Sunday, 30 March 2014

L.F DOES S/S - SMOKEY BRIGHT

I'm pretty sure the smudging of my right eye is from the case of itchy eyebrow area whilst I was taking photos... gah sorry! It's really annoying, I've just noticed all the photos are like this. Can you try and pretend it's perfect?
KEY PRODUCTS:
RIMMEL SOFT KOHL KAJAL EYE LINER PENCIL - PURE WHITE
MAC EYE-SHADOW - BIO GREEN, SPROUT, PINK FREEZE AND PARROT
MUFE EYE-SHADOW - 92
MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH - LIGHTSCAPADE
MAC BLUSH - TAUPE
CARGO BLUSH - GOTHAM
OCC LIP TAR STAINED GLOSS - NEW WAVE
MODEL CO - ILLUSION NUDE LIP LINER

Hey guys, I acquired some new make-up recently so I just created this look from the mish mash of everything. It's nice playing around with colour for once - from bright aqua blue to a frosted forest green.
I am just incredibly annoyed I managed to smudge the top right eye without realising... SIGH.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

L.F DOES A/W - COOL TONE

McQueen woman - strong yet innocent. Somewhere in the darkness there's always beauty and elegance. Am I making any sense or is this just fashion nonsense? Probably the latter. 
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I was initially drawn the the use of gold and silver against this warm ochre winged haze. The face and lips were paled down and paired with a bruised cheek stain.
No brows just highlights how I have zero facial definition *le sigh*
My interpretation is very a cool toned version and the wing of the eye is less heightened. The overall undertone gives a more corpse-like vibe but it's interesting to do a fashion take on looking dead whilst playing around with metallics. Gold and silver make a good pairing!
KEY PRODUCTS:
MUFE FLASH COLOUR - GOLD AND SILVER
MAC PAINT POT - GROUNDWORK
MAC EYESHADOW - ESPRESSO
MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH - LIGHT FLUSH
CONCEALER FOR BROWS AND LASHES

Hey guys, so last weeks look was kind of a 'pretty' and feminine, so it's only natural I do the complete opposite this week. It's a bit haunting and not so much beauty enhancing, but it's a fashion take on a looking like a corpse. I mainly focused on the juxtaposition of gold and silver, with a mirage of cool earth tones to bring some sort of definition and structure.
Hope you like it. Also a bit random but I got aggressively verbally abused by some random man today, and even though I don't know the guy and everything he said should be meaningless because it's all untrue, I was really shaken up. Sucks being at the wrong time and place sometimes. 

Sunday, 9 March 2014

L.F RAMBLES - LISTEN AND READ

WOW. Seriously in love after my friend intoduced me to him. He's playing in Leeds soon too...YES.
I'm seeing WAS this week which is super exciting. This song isn't a 'typical' WAS style song... but the lyrics resonate with me. One of my favourites by them.
AMAZING LIVE. See them if you get the chance.
Addictive, been on repeat for me.
When I work at uni I like to have an album playing in the background, decided to have Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the go and became obsessed with this song. 
You might remember me mentioning a collaborative book I did a few posts ago... well here it is. My book with the super talented Ben Armson

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

L.F DOES A/W - LINE ART

Simple but effective. Easy nod to the mods.
I look like a alien! Anyway I would of preferred the lower lash lines to be more straight and less angled. Next time! They look more crazy here.
Rocking the 60s in my pajamas. HOT. 
KEY PRODUCTS:
BOBBI BROWN LONG-WEAR GEL EYELINER - BLACK INK
BLACK EYE-SHADOW
GOSH EXTREME ART EYE LINER - 26
MAC POWDER - TAUPE
MAC LIPSTICK - FANFARE

Hey guys, so this week is another interpretation of the 60s. I know, I'm obsessed! The main feature is the 3 straight drawn on lower lash lines. My lines could be more straighter, but you get the idea. I also added some glitter liner on top just to liven things up. It's graphic, bold and fun!
To work out my lines, I use gel eyeliner to map out the shape and to soften I go over with a black eye-shadow to give a softer diffused edge.
Hope you like it and give it a go :)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS ROUND UP 9


Dystopian yet innocent looking characters in a lurid hued world. 

Gamine chic. Yes. 

Supermodels galore in bespoke looks. 

Metallics never looks tacky with Chanel.

Texture, colour, light and lines. Beautiful. 

Iconic red lips - Chanel style. 
A true artist at work - so mesmerising to watch. 
Undone graphic strokes.

May or may not of noticed but I've turned into a lip girl now. Ditched the eyes for a bold lip nowadays. 

Saturday, 22 February 2014

L.F DOES A/W - PINK TONE

Haunting and beautiful. Stone is a goddess. 
KEY PRODUCTS:
MAC LIPMIX - CRIMSON
THE BALM - MARY-LOU LUMINIZER 

Hey guys, so this week it was all about contouring in red/pink hues and bleached brows! Some of my favourite techniques. I could of gone more extreme with it, but there is something quite soft and gentle with the delicate tonal changes - even atmospheric. It's a bit haunting and plays around with the divide between ugly and beautiful.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

L.F RAMBLES - DAM

Last day in Amsterdam and Marcel Wanders' exhibition just opened to the public... lucky me! Very creative - love his ideas. Wish I could deck out my house with his designs - form with function.
Amazing to see work you've studied years ago in real life. Totally different experience. 
Weirdly had a thing for furniture design. I'm not usually a fan.
Spot my input :)
Posters! Graphics! Design!
THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
Contemporary art and design museum... HEAVEN. So much to see and curated really well... I spent a good few hours here. 
Had to take a photo. Just because. 
I think I stumbled across a pop up shop whilst we were waiting for the ferry ride. I picked up this hand illustrated pot from STUDIO ELKE. SO CUTE. 
Me being weird, but I really like the sign designs over there. Something quite playful and child-like.
 MAC LIPMIX - CRIMSON
Impulse purchase just because I was at a MAC pro store... I think this must be the first time I've bought something from MAC in like 2 years maybe? Anyway the formula is matte and leaves a stained effect.
CATRICE LIQUID METAL EYE-SHADOW - 080 MAUVES LIKE JAGGER
I wanted to pick up more drugstore things just because I'm a bit of a make-up magpie especially with new brands. Only this stood out to me. Duo-chromes gets me every time. Dammit. 

