Make-Up Look: Tropical Beach Inspired

Hello my Lovelies, Today I'm doing a make up look inspired by the tropical beach. I dont do make up look posts very often mainly because there a pain in the butt when taking pictures as ether my camera dose not pick up colours very well or i'm not too photo genic. But anyways tomorrow I have a fashion show and I have been told that they want a colourful look exactly like the look i'm showing you today. 

So for this look I decided to use a few different bright colours Its inspired by a image I was sent for the fashion show and I think its pretty tropical beach. 

Products used 

Face - 
Illamasqua skin base in 02
MAC select cover up in NC15
Benefit hoola bronzer to contore
MAC Prom Princess blush
MAC Sunday afternoon highlight 

Eyes - 
Illamasqua Hype eyeshadow in the inner corners 
Illamasqua Valger eyeshadow in the middle of the lids 
MAC Passionate eyeshadow in the outer corners
MAC Surf USA under the lashline 
MAC cromographic pencil in high def cyan on water line
MAC cromoline in black winged out
Maybeline the rocket mascarra on upper and lower lashes
MAC Charcole brown through brows 

Lips - 
MAC Inosents bewere

 I really love this look, What do you think of it? 

Blag Sale Updated. MAC, Urban Decay ect

Hayya there lovelies. I have updated my blog sale today, Lots of new products i'm selling some from my kit that I never use and some products that just dont work for me. 

- First come first served 
- leave paypal email in comments and I will send you an invoice 
- I'm willing to send international if your willing to pay shipping 
- postage is £2.50 for small items £3 for bigger items plus 50p for aditional items
- No returns.
- If a price is too high make me a offer
- And finaly enjoy your shop

- Clinique take the day of clensing milk 200ml used 1/4 of bottle, selling because i'm elergic to it. £10 RPP £17.50
- Estee Lauder Pefect clean splash away clenser, Its not right for my skin never used but opened 50ml £5 RPP £16.80 (sold)

- Clinique Dramatically Different moisturizing lotion 125ml Half bottle left. Cant use as im elergic £5 RPP £29.50
- Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel 125ml Used a few times, Cant use as elergic £10 RPP £29.50 (sold)

- Maybelline drream bouncy blush in hot tamaly used about 2 times £2
- Urban decay Mash Mallow powder £3 (sold)
- Benefit High Beam. Used about 5 times Full size £7 RPP £19.50 (sold)

- the body shop eyeshadow palette, contains a baby pink a silver a white and black £1 RPP £7.99

- Too Faced eyeshadow insurance policy palette swatched 2 times £7 RPP £23.50

- MAC mellon Pigment used about 4 times £8 RPP £16.50  (sold)
- Maybelline colour tatoo on and on bronze swatched £2 RPP £5
- Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in zero never used £5 RPP £14

Maybelline Colour tatoo Endless Purple used 3 times £2 RPP £5

- Essty Lauder lipstick in Pure Colour Candy shimmer £2
- Revlon Just Bitton Lip pen swatched in 040 £2 RPP £7.99 (sold)
- Clinique Vitamin c lip smoothie in strawberry bliss £4 (sold)

- OPI Shatter in black £3 RPP £12 (sold)
OPI blue shatter £3 RPP £12

- China Glaze Avalanchie used about 3-4 times £2
China Glaze Jetstream used 3 times £2

Thats everything im selling. 

Hope you have fun looking and shopping

Get The Look- Becky (Van Helsing shoot)

Hello There Lovelies. Today i'm doing a post on the products I used in my last Shoot. Now I'm not to sure what to call these kind of posts so if you have any name sugestions please let me know. Now I have done quite a few shoots this month but the shoot i'm on about was inspired by van helsing. We did this shoot on the 18/5/2013 and it was a location shoot and if your centered in scotland you will know it was poring that day so we did get a little bit wet. anyways i'm yapping away when I should just get to the point of this post. 

Credit to: Photographer- Fiona Brims, Model- Becky Weatherley and makeup artist- Myself

Illamasqua light liquid foundation in 120
Mac select cover up in NC15
Mac Harmony Blush
Illamasqua Lies Hightlight/Blush
Inglot Powder

Illamasqua Paranormal from the paranormal palette all over the eyes and under
Urban decay Gunmettle all over the lid but not up to crease
Urban decay creap on the outer half of the lid blende into the crease
Urban decay Perfersion eyeliner on the water line
Clineque mascarra on top and bottom lashes
Red cherry lashes
Mac expresso through the brows.

