Check out these Valentines Day Nail Art Designs
Makeup Like A Pro
Check out these Valentines Day Nail Art Designs
Makeup Like A Pro
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!!
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
… 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??
Lucy, Makeup Like A Pro
If you have checked out Make Up Like A Pro’s Facebook Like Page and my Twitter account this morning you will see that I am changing my plan slightly this week in what I’m going to write about. I am going to dedicate an entire week to COLOUR and the importance and effect and impact that it has on Makeup and Beauty
You may be thinking, what led me to decide to dedicate an entire week to COLOUR? The fact that I am asked, more than anything else “what colour should I wear to make my eyes stand out?” You may also be wondering what on earth I could talk about all week to do with colour!? I think you will be surprised when we get to Friday and you realise how much you have learned!
There are so many tricks and nuances that go with creating a beautiful makeup look but before you start creating anything, any makeup artist worth talking to will tell you about the importance of colour and the colour wheel. Understanding how colour works is a very important step when going about makeup application. When going for a beauty makeup or a makeup to help your eye colour and skin tone stand out, generally speaking you want the base colour of your eye shadow to be complementary to your eye colour and skin tone pigment
Did you know that colour involves some of the most complicated things on Earth; light and the human eye and brain? So to work successfully with colour, you require both emotion and knowledge
Think of some scenarios when you might need to know about colour …
As a makeup artist I need to know about colour and how it affects a whole load of different things. For instance I need to know about a client’s skin undertone so I can select the correct colour based foundation. If a client asks me what colour they should wear on their eyes I need to tell them the importance of using complementary colours and I need to be able to suggest some shades they should try
I’m sorry to have to break this to you, but if you want to get to grips with best way to enhance all your naturally gorgeous parts, then you need to get your head around colour!
Colour is an emotionally based additive which means that you can use it in your makeup to express your mood and highlight your style. Its power potential is HUGE!
DON’T PANIC though as I will talk and walk you through the most important parts over the course of this week
Before we get too technical about colour and its components, I want to first get your head around the different types of emotions that colour might evoke and where you might commonly see these colours in the makeup world
RED: a great addition to lipsticks and nails, red symbolises energy and action and is often associated with sex, power and heat
ORANGES: fantastic tones to use in your cheeks and lips, oranges symbolise the sun and warmth and is often associated with vitality and assertiveness
YELLOW: a great source of colour for highlights in your hair and on your skin, yellow symbolises power and life and is often associated with gold’s and Ancient times
BLUE: often used on nails and eyes, blue is known for peace and coolness and is commonly associated with water and health
GREEN: often used on nails and eyes, green symbolises the green growth of plants and nature and is associated with the renewal of life
PURPLE: popularly used for eyes and lips, purple symbolises royalty and romance and is a colour that often arouses your sense of smell
PINK: so commonly used on lips and cheeks, pink is one of the most feminine of colours and provides a sense of sweetness and an image of purity
So do you see the importance of colour and how it impacts your daily style choices? By the end of this week, my aim is to arm you with both specific AND generic information about colour so that you are able to make informed choices and judgements on what to wear that will make the most of yourself
After a gentle introduction today into the importance of colour and what it means to us all, tomorrow I will be telling you about the Colour Wheel and its components and how the Colour Wheel helps us to determine the best colours to choose every day
How long does your Makeup last?
Did you enjoy your hot tip last tuesday? Click here to remind yourself!
Ok, so do you guys know that you shouldn’t keep your makeup forever? Or do you think that if it’s kept in a cool dry place and kept closed then you might be able to keep it forever!? Well, here’s some news for you… let Make Up Like A Pro tell you that makeup expires and it might be sooner than you think or sooner than you’d like! J As soon as you break the seal on your makeup, the bacteria begins to grow
You have to use your own judgement because makeup companies are not required to post expiration warnings on their labels and you should also be aware of the guidelines that experts recommend
By keeping your makeup cool means that you give the preservatives that help to fight off bacteria, more of a chance to stay intact so that will help your makeup stay fresher for longer
NEVER re-use your makeup after an eye infection as the bacteria will spread and infect anything else that it comes into contact with. That’s another reason to clean your brushes regularly (I clean mine after EVERY use when I’m working). And if your makeup starts to smell or looks like it changes colour, then get rid of it!
Here’s a guideline indicating the approximate length of time that you should keep each piece of makeup in your makeup bag:
Mascara approximately 3 months
Makeup sponges should be washed after every use and thrown away after 1 month
Oil free foundation approximately 1 year
Cream foundation approximately 1 year
Concealer approximately 12-18 months
Powder approximately 18 months
Blush and Bronzer approximately 18 months
Cream blusher approximately12-18 months
Eyeshadow approximately18 months
Eyeliner approximately 18 months
Liquid eyeliner approximately 6 months
Lipstick and Lipgloss approximately 18 months
Lipliner approximately 1 year
Nail polish approximately 2-3 years
By Make Up Like A Pro
O-BARMY FOR OBAMA?
Why don’t you show your support to the Big Man himself by sporting THESE USA treasures
How’s about these ones? I think these are my fave so far because they are so girlie and delicate.
On top of your French Manicure, all you need is a thin nib nail art black pen and away you go
Nail PAINT-RIOTIC … Celebrate with our friends across the pond with this design
How to do it:
(1) Paint your nails white – Use 2 or more layers for depth of colour
(3) Let the red varnish dry then paint the corner areas blue
(4) Let the blue varnish dry then paint the white stars! Use a tooth pick or small paint brush to get the dots nice and small or BLING your nails with nail studs or gems for the stars instead of white polish
Hope you’re all having a lovely week and feeling GREAT about yourselves this week
This is a post containing something new for you to try this weekend. Whatever the season, this
What you will need:
(1) 2 compatible nail colours
(2) a thin paint brush
This is how I did it:
I painted an all over colour with the white varnish on each nail and let it dry completely. I then painted another coat for depth of colour. Using my thin paint brush, I carefully loaded it up with the black varnish (be careful not to let it gloop) and painted a thin line around the edge of my nail. Dont worry about getting it on your skin as you can easily remove it with some nail varnish remover and a Q tip!
Give it a go and post your photos!
SHATTER your dreams this Halloween with Atomic Orange Nails
You need to prep your nails first then use two thin layers of OPI’s ATOMIC ORANGE (or something similar)
Then apply a thin and even layer of BLACK SHATTER.
Dont forget to use top coat to lock it all in!
Thank you for the product reference OPI Master Technician Lee Moore x
Tie dying / Dip dying your nails…
You have probably heard of dip dying your hair (where the ends are coloured differently to the rest of it… As if they’ve been “dipped” in some dye) but have you thought about doing it to your nails?
Here’s what you’ll need:
(3) allow to dry fully
(4) repeat step 2 with light blue and continue to apply until you are happy with the shade / fade making sure that you leave each coat to dry fully each time
(5) this is an optional last step. Apply a top coat when the last layer is slightly wet to blend them together ever so slightly. If you are unsure about how to do this last step then don’t worry… just wait for your nail to dry completely and use the top coat to protect the colours
Have a go! If you try it, send me a photo. Share the knowledge and like!