Wednesday, 31 March 2010

J'ADORE DIOR

MAIN INSPIRATION CREATED BY PAT MCGRATH





Glitter, lots of glitter!! I hope you like it I've being meaning to do a fun look and I have forever admired Pat McGrath's work for Christian Dior/ John Galliano.

See you soon!

Monday, 29 March 2010

MESS

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN FALL 2007


KEY PRODUCTS:

REVLON SKINLIGHTS FACE ILLUMINATOR IN 01 NATURAL LIGHT AND LAURA GELLAR SHADE N' SCULPT (HIGHLIGHT ONLY)

YSL OMBRES 5 LUMIERES 8 (BLACK ONLY), L'OREAL SUPER LINER CARBON GLOSS, M.A.C KOHL POWER IN FELINE AND CLINIQUE BRUSH ON CREAM LINER IN 02 TRUE BLACK

M.A.C STUDIO FIX FLUID IN NC20 AND SELECT COVER-UP IN NW20

CORNER LASHES

M.A.C PAINT POT IN ROLLICKIN'

I USED BARRY M DAZZLE DUST 93 BUT A SIMILAR DUPE WOULD BE URBAN DECAY'S NARCOTIC EYE-SHADOW


PINK LIP?

OR NUDE LIP?

Hey everyone! I finally got round to doing my tribute!! The look I recreated was from Alexander McQueen's fall 2007 show. M.A.C did actually collaborate with him to create a line of limited edition products used in his show.... but that was 3 years ago so your best bet is the try a local cco or ebay (DAMN I wish I picked up something instead of thinking meh!!).

LONG LIVE MCQUEEN!

Hope you like it and I am thinking of a glitter look for next time perhaps....we'll see!

QUICK HAUL

OFFICE- £80

H&M- £29.99

THE NEW SLEEK PALETTE- £5.00... SO MANY MATTES, LOVES IT!!

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

VIVA GLAM LF




I went shopping with Elly today. Bad idea. We spend so much when we are together, but I did my bit for charity and got my first M.A.C Viva Glam lipstick which all the proceeds goes to aids research I think. I got Viva Glam Cyndi and I love it.... for me and not for my kit for once :D

Monday, 22 March 2010

MORANGE AND INITIAL THOUGHTS


Hello everyone, so happy I have 5 subscribers!! I am over the moon!!! Anyway to celebrate the fact people are reading this blog I thought I'd post a photo of me rocking Morange lipstick by M.A.C! And like any makeup addict when you get new things......... you have to try them all out the next day- or for me Monday morning. From my H.N's kit I am so far liking the Lancome mascara as I think it really lengthens.... but I'm not loving the Bare Minerals foundation. I've used mineral makeup before so I don't have a problem with application I just find it doesn't cover well or build up.... but I will give it a couple more tries before I give it to my sister haha! And lastly how did I live without M.A.C's 239 and 224 brush!? Its f'in amazing!!

I will hopefully be posting a Alexander McQueen look from 2007 soon and a party look as I have a work do tomorrow. See you soon x x x

Saturday, 20 March 2010

HARVEY N' HAUL- M.A.C




So I had x amount to spend at the entire Harvey Nichols beauty floor and I spent it all at M.A.C? Yep! Not sure why but its' the brand I turn to. I kept walking back and forth to NARS but nothing stood apart except from the eyeshadows...... and I seriously have enough!!
M.A.C was absolutely chaotic, so I returned when it was slightly less busy and I asked the artist (sorry can't remember her name, but she was really nice) to basically show me some staple lipsticks, recommend a decent concealer for photography and lastly on a whim I picked up 2 eye brushes.

WHAT I GOT:
LIPSTICKS:
MORANGE (AMPLIFIED)
CYBER (SATIN)
GIRL ABOUT TOWN (AMPLIFIED)
UP THE AMP (AMPLIFIED)
BRUSHES:
239
224
CONCEALERS:
SELECT COVER UP IN NW20 AND NW50

Hope you liked my haul! Its not really stuff I would personally go for but my kit was seriously lacking in lipstick shades. Can't wait to try out Cyber, it looks so cool!

BOOTS AND TOPSHOP HAUL

BOOTS

TOPSHOP

Another haul!

BOOTS:

I went into Boots to stock up on some more stuff for my kit. I got a bottle of surgical spirit to disinfect all my makeup, antiseptic wipes for cleansing hands and 2 empty spray bottles- one for brush cleanser and the other for the surgical spirit.

Whilst browsing the MU section I saw they were selling of Urban Retreat lip kit? for £4.95 instead of £20 odd. The kit includes: a non bleed lip pencil, lip primer pencil, lip exfoliator and plump lip gloss. All for my kit again!

