Karla Powell Make-up Artist
New Year, new colour trends. I have put together a list of the most desirable make-up palettes from major to lesser-known brands that you’ll be wanting to stash away in your handbag between work and dinner parties. It’s all about colour, colour, colour. Read on and see which one suits you perfectly.
 Christian Dior 3 Colour Smokey Palette in Sand
 This trio of sandy to chocolate brown colours comes in 3 different textures as well as 3 shades to play with. It makes creating a smoky eye practically foolproof. The size is perfect to slip into a handbag so don’t even worry about juggling several pots around with you.
 Urban Decay Naked Palette 3
After their groundbreaking Naked 1 and Naked 2, Urban Decay has once again sets standards for wearable make up with the Naked 3 palette. The concept of this one is rose gold, with their standout shade being a matte black colour with shimmering plum glitter.
 NARS Narcissist Palette
If you have a thing for punchy neutrals, look no further. It combines 30 of NARS most successful all-time shades, both from the singles and duo collections, and run from the most inky blacks and midnight blues, to the lightest and sheerest shades of dusty pink you could possibly want to do a sophisticated neutral look. This is a perfect gift for a bride-to-be as it has everything necessary in a bridal eyeshadow palette. Take a look at Wedding Site for indispensable advice on bridal beauty.
 Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette Poetica
This edgy eyeshadow palette from the Rock Chick Queen runs from rich royal purple all the way to bright blistering oranges. It’s not a palette for the colour shy, only the brave may enter here. It’s very versatile and fantastic for creating party and high-fashion looks. Check out the fantastic tutorial videos from the woman herself on YouTube.
 YSL Pure Chromatic Number 12 Arctic Night
Yes, this selection is based on silver colours, but tone can be just as exciting as hue. This collection of 1 matte gray and 3 metallic silver and black with subtle pops of blue and green is a stunning palette that makes a monochrome outfit shine. This particular line is famous for the technology which allows for water to “activate” the shadows and make them even more vibrant than they already are in the well. This is top of the list for our wish list in 2014–we just hope we can get one before they sell-out.
 There is something for everyone on this list, so you have no excuse not to get stuck in and start experimenting with all sorts of colours, textures and references in 2014. Which product is your favourite and why? I think I am going to stick with the last one on the list, YSL 12, as I think it will be indispensable to create every party look in the upcoming year.
Karla
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New Year, new colour trends. I have put together a list of the most desirable make-up palettes from major to lesser-known brands that you’ll be wanting to stash away in your handbag between work and dinner parties. It’s all about colour, colour, colour. Read on and see which one suits you perfectly.

 Christian Dior 3 Colour Smokey Palette in Sand

 This trio of sandy to chocolate brown colours comes in 3 different textures as well as 3 shades to play with. It makes creating a smoky eye practically foolproof. The size is perfect to slip into a handbag so don’t even worry about juggling several pots around with you.

 Urban Decay Naked Palette 3

After their groundbreaking Naked 1 and Naked 2, Urban Decay has once again sets standards for wearable make up with the Naked 3 palette. The concept of this one is rose gold, with their standout shade being a matte black colour with shimmering plum glitter.

 NARS Narcissist Palette

If you have a thing for punchy neutrals, look no further. It combines 30 of NARS most successful all-time shades, both from the singles and duo collections, and run from the most inky blacks and midnight blues, to the lightest and sheerest shades of dusty pink you could possibly want to do a sophisticated neutral look. This is a perfect gift for a bride-to-be as it has everything necessary in a bridal eyeshadow palette. Take a look at Wedding Site for indispensable advice on bridal beauty.

 Kat Von D True Romance eyeshadow palette Poetica

This edgy eyeshadow palette from the Rock Chick Queen runs from rich royal purple all the way to bright blistering oranges. It’s not a palette for the colour shy, only the brave may enter here. It’s very versatile and fantastic for creating party and high-fashion looks. Check out the fantastic tutorial videos from the woman herself on YouTube.

