Karla Powell Make-up Artist

My Favourite Lip Art Products…

Lip Art is taking over my make-up world this year with my Lip Art workshop tours & my new Karla Cosmetics Lip Art brushes launching soon! My followers get to see me create many new creative lip art looks using my favourite lip art products I just cannot live without!

Today’s blog features some of my favourite lip art products I can’t live without in my Lip Make-up Kit:

Coming soon… Karla Cosmetics Lip Art Workshops in Dublin, Glasgow and New York!

Karla

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Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops- NEW Dates Confirmed

Due to high demand I am delighted to announce new dates for the successful Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops. I am proud and overwhelmed that the previous workshops sold out; but fear not here are three extra dates for you. 
London: Saturday 5th July 2014 
Midlands: Saturday 26th July 2014  
Manchester: Saturday 9th August 2014 
I am hoping to announce dates in Dublin, Glasgow & New York very soon! 
About The Workshop
During the workshop you will learn everything from; tips for caring for the lips, selecting the right products, precise application and working with different accessories. I will provide you with all the information and products you need to create amazing lips!
Whether you want to brush up your skills or learn something new, this workshop will guide you and provide you with the expertise and confidence to create amazing lip art looks
 
Once you receive confirmation you will again be contacted with a full itinerary, terms & conditions and details for further payment.
We can’t wait to meet you! To book your space please email contact@karlamakeup.co.uk 
*Payment will be accepted by Paypal and BACS.
Karla


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Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops- NEW Dates Confirmed

Due to high demand I am delighted to announce new dates for the successful Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops. I am proud and overwhelmed that the previous workshops sold out; but fear not here are three extra dates for you.

London: Saturday 5th July 2014 

Midlands: Saturday 26th July 2014  

Manchester: Saturday 9th August 2014

I am hoping to announce dates in Dublin, Glasgow & New York very soon!

About The Workshop

During the workshop you will learn everything from; tips for caring for the lips, selecting the right products, precise application and working with different accessories. I will provide you with all the information and products you need to create amazing lips!

Whether you want to brush up your skills or learn something new, this workshop will guide you and provide you with the expertise and confidence to create amazing lip art looks

 

Once you receive confirmation you will again be contacted with a full itinerary, terms & conditions and details for further payment.

We can’t wait to meet you! To book your space please email contact@karlamakeup.co.uk 

*Payment will be accepted by Paypal and BACS.

Karla

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The Little Mermaid Inspired Make-up & Hair for Rochelle Humes Disney Themed Birthday Party

The Saturdays stunner Rochelle Humes threw her ‘Disney’ themed birthday bash on Saturday 30th March 2014. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to design a fun, creative make-up and hair look inspired by The Little Mermaid on Georgina Dorsett (Rochelle’s best friends) for the party. I had complete creative control when working on Georgina which resulted in me using lots of glitter, gems and sequins! 

Many thanks to Annabelles Wigs who provided me with one of their stunning red wigs.

Karla

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'Some Girls Are Just Born With Glitter In Their Veins'

I had so much fun teaching Glitter make-up skills & techniques at The School of Make-up based in Manchester, the school I will be teaching at over the next year.

Givenchy models brought a whole new meaning to radiant skin at Paris Fashion Week this year with their faces covered in Swarovski crystals & sequins! Created by my favourite make-up artist Pat McGrath.
(Apparently it took over 40 pairs of hands and 12 hours to create the design!)

I was so inspired by Pat McGrath design I took elements of the Givenchy look and re created my own glitter version with a galaxy optical illusion effect. I wanted it to look like the models skin was taken away and replaced with glitter. The SOM students & myself had so much fun with all that glitter, I am not too sure the model enjoyed washing all that glitter off at the end of the day though!

Keep a look out for more glitter creations I will be creating this year…

Karla
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🍊Black Tropicana🍊
A NEW Lip Art image for my make-up portfolio that I demonstrated and created at my London Lip Art workshop inspired by my Colour Run Lip Art series.
Make-up: Karla Powell Model: Jemma Jade Saare  Photographer : Peter Alberti  Retoucher : High Def Retouching
Thanks to my team that make my lip art workshops so special & to my students that inspire me on each workshop they attend. I am looking forward to touring the UK and the USA in September 2014 to teach my Lip Art skills & techniques.
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🍊Black Tropicana🍊

A NEW Lip Art image for my make-up portfolio that I demonstrated and created at my London Lip Art workshop inspired by my Colour Run Lip Art series.

