Sara Hill Makeup
This latest launch is a good one. It’s the makeup range by lovely Glasgow makeup artist Sara Hill, who I have known for a good few years now, and who is one of the hardest-working and successful women I know!
Sara has been a makeup artist for 17 years, worked on countless campaigns in the beauty industry and made up the faces of Melanie C, Emeli Sande, Grace Jones and even Kanye West!
Her eponymous makeup brand launched this summer after five years in the making – and it’s fantastic! The packaging is great, the ad campaigns are clever, and fun, the logo is classy, and the products are really good.
Sara’s makeup is quirky, fun, and seriously good. From her sheer foundations, developed from a desire to ‘free the freckle’, to her bold and bright lips and eye colours, the makeup is there for you to interpret it whatever way you want. Sara firmly believes that makeup is fashion for the face, and is more about self-expression than simple beauty.
As well as doing all of this, Sara is also a creative editor on her very own magazine, HOPE ST, which she launched in 2013. This fashion, arts and culture publication has won critical acclaim in over 25 countries, and is available worldwide.
Oh, and she also founded The Academy of Makeup Scotland, based in her hometown of Glasgow. Wow, this woman works hard!
So, let’s look at the makeup in more detail. The Velvet Sheer foundation (£28) is really great. It’s a matte sheer, which is genius – not too much coverage, but without that shine that a lot of sheer foundations have. I am really loving using the Linen shade. In total there are 13 shades, from White to Espresso.
I’d love to try the Foundation Stick (£28) to see how it fared up against one of my absolute favourites, the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation stick. So easy and handy to use, and also great as a concealer.
There is the Shine and Sculpt Kit (£50) containing the obligatory illuminator and contour sticks. And then it’s colour. And lots of it!
Lipgloss (£18) in five shades, and Lipstick (£17) in an incredible range of 19 colours – I am currently in love with a bold orange red called Sadie Doll.
Eye colour comes in the form of single shadows (£16) – and there are 30 colours of those to choose from, and then you can build on that base, or play about with Metallic Pigments (£17) – a range of 22 shades, and brilliant Glitter (£15) in seven shades. Sara has some fab inspiration on her website, but her makeup is all about playing with, having fun with, and trying it out. Don’t be afraid!
The range also includes concealers, eyeliners, lipliners, and more.If you are a fan of makeup, then go and have a look at this brilliant range and support Glasgow-based Sara with her latest venture, which, knowing Sara, is destined to succeed.
You can browse it all, and buy from the website at sarahill.com