Once upon a time there were two girls called Kate and Nicola who met in college studying theatrical makeup in 2003. A chance encounter that has since changed the faces of Liverpool (literally) for good. With their love of creative fashion and theatre makeup combined,the two girls had a dream ,that one day they would together rule the makeup world.
Still on our quest, we are delighted to share with you our fabulous one of a kind, words can’t describe, makeup studio in the heart of the Liverpool. Having grown our family along the way, our now team of 13 welcome you to come and experience what ‘Peaches’ is all about.
Our concept is to provide a celebrity service for the everyday girl. We provide a range of makeovers and hair styling for all occasions and ages, making you look and feel the best you’ve ever felt.
Having launched our own range of false Eyelashes, pigments and brushes we look forward to keeping you updated on what lies around the corner for ‘Peaches’ next via our blog.
We hope that our story inspires you.
The Peaches xxxxx
At the moment in our shop we have loads of fab halloween bits instore so yesterday I decided to put a few of my favourite bits together to create a glam vamp/gothic look!
Creating the Look -
Firstly I got a pair of red contact lenses, which we sell instore for £8.50, before I started my look because I knew my eyes would water and I didn’t want to ruin my makeup haha! I covered my eyes in foundation and Urban decay eye potion primer and gave it a couple of seconds to dry. I used our Peaches Pearl pigment which we sell instore and online for £5.95 on my brow bone and tear duct. I then used Lit glitters BACK IN BLACK s3 on my eyebrows to create huge glitter brows!! We sell all the glitters instore and online for £8.50 there fab for the christmas season! I then blended from the crease of my eye up to the brow bone with Lime Crime pigment ‘Siren’ which is a dark red eyeshadow. After that I covered the whole of my eye lid in Motives Cosmetics ONYX black eyeshadow: its the blackest of black! I then got a mixture of the red pigment and black shadow on my blending brush then just kept on blending over the harsh line until I was happy with the blend! I smudged the black eyeshadow all under my eye and into the inner corner of my eye then created a flicked liner using MAC pro creme liner. I finished the look by putting my Peaches number 2 eyelashes on using duo glue then began to wipe away all the excess to create a sharp smoke! Once everything was wiped I got MAC NC20 Pro long wear concealer put it under my eyes, threw my forehead and between my cheek bones and jaw line to help contour. As I wanted to be pale and vamp like I used Loreal true match foundation in GOLDEN IVORY so I was more pale than I usually would be! I then set my foundation with MAC blot powder in shade light. I got my red Lime Crime pigment and smudged all underneath my bottom liner to create a scary look! I love to contour my face so getting to do it with black eyeshadow was even better haha I contoured under my jaw line, cheek bone and around my temple to create a gothic look. I had no idea what to do with my lips I didn’t want to do something ordinary so decided to do a Swarvoski crystal lip as I thought it would go with the theme! I got red swarvoski crystals which you can get online from scattercrystals.co.uk and began to cover my lips in them by setting a base first using Lit glitter Glue mixed with the red Lime Crime pigment so it was sticky for the crystals to stick to! I used a cotton bud with blue tac on one end and used the other end was to put the Duo glue in dots on my lips and then the blue tac end to help pick up the crystals and place on the dots of glue it took me a while but was well worth it haha! I then got Makeup Forever oversized paillettes in black and using face glue put them all under my eyes! I also used the face glue to help stick a fake piercing to my nose – people in the nail place thought it was actually real haha!! Kate helped me with my hair by putting in one of our halloween ponies which are only £4.00 instore – its black with grey highlights very witch like! She sprayed the front of my hair with black hair colour spray which is also in our store for just £1.99 and to help blend it in I used my creme liner to draw on a widows peak on my forehead (which blended into my actual own widows peak haha) All the chokers I have on the pics are instore and are fab to dress up your Halloween outfits. I literally loved doing this makeup as much as I love doing normal makeup maybe even more! You can be so creative with Halloween makeup and nothings ever over the top! I will definitely be doing more looks towards Peaches and Scream!!!!! I can’t wait, hope you enjoyed my pics and blog!!
Lots of love Ell xxx
Last night I held a casualty themed makeup competition for all the staff…. Nic being Nic went off theme and recreated Mystique from X men but I expected nothing less!
As prizes were involved they all really stepped it up a gear! Apart from Tanya who crumbled under the pressure of working with Derma Wax for the first time. For those of you not in the know its a really sticky wax used to make fake skin. For those of you in the know you’ll remember feeling the same when you first tried out the product back in college!
Casey & Laura mixed up the theme incorporating terminator and reptile effects into their designs. I applied a homemade prosthetic brain to my fella (that I had pre made by covering a brain jelly mould in latex) . We initially decorated it with fake fishing maggots but in this case we decided less was more and took them off ( not like me I know!)
Ella was the little star of the night. Having no previous experience or training in sfx makeup other than a in-house training sesh with me the other day, she fearlessly tackled 2 halloween classics ‘ The Chelsea Smile’ and ‘ The Pencil through the nose’. Cool, Calm & Confident she never fails to impress me ( and everyone else) with her perfectly executed techniques. She was narrowly beaten to a prize by the 3 winners but I’m sure she preferred getting nearly 5000 likes on instagram for her finished look!
Mine & Nic’s 3 chosen winners were Rosie, Katie & Kre. Rosie manages our online shop and has NO makeup training. I challenged her with a quirky alien style look that on completion we christened ‘ The Piranha’ . Katie put lots of effort in prior to the comp creating her gory flesh masquerade mask. Her finished look would be a great idea for a Gatsby style halloween look.
The undisputed winner of the comp had to go to Kre. Other than what I’ve taught her and what she’s seen on you tube she has no formal sfx training. She accepted the massive challenge I gave her to recreate another Halloween cult figure ‘Harvey Dent’ from batman….. and she smashed it! I’m so proud of her. It’s so rewarding for me to see the girls learning new skills and producing such amazing work!
The added bonus of last night is that all of the girls creations saw our Instagram followers climb past the 100K figure. This is such a massive achievement for us all and we’d like to thank all of our followers for supporting us and helping us to do this!
Hope you all enjoy the pics and have a great weekend! Theres still 15 days to go till Peaches & Scream and there’s plenty more creative fuel in the tank!
Big Peach xxx
Little Katie here!
Yesterday was our very first Kardashian Makeup Masterclass and it was a major hit ! Not only was it our first class of this theme it was our Peach Ellas first ever Masterclass and she was amazing!! I love teaching with her and she was of course my beautiful model as well! We are so grateful and thankful for everyone coming , we had people fly over from ireland and people travel from Newcastle , Manchester and Scotland . It means so much to us that people are willing to travel that far to come to our classes. Thank you to all the scousers that attended too we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we did! As yesterday was such a hit we have decided to host another class in November ! It will be on a Wednesday the 26th of November and we will hold two classes at 12.30pm and 4pm . The class will cost £45 and you recicve 10% on the day off all products and everything in store , you will not need to bring any models as this is just a demonstration class and to secure your booking you need to pay in full amount when you book please call 01512271669 xxx