Karla Powell Make-up Artist
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A NEW Lip Art image for my make-up portfolio that I demonstrated and created at my London Lip Art workshop inspired by my Colour Run Lip Art series.
Make-up: Karla Powell Model: Jemma Jade Saare  Photographer : Peter Alberti  Retoucher : High Def Retouching
Thanks to my team that make my lip art workshops so special & to my students that inspire me on each workshop they attend. I am looking forward to touring the UK and the USA in September 2014 to teach my Lip Art skills & techniques.
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A NEW Lip Art image for my make-up portfolio that I demonstrated and created at my London Lip Art workshop inspired by my Colour Run Lip Art series.

Make-up: Karla Powell
Model: Jemma Jade Saare
Photographer : Peter Alberti
Retoucher : High Def Retouching

Thanks to my team that make my lip art workshops so special & to my students that inspire me on each workshop they attend. I am looking forward to touring the UK and the USA in September 2014 to teach my Lip Art skills & techniques.

Karla
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Katie Price Sexy Photo-Shoot Behind The Scenes

What a fab few days it’s been working with the beautiful Katie Price! Yesterday’s photo-shoot was fun, girly and sexy. The shoot was for new images which will be revealed soon. Katie went for a¬†natural extension-free hair in all its glory carried out by the talented¬†¬†Seaane Chin-Hoyte,¬†pretty pink lips with highlighted summer skin and we ended the shoot with a daring red lip!¬†

Many of Katie’s fans and my followers wanted to know more about what products I had used after revealing yesterdays behind the scene images. Take a look at the list below to see some of the make-up products used to achieve the above looks on Katie.

Skin Care: 

* Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Remover

* Benefit Porefessional 

* Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

* Elethea Youth Capture Serum 

Base:

* Vichy Ultra Corrective Foundation 

* Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4

* Temptu S/B Highlighter in Shade Champagne Shimmer

* MAC Blushers in Shade Sincere, Peaches, Pinch Me

* Daniel Sandler Water Colour Blush in Trip

* MAC Mineralizing Powder in Light & Medium Deep

* Kiko Rock Attraction Bronzer

Eyes:

* Sleek I-Divine Ultra Matt V2

* YSL Mascara Volume Effect

* Ben Nye Essential Eyeshadow Palette(For Brows)

* Golden Rose Style Liner in Black & Black

* MAC Lashes in style 48

Lips:

* LUSH Cosmetics Lip Balm in Lip Service

* The Neat Kit Lip Palette

* OCC Lip Tar in Pretty Boy & Narcissus

* Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet

* MAC Lip Liner in Shade Spice

Karla

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Lip Art Workshops with Karla Powell 

After the success of my Colour Run & Broken Glass Lip Art series my followers were calling out for me to teach them my Lip Art techniques! Before Christmas I carried out my first ever exclusive Lip Art workshop, (I only wanted a few students on the course to make it an intimate) It turned out to be a great success, leading to more dates lined up for my next Lip Art workshop!

Many of my followers have asked to attend my Lip Art workshops, so I am delighted to announce I will now will be touring UK and I have plans in the pipeline to visit America (All dates will be revealed soon). 

Thanks to my amazing team, Grace Coole-Green (Make-up Assistant) , Jemma Jade Saare (Lip Model) for helping me on the day which took place at the Artrix Theatre in Bromsgrove. Finally thanks to Deborah Slewood for all the awesome pictures she captured on the day. I am looking forward to putting these images into my Lip Art portfolio and I hope to see you soon at one of my workshops!

Finally a huge thanks to the following brands for Sponsorship of the workshop, your support is massively appreciated.

Eldora False Eyelashes

LUSH Cosmetics

Victoria Loves Beauty

Nubar Professional Uk

Treasure House of Makeup

Illamasqua

Daniel Sandler Cosmetics 

Eye Kandy Cosmetics

Cocktail Cosmetics - www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk

CutECOsmetics

Simple Skincare

Rock Beauty

Sparkly Nails 

To find out more details of my next lip art workshops please email: contact@karlamakeup.co.uk 

Karla


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Perfect Skin with Kryolan’s NEW Highlighter- Illusion. 

Highlighters in my make-up kit are my key products to change any beauty looks. If of course applied correctly, it gives you that glowing look where people can’t place what’s different, just that you look amazing in life and on camera.

