Getting messy, playing with texture & colour today!
I love oil paintings, and they are the inspiration for this creative mess.
This mobile shot is a small scale practice for something I’ve got in mind to shoot soon!
Check out this quirky contact lens I popped in to go with this makeup look - It’s called ‘Starburst’ and the pair are from CamoEyes.com
Please go check them out for affordable & fun lenses; CamoEyes Colored Contacts
I depotted all of my favourite lipsticks today.
I had two of these palettes already made-up from a while back, but I bought two new empty palettes yesterday.
I’ve collected so many great lipsticks over the past year that I simply can’t carry them all around in my kit, so it’s ideal for me to crush them into these palettes as a space saver.
Today I created a bright palette & one that contains deeper shades.
If you’re starting out with new palettes & a ton of difference lipsticks, I would advise putting all them in a colour order as best as possible.
I have so many shades of Red, and ideally I would of liked to of put them in one palette in a range of dark to light shades, but I created my palettes at different times so I wasn’t able to do this.
But you would find it beneficial in picking out the shade you want if they are all together in a colour order.
You can get these palettes from a variety of makeup brands. And also rather cheaply on eBay for an unbranded version from China!
Enjoy depotting your Lippy ladies! 💄💋
My tutorial on vivid Blue makeup for Brown eyes is up on my channel!
Please do check it out if you love bright makeup!
If you’re interested in a different variety of makeup tutorials, then please do subscribe to my channel; www.youtube.com/smiles2310
It’s all about Summery nails right now. And I love nothing more than to sport a beautiful French Polish, as it never fails to make to your nails look fresh & well manicured.
But why not add a hint of summer to your French mani?
Here, I hand painted Blue flowers on top of my shellac to make them look extra special! And it’s become super popular with my clients the past couple of summers.
I prefer to use good old Acrylic paint to create my designs. Many of the paints sold on the market specifically aimed at nail art seem to be too wishy-washy, and you need density when creating ‘one stroke’designs. Otherwise, when you blend the two colours together to create petals the paint can become see-through, so you then end up having to layer the paint a number of times to gain a good opacity.
Plus once acrylic is in place & it’s sealed in it just doesn’t move.
Checkout my Maleficent tutorial, it’s now up on my channel!
All products and details are listed in the description bar. You can see some of the footage of my headpiece being finished off after makeup application.
Here is a brief breakdown of how I created this makeup look on my client, Dilara, today;
*Cleanse skin with Bioderma ‘Sensitive’.
*Apply ‘Matte Veil’ by Illamasqua down the centre of the face.
*Then ‘Hydra Veil’ by Illamasqua over the rest of the face.
*Prime eyelid using Kryolan Primer.
*Neturalise the eyelid with Sephora concealer, this will act as a base for the eyeshadow.
*First eyeshadow to apply over the mobile eyelid is ‘Dark Horse’ from Urban Decay Naked 1.
*Over that is ‘Smog’ also from the Naked 1 palette.
*Smoke outwards & upwards using a blending brush, softening through the socket.
*On the inner 1/3 of mobile lid apply ‘St.Topaz’ (Gold) by Coastal Scents.
*Apply ‘Shroom’ by MAC on the inner corner of the eyes for added highlight.
*On the outer corner of the mobile lid apply ‘Black Bear’ eyeshadow by Louise Young.
*Blend lightly at the edge creating more of a smokey eye.
*Through the socket of the eyes apply some matte bronzer or a warm Brown colour.
*Use Bobbi Brown ‘Ink Black’ gel liner on the waterline.
*Clean away fall-down (loose eyeshadow) from under the eyes.
*Highlight & contour using a foundation that’s two shades lighter & two shades darker than your skin tone.
*To do this, use a beauty blender & stipple a foundation that matches your skin tone over the rest of your face as well as the highlight & contour.
*Under lower lashes apply the same eyeshadows as used on top lid.
*Smoke out using a pencil brush.
*Define brows & use a concealer to create a clean defined line under the brows.
*Line top lid using the Black gel liner from Bobbi Brown, and wing it out.
*Apply mascara & lashes - top & bottom.
*Use a Peachy coloured Blush on your cheekbones (Juicy Moods by Kryolan)
*Add some highlight by TheBalm to the highest part of your cheekbone.
*Line lips using ‘StripDown’ by MAC.
*Apply ‘Cherish’ lipstick by MAC.
*Set the foundation down the centre of the face using translucent powder.
Want to rock the Feline Cat-Eye Eyeliner look???
Then check out my tutorial on how to do so…
All the products used are listed in the description bar.
Please subscribe if you haven’t already done so; www.youtube.com/smiles2310
Coastal Scents sent me their new ‘Revealed2’ palette to try out
pre-launch, and I decided to use it in a tutorial as so many of you are always asking me to use ‘more affordable palettes’
So please do check it out!
*This is definitely a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette*
It’s now available for purchase, and to celebrate its release Coastal Scents have it on their website for half price, but it’s only for about another 12 hours or so… http://www.coastalscents.com/makeup/eyes/eye-palettes/revealed-2.html