Makeup Tips for Blue, Green and Brown Eyes

Engaging YOUR Eyes

Get the most out of your Eye Makeup and check out the tips below for your weekend Eye Makeup look… if you need a recap on the importance of Colour then check it out here

Makeup tips for Blue Eyes

A little re-cap on the importance of the colour wheel when it comes to picking colour for your eye makeup – remind yourself by checking out the link http://www.makeuplikeapro.info/?s=Colour+wheel&submit=Search

For Blue eyes … they really pop when played up with black or chocolate brown liner and thick black mascara, thanks to the dark/light contrast. Rich shimmery eye shadows have the same effect. Shimmery taupe eye shadow has a light-reflecting finish that opens up the eyes and the complementary brown undertones make the blue pop — from dark brown to taupe and champagne

And of course, with blue, you can always turn to cool shades of grays and blues, like Yves Saint Laurent Ombres Duolumieres Eye Shadow Duo in 5 Blue Legend – Grey Illusion. The mini palette includes shadow and liner brushes for an abundance of application options

However, be careful with very light, almost gray, eyes. Dark shades can easily overwhelm and minimize light eye colors. A soft grey, or silver won’t overshadow your eyes’ natural beauty

Makeup for Brown Eyes

Brown eyes are neutral, so you can wear pretty much any color. But to really make them pop, go for a contrast. Pale champagne shadow makes dark brown eyes stand out. Line the inside of your lower lash line with a cream pencil, like Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in 102 Béryl to enhance the effect. Love the soft tip and convenient sharpener on the other end

For a more dramatic look, create a charcoal grey smoky eye using Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Incubus. The dark grey shadow enhances any darker specks in brown eyes, making them look richer and deeper. This shadow has a matte finish so color doesn’t crease on lids

Any bold hue, such as mint or a bright purple like Benefit Velvet Eyeshadow in Fancy Pancy also offers sharp contrast to browns

Makeup tips for Green Eyes

Any shade of green — whether it’s mint, hunter or emerald — will make green or hazel eyes pop. Champagne, chocolate brown and olive green are great for a subtle green smoky eye if you add highlights around the brow bone

Since purple and green are opposites on the color wheel, they look extra vibrant when paired together. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in 83 Illusoire a subtle purple, has a gel texture that allows it to be worn as a shadow or liner

For a subtler contrast, try a sheer lavender shadow, like Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in Lavender

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Spring Makeup Must-haves

Aqua Blue

SPRING MAKEUP!

Mint Green

So the weather looks like it is FINALLY turning for the better… YAY!  So Spring is on its way which means that you can ditch the heavy colours – the marroons, the dark liners, the LOT… and keep your eyes peeled for the Spring Colour coming… here is a taster of three of the Colour Ranges that you should start looking up

Rose Petal Pink

If you don’t want to commit to buying anything just yet, that’s ok, remember you can just head into your local department store and ask for one of the trained counter staff to try some of the colours on you

EASY!

Now go and experiment!

Tell me on Facebook what your Favorite colour is!

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Makeup News from NY Fashion Week

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 Vincent NY Fashion Ween

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.

(Everything Girls Love)

 

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!

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Makeup kit for the Morning After

The Best Makeup Kit for the Morning After

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

Laura Mercier

… 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

Thank you for reading

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Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial Dita Von Teese

Learn how to do a Sexy Demure / Vampire Makeup

Dita Von Teese

For this look, think Dita Von Teese Burlesque …

Sultry and sexy and simply sophisticated

This is what you will need:

Liquid Eyeliner
Brow Definer
Light Eyeshadow
Mascara and / or false lashes
Red lipliner
Red Lipstick
Blusher
Contour Powder

Sexy Demure

 

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 !

Sexy Demure
Sexy Demure
Sexy Demure
Sexy Demure

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

Sexy Demure

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!

Voila!

Try this beautiful and sexy makeup for your sweet Valentines Days :)

Let me know how you get on

Sexy Demure

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Valentines Day Makeup Tutorial Sexy Cheerleader

Cheerleader Makeup Tutorial

Hiya guys and girls

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!!

CHEERLEADER!