When you’re choosing a highlighter you have to think about skin tone; sallow skin, pink toned highlighters are going to stick out, pale skin pink tones are perfect. The goal when applying highlighter is to get a reflective dewy look that makes you look like you have youthful, healthy skin. If the product you are using gives your skin a slight sheen you’ve got it right, if you look covered in glitter  try again.

There are three main areas you should apply highlighter: the cheekbones and temples, the eyes, and the Cupid’s bow. If you apply your foundation with your favourite foundation brush, I always use that same brush to apply highlighter on the cheekbones. The product remaining on your brush will help with the blending process. I have many different highlighting products in kit- from cream,powder and liquid forma, and many from Kryolan such as Glamour Glow, Glamour Sparks and Shimmering Event Foundation where I sometimes mix in with my Illamasqua Skin base for an all over dewy skin effect on fashion photo-shoots. 

Illusion, is a lightweight and versatile gloss highlighting cream in a golden shade tone suiting most skin tones, which has a long-lasting smooth finish with a supple non- greasy or oily residue finish. Illusion in Velvet gives a beautiful luminous glow without the skin looking shiny when photographed.  Illusion can be easily applied and blended onto the skin using a brush, fingers or a sponge.

Illusion in shade Velvet, £15.75 can be purchased at Kryolan’s London store, Charles Fox, Covent Garden, and other outlets across the UK. Please visit www.kryolan.com for stockist details.

Many more colours will be available soon. 

Which is your favourite highlighter in your make-up kit?

Karla

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2013 Going Into 2014- Dreams, Goals, Mistakes and Lessons Learnt
Do you ever see signs that you need to move forward – to go towards your dreams? In 2013 I achieved many of my dreams and progressed in my make-up world… My dreams were to work with new talented creative artists creating inspiring collaborations, for my make-up work to be published in more established magazines, to improve my make-up portfolio to a higher standard and to launch Karla Cosmetics. Everyone has a dream and a dream means different things to different people. 
Dreams I believe are- ‘pictures of promise.’ Dreams are ‘portraits of the future.’ They are simply sketches of our imagination. Some people believe that dreams are their own exclusive conception. They reject the idea that they could be a well known published make-up artist in a top New York Fashion week show. Whichever side of the divide you might be, nothing is exhilarating as achieving your dreams. That’s when the ‘pictures of promise’ become reality. And even though my goals were small in 2013, I achieved every single one of them albeit a ‘bumpy process.’ Having a dream is one thing; achieving the dream is another! Your attitude and reaction to the ‘bumpy process’ is a test of how strong is your desire to achieve your dreams.

The last few years I have been working hard to get into this industry, however I have learnt this year to believe in all of my dreams, goals and ambitions more than ever. . If you really want it then you have to believe. Believe in your dream and believe in yourself and you’ll make it!

Towards the end of the year I made a mistake in my career. It is never easy to admit you have made a mistake. Recognising your error and taking responsibility means you can learn from it. As soon as you start blaming other people, you distance yourself from any possible lesson. But if you stand up and honestly say “This is my mistake and I am responsible” the possibilities for learning will move towards you.
“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character”Dale Turner 

So in 2014 progress for me won’t be a straight line for sure but I will keep learning, which will encourage more successes than failures, and the mistakes I make along the way will help me get to where you want to go in my career.


January 2013

Becoming Brand Ambassador for Crownbrush UK. 
February 2013

Working with NYC (New York Color) for online make-up tutorials
March 2013

Working on the Abandoned Fashion Series around Europe. Our work has now been published in many publications this year. My favourite was International Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine- Urban Coco. 
April 2013

I was given the opportunity and chance to visit the Superstar Face Painting factory in Belgium. After discovering Superstar face paints at the end of 2012 and falling in love with their unique formulas when creating my make-up looks, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the factory to learn how they make their face paints. Check out my blog post >here< when I visited the factory in April.
May 2013

Is it a drawing or is it make-up? That is the question I want people to ask when they see my Pop Art Inspired Make-up look I created back in April… I wanted to create an illusion and inspire others. It was an amazing feeling to also see so many people be inspired by my Pop Art work this year and re-create it. 

Continuing the Abandoned Fashion Series Project in The Lake District- ‘Monster’; published in Dark Beauty Magazine …

Creating make-up and hair for Fierce Angel NEW Album cover. 
June 2013



A dream come true for me. Demonstrating at IMATS London. 
July 2013




Working in Paris to continue the Abandoned Fashion Series. My Painted Lady was published in Hong Kong Magazine, Razor Red. 

