Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops- NEW Scotland & Belfast Date Confirmed

Due to high demand I am delighted to announce a new date for the successful Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops. I am proud and overwhelmed that the previous workshops sold out; but fear not here is extra dates for Scotland and a NEW Location… Belfast! 

(50% Payment is due upfront with a remaining balance of 50% 7 days before your chosen workshop location)

Scotland: Friday 3rd October 2014 - Location: The Make-up Lounge in Troon which is a 35 minutes drive from from  Glasgow (£200)

Belfast: Tuesday 4th November 2014- Location: Make Up Pro Store in Belfast, BT1 1DL (£200)

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 karla_powell@hotmail.com

*Payment will be accepted by Paypal. If you wish to pay via BACS please email karla_powell@hotmail.com where the payment can be made via email on discussion, 

Karla

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*Behind the scene images by Hannah Jowett & Karla Powell 

My Hair Transformation…

Going back many years ago when I was 16 I started wearing hair extensions to bulk out my thin frizzy hair. The moment I felt instant results and the transformation it gave to my locks I was hooked! It made my hair appear longer, straighter, thicker and healthier. Everything I was trying to achieve with my own hair, but in the end I was causing irreparable damage.

 My first set of hair extensions were professionally applied by a safe pair of hands, and are well maintained by myself which ensured no damage to my natural hair through the years. 12 years on I am still hooked to extensions. In fact many of my friends and family believe I am addicted to them. As the years have gone on I have realised I wasn’t alone in being addicted to them. Celebrities have an obsession with hair extensions as well, and I think you’d be surprised to find out how many actually wear them! Working with celebrities the last few years in my line of make-up artistry opened a huge door to me seeing that all female celebrities wore extensions for events, photo-shoots and to achieve instant results to thicker luscious hair that some hairdressers can’t achieve in a small amount of time on set. It was a great insight to me for getting my hands on the best quality hair and the best method for applying hair extensions to make my hair look natural as possible without any damage. 

To keep my hair in the best condition I always have regular breaks from hair extensions , so after a few weeks break (Which I found very difficult) I decided to have my extensions in again using my regular hairdresser Seaane who always sews in my weaves extensions which I find gives me the best finish, using the best quality hair extensions on the market. After many years of buying cheap extensions I realised I have to spend that little bit extra to ensure the hair extensions don’t get tangled.

I wanted to share in a blog post today what hair extensions I use to my followers if you are deciding to have a hair makeover with extensions…

I always long for thick hair. My hairdresser advised to buy three bundles of Bespoke Brazilian Weft wave hair extensions from Trade Hair Hub which is ideal for a full head of hair. It’s completely natural and chemical free, unprocessed and pure, and in its healthiest state. 

The loose wave hair style gives me a dynamic, soft look making my hair appear as natural as possible. It comes in straight, wavy and curly texture. The colour ranges from Jet black to light brown (all natural colours). It is silky, soft and does not tangle or shed easily and always blends well with other hair texture. When I was training in wig making this was a chosen type of hair for wig making. It’s super easy to style and maintain, as well as being straightened to achieve a silky straight texture, and will always revert back to its Wavy state once wet. My hairdresser has even coloured it to blonde over it in the past with no damage made, it can be used time and time again! 

If sew in weaves is not for you, you can also attach clips, micro loop rings and glue for other extension types. Hair extensions will still allow your natural hair to grow. With tape hair extensions, there is no damage to your real hair, so it’s a good alternative to do while waiting for your natural hair to recover from a bad haircut, split ends, a bad dye job or whatever other problem arises. 

Hair extensions can come across as unimportant for many women, however hair extensions really make a difference in my life, making me feel more confident about myself and makes me feel good when attending jobs, events or going out for a nice meal with the girls. I will continue to wear my extensions proud. Just like make-up , hair extensions can instantly give you a boost of confidence needed to face the day ahead. 

Finally before I went for new hair extensions I applied my SOS organic oil treatment by Old Wives Tails (Only £13.99) which is a completely chemical free and 100% natural hair treatment making it very gentle and kind on my hair and scalp. By treating my hair prior to hair extensions it ensures the oil treatment strengthens, thickens and nourishes my natural hair making my hair the perfect natural remedy for dry, damaged, broken and brittle tresses. Made with certified organic ingredients only, paraben free, sulcate free, gluten free, vegan & vegetarian friendly with no animal testing. 

Do you wear hair extensions? If not would you ever consider hair extensions?

Karla

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Vampire Kiss!

