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Disaster Struck/Morning After inspired photo-shoot

Had this idea for awhile now, I still have about 4 face charts to put on faces but this idea was too fun to push back any longer.

From a mixture of different make-up looks I have seen and then the new campaign photo for Illamasqua Once, this was the result of those all combined.

Unfortunately I’m still my own photographer, I like taking shots but with a set & lighting and a proper photographer I’m sure these would have more of an impact but I’m happy with the end result.

Always a pleasure to have Becky as a model.

Dick Smith 1922-2014

Can we just take a moment to appreciate this man’s talent. Even if you are not big into the world of make-up and have no idea who he is, there is a very high chance that you have seen his work.

Tv shows to the big screen movies. Way out/ Dark Shadows/ The Godfather/ The Exorcist/ Taxi Driver/ Little Big Man.

This gifted man, trained the likes of Ve Neill (who is a huge inspiration of mine in the SFX world) 

In 2012, he was awarded a Honorary Academy Award for his lifetime contribution to make-up.

May he Rest in Peace. He will forever live on in the lives of those he taught and those aspiring to be as great as him.

My favourite lip gloss of the moment.
Urban Decay Naked 'Walk of Shame'
In looking for a subtle nude lip gloss but one that gave a touch of colour and blended well with most lipsticks, I found this gem!
I was going for the slightly darker shade of 'Nooner' until I tested out 'Walk of Shame'
Highly recommended. Personally I give it 4/5 as a lip gloss. It gives a great shine, blends well with any lipstick, adds a nice, sweet subtle shade on naked lips, lasts relatively well but I do get this tingly sensation on first application.

YSL Fusion Ink Foundation.

YSL says that its new Fusion Ink Foundation lasts for 24 hours, uses NASA-inspired technology and has already garnered a waiting list of over 12,000 beauty fanatics.

24hours? I suppose this would be the foundation for a serious trip across the world if you are on the go that long.

Cara Delevingne being the face of the campaign makes a lot more sense than just her being the model of the moment haha.

From my own research into reviews on this product, it is possibly that those with oilier skin types may enjoy this foundation a lot more as it stays matte for a long time and doesn’t need retouching.

Set to launch August 10th in stores and with a waiting list of a supposed 12,000, any YSL counter is sure to be hopping.

More from the Autumn/Winter 2014 Couture Beauty.

-Valentino: Pat McGrath used clever contouring and highlighting to give models a youthful, illuminated look. Brows were groomed neatly with lashes coated in subtle brown mascara.

-Giorgio Armani; Linda Cantello created a monochrome beauty look with extended smoky eyes. Skin was made to look lighter than natural tone with strong filled in brows. Lips were stained a sheer red.

-Chanel; The focus of Tom Pecheux for Chanel was a multi-toned metallic eye, extended with a cat-like flick with matt skin, strong groomed brows and pale pink lips.

Christian Louboutin branches into beauty

The first beauty product to be unveiled is a glossy, long-lasting and chip-resistant nail lacquer in the very same shade of red as the soles of every pair of Louboutin shoes.

September, you are set to see the launch of 30 more shades varying from nudes to black to pops of colour, along with base and top coats.

Nothing short of sheer style and perfection with Louboutin, a single bottle is reported to cost £36.

It&#8217;s all you need
Coming up to my next Birthday and being asked what would I like as a gift has made me think. I never know what to say to that question, when I think about it, I always end up with the conclusion that I don&#8217;t want anything.
There&#8217;s obviously things I want like clothes, more make-up, shoes etc etc but I don&#8217;t really need them. I&#8217;m not going to go into things about how there&#8217;s so many people in this world without the privilege of getting asked what they want; but that is important to think about and always makes me think how I might be having a bad day but there&#8217;s so many that would love to trade places with me.
So this Birthday, I&#8217;m really just grateful for the family and friends and loved ones I have around me no matter what the situation. That love and support is what brings you through any obstacle. I&#8217;m lucky to say I have a great set of friends that I wouldn&#8217;t trade for anything. No matter how big the distance may be between family members there is always that bound, that banter and that love.
Never take your loved ones for granted. If you are in good health with a roof over your head, never take your situation for granted.
-A Happy Summer to all my followers.

It’s all you need

Coming up to my next Birthday and being asked what would I like as a gift has made me think. I never know what to say to that question, when I think about it, I always end up with the conclusion that I don’t want anything.

There’s obviously things I want like clothes, more make-up, shoes etc etc but I don’t really need them. I’m not going to go into things about how there’s so many people in this world without the privilege of getting asked what they want; but that is important to think about and always makes me think how I might be having a bad day but there’s so many that would love to trade places with me.

So this Birthday, I’m really just grateful for the family and friends and loved ones I have around me no matter what the situation. That love and support is what brings you through any obstacle. I’m lucky to say I have a great set of friends that I wouldn’t trade for anything. No matter how big the distance may be between family members there is always that bound, that banter and that love.

Never take your loved ones for granted. If you are in good health with a roof over your head, never take your situation for granted.

-A Happy Summer to all my followers.

This weekend&#8217;s make-up inspiration is all about the winged eyeliner :)
That Hair
Those eyes
The Jacket
Gucci Fall 2014