Karla Powell Make-up Artist

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…

Karla

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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?

Karla

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Many thanks to:

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

Westward Bound

Nailed It UK

 

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.  
Karla
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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

Magnum 25th Birthday 

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! ;)
Classic Chocolate Magnum Ice-Cream provided inspiration for this eye catching contrasting look. Using creamy white & black tones in a classic winged eyeliner look, matte defined skin for soft sculpting, finished perfectly with strong glossy white and dark chocolate lips that look good enough to eat! 
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 have been posting on social media, revealing more chocolate inspired creations! There will also be plenty more behind the scenes footage and pictures coming your way! As well as another shoot we did last month to celebrate their silver anniversary ;) 
Which is your favourite Magnum Ice-Cream?
Karla
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The Team:
Make-up & Art Direction: Karla Powell
Photographer: Peter Alberti
Model: Sara Grabek
Make-up Assistant: Grace Coole-Green
Click here to see what products I used to create this look

Lip Art Workshops with Karla Powell 

After the success of my Colour Run & Broken Glass Lip Art series my followers were calling out for me to teach them my Lip Art techniques! Before Christmas I carried out my first ever exclusive Lip Art workshop, (I only wanted a few students on the course to make it an intimate) It turned out to be a great success, leading to more dates lined up for my next Lip Art workshop!

Many of my followers have asked to attend my Lip Art workshops, so I am delighted to announce I will now will be touring UK and I have plans in the pipeline to visit America (All dates will be revealed soon). 

Thanks to my amazing team, Grace Coole-Green (Make-up Assistant) , Jemma Jade Saare (Lip Model) for helping me on the day which took place at the Artrix Theatre in Bromsgrove. Finally thanks to Deborah Slewood for all the awesome pictures she captured on the day. I am looking forward to putting these images into my Lip Art portfolio and I hope to see you soon at one of my workshops!

Finally a huge thanks to the following brands for Sponsorship of the workshop, your support is massively appreciated.

Eldora False Eyelashes

LUSH Cosmetics

Victoria Loves Beauty

Nubar Professional Uk

Treasure House of Makeup

Illamasqua

Daniel Sandler Cosmetics 

Eye Kandy Cosmetics

Cocktail Cosmetics - www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk

CutECOsmetics

Simple Skincare

Rock Beauty

Sparkly Nails 

To find out more details of my next lip art workshops please email: contact@karlamakeup.co.uk 

Karla


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Blizzard Disco Make-up Creation Demonstrated at Illamasqua Beak Street Store

After winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards I was kindly asked by Illamasqua to do a live make-up demonstration in their Beak Street store window Thursday evening using their new 'Envy' Christmas Collection 2013, where my followers and shoppers had the chance to watch me at work using the new products.

After experimenting with their new collection and being inspired by their Blizzard Nail varnish (Full of beautiful subtle sequins) I designed and created this above look, naming it- Blizzard Disco! A twist of Christmas with a hint of glitz and glamour you would see at a Christmas which I brought into the hair, forehead and adding a violet shimmer glitter body paint look to the neck and chest area for that extra shimmering wow factor.

To create the Face make-up look I mainly used the NEW Fatale Eye shadow palette which has four very unique but complimentary shades. They can be worn individually, as well as together on eyes, cheeks and lips.  The eye shadows are extremely soft without any fallout so therefore are multi use.Finally to add Sculpt to my models features the NEW Sculpting Powder Duo set was used. It contains neutral matt Heliopolis for razor-sharp definition, and shimmering champagne Lumos to highlight and illuminate.

Products Used:

Brushes:

Crownbrush 

Base:

Illamasqua Skin base

SugarPill Tako Eye shadow 

Illamasqua Fatale Eye shadow Palette 

Illamasqua Sculpting Powder Duo 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer 

Eyes:

Kryolan Cine-Wax

Kryolan Spirit Gum

Illamasqua Fatale Eye shadow Palette

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe

Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar & Glitters

Lips:

Illamasqua Fatale Eye shadow palette 

Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe 

Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer 

Body Painting:

Superstar Face paint in shades- Purple, Lilac and Pure Silver

Hobby Craft Glitter 

Hair:

Sequins, Gems from Hobby Craft

Annabelles Wigs 

Many thanks to the following people that helped me with my creation;

Photographer: Peter Alberti

Model: Michaela Ireland 

Wig: Annabelles Wigs

Dress: Joanne Fleming Design

Keep a look out for my tutorial video if this look I did on myself using my new Canon Camera ;) 

Karla

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Pop Art Workshop with Karla Powell

After the success of my Pop Art Make-up creation which I created this year which made front cover of Scratch Magazine & me doing a live demonstration of the look at IMATS London my followers called out for me to teach my Pop Art skills at my first ever exclusive workshop (I only had a few selective students on the course to make it more intimate) . After the success of this Pop Art workshop I am excited to teach more workshops all inspired by my make-up portfolio. It’s an opportunity to share all my tips and skills when creating my signature looks and letting my followers into my industry secrets.

