Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday Chatroom - Eve Learmonth Make-up Artist


There really is no better way to kick off our chatroom series than with a friend who is basically family and someone who I have personally got to witness go from strength to strength as an artist and business woman in the last couple of years. I got together with Eve in her beautiful Edinburgh Make-up studio on a freezing cold Thursday night a few weeks ago. Cheryl the ever talented nail artist had a client in so Eve and I excused ourselves to the sofas for a chat on a very familiar topic of ours, Make-up

Eve who currently owns a beauty studio in the east side of Edinburgh specialising in make-up, hair and nails, she has always wanted to offer women a unique beauty experiences where the atmosphere is chilled and inviting. The shop is always bustling with great music and laughter. The studio has an almost girls getting ready for a night out feeling at the weekend. A make-up artist as well as a young business woman herself Eve started working on beauty counters as a teenager, she was always interested in art and knew she wanted to translate that passion into a career. 


It is fair to say that counter work isn't the easiest, and seriously hard graft at the weekend for any aspiring make-up artist. This is the way Eve trained in make-up and she honed her craft working for different luxury beauty brands and learning technique and product knowledge as she went. She worked on a variety of counters which allowed Eve to develop a style that is versatile mixing the trend driven, modern make-up styles with a more classic technique that focuses on bringing out natural beauty.  

Eve discussing her favourite type of client and worst type of client, she said 'I love brides but girls coming in before a night out has to be my favourite. They are always in a good mood, always buzzing and excited. They are telling me what they are wearing, where they are going, what they are drinking. It's like all the girls who are in the salon at the same time having that girl getting reading feeling together' 

'I get this all time but someone who says I really want to have my make-up like Kim Kardashian but really natural, or ask for a smokey eye but they do not want a smokey eye' 

We then started to speak about Eve's own make-up mistakes and reminisced about Maybelline's classic Dream Matte Mouse (still available FYI), the Barry M nude lipstick, her lack of eyebrows and how pretty much every girl of the 2000s made these mistake, character building stuff we agreed. There was also mention of Avon's teal and pink mascaras that were applied alternately to her top and bottom lashes, which she told me she recommends to her clients on a daily basis. Cheryl aka @chezpaintsnails then piped in to all of our pleasure with woes of half white half black eyeshadow at high school which brought us onto the horrible panda eyes which we all loved dearly at fourteen. 

I then asked Eve what her most important piece of beauty advice was with which she replied as quick a flash, for me fake tan and we both exploded with laughter. 'For me a tan and for a lot of people but in general highlighter. No matter who you are, what age you are it will make your skin look so much brighter and give it that glow.' Her beauty icons are Amber Heard who she loves for her experimental beauty looks, whether its bronzed and glowing or a statement lip she looks amazing. She also spoke about fellow artist Amber Dean who did an incredible masterclass at the shop, which inspired Eve to try different looks and techniques and to break away from her usual habits with make-up. 'Sometimes its nice to have someone come in and do something different, it leaves you feeling refreshed with new ideas!' 

Blusher or Bronzer - Bronzer (obviously)
Mascara or Foundation - Foundation
Lashes or Lipstick - Lashes
Mac or Nars - Nars
Never do hair again or Never do make-up again - hair every time!
Long hair or Short hair - Long hair!
Red or Black nails - Black
No eyebrows or No eyelashes - No eyebrows (followed by hysterical laughter then we discussed this in depth and came to the same conclusion).
No GHDs or No Hairdryer - No Hairdryer

Eve's Beauty Must Haves

    

'If I could tell my sixteen your old self anything it would be to stick in. I almost through the towel in  hundreds of times, I was under pressure with sales, rubbish hours, terrible pay, the stores I worked for were really strict and it was horrible working really hard to make loads for someone else but not getting much back. I kept thinking I really want to do this myself, and after four years with all the different counters, salons and freelancing I was able to open my own shop. You have to work hard though, build up a clientele, be nice to everyone, work horrible hours and work long days. It is worth it though. Don't quit!' 


If you would like to book in with Eve at her salon you can contact her via telephone, e-mail or in the salon.

