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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Retail Therapy | Illamasqua, Liz Earle & Soap and Glory

Every girl needs a little retail therapy, today was my day. If you read blogs, and watch youtube beauty videos you always have a list of recommendations and products you want to try! This is basically everything I have been lusting after recently!

I am really starting to get into Illamasqua at the moment, I am starting to get a bit bored of Mac products (The past couple of years that is all I have bought) and the artists at Illamasqua are always so quirky and fun! I bought the hydra veil primer (my flatmates got it recently and love it) eyebrow cake in motto and their concealer in cc210. I know the eyebrow colour is grey, but that's the colour ashy blondes or white/purple hair should use, avoid any colours with warmth! It doesn't look as grey and scary on the brows!

These are all repurchases, I never brought any of these over to Manchester with me, and nothing beats them! I am in love with the scent, if you haven't tried any they are a must!

Eventually jumped on the bandwagon, after so many people absolutely love this. In this set I got the Liz Earle cleanse and polish and 2 muslin cloths!

Let me know if you like or have tried any of these products! Thanks for reading xoxox

Monday, 21 October 2013

Headshot Assessment | Hair and Makeup Design | Styling for the Camera | Photography

If only life where easier and we didn't have to photograph our work! I feel that is the main thing letting me down here, the look doesn't translate as well when I photographed it!

Hope you enjoyed having a look anyways, thanks for reading my blog!


Saturday, 19 October 2013

Satan's Keeper | Halloween Look

Some more inspiration for Halloween, I am so busy at the moment it's hard to post as many looks but I will try my best before Halloween! Next week I am working on prosthetics for a production called Spooky Tours. Anyways this one reminds me of Satan's Keeper or could even be an evil clown!
I only used face paints, black eyeshadow and liquid fake blood! An easy one as you don't need many supplies.

Thanks for reading xoxox

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Crazy Goth/Witch/Demon | Halloween Makeup

Starting off my series of halloween looks with one that can basically go with a lot of ideas, witch, demon, goth, evil superhero (my favourite) and it isn't too unattractive, for the single girls haha. 

Pale out face, I used illamasqua rich liquid foundation in pure white, this is optional you could make it simple and just do the eyes. Then from here shade round eyes and out to temples with red, then blend the edges of that with an orange/yellow. Finally for eyes fill in the black smokey eye (gel eyeliner/black facepaint first and set with black eyeshadow), doing it in this order helps everything blend smoother, as if you started with black it would look mostly black and grey, the other colours wouldn't show. Messily draw lines on for viens, do not worry about being symmetrical as it adds to the effect! For black lips, you do not need to buy a black lipstick unless you want too but use gel eyeliner (or whatever you used for eyes) and set with black eyeshadow then apply some gloss! Not straight from wand or you'll ruin the applicator with the black! 

Thanks for reading!! Enjoy xoxox

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Ombre Lips + Subtle Glitter Smokey eye | FOTN

I really love how much difference makeup can be between black and white and colour. I have started photography classes and it has recently come to my attention. The whole atmosphere/theme/of a photograph changes between both of them.

Anyways this is quite a dramatic look, full on black smokey eye, glitter, and a bright pink ombre lip! Definitely one I'd wear on a night out but not that there are any makeup rules, take whatever inspires you from this! I've always been really inspired by the signature Mary-Kate and Ashley olsen smokey eye (they take the black right round the eyes and quite far underneath) and this is the eyeshadow shape I went for. Ombre lips are really easy to do, all you need is a lighter and a darker shade. This doesn't just have to be pinks, could be reds, oranges or even black and grey for halloween or a goth look! Trick is outline with dark, fill in with light and rub lips together lightly to blend, or if it smudges too much use a small lip brush to be more precise! They really make your lip shape stand out and it just makes everything overall a bit more modern and interesting. If you are looking to wear this for a longer time get a lip coat (clear liquid that you brush overtop to seal it in place and make more waterproof) to make it longer lasting!

Let me know if you liked this look and if anyone tried it out! Lots of halloween looks coming soon! xoxox