Karla Powell Make-up Artist

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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NEW Kryolan Lip Stains!

 

As a make-up artist I am always looking for products that are long lasting, pigmented and work well in photography lighting. With Kryolan’s NEW lip stains it offers true staying power in a range of eight shades. Unfortunately I only got hold of two shades but after testing them I most certainly need them all in my make-up kit now.

The two shades I have are the colour you see them in the lip gloss tube! Very intense and pigmented. As soon as you apply the lipstick it has a strong matte colour coverage that doesn’t fade or smudge until you choose to remove it or if you decide to eat and drink loads, but most of the time I will apply lipstick on my models last and after they eaten. I do always ensure I have straws handy so the models can drink on set without ruining my make-up work too. The lip stain colour does dry quickly onto lips and the finish is very similar to Lime Crimes famous Velvetines! Maybe they were inspired by them?

 

Kryolan Lip Stain, complete with applicator brush, has been specifically developed by chemists in Kryolan’s labs to offer powerful water resistance, and endure the longest, most rigorous wear - whilst being smooth to apply and comfortable to wear. It also contains UV-B filters, so ideal for long-lasting outdoor wear or photoshoots.

Kryolan Lip Stain retails at 13.95 and Lipstick Sheer at 16.35. They are available to buy from Kryolan’s London store: Charles Fox, Covent Garden, and other outlets across the UK. Please visit www.kryolan.com for stockist details.

Karla

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NEW Kryolan Lip N’ Cheeks!

Many of you will know I am a big fan of Kryolan so anything new and exciting they bring out I am straight their testing the products, and like always they never disappoint me. Their newest product Lip N’ Cheek is a multi-purpose product available in 11 shades, from beautiful nudes to bolder hues, they all create a soft subtle hint of colour to the cheeks, lips and even eyes!  It is also water resistant, making it ideal for hot days, oilier skin and for waterproof locations when working on set.

Packaged similar to a lip gloss, with an angled applicator for ease of use, you get 10ml of product in each tube which is packaged in their new design and logo- ‘Make-up is a science’. The formula is smooth enough to easily blend using fingers onto the cheek area, yet applies precisely to instantly stain the lip area, I also love to use my Syntho brushes from Crownbrush to apply for a smooth even application, however you only really need to use your fingers as it blends effortlessly without any tools.

My favourite shade out of all these three has to be Lotus! It’s such a beautiful pink girly shade which I think will be one of their best sellers as it pretty much matches most skin tones.

Kryolan Lip N’ Cheek are £16.50 each availbale from Charles Fox. Check out Kryolan’s NEW Website too!

Karla

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My Make-up Entry for Kryolan Official Cover Look Competition! Have you entered?

Kryolan are currently running a competition which is seen on their Facebook page to give one lucky make-up artist the chance to create the cover look for Kryolan’s make up international magazine. The premium glossy publication is produced by Kryolan to inspire make-up artist’s worldwide, featuring breaking news about upcoming trends, products, techniques and artists. Each issue is distributed to 30,000 make-up industry insiders.
With this opportunity we are celebrating individual talent and signature looks. From natural to avant garde, inspiring to thrilling, they want to see and feature the very best of your extraordinary ideas, creative techniques and outstanding looks using Kryolan products; the image must be a beauty look and a close-up shot of the face.

To be in with a chance to have your work featured on the front cover of make up international, published by Kryolan here are the rules:

- An image of a make-up look that best represents your work and style - Kryolan products must have been used to achieve the look.
- The photograph needs to be a close-up of the face and of print quality, so high-resolution, no less than 300 dpi please.
- A paragraph describing the look, your inspirations, techniques you used to achieve it, why you love it and which Kryolan products you have used to achieve it.
- Your contact details, Twitter & Instagram names and your web address (where relevant).
- Please note, that by sending us your work, you are giving us full usage rights to publish the image within and on the front cover of the make up international publication.
- You are responsible for organizing any relevant usage agreements with corresponding photographers, stylists and other third parties involved in creating the shot (NB. they can be credited on request).
- You are also agreeing to allow us to share your shot on Kryolan social networks throughout the competition period. We will not divulge details about your techniques and what products you used etc, but if we do use your picture we will credit you.

Email entries to: competition@kryolan.de - all entries must be received by 15th December 2012. Kryolan directors will decide on the winner and runners up, and they will be informed before 15th.

Good luck to everyone that enters!

Karla
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My Make-up Entry for Kryolan Official Cover Look Competition! Have you entered?

Kryolan are currently running a competition which is seen on their Facebook page to give one lucky make-up artist the chance to create the cover look for Kryolan’s make up international magazine. The premium glossy publication is produced by Kryolan to inspire make-up artist’s worldwide, featuring breaking news about upcoming trends, products, techniques and artists. Each issue is distributed to 30,000 make-up industry insiders.

