Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Green Pearl Smoky Eye Tutorial

I am excited to accept the position as in House Make-up Artist for VIVO Cosmetics. Pri­mar­ily I will be assisting VIVO Fans how to achieve professional make-up results using VIVO Cosmetics, Step- by- Step make-up guides and inspiring make-up artists to build their make-up kit with an affordable quality make-up brand. I am very excited to be join­ing such a great team and very hon­oured to have this opportunity.
Above is one of many tutorials I will be creating each week on VIVO’s Blog. I am loving the colours blue and green at the moment and loved turning my eyes last week into this seductive green tone, perfect for an evening glam look using VIVO’s Trio Eyeshadow palette in shade Green with Envy. These seductive colours will make you look and feel like an unstoppable goddess. 
Full details how to create the look can be found on VIVO’s blog.

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?



Many thanks to:

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

Westward Bound

Nailed It UK


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.



New Aqua Paints shades from Superstar…

Lately I am using a lot of Superstar Aqua Paints to create my body/face painting and creative eye looks and was super excited to discover they have three new additional shades in the collection so wanted to share them with you as soon as I got them- They are just so beautifully pigmented!

Superstar paint is a very new brand to the UK and is manufactured in Holland. Superstar paints feel so gentle on the skin, and comes in a vibrant range of colours and a great price to match too which are all under £4 depending on the size you get!! The shades I have swatched here are all 16gr size in Flash Green-142, LaLa Land- 237 and Posion green-210 all of which are a matte finish. With an amazing creamy blend of extreme pigment, smooth consistency as soon as you add water to the product they go onto the skin so easy without cracking and flaking and long lasting!

How to use Aqua Colours(for those who have never tried them)?

Aqua colour is a glycerine-based compact make-up, mainly for colour intensive, with the ingredients of superior-quality skin cream. Aqua colour is applicable, and is used for make-up for painting face and body. The application is effortless, with an only slightly moistened make-up sponge or synthetic brush. I love to add MAC Fix + to activate my aqua colours. Aqua colours are also known to be smudge-proof and can be easily removed with soap and water and very child friendly on the skin meaning not many people have reactions to them. Using Aqua colours can take time and practice to get the texture  right before application, however once you  get used to them you can use them to create any looks- even high fashion looks for TV, photography work.

Superstar face and body paints can be purchased from www.thefacepaintingshop.com



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