This week I had the pleasure to host an Illamasqua event alongside make-up artist Patrick Baston at Illamasqua’s Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square counter where I demonstrated an Avant Garde’ look VS Paddy’s look ‘Ready to Wear’ look using Illamasqua products in similar colours. We went for red and black tones! After all Halloween will soon be here and I couldn’t wait to start designing looks based around  Halloween themes. The inspiration of my above look came from popular Vampire stories and I decided to name my model ‘Selene’. She is the moon goddess who technically isn’t a vampire, she is considered by legend to be the mother of all modern vampires. It’s her beautiful Ombre Vampire Kiss that turns her victims into vampires. 

A huge thanks to Illamasqua and Paddy for inviting me along to take part in this evening and to everyone involved in making this event amazing, including my followers who attended and supported me.

Make-up Design: Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Model: Susie Powell

Hair: Seaane Chin-hoyte

Event Photography: Lauren Jo Kelly 

Dress: Fabryan London

 

I am now excited to turn this look into a professional photo-shoot ready to be revealed and published this Halloween. Keep a look out for the images this October.

Karla

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*All Illamasqua products used to create the above make-up look. 

Your wedding day is the time to be in the spotlight, so don’t let your make-up overwhelm your natural beauty. But if you want a bit of oomph, a matte blue red lip is gorgeous for a fall or summer wedding. 

Wedding make-up is something I don’t normally carry out however for family & friends I get such pleasure making them feel & look wonderful for their big day. Jemma has been my lip model for many years now so I felt honoured to be asked to do her wedding make-up! I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to pull of the matte vintage red lip on their wedding day.

My wedding make-up essentials:

Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Mattifier 
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Temptu 2.0 Bridal Kit (using a mixture of natural foundation tones, blushers and bronzers from the Airpod system)
Laura Mercier concealer
Mac lustre drops
Temptu 053 highlighter 
Jane Iredale powder
MAC Painterly paint pot 
Peaches make-up loose pigment in peaches cream 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow palette
Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet applied with Karla Cosmetics lip brushes 
Ben Nye eyeshadows 
Origins mascara

Karla
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Your wedding day is the time to be in the spotlight, so don’t let your make-up overwhelm your natural beauty. But if you want a bit of oomph, a matte blue red lip is gorgeous for a fall or summer wedding.

Wedding make-up is something I don’t normally carry out however for family & friends I get such pleasure making them feel & look wonderful for their big day. Jemma has been my lip model for many years now so I felt honoured to be asked to do her wedding make-up! I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to pull of the matte vintage red lip on their wedding day.

My wedding make-up essentials:

Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Mattifier
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Temptu 2.0 Bridal Kit (using a mixture of natural foundation tones, blushers and bronzers from the Airpod system)
Laura Mercier concealer
Mac lustre drops
Temptu 053 highlighter
Jane Iredale powder
MAC Painterly paint pot
Peaches make-up loose pigment in peaches cream
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow palette
Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet applied with Karla Cosmetics lip brushes
Ben Nye eyeshadows
Origins mascara

Karla
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Behind the scenes at Magnum’s 25th Birthday campaign photo-shoot. Watch me celebrate their 25th Birthday by creating the White Chocolate inspired look using some of my favourite kit make-up essentials. 

To see more images head to this >link<

Enjoy watching me create chocolate inspired looks! Yummy…

Karla

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My NEW Karla Cosmetics Lip brush Set! 

Inspired by my personal frustration with the lack of correctly-shaped lip brushes on the market, My Lip Brush Set is a collection of three synthetic lip brushes designed specially for professional creative work with glosses, pigments, creams and stains.

The brushes are set in a hand-formed matte wooden handle with silver metal ferrule, emblazoned with Karla’s silver logo and coding.

The set arrives encased in a Karla-branded pink and black case. Each brush is created with vegan-friendly, 100% synthetic Taklon fibre, chosen for its unrivalled superiority when working with both wet and dry cosmetic formulas. These brushes are also really useful for creating perfect brows, precision gel eyeliner and more defined lines when creating make-up looks on the face. 

KL1: The Filling Brush. A traditional lip brush with a rounded tip and firm point, designed to enable even application of all lip products, with precision focus for rapidly filling the lips. The bevelled shape allows for accurate lining of the lips without compromising on coverage.

KL2: The Precision Brush. A softer, more absorbent brush which produces an even, thin and perfectly straight line when defining the lips; eliminating the need for a lip pencil. The flat angle is designed to line the lips before filling with the KL1 brush.

KL3: The Cupid ’s bow Brush. This sharply-angled brush works to neatly trace the Cupid ’s bow, defining the lip shape and creating a fuller pout, whilst preventing product from bleeding onto the skin.

Caring for your Karla Lip Brushes:

Synthetic cosmetic brushes should always be cleaned every-other day, as use with wet products can create bacteria build-up. Any alcohol-based brush cleaner will break down grease residue in lip products. Always wash immediately after using a highly-pigmented product. Take care not to soak the brush handles, and to keep the ferrule dry.

