For all pleasure seekers & those that love Magnums, it’s time to celebrate! Magnum are celebrating their 25th Birthday!
How will you be celebrating? Will you be indulging in your favourite Magnum Ice-Cream? Or by looking at the images from the Birthday campaign shoot I was fortunate enough to do the make-up for? Either way I am sure you will be visiting your local shop to pick up your favourite Magnum’s very soon! ;)
White Chocolate Magnum Ice-Cream provided inspiration for this elegant look. Using creamy highlights on the cheeks and a white chocolate winged eye-liner. A subtle glossy pink cheeks and a nude gloss lip, finished perfectly with a pretty eye design using a hand-made Face Lace by Phillis Cohen.
There were many creations inspired by the Classic, Almond and White chocolate Ice-Creams. So keep your ice cream loving eyes out for more images! During the next few months Magnum and I will be posting on social media, revealing more chocolate inspired creations! There will also be plenty more behind the scenes footage and pictures coming your way!
Well Ice Cream and Makeup lovers, I am ready to celebrate, I am off to the freezer to have my favourite, White Chocolate!
Lip Art Workshop with Karla Powell- NEW DATE Announced in Liverpool
Are you inspired when you see pictures of stunning, perfect lips? Well you now you can create them!
After the successful Colour Run Lip series and Broken Glass series I am always asked- ‘How did you create those lips?’ Well why not come along and learn first hand?
During the workshop you will learn everything from; tips for caring for the lips, selecting the right products, precise application and working with different accessories. I will provide you with all the information and products you need to create amazing lips!
So 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
With a few Illamasqua products, and the right technique, mastering the romantic red glossy lips can be done within the confines of your own home after watching this tutorial. I hope my new video inspires you to create the perfect pout! Pucker up ladies…
Full list of Illamasqua products used can be found >here<
This Valentines, Illamasqua are celebrating with their new, special collection called ”I’m The One!”For personal reasons this is a collection I will most certainly never forget.
I had the most amazing opportunity to be part of this Valentine’s campaign photo-shoot by assisting Illamasqua’s legendary creative director Alex Box.This amazing opportunity was the prize for winning the Distinction in Make-up Artistry Award last October.
To work with Alex Box was a dream come true, therefore this mini collection will always have a very special place in my heart. You can imagine the excitement when the collection arrived in the post last week!
As soon as I opened the package I fell in love with the products immediately, i especially couldn’t wait to wear the lipgloss after seeing Alex use it on set!
The Illamasqua intense lip-glosses are essential in my make-up kit. This is one of my favourite items in the collection due to it’s highly pigmented formula and high shine finish. I love the shimmer infused in the pigment which makes those lips pop instantly! Try layering ‘Touch’ on top of Maneater lipstick included in this collection for a an extra powerful red lip this Valentines.
A NEW Lipliner (Shade: Feisty) £14.00
A classic red lip liner matches perfectly with Maneater. The formula of the lipliner is soft and creamy but firm enough to help you draw the perfect red lip liner ready for lipstick application! The lipliner can also be worn alone for a creamy matte red lip!
An existing Nail Polish (Shade: Throb) £14.50
A perfect cherry red shade, which will be perfect for your Valentines date! The polish has cool undertones and applies evenly in one stroke. The pigmentation is excellent with minimal drying time.
An existing Red Lipstick (Shade: Maneater) £16.50
‘Maneater’ is a gorgeous wearable classic matte red lipstick. With a 50’s feel it provides a vintage, classy and sophisticated look to your pout this Valentines!
Pair your red pout with a sleek cat eye & flirty lashes for a classic
Valentine’s look that is sure to knock him off his feet! Mwah…
The collection is available now at Illamasqua stores and online.
"Be your own admirer. Sensual, wearable scarlets – Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty in an amorous new collection that reflects and celebrates the colour of love. Indulge in a little self-love."
Guest Blog Takeover featuring Liza Prideaux & Bourjois
Hello Dolls my name is Liza and I blog over at www.glambeautys.com I am very excited to be Karla’s very first guest blogger, it is a huge honour and I hope you enjoy the post I’ve written for you all!
I have a little lipstick treat for you today just in time for Valentines Day. This is the perfect shade to really make your lips pop and get that gorgeous guys attention! With Valentines day is on its way I was looking through my lip gloss and lipstick collection I realised I didn’t really have many pink shades, especially Hot pink so here we are today with Bourjois Shine Edition Lipstick in the shade 22-Famous Fuchsia. This is actually my second lipstick from the Shine Edition range the lipsticks are gorgeous and I really adore wearing them.