T 07715 289306

Lyndsey x



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30 comments

  1. One of my friends recently took up makeup artistry so found this interesting. I think every girl in their 20s experienced the same beauty mistakes. Mine was purple eyeshadow, purple eyeliner and purple mascara! x

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  2. OMG that Barry M nude lipstick think it was called marshmallow. When I started blogging in 08...that was so popular for a good few years. Looking back cringe. Being in the makeup field too it is so good to read others thoughts and tips etc xo

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  3. What an awesome interview! I've heard that Nar's Cosmetic Powder is incredible!

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  4. I absolutely LOVE this idea! A refreshingly good way to chat with your friends but introduce them to your readers. I agree with so many oft the beauty choices. Great read x

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  5. I love how she picks NARS over MAC. MAC is a brand which is no where near what it used to be. The quality isn't professional standard any more. I find a lot of cheaper brands are better than MAC. I think NYX is a lot better x

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  6. It sounds like she is living her dream, and what an amazing place, I am an 80's girl so it was all blue eyeliner and blue mascara with heather shimmer rimmel lipstick x

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  7. I really enjoyed reading this and learning about Eve and how she worked her way up from counter girl to owning her own shop. Hard work and persistence pays off!

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  8. What a fabulous interview, I did giggle at eyebrows being mentioned, I over plucked mine, now have hardly any left lol I love ladies who go after their dreams, good on her :) x

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  9. What a fab and interesting post, I'd love to get to meet Eve and get my makeup done by her x

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  10. Oh what a fab interview, I love the way Eve is so honest :)

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  11. I love the idea of this chatroom series. Being a makeup artist must be such a great job for someone who is passionate about it. I'm glad she stuck at it through all the retail woes at made a success for herself.

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  12. Can she come to London? Her makeup is on point! I love this chatroom series, would be happy to be featured if you ever needed any new entries. I like that she works hard too x

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  13. I like this post and I really love what you've said about the studio and how it has such a relaxed feel. I think it's lovely when you go to a salon and feel like you're getting ready for a night out etc rather than it being an entirely professional affair x

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  14. What a lovely interview. I love how her salon sounds so chilled out! I'm put off of counters and salons because I feel so out of place wish I lived close to Edinburgh so I could pop in for a make over x

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  15. I think I agree with all of her choices of make up! I do need to work as mastering fake tan though....

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  16. I must admit I love fake tan too it does give a great glow. The salon sounds lovely I hope all goes well for her.

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  17. Thanks for letting us get to know her! I love knowing what makeup artists hold as essentials or what their favorites are. Makes it easier for me to select for myself 😅😅

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  18. This is amazing! Makeup is truly such an art. It's so awesome watching friends grow into their own creativity! :) Thanks for sharing!

    Xo,

    Megan at Lush to Blush

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  19. What a fabulous insight into a makeup artist! I love to know professionals recommendations so will check out some of the products xxx

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  20. Always so interesting to hear from makeup artists as they have more knowledge to know what might suit someone x

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  21. Such an amazing experience, I would love to try those! maybe a make-over will do too! haha I need to learn more about make-ups too. Thanks for sharing your interview experience.

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  22. This sounds really fun, I have never had my make up down by a make up artist, but would love to treat myself one day

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  23. This is such a great insight into a Makeup Artist and an interesting reply to MAC or NARS x

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  24. I have always thought that those makeup counter jobs look really hard work.
    Great interview!

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  25. Loved reading this, she sounds like a great girl! Love that she's a fan of Collection Lasting Perfection concealer as its my holy grail too

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  26. Totally agree about the highlighter! It really does tranform the face x

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  27. I still struggle with my lack of eyebrows from over-plucking when I was younger. Some mistakes stay with us. Oh dear! :)

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  28. I really agree with her highlighter tip, always great for when my skin is not looking it's best!

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  29. What a lovely interview. Loving the makeup in the photos.

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  30. Totally wishing I lived in Scotland now so I could visit Eve's salon. She sounds so nice :)

    Louise x

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