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Love Island Competition

Hello Beyou beauties

This week we are teaming up with Love Island’s sassy babe Georgia Steel to bring the glam to you & offering the winner a free makeup appointment with one of our fab Beyou Makeup Artists.

How to enter:

  1. Create a makeup look inspired by Georgia & upload the photo to instagram using the Hashtag #GEORGIASISLANDSTYLE.
  2. Follow @geesteelx & @getbeyou

Winner will be announced Monday 25th June 2018 and shoutouts to the winner will be given on both @getbeyou & @geesteelx

Good luck!

Charlotte & Nawal

 

Georgia Steel Love Island

Summer Proof Makeup Tips Part 1

The Beyou Make-Up Artists’ Tips & Tricks for the Summer Heat.

We LOVE summer, but there’s nothing worse than feeling your make-up melting off when the temperature rises. Using their hero beauty products, the pro make-up artists from Beyou, the make-up artist on demand app, share their tried and tested sweat-proof tips to keep your make-up looking fresh and fabulous through summer:

1.  Pool-Side Primer

Stephanie Traore: ‘Turn your make-up waterproof by using the Hourglass Veil Primer before your base. This state of the art silky primer is perfect for summer partying as it extends your make-up and has an SPF of 15 to help shield your skin from the sun. Another longevity trick, that also helps minimise shine, is to apply a light dusting of powder ahead of your foundation.

2.  Fix Your Foundation

Anna Baxter: ‘Summer heat is a challenge and Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup is my go-to foundation for long lasting coverage. Its transfer-resistant formula and semi-matte finish can last up to 24 hours so is perfect to keep skin looking fresh in the heat.’

Summer Proof makeup

 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

Hourglass Veil Primer

Bridal Beauty Base Tricks – Part 2

Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her special day. It’s not just a BIG day, it’s a long day, so makeup needs serious staying power! Using their hero beauty products, the pro make-up artists from Beyou, the make-up artist on demand app, share their tried and tested tips to keep make-up looking fresh and fabulous the whole day long:

3. Ace of Base:

Lexie Taylor: ‘If you want long lasting, good coverage, I personally love Mac Studio Fix Foundation. It’s fairly heavy duty, but can be mixed with a little bit of moisturiser and blended well for a lighter coverage if preferred. This is especially great for wedding makeup (I have seen many brides cry and it does not budge!).’

4. Clever Concealer:

Lexie Taylor: ‘I am obsessed with MAC Select Cover-Up concealers. These are a make-up artist’s favourite for their kits. Not only do they cover blemishes amazingly, they also do not budge!’

5. Blend & Fix:

Sarah Williams: ‘A Beautyblender or sponge creates a base that lasts a lot longer as you’re pushing the product into the skin. Just remember to wet the Beautyblender first so all your product doesn’t just absorb into the sponge.’

Anna Baxter: ‘Finally, finish off your look with a setting spray for extra durability. Try cult product Urban Decay All Nighter Spray, or NYX Matte Finish setting spray for those on a budget.’

 

urban decay all nighter setting spray

Beauty Blender

Bridal Beauty Base Tricks – Part 1

Every bride wants to look her absolute best on her special day. It’s not just a BIG day, it’s a long day, so makeup needs serious staying power! Using their hero beauty products, the pro make-up artists from Beyou, the make-up artist on demand app, share their tried and tested tips to keep make-up looking fresh and fabulous the whole day long:

 

1. Skin Prep:

Anna Baxter, ‘Prepping the skin is a vital step when it comes to creating the perfect base. This is particularly important for someone with an oily skin type. Although it may be tempting not to moisturise, do not to skip this step. Use an oil-free moisturiser followed by an oil-controlling or mattifying primer. The primer will help to smooth out the texture of the skin and keep your makeup in place all day.’

Sarah Williams, ‘Unless you are prone to extremely dry skin, avoid thick moisturisers and eye creams as they take longer to absorb. Charlotte Tilbury has a range of dry sheet masks that create glowy skin ready and prepped for makeup.’

2. Primer Perfection:

Stephanie Traore, ‘Turn your make-up waterproof by using Hourglass Veil Primer before your base. This state of the art silky primer is perfect for summer partying as it extends your make-up and has an SPF of 15 to help shield your skin from the sun. Another longevity trick, that also helps minimise shine, is to apply a light dusting of powder ahead of your foundation.’

Hourglass veil primer

Charlotte Tilbury instant magic facial dry sheet

 

 

Easter Weekend Offer

It’s the two-day countdown to the Easter weekend! Here at Beyou HQ, we get equally excited about all the delicious chocolate treats AND the fact that it’s an extra long weekend! Code, more partying and fun with our friends!

If you are planning to make the most of the bank holiday with a weekend of decadence, why not take advantage of our Easter special offer and arrange for a professional makeup artist to come to your home and make you look extra gorgeous?

The Beyou Easter Weekend Special Offer: £45 full-face make up appointments (for any appointments booked from Wednesday 28thMarch to the end of Monday 2ndApril 2018.*)

To book and redeem this offer, please email us on sayhello@getbeyou.com providing us with the following information and we will find you some available makeup artists to choose from:

Date:

Time:

Location:

Eyelashes:

Number of people to be Beyou’d:

Budget pp: (£35-£50, £50-£75, £75-£100, £100+)

 

Download the app free from App Store to view our make-up artists and to select your favourite one to book.

*subject to the artists location and availability.

 

The Getaway Glow Getter trend

Let The Ibiza Look Inspire You when You Jet Set Off This Summer!

Our pro make-up artists bring you their top tips to channel Ibiza cool when getting beach and pool-side ready this summer. Whatever your destination, get in on the GLOW trend that’s set to be MASSIVE as the temperature soar this Summer.