Hey guys, so after dissertation I went to Amsterdam with my best friend. I had a really good time although it was super super cold over there. I should probably mention I got 67 for my dissertation - which I'm pleasantly surprised with... I was expecting to be in the 50 range. At the moment I'm literally at the cusp of potentially getting a first for my degree. I'm feeling the pressure so much, just because I will really be kicking myself if I just miss out. I'm currently at the end of another competition brief before I spend around 3 months doing my FMP which amounts for 40 credits = can't fuck up.
I'll show my face soon! Well in a make-up post style. 

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

L.F RAMBLES - 22

 Our book: Phantasmagoria with limited edition collectible mobile plane :)
Everything was hand drawn in a line style and shaded using dots. Very very time consuming. 
 If you were wondering why I disappeared from blogging it was because of the above. For uni I had to do a collaborative book project with the theme 'vanished'. Our (I worked with Ben) book was inspired by Amelia Earhart and to say it was a bit of a journey is a real understatement. It was a pretty heavy brief creating the story and all the content and binding it etc etc. We faced a lot of problems but it was worthwhile. We got a really really good mark for it and I'm actually really proud of it - which is rare for me. I owe a lot to my partner Ben, he was responsible for the colouring, key parts of the narrative and the 'bones' of the images. My main job was mainly just turning his sketches into the finals (like the images above). So kind of re-drawing his images into my own drawings. He worked really hard and really pushed our book so it became something more - it actually has some depth. So thank-you Ben! Awesome partner and I think after pretty much working together everyday for 3 months we've become really good friends too :)
My weakness: SHOES.
My other weakness: SUSHI. There's actually a Japanese buffet restaurant literally 7 minutes walk away from me. Surprisingly I don't go there that often. Good sushi, I recommend. 
Errrr more sushi! My friend Nathan actually surprised me with this when I got back home after a meal out having Japanese food LOL. It was really sweet of him and beats having birthday cake fo sho!
MISSHA SIGNATURE VELVET ART SHADOW IN N0. 17 CRANBERRY COMBINATION AND LIPSTICK SRD704
My mum surprisingly got me make-up for my birthday, which was unexpected, because she usually moans about how much stuff I've got. Anyway, she did a good job on the colour choices - the eye shadows have some nice duo-chromey complex hues to them and you can't beat a berry lip. 
Me having a play with the above. I like, I like!
Me goofing around with my sisters glasses. I've always liked the look of glasses, but my eyesight says no to them for now.
When I'm not buying shoes, sushi, or prints... I buy books. This was a bit of a naughty birthday present for myself.... but when I saw one on Amazon, NEW and not too extortionate I *had* to get it. It feels so great owning this out of print book. Fellow make-up enthusiasts, I'm sure you feel what I feel.
I know I know. I shouldn't like him, but I do. Sorry but not sorry.
Last vain selfie! This is the make-up I wore on NYE. Green smokey winged eye and berry stained lips.

Hey guys, just a small update of new things and images I forgot about on my phone. I went back home last week and had such a good long weekend! It's the first time we've had everyone together for over a year and a half, since my sister has been away teaching. So it was really nice to just spend time with everyone.... and errrm, eating lots of things a poor student can't afford.
Also last week I turned 22! Gah! I spent it with my sister in Newcastle and we had a really good trip at the BALTIC - got a really good show on atm.
I started uni again today, new brief and no doubt new stresses ahoy! BUT good and exciting news is: I'M OFF TO AMSTERDAM NEXT WEEK! I'm going on a short break with my best friend.
Going to be good, I hope! 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

MODERN NOIR AND UPDATE

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Elegant and seductive, so Dior. The graphic eye-liner and vampy lip has a modern film noir edge. 
I think my interpretation has a more sci-fi edge? Something about the blue just makes it a bit more punky. I think this would of looked better with a matte deeper wine shade to add more of a contrast. The rest of my face was nothing too overpowering so that it would help balance out the eyes and lips.
I got these in the sale and I've had a few compliments already. I love the red kitsch heart. 
The most stressful experience in my LIFE. I've actually been working on it for a long time but towards the deadline, I underestimated how long it would take me to finish it....I did a 29 hour? all nighter with the help of pro-plus. SO glad it's over. NEVER AGAIN.
Books, books and more books. 
Shu Uemura had a sale. This is my kind of porn. 
Uniqlo and prints!
Spent NYE with these guys. Love them so much. Especially Quentin the tortoise. 
Homemade curry made for me :D

Hey guys, I'm back! Hope you are having a good new year so far. I still can't believe I'm done with uni work for now, it's been a constant cloud hanging over me for so long - and I can FINALLY relax for a bit. 

Hope you like this weeks look, I'm just slowly easing myself into make-up again.