I am loving Concrete Minerals Pro Matte Pigments…
Straight Up, first reaction to their pigments was … WOW! I mean look at that blue!
Beautiful pigmented little pots of powder that isn’t chalky and really easy to blend so even beginners working with loose pigments would have no issues working with these. They pack on really easy with a good paddle brush, and if you apply them to a primer and / or sticky base they are going to be even more magical on the eyes making the pigment pop even more! There is a bit of fall out with them like any loose pigment, but a simple tap off of the excess before you apply and your fall out problem is solved.
One of the hardest things to find in the makeup world in my opinion are amazing matte pigments & I have found a love with Concrete Minerals for the perfect matte pigment. And finally they are being debuted in the UK as they were only available in the US & wanted my hands on them after lots of bloggers were talking about them. These shade ‘BulletProof’-Blue & ‘Wicked’ -Grey-purple I got from www.cutecosmetics.co.uk at £6.00 each.
The label was launched in 2009 and is known for its highly pigmented products that don’t cause any harm to the skin. All of their products are free from fragrances, parabens, artificial flavours, nano-particles, bismuth oxychloride and talc – it doesn’t get much better than that, really!
I can’t wait to use them on upcoming make-up jobs.
My finger nails are having a party today with my NEW Models Own Hed Kandi Polish in shade ‘Sunset Chillout’…
Behind the scenes to continue Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion Series in the UK on the beautiful Sara Grabek …
After our little trip in Belgium to shoot with designer Malgorzata Dudek we continue the series of images in this time in the UK at a beautiful abandoned building, it was super sunny and a more calmer location to work at, the Belgium shoot we had to climb hills in the bad weather and all sorts!
To keep with the theme of the concept and using the same beautiful clothes I kept the make up & hair exactly the same however I changed the eyes bringing more detail and drama with fine feather lines and dots, what was good about re creating this look is how I can improve it from last time- better products to make it look more whiter, more durable products and how I can make the makeup complement the clothes better. I really do prefer this makeup look from the first look I created.
This concept has now ended and will be in a 10 page spread and make front cover for a magazine that sells in Selfridges and Harrods. I can’t wait to reveal the final images and see them in print. I am now off to The Lake District with Luke Woodford in a few weeks time for a new concept and new shoot for another magazine so I am starting to plan for that now.
Did you prefer this look or the one I did before?
Behind the scenes hair & makeup I did for today’s Abandoned Fashion Series photoshoot for Luke Woodford’s project.
This will be in a 10 page story & front cover! Magazine to be revealed soon ;)
Here it is! A behind the scene picture close up of the #makeup look I did for today’s Abandoned fashion series photoshoot for Luke Woodford’s project on beautiful Sara Grabek. I can’t wait for the final images to go into print now.
Finally finished practicing my high fashion feathered eye look on myself tonight ready for tomorrow’s photo-shoot with Luke Woodford for his Abandoned Fashion Series project continued from Belgium!
*Kryolan Shimmering Vision palette & Cream liner in Snow
*Inglot gel eyeliner in No.76
*NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
*Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Tako
*We are Faux Lashes
*Dior Style Liner in Shade 094
*Golden Rose Style Liner in shade 14
*Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe
*Lime Crime Uniliner in Lunar Sea
Why I Love Diamond DX Paints…
Diamond FX Face Paint is based in the Netherlands, and they are famous for their line of colours and ideal consistency for layering and blending when applying the paints for body/face painting looks as well as eye work and lip work which I have discovered when experimenting with them that’s why I fell in love with their range.
For those that work with face paints The Diamond FX Face Paint range they have normal colours to metallic colours that are very opaque and shimmery, great for line work! If you haven’t tried their rainbow cakes before, Diamond FX has a great selection of small and large cakes to add beautiful blended colours and speed with every brush stroke.
Diamond FX Neon Face & Body Paints will have your makeup designs looking like a work of art! The range of fluorescent colours come alive under nightclub UV lights due to the pigmentation being so strong! So if you are after a pink this bright (This is Shade: Pink from www.dauphines.co.uk ) I recommend purchasing! They simply activate by adding water… You need to get the consistency right for flawless application so make sure you practice and use synthetic brushes to apply to the skin.
Diamond FX paints can be purchased in the UK from www.dauphines.co.uk or www.thefacepaintingshop.com
Another Sneaky Behind the scenes picture from my Pop Art Inspired photoshoot! This one was in the process of the make-up look being finished and with the wig still to be added!
I can’t wait to finally reveal the full makeup look & final edited images this week and then to demonstrate it at IMATS on the Crownbrush stand!
NEW MAC Cosmetic Pro Palette in action…
Check out my full blog review on the palettes >here<