To continue my Lip Art Make-up portfolio I created my Broken Glass Lip Series. 
August 2013

Rise of the Golden Princess,



Creating close up make-up looks for Rock Beauty’s new season eye and nail rock designs. 

Mine and Ryan Handy’s Pastel series published on FaceON Magazine (Official) front cover. What makes this edition so special is that it’s the first time FACEON Magazine was available in 1,600 UK Stores including WHSmith and The Martin McColl Group for their 12th Edition.
September 2013


At this point of the year I was so proud that my make-up work made different front covers! I was so honoured that Scratch magazine used my Pop Art make-up work front cover of their September issue. 

My Pop Art make-up work being used for IMATS 2014 Student Competition Battle of The Brushes Art work. A proud moment for me when I go to IMATS this year. 

The launch of Karla Cosmetics.
October 2013

Winning the llamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Award 2013- Professional Category. Congratulations to the other winners! I am so thankful and over whelmed about winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards competition from this day. A challenging experience I will never forget. 
November 2013

After the success of my Pop Art Make-up creation which made front cover of Scratch Magazine & me doing a live demonstration of the look at IMATS London my followers called out for me to teach my Pop Art skills at my first ever exclusive workshop.


After winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards I was kindly asked by Illamasqua to do a live make-up demonstration of my Blizzard Disco look in their Beak Street store window Thursday evening using their new 'Envy' Christmas Collection 2013, where my followers and shoppers had the chance to watch me at work using the new products.
December 2013


To see my make-up work front cover on the Urban Coco stand at Clothes Show Live, demonstrate the look and to have the chance to sell my Karla Charts was an over whelming feeling where I couldn’t help but feel so proud what I have achieved this year. This was a great end to 2013.

My goals for 2014 are to push myself to the limits with my freelance make-up work, working with new inspiring creatives to better and improve my make-up portfolio (which I challenge myself to this goal each year) and to achieve my small goals in making Karla Cosmetics a success in 2014.

Thank you to everyone who believes in my dreams and supports me.
“Surround yourself with people who believe in you.”

Karla 
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2013 Going Into 2014- Dreams, Goals, Mistakes and Lessons Learnt

Do you ever see signs that you need to move forward ‚Äď to go towards your dreams? In 2013 I achieved many of my dreams and progressed in my make-up world‚Ķ My dreams were to work with new talented creative artists creating inspiring collaborations, for my make-up work to be published in more established magazines, to improve my make-up portfolio to a higher standard and to launch Karla Cosmetics. Everyone has a dream and a dream means different things to different people.¬†

Dreams I believe are- ‚Äėpictures of promise.‚Äô Dreams are ‚Äėportraits of the future.‚Äô They are simply sketches of our imagination. Some people believe that dreams are their own exclusive conception. They reject the idea that they could be a well known published make-up artist in a top New York Fashion week show. Whichever side of the divide you might be, nothing is exhilarating as achieving your dreams. That‚Äôs when the ‚Äėpictures of promise‚Äô become reality. And even though my goals were small in 2013, I achieved every single one of them albeit a ‚Äėbumpy process.‚Äô Having a dream is one thing; achieving the dream is another! Your attitude and reaction to the ‚Äėbumpy process‚Äô is a test of how strong is your desire to achieve your dreams.

The last few years I have been working hard to get into this industry, however I have learnt this year to believe in all of my dreams, goals and ambitions more than ever. . If you really want it then you have to believe. Believe in your dream and believe in yourself and you’ll make it!

Towards the end of the year I made a mistake in my career. It is never easy to admit you have made a mistake. Recognising your error and taking responsibility means you can learn from it.¬†As soon as you start blaming other people, you distance yourself from any possible lesson. But if you stand up and honestly say ‚ÄúThis is my mistake and I am responsible‚ÄĚ the possibilities for learning will move towards you.

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character
Dale Turner 

So in 2014 progress for me won’t be a straight line for sure but I will keep learning, which will encourage more successes than failures, and the mistakes I make along the way will help me get to where you want to go in my career.

January 2013

Becoming Brand Ambassador for Crownbrush UK. 

