Today I had a play around with the StarGazer Semi Permanent Tattoo Pens.
I created a floral design with a splash of colour, and a puff of glitter!
There are 12 colours in the range and one correction pen.
01 - Black
02 - Deep Red
03 - Yellow
04 - Brown
05 - Bright Green
06 - Dark Green
07 - Purple
08 - Bright Red
09 - Bright Blue
10 - Dark Blue
11 - Orange
12 - Pink
For my creation I used Black (01) to outline my design, and then I used Pink (12) to colour in the petals, and I used (07) Purple to create some depth to the pink by lining the outer edge of the petals.
Within the swirl patterns I added a hint of the Blue (09) and I used the correction pen to drag the colour upwards creating a nice gradient.
This technique makes it possible to shade with the felt tip.
To create fine-line work you need to have a steady hand, use your little finger to counter balance yourself, and use the very tip of the pen to draw fine steady lines - use light pressure when doing this.
And if you wish to add thickness to the lines, you need to tilt the pen at an angle with a little extra pressure, and drag the pen in the desired direction. Using this technique will give you fuller lines and it’s also a great way to add depth and create a shadow effect.
All of the colours are highly pigmented and their staying power is brilliant!
If they get wet they will bleed so they need to be kept dry. And they last well for up to two days.
The product can be removed with makeup remover but note that it does stain your skin for couple of days, so I wouldn’t advise using them on your face.
You can purchase the whole range of these brilliant pens at The Face Painting Shop online: http://www.thefacepaintingshop.com/Glitter%20Tattoo%20Supplies/Stargazer%20Tattoo%20Pens
Enjoy using them, I have!
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I’ve been having a play with the 3 new colours from SuperStar Face & Body Paints!!
Royal - Peacock - Cyclamen
WOW… They have a metallic finish & are really creamy in consistency - like none other I’ve used before.
My particular favourite is the Greeny Teal shade. And what impressed me the most with this shade is the fact it just washes off with soap and water with Z E R O staining!!
They come in 16g & 45g pots.
I can’t stress enough how highly pigmented these paints are - And the price for SuperStar paints are just phenomenal.
You can pay out fortunes on paint if you’re a makeup artist or face & body artist, but these are so affordable and are a
‘must have’ in any kit!
If I was testing out these colours against a high-priced brand unknowingly, I can bet you I would guess these to be the pricier of the two just because of the high quality.
All of their paints are creamy in consistency & you only need one coat to achieve full opacity.
The Face Painting Shop has generously given me a 10% discount code for all my followers to use against the purchase of all or any of the 3 new colours by SuperStar!
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I have found a new love!!
When it comes to cleaning brushes, you should always give them a shampoo to keep them clean, and prevent spreading bacteria back on to your skin.
If you don’t clean them regularly, the dead skin cells build up between the bristles, as does the bacteria & this causes your skin to breakout.
There are various products on the market to wash your brushes in, but over the years I have come across some that just don’t cut it; they are either overly perfumed or the ‘little goes a long way’ products take forever to wash out as they’re too concertrated.
You have to be careful not to dunk the entire brush into the water in-order to remove the soap as this can losen the glue within the ferrule, which holds the bristles together.
This new soap bar from ‘Cameleon Professional Face & Bodypaint’ is fabulous!!
*100% Vegtable oil based conditioning soap*
Not only is this soap perfect for brushes AND cosmetic sponges, you can only use it on your skin to remove all traces of face & bodypaint!!
It has a pleasent yet subtle Lemony fresh scent, and it comes in a plastic pot which is ideal as you can hold the product while you swirl your brush on it without losing you grip on the soap - We know what thats like, trying to catch it as it swishes around the sink bowl.
You simply dampen your brush / sponge, and then swipe it over the soap once or twice - this is all you need!
Then using your fingers lather the bristles into a foamy consistancy.
If your brushes are really dirty, you’ll see your lather change colour due to the makeup - Feel ashamed! Lol..
Give them a little swirl in the clean water, taking care not to dip in the brush ferrule, and the soap literally washes away without any resisdue or fuss!
The bristles are left looking clean and smelling fresh!
This is a MUST buy for anyone who owns makeup brushes!!
You can purchase this product from www.thefacepaintingshop.com for an inroductory price of £5.49 WORLDWIDE SHIPPING http://www.thefacepaintingshop.com/Cameleon%20Brush%20Soap?filter_name=soap
A recent image from last Friday’s beauty photo shoot with photographer Martin Higgs.
Model Katy Louise
Foundation I used is HD Foundation by Kryolan. I used a dark shade to contour the face, and I used a lighter shade to highlight the face. To add some glow to the face, I mixed in some Kryolan Shimmer Event Foundation. This adds light reflecting qualities to the skin, and photos amazingly.
On the eyes I placed some Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge, up to the socket line and in a winged out swoop. To help keep that in place as its a creamy product, I placed a metallic eyeshadow over the top from Sleek.
To create the Black liner, I used Lime Crimes uniliner in Quill. To gain a steady line, I suggest you use your little finger against the cheek to counter balance yourself. I place this just above the socket line following the swoop of the eyeshadow. And I also placed this along the top lash line, flicking outwards on the outer edge, but not quite meeting the top line.
For the Purple glitter line I used the Purple uniliner from Lime Crime and I followed the Black line but along the top side of it. Once that dried I used Lit Cosmetics glitter glue over the top of the paint & then I pushed Lit Cosmetics glitter in a Purple onto the glue.
I have done a write up on the lips in a previous post last week!
I always get loads of requests on information on how to contour your face.
Well I have a tutorial here. This was for the purpose of a photo shoot, so the lines really aren’t necessary when you’re contouring your face at home. You can just swipe the contour and highlight on, no need to copy this formation.
Have fun transforming your face beauties!
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The last shot from our ‘Nip Tuck’ photo shoot.
I thoroughly loved doing this makeup look :)
Makeup - Myself, Shonagh Scott
Photography - Martin Higgs
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova
Model - Zarah from Lenis Model Management
Location - The Face Painting Shop
For a list of products, please check out my behind the scenes photo as I’ve listed them below it.
@NikkieTutorials & @TheeVanityDiary for inspiration