Saturday, 29 October 2011

HALLOWEEN- LIVING DEAD

I know the blood could of been placed nearer to the lash line but IRL and without flash it's not as noticeable :)
COLOURS I USED: BLACK, PURPLE, PINK, RED, GREY, BROWN AND YELLOW

Hey guys, another impromptu job for me as always! I literally got asked very late last night if I wanted to do a living dead/zombie look for my sisters friend. I wasn't really sure whether to do it or not as I'm not very experienced in this department but first time for everything, and if I didn't do it I never would of.
So yeah, the above is my first ever attempt at a 'realistic' style living dead/zombie. M.L gave me a loose brief but she said she wanted to look like as if she had got punched. I think some parts of the make-up look more realistic than others but I guess you still get the whole vibe going.
This look was done using just powder eye shadows- just lots of blending and layering. A good technique I used was to use cotton wool pleat and press the shadow onto to the skin (sponging technique), which I think gives a really good effect to the skin.
Next post you should see me as a cat, my friend as a witch doctor (he finally decided) and maybe my time at the MAC seminar depending if it's blog worthy enough :)

Friday, 28 October 2011

WEDDING MAKE-UP- PART 2

 So beautiful and here's the bridesmaid I also made up
The traditional Chinese wedding ceremony- me, E.H and her brother :)
Part 1 photos here.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

HALLOWEEN TEST RUN - CAT MAKE-UP

THE MAKE-UP IS SUBLIME..... And where I got the eyes from!
 The whiskers/mouth area didn't look quite right..
So I took it off and added.....
Longer whiskers and moved everything closer to the mouth

Hey guys, thought I'd share my Halloween cat make-up test run. I usually don't do anything for Halloween but since I'm at uni' the idea of going out and getting drunk in 'scary' fancy dress appeals to me haha.
I was just going to do something last minute BUT I started to go into panic-need-ideas-mode when I was trying to think of something for my friend *I think I'm doing his make-up when he finally decides what he wants to be*.
I don't know if I'm just picky but I just couldn't find any cat make-up online that I liked. They would be either too complicated or just too simplistic.
Anyway I decided to take the Dior inspired cat eyes (I always refer back to that shows make-up) and just wing the rest... What do you guys think?
I have a week or so till Halloween so any critiques would help me enormously! And I will take 'proper' photos on the day as my test run make-up has so many 'off' bits!

Monday, 24 October 2011

PHOTO UPDATE 4

 I decided to venture into Primark for once
Why I don't go there often:
1. My spot-a-gem eye isn't so great there
2. The quality isn't that great.... *coff* most things made out of cheap nasty polyester *coff*
3.  Too crowded
4. Get knocked down by buggies
ANYWAY I found one thing which is the above. Oversized burgundy jumper with grey polka dots (£12.99). And surprisingly I got a lot of compliments when I wore it out. A gem I think. 

 This sums me up. I just look moody.
Some light reading.....NOT
 Have an essay to do.... blah. Decided to beat the rush and read some of the reading list before everyone takes them out. The last book is to cheer me up and give me inspiration for looks :)
 A bit of my wall. The collage 'poster' was part of a brief to sum up ourselves
FROM L-R:
ALEX BOX
THE KILLS
RODARTE
JESSICA STAM/ PAT MCGRATH
MARC JACOBS
EGON SCHIELE
I'm *trying* not to eat too much junk but yeah.. I picked up these in Morrisons today. BAD L.F. 
 I needed a Kinder Egg shell for a project and inside was these little penguin fellas from Happy Feet 2. Yay for penguin with jazz hands hahaa
Morris and nails are Essie's- Angora Cardi 

Friday, 21 October 2011

L.F DOES A/W - MOOD FOR MAGENTA

I mentioned this video in my INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS ROUND UP 4. I still love it but I deiced to change a few things up.....
Moody looking but you can see the eyes better!
Try patting your 'main' eye-shadow onto your lower inner lid to change things up :)
I decided to tie everything together with the subtle pink tinged lips and blush
KEY PRODUCTS USED:
LA FEMME BLUSH - MEGENTA (USED AS EYE-SHADOW)
LA FEMME BLUSH - ROSE
PIXI FAIRY LIGHT SOLO - FAIRY PINK (CHALKY NEED TO BUILD UP WITH THIS)
CHANEL INIMITABLE MASCARA
M.A.C LIPSTICK- PLUMFUL

