Friday, 2 July 2010

Smile to Success & Top Celebrity Make-Up Tips!

Collecting her trophy at this year’s Glamour Awards the nation’s favourite singer and XFactor judge, Cheryl Cole thanked her orthodontist, crediting him for her knock out smile and the role its played in her climb to the top of the charts.
New research released today by the makers of INVISALIGN®* reveals that 69% of Brits agree a quality smile is key to success in your working life. The following high-flying women also have a lot to thank their great smiles and dentists for.

Make-up artist and beauty coach to the stars Lina Cameron has worked with many of the women above and shares her insider tips on how to achieve the perfect smile to help propel you to that next high point in your career.
“Your smile is an introduction to your personality and having straight white teeth is critical to having the confidence to smile broadly. I recommend the Invisalign treatment to any of my clients who are conscious of their teeth. It is a virtually invisible straightening treatment which is perfect for my clients who won’t consider traditional fixed brace techniques which only draw attention to the problem in the first place.With a dazzling smile your makeup possibilities become endless!”

Get Scarlett’s luscious Lips
I love working on Scarlett as she simply has the best modern face for make-up - she can carry any look with glamour and ease! The look is very old school glamour with a splash of innocence especially when sporting a swept up hairstyle. A bee stung pout really helps but if you are not blessed with such full lips, try out a lip plumping product then really lather the gloss on top as you want lots of shine, pick a pink or red for a look just like Scarlett’s.

Perfect your smile
I often see some of my celebrity clients taking drastic measures to get the perfect smile but my motto is to work with what you have. Veneers for example can be a very painful and evasive procedure. In some cases they can give a real horsey appearance and everyone ends up looking the same. To enhance your smile I recommend a virtually invisible straightening techniques such as Invisalign, to deliver a red carpet worthy smile without anyone knowing your undergoing treatment. The aligners do not affect your lifestyle and are also completely removable, allowing you to take them out for special occasions.

Copy Jennifer’s effortless look
Jen is the archetypal Californian girl and looks fabulous with a sun kissed and relaxed make-up look. She knows her style and works it beautifully for all occasions. Think earth tones for the eyes, lots of brown liner, neat brows and beiges with a touch of shimmer to catch the light beautifully. Make sure you use a specific face self tan and make sure you self tan for body is golden not orange otherwise you will fail the look. Her smile is picture perfect and a great example of how investing in your teeth can set off your whole face.

Mask stains

My top tip for discoloured teeth is to use a nude lipstick or gloss, it’s always a safe bet as it neutralises the mouth and smile unlike yellow based pigments found in many pink lipsticks. If the stains are very noticeable I will also dramatically define the eyes to draw attention away from the mouth and contour the cheeks so people will be directed to the top half of the face.

For more top tips from Lina on how to get the look or interview opportunities please contact

Invisalign Background

Invisalign is a clinically recognised, virtually invisible orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth in both adults and teens, and doesn’t involve painful surgery or the embarrassment and inconvenience of traditional fixed braces.

Whether you need minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, the series of clear, custom-made and removable aligners can successfully straighten your teeth by applying doctor-prescribed pressure on different teeth at different times.

Each aligner in the series is manufactured specifically for your teeth, and as you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position prescribed by your dental practitioner. With no metal wires or brackets, there’s no need to worry about mouth irritations, as the aligners are comfortable to wear and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, brushing and flossing as normal – giving you the flexibility to easily live an active lifestyle.

Unlike other dental straightening techniques, Invisalign uses unique computer software which generates a start-to-finish virtual 3D treatment plan to complement professional judgment. This technology demonstrates the series of movements the teeth are expected to go through to get from their current position to the desired final position. This allows you to view your own virtual plan and see how straight your smile should look once the treatment has been completed.


To learn more about Invisalign or to find an Invisalign trained doctor in your area, please visit or call 0845 644 5462

Take The Simple Challenge And Support Macmillan

Simplify Skincare Regimes And Help Change Lives

Simple, the UK’s No. 1 Facial Skincare brand¹, has teamed with Macmillan Cancer Support, the UK’s most loved charity brand, to raise £50,000 to help improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
The Simple Challenge has been designed to help simplify skincare regimes even further by making it quick and easy to wipe, wash and moisturise with three product packs to choose from.
Each Simple Challenge pack suits a different skin type, but for those who would like advice on which to choose, there is also help at hand with a short three-step questionnaire to complete first.

The special packs are available to purchase exclusively at and cost £10² each. A donation of £2 from each pack will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, which helps people affected by cancer have good days, providing essential information, expert medical care, emotional support and financial help.
With no perfume and no colour, the most common causes of skin irritation, Simple products are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The Simple Challenge packs include:

Simple Goodness
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash and Simple Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Day Cream create the perfect pack to keep skin looking great all year round.

Age Resisting Goodness
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Facial Wash and Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream combine to make the perfect pack to fight the signs of premature ageing and refine skin tone and texture.

Simply Radiant
Including Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes, Simple Radiance Brightening Moisturiser and Simple Radiance Eye Cream, this pack contains Mango goodness to leave skin feeling clean and looking radiant.

Simple has pledged to raise £50,000 to help Macmillan Cancer Support improve lives.
£50,000 could fund a Macmillan nurse for one year, providing essential and expert support to people living with cancer.
The £2 from each pack could fund several copies of The (Macmillan) Cancer Guide, providing essential information for cancer patients and their families.

The Simple Challenge packs, supporting Macmillan, are available exclusively online at