In or Out ?

IN

The dark lip in brown and red colours (Look at the fashion shows by Gucci).
Lashes Thin and separate.
Navy blue nail polishes.
Fringes are back, straight and below the eyebrows.
Smokey eyes in black. Ever the Classic !

OUT

Pastel matt tones for the eyes.
Tousled eyebrows. Keep them neat!
Pearly lipsticks. Go for gloss.

Make-up Review – Collection 2000, Colour Lash in Electric Blue

Make-up Review
Collection 2000, Colour Lash in Electric Blue
“All day lasting wear mascara” .
I tried this mascara and initially wasnt too impressed. It didn’t look very bright or “Electric Blue” and it doesn’t give much lenght to the lashes (which is a main factor for my mascara’s). But, later in the morning my husband came into the room, went to give me a kiss, stopped halfway towards my face, and just starred at me. His one word for this mascara is “Funky”.
It seems this mascara stands out more the brighter the light gets. It still isn’t what I would call “Electric” but it is a nice colour and would be good for anyone who wants a change from their usual black, everyday mascara and wants to add a bit of fun to their look. It won’t break the bank either!

Collection 2000, Colour Lash in Electric Blue

“All day lasting wear mascara” .

I tried this mascara and initially wasnt too impressed. It didn’t look very bright or “Electric Blue” and it doesn’t give much lenght to the lashes (which is a main factor for my mascara’s). But, later in the morning my husband came into the room, went to give me a kiss, stopped halfway towards my face, and just starred at me. His one word for this mascara is “Funky”.

It seems this mascara stands out more the brighter the light gets. It still isn’t what I would call “Electric” but it is a nice colour and would be good for anyone who wants a change from their usual black, everyday mascara and wants to add a bit of fun to their look. It won’t break the bank either!

Random Tip #12

Eyes are “the windows to your soul” and your most expressive feature so make the most of them, even if this is simply a coat of mascara for definition.

Eyes are “the windows to your soul” and your most expressive feature so make the most of them.

Even if it simply means applying a coat of mascara for definition!

Book Review: Bobbie Brown Make-up Manual

SAM_0013Published 2008 by Springboard Press

I have to say, I really like this book. It’s a great introduction to the world of make-up application!

Bobbie Brown Make-up Manual takes you chapter by chapter from where to shop for products, what make-up termonology really means,  her ten steps to perfect make-up and right into the business of professional make-up artistry. Each section has enough detail to teach you something new, leaving you enough room to use your own imagination and creativity when it comes to actually creating a look.

There are sections dedicated to areas from “Essential Tools” and “Make-up for teens” to “False Eyelashes Application” and  “Bridal Make-up” which give advice, tips and “Do’s and Don’ts”. Everything is written clearly with simple step-by-step guides and appropriate images.

At the back of the book there’s a “Who’s who in Make-up” with information about the likes of Helena Rubenstein, Coco Chanel, Kevyn Aucoin and Shu Uemura, which was a really good read for me as it taught me more about names I’d heard but didn’t nessessarily know anything about.

The “Resource Guide” is filled with American agencies and stores so not particularly useful to us make-up artist starting out in the UK. BUT. If you’re aiming high then America will probably be on your list of places to go, so these lists my be worth something to you in the future!

All in all an interesting read and great for those of us who are just starting out in the make-up world, or for those of you who simply want to up your make-up skills.

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X-Factor’s Stacey’s Make-up, created by Jackie Tyson

If any of you fancy re-creating the make-up you see on X-Factor contestant Stacey then here is your chance to copy her beautiful looks from week 7 and week 8. Both looks were created by Jackie Tyson, Chief Makeup Artist for the X-Factor, and are fantastic looks for any parties or nights out on the town you’ve got planned over the festive period, and beyond !

Check out Jackie’s website www.jackietyson.co.uk for more star studded looks, video tutorials and information about her Make-up School.

Click on the images below for a larger view.

Week 7

Stacey Week 7 by Jackie TysonWeek 8

Stacey Week 8 by Jackie Tyson