 YSL Pure Chromatic Number 12 Arctic Night

Yes, this selection is based on silver colours, but tone can be just as exciting as hue. This collection of 1 matte gray and 3 metallic silver and black with subtle pops of blue and green is a stunning palette that makes a monochrome outfit shine. This particular line is famous for the technology which allows for water to “activate” the shadows and make them even more vibrant than they already are in the well. This is top of the list for our wish list in 2014–we just hope we can get one before they sell-out.

 There is something for everyone on this list, so you have no excuse not to get stuck in and start experimenting with all sorts of colours, textures and references in 2014. Which product is your favourite and why? I think I am going to stick with the last one on the list, YSL 12, as I think it will be indispensable to create every party look in the upcoming year.

Karla

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What is Karla Make-up?

Last Thursday I managed to get around to setting up Karla Cosmetics Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account. Once I announced this to all my followers on my Social Media accounts, these accounts went a little crazy than I expected with a lot of followers overnight, thankfully I have amazing support of my followers who wanted to see what Karla Make-up was about and to find out more so I am grateful for those followers so quickly.

Many of you have sent me some beautiful messages congratulating me and saying you are proud of my success over the years and the achievement of my own brand. I am overwhelmed by many of you actually saying you can’t wait to try Karla Make-up, especially as my products are not even out yet!

After working with a cosmetic line for over a year and now working with a make-up brush company and seeing my followers grow so quickly I realised I have big following of make-up artists and have learn so much about this field. This encouraged me to bring out my first product in December 2012- Karla Chart makeup design sheets which allows professional makeup artists to design a makeup look with actual makeup and catalog the look, printed on thick textured card stock which could be stored in a beautiful leather folder to take on make-up jobs. These sold out very fast over Christmas which actually made me realise that people believe in me as a brand. I decided to stop re stocking and developed them to perfection over the last 6 months.

It has taken a while to find the right card stock and combination of quality print company to produce my face chart pads to the high standard which I would want from such a product and now are printed on thick textured card stock and professionally bound into an artist style pad with tear off pages. The cover of each pad has my favourite snow queen of sweets image from my food inspired beauty shoots personal project and has 35 pages of face charts which are glued at the top to make them easy to tear out, use and store. So this will be my first ever Karla Make-up product to bring out in the next month! Available on Crownbrush UK, Beauty Chamber and Cocktail Cosmetics. (I will announce when the official date is).

Over this time I found myself day dreaming about my own make-up range! Yes a dream…However after thinking about this dream so much I have spent the last few months sourcing the right contacts, brainstorming my brand and what direction I would want my own make-up range to go. They do say if you can dream it, you can achieve it! There is no greater time for me to now begin to live my dreams. I believe my dreams are achievable if I put the effort needed to make it work. Your mind is such that it can only conceive what it can achieve, whatever the dream is your mind believes it can achieve it, but you have to agree with your mind that you can achieve it, so that when you are in agreement you can work together to achieve your dreams. So I decided to start on this dream of my own brand. Yes they are tiny baby steps but with the right support from my friends and family I had to take action. I believe the harder you work the luckier you will become. So I stopped waiting around for things to work out and if you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.

While many of us decide at some point during the course of our lives that we want to answer our calling, only a few of us actually work on it.  By working on it and trulying devoting yourself to the end result you can achieve anything.  Many people never act on their decisions I guess.  Or they pretend to act on it by putting in a half-assed effort. This is not going to be easy, especially when I am planning on achieving something worthwhile. Achieving your dreams can be a lot of work.But I am ready for it!

My motivation is to develop a make-up collection emerged through conversations through other make-up artists requesting more outrageous colours, stronger pigments and long last products when working on photo shoots. Most people who follow me and my make-up work have come to realise I don’t create any old beauty make-up looks!  I am known to create crazy make-up looks, experimenting with colour and creating fun, colourful eye catching make-up looks which has probably got me where I am today. I am especially known for my lip art so I want to bring my first ever lip range collection featuring a brilliant pallet of colours, hues and shades customised to complete every person’s individual style, even a blue and a purple for those being daring or just wanting to create a fun bold make-up look on their models. There will be wearable shades in the range for those that are not make-up artists too. However my range will be focused around make-up artists. With make-up artist’s in mind I am now spending the next 6 months testing, swatching and picking the right shades for the lip range so I will be posting up regular updates on the Karla Cosmetics Social Media platforms and I really do appreciate your feedback on shades I upload. Feedback is only going to make my decisions more realistic and at the end of the day you are the people that will be using my lip range in your make-up kits (Well that is the dream).