Make-up: Karla Powell
Model: Jemma Jade Saare
Photographer : Peter Alberti
Retoucher : High Def Retouching

Thanks to my team that make my lip art workshops so special & to my students that inspire me on each workshop they attend. I am looking forward to touring the UK and the USA in September 2014 to teach my Lip Art skills & techniques.

Karla
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Katie Price Sexy Photo-Shoot Behind The Scenes

What a fab few days it’s been working with the beautiful Katie Price! Yesterday’s photo-shoot was fun, girly and sexy. The shoot was for new images which will be revealed soon. Katie went for a natural extension-free hair in all its glory carried out by the talented  Seaane Chin-Hoyte, pretty pink lips with highlighted summer skin and we ended the shoot with a daring red lip! 

Many of Katie’s fans and my followers wanted to know more about what products I had used after revealing yesterdays behind the scene images. Take a look at the list below to see some of the make-up products used to achieve the above looks on Katie.

Skin Care: 

Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Remover

Benefit Porefessional 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

Elethea Youth Capture Serum 

Base:

Vichy Ultra Corrective Foundation 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4

Temptu S/B Highlighter in Shade Champagne Shimmer

MAC Blushers in Shade Sincere, Peaches, Pinch Me

Daniel Sandler Water Colour Blush in Trip

MAC Mineralizing Powder in Light & Medium Deep

Kiko Rock Attraction Bronzer

Eyes:

Sleek I-Divine Ultra Matt V2

YSL Mascara Volume Effect

Ben Nye Essential Eyeshadow Palette(For Brows)

Golden Rose Style Liner in Black & Black

MAC Lashes in style 48

Lips:

* LUSH Cosmetics Lip Balm in Lip Service

* The Neat Kit Lip Palette

* OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy & Narcissus

* Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet

MAC Lip Liner in Shade Spice

Karla

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(Source: katie-price-new-look-katie-price-makeup-artist-)

New Year, new colour trends. I have put together a list of the most desirable make-up palettes from major to lesser-known brands that you’ll be wanting to stash away in your handbag between work and dinner parties. It’s all about colour, colour, colour. Read on and see which one suits you perfectly.
 Christian Dior 3 Colour Smokey Palette in Sand
 This trio of sandy to chocolate brown colours comes in 3 different textures as well as 3 shades to play with. It makes creating a smoky eye practically foolproof. The size is perfect to slip into a handbag so don’t even worry about juggling several pots around with you.
 Urban Decay Naked Palette 3
After their groundbreaking Naked 1 and Naked 2, Urban Decay has once again sets standards for wearable make up with the Naked 3 palette. The concept of this one is rose gold, with their standout shade being a matte black colour with shimmering plum glitter.
 NARS Narcissist Palette
If you have a thing for punchy neutrals, look no further. It combines 30 of NARS most successful all-time shades, both from the singles and duo collections, and run from the most inky blacks and midnight blues, to the lightest and sheerest shades of dusty pink you could possibly want to do a sophisticated neutral look. This is a perfect gift for a bride-to-be as it has everything necessary in a bridal eyeshadow palette. Take a look at Wedding Site for indispensable advice on bridal beauty.
 Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette Poetica
This edgy eyeshadow palette from the Rock Chick Queen runs from rich royal purple all the way to bright blistering oranges. It’s not a palette for the colour shy, only the brave may enter here. It’s very versatile and fantastic for creating party and high-fashion looks. Check out the fantastic tutorial videos from the woman herself on YouTube.
 YSL Pure Chromatic Number 12 Arctic Night
Yes, this selection is based on silver colours, but tone can be just as exciting as hue. This collection of 1 matte gray and 3 metallic silver and black with subtle pops of blue and green is a stunning palette that makes a monochrome outfit shine. This particular line is famous for the technology which allows for water to “activate” the shadows and make them even more vibrant than they already are in the well. This is top of the list for our wish list in 2014–we just hope we can get one before they sell-out.
 There is something for everyone on this list, so you have no excuse not to get stuck in and start experimenting with all sorts of colours, textures and references in 2014. Which product is your favourite and why? I think I am going to stick with the last one on the list, YSL 12, as I think it will be indispensable to create every party look in the upcoming year.
Karla
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New Year, new colour trends. I have put together a list of the most desirable make-up palettes from major to lesser-known brands that you’ll be wanting to stash away in your handbag between work and dinner parties. It’s all about colour, colour, colour. Read on and see which one suits you perfectly.

