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Saturday, 26 September 2009

My latest video. A make up look inspired by Cheryl Coles video 'Fight for this love'

My inspiration

This video shows my take on one of the looks that Cheryl Cole wears in her 'Fight for this love' video. This still is what inspired me. It is very dramatic in the video but I have toned it down for wearability. I love the black eye shadow blended across the eye socket and into the nose bridge. Very unique and great for adding definition to the face.

I used the following products to create this look:

Mac Studio sculpt foundation NW20

Mac Studio sculpt concealer NW20

Mac Mineralized skinfinish

Urban decay primer potion

Mac Skintone 1 eye shadow (Notoriety quad)

Mac Earthy tones eye shadow (Notoriety quad)

Mac Woodwinked eye shadow

Mac Carbon eye shadow

Barbara Daly eye khol in Black

Mac fluid line in Blacktrack

Rimmel sexy curves mascara

Mac mineralized skinfinish in Cheeky bronze

Bourjois 3D effect lip gloss in Rose Mythic

She wears it much more dramatic. If this is your cuppa' tea then add some falsies and extra thick eyeliner. Have fun guys!
Big hugs x

Hot and Not - September '09

Hey guys,

Just a little post with my Hot and Not list.This details whats in and out in my life.


Bourjois Metalize eye khol pencils. These are AMAZING! Long lasting and in awesome colours. I have a turqoise which I use to line my waterline when I wear my 'boring work makeup'. It really adds something to the look. The best thing is no eye bogeys or panda eyes. Top, top product!

Maybelline Coloursensational Ambre Rose lip stick. This lippy is getting a lot of coverage in blog land and I can see why. A fab rosey pink which glides on the lips. It suits my pale skintone and not many pinks do! And the price tag is very attractive....

Palmers cocoa butter with olive oil body butter. This version of the old cocoa butter is just as good. Very soothing and my skin feels moisturised all day.

Saturday night tv. Strictly come dancing, X factor and now the cult 'Hole in the wall'. All I need is Total wipeout and my saturday nights are complete! Lol


Bourjois Effet 3D Max lip gloss. Now I am a 'glass half full' kinda girl and don't like to hate something. While the lip gloss is fab (I have a lovely plummy red) the applicator is awful. It is a small teardrop plastic applicator with 'wells' to store the gloss. It does not work! You cannot reapply a second coat because the plastic applicator removes the first coat-RRRRRrrrrrrr! I refuse to use it now and I apply with a lip brush.

Spots,zits,blemishes,pimples whatever you wish to call them. I HATE them! I am prone to a breakout around my 'monthlys'. Tea tree oil is my saviour combined with clean and clear oil free moisturiser. Failing that tootpaste over night. It works!

Let me know your 'Ins' and 'outs'..

Big hugs xx

Sunday, 6 September 2009

New video! Tulisa look from the Ouch video

This is a fab look with a real grey lid colour and framed black lined eyes. I prepared my skin using the Mac studio sculpt foundation in nw20. Benefits erase paste in 02 to cover my (many!) pimples and set with Mac's mineralized skin finish in natural light. I primed my eyes with Urban decay primer potion to ensure the shadow did not crease. I used the artistik palette (from ebay) for the main colours. I used the slate grey in the socket and up just past the socket line in a rounded shape. I then used a mac 217 brush with a little nude shadow to blend out the edges . I then used a black eyeliner (Barbara Daly for Tesco in 01 Black) to line the upper and lower lash lines. I then used a cotton bud to smudge the line and I repeated it to make sure it was visible. I then used a mac 226 brush to place some 'Carbon' eyeshadow to set the liner. To highlight the inner corner of my eye I used a pencil brush to place in a 'L' shape aroung my tear duct. I then placed a matt white from the palette under the brow bone and I blended them all together with a Mac 217. I used Macs 'Don't be shy' hot pink blusher from the Barbie loves mac collection but any hot pink will do on the apples of my cheeks and then back towards the hair line. I then used Colour crafted lipstick with a little 'starlet kiss' gloss. This gloss is from the Heatherette collection and was limited edition. Mac if you read this repromote this!! Hope you enjoy and keep checking back for more.

Big hugs x