Beautiful looks from the Japanese make-up brand Suqqu created by make-up artist Naoko Scintu seen at David Korma London show.  Subtle, fresh,  timeless and easy to apply.  I’m a fan of this brand and have used many of their products including their brushes.  Products used to create this look are listed here.

Get the look..

New Blooming Glow Primer followed by lightly applying the New Nude Wear Liquid Foundation.

Blemishes and shadows under the eyes use the Face Designing Concealer where needed.

It’s usually the t-zone that needs a light brushing and the Natural Covering Loose Powder will do the trick.

Eyebrows are filled in with the Framing Eyebrow Liquid Pen No 3 and then brushed with an Eyebrow Gel.

For the eyes a Limited Edition Designing Colour Eyes 116 to add a light wash.

Using Suqqu Eyeliner Brush ( my personal favourite ) apply the Eyeliner Creamy Black halfway along the lower lash into a feline tick and then along the top eyeline.  Set with a Natural Cover Powder to reduce smudging.

Black Natural Curl Mascara to the top lashes only.

For the apples of the cheeks add a little Extra Glow Lipstick 110 followed by the Pure Colour Blush 107. Highlighter HO2 across the bridge of the nose, cheek bones and cupids bow.

The final touch with the finger tips add the New Flawless Lip Gloss 01.

Suqqu online, Harrods and Selfridges. 

David Koma ready to wear collection AW18 from the Vogue website.


One of the best nights of the year celebrating with hairdresser Ricky Walters Salon64 and his latest concept in hair salons. At first glance this salon feels like a welcoming metropolitan boutique hotel. The furniture’s stylish, practical and very comfortable. Each station’s well equipped to cater for the millennial lifestyle. Clients are able to sit together in a communal way privately with plenty of space.  The focal point being you and the fire place for those cozy winter appointments.  These images are from the ground floor.  Official pics taken by photographer  @francescoRusso

The next two images are the lower level with the wash,  further hair stations and a place for nail spa treatments.  It’s the sort of place you’ll really enjoy spending time and never want to leave.  For appointments it’s easy to book online  Salon64  14 Bateman Street,  London, W1D 3AG

Just to balance the official pics above. I took these while the party was in full swing. This one below is the owner Ricky Walters. Certainly wish you every success.  Thank you Fluorescent PR.



Triumph & Disaster had something to say in the infamous Snooker room recently at the back of the Groucho Club in Dean Street London’s Soho. In the image above is the latest edition to this range created by New Zealander Dion Nash the international cricketer in 2011.  Logic Skin Toner a Witch Hazel Toning Lotion refreshes, hydrates and cleanses the skin before a moisturizer.  It’s usually the men who borrow the skin care on the quiet. Well it’s going to be the reverse with brands like these. Personally I like brands designed and marketed to both sexes. It certainly feels like the future of skincare.

Two great recommendations are the Sunscreen SPF 50 that doesn’t leave a white film over the skin. YLF on the right happens to be an all rounder in the shower for the face, hair and body.  Often simplicity is the best answer.

Click on the image below for the promotional film and here for the site  Triumph & Disaster. 


I met photographer Diana Gomez briefly at the LFW China Ball Fashion Show at the Natural History Museum London.  So when I received a press release from the PR I wanted to cover this exhibition.  I’m totally in love with the visual experience of the FREE WOMEN installation of these life size portraits.  You still have a chance to drop by Pikes Hotel Ibiza as it finishes on the 30th September. Diana’s images are from a feminist – driven perspective, semi- autobiographical and influenced by her Latin American roots. Women here paint their nails in bright colours, adorn their ears with statement jewellrey and influenced by music and rhythms from birth. The women here are portrayed as confidant and empowered as it’s Diana’s intention to send a message to live your life on your own terms, rules and feeling comfortable in your own skin.

These striking portraits are beautifully staged with immense colour, optimism, and passion.  They have a wild, hedonistic feel that’s upbeat with a hint of sex, drugs and rock & roll to add to the excitement and mix.  Diana’s Latin American roots really shine through these images and are full of personality, drive and charisma.  This is the perfect location for this type of photographic installation under the hedonistic skies of the infamous  Pikes Hotel  Ibiza, where it has it’s own distant, crazy, checkered, colourful past.

This Exhibition are Portraits by Diana Gomez at Pikes Hotel, Ibiza in support of The Teenage Cancer Trust. Key portraits were sold and 20% of each sale were given to the charity. Money raised here will go towards world class specialist units, hospitals and homes across the UK.

To buy the work go to www.dianagomezshop.com

To view further work from photographer/director Diana Gomez just click on the link Diana Gomez.


I thought this would be the best way to introduce myself post Camden Weddings event.  My career background is extensive.  This is my personal site KarenBeadle and below are some further links to follow up.

I work through Browns Bride and listed by the Browns Bride Little White Book . Endorsed by Quintessentially and by Quintessentially Secret Weddings Guide when first published.  This is a past feature on how to achieve supermodel skin written for the Quintessentially Bridal Blog    Four Seasons Bridal have added me as a beauty expert on the Four Seasons Bridal Twitter .   Yasmine at  5Starweddings and Angela who started  Valtuena Weddings and Events   have asked me lots of questions about my experience.  Over a period of ten years i taught and devised short make-up courses at  Morley College SE1   which include teaching at other places in London UK.

Twitter @karenbeadle    Instagram @beautylondonstyle  @karenbmakeupartist  @creativebeautyblog

Paul Mitchell Luxury hair care company approached me to write for their magazine on the latest trends in skin care make-up & beauty for five years.  This included a regular men’s column.  Photographer Robert Fairer  supplied the images for my pages until he was hired by Anna Wintour at American Vogue. Robert has published some wonderful books on fashion and beauty using unseen images from designers like Alexander McQueen.  I worked with Robert creating hair/make-up for many shoots before starting to write as a beauty journalist.

