Boys and girls … Don’t forget to head on over to Facebook and Twitter to see what is going on today in the World of Hair and Makeup … Today is the Oscars so guess what I’ll be talking tonnes about? Yup you gussed it… last years best hair and makeup looks and later on, this years stunners!
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This is a great behind the scenes interview with Fashion Makeup Artist James Vincent – Fantastic Product and Technique tips and tricks … great article James
James is responsible for the beautiful looks showcased at the International Makeup show, runways around the world and celebs like Lady Gaga and Jane Fonda just to name a few
Q:Can you tell us more about the trends that inspired you for the Ashton Michael Runway?
A: The theme of the collection was “Black Art” so I wanted depth and intensity while keeping it minimal. One of the easiest way to get this was using OCC lip tars because they are so intense in color.
Q: Did you do any highlighting and contouring on the models? If so what products did you use?
A: Yes, I focused on contouring with no highlighting for a more natural look. I used Kevin Aucoin Sculpting powder to achieve this look.
Q: What are your top go-to beauty products?
(1) Kevin Aucoin skin enhancer foundation, which is versatile. You can get sheer coverage from it or build for a full coverage look.
(2) Lip tars are super versatile. You can use them on the eyes, lips and cheeks.
(3) Nars Multiples blush which gives you the right kiss of color to your cheeks.
Photo Credit: Kraseybeauty.com, NARS multiples at Sephora $39
Q: When watching some of your tutorials you speak a lot about how to achieve a great eyebrow. What do you think about the new eyebrow epidemic that’s taking over these beautiful faces?
A: The brows now are more full and fluffier but I do see that people are placing more attention on the eyebrows. You must know your product that you’re using and stay away from the ‘makeup counter’ eyebrow. We don’t see those on the runways so you must try to keep your brows looking modern in a sense.
Q: What is your favorite eyebrow product to use?
A: Anastasia’s brow point, which is great for sketching in your brow and individual hairs.
Photo Credit: Ms. WhipAppeal
James keyed the show “Boy Meets Girl” by Stacey Igel as well. We got to see a new fun look from James that he created with fun colors.
Q: What was your goal with executing the makeup for “Boy Meets Girl”?
A: I wanted it to be fun and flirty with a pop of color, which reflects Stacey Igel.
Q: What is your favorite red lipstick?
A: Well, I love ‘Lady Danger’ and ‘Ruby Woo’ by MAC. I also love Stalker by OCC but I grew up on red colored lipsticks from Revlon, which can do the job as well.
Photo credit: drugstore.com, Revlon Really Red lipstick can be found for under $8 uyour local drug store.
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I can “high five” his red lippie choices as MAC Ruby Woo and Lady Danger are a staple kit “must have” for me too. Great lippies which I would definately recommend for long lasting vibrant colour middle of the road price lipsticks
What’s your favourite Red lipstick? Have you found one or are you on the contstant look out to find THE red? Tell us below on Facebook!
I saw this article today and thought of you guys Or maybe it’s because I’ve had such a busy week that it caught my attention more than it normally would!? Among the great ironies of female life is that the days when you have the time and energy to apply expert makeup are the days you need it least! You went to bed at a reasonable hour the night before and you wake up well-rested and calm. You performed all three steps of your skin regimen and have no blemishes …
So the days when you wake up late, exhausted, and panicked, are the days when you most desperately need makeup – right! On those days, women face a second irony: foundation, powder, and concealer — the most urgent makeup, the kind you need most after a late night at a place where you don’t have a toothbrush – are hugely inconvenient. They are messy (check out my article with tips on how to apply your makeup on the move) and they require a variety of applicators, and are rarely packaged together for on-the-go use!
