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!
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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.
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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
Thanks to SoTrenDIY & Boxycharm for sending me these products among some other beauties this month!
My two new favourite products are these gems by Too Faced cosmetics!
Here we have the best matte Bronzer ever, called ‘Chocolate Soleil’ in Medium / Deep.
Two reasons I am in love with this bronzer over any other is because firstly it doesn’t contains any light reflecting pigments - which is a pet hate of mine due to how they sit on my skin.
And secondly, it smells like Chocolate!!!! It contains Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder which is what gives it that scent.
It’s not excessively pigmented but is very buildable. It may be too dark for pale skins, but if you have a tan this would be perfect! You can be safe in the knowledge that a small swipe of this bronzer is not going to leave you with an orange face.
It doesn’t disintegrate as soon as you swirl your brush into it either, which is fab as I find a fair few products seem to do this; leaving you with having to tap off excess pigmented powder either into your lap or over your floor!
As I mentioned, this bronzer is totally matte. So, if like me you suffer with break outs or bumpy skin, this product won’t highlight those issues like a lot of bronzers tend to do. Anything with shimmer in will reflect light off of uneven skin, drawing attention to it.
So that is why I always search for the matte products where possible, and usually it’s a struggle to source a completely shimmer-free bronzer.
Look no further - this is the one!!!
The only thing you have to watch out for are the chocoholics, who will try to lick your face if you’re not careful ;)
Next, we have the ‘BETTER THAN SEX’ mascara! I think they could be right..
One of my other pet hates in makeup is when it comes to using a brand new mascara. They always seems too fluid when you first use them, and that does zero for your lashes.
Only after a couple of weeks your mascara becomes perfect, and this is because air has got to it and the substance starts to thicken slightly. This makes it glide on your lashes leaving behind more product, and in essence making them appear fuller and thicker. So, it’s safe to say that I’m not a fan of the ‘change-over’ between mascaras.
Too Faced have got the formula perfect from the-off!
It is more dense in texture, and straight away from the first swipe over my lashes they appear fuller and thicker.
Too Faced suggest you apply two to three coats for real voluminous lengthy lashes, and when you do you are in lash heaven!!
It doesn’t crumble or smudge on me, and lasts until I remove it in the evening. This mascara is not waterproof, so it comes off like a dream.
I only wear waterproof mascara when it’s really necessary as I dislike the laborious task of removing it.
Too Faced have really outdone themselves with these two products, and I will be using these for the foreseeable future!