February 2013

Working with NYC (New York Color) for online make-up tutorials

March 2013

Working on the Abandoned Fashion Series around Europe. Our work has now been published in many publications this year. My favourite was International Fashion and Lifestyle Magazine- Urban Coco. 

April 2013

I was given the opportunity and chance to visit the Superstar Face Painting factory in Belgium. After discovering Superstar face paints at the end of 2012 and falling in love with their unique formulas when creating my make-up looks, I had the amazing opportunity to visit the factory to learn how they make their face paints. Check out my blog post >here< when I visited the factory in April.

May 2013

Is it a drawing or is it make-up? That is the question I want people to ask when they see my Pop Art Inspired Make-up look I created back in April… I wanted to create an illusion and inspire others. It was an amazing feeling to also see so many people be inspired by my Pop Art work this year and re-create it. 

Continuing the Abandoned Fashion Series Project in The Lake District- ‚ÄėMonster’; published in¬†Dark Beauty Magazine¬†‚Ķ

Creating make-up and hair for Fierce Angel NEW Album cover. 

June 2013

A dream come true for me. Demonstrating at IMATS London. 

July 2013

Working in Paris to continue the Abandoned Fashion Series. My Painted Lady was published in Hong Kong Magazine, Razor Red. 

To continue my Lip Art Make-up portfolio I created my Broken Glass Lip Series. 

August 2013

Rise of the Golden Princess,

Creating close up make-up looks for Rock Beauty’s new season eye and nail rock designs.¬†

Mine and Ryan Handy’s Pastel series published on¬†FaceON Magazine¬†(Official) front cover. What makes this edition so special is that it‚Äôs the first time FACEON Magazine was available in 1,600 UK Stores including WHSmith and The Martin McColl Group for their 12th Edition.

September 2013

At this point of the year I was so proud that my make-up work made different front covers! I was so honoured that Scratch magazine used my Pop Art make-up work front cover of their September issue. 

My Pop Art make-up work being used for IMATS 2014 Student Competition Battle of The Brushes Art work. A proud moment for me when I go to IMATS this year.¬†

The launch of Karla Cosmetics.

October 2013

Winning the llamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Award 2013- Professional Category. Congratulations to the other winners! I am so thankful and over whelmed about winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards competition from this day. A challenging experience I will never forget. 

November 2013

After the success of my Pop Art Make-up creation which made front cover of Scratch Magazine & me doing a live demonstration of the look at IMATS London my followers called out for me to teach my Pop Art skills at my first ever exclusive workshop.

After winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards I was kindly asked by Illamasqua to do a live make-up demonstration of my Blizzard Disco look in their Beak Street store window Thursday evening using their new 'Envy' Christmas Collection 2013, where my followers and shoppers had the chance to watch me at work using the new products.

December 2013

To see my make-up work front cover on the Urban Coco stand at Clothes Show Live, demonstrate the look and to have the chance to sell my Karla Charts was an over whelming feeling where I couldn’t help but feel so proud what I have achieved this year. This was a great end to 2013.

My goals for 2014 are to push myself to the limits with my freelance make-up work, working with new inspiring creatives to better and improve my make-up portfolio (which I challenge myself to this goal each year) and to achieve my small goals in making Karla Cosmetics a success in 2014.

Thank you to everyone who believes in my dreams and supports me.

‚ÄúSurround yourself with people who believe in you.‚ÄĚ

Karla

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Re-creating my Rise of The Golden Princess Make-up Look at Clothes Show Live 2013 

From Luke Woodford‚Äôs popular Abandoned fashion Series we created the Rise of The Golden Princess¬†shoot, which proved to be very popular amongst our followers, which then lead to it being front cover of Urban Coco Magazine’s new Issue 13 special edition being sold at Clothes Show Live 2013. This is one of my favourite make-up looks I have created this year and it was a pleasure to be asked from Laura who owns the magazine to re-create the front cover look live at the Clothes Show.

To see my make-up work front cover on the stand, demonstrate the look and ¬†to have the chance to sell my Karla Charts was an over whelming feeling where I couldn’t help but feel so proud what I have achieved this year. This was a great end to 2013 and I can’t wait to get even more creative in 2014.

Thanks to my amazing team for all their help on the day and to Arjan B for loaning me the most beautiful gold dress to go with my design on the day. 