 Christian Dior 3 Colour Smokey Palette in Sand

 This trio of sandy to chocolate brown colours comes in 3 different textures as well as 3 shades to play with. It makes creating a smoky eye practically foolproof. The size is perfect to slip into a handbag so don’t even worry about juggling several pots around with you.

 Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

After their groundbreaking Naked 1 and Naked 2, Urban Decay has once again sets standards for wearable make up with the Naked 3 palette. The concept of this one is rose gold, with their standout shade being a matte black colour with shimmering plum glitter.

 NARS Narcissist Palette

If you have a thing for punchy neutrals, look no further. It combines 30 of NARS most successful all-time shades, both from the singles and duo collections, and run from the most inky blacks and midnight blues, to the lightest and sheerest shades of dusty pink you could possibly want to do a sophisticated neutral look. This is a perfect gift for a bride-to-be as it has everything necessary in a bridal eyeshadow palette. Take a look at Wedding Site for indispensable advice on bridal beauty.

 Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette Poetica

This edgy eyeshadow palette from the Rock Chick Queen runs from rich royal purple all the way to bright blistering oranges. It’s not a palette for the colour shy, only the brave may enter here. It’s very versatile and fantastic for creating party and high-fashion looks. Check out the fantastic tutorial videos from the woman herself on YouTube.

 YSL Pure Chromatic Number 12 Arctic Night

Yes, this selection is based on silver colours, but tone can be just as exciting as hue. This collection of 1 matte gray and 3 metallic silver and black with subtle pops of blue and green is a stunning palette that makes a monochrome outfit shine. This particular line is famous for the technology which allows for water to “activate” the shadows and make them even more vibrant than they already are in the well. This is top of the list for our wish list in 2014–we just hope we can get one before they sell-out.

 There is something for everyone on this list, so you have no excuse not to get stuck in and start experimenting with all sorts of colours, textures and references in 2014. Which product is your favourite and why? I think I am going to stick with the last one on the list, YSL 12, as I think it will be indispensable to create every party look in the upcoming year.

Karla

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Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops, UK- Manchester held at Treasure House of Make-up.


A sneaky look into behind the scenes at my Lip Art workshops. One of many looks I demonstrate to my Lip Art students using some of my favourite brands:

•Illamasqua -www.illamasqua.com

•Golden Rose Cosmetics- www.goldenroseuk.com

•Mehron- www.treasurehouseofmakeup.com

•Superstar Face Paints-www.bphfacepaints.co.uk

•Daniel Sandler - www.danielsandler.com

•www.sparklynails.co.uk

For more information on upcoming Lip Art workshops please email contact@karlamakeup.co.uk


Karla
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Karla Cosmetics Lipstick samples at Karla HQ today!

Coming soon…

Which shade do you love?


Karla
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Magnum 25th Birthday 

For all pleasure seekers & those that love Magnums, it’s time to celebrate! Magnum are celebrating their 25th Birthday! 

How will you be celebrating? Will you be indulging in your favourite Magnum Ice-Cream? Or by looking at the images from the Birthday campaign shoot I was fortunate enough to do the make-up for? Either way I am sure you will be visiting your local shop to pick up your favourite Magnum’s very soon! ;)
White Chocolate Magnum Ice-Cream provided inspiration for this elegant look. Using creamy highlights on the cheeks and a white chocolate winged eye-liner. A subtle glossy pink cheeks and a nude gloss lip, finished perfectly with a pretty eye design using a hand-made Face Lace by Phillis Cohen
There were many creations inspired by the Classic, Almond and White chocolate Ice-Creams.  So keep your ice cream loving eyes out for more images! During the next few months Magnum and I will be posting on social media, revealing more chocolate inspired creations! There will also be plenty more behind the scenes footage and pictures coming your way!
Well Ice Cream and Makeup lovers, I am ready to celebrate, I am off to the freezer to have my favourite, White Chocolate!
Which is your favourite?
Karla
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The Team:
Make-up & Art Direction: Karla Powell
Photographer: Peter Alberti
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