Author Archives: simonegrahammakeupartist

David Longshaw SS2016

30 Sept

A wonderful day shooting with some amazingly talented creatives today shooting the SS16 look book for designer David Longshaw.  David is one of the most exciting designers to emerge in the last couple of years. After graduating from Central St Martins and the RCA and stints at Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara, David began his own label in 2013.

It was a wonderful, also, to meet Davids wife, talented designer and jewellery maker Kirsty Ward.

Davids’ designs are beautiful and I look forward to seeing the post production images.

Designer – David Longshaw
Photographer – Alexander Jordan
Model – Candice Blackburn
Makeup & Hair – Me @ The Fix


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LFW SS16 – Faustine Steinmetz

Sept 19

The first of the three shows I worked on this season and it was an epic show.  Faustine Steinmetz is an amazing designer who  spins, dyes and weaves all her own fabrics. She reproduces iconic pieces by hand and her work is stunning.

I was absolutely honoured to be part of the makeup team, led by the gorgeous, lovely and mega talented makeup maven Lucy J Bridge, of Streeters.

The look Lucy designed was pared back, slept in and texture-lised, echoing the clothing it complemented.

Show – Faustine Steinmetz

Makeup KeyLucy J Bridge of Streeters

Makeup Assistant Team memberSimone Graham

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Fashion Lookbook Shoot

May 30

Today I had the pleasure of doing the makeup for a fashion Lookbook.  Kited Teddy is an upcoming brand owned by the fab Kite.

I had the absolute joy of working with a wonderful team to create some stunning images.  I look forward to the final images.

The photographer, Emma J Lewis, picked the imposing background of St Paul’s cathedral London for the majority for the first series of images where the models were modelling the evening wear.

Later, for the day dresses we moved to Millenium Bridge which provided great views up the river to Tower Bridge.

For the final series we moved to Ave Maria street behind St Paul’s which have some beautiful modern stainless steel sculptures which provided a wonderful visual contrast to the stately Cathederal.

It was so lovely to be in London on a sunny Saturday and I even had a chance to broadcast a live Periscope video during the shoot.  Im fairly new too Periscope but do follow me so you get notifications of all broadcasts I make.

The Team

Makeup: Me

Hair: Jenny Tellet owner of Minky Arts

Photographer:  Emma J Lewis Photography

Models: Hollie Onslow-Cole & Jennifer O

For: Kited Fashion


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Shoot With Dan Clarke Photographer

Mar 8

A great day shooting the theme ‘colour’ with Dan Clarke photographer.

There were two looks for the day.  A 1960-‘s inspired pastel and funky lashes look teamed with a fantastic beehive inpired do by hairstylist Jenny Tellet.  We had the perfect muse with italian model Georgia Mos.  Absolutely stunning.

The second look was punk inspired with featured brows and red lips and cheeks to give the whole feel a retro 80’s vibe.  I kept the skin very natural with shine to give a modern feel and stop the look from being dated.  The model Betheny-Alice Wright is a dancer as well as model and Dan was able to capture some lovely movement with his camera.

A fun and inspiring day.


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‘Misleading’ Shoot

May 3

This was a wonderful shoot to be part of.  The photographer Amber Charach was an absolute pro.  It’s always inspiring to work with a photographer who has a clear vision of what they want to achieve from the work and the knowledge and skill to achieve it.

Candice Osman, the model, really channeled the ‘witchy and dark’ vibe beautifully and created some gorgeous images.

The makeup was in silver and black tones with shimmer to reflect the almost other-worldly feel.  I love the shots with the deep, blood red lip especially.


  • MAC Pro Longwear foundation & eye pencil in ‘Smoulder’, Blot Powder, brow pencil in brunette and lip pencil in Red.
  • Sleek ‘Bad Girl’ eye shadow palette & Sleek Face Forming Contouring & Blush palette & Sleek Makeup Lip4 in Tease
  • Max Factor mascara
  • Boots No7 Lip Pencil in Nude
  • Gosh Cosmetics Brow Palette
  • Loreal Paris Color Riche Collection Exclusive Nudes in Cheryl
  • Models own lashes – A-MA-ZING.  No falsies needed!!!

Makeup & Hair: Me
Photographer: Amber Charach
Model: Candice Osman

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Boy Magazine Shoot

April 24

This was such a fun shoot to work on as the models, Giordano and Lily were ace and the photographer Ernela was amazing as she used retro equipment; polaroid, instamatic and a 1980’s analog camera to get the right feel for her for Boy Magazine.

Can’t wait to see the final images.

Photographer: Ernela Vukaj
Models: Giordano Fabrizina & Lily Bertrand-Web
Makeup & Hair: me.


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Greenwich Shoot

April 9

It was a gorgeous warm spring day in London and the photographer Katie took full advantage of the sunshine with some great outdoor shots.

The studio was an oven however, and keeping the products in my kit from melting and the makeup from sliding off the models face was a challenge.  But we got some amazing shots.  Can’t wait to see the post production images.

Photographers: Katie Blench
MUA: Simone Graham
Stylist: Fashion Stylist
Model: @Nicole & Ingrid Williams from  MiLK Management; Adara Schwartz and Issy from PRM Models.

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