I created this Cranberry coloured eye look today and I paired it with an Aubergine dark lip.
To get the look;
I used ‘Soft Ochre’ paint pot, by MAC, over the eyelid. This neutralises the lid & also prevents the shadow from shifting.
To give a smooth and tack-free surface to apply the coloured eyeshadow to, I swept Vanilla eyeshadow from MAC over the entire lid up to the brow bone.
Though the socket line I added a light transition colour; I mixed a matte Red eyeshadow with a matte Camel coloured eyeshadow, and on a blending brush I softly shaded through the crease of the eye. The purpose of this was so that I could place a darker colour through the socket line afterwards and it would make light work of the blending.
On the very centre of the mobile eyelid I patted on a soft satin finish eyeshadow from Anastasia Beverly Hills. This colour is the lightest shade from an eyeshadow duo they created back in 2012. This duo was called ‘My Bedford’
Next, I placed Cranberry eyeshadow from MAC, on the inner & outer 3rd of the eyelid. So, this emphasised the lightest shade I placed on the centre of the lid, making it appear larger just in the centre.
On the outer ‘V’ of the eye I placed the darker eyeshadow from the ‘My Bedford’ duo palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills, which is a deep purple colour. This deepened the outer edge of the crease, and created more dimension. I used a fluffy blending brush to soften the placement of the purple eyeshadow, so the colours blended seamlessly.
Underneath the lower lashes I mimicked the top lid, using the same colours but in a smaller amount so it just smoked the lower lash-line.
After the eyeshadow was complete, I used a cream liner by Kryolan in the colour Aubergine. I painted this across the waterline & I also tightlined the eyelid. This means to paint underneath the top lashes, to rid any pink fleshy tones, which makes the eye look even more smokey.
And lastly, I applied a top set of eyelashes; M102 by Eldora Eyelashes And a bottom set; ‘Precious’ by House Of Lashes
My messy work setup after today’s bridal makeup trial.
Some key products I rely on when doing bridal looks are;
Bioderma Sensitive - to cleanse the skin.
Illamasqua Hydra & Matte Veils - to add moisture & mattify the skin.
Benefit Porefessional - to smooth out the skins surface.
Kryolan eye primer - to prevent the eyeshadow from moving.
Soft Ochre & Painterly Paint Pots by MAC - to neutralise the eyelid in prep for the eyeshadow.
Matte & Satin finish eyeshadows - I’m not a fan of frosted shadows for bridal.
Dinair Airbrush Foundation - I love this because it is touch proof & water resistant. Perfect for a bride!
Soleil Tan De Chanel - gives a beautiful hint of colour to the skin.
Skindinavia Setting Spray - keeps all the makeup fixed in place once you’ve finished application.
Those are a some of my MUST HAVE products for bridal makeup!
Selling my Kryolan HD Micro Foundation Cream palette - 15 colors.
HD Micro Foundation Cream is a micronized foundation with unique light reflection.
Optically, it significantly reduces the shadow effects of wrinkles. Which means that it enables natural, youthful appearance especially with make-up for high-definition camera techniques for film, TV and photography.
Also a great palette for natural highlighting & contouring.
At the same time, special ingredients protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation and from harmful environmental influences.
HD Micro Foundation Cream is ECARF certified.
Thinly and evenly apply HD Micro Foundation Cream with a very fine-pore make-up sponge or foundation brush and set it with HD Micro Finish Powder or a generic translucent powder.
As you can see I’ve used two of the pans a fair bit, but the rest are either untouched or have a small scraping from them.
Ideal for any makeup artist kit!
The front of the palette is a little battered due to being carted about.
Its been hygienically used by scraping out the foundation with the use of my palette knife.
I’ve used this palette on A-list celebs such as Formula 1 driver Jenson Button, for TV & interviews.
RRP - £89.00 selling for £55 plus P&P.
I am selling this palette and more on my Depop app - @SHOWMEMAKEUP You can also contact me on here to purchase.
After looking on YouTube, I noticed the lack of tutorials on how to cover hyperpigmentation. So, I decided to film one.
My Aunt has suffered with it really bad since she fell pregnant, and struggles to cover it up with high-street makeup products.
Granted camouflage makeup isn’t as cheap as drugstore concealers, but it’s well worth the purchase if you do suffer with pigmentation, especially on the face.
Using camouflage makeup will give you the confidence to go out in public without the fear of people staring at you.
This is a ‘before & after’ of my Aunt after filming the tutorial. It’ll be live on my channel next week - www.youtube.com/smiles2310
The key product I used here was Dermacolour foundation (used in the same way as a concealer)
This product will cover everything from pigmentation to tattoos.
It needn’t be heavy as you can also purchase Derma Fluid which sheers the product down - meaning it won’t compromise the pigment of the makeup but instead it’ll become thinner, feeling less heavy when applied on the skin.
Used alone, it does need a little warming up first; I do this by applying it to the back of my hand & then on the skin pigmentation.
*Bright Neon Lips*
I created these using Kryolan Aqua Colour Liquid.
Fantastic under UV lighting.
These are SO bright they look stuck on.
Blue Ombré Lips
To achieve this look;
*Colour entire lip surface using NYX jumbo pencil in Milk (any White kohl pencil will do)
* Use Dark Orchid Cream Liner (Purple) to line the lips and the outer 3rd of the lip circumference.
* Below that purple, pat on Aqua Cream Liner (Blue) and fade off towards the White.
Simple and easy to achieve!
UV DayGlow Compact Colour 8 Palette - Kryolan
I’m selling this palette from my kit. It’s only been sampled for review purposes, and as I have 2 of these I’m putting this one up for sale.
RRP £47.50 and is out of stock in many places, so if you’re interested in purchasing this one, please send me a message on here or email me; firstname.lastname@example.org
£30.00 plus P&P
Organising ‘some’ of my makeup kit!
I really do need more storage.
More products from Kryolan today!
I love these lipstains.. These can be worn alone, or under a lipstick that matches your lipstain. It will work as a base for your lipstick, aid longevity of its wear AND leave your lips with a stain of colour should your lipstick wear off after a few hours.
What more can you ask for from a product?… www.charlesfox.co.uk (this will direct you to Kryolan where you can find more info)
For a lot of my creative makeup looks I use products from professional makeup brand, Kryolan.
I purchase their products from Charles Fox in Covent Garden, London. Here are three makeup palettes; Supracolor, Aqua Paints & Body Illusion Paints.
The illusion paints are activated by alcohol - I use IPA when using these.
When using the Supracolor cream palletes, I use a buffing brush to work it into the skin. These are super pigmented and full coverage, so buffing it in is essential for a great flawless finish.
And when using the Aqua Colour paints, I like to add a touch of water & mix them to a thick creamy consistency in order to get a nice coverage & pigment pay-off.
For more info on these products please check out www.charlesfox.co.uk