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Pro makeup artist Nina Westbury was one of the most respected and in-demand makeup artists and teachers in London. In fact, she developed the curriculum for one of the city’s top makeup schools. She is one of the few makeup artists personally trained by Laura Mercier. Beauty the guide invited Westbury to create a Beginner’s Guide to makeup application. She reports from Victoria BC where she now lives.

A Beginner's Guide to Makeup

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  • Denise
    January 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Love Nina Westbury!


  • Gail Siemko
    January 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    What a Brilliant little guide from the Beauty Inspiration across the pond! Thanks @Ninawmakeup and to you @BethAnderson for another wonderful article! 🤗💜 Best Wishes.
    Gail Siemko

  • Jennifer Corrigan
    January 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Thanks so much Beth, I seriously took a pic off the basics and heading to the bay and sephora haha
    Great job
    Hope you’re having a happy new year so far xo
    hope see you again soon

    July 31, 2016 at 7:31 am

    lots of thanx to Nina’s guide

  • Hazel Hoffman
    July 28, 2016 at 1:21 am

    I love how Nina breaks it down to the basics, everything will fit in one bag to carry in my purse

  • denise
    July 27, 2016 at 10:33 pm



  • Joshi
    July 27, 2016 at 9:03 am

    beauty maestro! Thank you Nina and Beauty the guide for this gem of a guide

  • khurshid
    July 27, 2016 at 9:01 am

    This guide is superb. This very informative.

  • Adeeba
    July 27, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Wow! This is amazing, Congrats Nina. 😀

  • Dawn Adams
    November 22, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Congratulations Ms Nina!!!!!!!!!

    November 17, 2015 at 7:00 am

    This is a brilliant guide.
    Nina is a goddess of make-up, I never knew about her history, it’s fascinating! Marvellous Dave and thanks for sharing with us. Thank you both xx

  • Beth lutz
    November 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    I love her makeup in this photo. Simple but gorgeous.

  • Valencia
    November 12, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Such amazing tips,what a great article

  • Beth
    November 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Glad you liked it Alyssa! =)

  • Alyssa Miles
    November 11, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Nina’s guide has been so helpful for me to know what makeup basics I need. So many products out there I feel like I need them all! This really helps narrow that down to basics! Thanks for posting!

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