Karen Mason (who did the wonderful natural-look make-up for the model, above) is someone we've admired for a long time: a make-up pro with a portfolio of celeb clients who knows how to enhance every woman's best features - so that you look like you, only better...! That's one reason Karen's also so in-demand for bridal make-up, too, when scare-the-horses looks are most definitely not the order of the (wedding) day. We've always been delighted with make-up she's done on us...
Karen offers fantastic, informative one-on-one sessions, taking time to identify what suits you - and (important, this) teaching you how to apply that look yourself. To quote Karen: 'I'm often amazed at how much money is spent on the wrong colours and products. I can help you to make informed choices to suit your lifestyle and budget.'
If you're getting married, check out her special weddings website, where the testiminonials tell you all you need to know: for that Big Day, Karen charges £700 for hair and make-up, or £500 just for make-up.
And if you're not about to drift down the aisle/up the register office steps? Karen offers one-on-ones at her London studio (it's in West Hampstead), or will travel to you, for sessions lasting between one and four hours, by arrangement. (Call or e-mail, see below, for prices.) But you've got to believe us: she's a great investment, not least because you'll never make a wrong shade choice again. She will never, ever try to convince you that shocking pink eyeshadow's flattering.
And for that alone, you've gotta love Ms. Mason...!