So again with little baby steps to create this dream and my new online shop website being built, my packaging designed and me finalising the right shades this could be launched in April 2014! But for now my Face Charts will be available on the websites I mentioned earlier very soon and eventually when my lipstick line launches I will also be selling the face charts on my own shop website too.

Thank you for all your support, I am now looking forward to making this dream a reality.

Karla

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Had lots of enquiries about my exclusive #popart #makeup workshop in 2nd November. If you want to find out more information on my workshop please email… 💛contact@karlamakeup.co.uk💛 #art #facepaint #bodypaint #mua #makeupartist #beauty #hair #wigs #imats

After lots of preparation and planning, IMATS finally came this weekend where I had the chance to demonstration my Pop Art inspired make-up look and my Snow Queen look on the Crownbrush UK stand. Is it a drawing or is it make-up? That is the question I wanted people to ask when they see my Pop Art Inspired Make-up Series… I wanted to create an illusion! And that was exactly the reaction I got, so it was amazing to be able to share this look in real life to my followers at IMATS.

This weekend was an amazing eye opening weekend for me and my makeup world. I have found it incredibly emotionally overwhelming the support and fan base I have. This weekend hit home how much I actually have achieved in such a short amount of time. I can’t believe the support & love I have had. This will now push me more to keep doing what I love.

“The key to happiness is having dreams… The key to success is making dreams come true”.

Thank you to everyone that helped me out for my Pop Art demonstration and made this dream come true for me…

*CrownbrushUK

*My Assistant: Grace Coole Green

*My Model: Julie Aston

*Body Painter: Deborah Love @ Follies Face

*Outift: Westward Bound

*Golden Rose Cosmetics

*Benefit Cosmetics

*MAC Cosmetics

*MesmerEyez Cosmetics

*We Are Faux

*Cocktail Cosmetics

Karla

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NEW Video: Flawless Dewy Skin. Including Natural Eye Make-up & Smoky Gold Eyes!

A New Behind the scenes video on my Youtube channel working on MUA Cosmetics NEW Undressed S/S13 Campaign.

Enjoy…

Karla

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Beauty & The Geek
Search Engine Optimisation
So…where to start, this is one of those grey areas where there is no definitive answer.  There are things you can do to help improve your search engine rankings and I’ll be talking about a couple of things that you can do now to help improve your search results.
SEO is mainly about including the words which you’d expect people to enter into Google (or another search engine) into your blog posts so that when someone types something like “eyebrow blocking” your blog post appears high up in the results.  So first of all we’ll talk about keywords and custom url names.
Keywords / Tags
These are the short descriptive words which you enter in the keywords or tags section when creating a blog post. They are words which describe your post which people are likely to enter into search engines.  The trick is to be as specific as possible, so use words like ‘eyebrow’, ‘block’, ‘blocking’, ‘creative’, ‘sculpting’, ‘makeup’, etc.  Try to avoid really generic keywords like ‘good’, ‘new’, ‘cheap’, ‘red’, etc.

Custom URL Names
Most blogs allow you to give your blog post a custom url name, so that instead of ‘site.co.uk/blog/posts/15782789’ you get ‘site.co.uk/blog/posts/creative-eyebrow-blocking-tutorial’.  As you can imagine, the randomly generated string is not going to help anyone find your blog post, were as a well named url which contains your best descriptive keywords will help.  It also helps to structure the keywords like I have into a readable title.   The words that you use should be separated by dashes ‘-‘ not spaces, as URLs cannot contain spaces. Search engines such as Google will treat the dashes as if they were spaces, so don’t worry about that. 