Hey guys, another look this week featuring magenta hues which you don't see me focus on here that often.
This look is pretty wearable if you just change the proportions of the eye shadow. RANDOM SIDE NOTE- my male flat mate saw me and made jokes about me looking like I have a black eye... Typical and I'd like to think my black eye is a tad more artistic hahahaha.
Anyway give pink and brown eye-shadows a go! 

Saturday, 15 October 2011

HAULIN' 10

 I've actually always wanted to go to a seminar by MAC and yesterday I decided to take the plunge of booking a place. The S/A said it's held in a private room where we'll be taught the latest looks and get to see all the new winter collections a week early! My expectations are high so I'll do a a review of it when I go to it  :)
 I am not perfume savvy at all. I just either like it or I don't. I LOVE THIS. It was just by chance I smelt this and now I'm spraying this everytime I see it. I need a new perfume anyway as I've actually manged to finish my main fragrances (Marc Jacobs Lola and Givenchy Ange ou Demon).  So I have an incentive haha.
Stumbling around TK Maxx and I found Pixi products..... all for £2.99. YAY.
I love how the kit is so slim and I'm really impressed with the quality of the eye shadows (no primer used in the swatches, though I can't comment on the wear etc atm). This palette will be great for my kit!
Love the holographic pink tones that come through depending on the light. I'm starting to use eye-shadow again (too lazy in the morning.... I just stick with liner!). I think this shade will look lovely with brown tones :)

At this moment in time I've not got any work to do over the weekends...... so I just go into town. Which is bad. Because I will just buy things. I've also been hitting up H&M  quite a bit recently because there doesn't seem to be a Zara here... or maybe I just keep missing it. Anyway hopefully this will be the last of my unnecessary sprees. Such a bad student. Don't be like me!

Friday, 14 October 2011

L.F RAMBLES - THE COAT

I brought the dig' camera out with me as I planned to go to the museum....which turned into a shopping trip. Oops.
Lips: MAC VIVA GLAM Cyndi

Am I really going to do a blog post about a coat? YES. This is going to be such a nerdy post but to me this was exciting.
To cut it short I was stumbling around the H&M sale and I saw this unusual coat lurking in the rails.... and it turns out to be a super rare LANVIN X H&M (2010) coat. IN THE SALE. I grabbed it and rushed to the changing rooms to crazily ogle over it in private.
I know it's technically H&M but these collaborations are going to be the closet I'm ever going to get to owning designer garments. It was retailed at £200 but was reduced to £100 which I think is quite reasonable. I loved all the small details and the frayed edges just gave it 'that' high fashion look.
Unfortunately it just didn't fit me right (size 12) and as much as I would convince myself in my head to buy it I don't think I'd wear it anytime soon....... pure silk + coat=  DISASTER WAITING TO HAPPEN. 
Anyway I put it down reluctantly and that is the story of 'THE COAT'.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

L.F DOES A/W- PAINT IT BLACK


My main inspiration- found this whilst looking for content for TUMBLEWEED
Love the brush stroke effect
St├ęphane Marais: Beauty Flash
Paint it on!
KEY PRODUCTS:
MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID- AFTER A SHORT HIATUS WITH THIS FOUNDATION I CAN TELL YOU THIS IS MY FAVOURITE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY/ NIGHT OUTS HANDS DOWN!
BENEFIT BELLA BAMBA-  SUPER PIGMENTED AND I LOVE THE TEXTURE
MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH- LIGHTSCAPADE- I LOVE THIS, 'SHINE' WITHOUT FROST!
BOBBI BROWN LONG WEAR GEL EYELINER- BLACK INK
NYX BLUSH- TAUPE
NYX LIP PENCIL- DEEP PURPLE
MAC LIPSTICK- CYBER 

