Craig’s Beauty Diary
Tis the season to be jolly…….jolly busy for this beauty boy that’s for sure. The past month has been a whirlwind of meetings, events and of course some celebrity meets not forgetting awards dinners too.
Of course I always make time for my product testing that goes without saying. Read on and enjoy all things beauty in my last installment of 2015’s beauty diary.
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Backstage, Beauty, Bafta's
The nations acting and industry talent were out in force at The Scottish Baftas which was held at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu Hotel and hosted by Edith Bowman. I had been invited my official make up sponsors MAC to join them for the celebrations. The cult make up brand were on hand backstage getting everyone red carpet ready. Jean and I were booked in for some beautification.
I’m not really, a make up wearer but when the bright lights and the big city call, a little complexion perfection never does one any harm. A good job as I spotted my old pal and celebrity photographer Alan Peebles, I’ve worked with Alan on many locations, campaigns and was even the MUA at his daughters wedding so he always seems to point and shoot whenever he sees me. I don’t have the heart to say I’m not one for pictures….yeah right!
Cher Webb, MAC’s Senior Artist reminded me just how good some of my original MAC favourites are. I was always a fan of MAC Face & Body Foundation because of the fluid almost water-like texture and natural feather- light finish it gives to the skin. Perfect when guys need some grooming because it makes skin look like skin. I always had one to hand when doing any beach or pool shoots because it is water resistant too.
When I start talking about make up, there is no stopping me, so when Cher and I got together it was lips, lids, lipstick and lashes for about an hour. Not that it took that long to paint my face of course. A great evening with an amazing brand, enjoying the success of Scottish talent.
Awards, Awards, Awards
London feels like a second home sometimes, I’m there pretty much every week with work. If it’s not press appointments, suppliers or PR meetings then it’s something beauty or brand related. My last trip was to attend two awards’ dinners on behalf of Fake Bake. 5 Minute Mousse won Best Self Tan product of 2015 at the Stylist Awards, a lovely breakfast ceremony held at the Waldorf Hotel. I caught up with Associate Editor for Beauty Joanna McGarry who was charming as ever. Joanna is real skincare fan and a fountain of knowledge and one of my favourite industry insiders.
Next stop was The Grand Connaught Rooms where Fake Bake’s 5 Minute Mousse received a Highly Commended for the Best New Tanning Product. I had a bit of a lump in my throat when Scream & Pout’s Blurfection, Smooth & Illuminate Primer also received a Highly Commended Award too. This was the first make up item I helped create with the brand and is a best seller already.
Before I flew home I had time meet up with my friend and colleague Vic as she was in London at a Christmas Gifting event at Library, a private members club on St Martins Lane. Fake Bake was giving the celebrity fans their favourite tans. Michelle Heaton was lovely as always and was with my old Pal Lizzy Cundy and the girls from pop group Stooshe were there too. What a vocal these girls delivered during their live acoustic on stage.