Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Vampire Kiss!

This week I had the pleasure to host an Illamasqua event alongside make-up artist Patrick Baston at Illamasqua’s Selfridges Manchester Exchange Square counter where I demonstrated an Avant Garde’ look VS Paddy’s look ‘Ready to Wear’ look using Illamasqua products in similar colours. We went for red and black tones! After all Halloween will soon be here and I couldn’t wait to start designing looks based around  Halloween themes. The inspiration of my above look came from popular Vampire stories and I decided to name my model ‘Selene’. She is the moon goddess who technically isn’t a vampire, she is considered by legend to be the mother of all modern vampires. It’s her beautiful Ombre Vampire Kiss that turns her victims into vampires. 

A huge thanks to Illamasqua and Paddy for inviting me along to take part in this evening and to everyone involved in making this event amazing, including my followers who attended and supported me.

Make-up Design: Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Model: Susie Powell

Hair: Seaane Chin-hoyte

Event Photography: Lauren Jo Kelly 

Dress: Fabryan London

 

I am now excited to turn this look into a professional photo-shoot ready to be revealed and published this Halloween. Keep a look out for the images this October.

Karla

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*All Illamasqua products used to create the above make-up look. 

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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Karla Powell Hosts First U.S. Workshops with TEMPTU

Karla Powell’s First-Ever Creative Workshop

Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11.00am-5.00pm

26 West 17th Street- Suite 302 New York, NY, 10011

Price: $250.00

A note from Karla:

“I am delighted to announce I will be bringing my Creative Workshops to New York City this June 2014. After lots of planning and meetings with TEMPTU, I am excited to announce a very special Creative Workshop, which will be hosted at TEMPTU’s beautiful showroom in The Empire State.

I am still overwhelmed with the success of my workshops in the UK, and I would like to thank everyone for their amazing support and feedback. This has allowed me to follow a lifelong dream of doing workshops in New York City.

New York is a very special place to me, it’s where dreams are made of after all! I have had amazing experiences at the New York Fashion weeks I have attended so I am ultra excited to be working with TEMPTU this year. TEMPTU offers the finest make up airbrush system & products around the globe and I am truly honoured to be asked to work alongside them.” 

More About The Workshop

During the workshop, Karla will be revealing her creative secrets.  The techniques you will be learning include:

  • How to properly prepare and care for skin
  • How to select the best products for your look
  • Perfecting Airbrush foundation & colour block techniques
  • Perfect glitter layering with airbrush and free-hand
  • How to work with glitter on the lips
  • How to achieve a 3D Glitter look!
  • ALSO learn how to apply false eye-lashes & create perfect
  • Eyebrow blocking techniques. 

Finally on the day you can take an exclusive peek into what Karla keeps in her Temptu make-up kit, including her favourite creative products! Karla will be sharing her favourite products and essentials for all aspiring make-up artists as well as her must-have Temptu products.

Whether you want to brush up your skills or learn something new, this workshop will guide you and provide you with the expertise and confidence to create high fashion creative looks.

Click here to purchase your ticket here!

Karla

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Playing with Glitter again… 

Teaching my Glitter make-up application techniques at School of Make-up this week. So fun!

Who else loves glitter?

Karla
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Playing with Glitter again… 

Teaching my Glitter make-up application techniques at School of Make-up this week. So fun!

Who else loves glitter?

Karla

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Teaching Creative Eye Designs…

I loved teaching some of my creative techniques and tips last week at School of Make-up. Here are some of my favourite products I love to use when creating high fashion creative eye designs:

Vinchy Dermablend Corrective sticks 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage 

Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Dazzling Gel Liners

Face-Lace

Illamasqua Preision Gel Liner

Lime Crime Fantasy palette in China Doll

KIKO Definition Waterproof Eyeliner

Hobby Craft Adhesive Gems 

Silver Leaf

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pen 

Eldora False Lashes 

Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette

YSL Beauty Mascara Volume Effect 

Karla

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The Little Mermaid Inspired Make-up & Hair for Rochelle Humes Disney Themed Birthday Party

The Saturdays stunner Rochelle Humes threw her ‘Disney’ themed birthday bash on Saturday 30th March 2014. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to design a fun, creative make-up and hair look inspired by The Little Mermaid on Georgina Dorsett (Rochelle’s best friends) for the party. I had complete creative control when working on Georgina which resulted in me using lots of glitter, gems and sequins! 

