Karla Powell Make-up Artist
Your wedding day is the time to be in the spotlight, so don’t let your make-up overwhelm your natural beauty. But if you want a bit of oomph, a matte blue red lip is gorgeous for a fall or summer wedding. 

Wedding make-up is something I don’t normally carry out however for family & friends I get such pleasure making them feel & look wonderful for their big day. Jemma has been my lip model for many years now so I felt honoured to be asked to do her wedding make-up! I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to pull of the matte vintage red lip on their wedding day.

My wedding make-up essentials:

Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Mattifier 
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Temptu 2.0 Bridal Kit (using a mixture of natural foundation tones, blushers and bronzers from the Airpod system)
Laura Mercier concealer
Mac lustre drops
Temptu 053 highlighter 
Jane Iredale powder
MAC Painterly paint pot 
Peaches make-up loose pigment in peaches cream 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow palette
Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet applied with Karla Cosmetics lip brushes 
Ben Nye eyeshadows 
Origins mascara

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Your wedding day is the time to be in the spotlight, so don’t let your make-up overwhelm your natural beauty. But if you want a bit of oomph, a matte blue red lip is gorgeous for a fall or summer wedding.

Wedding make-up is something I don’t normally carry out however for family & friends I get such pleasure making them feel & look wonderful for their big day. Jemma has been my lip model for many years now so I felt honoured to be asked to do her wedding make-up! I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to pull of the matte vintage red lip on their wedding day.

My wedding make-up essentials:

Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Mattifier
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream
Temptu 2.0 Bridal Kit (using a mixture of natural foundation tones, blushers and bronzers from the Airpod system)
Laura Mercier concealer
Mac lustre drops
Temptu 053 highlighter
Jane Iredale powder
MAC Painterly paint pot
Peaches make-up loose pigment in peaches cream
Anastasia Beverly Hills Pro Brow palette
Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet applied with Karla Cosmetics lip brushes
Ben Nye eyeshadows
Origins mascara

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Behind the scenes at Magnum’s 25th Birthday campaign photo-shoot. Watch me celebrate their 25th Birthday by creating the White Chocolate inspired look using some of my favourite kit make-up essentials. 

To see more images head to this >link<

Enjoy watching me create chocolate inspired looks! Yummy…

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My NEW Karla Cosmetics Lip brush Set! 

Inspired by my personal frustration with the lack of correctly-shaped lip brushes on the market, My Lip Brush Set is a collection of three synthetic lip brushes designed specially for professional creative work with glosses, pigments, creams and stains.

The brushes are set in a hand-formed matte wooden handle with silver metal ferrule, emblazoned with Karla’s silver logo and coding.

The set arrives encased in a Karla-branded pink and black case. Each brush is created with vegan-friendly, 100% synthetic Taklon fibre, chosen for its unrivalled superiority when working with both wet and dry cosmetic formulas. These brushes are also really useful for creating perfect brows, precision gel eyeliner and more defined lines when creating make-up looks on the face. 

KL1: The Filling Brush. A traditional lip brush with a rounded tip and firm point, designed to enable even application of all lip products, with precision focus for rapidly filling the lips. The bevelled shape allows for accurate lining of the lips without compromising on coverage.

KL2: The Precision Brush. A softer, more absorbent brush which produces an even, thin and perfectly straight line when defining the lips; eliminating the need for a lip pencil. The flat angle is designed to line the lips before filling with the KL1 brush.

KL3: The Cupid ’s bow Brush. This sharply-angled brush works to neatly trace the Cupid ’s bow, defining the lip shape and creating a fuller pout, whilst preventing product from bleeding onto the skin.

Caring for your Karla Lip Brushes:

Synthetic cosmetic brushes should always be cleaned every-other day, as use with wet products can create bacteria build-up. Any alcohol-based brush cleaner will break down grease residue in lip products. Always wash immediately after using a highly-pigmented product. Take care not to soak the brush handles, and to keep the ferrule dry.

Available on:
www.beautychamber.co.uk (Shipping Worldwide)
www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk (Shipping Europe) at £25.00.

Have you bought yourself a set of Karla Lip Brushes yet?

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Kiko Limited Edition Life in Rio Summer Collection Exotic Shine Lipsticks 

Kiko is one of my favourite affordable make-up brands at the moment. The collections are so beautifully designed and every detail is thought about when developing each product.   

This collection was inspired by the colourful street life in Rio, which imitates the vibrant bold street life Rio is famous for. 

Out of the entire collection my favourite piece had to be the Exotic Shine Lipsticks in shades 04 & 02 which smell like tropical fruits! All the lipstick have a soft creamy texture, great colour pay off for this Summer lip trends and when applied to the lips with a lip brush they leave a subtle satin finish.  They give you the perfect juicy summer lip look for sure.

Don’t you just love the stunning gold packaging? 

The exotic shine lipsticks are available in six shades, only £8.50 each. Check out the beautiful collection on www.kikocosmetics.co.uk .

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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

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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.  
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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 Cosmetics Brushes…

Here is my new video showing my new Karla Cosmetics lip brush set. These are due to go on sale very soon! Watch for a sneak preview of the brushes in action and how to use them when creating the perfect lips. 

COMING JUNE 2014!

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Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops in NEW YORK in collaboration with Temptu.

I am delighted to announce I will be bringing my Karla Powell Lip Art Workshops to New York City this June 2014. After lots of planning and meetings with Temptu I am excited to announce a very special Lip Art Workshop, which will be hosted in Temptu’s beautiful show room 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 a workshop in New York City.

New York is a very special place to me, its 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 offer the finest make up airbrush system & products around the globe and I am truly honoured to be asked to work alongside them. 

The Workshop will take place at Temptu, Inc;

Tuesday 3rd June 2014, 11.00am-5.00pm

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

$250.00

 

About The Workshop

During the workshop Students will learn everything from; tips for caring for the lips, selecting the right products, precise application and working with different accessories. Use of Temptu Airbrush techniques and products. I will provide you with all the information and products you need to create amazing lips!

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 amazing lip art looks.

Once you receive confirmation you will again be contacted with a full itinerary, terms & conditions and details for further payment.

We can’t wait to meet you! To book your space click this link >HERE<

*Payment will be accepted by Paypal.

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Limited Edition Kiko Cosmetics Collection- Boulevard Rock 

This KIKO collection is limited edition and out in stores now! As soon as the post man delivered this collection I fell in love.  The collection contains some new products as well as some new shades of products which have been released before. It also contains the Skin Glow – The face moisturiser which was in one of their previous collections I keep packing into my make-up kit at my make-up jobs.

I think KIKO Cosmetics is my new make-up obsession. The packaging is to die for, the quality of the products impress me every time I use them and finally KIKO is affordable to keep treating myself every time a new collection is available. 

Have you tried KIKO Cosmetics before?

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My Favourite Lip Art Products…

Lip Art is taking over my make-up world this year with my Lip Art workshop tours & my new Karla Cosmetics Lip Art brushes launching soon! My followers get to see me create many new creative lip art looks using my favourite lip art products I just cannot live without!

Today’s blog features some of my favourite lip art products I can’t live without in my Lip Make-up Kit:

Coming soon… Karla Cosmetics Lip Art Workshops in Dublin, Glasgow and New York!

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