Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween Makeup- Zombie

Fourth Halloween Makeup Look- Zombie 

Hey everyone!

Happy Hallow's Eve! I am so excited that it is Halloween tomorrow. I will be very sad when Halloween is over as I will not have the excuse to create weird and gory makeup looks that I am able to do at the moment. This year for Halloween I am going to a party and I have decided to go as a devil. I am wearing a long floaty black mesh middi dress from Topshop paired with some red leather look devil ears. Simple outfit as the makeup I am planning on doing will grab everyones attention (i hope). If you would like to see pictures of my outfit and makeup for the Halloween party tomorrow night just COMMENT BELOW. Last night I was lucky enough that my best friends allowed me to create a zombie makeup look on them. Personally I think they make very sexy zombies... 

                                                        I hope you all like this look!

                                                                             Ell x

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Halloween Makeup- Cat

Third Halloween Makeup Look- Cat

Hey Everyone! 

It is getting very close to Halloween now and I have been having so much fun experimenting with makeup and creating different Halloween looks. I particularly like this one as it is very simple to do and you don't need lots of expensive high end products to achieve this look. I think a pair of little cat ears or leopard print ears that I have seen in Urban Outfitters would go perfect with this cat look. The hair will look good just natural and scruffy, or you could go for more of that slicked back effect so all the hair is off the face. Personally, I would just do a hell of a lot of back combing. This is just a very simple halloween look that is more of a girly option instead of having to look like you are either dead or having all fake blood over your face. 

                                                    I hope you like this look everyone!

                                                                          Ell x

Saturday, 19 October 2013

MAC Autumn/Winter 2013 Makeup Trends

MAC Master Class- Autumn/Winter 2013 Trends  

Today I visisted the V&A Museum for an event called 'Fashion Festival' which was aimed purely for 16-24 year olds. Throughout the day there was a variety of presentations and talks based on the fashion industry. I found them all really useful and informative. Despite me having a clear goal on wanting to get a job in the fashion/makeup industry when I leave university I never knew there were so many roles that need filling in the fashion world. I would have to say the highlight of the day was the MAC Cosmetics Master Class. MAC senior makeup artist Rachel O'Donnell who has worked with faces such as Pixie Lott and has even done the stunning Cara Delevinge's makeup run the talk. Rachel created a beautiful Autumn/Winter 2013 look on the gorgeous model Rio..

As you can see the skin is very natural and fresh. The main aim for skin this Autumn/Winter is for it to look like you have no products on your skin. Before applying face products Rachel applied MAC Studio Careblend Oils and MAC Mineralize charged water face and body lotion to Rio's skin. Although Rio's skin was already flawless these two skincare products from MAC really enchanced her skin and gave her a radiant glow. Applying these also enabled the foundation to set on to the skin better and give instant hydration to the skin. Moving on to face products, Rachel used MAC's face and body foundation which has a much lighter consistancy compared to other MAC foundations. This foundation provides a low to medium buildable coverage which creates a natural satin-shine finish giving flawless results to your skin. The Autumn/Winter trend that Rachel created was also inspired from Catwalk shows so the Face and Body Foundation is perfect as it is long wearing. Mineralize Moisture Foundation, Pro Conceal and Correct Pallettes and Prep and Prime Loose powder were also used on Rio's skin. 

The eyes were kept very simple as only one product was used yet I found them fierce and effective. MAC Feline Kohl Power Eye Pencil was applied to the upper lash line and lower lash line then smudged to create an almost 'messy' and 'grungey' look. It really surprised me that no mascara was used as for a long time it has been all about the big lashes. But after seeing just smudged eyeliner on Rio's eyes they actually gave a strong statement to the whole look. Mineralize eye gel was also used on the lids of the eyes. For brows Rachel shaped them by setting them and placing the hairs positioned upwards using a clear brow set. She then filled them in with a brow pencil in shade 'Fling'. The brows are very neat, and precise compared to the eyes. My favourite aspect of this look was most definitely the lips. So eye catching and modern. I will be living in a dark red lip this Autumn and Winter. Rachel used Nightmoth pencil and Russian Red lipstick. At first the two juxtaposing colours looked quite odd together but once Rachel blended them the lips looked unusual but fabulous.

I really loved the Autumn/Winter trend Rachel O'Donnell created on Rio, it is something I would wear and in my opinion it is wearable for day and night. 

                                                                            Ell x

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Halloween Makeup- Dead Girl

Second Halloween Look- Dead Girl

I was lucky enough for my best friend to accept in being my model for my second halloween look, which is meant to be a dead girl. I am really happy with my look and I hope you like it too! I have such fun creating halloween looks. Thumbs up for halloween.

If you would like more Halloween makeup looks, please leave a comment!

Ell x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Halloween Makeup- Doll

First Halloween look- Doll

I absoloutely love Halloween, purely because it is the only time you can experiment with makeup and go absoloutely crazy. I tend to not plan what I am going to do, but the un-planned looks always turn out to be the best. The other day I was intending on doing a fierce, heavy smoke eye... it ended up turning into a bruised face with bright, girly eyes. That is when I got the idea to transform it into a dolly look, with a halloween theme. I didn't go for the 'traditional' white face as I wanted my look to be more naturalistic. Unfortunately I had no fake blood with me when creating this look but on halloween I will be putting a lot of fake blood in areas of my face; espeically near the bruises.




Ell x