Currently run two blogs  CreativeBeauty  beautylondonstyle  

Facebook Pages  KarenBeadle    beautylondonstyle  makeupfashionstyle

Twitter @karenbeadle

Images by @alhsnaps  Bridal Designer @rashalondon Model @rebeccalfinch shot at @esperostudio Brick Lane EC1


A quick post about the fabulous Beauty Week coming up at Fenwick of Bond Street 4th – 11th  March. In store the very best beauty activities include tips and tricks from Bobbi Brown Pro Artist Hannah Martin, tutorials by the Charlotte Tilbury team on the new Facial Dry Sheet Mask.

This much loved Beauty Bag has many of my favouite brands inside, Nars, Lancome, Suqqu, By Terry, whats not to love about the bag itself beautifully illustrated by Clym Evernden.

Worth over £300 this gift can be bought for £49,  spend £250 or over and it’s yours as a gift. Details on what’s going on in store at Fenwick of Bond Street …Beauty Week.


Some of the latest make-up collection on counter/online from Yves Saint Laurent for Spring of 2017. It’s called the Street and I Collection and has an urban city feel which is reflected in the packaging and nail colour.  It’s good to see a coral blush with a mix of subtle soft pinks for the eyes.

The eye shadow palette for Spring brings brightness and softness in one compact. Couture Palette Collector.. Keep an Eye on Me £42.50..

Eye pencils have a duo colour with a soft smudging applicator. Creates definition and softness around the eyes.. Dessin Du Regard Arty Duo £20.

Face Palette Collector..I Have A Blush On You £42.50.  Coral shades suit most skin tones.

Many brands have lips and cheeks together in one product. I have to confess these are my favourite. Nothing like a two in one make-up product. Loving the shades they’ve chosen to pair up. Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Duo Stick £26.

Two new shades Gloss Volupte £22 Acrylic Pink and Orange Granite.

These wonderful new additions to the YSL Beaute Volupte Tint-in-Balm £27, offers a sheer lip colour with a conditioning balm. Available in three shade families.. meaning something for everyone. Exclusive to Selfridges until 29th March and then Nationwide.

Loving these three Limited Edition Urban nail colours, La Laque Couture £19, No 80 Blanc Arty, No 81 Vandal Orange, No 82 Asphalt Grey..



Hair myths get past around without any thought to the real truth. So Anabel Kingsley, Trichologist and hair care expert at Philip Kingsley wanted to share her expertise with you. So here’s some real hair truths to set you straight.

First out is, ” A cold rinse closes the hair cuticle, Well that’s not true, water has a neutral PH. A conditioner is slightly acidic so helping to smooth the hair. In fact icy water constricts the blood supply to the hair follicle.

“Shampooing dries the hair and strips away natural oils,” Water actually hydrates the hair and the natural oil that secrets through the scalp just sits on top of your hair. All modern shampoos are soap-less (soap just strips the hair of natural oils) and are formulated with various agents that help condition and strengthen the hair.

“If you pull one grey hair out, two will grow in its place,” It’s one of those myths that’s been around forever. Apart from being painful, it’s damaging to the hair follicle and you could face having bald patches. It’s a total myth your hair will get thicker.

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“Your hair cleans itself”, Well hello i don’t think so. This is a common perception and the opposite is true. Without regular washing a build up of yeasts and bacteria will make the hair smelly, dirty, greasy, and make the scalp flaky. Just like the rest of your body you need to keep it clean. It’s wishful thinking to think your hair will clean itself.

“Shampooing causes hair loss”, Frequent shampooing is beneficial for hair growth. Massaging the scalp helps to release hairs that have stopped growing. The hair has a process of growing and then replacing itself. I’m sure you’ve noticed hair in your brush, on your clothes or on the floor and this is perfectly normal. If you’re having scalp treatment then topical drops or toners wouldn’t be as effective on a dirty scalp. Flakes on the hair scalp tend to trigger hair loss so regular hair washing is imperative.

” Dandruff is caused by a dry scalp”, Well the opposite is true. Dandruff loves an oily environment and is usually oily, not dry. Dandruff can be triggered by stress due to an increase of male hormones which switches on the sebaceous glands increasing oil production.  The yeast responsible for dandruff (Malassezia Furfur) is Lipophilic which means it thrives in an oily environment.  So if you’re thinking of rubbing oils into the scalp it will just make it worse. Choose products that combat the yeast so labeled PK Flaky/Itchy Scalp, Shampoo and /or Flaky/Itchy Scalp Toner. Philip Kingsley 

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This Friday 21st October, No7 READY campaign announces it’s collaboration with the award winning author and celebrated feminist speaker, feminist icon Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as the new face.

I’m often really impressed with the colour spectrum and finish of foundations at No7 and recommend products to clients.  In the colour spectrum there are 20 skin – true shades developed through measuring exact skin tones scientifically on over 2,000 women.

The No7 Match Made Service will find the perfect foundation and colour match lipsticks, blushers, concealers and bronzer shades.

Boots No7



Recently visited the latest DIORROUGE Lipstick launch at the Swiss Church in Endell Street WC2.  I’ve walked past this place a million times not knowing how it helps the local community. It’s great to see large companies like Dior hiring venues like these to host press and blogger events.

Feast your eyes on the myriad of colours especially the four Extreme Matte Shades for the trendiest followers of fashion. These lipsticks are available in Five Colour Families, The Natural Nudes, The Legendary Reds, The Passionate Corals, The Pretty Pinks. Nationwide from 1st September 2016. £26.50.