With this opportunity we are celebrating individual talent and signature looks. From natural to avant garde, inspiring to thrilling, they want to see and feature the very best of your extraordinary ideas, creative techniques and outstanding looks using Kryolan products; the image must be a beauty look and a close-up shot of the face.

To be in with a chance to have your work featured on the front cover of make up international, published by Kryolan here are the rules:

- An image of a make-up look that best represents your work and style - Kryolan products must have been used to achieve the look.

- The photograph needs to be a close-up of the face and of print quality, so high-resolution, no less than 300 dpi please.

- A paragraph describing the look, your inspirations, techniques you used to achieve it, why you love it and which Kryolan products you have used to achieve it.

- Your contact details, Twitter & Instagram names and your web address (where relevant).

- Please note, that by sending us your work, you are giving us full usage rights to publish the image within and on the front cover of the make up international publication.

- You are responsible for organizing any relevant usage agreements with corresponding photographers, stylists and other third parties involved in creating the shot (NB. they can be credited on request).

- You are also agreeing to allow us to share your shot on Kryolan social networks throughout the competition period. We will not divulge details about your techniques and what products you used etc, but if we do use your picture we will credit you.

Email entries to: competition@kryolan.de - all entries must be received by 15th December 2012. Kryolan directors will decide on the winner and runners up, and they will be informed before 15th.

Good luck to everyone that enters!

Karla

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Charles Fox New Look shop in London for - Kryolan London!

Charles Fox have recently worked on their Covent Garden London Store In line with their company rebranding, “Make-up Is A Science” with Kryolan Official.

The store has undertaken an extensive refurbishment to improve their service and facilities, along with innovative products, for all make-up artists and beauty lovers. I have been a huge fan of Charles Fox and Kryolan for many years and is my one stop to purchase all my professional brands- especially Kryolan, so I was super excited to see the new store look so beautiful and I wanted to share it to my followers!

Have you been to the NEW Charles Fox store yet?


Karla

Karla Powell’s Top Tips on Underwater Make-up

 

Due to me recently working away in Egypt on a music video with Violina who have collaborated with Birgit Oigemeel on the music video which was filmed on luxury yacht along the Red Sea Egypt- so this involved lots of heat, water, sweat and many scenes being filmed in and out of the sea. So lucky for me after getting lots of tips of other well-known make-up artists such as Jos Brands and from The Charles Fox team on ‘how to’ to use makeup underwater with the right brands. 

Key Points:

*Keep the make-up strong & bright

*Keep everything well defined

*Contouring and highlighting

*If using false lashes make sure they are natural hair

 

Products for underwater make-up

Prep:

The products I used to prep the skin in Egypt were: Origins A Perfect World™ SPF35 UV Face Protector with White Tea all over the face and then finally applying Origins Sunshine State™ SPF 20 Sunscreen all over the body.

Foundation:

Kryolan Dermacolor DC Camouflage Cream Palettes – which comes in 24 colours in order to contour highlight and match the models skin tones, it’s a highly pigmented foundation which needs to be activated to blend effortless on the skin, I used Kryolan NEW make-up blend and then fixed using Derma Color Fixing Powder and Fixing Spray  it will be waterproof and protects the skin against damaging UV radiation. DC Camouflage could last even under extreme conditions like swimming, heat and physical strain. Dermacolor Camouflage Cream is available in an extensive range of shades and those are intermixable which gives the make-up a natural appearance when applied correctly.

Adding colour: 

My favorite brand and palettes to use is Kryolan and three palettes I did everything I needed out in Egypt were the Metallique metallic pigments, Shimmering Vision palette, Interferenz grease paint palette and the Neat Kit lipstick set and all these are excellent for layering up and can all be used on eyes, cheeks and lips, It stays on and gives excellent colour payoff- Any oil based products won’t move underwater. If you want to use Mascara then do use a waterproof one, however from experience this has been known to smudge so you can eyelash tint before the shoot. Finally a great eyeliner to try for underwater shoot is Make-up Forever AQUA LINER- High Precision Waterproof Eyeliner. Also keep with natural hair false lashes. Sometimes water on synthetic lashes will change the shape of the lashes (think about when your eyes water/cry- Have your false lashes ever changed shape? If you experienced that , then you will know why to keep with natural hair) 

Remover:

Finally to remove greasepaint/waterproof makeup you will need to use and oil based remover to break down and gently dissolve the makeup. I always use Kryolan’s Hydro Makeup remover oil. It is hydrophilic cleansing oil which will remove all cream and grease make-up. Massage into the skin and rinse with warm water, the model can do this in the shower.

Kryolan Official is now based in London Covent Garden in Charles H Fox where you can purchase Kryolan products. *Inspired by Nicola Johnson Waterproof Make-up experience. 

Karla

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Check out this fantastic video filmed by Paul Bates at the NEW Kryolan Relanch at The Chemistry Centre in London for the re launch and re branding of Kryolan Official! Also there is a clip of me talking about the NEW Re launch too in this video :)

Karla
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Kryolan NEW Re-branding Products - ‘Make-up Is A Science’ !