When I got Karla to do this it made a big difference to how many blog posts turned up in Google search results, and they were showing up on the first page a lot quicker too. 
So what else can you do?
When you insert a picture into a post and you get the option of giving it a title, which is not displayed, or sometimes you can enter an Alt or alternative text, then again name the picture descriptively as that will help it appear in Google Images.
Blogs like Tumblr and Wordpress are very search engine friendly, and your posts will be quickly picked up by them.  How quickly depends on how many visitors you have to your site and how many incoming links you have from other sites, the more the better.  And the bigger the site that links to your blog, to higher you’ll go up Google’s ranking and the higher up the search results.   You can instantly help to improve this by adding links to your blog from your social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  and from any other sites you have profiles on, such as Model Mayhem.
Google changed the way it ranks sites recently so as to stop people spamming links to their site everywhere on forums, comments on blogs etc.  This now means that they pay more attention to links from social networks, likes on posts, links from tweets which get a lot of retweets and which trend.  So remember to put in the hard work from a social networking point of view, share your work, link to your blog posts, push, push, push…don’t just expect to add a couple of keywords and a custom url and sit back and watch the magic happen.  As with many things in life, you have to work hard to get what you want. 
One last thing I would recommend is not being tricked by these online companies that contact you via email and offer to get you to the top of Google overnight.  There is no fast track to it.  It takes time and following the tips above will help.  

Beauty & The Geek

Search Engine Optimisation

So…where to start, this is one of those grey areas where there is no definitive answer.  There are things you can do to help improve your search engine rankings and I’ll be talking about a couple of things that you can do now to help improve your search results.

SEO is mainly about including the words which you’d expect people to enter into Google (or another search engine) into your blog posts so that when someone types something like “eyebrow blocking” your blog post appears high up in the results.  So first of all we’ll talk about keywords and custom url names.

Keywords / Tags

These are the short descriptive words which you enter in the keywords or tags section when creating a blog post. They are words which describe your post which people are likely to enter into search engines.  The trick is to be as specific as possible, so use words like ‘eyebrow’, ‘block’, ‘blocking’, ‘creative’, ‘sculpting’, ‘makeup’, etc.  Try to avoid really generic keywords like ‘good’, ‘new’, ‘cheap’, ‘red’, etc.

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Custom URL Names

Most blogs allow you to give your blog post a custom url name, so that instead of ‘site.co.uk/blog/posts/15782789’ you get ‘site.co.uk/blog/posts/creative-eyebrow-blocking-tutorial’.  As you can imagine, the randomly generated string is not going to help anyone find your blog post, were as a well named url which contains your best descriptive keywords will help.  It also helps to structure the keywords like I have into a readable title.   The words that you use should be separated by dashes ‘-‘ not spaces, as URLs cannot contain spaces. Search engines such as Google will treat the dashes as if they were spaces, so don’t worry about that. 

seo search engine optimization tumblr unique url

When I got Karla to do this it made a big difference to how many blog posts turned up in Google search results, and they were showing up on the first page a lot quicker too. 

So what else can you do?

When you insert a picture into a post and you get the option of giving it a title, which is not displayed, or sometimes you can enter an Alt or alternative text, then again name the picture descriptively as that will help it appear in Google Images.

Blogs like Tumblr and Wordpress are very search engine friendly, and your posts will be quickly picked up by them.  How quickly depends on how many visitors you have to your site and how many incoming links you have from other sites, the more the better.  And the bigger the site that links to your blog, to higher you’ll go up Google’s ranking and the higher up the search results.   You can instantly help to improve this by adding links to your blog from your social media, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  and from any other sites you have profiles on, such as Model Mayhem.

Google changed the way it ranks sites recently so as to stop people spamming links to their site everywhere on forums, comments on blogs etc.  This now means that they pay more attention to links from social networks, likes on posts, links from tweets which get a lot of retweets and which trend.  So remember to put in the hard work from a social networking point of view, share your work, link to your blog posts, push, push, push…don’t just expect to add a couple of keywords and a custom url and sit back and watch the magic happen.  As with many things in life, you have to work hard to get what you want. 

One last thing I would recommend is not being tricked by these online companies that contact you via email and offer to get you to the top of Google overnight.  There is no fast track to it.  It takes time and following the tips above will help.  

