Monday, 22 August 2011

Friday, 19 August 2011

Today at work...

Was an interesting day! Having been lucky enough to be apart of our new counter fit out.. now having a counter the same size as Selfridges on Oxford St (largest MAC in the world); we have a makeup studio with 8 stations in which to play makeup with the clients!

My favourite days at work are when Im allocated to be on the studio and so all I have to do is apply amazing makeup looks on those that have booked in and have somewhere special to go! Today I had a number of clients and with all, there seemed to be a common requirement- undereye brightener!

#Fact.. Did you know that the most widely used product backstage at the fashion shows is YSL Touche Eclat? Even when MAC is the brand who provide the makeup teams, product and looks the key artists demand its use.

Like many things in life there is a company/brand/product that is a monopoly.. GHD's, Apple etc etc etc.
And until very recently there has been no product in the market to rival Touche Eclat. Until recently released their Prep & Prime Highlighters... and at half the price with the same effect/result Im so happy they have made my kit all that little bit cheaper to stock! (£17)





Today I used the Bright Forecast for a slightly darker Asian skintone to remove the dark violet toned undereye circles, as so many are prone to; on a lovely girl who was caucasian and needed that Kimmy K undereye effect, I used Radiant Rose; and for a few clients that were quite fair, I used Light Boost.






Dab the product on, after eye makeup has been applied and your foundation is on. Work quickly with it, so as not to let it dry, making it harder to blend. Use a brush that is long and fluffy- a perfect option is the #224. Apply it lightly and in a triangle (as mentioned in previous posts on how to apply underyeye concealer most affectively) from the corner of the eye, to the outer corner and connecting through down to the nose.

So... from what I hear, of late- it hasnt been the Touche Eclat that the key makeup artists have been calling for.

X

Thursday, 18 August 2011

create your own reality

Georgia May

Im not sure if its because of that sensationally inherited mouth, the gappy smile or the name, that seems to fit so perfectly well with her sweet, southern belle looks.. but I heart Georgia May Jagger!

As the face of Rimmel and Levi, I see her everywhere.. and I dont mind it. One bit.

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I'll tell you what I like...

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Coloured brows baby.

Ben Folds, always and forever!



Great collaboration! Love his range.. something different to his usual..

x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Lexi Mari



Its been a while kiddies, but Im back with a Miss Alexis, a fellow MAC/freelance artist.. my partner in crime for shoots and big jobs!

Lexi has been with MAC for a few years now, starting off in Head Office in Grosvenor St and working her way onto the floor and into the Events team. An amazing talent, an artist I look forward to seeing her work, due to her amazing blending skills and the overall glam affect she gives to all she works with!

I worked recently with her on a fun shoot and cant wait to show you guys the results! Really amazing and creative stuff!

Love this sexy little one!

Lexi's Top Tip!
For a perfectly nude lip, buff concealer all over a well conditioned and exfoliated lip. After blocking out any pink with the concealer, apply
your lipliner all over the lip and then swipe on some Myth!

In terms of her Top 5 products!

#1 MAC Lipstick in Myth

Its a laugh on counter how much Lex loves this pale, nude lipstick. She does wear it oh so well though! A great nude shade she believes, that can be worked onto many skin tones!

#2 Fluidline in BlackTrack

A product she is bound to use on most of her clients. This product has been raved about most of the artists on this blog! A gel liner that, when used with a brush, gives the cleanest and strongest of lines!

#3 Prolong Wear Concealer

Since this little baby hit the counters last year, it has become very artists favourite! Lexi loves the flawless finish it provides and its ability to act as a foundation if it is required!

#4 Painterly Paintpot

Seems to be a pattern doesnt there? ha! By now, ive mentioned just how important having a paint or paintpot on the eye underneath the eyeshadows.. and Lexi couldnt agree more. Painterly is her fav due to its adaptability to all difference skin types. The overall affect leaves the eye looking smooth and the eyeshadow pigment payoff looking amazing and lasting forever!

#5 Mineralise Pressed Powder

Lexi loves these powders, and are a staple in her kit. Can be used on all skin types and gives a soft finish to your base, without it looking cakey or overally matte.

Thankyou my beautiful Lexi!!! XXX

                                  




The Married One

Gracing Vogue US's coveted Spetmeber issue cover is the lovely Kate Moss, wrapped tightly in Fall's favourite colour, plum. Dont forget the hints of olive!

<3 the soft, tawny tones of her makeup! Very classic..

Kate Moss Vogue USA September 2011 issue cover

FAV!

Finally! After lusting over my Tom Ford Black orchid lipstick for so long, I finally snared myself another of his amazingly textured lipsticks in True Coral... Such an amazing pigment payoff and so silky on the lip! yummy..





Countdown On!

With my notcie handed in and our plans on heading back to Melbourne after a little stint of travelling, Ben and I have concluded that we have done so little of the things that most tourists do when they come to London for a short while..

One of the things on our list that has yet been checked is a wee bike ride around this pretty city in the summers shine.

Unfortunately my baby was working, but my other hosuemaes were already up for it, so off we went! Such a lovely day.. though was a tad sore the next day!



















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Thnaks to my lovely housie Amber Jean for the foto flog, see more of them and her cool posts on London life and all things peachy @ http://www.peachheartdarlings.blogspot.com/

xxx

Friday, 5 August 2011

Isabeli Fontana

This sexy hot blooded woman has been around for years now, but has only stepped out of her controversial Victoria Secret days and into the fashion limeline, heading numerous house campaigns over the past 2 seasons.

Shes my kinda woman!