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METALLIC BLUE

If you haven’t already seen the editorial image for the new ‘Neo Noir’ collection from KIKO cosmetics then Google it now!!
It’s all about the eyes and subtle glowing skin, simply captivating! The PR company for KIKO contacted me and asked if would like to sample some of the new collection and naturally I said ‘YES’.
I just had to recreate the eyes from that image, and of course, I filmed it.

Here is a link to the tutorial: https://youtu.be/pwHyk5LicS8

METALLIC & PEARL

Last week I shot with photographer, Martin Higgs on a new set of beauty images. We used to shoot together a lot, creating OTT beauty looks using mediums such as paint, treacle, prosthetics and Fullers Earth, to name but a few.

We thought it was time we got together again and produced some stunning work to update our portfolios.

I’ve seen this blown-out lip look trending recently, so I knew I wanted to recreate it within one of the 4 makeup looks.
I combined metallic pigments with Pearl pigments and used them in a variety of ways to achieve different levels of glow to the skin, eyes and lips.

On the décolletage I mixed the pearl pigment with water and painted it onto the chest, shoulders and neck. I knew once the water dried it would leave behind the pigment in an even finish.

For the eyes I mixed the metallic pigment with a mixing medium and layered it over a cream coloured eyeshadow. Then, I gently feathered a touch of pearl pigment mixed with a clear body gloss to the very centre of the lids so it would catch the light. 

I also added this same mix to the Cupid’s bow of the lip and to the centre of the bottom lip.

The rest of the bright colours were cream eyeshadows blended over the foundation which hadn’t been set. This means the product had some slip and made blending the products a dream!

The team:
Makeup - Shonagh Scott (Me)
Photographer - Martin Higgs
Model - Caitlin Burles
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova

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EYEBROW GROOMING TUTORIAL - 6 STEPS TO PERFECTLY SHAPED BROWS!

I often get asked how I shape my eyebrows, so I decided to create this tutorial showing you the easy process in 6 steps;

* Guideline
* Shaping
* Filling In
* Set In Place
* Clean Up

You can purchase all the products I’ve used here:

* Eyebrow Pencil - ZOEVA Graphic Brows
Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/2kWL0lJ

* Optional * Eyebrow Stencil
Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/2kWsBWp

* Tweezerman Tweezers
Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/2lwBWah

* Tweezerman Brow Shaping Scissors
Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/2kWt8rr

* Benefit Ready, Set Brow! Clear Brow Gel
UK & Worldwide: http://bit.ly/2kWmnpq
US: http://bit.ly/2kWzxTh

* Too Faced Born This Way Concealer
UK: http://bit.ly/2kWIlZx
US: http://bit.ly/2lwHqSC

* MAC 212 Flat Brush
UK: http://bit.ly/2kWHLe4
US: http://bit.ly/2lwDbqf

Let me know how you get on trying these steps.

Shonagh x

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VALENTINE’S DAY MAKEUP TUTORIALS - PART 2

The tutorial above is for those of you who prefer cool toned eyeshadow looks. Not everyone likes or suits warm eyeshadow - which we have come to associate with Valentine’s Day makeup tutorials nowadays. So this halo effect eyeshadow is perfect for those of you that love a smoky eye with more of a sombre finish. 

WARM BROWNS WITH A HINT OF VIOLET 
My latest tutorial uses the exact same technique as the tutorial above except I’ve swapped the colours from cool to warm, and added in an accent colour.

TWO-TONED BLUE 
This tutorial is still one of my favourites! If you’re a fan of colour then definitely check out this tutorial, it will not disappoint. Who says you have to sport Red this Valentine’s Day?

COOL PINKS & BLACK LINER 
If you prefer something more subtle then take a look at this makeup tutorial. Simplicity at it’s best… but still on trend for Valentine’s! 

TWO-TONE SPRING INSPIRED CAT-EYE
Another favourite of mine. This is a look I get a lot of requests for from my clients. If you love to sport a sexy feline eye then you need to try out these techniques! 

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METALLIC

I recently shot with my friend and photographer, Martin Higgs, and model, Caitlin Burles. I created 4 makeup looks on the day, this being the last of the set. I love how this particular image captures Caitlins’ natural beauty but still has an element of ‘pow’ with the metallic lips and chest. 

How-to: 
I used Mehrons metallic pigment in ‘Rose’ mixed with water to liquify it, and I used a large makeup brush to apply the mixture to the neck and décolletage.
* If you want more of a glossy finish you can mix the pigment with something like a clear body gloss or glycerin.
I wanted more of a muted glow which is why I chose water as my mixing medium, although I did add a touch of MAC’s clear gloss to the centre of the lips so it would catch the light. 