TOPSHOP:

How cute are the earrings?! I'm not usually a huge fan of TS as their prices are a bit steep for a student like me but their jewellery line has always been reasonable and 'decent quality'. £8 and my favourites are the scissors and key :)

HARVEY N' HAUL- LIMITED EDITION BEAUTY BAG

My entire Harvey Nichols haul

CUTE Will Broome bag

The contents inside!


Hey everyone. I've been bad... really BAD (sorry sister, I know you hate me spending money on MU but this is for my kit, promise!) . I only went to into H.N to check out the new M.A.C viva glam lipsticks (I will pick them up another time, the GAGA one was already sold out and they are apparently limited edition for a whole year!) but near the counter I saw a poster about a free goody bag worth £100 pound if you spent £95 on beauty, fragrance or cosmetics. YES. I caved in. But I only got products that my kit needed not for myself, so my conscience feels better! Haha!

Anyway the actual haul will be posted in another post. I thought the goody bag should have its own post as you get so much!!! And we're talking about good brands and actually decent sized samples :)


Taken from the website:

Spend £95 or more on Harvey Nichols beauty products, fragrance or cosmetics this March and receive a limited-edition beauty bag to the value of £100 (for our Irish customers simply spend €100 to receive the gift worth €130). Available in all Harvey Nichols stores and online, this exclusive gift selection is presented in a custom-made make up bag designed only for Harvey Nichols by illustrator Will Broome.

This fantastic offer includes a carefully selected range of 12 hero products; including a bespoke nail varnish "I Heart Nails" created for Harvey Nichols by Butter London, a full sized Yves Saint Laurent lip and contour shaper, fragrances by Marc Jacobs, skincare by Elemis and a voucher from Shu Uemura giving customers complimentary corner eye lashes and application appointment.

Exclusive offer is on sale from Monday 15 March 2010 and available while stocks last from all stores and our online shop.

The full range of products within each beauty bag includes:

Cosmetics
Custom blend (I Heart Nails) exclusively for Harvey Nichols, 11ml, Butter London.... <3>
Foundation and application brush, Bare Minerals..... for ref I got medium beige
Mini lip gloss in rose, Laura Mercier
Mini mascara in black, LancĂ´me.... I got Virtuose
Complimentary corner flare eye lash application voucher, Shu Uemura (available in Knightsbridge, Bristol, Dublin, Manchester, Edinburgh and Leeds)... how cool is that?!

Skincare
Replumping concentrate lip and contour shaper, 15ml, Yves Saint Laurent.... FULL SIZE!!
Pro-radiance cream cleanser, 30ml, Elemis.... I got Tri-enzyme resurfacing facial wash
Rescue mask, 15ml, Eve Lom
Brazilian tan, 5ml, Rodial

Fragrances
Daisy or Lola fragrances, 4ml, Marc Jacobs.... I got Lola which I love anyway


Great new stuff to try out or what! I'm particularly excited to try out the Eve Lom rescue mask, the Bare Minerals set and the Lancome mascara. I think each bag can vary in products but if you need to stock up on some products or just to treat yourself £95 to spend is easy!!


Thursday, 18 March 2010

MIU MIU

Inspiration- MIU MIU

Key products used:

M.A.C LIPSTICK- MYTH (SATIN)

M.A.C 129 BRUSH AND OMBRE BLUSH (RIPE PEACH)


CHEAP EBAY LASHES

M.A.C 219 BRUSH AND NARS DUO (MISFIT)

M.A.C MINTED EYE KHOL

M.A.C EYESHADOW (SHROOM)

URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION AND LANCOME COLOUR DOSE (FLAMINGO COAST)

M.A.C STUDIO FIX FLUID (NC30), SMASHBOX PHOTO-FINISH PRIMER AND COSTCO FOUNDATION BRUSH

BEFORE
AFTER

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

I HATE COMPUTERS


Apparently my USB cable for my dig' camera has malfunctioned.... argh!!


Hey everyone. My good friend Elly (above) wanted me to do her eye make-up for her art project which is based on make-up addiction. So she asked for a smokey look (doing her eyes today reminded me how I used to do mine.... two years ago...my times have changed!!), which at first I tried to sway her into a more experimental look.... till she told me she actually wanted to keep the make-up for the gig she was going to tonight with my friend (Hi Lauren!).
Since it was for a rock gig I amped up on the black and green which makes her eyes 'pop' and I think really suits her as she normally doesn't do all the crease malarkey.

TO GET THE LOOK:
MAC EYESHADOW - HUMID, BITTER, DARK EDGE SWIMMING AND CARBON
STILA- CHINOIS
BLACK LIQUID LINER
BLACK PENCIL LINER
BLACK MASCARA
CONCEALER AND POWDER TO SET
URBAN DECAY PRIMER POTION
MAC PAINT POT IN BARE STUDY (GIVES ADDED STAYING POWER)

Friday, 12 March 2010

LET DOWN AND OTHER SHENANIGANS

So I was meant to do a MU job today for a model.... but the day before she said the photographer didn't want one. ANNOYING. And didn't help throughout the week I had no updates so I was left pondering if I was doing it all.

