Tuesday 28 September 2010


When perusing the internet I found some inspirational and crazy make up's from some of our best known
Performers. These celebrities are well known for their strong make-up looks. From Boy George breaking boundaries back in the eighties to Lady Gaga and Beth Ditto causing controversy more recently. Love them or hate them its always fascinating to see! Well it is for me anyway...

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Autumn/Winter 2010 Make-up trends:

Make-up for Autumn/Winter 2010 is actually quite minimalist its about doing one thing really well with your make-up for example a beautiful lip or immaculate skin.

The big trends include the statement lip varying in tones from orange red to blackened plum. Lip Balm is therefore an essential item this autumn/winter as such bold shades need to be worn on well nourished soft lips to look good. If a bold berry or red scares you try patting the colour on from the lipstick bullet with your finger tip, even blend with lip balm for a softer more wearable look. If you have the confidence make a statement with shades of deep purple, aubergine, berries, burgandies and plums. To achieve a perfect finish touch up around the lips with a little concealer on a fine brush after application of colour and apply a lipliner to begin with. The red lip will always be around but to keep it looking modern tweak the texture and shape. High gloss or finger painted gives edge and keep the skin almost bare with this look. For evening why not try adding red glitter to the centre of the lip.

Amazing Eyeliner is graphic and hard edged rather than soft and smokey. Use gel and liquid liners to create elongated flicks.

The new smokey eye suffers all shades of neutral without using strong or shimmery colour. Try shades of taupe, caramel, mink, honey, sand, beige, camel, apricot, rusty brown, gold and bronze.

Brows are strong and well defined to achieve a well-polished look. Think high maintenance brow grooming. Well defined brows instantly take years off as they represent youth and give the face structure.

The Unexpected look this season is any colour goes for eyes and lips as long as its bright, vivid and dramatic. Try azure blues on the eyes and team with orange lips. Use flashes of bright yellow, electric blue and pillar box red to compliment hair and eye colour. For night try a smokey blue eye.

Immaculate skin Use mattifiers, primers, light foundation and concealer to layer products to achieve this look. Use foundation only where necessary and apply with a brush or fingertips. Sculpt features in neutral tones. Use powder only on the centre of the face where absolutely necessary. Highlights are BIG, but not shimmering achieved with lotions and creams rather than powders. Use gloss or light face cream for shimmer free highlights on the cheeks.

Have fun experimenting with these different looks!