Many thanks to Annabelles Wigs who provided me with one of their stunning red wigs.

Karla

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'Some Girls Are Just Born With Glitter In Their Veins'

I had so much fun teaching Glitter make-up skills & techniques at The School of Make-up based in Manchester, the school I will be teaching at over the next year.

Givenchy models brought a whole new meaning to radiant skin at Paris Fashion Week this year with their faces covered in Swarovski crystals & sequins! Created by my favourite make-up artist Pat McGrath.
(Apparently it took over 40 pairs of hands and 12 hours to create the design!)

I was so inspired by Pat McGrath design I took elements of the Givenchy look and re created my own glitter version with a galaxy optical illusion effect. I wanted it to look like the models skin was taken away and replaced with glitter. The SOM students & myself had so much fun with all that glitter, I am not too sure the model enjoyed washing all that glitter off at the end of the day though!

Keep a look out for more glitter creations I will be creating this year…

Karla
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Karla Cosmetics Glitter Pills Coming Soon… 
Yes it’s mad! And yes some of you think it’s a genius idea! Well really it’s been done before but it is so much fun for those needing a small amount of glitter for a quick ‘Glitter Fix’ when working on make-up jobs and more! 
Some of you know but this year I have been working hard to develop my Karla Cosmetic range and slowly but surely I am revealing little teasers I am bringing in the range next Summer 2014. It’s also a great way to get all your feedback what you want to see in my range. And after many of you took my online survey for my brand many of you requested GLITTER! 
So I was busy this week making these glitter pills where I posted pictures on my Instagram and many of you sent me messages and asked questions on them as some of you was confused about the concept. So I want to clarify here. 
They are basically like having loose glitter in pots but instead in pill capsules that are securely tightened , they will also come in pots so after use you can dispense the unwanted glitter in the pots provided. They are a quick glitter fix for make-up artists, nail artists and those addicted to glitter. Just purely for fun, NOT edible! Unless you want to have glitter poo, he he.
Are you excited for Karla Glitter!? I am…

Karla
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Karla Cosmetics Glitter Pills Coming Soon… 

Yes it’s mad! And yes some of you think it’s a genius idea! Well really it’s been done before but it is so much fun for those needing a small amount of glitter for a quick ‘Glitter Fix’ when working on make-up jobs and more! 

Some of you know but this year I have been working hard to develop my Karla Cosmetic range and slowly but surely I am revealing little teasers I am bringing in the range next Summer 2014. It’s also a great way to get all your feedback what you want to see in my range. And after many of you took my online survey for my brand many of you requested GLITTER!

So I was busy this week making these glitter pills where I posted pictures on my Instagram and many of you sent me messages and asked questions on them as some of you was confused about the concept. So I want to clarify here. 

They are basically like having loose glitter in pots but instead in pill capsules that are securely tightened , they will also come in pots so after use you can dispense the unwanted glitter in the pots provided. They are a quick glitter fix for make-up artists, nail artists and those addicted to glitter. Just purely for fun, NOT edible! Unless you want to have glitter poo, he he.

Are you excited for Karla Glitter!? I am…

Karla

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

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 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.

I created this Blizzard Disco look on the evening and like all my make-up jobs I prepared for the job by practicing on myself here and decided to film me doing it to show you how I created the look. I hope I inspire you all to create your own Christmas make-up look with Illamasqua NEW Envy Collection. 

Full blog post on all the products I used to create the look and including more pictures can be found on this >link<.

Hope you enjoy it.

Karla

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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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