Beauty & The Geek
This week I thought that I’d answer a question which a lot of you have been asking since last weeks post, how did I embed the images within the text on a tumblr Photo post.
Stand Out In A Crowd
With so many different blogs out there it is important to make sure that yours stands out in a crowd.  This can be done by having an interesting layout, logo or background image, however if your posts are mostly text then people are going to take one look at your blog, get overwhelmed with how much text there is to read and they will move on to the next blog. 
This can be improved by adding eye catching images to your posts.  If it’s a short post then you can just include a header image, on tumblr this is as simple as creating a Photo post.  However if you have a long text post, having one header image still may not be enough.  This is where enbedding images within your posts comes in. 
Tumblr allows you to create either a Photo post which has images at the top of the post and an optional text at the bottom, or a Text post which allows you to have a mixture of text and embedded images.  You’d think that it was a no-brainer then, if you have a long post, say a how to post, then create a Text post so that it can have embedded images.
There is a downside to Text posts in Tumblr, they are less likely to get read and re-posted as in the Tumblr dashboard only a small amount of the post is shown and if that is just text then people are less likely to click through to read the rest of the post.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could embed images within the text at the bottom of a Photo post?   Well you can!
Embedding Images In A Tumblr Post
The trick is to have two tabs open in your browser when you’re creating a Photo post.   The first one is the Photo post you are creating, the second is a Text post.
When you want to embed an image within your Photo post, go to the Text post and click on the “+Upload photo” link. See below:

This will open up a file selection dialog. Simply select the image which you want to embed and select the Open button and the image will be embedded into the Text post. Now comes the clever bit! 
This image has now been uploaded and stored on Tumblr’s servers, which means that even when it’s been deleted from this text post, it will still be stored on their server.  So we can take advantage of this and copy it across to the Photo post. 
To do this you select the image by clicking on it and then click on the “Insert / Edit Image” icon. See below:

Then select and copy the Image URL text in the dialog that appears. This is the location of the image on Tumblr’s servers. See below:

Then simply select Cancel on the dialog and delete the image from the Text post.
Go back to your Photo post and in the Caption section where you’ve added text, decide where you’d like your image to go and again select the “Insert / Edit Image” icon.  See below:

Then in the Image URL box paste the URL which you have just copied from the Text post and select Insert. 
And just like magic your image will be embedded within your Photo posts caption.

You can do this as many times as you like within a Photo post.  This technique has been used to create this post and the previous Beauty & The Geek post which resulted in a lot of questions by other tumblr users as to how we did that.

Who knows, maybe one day Tumblr will allow you to embed images into a Photo posts Caption in the same way you can a Text post, but for now at least we have a work around. :)

Beauty & The Geek

This week I thought that I’d answer a question which a lot of you have been asking since last weeks post, how did I embed the images within the text on a tumblr Photo post.

Stand Out In A Crowd

With so many different blogs out there it is important to make sure that yours stands out in a crowd.  This can be done by having an interesting layout, logo or background image, however if your posts are mostly text then people are going to take one look at your blog, get overwhelmed with how much text there is to read and they will move on to the next blog. 

This can be improved by adding eye catching images to your posts.  If it’s a short post then you can just include a header image, on tumblr this is as simple as creating a Photo post.  However if you have a long text post, having one header image still may not be enough.  This is where enbedding images within your posts comes in. 

Tumblr allows you to create either a Photo post which has images at the top of the post and an optional text at the bottom, or a Text post which allows you to have a mixture of text and embedded images.  You’d think that it was a no-brainer then, if you have a long post, say a how to post, then create a Text post so that it can have embedded images.

There is a downside to Text posts in Tumblr, they are less likely to get read and re-posted as in the Tumblr dashboard only a small amount of the post is shown and if that is just text then people are less likely to click through to read the rest of the post.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could embed images within the text at the bottom of a Photo post?   Well you can!

Embedding Images In A Tumblr Post

The trick is to have two tabs open in your browser when you’re creating a Photo post.   The first one is the Photo post you are creating, the second is a Text post.

When you want to embed an image within your Photo post, go to the Text post and click on the “+Upload photo” link. See below:

This will open up a file selection dialog. Simply select the image which you want to embed and select the Open button and the image will be embedded into the Text post. Now comes the clever bit! 

