So the battle continues! It’s Friday and it’s 6 days to Valentines Day. Did you find the pics of Makeup that’s full on LASH ALERT that I posted up yesterday, useful? Did you see something that you might like to try yourself?
Over the weekend I will be posting how to do some popular makeup looks … Sultry, Sophisticated, Demure, Cheerleader … that kind of thing so you’ll be able to pick one for your Valentines Day. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE so that you don’t miss out!
But today is all about the LIPS! Do you remember my post last year “Lip-A-Licious”? Check it out for some great lip tips. That’s right … bright lips, shiny lips, matte lips, light lips, dark lips… whatever you fancy wearing, it’s ALL about the lips
Check out the photos below for some lip inspiration and get your thinking cap on over the weekend for what you think you might like to wear this Valentines
With Valentines Day fast approaching I’ll be giving you all a helping hand to decide what Makeup you want to choose for your special night Check out my post this morning where I introduced the idea of choosing with LIPS or LASHES to emphasize
Or maybe you want to dress up for your special night? Or maybe you want to look sexy and need to wear your specs but because you can’t see without them (I need to wear mine!!) you’re worried that they might “ruin” your sexy look … because they are the real deal …doesn’t mean that you can’t look SMOKINGHOT in them… but maybe you’re not sure how to make your eyes look sexy in them? DONT WORRY!
Do you remember my post last year which told you how to look sexy in your glasses and which makeup you should choose whether you are Short sighted or Long sighted?
Why don’t you refresh your memory
I’ve got a little tip for you all who might wear glasses … Do you wear glasses?
I’ll combine some tips from celeb makeup artist Armand Beasley and show you how to
work with your framed face! What glasses do you wear?If you are short-sighted then your lenses will make your eyes look smaller and if you are long-sighted then your lenses will magnify your eyes, so here are some tips to help you to adjust your makeup to get the best from your specks!
Short-sighted – glasses make your eyes look smaller
To compensate for the lenses making your eyes look smaller, you will have to focus on applying your makeup to make your eyes look bigger! Focus on using a single colour across your lids so there is a single point of focus behind your lenses. Make sure you get a strong depth of colour and make sure that you blend the edges to soften the eye shadow line. Use some white or cream eyeliner on the inside of your eye along your waterline which will make your eyes look bigger and brighter!
Using liquid eyeliner, create a sleek line emphasising the natural shape of your eye and flick it at the outer edge to extend the length of your eye. Make sure you start narrow at your inner lashes then go wider at the outer edge.
Before you apply your mascara, curl your lashes to make your eyes look wider. Mascara is an important part in making your eyes look wider but be careful to use a mascara which won’t build your lashes too much…. Have you ever put too much mascara on your lashes so they constantly hit the lenses every time you blink? How annoying is that?!
Long-sighted – works to Magnify your eyes!
Because the lenses will make your eyes look bigger, you can get away with darker shades on your lids and a dark liner along the inside of your waterline.
When you apply your mascara, take care not to clump it, as your lenses will magnify the clumps! After you apply it, wipe your mascara wand clean and use it to brush through your lashes to help you separate them out.
Think about the rest of your makeup now… because you have darker eyes, go lighter on your cheeks and lips and opt for a more neutral tone for a girlie ultra-feminine look
Hows your week been? Really great I hope. I’m not filming this week as I’m doing lots of freelance work instead which feels very strange! I feel out of my regular Film Routine so I’ve been cooking up a stormfor you all on here for stuff coming up over the next few weeks – can’t wait for you all to read it!
So … ONE week today is Valentines Day!
I hope that you are all looking forward to it whether you are with a partner or not because I tell you something, it’s a GREAT excuse to get glammed up Mid-Week! Or if you need an excuse to try a new makeup or buy yourself some new lashes or a new lippie, then VALENTINES DAY is your day!!!
I’m going to be showing you some great ideas and some great TIPS for your Valentines Day Makeup’s but before I do, you need to decide what your focus will be …
Lashes / Eyes
Both – True, you could do both, but as a rule of thumb, the overall look tends to be more powerful if you pick ONE as your statement feature
Here are a few photos for you to get your juices flowing this morning and to help you decide what to go for …
If you take a look at these beauties and think about them for today, I’ll come back tomorrow and hit you with some LIP Action so you can see what you might prefer to rock out next Thursday …
Have you all seen photos of Beyonce at The Super Bowl performing with Destinys Child yesterday?
