Never Mind the Buzzcocks by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/b00vj9cc_288_162.jpg" align="left" width="350" height ="250" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/b00vj9cc_288_162.jpg"] Im actually still laughing from todays show. I was down at the BBC studios doing Aleshas make up for Never Mind The Buzzcocks, presented by Mark Ronson. It was a lot of fun. She was joined by Mollie King, Tinie Tempah and Paul Foot ...... who is absolutely hilarious!!!!! Great show ;-)

Heroes Concert by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/image_700x653.jpg" align="left" width="210" height ="170" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/image_700x653.jpg"] Help for Heroes was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry in October 2007 out of a desire to help the wounded Servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq by raising money to buy much needed services to aid their recovery.

The event featured stars such as Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow, Alesha Dixon and James Blunt amongst many others, all of whom waived their fees to make sure that even more proceeds go to H4H. Such an amazing cause.

I did make up for Alesha Dixon, who performed twice in the night, firtsly opening the show and then returning to stage later on in the evening performing a second track from her newly released album.

I absolutely loved the make up looks today, as stage make up is so different from television make up and editorial make up. You can be really bold and creative. We went for a strong structured eye, linking in with the make up from her video, it looked really cool, and she loved trying out the different look.

The show was closed by Gary and Robbie, who performed together for the first time in 15 years. AMAZING!! All in all, a fantastic day for a wonderful cause.

 

Launch of Strictly Come dancing 2010 by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/imageresizer.jpeg" align="left" width="210" height ="170" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/imageresizer.jpeg"] The time has arrived........ Strictly Come dancing 2010!!!! This is such a great show and im so happy to be a part of it. Im part of Aleshas fabulous glam squad that is going to be with her the whole series, making her look stunning for every show.

Strictly is a great show for a make up artist as it is so glamourous and allows you to go all out and be really creative. It is going to be amazing working with Alesha on this, as she is so versatile and can pull off pretty much any look, so i will be working with her stylist and hair stylist to create completely different looks every week. Excitinggggg!!!

Today was the launch, so it was a lot of press shots and the pairing of the celebrities with their dance partners. Think it is going to be an amazing series! Bring it on!!!

This Morning by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/aleshadixon1.jpg" align="left" width="210" height ="170" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/aleshadixon1.jpg"] Spent the morning at The London studios doing Aleshas make up for This Morning. I actually love this show ;-) Phil and Holly are fab and the atmosphere in the studio is amazing!!

Alesha did a quick interview about her new album The Entertainer and the forthcoming Strictly Come Dancing series and then another powerful performance to end the show.

There was a big X Factor hype in the studio, as Cher Lloyd  was also being interviewed following her incredible audition over the weekend. She came in to see Alesha who gave her lots of advice.

Bless her, wishing her lots of luck in the next stages......... I would love to do her HD Brows, they would look soooooo much better! Yikes!!!!

BBC Breakfast News and T4 by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/images.jpeg" align="left" width="210" height ="250" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/images.jpeg"] Another day of promo with the gorgeous Miss Dixon. It was a super early start down at the BBC studios, then straight off to T4 for the afternoon.

Promo day - Makeup for Alesha Dixon by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alesha-Dixon-Drummer-Boy-517898.jpg" align="left" width="210" height ="250" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alesha-Dixon-Drummer-Boy-517898.jpg"] Really busy at the moment working with the beautiful Alesha Dixon, doing lots of TV performances and interviews for the promotion of her fabulous new single Drummer Boy.

Today we were at the BBC studios for The Michael Ball Show. She did a fantastic performance with all her dancers, and wore this amazing jump suit, so i did a really sexy smokey look to compliment it. She looked HOTTTT!

We then went on to The One Show where she had more interviews, before we were done for the day.

Alesha Dixon and Kimberley Walsh by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alesha_Dixon_-_Drummer_Boy_-_Suck_My_Pop_-_27th_August_10-snoop-.jpg" align="left" width="210" height ="170" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alesha_Dixon_-_Drummer_Boy_-_Suck_My_Pop_-_27th_August_10-snoop-.jpg"] Suck My Pop.......... Had a really nice day today at the studios in Islington, London. Alesha was filming for Suck My Pop, presented by Kimberley Walsh. We spent the morning getting Alesha ready for her performance of Drummer Boy. For this, her fabulous stylist Katie Greengrass had brought along a really cool outfit which allowed me to go for a more edgier style with her make up. Alesha has such great features that she can pull off pretty much anything make up wise, and she is really open to trying out new looks. So she lets me experiment with all kinds of colours, textures shapes etc. Love being creative. So for this performance we went for a really strong tough look. An intense smokey feline effect on the eyes and a bright lip which was a blend of MACs impassioned and morange (magenta and orange) which looked AMAZING with her outfit! Then in the afternoon, we toned her look down and headed to a nail salon close by where Kimberley interviewed Alesha over a pamper session. (See video of this interview in my videos section).

Drummer Boy - Makeup for Alesha Dixon by Francesca Neill

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[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alesha_Drummer_Boy_b.jpg" align="left" width="210" height ="170" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Alesha_Drummer_Boy_b.jpg"] Today i was back working with the gorgeous Alesha Dixon on the promotion of her new single 'Drummer Boy' from her forthcoming album 'The Entertainer'. Alesha is such a fabulous person to work with as she's so much fun and absolutely stunning so she makes my job as a make up artist very easy!! Today she was doing various interviews and a performance for T4, so we had 2 make up and outfit changes. Both of which looked super hot!! Im really excited about her new single, the video was shot in america, really love the outfits..... check it out!!!!

HD Brow training by Francesca Neill

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I LOVE HD BROWS!!!!!!! So i have just completed my 2 day training course for HD Brows. It was fabulous and has completely changed the way i look at brows. I am now even more brow obsessed than i was before and i cant wait to start doing this treatment on my clients. It is going to make my job as a make up artist so much easier, as having a perfectly shaped brow dramatically enhances the features and gives structure to the face! HD Brows really is brow artistry. Its such a high precision procedure that transforms even the most over plucked brow into its perfect shape. I have a long list of clients that cant wait to have this treatment done, so i am so grateful to Nilam and her team for introducing me to HD Brows and for the fantastic training. I feel this is a skill that is really going to benefit me as a make up artist.

Wedding makeup for Nilam Patel by Francesca Neill

[image img="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/nilam.jpg" align="left" width="210" height ="250" lightbox="true" url="http://www.francescaneill.com.php5-20.dfw1-2.websitetestlink.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/nilam.jpg"] Had a fabulous day today working along side Yasmina Bentaieb doing bridal make up for the stunning Nilam Patel and her beautiful bridesmaids. I feel so lucky to have been able to work with Nilam as she is highly respected within the beauty industry. With over 15 years experience in the industy she has gone on to open an extreme makeover clinic in Milton Keynes, which has gained a reputation as one of the best clinics in the UK. She has also established herself amongst the elite in permanent make up throughout Europe. And if that wasnt enough, through her passion and forte in eyebrow shaping she has now launched the amazing HD Brow brand!!!!!

Nilam has invited me to come along and train with her in HD Brows! This is something that im sooooo excited about, as i share her passion for brows, its such an important part of make up which is often overlooked! I cant wait to become a HD Brow specialist!!!!!!!!!

Bridal makeup season by Francesca Neill

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Dubai by Francesca Neill

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