For the skin I kept it relatively simple; I brush on some of the new ‘BECCA Backlight Primer’ all over the face - it gives you that ‘glow from within’ look. Note, I had previously cleansed, toned and moisturised Caitlin’s face prior to this step.
Over the backlight primer I worked in Illamasqua’s Skin Base foundation using a dampened Beauty Blender sponge, and set the centre of the face with MAC’s ‘Mineralise Skin Finish Natural’ in ‘Medium Plus’. 
I filled the brows in following her natural shape, and used a soft brow powder for this as I didn’t want anything too defined. 
Using MAC’s Sculpt powder and an angled brush by ZOEVA, I softly sunk the hollows of the cheeks to add some shape to this area.
On the top of cheekbones I used a ZOEVA fan brush to sweep over this beautiful Purple toned highlighter from the new ZOEVA ‘Winter Strobe Spectrum’ palette. You may also notice I have also added a subtle amount of the same product to the inner corner of the eyes. This highlighter worked so well with the Rose coloured metallic pigment. 

The team: 

Makeup - Shonagh Scott (Me)
Photographer - Martin Higgs
Model - Caitlin Burles
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova

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PEARL-ROSE CHROME FINISH SMOKEY EYE

A couple of weeks ago I showed you swatches of the new ModelsOwnChrome Colour Eyeshadow Kits’ here on my blog, and over on my YouTube channel I created a tutorial featuring the Vintage Pink shade from the collection. 

It’s the perfect product to use when creating that on-trend cut-crease smokey eye that we’re seeing all over Instagram. Metallics are also huge at the moment, so paired with a pink liquid glitter mix, you have a super eye-catching makeup look! 

All the products used have been listed and linked in the description bar of the video. 

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VALENTINES DAY MAKEUP TUTORIALS - PART 1

Valentine’s day is on Tuesday, so for those of you that have dates or maybe dinner with the girls I have some makeup ideas for you! 

These are tutorials that I have created over the past couple of years and are the most popular on my channel. You have a mix of options from full on glam to more subtle sultry looks, as well as the choice of warm eyeshadows to cool toned eyeshadows. 

ROSE CHAMPAGNE 
This is the most popular from the list, with over 1.6 million views. 

 SOFT DAYTIME GLAM 
This tutorial is about subtle matte shadows and placing the emphasis on the lashes!

GLAM METALLIC VALENTINES DAY LOOK
If you love a metallic finish that is eye catching then check out this tutorial! It features warm shades but you can easily mix it up and use cool tones.

SEXY DATE NIGHT EYES
For those of you that love the full on smoky look with a crisp wing using Black eyeshadow then this tutorial is a must for you! 

PRETTY IN PINK
All about the eyes! Soft hues with dark liner to frame the eyes, and a pop of cream liner on the waterline to make the eyes look bigger!

B E C C A   S U N L I T   B R O N Z E R   C O L L E C T I O N  

This week I received the brand new BECCA Sunlit Bronzer Collection which was kindly gifted to me by the goddesses of BECCA themselves.

As we know BECCA do highlighters really well, I’m also a huge fan of their Multi-tasking Perfecting Powders. So my enthusiasm for this new Bronzer collection will come as no surprise. 

On opening the box I was greeted by the unusual Bronzed version of the distinctive BECCA compact. The reflective antique Gold feels super luxe and pairs perfectly with the glossy Brown housing of the bronzers. 
Inside each attractive compact resembles the silky sand dunes of the Sahara Desert! 
And much like the hot sand glistening under the beaming rays of the Sun, this creamy powder is laced with light reflecting particles that shine through. 


There are 5 shades available all of which are a neutral coloured bronze which makes them suitable for every skin-tone. The formula is a creamy powder which sweeps over the skin beautifully; used lightly they will give you a softly sun-kissed appearance, but layer the bronzer and you can achieved ‘just-stepped-off-the-beach’ skin! 

Here are swatches of all the shades - the top set were taken outside in direct daylight, the bottom set were inside by the window - subtle differences but I think it’s good to see how a product looks both indoors and outside.
With flash photography the product pretty much looked identical to the bottom image - a subtle glow. 

From left to right:
BALI SANDS - Soft Golden Beige, fair to medium skin tones.
CAPRI COAST - Warm Golden Bronze, light to medium skin tones. 
BRONZED BONDI - Medium Amber, medium skin tones. 
IPANEMA SUN - Medium Auburn Brown, medium to dark skin tones.
MAUI NIGHTS - Sienna-Kissed Bronze, deep skin tones. 