Available on:
www.beautychamber.co.uk (Shipping Worldwide)
www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk (Shipping Europe) at £25.00.

Have you bought yourself a set of Karla Lip Brushes yet?

Karla

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Make-up Atelier Paris Florescent Pigments

These are intensely rich vibrant matte powders in the finest pure pigment, available in eight neon shades (£15.50 each).
One of the most exciting things about these powders is the fact they are UV responsive which all shades will react and glow with black UV light! Great for a night event where there UV lights or maybe a UV photo-shoot?
The florescent pigment can be applied wet or dry to the skin using a synthetic brush and look great for neon lip looks or neon eye looks. They also look amazing on the cheeks for a daring creative look! The pure pigment powder may stain the skin so I do suggest using base foundation or primer to protect the skin. 
Which shade is your favourite?
Karla
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Kiko Limited Edition Life in Rio Summer Collection Exotic Shine Lipsticks 

Kiko is one of my favourite affordable make-up brands at the moment. The collections are so beautifully designed and every detail is thought about when developing each product.   

This collection was inspired by the colourful street life in Rio, which imitates the vibrant bold street life Rio is famous for. 

Out of the entire collection my favourite piece had to be the Exotic Shine Lipsticks in shades 04 & 02 which smell like tropical fruits! All the lipstick have a soft creamy texture, great colour pay off for this Summer lip trends and when applied to the lips with a lip brush they leave a subtle satin finish.  They give you the perfect juicy summer lip look for sure.

Don’t you just love the stunning gold packaging? 

The exotic shine lipsticks are available in six shades, only £8.50 each. Check out the beautiful collection on www.kikocosmetics.co.uk .

Karla

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After an amazing time in New York it was time to reflect on what a special 10 days it has been. It has always been an ambition to work in America and to do it with Karla Cosmetics so early on was a massive honor.

 

I have so many people to thank! Firstly I would like to thank Temptu who provided the most amazing setting for my Lip Art & Creative workshop. Nothing was too much and they made us feel so welcome and they took great care of us. To finally get to see the show room was amazing, full of products that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on. Many thanks also to my main make-up sponsorships: Eldora False Lashes, Treasure House of Make-up, Victoria Loves Beauty, Sparkly Nails, Eye Kandy Cosmetics. 

 

I also wanted to thank all of my followers, not just in America but around the world. Your support and messages mean the world to me and you have given me a platform to be able to live my dreams everyday. 

 

In September I return to New York launch my range out there at Kenig & Alcone. We will be running an amazing competition as well to celebrate the launch! (Hint… You will need a Karla Chart to enter this amazing give away!!)

 

I have also recently released some new UK & Glasgow Workshop dates. The Lip Art classes will be running at;

 

London: July 5th 2014 11.00am – 5.00pm

 Midlands: July 26th 11.00am – 5.00pm

Manchester: August 9th 2014 11.00am – 5.00pm

Scotland : October 1st 2014 11.00am - 5pm

 

 

You can see a reviews of my workshop here and get an insight into the day!

http://www.amy-loves.co.uk/beauty-2/meeting-international-make-artist/

http://www.victoria-thomas.co.uk/karla-powells-lip-art-workshop/

http://eyespybeauty.co.uk/2014/03/27/karla-powell-lip-art-workshop/

http://andreasmake-upartistry.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/karla-powell-lipart-workshop-review.html

Karla

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It has been an exciting week preparing for my workshop at Temptu and also going to a number of meetings with potential stockists for my Karla Cosmetics products.

 

I have been truly humbled by the response and the way in which the people in New York have helped, guided and believed in the dream. I cannot thank the people of America enough for their amazing feedback and response to my products.

 

I am so excited to announce my products will be available in New York later this year at Kenig & Alcone, 538 6th Avenue, New York. The owner Ricky Kenig has vast experience in the make up industry, owning 20 + make up shops throughout NYC. You may be familiar with the Rickys stores across New York? Kenig & Alcone is where the pro’s shop in New York.

 

Ricky is a truly inspirational guy and I cannot wait for my products to be available at this amazing store.

 

Since launching Karla Cosmetics there has been huge interest from my American followers and I wanted them to be able to see and hold my products. New York is only one destination but I hope that this is the start of something special and what better place is there to launch than the greatest City in the world!

 

I want to thank you all for this amazing opportunity, without my followers this trip wouldn’t be possible. You have helped my dreams come true. I also want to thank a very special lady, Sasha Badillo whom I have worked with closely to set up my workshop and also helped set up meetings with Ricky.

 

Keep an eye out for a very special competition coming soon.  

Karla

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