Karla Powell Make-up Artist

My Make-up Work for Rock Beauty London 

Nail, lip and eye wraps are the new way to adorn fingers, toes, lips and eyes. Forget nail polish, lipstick the best way to decorate your digits are by rocking some designer Rock Beauty products. I have been using Rock Beauty few a few years now so I was thrilled when I was booked to do the make-up for the NEW upcoming range, which I will reveal soon with an amazing Giveaway on what NEW Eye Rocks and what I used to create these looks.

Products I used to create the above Eye Looks (The Eye Rocks I used will be revealed once they are available to buy)

Pastel Explosion:

Crownbrush Professional 88 Palette

Superstar Face Paints

Eldora Lashes in H128

Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black

SugarPill Heart Breaker Palette

Lime Crime Lipstick in shade COUNTESSA FLOURESCENT

Blue Jeans:

Crownbrush Professional 88 Palette

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe

Superstar face paints in shades Slyvia & Baby Blue

Anastasia Brow Pro Palette

Neon Gloss:

Superstar Face Paint in White

Superstar UV Pink Grease Paint

Sugarpill Eyeshadow in Tako

Kryolan HD Cream liner in Snow

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe

Anastasia Brow Pro Palette

Gold Smoke Leaf:

Crownbrush Smoke It Out Palette

Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black

Anastasia Brow Pro Palette

The NEW Eye Rocks will soon be available on www.rockbeautylondon.com

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Make-up: Karla Powell

Photography: Jayesh Pankhania

Model: Stacey Hannant

Retoucher: High Def Retouching 

Behind The Scenes Creating Glossy 1920s Make-up

Having the chance to work in Lille, France for photographer Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion series project once again with an amazing creative team was such a pleasure and ever so inspiring for me.  I also love the fact that I had the chance once again to bring along make-up assistants to experience the project too and learn from me and the team involved.

One thing I was asked about this look was ‘How do you get glossy Eyes & What products do you use?’ Using the MAC Cosmetics gloss creme brillance as clear gloss—on eyelids, placed on top of NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Pencil in shade Bronze.Place it directly in the middle of the lid, and blend it up to the crease, staying away from the corners. Prep the under-eye with Illamasqua Skin Base Lift concealer to keep the gloss from migrating.

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Behind the scene images took by Peter Alberti & Francesca Page

NEW Video! High Fashion Smoky Eyes…

DuoMoon Media filmed me creating this 1920s inspired hair and make-up look in France for photography Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion Series shoot. I added my own twist with the look and made the eyes super glossy! This shoot is called ‘Lillian’s Ghost’ working with dresses by Kevin Freeman (Renaissance Couture). 

Keep a look out for  new blog post with full behind the scene images and what products I used to create high fashion glossy eyes.

Karla

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My Illamasqua Back to Roots Make-up & Hair Competition Entry Look from a different view!

I was lucky to have a talented photography friend Estelle Jones taking pictures of me creating my make-up, hair and nail look for the Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards on the day Saturday at BAFTAs. 

I created a NEW Blog Post the other day on how I got into the competition, what I had to do on the day of the competition and what was the theme for the day to help me come up with my inspiration of my ‘Back to Roots’ make-up and hair look!You can read more >here< as well as voting for me! Your voted ends this Monday 

Thank you to all those that have voted so far! 

Karla

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Eye Contacts: MesmerEyeZ Sclera

Nails: Nailed It

Nail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann Lady is a Tramp

Wig: Annabelles Wigs 

Head Piece: Adrienne Honie

Maybelline’s NEW BROWdrama Brow Mascara…


With brows being a huge hit this year and people being more daring with their brows Maybelline have created this sculpting gel mascara with a brush designed to contour the perfect brow! Available on the high street for only £4.99 now.

Maybelline BROWdrama’s 360° ball brush allows you to catch and cover every hair. You just simply brush the mascara through the brows in light upward strokes. This is designed for those on the go or can’t create even neat groomed brows with an eyebrow brush on themselves.

For hygiene reasons as a makeup artist I couldn’t use BROWdrama on models! Unless I was to wash the wand each time I used it. Maybe someone will invent a disposable wand like this?

It comes in 3 shades, Dark Blond, Medium Brown and Dark Brown. Or go BIG and take a risk and go a shade darker than your natural colour.

Would you use it?

Karla
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Behind the Scenes…  My ‘Gold Fleck’ Hair and Make-up look created in Paris!

 

I can now finally reveal behind the scene images of the second make-up and hair look I created in Paris for photographer Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion Series working with designer Arjan B. We couldn’t reveal any of these image due to the designers collection coming out in September. 

Luke has called this look ‘Lyoness’ which was took in the most beautiful location and abandoned building I have been to! Once again I walked away from this trip feeling inspired and blessed to do what I do with such talented people. I am looking forward to seeing all the final images from this photoshoot. 

