Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Face of the day

Righteo, here's the face of the day. I felt like doing something different than a brown smokey eye, so I went totally out of my comfort zone and went for red! :)
This will look absolutely GORGEOUS on green eyes!

Products used: 
Armani Luminous Silk shade 2
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain
Nars Deep Throat Blush
NYX Blush in Taupe

MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Glamour Doll Eyes Pigment in Lovers Lane
MAC Sketch e/s through the crease
Inglot 77 Gel Liner
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Brows: MAC Omega e/s
MAC Fascinating eye pencil under the brow

Carmex on the lips :)

I know the Glamour Doll eyes pigments are hard to get, however the Sleek Sunset Palette has lots of red tones in it. Or Inglot have a few, Eyeshadow 449, or Pure Pigment in 81 or 54. 

Don't be afraid to wear colour, it's only makeup :)


Thursday, 16 August 2012

How to: 1950's Pin Up Look

Debs season kicked off this week for me. I had the pleasure of doing gorgeous Jessica's hair and makeup. Jess is my boyfriends sister, so basically like a little sister to me :) 

We opted to do a 50's inspired look as we thought we needed something classy and elegant to go with her dress. She suited the look down to a tee. This look can be used for bridal looks too. (It's a personal favourite of mine!) 

How to get Jessica's 1950's look: 
  • For a debs makeup, we need the makeup to be long lasting. Jess has oily skin, so I began with a silicone primer, Smashbox Photo Finish 
  • For foundation, I used MAC Matchmaster foundation in shadde 3.0. I blended this down the neck to make sure it was all blended in properly. 
  • For contour, I used MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NC45. I think using a darker foundation can look better as it looks more natural.
  • For concealer, I used Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer in Medium. I popped this under the eyes in a V shape, รก la Kim Kardashian!
  • For brows I used Mystery eyeshadow from MAC. Jess has strong brows anyway, so we just needed to fill in any gaps. (Major brow envy!) 
  • On the eyes, I used Urban Decay Primer Potion, then I packed Brule eyeshadow onto the lid for a matte base. 
  • Through the crease I used 3 shadows. I began lightly buffing Copperplate eyeshadow from  to create a natural shadow. Then I put Espresso over the top, and finally to darken it even more, I put a teeny tiny bit of Handwritten on top. I used Nylon eyeshadow as an inner tear duct highlight and as a brow bone highlight.
  • For liner I used Inglot Gel Liner in 77. I did a medium flick with it. ( I used a MAC 210 brush!)
  • On the lips I used Dubbonet Lipstick from MAC as a base, blotted, then applied Russian Red from MAC over the top. We applied around 6(!!) layers of lipstick (blotting in between each later.) I used Lipcote Lipstain over the top to make sure it stayed all night. 
  • For blush I used Suede Blush from Sleek, mixed with a bit of Dainty from MAC
  • I powdered the skin with Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.  

Top tips for Debs Makeup:
  • THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE EVER!: Please for the love of god make sure your foundation doesn't contain a high SPF. It will flash back light and make you look like a ghost! 
  • Use long wearing products!
  • If you're wearing tan, match it to your chest, you'll be one uniform colour then! 

Hope everyone who's going to a debs has a great time! :) 

For more tips, tricks and bookings for debs/weddings check out my Facebook Page :) 


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pictures from a shoot recently!

Sneaky preview of a shoot I did recently. The theme was "morning after the night before" Delighted how the pictures turned out. So grungy. LOVE it! :) 

Stay tuned for more! ;) 


Thursday, 9 August 2012

Favourite Eyeshadow at the min!

Behold my lovelies, it is the beautiful eyeshadow, club from MAC. Its a gorgeous duo chrome eyshadow. Looking greeny brown in the pan, but blending out to a gorgeous warm brown.

(Sorry for robbing this photo, MAC's one was crap!)

Club packed onto the lid. You can see the green coming through.

Full on face view. This is a great colour as it's so easy. One shadow that looks like you've spent AGES doing your makeup.  The warm brown really brings out the blue in my eyes. Its just gorgeous! (sorry for hideous photo. It was taken at 6:30 am! )

This is a photo from a shoot I did. (Yes, its supposed to be that messy :P) I popped black kohl pencil all over the lid, then put club over it. This really brings out the green in the shadow, which gives a different dimension to a smokey eye!

Win all around for me! :) 

What's your favourite eyeshadow at the minute?


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

I'm obsessed.. with Paris!

Myself and the boy are going to go to Paris in October. The excitement is just too much to handle. I've been searching through the internet for hotels and places to eat. So any suggestions are more than welcome! :) 

I've just popped together a post on why I love this city so much. I think the pictures speak for themselves! :) 

I'm going to be dressed like this. Parisian chic! 

Eat here! 

And here! 

Ahhhh swoon! Huge big smiley face. So excited. Love to hear from anyone who has gone. 

Have a lovely Tuesday