Which brings me onto the reason for today’s post …” Enter “Laura Mercier’s Flawless Face Book Portable Complexion Palette, which is the size of one and a half iPhones. The magnet closure snaps open to reveal a large mirror, five types of makeup, and two applicators. Two dense, yellow-toned “secret camouflage” concealers work well for dark circles, while a goopier “secret concealer” hides blemishes. The tinted moisturizer is solid (in the upper left of the palette, above) and is portioned generously enough to use some extra as a sheer foundation. It’s silky to the touch and is applied easily with a finger. Finally, a pressed powder in the upper right comes packed with a sponge applicator to dust and blend the look” NYMag.com
… so are you interested? Sounds ideal – right!? I can say that it is a lovely compaq too and it meets a whole load of on the go requirements
On my way into work or touch ups for a night out after a long day of filming, this paltte is exacly what I need for a quick fix. It’s compact, spill-proof and has a mirror!!!!! Your makeup bus rides will never be so simple
Get ready for some Oscar Winning Makeup Tips coming your way before the ceremony on Sunday
With the release of Skyfall just 3 days away, what better way to spend the weekend than thinking about and looking at some of the gorgeous Bond Girls??
So I finally get to own the DVD! I think it’s even more special because both Ben and myself were a part of it. I can’t believe that it was a year ago that we were filming – it seems like only yesterday What an amazing movie and the Makeup and Hair design was stunning
So feast your eyes on some of the gils below and I’ll talk to you over the weekend about what you need to create your own Bond Girlat home
Mascara and / or false lashes
To start this makeup you need to apply a lighter base than you would normally choose but make sure that you blend it into your neck !
Next, apply your lighter shade eyeshadow over your entire lids upto your socket line
If you feel confident, apply a little socket line shading to add definition which you will see I have done very lightly in the photos
Next, taking your liquid eyeliner, pull your eyelid upwards and outwards to stretch out the skin on your eyelid. This will give you greater control when drawing your eyeline. Then starting from the middle of your eye, draw a line upwards and outwards to the shape that you want
Complete your the other eye to match
TIP! Keep some cotton buds handy and wet the end with water if you make a misteake. Avoid using an oily makeup remover as this will affect your ability to re-apply the liner
Next, apply your mascara or false lashes
Define your brows. If you are dark haired, you will be able to go darker than I have with your brows to match your hair colour but beware all you blonde haired beauties as you will start to look like you have comedy brows if you go too dark!
Next, apply your lip liner and then your chosen red lippie
Lastly, apply your blusher and contour shading. Apply your blusher last because the amount that you put on will be affected by your red lipstick!
Don’t forget your beauty spot if you fancy wearing one!
Try this beautiful and sexy makeup for your sweet Valentines Days
Are you all looking forward to Valentines Day? Are you all planning something special either with your loved one or with your friends? Do you have your Valentines Day Makeup decided yet?
As I’ve been promising, I have been putting together some makeup ideas for you all
If you keep reading, today you will find out how to do a Cheerleader Makeup … Sound good?
CHECK IT OUT!!
For the Sexy Cheerleader, it’s all about your EYES and CHEEKS! So you’ll need some key “ingredients”
Mascaraand / or False Lashes
GET YOUR POUT READY!
Start by applying your full coverage foundation. I use Yves Saint Laurent Teint Radiance
Using your chosen “light” eyeshadow apply all over your lid – use an iridescent one / glitter one – I used MAC Forgery and White Frost
Using your chosen “dark” eyeshadow apply socket line shading – I used a mixture of black, brown, burgendy and orange to the depth of colour whilst keeping some vibrance in it! MAC Folie, Sushi Flower with Carbon and Black Tied
Blend your chosen dark eyeshadows upwards and outwards towards your brow bone creating your smokey eye
Define your brows – I used a MAC brow shaper powder but you can use what you like – pencil, powder, whatever you feel comfortable with
Add highlighter to your brow bone
Apply contouring powder under your cheek bones for definition – I use MAC Powder in Taupe
Smile and apply your blusher to the apples of your cheeks – I used Lime Lily Cream Blusher in Princess
If you need to, apply some Bronzer to your forehead, cheeks and bridge of your nose – I use Saint Tropez Bronzer Powder
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 …