Many would assume these are like the Revlon lip butters, they look pretty similar and the packaging doesn’t differ much either but I have to say this is my favourite with regards to formula. The formula of this lipstick is soft, creamy and super pigmented. They offer a high shine finish and your lips really feel nourished once applied. The colour itself is a super vibrant pink which is just gorgeous and so perfect for Valentines, if your a little worried about the vibrancy of the colour don’t worry because it can be worn more sheer if applied with a lip brush so you can achieve a softer look for day time then really make them pop for that special date in the evening.
The packaging is a little summery for this time of year but the silver exterior does go with the High Shine name so I guess they are keeping it uniform. I believe there are 7 shades to choose from which isn’t huge, I hope they decide to bring out more later on this year because I adore these lipsticks and now want them all.
Overall great lipstick and fantastic formula, I can’t wait to buy more! What are your thoughts on the colour is it something you’d wear?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post, I hope you enjoyed it and don’t forget to come on over and say Hi. I have a YouTube channel which I’d love you to come and see. I upload every Sunday and sometimes I like to give you a bonus video as a treat so what are you waiting for!
Lip Art Workshop with Karla Powell- Another NEW Date Announced in London.
Are you inspired when you see pictures of stunning, perfect lips? Well you could create them!
After my successfully Colour Run Lip series and Broken Glass lip series I get asked constantly- ‘How did you create those lips?’, ’I would love to learn lip techniques from you!’ And finally at my Lip Art workshop you can learn my lip perfection skillson this 1 day lip workshop!
During the workshop you will learn everything from tips for caring for the lips, selecting the ideal products for your look, applying with precision, working with lip accessories and different mediums and how to create original and creative lip art! You will be provided with all the best lip products to use as well as the best brushes from CrownBrush UK.
Whether you are wanting to brush up your skills or learn something new, this workshop guide will give you the confidence and expertise to create amazing lip art looks and leave you feeling inspired!
DATE: 16th March 2014
LOCATION: London, NW2 7HJ
There are LIMITED places for this exclusive, one day workshop. Due to high demand this event is expected to sell out extremely quickly, so be sure to email.Places are very limited and will be booked on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED basis.
Email: email@example.com to book your place on the course. Once you have been confirmed you will be contacted with all the information you will need including a full itinerary, terms & conditions and details for further payment.
NEW Lime Crime Liquid Lipstick in Shade Pink Velvet …
Most of my followers know I am a huge fan of Lime Crime’s Red Velvet Liquid Lipstick and use it on most of all my make-up jobs (when required a red lip) so, every time Lime Crime tease me with a new product releasing on their social media I sit and wait patiently for them to be available online in the UK from www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk! I have been so excited to try this NEW pink shade and couldn’t wait to blog about it.
The NEW Pink Velvet shade is a bright pink with blue undertones, meaning it suits most skin tones. Reflecting different shades of the pink in different lighting. It goes neon pink in the day light and a deep pink with red undertones in the evenings! Just magic in my eyes :)
Benefit’s of Lime Crime’s NEW Pink Velvet shade:
*Applies smoothly, thin, like a gloss which offers you the chance to glide the product over the lips evenly with your favourite lip brush - however, it sets into a matte, velvet texture!
*Gives a beautiful even finish. Similar, to some of my favourite MAC matte lipsticks ( Ruby Woo). Achieving that perfect retro finish with a non-drying finish to the lips.
*This liquid-to-lipstick consistency has a lasting finish on the lips, with an amazing lip stain finish, meaning there’s no need to worry about the constant application of this product. I just apply regularly apply to the centre of the lips after eating and drinking.
Removal of Lime Crime’s Pink Velvet shade:
Lime Crime advised me on Instagram how to remove Pink Velvet correctly, by using a waterproof make-up remover, lip balm and vaseline. This shade sure didn’t budge! So leaves a slight stain to the lips. So for those make-up artists using on a photoshoot and you require a lip change I would use the Velvetine’s till last. My favourite oil-based remover for stubborn lipsticks is Elemis White Flowers eye and lip make-up remover.
In the UK Lime Crime’s NEW Pink Velvet retails at £13.50 available on Cocktail Cosmetics. Or if you are from the U.S you can buy their products on Lime Crime’s shop website.
The NEW Karla Nail Charts in a highly glazed special formula paper in size A5 , simply perfect for travelling with ! Ideal for experimenting with hard wearing nail varnishes, different types of pens to draw nail art designs. The sheets work well with all wet nail varnish formulas, drying to the nail varnishes true colour. Perfect for swatching nail varnishes too!
Each page features a minimal hand outline with short nails , with ample space for notes and the chance to extend the nails into a desired shape. The cover of each pad depicts one of Powell’s signature lip art creations: Broken Glass series.