Models Own are renown for their super cute nail polish stands, inhabited by an array colours that would put the biggest double rainbow to shame! But the company is rapidly becoming known for much more than nail polish… Models Own have recently expanded and opened their first flagship store in Westfield Shopping Centre (Stratford, London) and filled it with a whole host of makeup products in a variety of stunning collections!! This week I received some of their latest products and they are simply amazing!
I have two lipsticks in a Matte finish (pictured left) and two in the Velvet finish (pictured right). Here are the swatches in both natural daylight and under mobile flash. You can see that the product stay true to the shade of the lipstick bullet even under the flash. Their staying power is fantastic and I had to use an oil-based remover to get them off my arm.
Each Luxestick Lipstick retails at £7.99, but Models Own have an offer online and in-store during February where you can get a free Luxestick lipstick when you spend £10 or more. You just need to add the code LUXE10 at the checkout.
Next up are Models Owns ‘Colour Chrome Eyeshadow Kits’. When I popped in store a couple of weeks back the girls swatched these for me and I was absolutely blown away by the pigment pay-off! Much like the lipstick, I had to remove the swatches with an oil-based remover as they would not budge!
The kit comes with a little mixing tray, a primer liquid and the metallic eyeshadow. Again, 10 shades are available in this collection and I have 3 of them to show you. The consistency is very creamy and it glides on with ease using your finger or a brush. It’s a thick medium and a little goes a long, so you can use the primer to dilute the cream but I feel the thickness adds to the intense metallic pay-off.
I have swatched the eyeshadow straight from the pot on the left, and on the right I have mixed the eyeshadow with a tiny amount of the primer. If you use too much you get more of a wishy-washy pay-off so bare that in mind. Personally, I don’t really see the point of the primer. There wasn’t any obviously contrast with and without the primer (unless you use too much) and it lasted just the same without. I think it’s phenomenal all on it’s own! I will definitely be stocking more of these in my kit.
Each Colour Chrome Kit retails at £14.99
The last three swatches I have to show you are from the MyShadow Cream Eyeshadow Collection. Once more there are 10 beautiful shades available in this range. Just to clarify incase you thought I had swatched the same shade twice, I happened to chose 2 almost identical eyeshadows from this assembly. I’m quite surprised by how similar they are, in my opinion I think one should have been a bit deeper or brighter in tone to differentiate the two.
The MyShadow Cream Eyeshadows are less shiny than the Colour Chrome pots, but still have a gorgeous shimmery glow. The consistency is creamy with a smooth finish compare to the thick finish of the Chrome pots, and would go on the eyes best with your finger rather than using a brush.
Each pot retails at £6.99
Overall, I am a massive fan of these products and I am excited by what Models Own have produced for us thus far! They have hit the floor running and I look forward to seeing AND trying more from them throughout 2017!
Let me know if you have tried any of the Models Own makeup and what you think?
when you wonder why you don’t look like your favorite famous person, read this
—perfectly humidified houses: people who live in overly dry or overly damp air are bound to have skin that reflects either of those things (dry or oily).
—weekly or even daily massages: exercising, sleeping, and functioning are all so much easier and more effective when your muscles are loose and toxin-free.
—alkaline water to drink and pure, filtered water to shower/bathe in: in my city, the water is DISGUSTING… the chemicals in it make it barely drinkable, and my skin definitely suffers. remember that superstars have filtered showerheads filtering their already-filtered water that probably comes from their own personal well. and don’t get it twisted… lady gaga is NOT drinking Dasani.
—personal nutritionists: yes, famous people usually have someone to cook for them, but they also have people constantly monitoring their vitamin intake, iron levels, potassium, thyroid function, etc. no wonder the most powerful people in the world never seem to get sick.
—chiropractic care: there’s a reason why superstars like Beyonce never slouch and always look upright and regal. yes, standing up straight is a habit you form, but that habit is much easier to form when you don’t have vertebrate subluxations.