Cheerleader

For the Sexy Cheerleader, it’s all about your EYES and CHEEKS!  So you’ll need some key “ingredients”

  1. Light Eyeshadow
  2. Dark Eyeshadow
  3. Eyeliner
  4. Mascaraand / or False Lashes
  5. Brow definer
  6. Foundation
  7. Contouring Powder
  8. Blusher
  9. Lipstick
  10. Lip Gloss
  11. GET YOUR POUT READY!

    Start by applying your full coverage foundation.  I use Yves Saint Laurent Teint Radiance

    YSL 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


    Cheerleader Makeup

    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


    Cheerleader Makeup

    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

    Cheerleader Makeup

    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

    Cheerleader Makeup


    Select the lippie of your choice – I used Lime Lilly lipstick in Pixie with Lip Gloss over the top

    Lime Lily Pallet
    Lime Lily Pallet

So do you think that you might give that Makeup a go??
Let me know what you think!

Don’t forget to check back in tomorrow to find out how to create your own Sexy Vamp Valentines Day Makeup

Thank you for reading
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Valentines Day Makeup EYES

Transformation Thursday means … Lashes Thursday!

Valentines Day Eye Makeup

Good morning everybody!  Can you all believe it’s Thursday already?!  AGAIN!?

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 storm for 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 …

  1. Lashes / Eyes
  2. Lips
  3. 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 …

LASHES

 

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Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Pink Posey
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Top Heavy
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Pink Lady
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Cutsie Bow
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Knock Out Lashes
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Sultry Heaven
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Sophisticated Chic
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Golden Girl
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Lashes and Liner
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
All that Glitters
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Blue Heaven
Valentines Day Eye Makeup
Simply Sexy

Beyonce at the Super Bowl

Super Bowl or Beyonce Bowl!?

Beyonce at the Superbowl

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

VOILA!  Beyonce Super Bowl here you come!!

Beyonce Makeup at the Superbowl
Beyonce Makeup at the Super Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And those NAILS …!?

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

Beyonce Nails Superbowl

 

 

 

 

… 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!

Beyonce Super Bowl Backin Dancers nails

 

 

 

 

 

Are you going to re-create your own Beyonce look??

Lucy, Makeup Like A Pro

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Film Effects and Beauty Makeup – which one?

What is a Beauty (aesthetic) Makeup? And what is Effects (prosthetic) makeup?

Morning everybody – how was your weekend?  Fun I hope?!

Smokey Eye

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

Makeup Artist Ric Baker
Rick Baker

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

Rebecca Romijn as Mistique 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

Megan Fox celebrity Makeup
Megan Fox

 

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! :)

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Apply Makeup properly!

Putting your best face forward?

Putting your best face forward

Following on from my facebook post yesterday about how makeup is perceived, I read another interesting article today which I want to share with you guys. In a study, funded by Procter & Gamble, scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute asked participants to rate various looks in terms of competence, likeability, attractiveness and trustworthiness

They found that when faces were shown very quickly, all ratings went up with cosmetics in all different looks
‘The women were judged as more competent, likeable, attractive and trustworthy.’

As the length of time increased that participants were allowed to see the images, participants showed that beauty and competence went up but trustworthiness – or honesty – soon suffered as cosmetic looks got heavier

Putting your best face forward

For all of their positive effects on looking and feeling good, large amounts of make-up soon started to negatively impact on the way people perceived an individual’s honesty

‘Dramatic make-up was no longer an advantage compared to when people saw the photos very quickly.’

As time pressure will affect automatic judgements, the authors pointed out that the results may have a bearing upon the way women should approach photos for ballots, job applications and dating sites

Interesting huh!

I’m (obviously) an advocate of makeup and it’s ability to empower women in a number of different ways but what do you guys think?

Message me with your ideas or post comments below. I got a few great replies from yesterday … A few of you said that you often wear bright lippie if you’re feeling low! That’s good to know! So ladies, if you see someone with bright lippie on, they might just be having a bad day so throw them an extra smile!!

What do you do when you’re feeling low?

Some of you said that your confidence increases when you have spent time making an effort on yourself… Do you think that’s because you know you’ve got your “best face on”?

Let me know!

Look forward to hearing more… And be brave… Post the comments below so we can all read them

Make Up Like A Pro :)

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