Karla Powell Make-up Artist

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

 

Winner of Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Award 2013- Professional Category.

Congratulations to the other winners! I am so thankful and over whelmed about winning the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards competition (Professional Make-Up Artist Category) Every day I am so thankful for the support from my followers, support from my amazing family & friends and for everyone that always believes in my dreams! I could of never done this without you all & for that I thank you all from the bottom of my heart ♥ I am so excited now to assist the legend Alex Box on a photoshoot as part of one of my prizes. Dreams do come true. For those wanting to know more about the story behind my winning ‘Back to Roots’ make-up and hair look please click >here< on my inspiration blog post I did last week. 
And finally for those asking what I used to create the look. I have a full list below:
Peppering skin to perfection using the following Skin Care:
Tools:
SS002 Deluxe Angle Foundation
SS012 Deluxe Crease
SS013 Deluxe Angle Blush
SS021 Syntho Blending Fluff
SS024 Syntho Precision Powder
SS026 Syntho Angle Shader
Base:
Illamasqua Skin Base
Illamasqua Blusher in shade Lover
Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette
Illamasqua Precsion Ink in shade Scribe
Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black
Eyes:
Kryolan Shimmering Vision Palette
Illamasqua Blusher in shade Lover
Illamasqua Precsion Ink in shade Scribe
Golden Rose Style Liner in Black Black
Kryolan Spirit Gum 
Lips:
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet
Superstar Face Paint in shade 025 Darkest Brown 
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Eye Contacts: MesmerEyeZ Sclera

Nails: Nailed It

Nail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann Lady is a Tramp

Wig & Hair: Annabelles Wigs - Using Mehron Metallic Powder

Head Piece: Adrienne Honie

Thank you to photographer Estelle Jones for taking wonderful behind the scene pictures on the day as well as supporting me. 
Karla
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My Illamasqua Back to Roots Make-up & Hair Competition Entry Look from a different view!

I was lucky to have a talented photography friend Estelle Jones taking pictures of me creating my make-up, hair and nail look for the Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards on the day Saturday at BAFTAs. 

I created a NEW Blog Post the other day on how I got into the competition, what I had to do on the day of the competition and what was the theme for the day to help me come up with my inspiration of my ‘Back to Roots’ make-up and hair look!You can read more >here< as well as voting for me! Your voted ends this Monday 

Thank you to all those that have voted so far! 

Karla

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Eye Contacts: MesmerEyeZ Sclera

Nails: Nailed It

Nail Varnish: Deborah Lippmann Lady is a Tramp

Wig: Annabelles Wigs 

Head Piece: Adrienne Honie

Vote For Me to WIN The Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2013! 

To enter the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-up Artistry awards you have to fall under a category of Working Professional Make-up Artist, Make-up Student or a Non-Professional (self-taught artist!) You enter in two make-up looks which I did then you get picked by the judges to make it to the live finals. Much to my relief I got told three weeks ago I made it to the finals competing against three other professional make-up artists in my category having the chance to win a day assisting Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box and a £2,000 cash prize & £250 (RRP) worth of Illamasqua make-up!

We had 1 hour to create the make-up transformation in the Princess Ann Theatre –BAFTA LONDON in front of a live audience where my amazing friends and loved ones supported me as well as some of my amazing fans, which was scored by the Floor Judges (David and Spob). Followed by a 5 min presentation to the Curtain Judges! Yes the main people such as Alex Box, Julian Kynaston before moving onto the photography set to take an un touched image of my work for LIVE Facebook votes.

We then had 5 minutes to present my model Sara Grabek and make-up transformation to the Curtain Judges. The contestants are allowed a mood board to help answer any questions the judges may have.

All judges will have 30 minutes after each category has presented to deliberate. As a group the judges will need to agree the amount of points given to each contestant using the marking criteria so this made up 90% of my votes!  This has now turned into a percentage to go along with the public vote on Illamasqua’s Facebook page and that’s where I need your 10% vote if you love my look I have created. The closing date being the 14th October 2013.

Finally one thing you have all been asking me. What was the theme? Here is what I was given to help me create my make-up transformation….

'Show Us the Future'

What’s your view of make-up in the future? What will change and what will remain?

What I see in the future…

The name of my make-up and hair look was ‘Back to Roots’. In the future I believe woman will appreciate natural beauty more and stop elaborating themselves with cosmetic surgery and go back to roots where nature and pure beauty begun and be inspired by nature around them rather than getting distracted by other around them. Today I believe we take care of ourselves so much more than we ever have in history, such as eating well, exercising and we want to know what is in our products, food and skin care and finally for the first time Organic products in the beauty industry are blooming quickly. 

We will have pale skin as we continue to protect our skin more from UV Rays. Our eyes will adapt to protect us from stronger harmful UV rays as the O-zone layer gets stronger and we will start to use the most purest organic products in our make-up, hair and skin care. Origins being one of my main inspirations for this look demonstrate already in their range going back to roots using Anogeissus - a sacred tree that is deeply integrated into African culture as an extract in their skin care for a natural wound healer and antimicrobial. Their range of Plantiscription contains potent plants and bark extracts to wash away dirt, makeup and impurities. This is where the inspiration from the twig hair and twig nails came from. 

Woman will be more daring with hair and nails too being inspired by nature around them such as birds, trees, leaves and the colours of nature.

What will remain?

Red Lips! Red lips have fascinated men and women alike since 3,000 BCE. A bold look that demands attention, red lipstick has been advocated by the world’s most powerful women! And in the beginning, the ingredients used to create this were red dye taken from seaweed, crushed precious jewels and even Cleopatra, desiring a deeper red used crushed carmine beetles and ants. Queen Elizabeth used a simpler recipe of beeswax and plant derived red dye and my Nan from the 1940s being her only luxury rationed beauty item could only wear red lipstick! So to me in the future red lips will continue to be a timeless beauty look even in 1000s of years to come.

Finally to bring this whole make-up and hair design together in my crazy mind I took inspiration from David McKean. An English illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawings, paintings, photography and digital art and sculpture. His work from his Persistence of Vision illustrations helped me achieve this look at the Illamasqua competition! It brought my whole concept together and helped me tell my story to the judges.

“She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

I am overwhelmingly grateful to have the chance to show my skills to the judges at Illamasqua Saturday & to have amazing support from my followers hit me how far I have come by believing in myself & my dreams

And, for me, this weekend means this year was a success. And for that, I am thankful. Everyone is a winner in my eyes from my category & I wish them all the luck in the world. I am just happy to have had that opportunity. Thank you everyone.

Click this >link< to like and share my Make-up Creation if you love my look. Every vote counts :) 

Karla

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I LOVED creating this #glossy #highfashion 1920s inspired #makeup look on @staceyhannant ! #dreammodel in Belgium! @thelukewoodford chatting #photography in the background he he ☺️

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