Thanks to my amazing team Grace Coole-Green (Make-up Assistant) , Seaane Chin-hoyte (Hair Assistant)  for helping me on the day. Huge thanks to guest artist International photographer Luke Woodford for inspiring my students on the day and finally thanks to Peter Alberti for all the awesome pictures capturing the day!

Finally a huge thanks to the following brands for Sponsorship of the workshop:

Eldora False Eyelashes
LUSH Cosmetics
Victoria Loves Beauty
Nubar Professional Uk
Treasure House of Makeup
Illamasqua
Daniel Sandler Cosmetics 
Eye Kandy Cosmetics
Cocktail Cosmetics - www.cocktailcosmetics.co.uk
CutECOsmetics
Simple Skincare

To find out more details of my next workshop click >here<

Karla


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NEW Make-up and hair image in my portfolio!&#8230;
~Wonder Woman Pop Art inspired~
I Created this look at my Pop Art workshop Saturday where students got to learn all my top industry tips, Pop Art make-up skills and more! We had guest artist- International photographer Luke Woodford attend the workshop too where he did his magic and took this image and gave my students lot&#8217;s of tips about the industry &amp; more! 
New log post coming on what products I used, what happened and the workshop.
Karla
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Photographer: Luke Woodford
Model: Emma C Mow-Mow 
Make-up &amp; Hair: Karla Powell Make-up Artist
Make-up Assistant: Grace Coole-Green Make-up Artist
Hair Assistant: HairBySeaane

NEW Make-up and hair image in my portfolio!…

~Wonder Woman Pop Art inspired~

I Created this look at my Pop Art workshop Saturday where students got to learn all my top industry tips, Pop Art make-up skills and more! We had guest artist- International photographer Luke Woodford attend the workshop too where he did his magic and took this image and gave my students lot’s of tips about the industry & more! 

New log post coming on what products I used, what happened and the workshop.

Karla

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Photographer: Luke Woodford

Model: Emma C Mow-Mow 

Make-up & Hair: Karla Powell Make-up Artist

Make-up Assistant: Grace Coole-Green Make-up Artist

Hair Assistant: HairBySeaane

Behind The Scenes Creating Glossy 1920s Make-up

Having the chance to work in Lille, France for photographer Luke Woodford’s Abandoned Fashion series project once again with an amazing creative team was such a pleasure and ever so inspiring for me.  I also love the fact that I had the chance once again to bring along make-up assistants to experience the project too and learn from me and the team involved.

One thing I was asked about this look was ‘How do you get glossy Eyes & What products do you use?’ Using the MAC Cosmetics gloss creme brillance as clear gloss—on eyelids, placed on top of NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Pencil in shade Bronze.Place it directly in the middle of the lid, and blend it up to the crease, staying away from the corners. Prep the under-eye with Illamasqua Skin Base Lift concealer to keep the gloss from migrating.

Karla

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Behind the scene images took by Peter Alberti & Francesca Page

My New Make-up & Hair work! Gestural Abstraction (2) Demonstrated at Vanity X, Dublin using Crown-brushes.

I was asked by VanityX to visit their make-up school in Dublin, to give a full make-up demonstration using my Crown-brushes and to let my Irish followers into world of my make-up artistry success story with my full tips in the industry and what products I love to use when creating my make-up looks!

VanityX is one of Irelands TOP Make Up Academy’s, that offer courses designed around the make-up industry with on-going student support, and REAL industry experience! The story behind Debbie Mc Quillan who set up the school a few years was so inspiring and I was so delighted and over whelmed to be asked to visit their school and to meet some of my Irish followers. It will be a day I won’t forget and hope to return there next year.

Above are the Final edited images of the Gestural Abstraction Make-up look I demonstrated to the VanityX students ( I was lucky to have professional images took of my look on the day) ‘Gestural Abstraction’ is where I had the chance to show off the process of making art! Gestural Abstraction means you are demonstrating a variety of techniques that include dripping, dabbing, smearing, and even flinging paint on to the surface of the canvas (My Model Lyn) .

To create these techniques it all depends on actions directed by the artist (Using my Duo Fibre Crown-brushes) using a sense of control interacting with chance or random occurrences better known as Action Painting! Within this look it was all down to movement on how I was feeling, so therefore was not a planned look and isn’t supposed to look symmetrical or a normal day to day make-up look. This was all down to layering and textures using the natural contours of my models features.

Many thanks to model Lynn Kelly from Assets Models and Lee from Absolute Studios for taking these awesome pictures!

Karla

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Base:

Bioderma Sensibio

Tools:
*C404
*C406
*C428
*C429
*C430
*C436
Base:
Illamasqua Skin Base
Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette
Illamasqua Precsion Ink in shade Scribe
Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black
*Shadow Black
*Line White
*Mauve
*LaLa Land
*Purple Rain
Eyes:
Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette
Illamasqua Precsion Ink in shade Scribe
Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black
Kryolan Spirit Gum 
Lips:
Superstar Face Paints in shades:
*LaLa Land
*Purple Rain
Illamasqua Precsion Ink in shade Scribe
Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black

 

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