Tips for applying the bronzer;
Sweep in a C-shape motion starting at the apples of the cheeks and gliding upwards towards the temples. 

Each bronzer retail at $38 each and are available at Ulta and BECCA cosmetics.
They will also be available for purchase from Sephora on 25th April! 

M.U.I   M A K E - U P   M A G A Z I N E  

If you’re into all things makeup then I can’t recommend this magazine enough!

From reading my creative makeup breakdowns to watching my makeup tutorials you’ll know I’m an avid fan of Kryolan UK products.
My makeup kit originated in college back in 2003 and everything was supplied by Kryolan Professional Make-up, that’s where my love started.

On the walls in our makeup classroom hung posters of wild and wacky makeup looks by Kryolan artists. Everything they produced left me feeling inspired as a makeup artist, and the brand still has that effect on me now.
Whether it’s the content created for this magazine, or, the astounding creations for their annual calendars, you will always be left in awe by the talents that represent Kryolan. 

Back in my college days Kryolan were apart of Charles Fox and I used to visit their Covent Garden store (which is now their Kryolan Store) and I was like a child at Christmas. My eyes would light up and I would feel giddy with excitement as I perused the shelves desperate to play with every single item.
I have always gravitated towards the SFX (Special FX) products more than the beauty ones. Something about seeing fake moustaches and foam latex noses lights a fire in my belly, and the inner artist in me instantly want to completely transform someones face! There’s no place like Kryolan at Halloween… Oh, except for my makeup room of course ;) 

SO… Kryolan have released issue 4 of their M.U.I magazine and it’s brilliant, especially if you’re looking to further educate yourself on makeup or just learn more about the brand.
Paul Merchant (Head of Make-Up and Make-Up Design at Kryolan UK) has created some inspiring looks within the magazine and has produced a step-by-step guide on how to achieve these looks. 
I’d recommend it for both aspiring MUAs and industry professionals alike, it’s packed full of tips and tricks.

I’d personally recommend reading the article about ‘Skin Tones and Skin Undertones!’ as it’s very informative, and important if you’re looking to get into makeup or brush up on your colour theory. Even if you’re just a makeup lover, when it comes to choosing the right foundation for you it’s essential you understand the undertone of your skin.

M.U.I magazine retails at just £5.95, and for the invaluable information it provides you with it’s a bargain! 

This is not a sponsored post, I just felt it was well worth sharing with you all. 
You can purchase the magazine in-store or via their website ‘here’.

Happily Never After

Last October my Happily Never After Disney collection went viral!
So naturally I just had to film a tutorial for one of the looks.

I chose Belle!
The storyline behind this look was that poor Belle had not listened to the Beast when he angrily told her to stay away from the West Wing. He discovered that she had touched his precious, wilting Rose, and attacked Belle! 

Here is the tutorial for this beautiful, but gory look: 

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NUDE & STRIPE NAUTICAL NAIL ART FOR SPRING

You can create this design with both Gel polish and regular nail polish.
I’m trained in Gel Polish application and use this method on my own nails as it lasts much longer than regular polish.

As Spring is on our doorstep I was feeling the urge to create something fresh and simplistic!
Nude nails go with any outfit, and the nautical stripes add a subtle ‘fashion’ element without being over the top.

I wore this design on my nails last year and received SO many compliments, so I knew I just had to share the ‘how-to’ with you all.

All the products and equipment used are listed below:

Products Used:
Nail Harmony LED Gelish Curing Lamp (as featured in the tutorial)
http://amzn.to/2mvx18j

Cheaper LED Nail Curing Lamp
http://amzn.to/2lNLTlb

Gelish starter kit including;
*PH Bond
*Foundation (Base)
*Top It Off (Top Coat)
*Nourishing Cuticle Oil
*Nail Bed Cleanser
*Gel Polish Remover
http://amzn.to/2ngiEV4

OPI Gel Colour - Tiramisu For Two
http://amzn.to/2mc9wiB

Nail Harmony Gelish - Artic Freeze (White)
http://amzn.to/2mc9JCo

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FAKE A TANNED COMPLEXION THIS SPRING 

My face is always much paler than my body and sometimes it’s necessary to darker my complexion to match. I thought I would show you a quick way to deepen your complexion to give the appearance of a Summer tan but with a natural finish!
If you like to fake tan your body and not your face then this is also a great technique. Often using fake tan on your face can make it look very uneven and also cause breakouts, so I would recommend only using fake tan on your body and use makeup to deepen your face instead.

