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Date 6 July 2020
Filed under Tad Talks, An Interview Series

TAD TALKS:
Oonah, Makeup Artist Extraordinaire

We met with Oonah Anderson, our go-to makeup artist for every Tada & Toy photoshoot, to talk make-up and skincare tips, how she got started in the industry and advice for aspiring makeup artists. Oonah is a woman we want to know!


The Tips

First thing you do in the morning? Have breakfast, even if its a crazy early call time I can’t leave the house without eating first!

What's your top skincare kit? You don’t need loads of products, its easy to use too many products and irritate the skin and put it out of balance. I’d use a good cleanser in the evening (I like to use Bybi’s Sweep Clean oil cleanser) and in the morning just cold water is fine. For a moisturiser I love Evolve Beauty Daily Renew Face Cream, then in the evening I use Ren Overnight Recovery Balm.

Favourite makeup products? Hiro Cosmetics Mascara, its a natural brand but you can get great thick lashes still! Esse Foundation is great for a light dewy base, plus its organic & probiotic so great for looking after your skin too. Ere Perez Carrot Pots is a lovely creamy blush.

What can't you live without in your makeup bag? It used to be a red lipstick, that was my go to look before having to wear a mask. Now I’d say a brow pencil and mascara. My favourites are the Alima Pure brown pencil and Hiro Cosmetics Mascara.




The Work

How did you get started as a make-up artist? I was studying fashion design at uni but started doing make up for other students projects, I’m not sure how I pulled it off as I just had my own make up bag full of glitter and neon eyeshadows! This sparked my initial interest to pursue make up as a career, I then trained at London College Of Fashion (and expanded both my kit and skills !)

What is the best lesson you have learnt so far? I think over lockdown I gained a new gratitude for my job, I missed it even more than I expected.

Career Highlight so far? 6 years ago me and another makeup artist, Verity Cumming, started an annual Beauty Sale called Foundation For Change. We wanted to raise money for the refugee crisis. We collect unused products from other makeup artists, hair stylists and beauty editors and sell them with amazing discounts at a big sample sale style event. Each year it has grown more than we could have hoped for, and have raised nearly £100,000 for Refugee charities

What advice would you give people wanting to get into the beauty industry? Start off with a good make up course as your foundation. Then I’d recommend emailing make up artists whose work you admire to see if you can assist them. If you don’t hear back I’d email again, as often its the case of you emailing at the right time.

Do as many test shoots as possible to build up your skills & portfolio and network. Also be willing to do some things for free to start off to gain experience.



The Jewels

If you could access anyone’s jewellery collection – dead or alive who would it be? Elizabeth Taylor.

What is your favourite piece of Tada & Toy? The 9 stone hoops from the new 9 gem collection

Next piercing? A Helix piercing.


Favourite Instagram accounts to follow? @jffirstman, @gemmareacts, @dj_fattony_

We loved speaking with Oonah and hearing her thoughts on skincare and makeup essentials. Head over to to her instagram to get your makeup inspiration fix now.

@oonahmakeup

http://www.oonahanderson.com/


Tansy Aspinall
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Tansy Aspinall is one-half of Tada & Toy.

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Earrings For hygiene reasons we are unable to accept returns on earrings unless faulty.


Instructions

Please request a return form by emailing customer@tadaandtoy.com. We will send you a returns form along with your return number. Complete in the form and enclose item(s) in package.

The item(s) must be packed securely in the packaging in which you have received it. We are not liable to refund you if the jewellery item is returned to us broken. please enclose any additional items (jewellery box, promotional gifts).

Once you have added all items and the returns form pack the items back in the parcel and send it back, via recorded delivery to:

Tada & Toy, Unit 31, Pall Mall Deposit, 124 - 128 Barlby Road, W10 6BL

The credit card or paypal account used for the original purchase will be credited with the original price within 30 days or your order provided that the goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were delivered to you.

For all returns, except where the item is faulty, you will be required to arrange and pay for the return of the products.We cannot accept responsibility for any parcels lost in transit.

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Care

Our jewellery is made with 92.5 sterling silver and 18ct gold plated vermeil. Sterling silver will naturally tarnish and gold plating will gradually fade over time. Here are some steps to help prevent this:


Sprizting
Avoid your jewellery when spritzing perfume and applying lotions.


Salt & Sweat
Gold and silver can be damaged by chlorine and salt so remove before your work out or dip in the sea.


Cleaning
Keep your sterling silver jewellery clean by gently washing in warm soapy water and using a silver cleaner. Always remember to rinse and dry. To clean all Tada and Toy jewellery use the polishing cloth provided or any soft cloth.

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Shipping

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Europe: £10

3-5 working days. Available on all in stock products. We’re unable deliver on weekends and bank holidays. Orders placed after 1pm Friday or on weekends will be dispatched on the following Monday.

International: £15
7-10 working days. We deliver to the following countries outside the UK:

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Contact

Telephone

0207 183 6567

General Enquiries
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Wholesale Enquiries
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Customer Care
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Press
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