With Spring fast approaching and having a few days of warm sunshine I wanted to do a bronzed boho look, prefect for summer.

The key to this look was bronzer, one of my favourites being Nars Laguna Liquid Bronzer, it has a really good pay off & makes you look super tanned and gorgeous.

For Sophies eyes I kept liner to a minimum and focused on bronze tones using Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess palette, the third shade in it is such a beautiful colour and looks amazing against blue eyes, it really makes them pop. When doing a look like this, you can take your bottom shadow a lot lower than you would usually as it blends out well.

There were a lot of lashes here! I mixed Ardell Double Flares in medium and Long, layered them for a seamless full fluttery look, as you know individuals are my absolute favourite, they suit everyone and can be built to any style you like.

I have massive brow envy over Sophies eyebrows, I brushed them up using a clear soap and MAC Fix + then filled in any small gaps with NARS El Dorf brow pot, they key is to use a really small amount of product and draw in tiny individual hairs with a small angle brush.

I added a soft curl to Sophies hair, prefect for the relaxed beach look.

These images haven’t been filtered or edited and are straight out of my iPhone, shot in natural light.

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I loved creating this warm matte smokey eye on Georgie. I wanted to tie in the colours from this gorgeous bandana scarf from ASOS so used the warm reds and browns from the Smashbox Photo Matte eyeshadow palette.

Georgie has beautiful skin, so I kept things fresh using a small amount of full coverage foundation from NARS. Using Chanel Soleil De Tan I contoured gently which also warmed the complexion and added subtle pops of highlight using MAC Pearl cream highlighter.

As I’m sure you can tell, I love a brushed, full brow! I brushed up the brows and held them in place using a clear soap, then added a few extra hair strokes with a small angle brush and NARS El Dorf brow pot.

One of my favourite liners for use on the waterline is Rail by Urban Decay, it doesn’t budge like most pencils and gives depth to a smokey eye. Ardell individual lashes are my go to, you can build and build but they always look seamless and natural, they never distract from the makeup but still add definition.

I choose to use minimal powder as I love glowing skin, my favourite at the moment is Charlotte Tilbury pressed powder and use it just under the eyes to set concealer and in the t-zone.

Hope you’ve enjoyed! Always short, but hopefully sweet!

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J x


I prepped Roseanne’s skin with a gentle cleanse of Bioderma, then used MAC oil control lotion and NARS radiance primer for s soft focus glow.

Using soap I & fix plus from MAC I brushed up the brows to hold in place, then concentrated colour around the eyes, using MAC ‘Passionate’ shadow and lined the inner lash line with MAC white kohl liner. A few medium natural Ardell lashes added to the pretty fluttery look.

The base was NARS foundation with Charlotte tilbury highlight and contour wands to add definition and highlight. I also used my favourite blush from The Body Shop in Dusty rose, I find the more cream products you use the more skin ‘looks like skin’. To intensify the highlight I applied Becca ‘Shimmering Skin Perfector’ in Moonstone with a small brush.

Lips were kept natural with the cheek stain applied with fingers for a soft finish.


Real Bride, Jenny

I have been so quiet on my blog, I have been crazy busy the last few months! I will be (trying) to update more posts on here... But in the mean time here is a beautiful image from one of my August bank holiday brides, Jenny.

See below for a run down of the key products I used to create this classic bridal look:


After prepping Jenny's skin and applying Benefit Porefessional as a primer I used MAC Painterley paint pot to prime the eyelid. 

I used a soft brown kohl from Charlotte Tilbury and matte shadows from Smashbox to create a subtle smokey eye, short Ardell individual lashes to thicken and lift without looking obvious. (and lashings of waterproof mascara)

MAC face & body for base as Jenny has flawless skin and wanted a really natural look. A little pro longer concealer from MAC in the high points of the face and under the eyes for highlight and concealer.

I loved that she even asked for a few faux freckles, which I created using MAC brows in Stud & Lingering. I also used the Stud pencil to define Jenny's eyebrows.

Charlotte Tilburys amazing contour and highlight wands gave a beautiful soft contour to Jenny's cheek bones and the highlighter has an amazing radiant shine to it.

As its summer and for a natural contour I used Chanel Soleil De Tan as a bronzer.

Lip colour is the iconic (& my favourite) Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk liner and lipstick duo.

I set the makeup using Charlotte Tilbury's flawless finish powder and set using Urban Decay setting spray...

A few secret finishing touches and the look was complete!

Beautiful photography by Marc Smith

Venue - Fairyhill (Mulberry House)


Bridal Shoot for Dynasty London

Makeup - Jessie Dallimore

Photography - Stacey Clarke

Dresses - Dynasty London

Hair - Lucie Summerfield

Real Bride, Sophie

Here are a few shots of the gorgeous brides makeup. Sophie wanted a very natural look which we achieved by keeping the skin fresh and dewy with a simple nude/pink lipgloss to finish. Below is a breakdown of key (not all) products used.