Karla

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To see what products I used to create this look and my inspiration,  click >here< 

Blizzard Disco Make-up Creation Demonstrated at Illamasqua Beak Street Store

After winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards I was kindly asked by Illamasqua to do a live make-up demonstration in their Beak Street store window Thursday evening using their new 'Envy' Christmas Collection 2013, where my followers and shoppers had the chance to watch me at work using the new products.

After experimenting with their new collection and being inspired by their Blizzard Nail varnish (Full of beautiful subtle sequins) I designed and created this above look, naming it- Blizzard Disco! A twist of Christmas with a hint of glitz and glamour you would see at a Christmas which I brought into the hair, forehead and adding a violet shimmer glitter body paint look to the neck and chest area for that extra shimmering wow factor.

To create the Face make-up look I mainly used the NEW Fatale Eye shadow palette which has four very unique but complimentary shades. They can be worn individually, as well as together on eyes, cheeks and lips.  The eye shadows are extremely soft without any fallout so therefore are multi use.Finally to add Sculpt to my models features the NEW Sculpting Powder Duo set was used. It contains neutral matt Heliopolis for razor-sharp definition, and shimmering champagne Lumos to highlight and illuminate.

Products Used:

Brushes:

Crownbrush 

Base:

Illamasqua Skin base

SugarPill Tako Eye shadow 

Illamasqua Fatale Eye shadow Palette 

Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer 

Eyes:

Kryolan Cine-Wax

Kryolan Spirit Gum

Illamasqua Fatale Eye shadow Palette

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe

Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar & Glitters

Lips:

Illamasqua Fatale Eye shadow palette 

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer 

Body Painting:

Superstar Face paint in shades- Purple, Lilac and Pure Silver

Hobby Craft Glitter 

Hair:

Sequins, Gems from Hobby Craft

Annabelles Wigs 

Many thanks to the following people that helped me with my creation;

Photographer: Peter Alberti

Model: Michaela Ireland 

Wig: Annabelles Wigs

Dress: Joanne Fleming Design

Keep a look out for my tutorial video if this look I did on myself using my new Canon Camera ;) 

Karla

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Blizzard Disco. Playing with makeup ready for my Live Illamasqua Demonstration.

After winning the Illamasqua Distinction In Make-Up Artistry Awards, Illamasqua kindly asked me & other winners to do a live makeup demo with their new Christmas 2013 collection at their Beak Street store in their window whilst the Grazia Carnaby street event happens!

After experimenting with the new makeup collection and designing my look on my Karla Chart I found myself being inspired by the New Blizzard nail varnish which has subtle sequins that catch the light softly just like snow does in the winter. Finally I wanted an element of glam and glitz and this came from a Christmas Disco, so the mosaic mirrors on the makeup design worked so well with this look I was trying to achieve.

I can’t wait to show you all the final images of my look at the event. A full list of products will be shared too to get the look! And… I filmed my first ever tutorial of this look on my new Canon Camera which will edited soon, so you too can create this look before Christmas!

Karla
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Pop Art Workshop with Karla Powell

After the success of my Pop Art Make-up creation which I created this year which made front cover of Scratch Magazine & me doing a live demonstration of the look at IMATS London my followers called out for me to teach my Pop Art skills at my first ever exclusive workshop (I only had a few selective students on the course to make it more intimate) . After the success of this Pop Art workshop I am excited to teach more workshops all inspired by my make-up portfolio. It’s an opportunity to share all my tips and skills when creating my¬†signature¬†looks and letting my followers into my¬†industry¬†secrets.

Thanks to my amazing team Grace Coole-Green (Make-up Assistant) , Seaane Chin-hoyte (Hair Assistant)  for helping me on the day. Huge thanks to guest artist International photographer Luke Woodford for inspiring my students on the day and finally thanks to Peter Alberti for all the awesome pictures capturing the day!

Finally a huge thanks to the following brands for Sponsorship of the workshop:

Eldora False Eyelashes
LUSH Cosmetics
Victoria Loves Beauty
Nubar Professional Uk
Treasure House of Makeup
Illamasqua
Daniel Sandler Cosmetics 
Eye Kandy Cosmetics
Cocktail Cosmetics - www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk
CutECOsmetics
Simple Skincare

To find out more details of my next workshop click >here<

Karla


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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‚ÄĒon 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.

Karla

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Behind the scene images took by Peter Alberti & Francesca Page

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