This image has now been uploaded and stored on Tumblr’s servers, which means that even when it’s been deleted from this text post, it will still be stored on their server.  So we can take advantage of this and copy it across to the Photo post. 

To do this you select the image by clicking on it and then click on the “Insert / Edit Image” icon. See below:

Then select and copy the Image URL text in the dialog that appears. This is the location of the image on Tumblr’s servers. See below:

Then simply select Cancel on the dialog and delete the image from the Text post.

Go back to your Photo post and in the Caption section where you’ve added text, decide where you’d like your image to go and again select the “Insert / Edit Image” icon.  See below:

Then in the Image URL box paste the URL which you have just copied from the Text post and select Insert. 

And just like magic your image will be embedded within your Photo posts caption.

You can do this as many times as you like within a Photo post.  This technique has been used to create this post and the previous Beauty & The Geek post which resulted in a lot of questions by other tumblr users as to how we did that.

Who knows, maybe one day Tumblr will allow you to embed images into a Photo posts Caption in the same way you can a Text post, but for now at least we have a work around. :)

Make-up Boot Camp with Karla Powell

 I wanted to introduce a new idea to my followers. Make-up Boot Camp with Karla Powell! I will be introducing a new makeup theme every few weeks on my blog, with a guide for each theme on how to create the make-up look (step by step guides), with a boot camp challenge being that you my followers can read and follow my guides on my blog and then that week you can re-create the look with your own spin, take photos and upload them onto my NEW Facebook group- Make-up Boot Camp with Karla Powell.  
This is a great way for all of us who love make-up to interact, share tips, looks, trends and more and I will feature some of my favourite looks on my blog to my 150,000+ followers. I will also be using this Facebook page to keep you all up to date with my make-up meet ups I am planning to do in the future and other events.

For now please feel free to join the NEW Facebook group and here is the first Theme-
Strawberries and Cream Eyes Using MUA Cosmetics:
Step1:

Take MUA’s Intense coloured eyeliner in ‘Snow White’ -£1 which is a creamy white eyeliner & apply to the whole eyelid then smudge and blend with your finger. This acts as a great sticky base where your eyeshadow will stick well.
Step 2:

Now take the MUA peachy pink shade from ‘Pretty Pastels’ eyeshadow palette- £4 and apply this shade to the inner corner of the eye
Step 3:

Using the brightest pink shade MUA have got from the Poptastic eyeshadow palette-£4 , Load a pencil brush with the bright pink eye shadow and apply this to the outer corner of the eyelid
Step 4:

Now soften and blend all shades with a clean brush- Take MUA’s matte white/cream eyeshadow from the ‘Pretty Pastels’ eye shadow palette-£4 and apply this to the centre of the eyelid to blend all the colours together.
Step 5:

Using MUAs Intense coloured eyeliner in ‘Snow White’ apply this to your water line and set with a white powder eyeshadow.
Step 6:

Take MUA’s 3 in 1 extreme eyeliner pen- £1.50 in ‘brown’ and create a strong crease line.Smudge and soften this outwards with your fingers…
Step 7:

Take a thin art brush and dip into water and then into a MUA black eyeshadow this will act as a softer eyeliner then apply this to the crease to create a strong harsh crease line, keep this really neat! And extend right to the inner corner of the eye!
Step 8:

Now load an angled brush with MUA’s ‘Chocolate Box’ Trio eyeshadow set- £2.50 (I have used the darkest brown) and set the crease line and then slightly bring the shadow outwards from the crease line. Also sweep the same eyeshadow under the lower lash line and stop at the pupil.
Step 9:

Now take a fluffy blending brush loaded with the same Chocolate Box eye shadow shade and sweep and soften this crease line… It’s all about the blending!
Step 10:

Take MUA’s Shade 5 black liquid eyeliner-£1 to create a harsh eyeliner flick! Then take a small amount of the black eyeliner and apply to the inner corner of the water line.
Apply the MUA’s Poptastic eyeshadow pallette pink eyeshadow shade to the inner corner of the eye lid to make the eyes pop!
Step 11:

Finally Cut,flex and let the glue get tacky before apply your ‘Sassy’ MUA false lashes. Be patient when applying big false lashes! Now apply two coats of your favourite MUA mascara to bring the look together.
The Finished Look:


I look forward to seeing you all re create your version of Strawberries and Cream eyes! Get posting your looks on The Make-up Bootcamp and you could be featured in my blog!
Karla
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Make-up Boot Camp with Karla Powell

 I wanted to introduce a new idea to my followers. Make-up Boot Camp with Karla Powell! I will be introducing a new makeup theme every few weeks on my blog, with a guide for each theme on how to create the make-up look (step by step guides), with a boot camp challenge being that you my followers can read and follow my guides on my blog and then that week you can re-create the look with your own spin, take photos and upload them onto my NEW Facebook group- Make-up Boot Camp with Karla Powell.  

This is a great way for all of us who love make-up to interact, share tips, looks, trends and more and I will feature some of my favourite looks on my blog to my 150,000+ followers. I will also be using this Facebook page to keep you all up to date with my make-up meet ups I am planning to do in the future and other events.

For now please feel free to join the NEW Facebook group and here is the first Theme-

Strawberries and Cream Eyes Using MUA Cosmetics:

Step1:

Take MUA’s Intense coloured eyeliner in ‘Snow White’ -£1 which is a creamy white eyeliner & apply to the whole eyelid then smudge and blend with your finger. This acts as a great sticky base where your eyeshadow will stick well.

Step 2:

Now take the MUA peachy pink shade from ‘Pretty Pastels’ eyeshadow palette- £4 and apply this shade to the inner corner of the eye

Step 3:

Using the brightest pink shade MUA have got from the Poptastic eyeshadow palette-£4 , Load a pencil brush with the bright pink eye shadow and apply this to the outer corner of the eyelid

Step 4:

Now soften and blend all shades with a clean brush- Take MUA’s matte white/cream eyeshadow from the ‘Pretty Pastels’ eye shadow palette-£4 and apply this to the centre of the eyelid to blend all the colours together.

Step 5:

Using MUAs Intense coloured eyeliner in ‘Snow White’ apply this to your water line and set with a white powder eyeshadow.

Step 6:

Take MUA’s 3 in 1 extreme eyeliner pen- £1.50 in ‘brown’ and create a strong crease line.Smudge and soften this outwards with your fingers…

Step 7:

Take a thin art brush and dip into water and then into a MUA black eyeshadow this will act as a softer eyeliner then apply this to the crease to create a strong harsh crease line, keep this really neat! And extend right to the inner corner of the eye!

Step 8:

Now load an angled brush with MUA’s ‘Chocolate Box’ Trio eyeshadow set- £2.50 (I have used the darkest brown) and set the crease line and then slightly bring the shadow outwards from the crease line. Also sweep the same eyeshadow under the lower lash line and stop at the pupil.

Step 9:

Now take a fluffy blending brush loaded with the same Chocolate Box eye shadow shade and sweep and soften this crease line… It’s all about the blending!

Step 10:

Take MUA’s Shade 5 black liquid eyeliner-£1 to create a harsh eyeliner flick! Then take a small amount of the black eyeliner and apply to the inner corner of the water line.

Apply the MUA’s Poptastic eyeshadow pallette pink eyeshadow shade to the inner corner of the eye lid to make the eyes pop!

Step 11:

Finally Cut,flex and let the glue get tacky before apply your ‘Sassy’ MUA false lashes. Be patient when applying big false lashes! Now apply two coats of your favourite MUA mascara to bring the look together.

The Finished Look:

I look forward to seeing you all re create your version of Strawberries and Cream eyes! Get posting your looks on The Make-up Bootcamp and you could be featured in my blog!

Karla

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My NEW tutorial make-up video on how to get extreme smoky eyes with the NEW MUA Cosmetics Undressed palette including an amazing *GIVEAWAY*

Enjoy!

Karla

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Look what I have just recorded at my desk at MUA Towers in London!! … ‘How to do quick and easy free hand marble nails on a budget with MUA Cosmetics

Karla

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