Base - Nars Illuminator & Avene Riche Moisturiser

Eyes - MAC Cosmetics Warm Palette, MAC Fluidline Liner, Ardell Natural Individual Lashes

Skin - MAC Face & Body, Mac Pro Longwear Concealer, Nars Orgasm Blush, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Cheeks

Lips - Nars Larger Than life Lipgloss


Hair Amy Adamson       Photography Karl Baker         Venue Norton House

Real Bride, Holly

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting Holly for the first time, on her wedding morning. Holly's friends had recommended me from previous weddings and she put her trust in me and decided to go without a trial. 

The morning was so relaxed, Holly wanted a natural look, while also having good coverage on her skin. We did a neutral eye using warm shadows and a flick liner in brown for the eyes.I mixed two foundations so get a good coverage then warmed the skin tone using a liquid bronzer. 

Main Products used( not all, you'd be bored) 

Eyes Smashbox Cosmetics & MAC Brushstroke Liner. 

Base. Keihls Moisturiser and Benefit Porefesional Primer, MAC Face & Body, Estee Lauder Camoflage Foundation, Nars Laguna Liquid bronzer

Lips, Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Liner & Lipstick

These are some images from the very talented Angharad Thomas Photography and amazing floral crown and flowers by Blooming Belles

Brow transformation

I've been toying with the idea of having my eyebrows microbladed for over a year, I have seen it done well on several clients, and as you can see from my before picture, you'll see why.

As a child of the nineties I over plucked, a lot. The hairs never really grew back, and even though I had some success with brow growth serums, they needed to be used indefinitely for the results to maintain. 

After speaking to a few friends, I decided to visit Sian at Realistik Beauty in Swansea. Sian is highly trained and is constantly up to date with the latest trends and techniques. She has travelled the world and has demonstrated her techniques at international exhibitions.

During the consultation, Sian made me feel really relaxed and showed me the brow shape she would give me using a pencil. The shape was pretty much what I had been drawing in, so in the interest of saving precious time in the morning I decided to book.

The booking is for two sessions, 6 weeks apart. During the first treatment, Sian mapped out the shape of my brows using specific tools and techniques. The brows were drawn in using a pencil while I sat up, to make sure the brows were even and sat correctly.

Then laying down, Sian began with the blade... I can honestly say that it didn't hurt, but it was a bit uncomfortable. I would compare it to someone plucking your eyebrows.

Once the first brow had been bladed on, Sian applied a numbing cream, allowing her to carry on, at which stage I couldn't feel a thing.

The sound is a little unpleasant as you can hear the scratch of the blade on your skin, but its more than bearable and worth it for the results.

The aftercare advice was great, the salon supplied me with a little bag, full of everything I'd need, including chocolate! 

The brows need to be wiped, firmly every three hours, then coated with a thin layer of vaseline. This stage is to be repeated frequently for 24 hours, then a few times a day for the next few days.

I am so happy with the results and would recommend anybody wanting it done, to visit Sian for a consultation, you can call - 01792 447946




Spring Magazine Coverage

Okay, so this is a little late, but these are gorgeous images none the less...

Magazine shoot for WM Magazine.

Photography by Justin Harris, Hair Jasmine @ Vanilla Rooms Cardiff, Creative Director Brian Brown

P R O M 2 0 1 7

Here are a few of my prom girls from this year, from a pretty, natural look, to matte shadows and lips, to a glam smokey eye... 




Warm shadows with a pop of silver pigment to tie with her outfit, crisp feline flick and lots of lashes!


Cool smokey eye, blending from the lashline out using MAC shadows, finished with a sweep of pure pigment from Illamasqua. Contoured cheeks with killer highlight from Charlotte Tilbury.


Matte eyeshadows, blending warm orange with a cool, deep purple, a defined black liner using NARS eyeliner stylo. Matte lips using MAC cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid lips in 'So Me'

Yes, its still me!

So I FINALLY got round to changing my logo from my maiden name to my married name.

I wanted to do a post about it to save any confusion as a lot of old clients will know me as Jessie Harries... I am now (after a year and a half of marriage) Jessie Dallimore.

Out with the old logo, in with the new!

Also, happy new year to everyone, I am conscious that I have slacked massively on the blogging and I am going to do my best to update this page more frequently. I have two small children and time is precious. If I'm not falling asleep or finding some time to shower theres a heap of other jobs on my list...


Alternative Bridal

This week I shot with an amazing team in Cardiff. Photographer Jess Withey organised a wonderfully creative shoot in The boiler House Graffiti Studio for an editorial, alternative bridal shoot.

Colour, roller skates and glitter were major themes. I used pure pigments to create intense pops of colour around the eyes and then worked through various looks to build glitter using Make Up Forever Glitter pots... More images to follow but heres a few and some behind the scenes.


Brows: Rapidbrow, HD Brows and Make-Up.

Unfortunately I wasnt blessed with great eyebrows, I'm fair and being a child of the 90's I over plucked my eyebrows as a teenager and well, they've never really had the strength to come back...

Last year I left them for 6 months, no tweezing, or waxing and well, nothing happened. Zero growth apart from maybe five or six stray random hairs. Great.

