Karla Powell Make-up Artist

IMATS 2014…

When I think back to IMATS London last weekend I am still lost for words and so overwhelmed by all the support from everyone. 

I thank each and every one of you that came and visited me on the Temptu stand where I was demonstrating the first look from my new ‘Human Emotion’ Series. The series will be based on creative looks inspired by different emotions we as people encounter. The look I demonstrated at IMATS is the ‘Envy’ emotion, which has took many months of planning & preparation and hard work from my amazing team! I can’t wait to create the look again for professional images to add to my portfolio. 

I also want to thank my followers who came to my presentation on the Sunday. I thought I would never have the chance to appear as a speaker at IMATS, so to be asked this year I felt so honoured. I also overcame my fear of being on stage that day (I was a nervous wreck!). However, after seeing many familiar faces and having such amazing support I soon forgot about the nerves and it was the best feeling in the world having the chance to share my tips, tricks and experiences.  

I love make up so much so its such a privilege to be able to work and demonstrate there surrounded by such talent and inspirational people. IMATS 2014 weekend was incredible and I love going as an make-up artist and a fan! My only issue is the weekend goes way too fast, roll on next year! The dream now is to attend all the IMATS around the world!

How was IMATS 2014 for you?

Karla

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Many thanks to:

TEMPTU
Grace Coole-Green 
HairBySeaane
John Davies 
Peter Alberti Photography
Susie Powell 
Emily Williams 
Eldora False Eyelashes
MesmerEyez Coloured Contact Lenses

Westward Bound

Nailed It UK

 

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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Serene VS Sonorous Beauty Photo-shoot 

I loved getting creative with this new beauty photo-shoot. It was a chance for me to do something I haven’t done before with my creative direction and design and make my first ever haute couture head piece inspired by the remarkable couture headpiece designer katsuya kamo.

The start of the look is where she appears Serene- beautifully calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil. Focusing mainly on the high hair and keeping the make-up pale and simple with a few flashes of highlights on the cheekbones and the centre of the lips. The look then moves onto her being Sonorous- where she becomes very impressive, prenticious, and overblown with the main focus on the head piece where I had the chance to emphasise its brilliance and startling details. This way I could minimise the make-up look with no attention-grabbing complexity. Simply focusing on the bold lip tones and stunning white and black head pieces.
Which is your favourite look from my new beauty series? I can’t wait to demonstrate this look at IMATS,London with Temptu on Sunday 29th June 2014.  
Karla
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The Team:
Art Direction, Make-up, Head Piece, Nails: Karla Powell
Photographer & Retoucher: High Def Retouching, Diamond Retouch
Model: Francesca Turner
Hair: Seaane Chin-Hoyte
Karla Nail Charts On Sale Now!
Following on from last year’s cult Karla Chart release, Nail Charts are the latest release from my Karla Cosmetics collection. I am so excited about this release and I can’t wait to see Nail lovers use them to design their looks.
The Karla Nail Chart design sheets are the perfect tool for creating and cataloguing nail art designs. Each sketchbook-style pad houses 35 tear-off sheets of the highest quality, 300gsm gloss board card stock. Ideal for experimenting with nail varnishes and finishes, the sheets work perfectly with all varnishes, maintaining their true colours.
Each page features a minimal hand outline, with ample space for notes and extending the nails if you desire a stiletto nail effect
The cover of each pad features my latest beauty lip series: Broken Glass.
Karla Nail Charts are available in travel-size A5. 
 
Don’t forget to tag me on any of my social media channels when you get your Karla Nail Chart. I can’t wait to see all your designs!
Karla
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🍊Black Tropicana🍊
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 X

🍊Black Tropicana🍊

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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(Source: katie-price-new-look-katie-price-makeup-artist-)

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

From Luke Woodford’s 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< 

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