Hi everyone, Happy New Year!
We have a new video up on our channel, something a bit different this time. The lovely Danielle from the fashion and beauty blog, Fashionista Barbie agreed to come and do a video with us and we decided to do a make-up look for glasses wearers.
I loved the colours I used on Danielle as they complimented her skin tone nicely, you’ll find a full product list below the video. I’ll be doing more make-up looks for glasses wearers so watch this space.
If you’re a glasses wearer, do you struggle with eye make-up? Or are there any tips and tricks you’d like to share with us?
Here’s the latest video from our YouTube channel. We’ve kept it quite simple but it’s packed full of great tips so we know you’ll enjoy it.
As part of our brow series, we’ve also done a video with make-up artist and grooming specialist Natalie aka The Mother Plucker, which we’ll post very soon.
Taking your makeup off is pretty arduous at the best of times, especially heavy eye makeup and mascara. Our eye area is so delicate that the daily process of rubbing and washing our eyes can be a literal pain.
One thing you can do (which I have always done over the years and swear by it) is to take your mascara off first before anything else. Take your thumb and forefinger, wet them slightly with water and delicately massage your lashes between your fingers. Then just rinse your fingers under the water and keep going until 90 percent of the mascara has gone. You may look like a sad panda at this stage but your mascara will have loosened with the warm water and you don’t have to spend the next ten minutes rubbing your eyes with a cotton pad or a facewipe (gasp!). Plus you will more likely get rid of ALL your mascara this way. Then just simply continue with your cleansing routine.
Waterproof mascara requires something a little different – for this you’ll need an oil based remover like Bobbi Brown’s Instant Long-wear Makeup remover. Shake to mix the liquids and use some soft cotton wool. To get rid of any excess mascara in the base of your lashes, soak a cotton bud in your remover and gently brush along the lashline. Bobbi Brown is now doing this remover in travel sizes which means it doesn’t have to break the bank if you want to try it out. Plus they fit perfectly into your makeup bag which is delightful. Check out their new miniature range here.
Here’s the list of products Fran used on Jess in our latest video.
Mandy Gold makeup palette from PAM – this is great to have in your make-up kit especially if you work on set as it’s so quick and easy to work with.
Concealer/Lip/Cheek Palette from PAM – another great item to have in your kit as it’s a multi-purpose product.
MAC Signed Sealed eyeshadow – discontinued (sorry!) but Shadowy Lady is similar but not as dark. When you’re working on darker skin tones, you can use darker eyeshadow colours for a natural look.
MAC Tempting eyeshadow. Fran chose this pretty golden toned eyeshadow to add a bit of glamour to Jess’ makeup look. I love this shadow so much as it’s really flattering on any eye colour!
NARS Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Fran used this as a highlighter in the inner corner of her eyes. With darker skin tones you can use more golden shades to highlight rather than silver shades.
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner – we absolutely love these pencils as they’re so easy to blend and have great pigment to them. This is ‘Khaki’ a shade that suits pretty much all skin tones and eye colours.
Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric 01 – we have never come across a blusher like this! The texture is unique, it feels really silky when you apply on the skin and blends very well. We recommend this to anyone who doesn’t like powder blusher and can’t get on with cream blushers.
Sleek Pumpkin Blusher Palette – Sleek make great products for darker skin tones and the prices are reasonable too! Fran used a little powder blusher over the top of the Armani one just to give a bit more oomf.
Guerlain Shine Automatique 263 – these lipsticks by Guerlain are really moisturising and give a nice amount of colour to the lips. I actually have some of these in my own makeup bag and they don’t dry my lips out like MAC lipsticks do.
So there you have it, I hope you found this useful and as always, if you have any beauty related questions, you can always tweet, facebook or instagram us! L x
There’s only a couple of weeks left to get busy entering the Illamasqua Distinction Makeup Artistry Awards! There are lots of different entry categories to this competition which is great as anyone can enter. Plus there are a bevy of prizes to be won. Whoop!
Having only retrained as a hair and makeup artist a year and half ago, it’s been a real opportunity for me to try think differently and get creative. I’ve been seeking out inspiration from anywhere and everywhere and have been collecting images on our Pinterest. I’ve also been trying out my ideas on all my friends to see what textures and colours work. Believe me, the ideas you have in your head don’t always work when applied to face! There have certainly been some ghastly attempts so far. What I’ve learnt though, is that it’s all about trial and error. Like sampling a new face cream or wearing a new colour of eyeshadow. How do you know until you try? It’s supposed to be fun, so get involved!
Sumptuous two-tone mascara is a new eye opening mascara from Estée Lauder. It comes in range of colours but we thought Madeup should give the black/brown a try!
The idea behind this product is to make your eyes look bigger or more ‘wide eyed’ if you will. One end is a black mascara with a regular sized wand while the other end sports a smaller brush in warm brown for those lower, more delicate lashes.
For my personal tastes the mascara was a little too wet but otherwise it does exactly what it says on the tin. The very action of applying mascara on both the top and the bottom lashes will immediately open up the eye anyway, regardless of the colour. Remember that when reaching for your makeup bag!
I would recommend this to someone who likes a softer look or perhaps for a bride who is looking for a more subtle eye makeup. The brown on the lower lashes provides definition without being too dressy, which is great for daytime. Ladies with a deeper set eye should give this a whirl!
Retailing at £25.00 it isn’t cheap, but its a twofer!
Remember – try before you buy!
Big news. Firstly, Pinterest have launched in the UK!
Secondly, do you have a Pinterest account? No? Why not! Ok sign up now.
It’s really good for making online mood boards and collecting inspiration from across the globe!
Made Up are thrilled to be part of the Pinterest pin it forward campaign! To find out more then tap the badge below. As big fans of Pinterest, you may have noticed we have pinned all of our tutorials on the board below. Check it out! 😀
This board, along with our others is just simply about sharing ideas and being creative. It’s also another way for us to try and reach women out there that might not have ever worn makeup or don’t feel confident in applying it. Whatever skin type, scar or pigmentation you might have, makeup is not rocket science and it’s there to have fun with as well as giving you a confidence boost. So please, don’t be scared to experiment!
Made Up has only been going for a little while, so if you see something you think might be missing from our videos or have a fab idea for one, then please feel free to get in touch via youtube, instagram, facebook or twitter.
If you are a true beauty junkie, then we would also like to introduce the lovely Holly Arabella. For honest, interesting beauty posts, she’s your girl!
Until next time…