I LOVE these new Hypercolor hair powders from Anastasia Beverly Hills!
So many people enjoy a splash of colour in their hair, but not all of us want a permanent colour or the inconvenience of having to wait 6-8 weeks for a ‘wash in - wash out’ to disappear.
These powders are the answer!! Intense pigment without dying or bleaching your hair.
Not only are these suitable for the hair on your head, they can also be used on your brows too. Which is ideal for someone in my line of work, for example when I’m creating a bright summery makeup look for a photo shoot, I can now add vibrancy to the brows! Usually a standard eyeshadow just doesn’t pay off on top of brow hair. But the Hypercolor is just electric on top of even the darkest of hair. There are a variety of shades to choose from, and at just $12.50 per compact, you can not go wrong!! A little goes a long way, so these will last you a while :)
How to apply;
1. ABH suggest you prep hair with a light application of glossing cream, styling wax, or leave-in conditioner.
I actually didn’t use anything in my hair, it was just dry & clean, which worked fine.
2. Separate your hair into sections and apply colour by sandwiching your hair in between your fingers or a tissue and the Hypercolor compact, and glide the colour on by pulling it down the strands. You can also use a cosmetic brush to dust the colour on.
Use gloves and a towel around your shoulders to avoid colour transferring onto your hands or clothing.
3. Set with hairspray, spraying 10-12 inches away from your coloured hair and misting lightly.
4. To remove, shampoo 1-2 times.
BROWS (suitable for all colours of Anastasia Beverly Hills Hypercolor Powder EXCEPT “In the Pink”)
1. Prep brow hair with a light application of Brow Fix. Prepping the brow helps the Hypercolor Brow and Hair powder to adhere to your hair.
2. Apply the Hypercolor brow powder using an angled brush with light strokes. Build the colour for a more intense finish.
3. To complete your look, set your brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel! www.anastasia.net
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!!!
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
A bit of fun for a Saturday! Check out this transformation; My “Leopard MakeUp” tutorial which was shot during a photo shoot I did with photographer Martin Higgs!
I’m demoing this mask makeup that I created for a photo-shoot a few months back, this week at a local makeup college. It’s so much fun doing this look, check it out and let me know if you would don this on Halloween or even to the cinema to watch a film such as The Avengers! I love it when people dare to go all out just for fun :D