Illamasqua Sangers all over the lips
Illamasqua pristine blended in the sides of the lips

So thats the products I used for this shoot. if you enjoyed this post I will do more if you like.
What do you think of the makeup for the shoot?

Illamasqua Paranormal Palette Review

Hello Lovelies. Illamasqua recently brought out a new collection called paranormal, There is a huge selection of amazing new products and colours, I want everything but I'm saving for imats so was only able to get the new paranormal palette. This palette is quite strange but has the most amazing neon colours in it but can create a very natural look if you want!

What do illamasqua say about this palette?
This unique water-resistant eye shadow can't quite decide if it's a cream or powder. Instead it combines the best of both worlds, delivering the textured silky appearance of a powder, but with the deep colour wash of a cream.

With a long-lasting hold, each shadow's silky texture allows for effortless application and blending. Choose from Paranormal (vivid cerise), Aura (warm copper), Trance (soft violet) or Possession (cool green)."

I personally love the packaging! It's Illamasqua signature weird curved square with the logo in the center. It's easy to open and close and has a big mirror on the top part that will stay standing if you want it too.

The colours in this palette look very bright but they are great for creating a natural look or for creating a wash of colour. People would usually stay clear of these shades but they complement each other more than you might think. The pigmentation like all illamasqua eyeshadows is amazing and true to colour. 

The Illamasqua paranormal palette eyeshadows have a very strange texture. They're not a cream nor a powder, they're a mixture. They feel very smooth and apply to the lids like a dream, they blend very easily and don't tend to crease. 

What I Like? 
These eyeshadows are very different from anything I have ever tried and I love them a lot. They're water resistant and last without a primer on the eyes. I like the packaging as it looks very very expensive. 

What I dont like?
There is not much that I dont like except that I think they should bring out more colours! The price tag could be something people don't like as this palette does retail for £34. 

Have you tried this palette yet? Would you like to try it?

Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick Review

Hello there my lovelies. I have a review today and it's on a lipstick I have promised a review on for a long time. It's a review on the Illamasqua Apocalips lipstick, now it's no secret that I LOVE Illamasqua and love their lipsticks- this colour is not one for the faint hearted but if you're brave enough to wear it, it's gorgeous.

So what do Illamasqua say about this lipstick?
They say its a teal colour with a matte finish! 
Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from creamy matt to iridescent finishes. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn't give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

Packaging? I love the packaging a lot for Illamasqua lipsticks. The packaging is simple, sleek and easy to store in my kit. It has the signature Illamasqua logo on the top as well. 

Colour/Pigmentation? The colour of this lipstick is just fab- It's a pure teal! It's a great bold lip if you're brave enough to wear it. It's very pigmented and goes on the lips easily with a lip brush. 

Finish? It's a matte finish but it's not really really drying, but I would recommend moisturising the lips before applying this lipstick. I would also say exfoliating the lips would make the lipstick look a lot better. 

(Photographer - Fiona Brims, Model- Kerry Nixon, Hair- Andrew James, Makeup- Me)

How long does it last? Well it lasts a long time on the lips, my model Kerry had it on for a few hours in the studio in hot lights and she still had it on when she left. 

The Good? This lipstick in general is amazing! It's pigmented, it lasts along time and the packaging is wonderful. It's also a great alternative to the plain old red lipstick. 

The not so good? This lipstick can be a little drying but is easily sorted by applying lip balm 

How much is it? This lipstick retails for £16.50 

Do you like the strange coloured lips or do you perfere to stick to what you know?

50 Day Spending Ban | Week 3

Hay there Lovelies. Its now day 23 of my spending ban. I'm almost half way there but i'm actuly going to expand my ban until July 18th just because even through i'm still saving I have slipped up a few times this past week. woops 

So this week I knew was going to be quite expensive as I had to pay for my tickets to glasgow and back which was £10 each way so £20 all together. so that was planned. what was not planed was our debenhams to get in the illamasqua mystery boxes for only £19 and i'm sorry but i really could not pass up that offer. 

Total Spent - £39
On My Wishlist - Kryolan items, The new illamasqua lipsticks and Hydro Vale and crown brushes

hope everyone else is doing good on there spending bans. 

My April Favorites

Hello my Lovelie's. I have for you today a little bit late April favorites. This moth I have really just been using the same things but a few items are new to me this month. I dont do monthly favorites ushaly but I just decided you might actually enjoy it and it was requested a few times as well. 

