HALLOWEEN

We are in October time, the time when it’s closer to Christmas but not too close and the time when is definitely closer to Halloween. Even the weather changed. The leafs on the trees changed the colors from green to red, yellow, brown and orange. That means that autumn is here. For me that means – Halloween makeup.
Ohhhh yes!!! With this kind of make up you can go completely crazy especially if you have a knowledge in special effects in make up. Unfortunately I will not go so far with it. For me is more Halloween – glamour make up.
Halloween is a very dark and scary time in the year. But it is also pumpkin time. Making funny faces from it and making a pumpkin soup.
But let’s not go too far and just stay with the makeup. The Halloween makeup is very characteristic because of the very dark eyes, spiders web, blood, sculls and scary faces. You can use contact lenses to make the make up looking more real, eyelashes are crazy popular during this time of the year as well.
I think it is a very interesting makeup style which we supposed to try at least once in our life.
Here is only small example of the Halloween makeup. It is kind of vampire style with smokey black eyes and red shadows around the black. More glamour than scary but still good for Halloween. If you would like to make it even more scary and terrifying you can add black lips instead of bloody red.
Enjoy this year Halloween Party, because you can be whoever you would like to be. <3<3<3
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LIKE A MOVIE STAR MAKEUP

 

That was amazing experience and I would say an amazing make up. I really did it from the bottom of my heart. Loved every single moment with this lady. She was so lovely.

I think she looks like a movie star.
Let’s just start from the beginning. Classic, glamour make up is one of the easiest (for me) soft eyes, beautiful black eyeliner, glowy face and hot red lips.
At the beginning remember to cleans the face and use moisturiser. Then I always do the eyes first because as a artist soul I can be sometimes messy. I use Surratt concealer number 3 as a base and then I use Laura Mercier dusk eyeshadow and Chantacaille almond eyeshadow. Quick and easy. As a darker shade on the eage of the eyes I used Laura Mercier celestial eyeshadow.
The next step eyeliner. Perfect eyeliner! If you want it to be perfect use dark eyeshadows first to draw the line and then proper liquid eyeliner on top of the eyeshadow line. Then you will be sure that is perfect and you will not make any mistakes. I know that eyeliner is not the easiest one but practice makes perfect and on the end of the day the more you practice the better results you will achieve.
The next step was mascara. In this case my first choice was Chantacaille supreme clis because it makes lashes long and thick. This lovely product contains also serum which helps to grow lashes and it’s waterproof as well. So if you have a night out you should use it.
The face was very easy to do because the lady didn’t have any imperfections at all. I use secret camouflage concealer nb 3 from Laura Mercier to cover little shadows under the eyes and a bit of redness around the nose and then I applied La Prairie foundation nb 200.
We did some counturing and highlighting on her face to brings the cheek bones out and make the skin more glowy and fresher. I love blush so I also appied it on the lady’s apple cheek.
I finished of her eyebrow with eyeko brow powder and I use secret brightening powder under the eyes to brights up and set up the concealer and then translucent powder from Laura Mercier to set up the whole make up.
The last step was beautiful red lipstick. Always use a lip liner around the lips and then apply lipstick especially for the red colours. The lip liner stops lipstick from bleeding around the lips and also if you use it all over the lips underneath the lipstick it makes the lips look better with longer effect of the proper red.
The best words from the lady on the end “you made me look so glamour that I can not stop looking at myself, thank you” 

HOW TO DO QUICK MAKE UP???

Yesterday I had a pleasure to do make up for a lady on her birthday day. She was going for a party with the closest family and friends. She had a beautiful eyes and skin and I couldn’t stop myself to ask her to take a picture on the end for my blog. Luckily she agreed 🙂 

