Karla Powell Make-up Artist

 Pop Art Workshop with Karla Powell Agenda


1. Introduction- This is a chance for Karla to introduce herself, including her skills, make-up history, make-up experiences and her role as a freelance make-up artist and brand Ambassador for Crownbrush. It will also be a chance to introduce yourselves as well as ask Karla any questions about herself or the industry.

2. Karla’s Kit- Take an exclusive peek into what Karla keeps in her make-up kit. She will be sharing her favourite products and essentials for all aspiring make-up artists as well as her must-haves.

3. Demonstration- This is when the magic happens! You will be taught a vast range of techniques by Karla who will be all spilling her secrets in this intimate group session. Some of these techniques include:

  • Flawless skin (and creating a perfect white base)
  • Eyebrow blocking
  • Perfecting neat lines
  • How to master blending
  • How to work with texture, layering, glitter and 2D POP Art effects!
  • Working with face paints and different mediums

4. Practical session- This is the exciting bit! You now get to practice and let your imagination run free as you create your own look with all the different techniques you have learnt.

5. Showcase- A chance for students to show off their work and to share their POP ART Inspirations.

6. Special Surprise Guest- An internationally recognised photographer whose work has appeared editorially in luxury and specialist publications, and for prolific clients within the fashion Industry. His photography was recently selected to be part of Vogue Italia’s “A Glimpse at Photo Vogue”. Learn tips on how photographers work closely with make-up artists. You will also witness a mini photoshoot of the final POP Art make-up look created in the demonstration. Final images of the mini photoshoot will be revealed after the workshop! You will be part of that experience!

7. Final Q&A and Shop- A final chance to ask any questions before heading down to ‘The Facepainting ’Shop’ to purchase discounted products!


Places are very limited with over 50% bookings already been taken, you will be booked on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis.

Email contact@karlamakeup.co.uk  to book your place on the course.

You will then be contacted by a member of the team for a 50% non-refundable deposit (£175) which must be paid within 24 hours of booking.

Your place on the course will be confirmed once your deposit has been received.

Once you have been confirmed you will be contacted with all the information you will need including a full itinerary, terms & conditions and details for further payment.

Payment will be accepted by Paypal and Direct Deposit and the full amount must be paid within 14 days prior the workshop.

I look forward to hearing from you! 



For more information on the course, including prices >click here<

Behind the Scenes in Paris – My Painted Lady.

I had an amazing weekend working away in France for Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion Series project where I had the chance to work with some amazing designer pieces and hats which were styled perfectly on the day with my Parisian Painted Lady make-up look.

The inspiration for the make-up look I created was based on the concept of a lady who haunts the streets of Paris and was burnt alive in 1940s (All will be revealed when the final images are out) This resulted in me creating a living canvas of a painted lady using just paints and make-up to give a 2D illusion- something I am loving doing at the moment after my Pop Art make-up look, and the response I got from my followers on this look was amazing, especially after people still couldn’t guess if my models eyes were open or close. I can confirm the eyes were painted on over her eyelids. And trust me no make-up in the world can keep these eyes from not smudging so my beautiful model Tess did have to keep her eyes closed most of the time in Paris in the 30 degrees of heat in the street of Paris too! She was such a trooper.

The team behind this shoot also made it extra special on this weekend especially as I was surrounded by likeminded creatives who inspire me to believe in my dreams (Luke Invites along photographers to come and experience the project so they can learn from him) and I also love that the photographers capture the weekend with their fantastic talented photography skills. All the above pictures were took by photographer Peter Alberti, I love every single picture he took. It was so hard for me to pick just 10 pictures for this blog post, however I will upload them all on my Facebook Fan page soon.

I also had two make-up artists who applied to assist me that got to experience this weekend too which were a pleasure to bring them into this project and teaching them some of my skills. I am looking forward to opening it up for more new assistants soon to come to the next one.

Keep a look out for my behind the scene video coming on my YouTube channel soon and of course the final images that will be published in Razor Red Magazine.



Behind the scenes of my ‘Parisian Painted Make-up’ look in Paris. 

Here are a few behind the scene images I took of my painted make-up look with my nails shown there too ;) I created it in Paris for Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion Series. This was look 2 I created was on day two of the shoot! Far from the subtle look I created the day before(which I can’t releases any images till the designers collection comes out) .

Keep a look out for a full behind the scene pictures,videos then release of the images ready for publication in Razor Red Magazine soon!



Finally something I can share you will all #love I did today! A close up of one of the #makeup looks before hair &amp; #styling I created at the @thelukewoodford #abandoned #fashion shoot in #Paris on @tessdimos&#160;! Inspired by &#8216;Parisian #painted lady&#8217; 😊 Can&#8217;t wait till you see the final looks and the shots Luke got!!! #makeup #facepainting #karlapowellmua #creativemakeup #paintedeyes #lashes

Finally something I can share you will all #love I did today! A close up of one of the #makeup looks before hair & #styling I created at the @thelukewoodford #abandoned #fashion shoot in #Paris on @tessdimos ! Inspired by ‘Parisian #painted lady’ 😊 Can’t wait till you see the final looks and the shots Luke got!!! #makeup #facepainting #karlapowellmua #creativemakeup #paintedeyes #lashes

Make-up Test for Paris - Look 2

I am off to France tomorrow doing hair, make-up and nails for photographer Luke Woodford’s next Abandoned Fashion Project. This time we are shooting in Paris. With an amazing team, including other creatives in my industry who have the chance to assist me and Luke and to experience one of Luke’s Abandoned Projects take place. Two make-up artists who applied to assist me will also be coming along that I ran on my blog not long ago where you had to the chance to come along (In which I had over 100 people apply)!

The above make-up look I practiced on myself last night for one of the make-up looks I will be creating on Sunday. Me and Luke have been planning the mood boards, concept and designers we will be working with over the last few weeks. The inspiration for the make-up look is ‘Parisian Painted Lady’, who haunts the streets of Paris and was burnt alive in 1940s. I guess all will be revealed when the final images are released.

When Luke told me about the concept I wanted to create an illusion of the model looking like a painting, and I knew with face paints, the right placement of shading and highlights I could create a painted look with just make-up. I would say after I created my Pop Art look it inspired me to believe in my ability as a make-up artist to create anything you really put your mind too, especially as I get all the amazing encouragement of my followers who also believe in my work.  My main make-up inspiration for this look comes from a super talented artist Alex Meade. She creates illusions of people as paintings! Check out her work on Facebook! 

Products Used To Create This ‘Painted Look’:

Supertar Facepaints

Crownbrush Eyebrow Palette

Golden Rose Eyeliner in Black 

Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk 

Illamasqua Precison Ink in Scribe 

Lime Crime Uniliner in Rhyme 

Sugar Pill Tako Eyeshadow

MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo

Lime Crime Stiletto Lipstick

We Are Faux lashes in style ‘Dulcet’

Annabelles Wig in Josie

Keep a look out for the behind the scene pictures.



NEW Video for you all… How to create glitter body painting using Superstar Aqua Paints in shade Minty and Superstar Gel Glitters in shade Aurora & Gold. I created this quick how-to video after getting lots of requests on how I created the glitter body painting look on my Snow Queen of Sweets photoshoot. I hope it can help you all.



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