I’ll admit I’m a fan of Britney, especially her music videos! Toxic is my favourite video of hers and it has so many different looks going on that I just had to try them all!
Here’s the first one I tried, Nick photoshopped my hair so it matches hers, HE SAVED ME SO MUCH MONEY IN WIG FUNDS! $$$$$$$$$$$$
Step 1: Primer- elf eye primer in Sheer
Step 2: Draw the outline of the red using a red lip liner or eyeliner. I started by drawing a line from the top of my brow down to my inner corner, in my crease (leave the lid blank) out into a winged formation connecting with the end of my eyebrow and then over top of my eyebrow.
Step 3: Fill in the red. You can use the same pencil or do what I did and switch to a jumbo pencil (saves a little time). - Nyx jumbo pencil in Cherry
Step 4: Apply a matte red eyeshadow all over the red eyeliner to set it. - 120 palette Red
Step 5: Using a black eyeliner, fill in the eyelid, line underneath the eye, and draw a strong dramatic wing out the side of the eye. - Nyx jumbo pencil in Slate
Step 6; Apply a matte black eyeshadow all over the black eyeliner to set it. I used a small brush so it reduced fallout and didn’t blend into the red. - 120 palette matte black
Step 7: False lashes - Hong Kong Lashes #10
Step 8: Black eyeliner and mascara - Marcelle black eyeliner, Cargo Triple Action mascara
Step 9: Foundation - do this after the eye makeup to reduce blending/fallout issues. - Almay true blend foundation
Step 10: Red blush on the highest part of the cheekbones and lightly blend down. I used the same red eye shadow as my blush!
Step 10: Red lips! I used Boots No.7 lipstick In Dare Devil and then patted some of the red eyeshadow over top to match!
*Bonus!: Red wig or photoshop! You can also add diamond sunglasses and all the black leather you can find
Hope you enjoy!!!
When you wear makeup that goes beyond a basic natural look, the biggest thing to remember is that confidence is the key for rocking any look. If bold fuchsia lips are your trademark, or you can’t imagine life without your peacock blue frosted eye shadow, then wear it and wear it well!
Makeup is all about expressing your individuality, and showing off the many sides of your dynamic personality! Your look doesn’t need to follow any rules you can go over-the-top and be outrageous, and it can work. Any diva with distinction knows that if your head is held high, people will notice you first and your makeup second.
Be careful not to match your makeup to your outfit. It can be too much and end up looking tacky. If you’re dressed to the nines, your face should be low-drama and if you are wearing a sparkly dress then don’t apply sparkly makeup. Instead, stick with a smokey eye and if you are wearing bold prints or colour, keep your makeup neutral.
Absolutely, practice confidence, look in the mirror, state the positive things about
yourself. Don’t focus on the negative. Enhance the good features you have, are
your eyes beautiful? Enhance that with lashes to get a more dramatic
effect in front of the camera. Being a model is very much like playing a
role, you have to believe it and in yourself for others to see it too. Don’t ever focus on what you feel is wrong with you, esp not your weight, all weights have a role in the modelling world, it’s how you look and how you present yourself. Focus on that “look”, and by that I mean figure out what you are looking to model (is it in pin up? runway? glamor?) Then figure out the best portfolio for yourself. Buy clothes that fit the genre you are looking to model in, style your hair, practice bold make up. If you are looking to model for a certain company like playboy or vogue for example, study what that magazine wants. Look at the other models, what are they wearing? How is their hair done? Try to match the genre/stye the company wants in your portfolio. Do a LOT of TFP (trade for portfolio) work to start with, build a decent portfolio (Don’t pay a photographer, many photographers are happy to just work with other talent to build their portfolio also in the beginning) That portfolio is what is going to get you gigs, and the photos you will submit to websites and agents. Then network, go to other modelling events, runway shows, meet the people involved with them, befriend people with similar interests online and other models, often models can help each other out, as can a good modelling agency. Just remember your portfolio is key. Best of luck aspiring starlet!
Now, i’m just gonna do a quick little run down on a few items from my new favourite brand, MakeUp Revolution. It’s Superdrugs latest budget range, and in a lot of ways it resembles their existing range Make Up Academy, but with a lot more character - brighter, bolder colours being its most exciting staple. I’m a huge lover of affordable, good quality, bright make up, so it’s all right up my street!
Some of the products are a little hit and miss, in particular the £1 lipsticks vary in quality, but here are a few of my favourites so far - thrown on rather quickly so excuse the lack of additional make up or super-precise application!
One of their £1 lippies, in shade ‘Scandalous’. This one is getting the most wear out of me atm - the colour is rich, vibrant, and fun, and most exciting of all is that it stays for absolutely AGES! I can pop it on in the morning and it’ll last me right up until the evening, even when eating and drinking! It does take a few layers to pop on, and if like me, you have horribly chapped lips (more on that soon), then the coverage isn’t as good. But for healthy lips, a few layers on and you’re good to go!
Another one of the £1 lippies is ‘Atomic’ - a dark emerald shade. I can’t comment much on the long-lasting wear of this as i’ve not had the opportunity to wear it out yet, but i’m really impressed by its easy application and rich colour. One of the things i’m enjoying so far is that these aren’t too oily - a little thick and waxy yes, but not uncomfortable, and if anything the taste is rather yummy, so no unpleasantness yet!
Now for reference - behold my horrible lips! They’re bitten, chapped, and sore right now, which sucks majorly. However, to prove a point - these lippies have been applied to these lips, so you can see even with my lip colour being a variety of angry reds, it still has fantastic coverage!
I’ll be waiting for my lips to heal before I post more, but i’m going to write a bit on some of the Velvet Lip Laquers soon, so watch this space.