss instead.

Glitter, lashes, liner and shimmer are all great make-up products to easily achieve an impressive festive make-up look, I especially love glitter across the top lids with classic black winged liner. Share this with your friends and family who you know love festive looks and don’t forget to share your tips and tricks too!

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Behind the Scenes of Nanshy Masterclass with Barrie G and Youtube Vloggers

The Nanshy Makeup Masterclass took place on the 22nd of November 2014 at the Charles Fox studio in Covent Garden.

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We have had an amazing time learning new makeup skills with Celebrity Makeup Artist Barrie Griffith. He has presented us with 2 make-up looks:

Classic 1950’s Red Lip Makeup with Contouring and Highlighting (scroll down for video)


1970’s Studio 54 Makeup – Strong Party Colours (scroll down for video)



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Barrie is loving Nanshy brushes and he is using them to achieve flawless look on our beautiful model Dioni Tabbers


WATCH – Behind-the-scene Video:

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We’d like to thank following people for making this event so special:

Megan & Whitney
Laila & Yasmin
Pam Hughes
Rosie & Lauren
Peter & Dawn

Would you like to take a part in our next Masterclass? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to subscribe to become our Beauty Insider by signing up to our newsletter.

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6 Celebrity-Inspired Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks


Whether you’ve got a partner in your life or you’re single and living it up, finding the right makeup look for Valentine’s Day will keep you feeling fresh and looking beautiful. Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite makeup tips and tutorials for your Valentine’s Day makeup look, based on the latest in makeup trends.

  1. Shine bright like a diamond
  2. Smoky crimson
  3. Soft and cuddly
  4. Berry good indeed
  5. Ready to pounce
  6. Shut up and kiss me


Let the 6 Valentine’s Day makeup Looks begin!

1. Shine bright like a diamond

Shine bright like a diamond
Source Instagram @fentybeautyfan

Styled by Rihanna and with a focus on keeping your skin looking youthful, you’ll be left feeling fresh and cuter than Cupid with this hot new look. All you have to do is brush your highlight in a C-shaped motion from the top of your cheekbones right up to your temple using a high-quality fan brush. Next, for the ultimate shine effect, apply the same colour to your eyelids. Finally, coat your lips with a red lipstick, apply lip gloss and you’ll be left absolutely shining.

2. Smoky crimson

Hung Vanngo Makeup Look
Source Instagram @hungvanngo

Designed by Hung Vanngo, this look leaves a hot red smoky effect around your eyes and will make you feel so sexy you’ll hardly be able to stand it (and neither will your partner). To achieve this seductive Valentine’s Day makeup look, apply any deep red eyeshadow to the lower lash lines and the entire crease, extending upward and outward as you go. Blend the edges using a softer red eyeshadow and an eyeshadow blending brush. To complete the look, coat your lashes with a bold black mascara and try a rosy nude lipstick for your lips. That way, all of the focus will stay on your fiery eyes.

3. Soft and cuddly

Soft and cuddly
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If you want something super girly and delightfully endearing, this look, worn by the awesome Jennifer Lawrence, will leave potential suitors fighting over who gets to wrap you up snug in a blanket. First, you’ll need to apply a heavy layer of charcoal eyeliner. Follow this up with a soft pink shadow around the edges of your eyes and add a gentle shimmer to your tear ducts. This will draw extra attention to your eyes. To finish, try brushing the same soft pink shadow on your brow bone to really highlight your sultry side. To up your brow game, you could also consider getting a quality eye brush set.

4. Berry good indeed

Berry good indeed
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When you think Valentine’s, the first colour that pops into your head is probably bright red, but who says that you have to go with the crowd? Be adventurous and throw caution to the wind this Valentine’s Day with a berry coloured lipstick like this one, worn by Lupita Nyong’o. To create the perfect purple look, pair this up with smokey black eyeshadow and thick black mascara for long, gorgeous lashes. Before dipping into any purple shadows with your brushes, make sure that your brushes are clean with a top of the range brush soap to avoid any colour clashing accidents.

5. Ready to pounce

Ready to pounce
Source Instagram @bellahadid

One look that’s been trending of late is the cat eyes, as seen here worn by Bella Hadid. Create this Valentine’s Day makeup look that will leave you looking dangerously alluring on the 14th of February by using double-winged eyeliner to give you the ultimate feline features. Next, strategically place gold eyeshadow on the outer and inner corners of your eyes. Apply a touch of pink to your cheeks to complete this catty style, blending the colour in using a good blending sponge.

6. Shut up and kiss me

Shut up and kiss me
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If you want irresistible lips this Valentine’s, this look, worn by Margot Robbie, will make your pout appear soft, sexy and super kissable. This style relies on subtlety, which is why you’ll want to use a light pink lip stain, as opposed to a lipstick. This will give your lips a ‘just been kissed’ look. To really set this off, apply two layers of mascara to make your lashes look extra thick, or, if you’re feeling really fancy, try wearing a half set of lashes. Finally, brush a hint of pink across your cheeks with a blush brush.

7. ??? add your own idea in the comments section below

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Nanshy at the ROBERTS | WOOD presentation for London Fashion Week AW17

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Barely there make-up and dewy luminous skin featured at the ROBERTS | WOOD Fashion Week presentation on Sunday.
Acclaimed Make-Up Artist Nicola Moores-Brittin and her team used Nanshy make-up brushes to create a glowing natural look to compliment the emerging talents new collection.

The ROBERTS | WOOD show took place on Sunday 19th February at the BFC Presentation Space. ROBERTS | WOOD focused on a toned down and more darker mood for Autumn/Winter 17. Nicola used the Buffed Base and Conceal Perfector brushes to create a clear, dewy complexion and used the Contouring brush to lightly define cheekbones. Eyes were glossy and minimal, the Large Shader was used to apply a nude base, then clear gloss was applied with the Flat Definer brush for a slick finish. The look was made complete with a berry stained lip, Nicola used the Lip Brush to apply colour and buffed with the Eye Crease for a smudged appearance.