Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Karla Cosmetics Brushes…

Here is my new video showing my new Karla Cosmetics lip brush set. These are due to go on sale very soon! Watch for a sneak preview of the brushes in action and how to use them when creating the perfect lips. 

COMING JUNE 2014!

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Checking I have all my Crownbrush make-up brush supplies ready for my IMATS demonstartions ! For sure it will be full of the Syntho Range!
I am looking forward to adding this addition to my collection! The SS002 Syntho deluxe angle! Perfect for cream contouring and watercolour blush application!
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Checking I have all my Crownbrush make-up brush supplies ready for my IMATS demonstartions ! For sure it will be full of the Syntho Range!

I am looking forward to adding this addition to my collection! The SS002 Syntho deluxe angle! Perfect for cream contouring and watercolour blush application!

Karla

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Have you tried Crown brushes NEW seven Syntho brushes yet? I am in love with them &keep using them this week on my make-up jobs …

www.crownbrush.co.uk

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Have you tried Crown brushes NEW seven Syntho brushes yet? I am in love with them &keep using them this week on my make-up jobs …

www.crownbrush.co.uk

Karla
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‘Tales of Creativity’ Illustration 4. 
My next addition of my Charity project ‘Tales of Creativity’ designed & created by Carly Watts taking in your amazing stories you email us, we came up with this one. ’Ropes or Chains that hold you down’
To read more on this charity and to submit your stories click >here<

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‘Tales of Creativity’ Illustration 4. 

My next addition of my Charity project ‘Tales of Creativity’ designed & created by Carly Watts taking in your amazing stories you email us, we came up with this one. ’Ropes or Chains that hold you down

To read more on this charity and to submit your stories click >here<

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More Make-up Images for Choulachou London NEW SS13 Lookbook!

“Be fun, be creative, be quirky, be funky, be daring, be stubborn, BE YOURSELF!” Choulachou.

Key Products used to create the look:

Skincare:

Bioderma Sebium H20

Simple- Kind to eyes soothing eyebalm, Skin Moisturise Boost Hydro Mist

Origins- Mega Bright Serum, Super Spot Remover(amazing for removing spots on models quick on shoots) 

Key Tools:

Crownbrush Infinity Series-

*C451

*C454

*C456

& Syntho Series-

*SS021

*SS020

*HD 7pc 613 Set

Base:

*Origins Plantscription

*Kryolan HD Micro Foundations

*MAC Powder blush in Harmony

*Benefit High Beam

*Make-up Forever HD Micro Finish Powder

*Crownbrush Blusher Palette 

Eyes:

*Crownbrush Professional 88 01 Matte Palette

*Bourjois Kohl & Contour pencil in Ultra Black

*Kryolan Black Cream Liner

*Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette 

*Eylure False Lashes 116

*Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Lips:

*The Neat Kit Lips

*MAC Lip Pencil in Spice

Nails:

*Deporah Lippmann in Careless Whisper

Check out Choulachou London’s amazing new website with more images from the shoot here: http://choulachou.com/ 

Karla


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The Team:

Photographer: Ryan Handy Photography

Make-up & Nails: Karla Powell

Model: Anya Barker @ Storm Model Management

Stylist: Natalie Read

Hair Stylist: Seaane Chin-hoyte

Stylist Assistant: Becky Joiner-O’Riordan

Shot @ Adrian Pini Studio

I Love my PP08 Pink Fan Badger brush from Crownbrush. A fan brush is one of the most practical makeup tool essentials in my kit.
Here are some top ways I use my Fan Brush:
Mistake eraser-
If your powdered makeup products (especially eye shadow) are leaving flecks behind, a light swipe of the fan brush can easily wipe away the excess.
Blusher/bronzer-
 If you want just a sheer touch of blush or bronzer on your cheeks, a fan brush will enable you to create a softer look. In turn, use the brush&#8217;s flat shape to assist in contouring where needed.

One thing about owning pink brushes in your make-up kit is, you can always find them in the bottom of your make-up brush bag ;) 

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I Love my PP08 Pink Fan Badger brush from Crownbrush. A fan brush is one of the most practical makeup tool essentials in my kit.

Here are some top ways I use my Fan Brush:

Mistake eraser-

If your powdered makeup products (especially eye shadow) are leaving flecks behind, a light swipe of the fan brush can easily wipe away the excess.