—state-of-the-artskincare: i’m not just talking about lotions and potions. i’m talking about constant (maybe nightly) facials, microdermabrasion, fraxel, you name it. think of your favorite cosmetic store (ulta, sephora, aveda) and imagine your bathroom looked like that, having permanent access to those things. your skin would look dank too.
professional teeth-whitening home gyms tanning beds saltwater pools perfect mattresses private chefs personal stylists… the list goes on
many of your idols work hard for these luxuries, and you should never stop striving to be the person you want to be. but their perfection is not effortless and your flaws are not a sign that you’re not trying hard enough.
if they are the kings and queens, with access to everything they need to be regal and perfect, we are the real people. we are hardy. we are the scrappy, imperfect warriors of the woods and streets and fields. we drink tap water and use lotion from the grocery store and we crack our own backs when we can and massage each other’s shoulders when we can’t. we sleep on hard beds. we eat whatever frozen meals are on sale that week. we buy discount makeup and cut our own hair and fish our clothes from the sale rack and walk on dirty sidewalks.
and you know… I think they probably have moments where they are jealous of us
As many of you know, I am a fully trained ‘Media Makeup Artist’. The media part refers to being qualified in various areas of makeup, such as body painting, special FX, sculpting, wig making, airbrushing, generic beauty makeup, etc… And SFX makeup is probably one of my favourite things to do. For anyone who does not dabble in makeup SFX can appear very impressive yet difficult to do / recreate, but in actual fact, it doesn’t need to be, nor is it hard to do at all. At least not when the hard part is done for you - sculpting and making the moulds. You can purchase pre-made silicone molds of cuts, burns, scars, bites, bullet wounds, etc… that will give you the most realistic effects! Halloween for instance is a busy time in most media makeup artists schedules, and we don’t have time to be sculpting and moulding for every clients requirements, so it’s ideal to have a couple of these assortment molds from PAM in our kit.
MEL Inc specialise in SFX, and produce the pre-made silicone molds as well as the materials required to fill them. They also have a host of pre-made made silicone appliances that are ‘ready to apply’ if you prefer not to make them yourself. It’s a very simple process to produce the prosthetic pieces as MEL Inc have made it easy with the use of their MELGEL Prosthetic Cream.
You simply apply a small amount of Vaseline to your silicone molds, and then fill the mold using some of the Prosthetic Cream - if you are familiar with Probondo then you’ll see that the MELGEL Cream works in the same way. You could also use cap plastic instead of Vaseline as this will allow you blend away your edges with acetone once you’ve placed onto the skin. You need to make sure you press the cream right into all the crevices of the mold so that it picks up all the detail.
The next step is to scrape along the mold with a credit card, or something similar that has a straight firm edge to it. This will clean up the surface, ensuring a flat base, and that the edges will be completely thin so the appliance will be seamless on the skin. Then you just need to wait for it dry - I always place mine above the radiator or in the airing cupboard. Make sure not to place it anywhere that dust is going to settle on the surface. Once it’s set you’ll have a tacky surface ready to adhere to the skin!
The fun part is colouring your appliance. I always prefer to use Skin Illustrator palettes as they are alcohol activated paints, so they are waterproof - no fear of the colour flaking off or running in the rain. I like to purchase the smaller ‘on set’ palettes as they are cheaper, and as I don’t use them too often, this size is ideal for me. I will be doing a tutorial on how to use these products in the new year.
SO… I have a 20% discount code for you to shop at PAM which will run for 1 week starting from today! The code is ‘shonagh20′ be sure to type it in at the checkout to receive money off!
me and начертательная геометрия are enemies from the day we met, mostly bcs i haven’t bought an eraser yet and the folders for drawing with frames that i bought are of wrong orientation, plus i can’t find a4 sized ones bcs i’m rly lazy to go anywhere from freakin north tushino, hopefully i can get some in khimki bcs going to the center takes like an hour and a half
and i keep eating fast food but it’s ok bcs they’re terrorizing us at физра and i don’t have to worry about getting fat, the thing i do have to worry about tho is getting a heart attack and a rupture of ligaments
and i still have to figure out why are ppl running in the subway when there’s metro every minute and 30 seconds
Last week I uploaded a video using only affordable makeup with a great set of brushes that are affordable with my discount code: ‘SHOWBEAUTY’ The code gets you a whopping 70% off the retail price: http://vpwow.com/showbeauty
This look is suitable for all eye shapes, and the shimmer finishes really make this an eye-catching look. All the products used are linked in the description bar of the video.