Her appearance was a SHOW-STOPPING success! OMG that girl has got it all … style, moves, the lot!
Did you all see her Hair and Makeup …
Stunning foundation and use of highlighters on her forehead and under her eyes (as normal, to give her that famous Dewy highlighted look) a natural gloss stain on her lips, brows to DIE for and a gold smokey eye to match her nails. Oh and don’t foget contouring!
Simply follow my steps for a 30 second Smokey Eye then Try MAC Old Gold Pigment or MAC Gold Lemon Pigment … and simply mix with MAC mixing medium to create a line of solid gold and apply generously across your top lash line
She sported nailes that were FIT for her Super Bowl Superstardom! Together with those fierce leather gloves … BOOM! Think the Glam-Sporty look really worked. You might not have nailed her dance moves down yet but you sure as hell can replicate those nails! Minx Nail design … go on ladies … you know you wanna! She went for the straight-up Gold and Matte Gold Chevron Minx on her own digits
… Oh yeah … And those backing dancers nails!
Celebrity nail stylist Lisa Logan tells US weekly how touched town and says “As soon as I arrived at he hotel, I began working on creating super long nail tips covered with the Gold and Matte Gold Chevron Minx that would be worn by the backup dancers. The process was very time consuming because the nails were going to be used in the holographic segment where it looks like Beyonce has multiple arms, so all the dancers had to be wearing the same design. And, because the nails were so long, I needed to use two Minx templates to cover each tip.” Thanks for your tips Lisa!
Are you going to re-create your own Beyonce look??
I’ve been chatting to a lot of people on various forums this morning about Makeup and Beauty and Hair and anything like that really that I love and am passionate about! And someone asked a really great question about Hollywood actresses of the past – the sort of 1940’s , 40’s, 50’s and 60’s eras. The point to her forum question what that she was suprised that the Hollywood actresses of the day looked so much younger than they actually were and she wanted to know of any tips / tricks / trade secrets that they would have / might have used to create their Hollywood Glamour and maintain their Hollywood youth!
Because it was such an interesting question, I thought that I would share my response that I gave her, with you
I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing about it
Making someone look a certain way on camera is often the result of a number of processes / procedures / steps but very often it makes use of some very basic principles of makeup application and techniqus
The relationship between light and dark for instance will affect the face in a number of ways. Contouring (which is a common makeup technique used on camera to enhance / create definition) uses the basic principle of light – to make something stand out / be highlighted and dark – to make something recede. You can create the notion of youth and the notion of age by using dark and light in the correct areas of the face – eyes, cheeks, jowls, frown lines … think of all the areas that are prominent on an older face and work out what you need to do to either enhance (to age someone) or reduce (to make youthful – which is often harder and a more complicated process)
Socket line shading outwards and upwards for instance created space to open the eye up by creating a silhouette of shape. Creating an arch in your brow will open up your eyes too. Careful application of eye makeup to an “older” skin can really work wonders at seemingly turning the clock back
Can I suggest that you simplify your makeup bag and have a little experiment with a few products when you have a spare hour or so – take a light powder or foundation and a dark powder and try some shading and highlighting on your face. Check out my Makeup Like A Pro Blog article on how to contour like Kim Kardashian http://makeuplikeapro.info/how-to-do-contouring-makeup-like-kim-kardashian/ – this will give you some great beginner tips on where you can create light and where you can create dark
Movie Stars will use a combination of amazing natural good looks and careful makeup application to create a certain image – Did you know that Mariyln Monroe wore 5 varieties of lipsticks and glosses all at the same time to create that iconic pout? darker reds were used on the outer corners, lighter shades were worn in the middle to offer up added dimension, and she highlighted her cupid’s bow and bottom lip. All this was based around the notion and relationship between light and dark
Hope that helps Check out my Hair and Makeup Blog www.makeuplikeapro.info as there is some great info that you might find useful. Subscribe to it too so you don’t miss out on any new product reviews / news and offers www.makeuplikeapro.info www.lucyfriend.com
What is a Beauty (aesthetic) Makeup? And what is Effects (prosthetic) makeup?
Morning everybody – how was your weekend? Fun I hope?!
Mine was great. I had a full glam evening out on Friday night (Ill tell you about the products I used later but here’s a little pic attached) and a chilled out rest of the weekend ready for a busy week ahead!