The Team: 

Photographer: Luke Woodford 
Model: Tess Tess Georgia Dimos ( Model )
Hair and Make-Up: Karla Powell Make-up Artist
Designer: Arjan B www.arjanb.co.uk
Assistants: Jon Hammond, Peter Alberti, Estelle Jones, Lauren Thatcher, Estelle Jones, Chantelle Parks, Scott Reeves, Amy Wilson, Hannah Jowett, Roisin Kinch, Dave Edwards.

 

Products Used:

Base:

*Illamasqua Skin Base

*Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

*Lush Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in shade Confident (Cheeks)

*Seventeen eye dazzle eye shadow in Star Crossed (highlight)

*Daniel Sandler 'On the Loose' Powder

Eyes:

*Golden Rose Smoky Eye Effect Pencil 

*Golden Rose Style Liner in Black & Black

*Crownbrush 88 Metal Madness Palette

*H&M Liquid Eyeshadow in Gold 

*We Are Faux Lash base in Rubia- I then Customised them and added a gold fleck design to them.

*Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Lips:

*Kryolan Eyeshadow Variety Palette 

Hair:

*Annabelles Wigs hair extensions. I pre plaited different colour hair extensions and created this greek style hair look styled with Tresemme Freeze Hold Hairspray

 

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Images took by Peter Alberti & Hannah Rose 

Behind the scenes at ‘Miss Ocean’ Photoshoot (Luke Woodford Photography Workshops)

It’s always a pleasure to work with photographer Luke Woodford and to be asked to do the make-up and hair at his first ever photography workshops held at The Loft Lounge in Eastbourne which was brilliant, as I got to work on my favourite model- Tess Dimos and of course have Luke take beautiful images of my work, with other photographers on the course being able to take images of my look and Tess wearing Joanne Fleming dresses. Which I am looking forward to seeing what images the photographers and Luke took from the photoshoot which was held on location by a sea. 

I had some amazing feedback the weekend when I uploaded the practice pictures of this look,and the behind the scene images of the look I took from my phone on the day, so I wanted to blog about the products I used after so many of you asked:

Base:

*Illamasqua Skin Base

*Illamasqua Skin Base Lift

*Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Peaked

*Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette

*MAC Cosmetics Mineralizing Powder

Eyes:

*Crownbrush Smoke it Out Palette

*Benefit They’re Real Mascara

*Golden Rose Style liner in Black & Black

*Eldora lashes in style H126

*Stargazer Pearl Eyeshadow Palette

Lips:

MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo

MAC Cosmetics Lipliner in shade Redd. 

NYX Cosmetics Mega Gloss in shades- Plush Red, Perfect Red 

Look out for the final image :)

Karla

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Speckled Eyes & Two-Toned Lips


I always love to experiment, create and get familiar with products before any makeup jobs to ensure I know exactly what I am doing and I am not wasting time on the day! So my face becomes my practice canvas.

Most of the time the looks and colours slightly change to adjust to the model on the day.

I am looking forward to seeing how tomorrow photoshoot turns out! Keep a look out for behind the scene pictures and the final images all coming soon.


Karla
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Playing with Pastel Makeup!

I had amazing news last week that the nail wrap brand ‘Nail Rock’ asked me to work on their next campaign shots for their new ranges of Eye Rocks & Nail Rock designs! Especially as I always admire their images and find them so inspiring - such as the close up eye and lip shots!

As usual I practiced the makeup on myself alongside the brief they gave me! ‘Pastel’ inspired! I created this look using a range of Superstar Face Paints, Illamasqua Cream Eyeshadows, Matte Eyeshadows from the Crownbrush 88 (01) Palette and my OCC lip tars.

I can’t wait to see my work on their next products and in store.

I guess dreams do come true!

Karla
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Behind the Scenes Nearly finished in Make-up of my Model for the Lucus Launch Campaign photoshoot&#8230;.
 
This picture shows off my strong flicked eyeliner look I created with my Golden Rose Style Liner in Black &amp; Black (The inspiration had an element of  the Illuminati Symbol on the right eye- The All-Seeing eye! ) 
I was so lucky to have photographers capturing behind the scene images of my work. Many times fashion campaigns never capture the make-up up so close. So thanks to Peter Alberti taking this picture for me.

Karla
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Behind the Scenes Nearly finished in Make-up of my Model for the Lucus Launch Campaign photoshoot….

 

This picture shows off my strong flicked eyeliner look I created with my Golden Rose Style Liner in Black & Black (The inspiration had an element of  the Illuminati Symbol on the right eye- The All-Seeing eye! ) 

I was so lucky to have photographers capturing behind the scene images of my work. Many times fashion campaigns never capture the make-up up so close. So thanks to Peter Alberti taking this picture for me.

Karla

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