What is Karla Make-up?
Last Thursday I managed to get around to setting up Karla Cosmetics Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account. Once I announced this to all my followers on my Social Media accounts, these accounts went a little crazy than I expected with a lot of followers overnight, thankfully I have amazing support of my followers who wanted to see what Karla Make-up was about and to find out more so I am grateful for those followers so quickly.
Many of you have sent me some beautiful messages congratulating me and saying you are proud of my success over the years and the achievement of my own brand. I am overwhelmed by many of you actually saying you can’t wait to try Karla Make-up, especially as my products are not even out yet!
After working with a cosmetic line for over a year and now working with a make-up brush company and seeing my followers grow so quickly I realised I have big following of make-up artists and have learn so much about this field. This encouraged me to bring out my first product in December 2012- Karla Chart makeup design sheets which allows professional makeup artists to design a makeup look with actual makeup and catalog the look, printed on thick textured card stock which could be stored in a beautiful leather folder to take on make-up jobs. These sold out very fast over Christmas which actually made me realise that people believe in me as a brand. I decided to stop re stocking and developed them to perfection over the last 6 months.
It has taken a while to find the right card stock and combination of quality print company to produce my face chart pads to the high standard which I would want from such a product and now are printed on thick textured card stock and professionally bound into an artist style pad with tear off pages. The cover of each pad has my favourite snow queen of sweets image from my food inspired beauty shoots personal project and has 35 pages of face charts which are glued at the top to make them easy to tear out, use and store. So this will be my first ever Karla Make-up product to bring out in the next month! Available on Crownbrush UK, Beauty Chamber and Cocktail Cosmetics. (I will announce when the official date is).
Over this time I found myself day dreaming about my own make-up range! Yes a dream…However after thinking about this dream so much I have spent the last few months sourcing the right contacts, brainstorming my brand and what direction I would want my own make-up range to go. They do say if you can dream it, you can achieve it! There is no greater time for me to now begin to live my dreams. I believe my dreams are achievable if I put the effort needed to make it work. Your mind is such that it can only conceive what it can achieve, whatever the dream is your mind believes it can achieve it, but you have to agree with your mind that you can achieve it, so that when you are in agreement you can work together to achieve your dreams. So I decided to start on this dream of my own brand. Yes they are tiny baby steps but with the right support from my friends and family I had to take action. I believe the harder you work the luckier you will become. So I stopped waiting around for things to work out and if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
While many of us decide at some point during the course of our lives that we want to answer our calling, only a few of us actually work on it. By working on it and trulying devoting yourself to the end result you can achieve anything. Many people never act on their decisions I guess. Or they pretend to act on it by putting in a half-assed effort. This is not going to be easy, especially when I am planning on achieving something worthwhile. Achieving your dreams can be a lot of work.But I am ready for it!
My motivation is to develop a make-up collection emerged through conversations through other make-up artists requesting more outrageous colours, stronger pigments and long last products when working on photo shoots. Most people who follow me and my make-up work have come to realise I don’t create any old beauty make-up looks! I am known to create crazy make-up looks, experimenting with colour and creating fun, colourful eye catching make-up looks which has probably got me where I am today. I am especially known for my lip art so I want to bring my first ever lip range collection featuring a brilliant pallet of colours, hues and shades customised to complete every person’s individual style, even a blue and a purple for those being daring or just wanting to create a fun bold make-up look on their models. There will be wearable shades in the range for those that are not make-up artists too. However my range will be focused around make-up artists. With make-up artist’s in mind I am now spending the next 6 months testing, swatching and picking the right shades for the lip range so I will be posting up regular updates on the Karla Cosmetics Social Media platforms and I really do appreciate your feedback on shades I upload. Feedback is only going to make my decisions more realistic and at the end of the day you are the people that will be using my lip range in your make-up kits (Well that is the dream).
So again with little baby steps to create this dream and my new online shop website being built, my packaging designed and me finalising the right shades this could be launched in April 2014! But for now my Face Charts will be available on the websites I mentioned earlier very soon and eventually when my lipstick line launches I will also be selling the face charts on my own shop website too.
Thank you for all your support, I am now looking forward to making this dream a reality.