Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Vintage glamour part 2!


So this is the second look from the vintage glamour shoot, as you can see the makeup i did is quite bold & exotic. You guys may have noticed that my makeup style is heavily influenced from the Arabic/Middle Eastern style of makeup. I really love the vibrant colours they use and to me Arabic makeup is just so beautiful :)
Thats why i love creating Arabic looks on my clients & Models.

For this look I created a heavy cat liner on the bottom lash line to really accentuate the models amber eyes. On the lids I used golds & blacks with a hint of turquoise.
I created a big beehive with the hair & kept the lips a strong baby pink colour to add a twist of 60's glamour to the images.

While putting these pics up, i thought i would add a quick review on a fantastic product i have just discovered. Its these gorgeous lipsticks by Accessorize!
I bought them on a spur of the moment while i was in Superdrug.
I never really paid much attention to the Accessorize cosmetics line before coming across these. 

So when i got them a few weeks ago they were on offer at 2 for £5 so i thought why not give them a try, for that price you cant go wrong.
Now after using them i love them! The colours are so pretty and pigmented.
They retail for £4.95 each but i believe Superdrug have a 3 for 2 offer on at the moment. So im hoping to pop in and pick a few more shades up.

The colours i have are Lovestruck a bright fuchsia & Besotted a more lighter baby pink.

Lovestruck (left) & Besotted (right). 

I used these in the makeup for the shoot above, i mixed both colours together to create the perfect pink for this look.

The staying power is good, i would say they last 2-3 of hours before you need to reapply but for the price that's not bad. The formula is also quite creamy & easy to apply on the lips.
They kind of remind my of NYX lipsticks which i also really like.
These belong in my kit so as you can see Ive been scraping the bullet, to apply with a brush.
Aside from the actual product, i totally love the packaging! Its floral & pretty, so it really makes them stand out from other high street cosmetic brands.
After my positive experience with Accessorize lipsticks, I'm looking forward to trying out more products from this range.
Have you tried Accessorize cosmetics lately? Xxx  

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Urban Decay Vice Palette & Bridal Shoot.

Hi Beautifuls,

This season Urban Decay launched the Vice palette, and after watching countless reviews on Youtube I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
So on the 26th of September i rushed over to my local counter in Debhanams and picked it up as fast as i could. I know how it is with Ud palettes, if you don't snap it up it could be weeks before new stock arrives.

So personally i absolutely adore this palette, with 20 brand new shades i knew i had to have it.
The colour pay off is great, but if you use the Nyx jumbo pencil in white underneath then the colours really do pop. Likewise the primer potion also works great, although I prefer the jumbo pencil as in my opinion it really brings out the colour of the shadows.

For me this palette is an overall winner, and as it contains a range of mattes, shimmers, satins, neutrals and brights, there’s something for everyone :)
Also considering you get 20 shadows for £42 it is well worth the money.
Another bonus is that it comes with a double ended crease brush which is much better then receiving a tiny bottle of primer potion that usually has hardly any product in it.
Which is why I'm glad UD used their brains & skipped out on that, & actually gave us quite a decent brush with the palette.

In the UK Urban Decay is currently available to buy from Debhanams & House Of Fraser.
You can check it out here Debhanam's & here House Of Fraser 

I used this palette in the image below when i did an Asian Bridal themed shoot.
As you can the colours show true on & off camera.
For this look I used Blitz on the lid, Noise in the crease with a bit of Black Market blended in the outer corner & Echo beach to highlight.
The colours really complimented the outfit which was so stunning!!

Here's a full pic of the bridal outfit, from a behind the scenes shot i took.
The pic was taken from my Iphone so sorry if its not very clear :(
Although you can see how beautiful its was, fully embroidered from head to toe. 
Also very heavy too!!

This is my Palette, I like the packaging & layout of the shadows.
It has a great mirror too, & its very sturdy which means it will stay safe in my kit no matter how much i chuck it about :)
Excuse the state of mine its been used quite a bit already lol.

A closer look at the colours, I think my fave's are Junkie & provocateur at the moment.

What are your thoughts on the Vice Palette? Xxx

Monday, 5 November 2012

Vintage Glamour

Hey Ladies :)

I have not been blogging in ages, but in my defence I have been crazy busy ;)
Its been a hectic couple of months trying to fit in photoshoot's & Bridal bookings.

I have had the pleasure of making up some absolutely stunning real brides, which for me is the best part of the job.

So I'm back now with loads of new photo's & info.

A couple of weeks ago I did a 60's inspired shoot, with a slight Arabian twist to the makeup.
We did the shoot here in Manchester with two stunning models, Monica & Izsum.
May I add it was Freezing!! These two girls did an job amazing holding up with the cold.
I really do admire them, I was there wrapped up from head to toe! ;)

This is one of the looks I created a more vintage look with subtle eyes & stunning red lips.

Here's a behind the scene's shot taken by me.
Hope you all like the images & please do leave me feedback would love to hear your views.
I will be posting pic's of the other look very soon.

On another note I went watch the new James Bond Movie last night & I loved it!!
I'm not usually into action movies but I really enjoyed this one.
Plus the Gorgeous Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe looked gorgeous! I just love this look she wore in the movie, very vintage. I would love to recreate this look!! Xx