Posts tagged maybelline
Vueset Nude Lip Palette

I've been talking about downsizing my kit for the last 6 months and it's finally happening. To everyone that recommended the Vueset Tahiti palette THANK YOU! They are the perfect size and now I want to put everything I can into these little guys. As you already know I am obsessed with clean beauty looks, and as a result I have a huge number of nude lipsticks that I love working with. The palette I created has my favourite nudes from MAC, Maybelline and L'Oreal. It contains nudes for all skin tones, both sheer and matte nudes and nudes with a hint of colour.

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Beauty Breakdown: Today's Bride Magazine, Soft Cut Crease Bridal Look

This is one of my favourite makeup looks to do for bridal - the makeup is soft, romantic, it photographs well and can be adapted to different eye shapes and skin tones. If you are interested in pursuing work as a MUA in the bridal industry, this is definitely a look you want to master. The idea behind a look like this is that it softly emphasizes all the bride's features. The eyeshadow is actually a cut crease shadow application (just softened), the cheeks are slightly contoured and the lips are an enhanced version of the bride's natural lip colour.

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BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Freckles and Faux Lashes

I was lucky enough to shoot with this gorgeous model for a second time for the Velour Lashes Custom Lash Tool Campaign. If you don't know what i'm talking about - go check it out right now. You can basically design your own custom lash - it's AMAZING. The shoot called for a before lashes shot, an 'after' shot with lashes and a second look with a fuller pair of lashes and more intense makeup (if I recall we had about 3-4 hours to capture all of this, including hair). Let me walk you through how I created these looks and how I got all of this done in less than half a day.

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How To Work With Eyebrows That Are Going Grey

My last post on working with mature skin had a lot of you asking about more specific makeup application techniques, specifically when it comes to brows. As we all know a good brow can make a face. Good brows mean less eye makeup and a fuller groomed brow can make you look younger - but brows are not immune to going grey. For both MUA's and anyone dealing with brows that are starting to go grey it can be hard to figure out what to do when you are presented with a brow that contains a few grey hairs.

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BEAUTY BREAKDOWN: Freckles and Fuchsia

The model you are looking at in this photo is absolutely gorgeous, has perfect eyebrows and most importantly perfect skin.  If you are someone with freckles and you are reading this post take note. To create this look I skipped the foundation entirely and instead opted for a cream contour and highlighting cream, and if you have freckles or are doing makeup on someone with freckles - you should do the same. STOP COVERING THEM UP.  In photography and in real life, skin should look like skin especially when it looks like this.

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