For all you liquorice ‘shoe lace’ lovers, check out this hair piece I created using them! Funky eh?
I secured bun rings to the centre of my models head using bobby-pins, then I fed the liquorice laces from the inside of the bun rings, down the outside making sure to cover the visible areas of the bun rings. I used pre-rolled laces for the front of the hair line, and then I adorned those with little bows I made using the laces. Yummy!!!
Ok, so here is the “Soft Smokey Eye Tutorial” that so many of you have been waiting for!! Go check it out and please subscribe to my channel :)
Hair & MakeUp I created today for DJ Krystal Roxx!
Krystal is known for her “Bouffant” hair, so I decided to create an alternative version inspired by a rockabilly look that pop artist ‘Pink’ was rocking recently.
And for the makeup, I went for a Black glossy eye & muted lip- bringing the Old-Skool rock into 2013
The top three mobile shots are from when I finished the makeup. And the bottom three after we finished tweaking the hair, ready to shoot!
I created a quick soft bronzed smokey eye using my two new Illamasqua products; Gleam & Enrapture.
As these are creams, they will crease in the socket but I don’t mind that look.
If you’re not a fan of it, you can set the creams in place but firstly applying a primer to your lid, then applying eyeshadows over the creams. By sandwiching the products, you’ll help prevent them creasing as quick & the colours will be more dense, thereby making them last longer.
My favourite colour to apply over Enrapture is Woodwinked by MAC. It’s very similar, bronze in tone & has an orangey appearance when blended out. Lovely for the summer!
I applied the Enrapture over the entire lid, and then applied Gleam - Aurora to the brow bone & centre of the lid.
By applying the highlighter to centre of the eyelid, it reflects the light which makes the lid space look larger. Where this product is very sheer, it doesn’t really effect the colour of the Enrapture.
Totally in LOVE with these two cream products from Illamasqua!
Gleam is a soft highlighter which can be applied to the face & body to accentuate areas such as the cheek & brow bone, giving a subtle fresh glow to wherever its applied.
Enrapture is a ‘Liquid Metal’ which is metallic & reflective. This deep bronzed shade looks beautiful on the eyelids when you have a tan. These two teamed together on the face is phenomenal.
The * Perfect Full Natural Brow *
Anastasia Beverly Hills has been one of my ultimate go-to brands for Brow products for the past year or so. Their range of colours for brows is extensive. Each brow powder is a duo colour, so you have a lighter & darker shade to suit your natural or chosen tone. Alongside the Brow powders are Anastasia’s ‘Brow Wiz’ pencils. These are FANTASTIC! Again, they come in a range of colours, and what I love most about all the products they sell, is that the Brown shades don’t have a Red under-base to them. That is a massive issue when I purchase brow products from most other brands, they all contain too much Red which doesn’t sit well with most skin tones - mine in particular! ABH Browns are very Ashy which is a huge PLUS!! I have a master palette which has all the duo shades in, and the one for Red haired people is absolutely phenomenal. Until receiving this from Anastasia, I struggled to find the right colour pencil/powder for Red heads. In creating the “Perfect” brow, ABH offer a Highlighter pencil, which is also a Duo; one side is a Matte highlighter and the other is a Shimmer version. I can’t tell you enough how much of a difference this makes to creating a clean looking brow. Once again, there’s a couple of shades on offer in the Duality Highlighter pencil - How awesome! Then to finish of the ‘Perfect’ brow, there is a range of Brow Gels to set unruly hairs into place. As I mentioned above, the Brown colours are brilliant as they are Ashy, and the Blonde shades are also fab, as is the Clear Gel! If you struggle to create a shape to your brow, fear not! Anastasia Beverly Hills have created brow stencils, and not just one generic style. There are a range of shapes, in thickness & arch. You can purchase their All In One Brow Kit, which contains everything you need to create the perfect brows. This is the ONLY place to go when it comes to creating the “Ultimate Perfect Brow”.
Pictured above is my brow today; I started off with my Brow Wiz pencil in ‘Medium Ash’ and I lined the based of my brow so it had a definite shape. To soften that line, I used the other end of my Brow Wiz pencil which has a small spooly brush on it. I brushed the hairs upwards, dragging the soft kohl brown with it - softening the line and colouring the brow at the same time.
Then on an angled brush, I used the ‘Ash Blonde’ brow powder to fill in the front of my Brow. I like to use brush stroke marks to fill in, creating a natural look, then again use the spooly end of my pencil to brush that through and soften the look. Then I used the darker half of my brow powder to fill in the middle and outer half of my brow. After that, I used my pencil to define the very the end of my brow, creating a defined point.
Next, I used the Matte side of my Duality pencil in “Matte Shell” to highlight under the base-line of my brow. I used my finger to blend the colour into my lid. I also ran that colour on the upper side of the brow but only along the outer third. This creates a clean looking shape.
Finally, I used my tinted brow gel in ‘Brunette’. Apply this very gently with a light-feather motion, and brush the hairs upwards at the front, and then in the direction of the hair growth towards the ends.
The Perfect Full Natural Looking Brow!
If you’re in the UK, you can purchase ABH from Cult Beauty!
Yesterday I did a makeup demo at South Essex College for students.
I had a couple of hours to showcase two creative makeup looks from shoots I’ve done in the past. Here is a quick snap shot of my superhero mask - adapted using different colours.
To get the definite line when creating this look, my preference is a piece of kitchen roll taped across the forehead using scotch tape.
Then spray on the colours. To see how I created this look, here is my tutorial: http://youtu.be/tUHYtGpviPc