 As many of you know I was very lucky to go to Berlin a few months back to meet the Kryolan family at the factory based in Berlin. This was a chance to meet the staff behind Kryolan and to see their reveal of the New look, feel and strap line on the NEW Kryolan re branding- Make-up Is A Science before anyone else. I also seen the Kryolan products being made in the factory where you can see all the trip on this >link< where I filmed it. 

Wolfram Langer, the son of Kryolan’s founder Arnold Langer and managing director of the company at the Kryolan Launch- London 


The new positioning has been crafted to draw on Kryolan’s rich, independent heritage and experience in innovating for make-up artists since the 1920s - when its founder, Arnold Langer, a committed chemistry student heavily influenced by 1920s Berlin’s artistic expression, combined his passion for theatre and science to create a revolutionary make-up brand - while demonstrating to professionals across the board today, that Kryolan not only understands the everyday needs of the make-up artist, but continues to innovate to be the first to add ground breaking products make-up artists kitbags. 

Thanks to Arnold’s approach to make-up manufacturing back in the ‘20s, and its team of highly-skilled technicians that work in its Berlin-based labs today, Kryolan has the strength to pioneer technical breakthroughs and deliver an unprecedented array of formulas, colours and textures. 

Kryolan, Make-up Is A Science, has now new packaging, website (early November), PR & advertising campaign, and brand visuals – all to be launched in Autumn 2012 - that feature make-up looks for fashion, film, TV and theatre, all shot against a scientific backdrop – designed to highlight Kryolan’s unique scientific background and approach to manufacturing which we seen these make-up looks come to life!

“But we also know that we have to remain up-to-date with our image so make-up-artists understand that we are not an old-fashioned brand making staple products; we are exciting. Our approach is fresh and our make-up is fashion-forward, advanced and different. Wolfram Langer, the son of Kryolan’s founder Arnold Langer.

 “We are also an independently family-owned business. This gives us the freedom and the power to listen to the industry and swiftly deliver what no other manufacturer can. Each of our products are designed and made by technicians at our Berlin headquarters, who share the family’s passion, know-how and desire to make outstanding items of make-up that deliver outstanding results.”

 Me being interviewed at the Kryolan Launch-London

To fit in with all the NEW  look and re branding Kryolan has launched new products which I am in love with and want to share with you guys…

HD micro primer 

 the lightest of primers, this has been developed to smooth out pores and even the skin, while enhancing make-up application.

Faceliner -

A 17.5 cm lip and/or eyeliner pencil with a new texture, formulated to achieve perfect lines that last.

Nail Color –

Hardwearing and chip-resistant, the new nail polish from Kryolan come in a range of vibrant shade for the most imaginative of creations. For a perfect finish use Kryolan Base Coat. For a matte effect, use Kryolan Nail Top Coat.

Eye Shadow Primer & Make-up Blend

A brand new and improved formulation for any eye shadow eye primer. Allows flawless blending and enhances durability. And make-up blend is a liquid to smoothen or dilute any cream make-up, from foundation to lipsticks. Just add 1-2 drops, mix and apply to the face or body- this is the best product I have come across in a long time! You need to play and discover what it does by yourself. 

 Lipstick LC334 –

I loved this shade in Berlin and I also got to see it being made. It’s a striking & fashionable neon colour, but more sheer than other Kryolan lipstick colours. I am also a little gutted they didn’t name the shade! :( It’s just a number…

All Kryolan NEW products can be purchased in Charles Fox store in London now which has also has a NEW make over! And soon all Kryolan products will be online to buy with a new website launching.

This experience with Kryolan has been very special to me to learn the science behind makeup and the history of Kryolan. I am now excited to start using all my new products on upcoming events and photoshoots.

Karla

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A lot of you know I attended the Kryolan official Re Launch night in London which was amazing to see the Kryolan team once again after visiting them in Berlin, so my friend Hollie Wakeham filmed the night where Hollie gives you the low down on some of the NEW products given to us and an insight into the evening and of course me and Hollie being silly and applying some of the NEW products to create fun glittery eyes- Well in Hollie’s case- Vajazzle eyes! 

Enjoy…

Karla
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NEW AMAZING KRYOLAN GIVEAWAY!

For your chance to come to Kryolan Official’s NEW Product Launch evening this Friday in London* as my plus 1 and to WIN a goodie bag of their NEW Products on the 5th October 2012 at 6pm simply - SUBSCRIBE to my channel,Share this video to your Facebook or Twitter pages, and leave a comment on this video why you WANT to WIN this prize! The winner will be picked at random and announced this Thursday 4th October 2012. Good Luck to everyone! 

* You must be able to make your own way to the event!The prize is only to come to the event with me and the goodie bag :) 

Karla

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