Glow trend makeup

Glowing Goddess 

Capture and enhance your summer glow to create the perfect backdrop to showcase bright pops of colour.

Fabio: ‘Put Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks in your suitcase as these quick pops of cheek and lip colour and are brilliant to use on the go. Also make the most of the way the sun plays on skin and catches the sunlight with Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter. You’ll be picture perfect!’

Sarah: ‘Capturing sexy summer skin is easy with all the highlighters and shimmers on the market. A personal favourite is from boho Ibiza icon Charlotte Tilbury. Her Hollywood Glow Wand is everything you need to give you beautiful glowy sun kissed skin. A bright lip is always a winner on holiday and MAC’s Lady Danger is just perfect!’

Stephanie: ‘Use Tan Luxe’s Illuminating Stick for a regal body glow. Simply smooth over your limbs to keep you Ibiza-ready all summer long! Don’t be afraid to go wild with bold colours. Pops of blue on the inner eye corner or a flash of hot pink on the lips is perfect for summer.’

Balearic Beauties – the GLITTER trend!

Let The Ibiza Look Inspire You when You Jet Set Off This Summer!

Our pro make-up artists bring you their top tips to channel Ibiza cool when getting beach and pool-side ready this summer. Whatever your destination, get in on the GLITTER trend that’s set to be MASSIVE as the temperature soar this Summer.

Beyou Gypsy Shrine

Glitter Goddess

Embrace your creativity and highlight your assets with glitter and jewels to capture the summer sparkle vibe!

Stephanie: ‘Ibiza is all about rocking the most eccentric, glam version of yourself! Gypsy Shrine is the perfect place to go if you want to sparkle like no other this summer. They have pre-made stick on face and body jewels designs and loose glitter, as fine or as chunky as you dare to go.’

Sarah: ‘The most flattering way to wear glitter is to create a glitter ‘C’ shape around one eye. You can also try taking the direction of the spread of glitter up high and blown out towards the hairline to give a lifted and dynamic look. I like to use PawPaw Ointment to fix glitter to the face and absolutely adore the gems and jewels over at Gypsy Shrine!’

Lexie: ‘Glitter is a massive summer trend. My tip for applying glitter is to use VO5 hair gel as it’s amazing at holding glitter in place. Don’t be afraid to take glitter beyond your face and into your hair! Try adding glitter to lips as a quick way to embrace the trend. Use your normal lipstick then add a touch of gloss and a dab of glitter. Or try the pre-made jewel and glitter designs that you simply stick on and you’re good to go.’

Beyou Gypsy Shrine Beyou Gypsy Shrine Beyou Gypsy Shrine

Best Friends in Beauty Business

Female entrepreneurs are leading a revolution in the world of business thanks to the advances in technology giving rise to self-employed women turning their business dreams into reality.

The Business Opportunity: After spotting a gap in the beauty app market, best friends Charlotte Green and Nawal Alkhedairy took the plunge to create and launch their own beauty app. In 2017, their creation Beyou was born, a free mobile app that allows you to book make-up artists straight to your door. Beyou’s ethos is to achieve the best version of yourself, while celebrating your own individual look and style.

From Classroom to Company: Having met at school in London at the age of 11, Charlotte and Nawal, now both 30 years old, have a long running history of discovering beauty together. As teens, they would do each others make-up and experiment with new looks in their bedrooms. As adults, they had both spent several years living abroad in Dubai, where they became accustomed to the UAE’s booming beauty market and the high level of treatments and services on offer. Upon returning to London, both Charlotte and Nawal had a fresh perspective on the beauty industry and were inspired to raise the bar in the on demand app market.

Charlotte had played a dominant role in her law career until recently becoming a mother in 2017 and Nawal comes from an events management background, having worked for a high-end luxury fashion brand. The duo combined their passion for beauty and their entrepreneurial drive to become business partners.

 

One makeup rule you should never break


This week we asked Beyou’s make-up artist’s to share their one makeup rule that you should NEVER EVER break:

SKIN PREP IS KEY:

  • “Prep the skin, lots of moisturisers is key to a flawless base” – Fabio
  • “Skin Prep. Good hydration is a key to good looking skin, and skin is the key to good looking make-up!” – Maya
  • “Never skip primer! If you think your foundation looks flawless in the morning but notice it breaks up or looks fatigued later on you have probably skipper primer. It creates a smooth and flawless base for your foundation to adhere to, making sure it lasts the day. My favourite is Diorskin Forever and Ever – one universal shade, oil free, SPF 20 with extreme hold.” – Suzanne
  • “ Never skip skin care in your routine its the foundation of great makeup!” – Emily

REMOVING MAKEUP:

  • “Never ever sleep in makeup!!” – Sarah
  • “Always remove your makeup at the end of the day. It helps to prevent ageing and properly cared for skin leaves you with the perfect canvas for your next look!’ – Laura

HYGIENE:

  • “When it comes to applying makeup I really don’t believe in sticking to the ‘rules’. There is no rules..aslong as it looks good you can switch up brushes/products etc…but my one rule I wouldn’t break is…Washing your makeup brushes. Not only is it important to be super hygienic..makeup goes on a lot smoother with nice fresh brushes.” – Lexi

MAKING YOUR MAKEUP LAST LONGER

  • Stephanie Traore – “Always powder after putting on make-up to keep your face shine-free all day:”

DO WHAT YOU’VE GOT TO DO:

  • “Makeup is art and I always say to my clients there are no rules. You do what you gotta do, however you gotta do it to create the look you want to achieve.” – Jess

 

Removing makeup