Blusher/bronzer-

 If you want just a sheer touch of blush or bronzer on your cheeks, a fan brush will enable you to create a softer look. In turn, use the brush’s flat shape to assist in contouring where needed.

One thing about owning pink brushes in your make-up kit is, you can always find them in the bottom of your make-up brush bag ;) 

Karla

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I am in love with my Crownbrush 504 Studio Set! It’s such an amazing starter set for make-up artist’s starting to build up their make-up brush collection. I am particularly in love with the C250-0 eyeliner brush in the set. The fine detail I can create with this brush is un-real! The best thing about this set it’s only £34.49 ! Bargain…

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In Love&#8230;.
Crownbrush UK Duo Fibre brush in style C406 LG Duo Face

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In Love….

Crownbrush UK Duo Fibre brush in style C406 LG Duo Face

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My Favourite Make-up Brushes in my Professional Make-up Kit

Whether I am aspiring make-up artists on my social media platforms or teaching a master class, one of the questions I am most often asked is “Which brushes are best and what are your favourite make-up brushes in your kit?” The answer is not nearly as simple as the question, since there are many factors that must be considered, however I am hoping today’s blog post can answer some of the questions I get frequently asked.

The type of bristles you need within your kits depends on the medium you are working with. Natural bristles work best with powder products and synthetic bristles with oil, cream and some powder based products. Powder works well for camera work, as it doesn’t melt or shine and reflect. Therefore, most of the brushes in a media make-up artist’s kit should be made with natural bristles. 

Quality, not quantity, is the rule in my kit (even though I am guilty taking nearly all my brushes  ‘JUST’ in case) A general guideline is to look for high quality brushes created for a specific use. Most of my brushes are dense, with a silky texture and a tapered, rounded shape. Make-up brushes are a very essential part of any make-up routine. Having a good brush set is important because poor brushes can damage the quality of your make-up application. As a professional artist I wouldn’t paint a canvass with just any brush, it’s important to make sure that you have clean, soft brushes available for your daily make-up routine as well as being professional. Finally the true qualities of a great brush are the comfort of the brush in the hand and the amount of control you have with application. You need to go through a lot of trial and error to find what works for you; what feels good in your hands and what makes product application easier so even though I am sharing what I love it might not be a brush suitable for you!

Here are some of my top make-up brushes I tend to use on all my jobs:

*Illamasqua Angled Brush

*Crown Brush 613 7pc HD Set

*MUA Cosmetics E7 & F6

* Sigma Synthetic Kabuki Brush Set 

*Sigma Synthetic Precision Set

*MAC Short 130 duo fibre brush

*MAC Small 188 duo fibre face brush

*Kryolan Premium Filbert Brushes 

*Illusion Magazine Body painting brushes

*Finally some a variety of painting brushes from Art Shops


My top tip when buying make-up brushes:

Make sure you buy more than one of your favourite makeup brushes. You never know when a staple brush in your kit is going to get discontinued. Also, for someone like myself, who works fashion week and shoots, it’s convenient to carry more than one brush on hand when working on multiple faces or if one brush gets dirty and you don’t have time to clean it on a tight schedule.

Karla


My New Top 5 Favourite Illamasqua Products I am using…

Pure Pigment in ‘Berber’

This loose new pigment is fun and so versatile… Basically you can use this anywhere, even to create a body painting effect! I have used this product to create a beautiful striking eye look, and it was the sparkle in the product that caught my eye! This also looks great on camera as the pigments are so strong.

Lipstick in ‘Atomic’

I am just IN LOVE with this…. Who wouldn’t be for those up coming winter party nights and also Halloween baby! Omg I can’t wait to show you all my Halloween looks I will be creating on myself.

Cream Pigment in ‘Hollow’

If anyone has worked with me recently they know I can not LIVE without this product. Looks great on paler looks, but it’s the perfect subtle colour to contour the face on any skin tones. I use my Illamasqua blending ‘brush 2’ to apply under the cheekbones, sides of the nose and under the jaw line.

Highlighter Brush

Again like all Illamasqua make-up brushes they are so versatile and such high quality, I am actually not afraid that these brushes will break on me or not perform.  I use it currently for foundation or as a highlighter brush.

Intense Lipgloss in ‘Absorb’

Intense- meaning god damn highly pigmented….. You Need!!! :)

Anyways guys if you have not tried their products before you are truly missing out….

http://www.illamasqua.com/

Karla

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