Illamasqua skin base - This foundation is amazing, I have finally found it the perfect foundation for me it blends amazing and feels nice on the skin, it gives a medium coverage but a little bit goes a very long way. 
Benefit Hoola Bronzer - this is a product I have a love/ hate relationship with. This month I have loved it it looks grate for contoring. I will need to buy another one soon as there is not too much left
MAC Prom Princess blush- My dad actually bought me this in the middle of march and I love it and i'm so happy he found it when shopping in Glasgow and it was the last one as well :). You dont need much of this blush as its very very pigmented.

My MAC Palette- This past month I have actually just been using my mac palette, the colours I have used the most are Naked lunch, satin taupe and shadowy lady. these eyeshadows are really nice and smooth and blend really well. 
Maybelline the rocket mascara - This mascara is amazing I need another one. it lenghins my lashes and makes the fuller. 

MAC Daddys little girl - This is a really lovely lipstick that I have worn every single day since i bought it. It slides on lovely and its the perfect pink purple colour. 

Real Techniques buffing brush - this brush buffs in foundation like a dream
Real Techniques pointed foundation brush - I use this to apply my foundation then buff it in with buffing brush
MAC 129- This brush works grate at applying my contore and blush it pics up the perfect amount of product. 
MAC 217- this is my holy grail brush it can be used for so much from applying eyeshadow to blending out eyeshadow to blending concealer. its a total malty purpose brush 

So Thats all my favorites for the month. Dont forget to go enter my giveaway. 

My Illamasqua Lipstick Collection

Hi there my Lovelies. Today I have decided to do a post I have been meaning to do for a while. It's going to be my Illamasqua lipstick collection. I actually only had 2 until Easter when my collection started to grow, lets make a long story short, I now have 8 illamasqua lipsticks. illamasqua products are my favorite the brand is unique and the products beet anything else I have tried, If I need something new for my kit I will go to illamasqua to get it. There lipsticks are fab so lets have a look at the ones I own. 

So first off I love the packaging, Its sleek and very easy to store which is grate me being a makeup artist. I have a mixture of shades and some of them you may think are weard but being in the makeup industry you never know what kind of colour you may need. 

So as you can tell my lipsticks are a little bit mingled  that's for hygiene reasons as these lipsticks are part of my kit I have to scrape them with a spachala and then use a lip brush. 

from left to right
Pristine - This is really just a matte black £16.50 
Disciple - This is a matte navie blue. it looks quite black in the tube but when applied its more blue£16.50
Apocallps - This is a really pretty teal lipstick again its matte. its really pretty and i'm planning on doing a post just on this lippy £16.50
Fetish - this is a new lipstick of mine so I have not yet used it but its purple and I love purple. and again its matte. £16.50 
Sangers - this is a matte pure vintage red. its beautiful! £16.50
Atomic - This is a matte reddie toned pink. it really pretty on the lips £16.50
Immodest - is a really bright matte pink, reminds me a little of candy yum yum. £16.50
Sonnet - this is a nude pink but it has quite a bit of a orange undertone to it. its a beautiful colour for brides £16.50 

and that is the swatches. these are all beautiful and I will be showing you on the lips in individuality reviews. If you have any requests on the lipsticks you want to see individual reviews on please let me know in the comment section below. 

* I dont pay full price for my illamasqua lipsticks as I have bought them in sales or I do get 40% off all illamasqua products. 

Hope you enjoyed this post. 

50 Day Spending Ban | Week 2

Hello my lovelies. its now been 16 days since I started my spending ban. I think its going pretty well actully, I have bought a few items that I needed for shoots but not much and when buying the items I have found that bargains are pretty easily found.

So this week I had to buy a blue wig for a shoot but it has not arrived yet, some eyelashes as i'm running out, a pack of head bands for a shoot on Saturday and a powder highlighter. 

Total spent - £ 13.61
on my wishlist - Kryolan palettes and crown brushes again and Illamasqua new collection

so the good thing is the makeup forever flash palette is no longer on my list, I was at the Edinburgh Collage of Art last week doing makeup for the costume show and I was speeking to some other makeup artists and they all use Kryolan so I changed my mind and i'm getting kryolan instead of makeup forever. 

this week maybe a bit more expensive as I have to book my bus to glasgow for a shoot next week and I may not be able to control myself with face on magazine eeeee. But I promise I will wait till london to get the stuff on my wishlist. 

good luck everyone on a spending ban and I hope to see lots of you at imats this year.