Contouring Makeup for Photoshoots

Mid week Makeup madness – CONTOURING!

Good morning everyone :)

So normally I don’t have any trouble falling asleep, but ill tell you what – last night my body did NOT want to shut down! Sum total of 4 hours I managed to get in the end! Blurk. But I was chatting to our beauty buddies on the other side of the pond at 3am on Twitter so it wasn’t all bad :)
Ill keep you posted today as to how my makeup stays on throughout the day as I often find that it runs all over the place the more tired I am!  You find that?
And obviously I’ve got to pay a little more attention than normal to my under eye area! Eye cream AND primer are going on today!
Exciting as it is, I’m not writing to tell you about my sleep patterns!
Photo of me showing cheek and eye contouring

I mentioned on my Facebook page that I’d talk about the photo shoot from yesterday and tell you all what makeup I used on myself… I was my own personal makeup artist :)  Youguys  should check the magazine out www.port-magazine.com … The Magazine for Men, apparently!  The Article will be out in March so I’ll keep you posted

The photographer shot us in black and white so my makeup was all about the SHADING / CONTOURING – not colour.  I used my trusted MAC contouring powder in Taupe for cheekbone and nose shading and a dark brown eye shadow for socket line shading.  My goal was to open out my eyes as much as I could using makeup so I kept the eyeshadow as high and wide as possible, whilst I made sure to keep the blending as soft as possible to make it look as natural as possible.  I defined my brows a little more than usual too, keeping in mind the 3 points of the brow shape ( do you remember Angelina Jolies face from Sundays Best Brows article on my Facebook Page?)  My goal was to really open up my eyelid space and creating a high and wide arch did this
I took a quick photo of my makeup before I left the house  so you can see what I mean about the socket line shading and brow definition
What have you done with your makeup this morning? Anyone else making themselves up for anything special today? Share your photos with us!
Don’t be shy
Thanks for reading
Make Up Like  A Pro
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Mid Week Madness … Date night sex appeal

Morning guys and girls

I don’t know about you but I’ve been washed out at work this week in London – we have been filming all week and the rain just keeps getting heavier!  Even my wellies are filling up!

Not good, so let’s spice things up a bit with a shot of sex appeal through your makeup.  Seeing as it’s mid-week (already?! again?! Have a look here for last weeks midweek article) I thought that I’d do a little mid-week madness and give you an idea for a  date night sultry sexy look that will have your fella weak at the knees … read on …

For that dewy look on your cheeks, keep your foundation application light and only apply where it’s absolutely needed, like around your nose, chin etc, to even out your skin tone.  Then smile into the mirrow and use a cream blusher on the apples of your cheeks

Take your liquid eyeliner and starting at the midpoint of your eye, create a sexy cats eye by flicking the outer line which will open up your “come to bed” eyes :) Apply black mascara to finish off your look

Keep your lips wet with a light pink or coral gloss and you’re ready for a sultry sexy mid week date night!

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Mid Week Madness … ZIT CONTROL by Make Up Like A Pro

Hey!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my posts this week.  Don’t forget to check out my Facebook and Twitter pages too as I update those tonnes when I am on the move and out and about with work!

Got a little tip for your mid week morning today …

… When covering spots, using a concealer brush will mean that the tapered bristles will reach the crevices of your blemish much better than your fingers will ! So when you’re applying concealer use your brush in short motions. Don’t blend it like you would your foundation. Set your concealer with a powder (that matches your skin tone) …

Concealer Brush

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