I did a bit of research online and read a LOT of positive reviews about Rapidbrow. Here's what say:

Put the wow back in your brow with this brow enhancing serum helps transform weak, uneven, sparse brows into healthier looking and more beautiful brows. RapidBrow Eyebrow Enhancing Serum is a clinically proven formular with an exclusive Hexatein™ 2 Complex, a unique blend of fortifying proteins, stimulating peptides and nourishing ingredients.Designed to help condition, restore and repair the appearance of eyebrows in 60 days

I managed to find the serum on Amazon at a good price of £23 (click here for the link) instead of the usually RRP of £37 which, to be honest I think is steep.

These are my brows to begin with.

The serum arrived within two days and I started using it morning AND night as instructed, I didnt notice any real difference until about 30 days, when I noticed my brows were definitely denser and darker. I purchased another tube (one lasts a month as a rule). Its really easy to use with a mascara like wand and clear colour serum you just brush through your brows. There was no irritation or redness.

After 60 days my eyebrows had definitely improved, there was more growth, the colour had darkened and they were noticeably thicker. 

Some people would notice growth by not plucking their brows for 60 days, but honestly this is like a small miracle!

This image is after 60 days use, morning and night.

I then decided to visit the lovely Lisa Curzon for a HD brow treatment (I also had LVL Lash lift which is why you might notice a different in my lashes, I LOVED this treatment, more on that again) Lisa took time shaping my brows with a combination of dying, waxing, threading and plucking. The treatment costs £25.

These pictures are a week after the HD treatment, brushed brows and filled in using a brow gel.

What a difference some make-up makes! This eyebrow gel by Illamasqua at £18,50 is lovely and lasts all day, its really important to use a small dense angle brush and to fill in from the arch outwards then use whats left on your brush (less product) on the inner part of your brows to avoid square brows.

All in all I am definitely going to continue using the Rapidbrow to encourage growth and thickness. I'll also be visiting Lisa again for the HD treatment, she really took time to shape what i had, I couldn't imagine spending two months using the serum only for someone to do a bad shape or god forbit make them too thin!

I hope you liked this post, I know brows are such a hot topic and really make such a difference to someones face. This is proof that with a combination of products, treatments and time you can change your brows from being a bit shit to a hell of a lot better!

Jessie x 

Victorias Secret Model, Lily Aldridge inspired make-up.

I wanted to do some occasion make-up which wasn't a heavy smokey eye or overly contoured face. My gorgeous model, Georgie reminded me so much of Lily Aldridge I decided to look at some of my favourite make-up looks of hers and re-create them. Click here to see the images.

I started with prepping Georgie's skin, after cleansing I added a boost to her skin with Liz Earles Skin Brightening Mask (Sorry about the pics Georg). This is one of my favourite products to use before an event or night out, it gives skin an instant boost and healthy glow. After this I applied Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream to the lips while I worked on the look:

The first look I created was a simple eye so I started by applying MAC Pro Longwear Paintpot in Painterly then IT Cosmetics loose powder to the lid for a smooth base for shadow. I kept the colour neutral and shaded in the socket line in Cork shadow from MAC with a white shadow across the lid. For the base I used Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation as well as MAC Pro Longwear Concealer under the eyes and to a few blemishes.

This look was all about the lip so after applying a single coat to the top lashes only I filled in Georgie's brows with MAC Brow Pencil then moved onto the lips...

Moving onto the lips I used MAC Absolutely It lipliner around the outer corners of the lip then filled in the colour with a mix of MAC Media & Diva for a subtle ombre lip which will enhance the shape. Not in keeping with the original Lily look, but I was inspired to a 1920's feel so applied a high colour blush to the cheeks using MAC Frankly Scarlet as I felt it complemented the lip and Georgies dark hair. I powdered down using NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Powder and highlighted the tops of the cheek bones using MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Lightscapade

For the second look we went for sexy bronzed skin and a sultry feline flick with false lashes... 

After taking away the bright lip and cheek I reapplied the base and concealed the lips using the same products as before as well as contouring with Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in the lightest colour along the high points of the face and under the eyes.

 I wanted a little more definition in the socket so used Lorac Dusty Plum shadow then cleaned up with lid with white from the same palette. For a sexy Bardot inspired feline flick I used NARS Eyeliner Stilo along the whole top lash line, flicked out slightly and ran to the inner corner of the eye plus filled in the inner corner waterline for a clean solid look. Some more Mascara and Ardell Demi Whispies (I wish I'd have had other lashes to use which were closer to the original Lily look)

Lips were a mix of Spice lipliner and Honeylove both by MAC and 'strobed' using a highlighter from Benefit - Whatsapp along the tops of the cheekbones, down the nose and across the cupids bow. Finished with powder and another dusting of powder to set and finish.... 

Smoking hot for a Saturday night! 

Real Bride, Aime

One of my many christmas brides, Aime, got married at Oxwich Bay Hotel this December and I've just received these lovely images from John Wellings Photography. Aime opted for a very natural, classic bridal look for herself and two bridesmaids.

Click here for more info on Johns beautiful wedding photography.