Hey guys, another trend look and this time the focus is not so much on precision but emphasis on texture with the evident brush strokes.
The main element of this look is obviously the eyes. To recreate this, use a gel eyeliner and a stiff synthetic flat eye shadow brush and as quickly as you can literally paint onto your eyelids before the gel sets. Don't worry about blending or getting anything even. You want a sort of abstract 'unfinished' look, so any imperfections is a good thing!
For the lips I've gone for a more deep berry tone and for the skin I wanted a 'glow' to the skin so I used a lot of light reflecting products to give a metallic sheen to the skin.
Also before I go I thought I'd do an update on the YSL touche eclat.....I do like it and it is more pigmented than I expected it to be. I'm not sure if I would repurchase again just because of the price tag though!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

UNNECESSARY STUDENT PURCHASE OF THE WEEK- MAC MINERALIZE SKINFINISH IN LIGHTSCAPADE

FULL GLORY!

I've seen the original one before (the first time I ever saw MAC in real life- good and bad moment in a sense) and it had a way more cooler marble thing going on with strong veins of blue. BUT I still like this version....and I will use it! I have the MAC MSF in soft and gentle and it's just way too intense for the day time. 
I'm a tiny bit caught in the hype but since I will use this I feel less guilty :D

Monday, 10 October 2011

UNNECESSARY STUDENT PURCHASE OF THE WEEK 2


I got this for £13 so a good deal really....ish. I'm going to try this tomorrow. If I like it I will tell you so in this weeks make-up post :)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

L.F DOES A/W - THE NEW AGE OF GLAMOUR


The girls with the bronze tone eyes caught my attention
 I've bleached my brows again, can you tell?
KEY PRODUCTS:
EYES:
RIMMEL EYELINER - GINGER TEA (AS A BASE)
MAC BRONZE AND SHORE LEAVE EYESHADOW
MAC OMEGA AND BRUN EYESHADOW (BROWS)
MAYBELLINE GEL EYELINER
FACE:
NARS LAGUNA BRONZER
NARS ANGELIKA BLUSHER
NARS SHEER GLOW FOUNDATION (DOESN'T LAST WELL ON ME UNFORTUNATELY)
LIPS:
REVLON MATTE - STRAWBERRY SUEDE
RANDOM ALERT - this is my new favourite drink..... iced green tea!

Hey guys, another A/W look, this time a 'wearable' one. 
For the eyes I used a warm rustic bronze eye shadow and to bring it all together I used a bronzer to add colour and shape to the face.
To add a lift I decided to use a more 'punchy' summer shade on the lips to kind of avoid the typical autumn berry toned shades!
Hope you guys try this out!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

L.F RAMBLES - LAZY SUNDAY, BALTIC AND A HAUL

All the graphic design peeps effort!
 Me and my group made the 'd'
Flying our kite (letter I). It's indestructible I swear. Currently sitting at my home :)
Gannet the mouse!
Brief: how to catch a mouse without killing it
My second ever time dealing with stop motion animation..... And I quite enjoy it! Me and my team ambitiously decided to do a stop motion animation in one day and I think it payed off :D
Side note I'm actually the voice of the guy (Bob the house owner). I sound so YORKSHIRE.
I return to the BALTIC!
How cool is this... for the first time EVER the Turner Prize will not be held at the TATE but at the BALTIC! SWEEET. The nominees I *think* will have their entries up as an exhibition too. So I am really excited for it (late October).
Haul I got at the Baltic: 
 Cheese door stopper! Which I need as I've been using a beret as a door stopper for the last 2 weeks lol
 Not really into costume jewelry anymore (don't last= waste of money) but for £2.95 I couldn't pass up
 It's made by Noodoll and they actually sell this for £10 but I got it for £5! I love the illustrations
Cards! Sorry the 1st one is a bit 'rude' and the other two are made from fabric.... love the patterns and colours!
NOT from the BALTIC.....but H&M! It's a suede* plaited bracelet and I love it so much I bought a replacement encase I lose it.... best thing is it is only £1.99... WIN and they come in other colours too if you don't like black :)