As it’s Monday, I thought that I’d start the week with a new topic… I thought that I’d talk about the cross over between High-street Makeup and Film Makeup because it’s 2 areas that I am fully involved with on a day to day basis! I know that a lot of my friends get confused with some of the words that I use to describe the different makeups so I thought that it might make a nice Monday morning read for you all to check out the difference between 2 major makeup areas
As we all know I’m sure, Makeup goes further than making you look good on the outside. I truly believe that if you embrace its power then it can help you to feel more positive on the inside too. In terms of positivity, it’s about having added confidence in knowing that you look and feel great. Looking presentable is just an obvious advantage. Makeup is a very powerful tool as it can considerably change the way that you look. Not all makeup will work to enhance your natural features and add beauty. Aaesthetic makeup, aka beauty makeup will help you to do this, and prosthetic makeup, aka special effects makeup, uses a different approach. Take a look at the photo of Ric Baker below for example
If you don’t have any beauty makeup and want to buy some then get yourself down to a department store and start testing out some colours and products. Take a packet of tissues with you too so you can wipe off colours and start again! Don’t be afraid to use the back of your hand as a pallet too. When you think of beauty makeup, you are familiar with lipstick, foundation, blusher, mascara, eye shadow… all of the products which are readily available to you – even in some of the major Clothes Stores now
On Thursday last week I talked about Movie Makeup Transformations. Check out my article if you haven’t already as it will introduce you to some of the most recent Movie Makeups that have involved some form of transformation to take the actor to the character he/she will be playing. This process often will involve some level of Prosthetic makeup application, which is usually known as “Effects makeup”. Take a look at some movies, TV shows and theatre shows to get a treat for your eyes in some prosthetic makeup examples – they truly are works of art. So, it is often applied to create a special / particular / chosen “effect” … not a term you should be using when looking to build up your beauty makeup dialogue! Sculpting, moulding and casting techniques are used to create advanced cosmetic effects. Some of the desired effects for the person wearing the makeup might be to age, grow, change shape or even change species through the clever and skilled application of prosthetic makeup techniques. For instance, the character Mystique in X-Men
There is more cross over between aesthetic makeup and prosthetic makeup in terms of products used but less of a cross over in the products used to create prosthetic effects and those used to create a beauty makeup! It might seem obvious but it’s useful to know the terminology and some differences between the two
So if you want that celebrity glowing look everywhere you go, like Megan Fox, don’t miss a trick… take your lippie but girls, make sure that you leave at home your sculpting kit!
How to do Contouring Makeup like Kim Kardashian – Step By Step guide by Makeup Like A Pro
Happy Friday everybody! Did you have a good week? I hope that you’ve enjoyed my posts and stuff this week – I’ve loved writing them for you all again! What are your plans for the weekend? You got a busy one planned? I’m out this evening for a very good friends birthday so it’s gonna be quite a glam evening – hair, makeup, the full monte
Contouring is something that ill be paying particular attention to… To my surprise, A LOT of women entirely miss this step out of their makeup routine. It’s surprising really because a lot of women wear a full face of foundation daily which effectly creates a blank canvas. And a blank canvas is by definition, without any shape. So by default, your face becomes almost shapeless – well, angle-less anyway
By adding contouring back in you’re adding back in those areas of definition. Simple right?
These are your key areas of definition you should be keeping in mind
Cast your mind back to school when you used lightand darkto create shapes. That’s the basic premise of contouring. Think of it as a 2 pronged approach, which adds 3 dimensions to your face! Anything light stand out because anything light comes towards you
So you’ll need a dark powder and a highlighter. There are many ways to contour but the one I explain below uses a very dark powder and a light cream foundation for blending and you’re going to be blending the colours out so you can be quite flexible with what you use
For the dark powder I use MAC powder in Taupe for a lot of my on-screen and personal contouring but you can use anything dark that compliments your skin tone. Stila Face Contouring Powder Trio Pallette is nice
For the highlighter any light powder / foundation / illuminator that suits your particular skin tone. A shimmer cream often gives a nice finish but can look a bit odd if too much of your face is illuminated so be careful with how you use it but on the flip side can create more of an evening feel. Luminizers are great too – smash box in prism is pretty cool. Benefit moon beam is good if you want a liquid one – again be careful as its shimmery. Kett cream foundation works really really well as its a cream foundation so gives a very natural finish