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
We all love a bit of lippy but how do you get it to stay on that bit longer? One glass of wine and it’s gone! As part of our back to basics series, Fran’s done a quick video to show you some handy tips, you’ll need:
– a lip brush
– a lip liner
– your favourite lipstick
– pointed cotton buds (if you need to tidy up around the edges)
It might take you a bit longer to apply but using this method will really increase the longevity of your lippy, just make sure your lips are nicely moisturised first. If they’re a bit dry and flaky use a toothbrush to gently buff away the dry skin.
You can pick up a lip brush from Boots or Superdrug, one of my favourite lip brushes is from Estée Lauder as it’s quite flat so good for layering on the lipstick.
If you try this technique, tweet us your pics!
Lanolips Lip Balm
Clarins Lipliner in Ruby 02
Estee Lauder Bois De Rose Lipstick
MAC Lip Lacquer
We have a tutorial coming up starring my beautiful friend Jess, which has given me some great practice on applying and mixing foundation on black skin. My new palette purchase from PAM (by Mandy Gold) has allowed me to play with different colours to even out the skin tones and create warmth in darker areas.
We decided to go for a subtle evening look using golds and guilded greens, which I’m sure you will agree really suits her. It’s more of an understated, natural feel. Just a touch of glamour without her having to feel like she was caked in makeup or having to use really bright pigments.
Stay tuned for our video…
We have a new video up, this time it’s easy contouring. Not everyone is blessed with chiseled cheekbones but with clever make-up techniques you can create the illusion! Another great contouring product that we’ve just discovered is Kevyn Aucoin’s Sculpting Powder available from Space NK.
One of the best things about doing make-up lessons is going through people’s make-up bags. More often than not I’ll find a very old, never-been-washed blusher brush (don’t be ashamed!) and an old, broken eyeshadow palette that has seen better days.
My advice to you ladies is to clear out your make-up bag now and again! It’s a cleansing process, you’ll feel liberated throwing out that year-old mascara and on the plus side you can replenish with some lovely new products.
So, how often do you clear out your make-up bag?