Onto more happier news I've joined the world of Model Mayhem (MM) which is basically a networking site for models, photographers, MUA's, stylists etc. I really didn't expect there to be so many different opportunities in Leeds but there is and in fact loads! I've particularly got into contact with some female photographers who are in my kind of shoes wanting to gain experience etc. Which I like the thought of, helping other local creative minds out there and giving me the chance to broaden my client base. I'm currently offering to do the MU as long as its TFCD meaning "time for CD of images", which will improve my portfolio!

I currently have 3 possible strong leads on gigs so will post if I land any :D

Sunday, 7 March 2010

SPRING PASTELS




Hey everyone, this look is for art and took me absolutely ages! I like everything apart from the brows, I think they look more chav then couture!

Anyone tempted by Chanel's temporary tattoos (£49)?

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Q'S

Taken from gemsmaquillage's TAG - 40 Beauty Questions


SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily? twice a day
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) combo, with really oily t-zone :(
-What is your current facial wash? Shu Uemura foaming cleansing water f2 or Lush's coal face
-Do you exfoliate? yes
-What brand do you use? Lush's ocean salt... but it is WAY to harsh, I won't be repurchasing
-What moisturizer do you use? Lush's vanishing cream, Biotherm's aqua-source non stop and age fitness power 2
-Do you have freckles? yes but not really noticeable
-Do you use eye cream? Superdrug's vitamin gentle eye cream with SPF 15, Biotherm's aqua source yeux non stop and Korres yellow hibiscus eye serum
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? I did but it wasn't that serious
-Did you ever have to use Pro-activ? no


MAKE-UP

-What foundation do you use? Nars sheer matte in Fiji
-How about concealer? Collection 2000 lasting perfection ultimate wear concealer/ MAC studio finish concealer SPF 35
-Do you know your undertone color? yellow?
-What do you think of fake eyelashes? They are amazing as there's so many different designs but I personally only wear them on special occasions
-Did you know that you are suppose to change your mascara every 3 months? yes.. but don't listen unless its really dried out
-What brand of mascara do you use? Rimmel sexy curves in intense black
-Sephora or MAC? since we don't have a Sephora over here MAC
-Do you have a MAC Pro-card? no
-What makeup tools do you use in make up application? brushes for face, eyes and lips
-Do you use make-up base/primer for the eyes? Urban Decay's primer potion and MAC paint pots/paints
-For the face? NO7 colour calming primer, not sure if it actually works but I much prefer using it then silicone based primers
-What is your favorite eyeshadow (color or shade)? currently I love purples so I would have to pick MAC's fig.1 (matte2)
-Do you use pencil or liquid eyeliner? both but prefer liquid for longevity
-How often do you poke your eyes with an eyeliner pencil? never
-What do you think of pigment eyeshadows? love them just takes more time
-Do you use mineral makeup? sometimes
-What is your favorite lipstick? MAC's honey love (matte)
-How about lipgloss? NYX goddess of the night in beige, Philosophy lip shines and MAC's tinted lip conditioner in popster
-What is your favorite blush to use? NAR's torrid
-Do you buy your makeup on ebay? did, unused only though
-Do you like drugstore makeup? yes aslong as their good quality
-Do you go to CCO's? (cosmetic company outlets)? yeah, went to the York outlet and it was heaven
-Did you ever consider taking make-up classes? yes and planning on it eventually
-Are you clumsy in putting on makeup? not really
-Name a makeup crime that you hate? harsh un-blended eye shadows and foundation that is way to dark/orange
-Do you like colorful shades of makeup (lipstick,eyeshadow) or neutral ones? I like both but I've changed preferences now I'm a bit older so prefer neutrals
-Which celebrity always has great make up? Dita Von Teese, not particularly adventurous but always immaculate! And Lady Gaga's always fun and different
-If you could leave the house using just ONE make up item,what would you use? concealer
-Could you ever leave the house without any makeup on? yes and have done!
-Do you think you look good even without any makeup on? I think I look OK
-In your opinion, what is the BEST makeup line? NARS for quality and MAC for the sheer amount of products they carry and diverse range of shades to suit all skin tones
-What do you think of Makeup? Fun, as I see it as a form of art and not a chore. I also like "transforming" people, teaching others and giving people more confidence :)


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Thursday, 4 March 2010

INSPIRATIONAL IMAGES





















Hello, I did a post awhile ago on inspirational videos and I thought I'd follow up with inspirational images that are on my comp!

As I don't know about you but if I see a striking image I always save it into my comp. Some images are from AGES ago so I don't know where the original source is from. I will add more images in the future and will do another post on inspirational images from magazines as I love collecting fashion houses campaigns or fashion forward editorial stories.

Enjoy!