We had only 30 mins to do the full make up and smoky eyes. I quickly refreshed her face with Marrocan cleansing milk and then rose water from Chantacaille. Then I use La Mer renewal oil because her skin was dehydrated and on top of that I used moisturising cream from La Mer.
Not heaving much time I quickly picked up minimum of the products which I was going to use on her. I have started the make up from the eyes. It is better when you have to do smoky eyes then you know that if some eyeshadows drop on the cheek you can clean it without touching the foundation. Her eyes had dark shadows so I used orange concealer from Cover Fx because as you probably know orange colour corrective concealer reduce darkness on the face, not only around the eyes. And then on top of that I used the creamy concealer from Cover Fx G Light to make her colours looking the same. The next step were eyeshadows. To brights up her eye lid I used Dusk eyeshadow from Laura Mercier as a base and then Bamboo on the half of the eye lid follow by Noir Laura Mercier as a smoky finish. It looked really nice on her. I finish it off with the Chantacaille Le Stylo Ultra Slim Liquid  Eyeliner.
Then it was the face time. I started from a bit of experimental point by mixing Surrat foundation with Chantacaille Liquid Lumiere Brilliance so the foundation got glow and radiance bust. Then we used a bit of Laura Mercier blush which is called Lush Nectarine and finish it off with Chantacaille light loose powder.
The last thing to do was the ladies lips. We decided to make them natural because she had strong eyes so I used Chantacaille Nuance lip liner and lip chic Primrose. Very beautiful colours.
That was a really quick full make up. Lovely for evening dinner or just meeting up with friends. 

SUMMER TIME… BRONZER TIME…


Summer time is definitely here. Everyone can say so. Even if it’s the end of August we are in the middle of really high temperatures.  It is a lovely hotel weather with the sun out.  Some of us are on holidays in even hotter countries but some of us do not have time or just can not afford to go abroad.  In that case we are staying pale, our skin do not have any glow, we do not have any colours on it. We look in the mirror and we think how to bring a sun kissed effect to our face? What to do to give the skin a bit of brown colour?
You need a bronzer! A good bronzer which helps with all above questions.
Recently I have noticed a lovely summer edition of bronzer from La Mer. Lovely, luxury packiging and lovely colour.
You just need to know how to use it to make it look as natural as possible.
The easiest way to apply bronzer on your face is an idea of the number 3 on you. The picture next to the La Mer bronzer shows the quickest way possible to apply it. You just need to do number 3 starting from your temples and drawing the number 3 of your bronzer on your cheek and going to jaw line.
Later you repeat it on the other side but you drawing  it like letter E.
For the beginner this is the easiest and the quickest way to do that. Remember not to overdo it with bronzer. Use small amount because you can always build it up.
I love bronzer! It brings a bit of colours to my face. Makes me look healthy and tanned.
You can also use it as a blush on your cheeks. Mostly I advice to use bronzer as a blush for someone who has a rosy cheeks. Yellow undertone of the bronzer calming down the redness on the face.
You just need to try and you will definitely see a big difference on your skin. Winter time is also a good time to use bronzer. Make us feel and look much much better. 

RAINBOW NAILS 

I am sure that most of us would love to have a beautiful, colorful nail without doing acrilic or gel on our own nails. I had a good look around and found something what might be a really good solution. I called it a magic machine! Yes it makes a bit of magic on the nails…
At Urban Retreat in Harrods we can find a strange black box which looks like an old fashion camera, but actually it is a very new, modern and useful machine.
With this “little” beauty you can make your own design of the nails. You pick up the shape, disign, colour and then using special Base coat on the fake white nails and printing!!!
Easy peasy lemon squizy!!!
The ART PRO NAILS is a lovely, easy and quick way to have funky nails. When you have your prints out of the machine you just need to apply a special top coat and then take them home and use it onto your own nails. You can use a special stickers or glue which you can both find in the ready made packaging.
If you want you can add also some sparkly butterflies  or stars or other diamonds on top of your piece if art.

I think that kind of nails is an amazing solution for going out, wedding, birthday or just very funky night out.
You can easily apply them at home, you do not need beautician to help you. You just stick it and all is done.

Personally I love the idea of that kind of nails. For me it’s quick and easy especially when you have a child and you do not have much time. I love the disign.  You can find really amazing patterns there. You have a freedom to pick up the design. You know how it will look like since beginning.
Now you have a question.  How long it’s last??? For me not long. But I am a busy housewife as well so with all my homework – not long unfortunately. I do love to use them for special occasions.

If you have a question just ask. I will def6come back with the answer. Any comments??? Do you like the idea of the nails??? Do you think you could wear it???