Products Used:
Murad Oil Control
UK & Free Worldwide Delivery: http://bit.ly/2nZeQdV

PoreFessional Pore Minimising MakeUp
http://bit.ly/2nKUrHh

Dew The Hoola - Benefit
UK & Free Worldwide Delivery: http://bit.ly/2nwsxhd
US: http://bit.ly/2nZhKiQ

Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation - Light / Medium Neutral
UK: http://bit.ly/2oNcc84
US: http://bit.ly/2nZoi0S

Becca Multi Tasking Perfecting Powder - Beige
UK: http://bit.ly/2nZ9MWM
US: http://bit.ly/2nZeVOF

Galifornia Blush - Benefit
UK & Free Worldwide Delivery: http://bit.ly/2nwtiac
US: http://bit.ly/2nZgUCJ

Smashbox Primer Water
UK: http://amzn.to/2owXqCW
US: http://bit.ly/2nwmEAv

Bobbi Brown Peach Corrector
UK: http://bit.ly/2nwuV7O
US: http://bit.ly/2nwyafh

Vichy Dermablend Powder
UK: http://bit.ly/2nwyoTF
US: http://bit.ly/2nwkDVf

Rollerlash Mascara - Benefit
UK & Free Worldwide Delivery: http://bit.ly/2nwE93E
US: http://bit.ly/2nZ7J50

ZOEVA Soft Kohl - Karnat
Worldwide Shipping: http://bit.ly/2nwvvCw

Eldora False Eyelashes H167
https://www.eldorashop.co.uk/H167

MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Acrylip - 300
UK: http://bit.ly/2ox43Wd
US: http://bit.ly/2nZxCBF

Illamasqua Lip Pencil - Rowdy
http://bit.ly/2n147jO



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LIP SWATCHES

Today’s video is a quick one showcasing the entire Pure Velour & Pure Lacquer Lips Collection by ZOEVA

There are 16 shades in the range - 8 in a creamy matte finish, and 8 in high shine finish. All are enriched with vitamin E, are 100% free of parabens, mineral oils and perfume. They are super comfortable to wear and very long lasting.

You can purchase both collection at £58.00 each, OR, £9.99 per individual tube

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SMOKY PEACH EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

This intense smoky eye is suitable for a night out with girls, date night, Prom or any other evening event.

I’ve used Peach as my accent colour, but you can change it up to suit the colour of your outfit.
Just use the same principle whereby you blend a lighter transition shade (in your chosen colour scheme) through the socket, and build it up using deeper versions of that colour until you’re ready add in Charcoal / Black at the very outer edge for dimension.

All the products used have been linked in the description bar - please note that the Sweet Peach Palette is currently sold out online but should be back soon.

If you have any tutorial requests please leave a comment below.

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Decanting & Melting Lipsticks - Ideal For MUA’s & MakeUp Hoarders

If you saw my last post then you’ll have been expecting this tutorial! 

Enjoy! x

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DOUBLE CLEANSE SKINCARE ROUTINE

I’ve really got into a swing with my skincare routine of late, and I’ve adopted the ‘Double Cleanse’ regime which really cleans your face aiding the skins texture and clearness.
My breakouts have become less frequent and it really only takes a few minutes to do once you get the hang of your routine and the order the products are applied.

You don’t necessarily have to use expensive products, as long as you’re giving your skin a double cleanse in the evening then you will be removing all the dirt, grime and makeup that sits on the surface. The stuff that gets left behind after only 1 cleanse aids the bacteria that sits on your skin, causing breakouts!

All the products used / recommended have been listed in the description bar of the video for you.

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Smoked Out Winged Liner

This week I filmed a tutorial featuring a winged liner that has been smoked out.

Ordinarily, the smoke would be on top of the liner but I took inspiration from the recent ‘reversed winged liner’ that Kim Kardashian has been seen sporting, which extends out straight from the lower lash line, and I put my own spin on it by extending the smoke all the way out to the tip of the liner as well as lining the top lash line.
This results in a clean crisp finish on top, and a smoky sultry finish to the bottom.

As you can see from the two images above, you can pair this eye makeup with a Red glossy lip and straight hair, or, you can change it up with a nude lip and bouncy curly hair!

Two contrasting finishes with just one eye look.

The tutorial for this makeup will be up on my channel Sunday, 1pm GMT. Click here to the subscribe to my YouTube for free;
http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=Smiles2310

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 🎄

Here is my Peach Fudge makeup tutorial, perfect for the festive season.

You could always add a hint of sparkle for NYE!

Enjoy x

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Soft Neutral Smokey Eyes 

Happy New Year Beauties. 
My first upload of 2017 is a soft neutral smokey eye with equally neutral face makeup and a nude lip.

This can be worn as a soft daytime smoke without the Black accent on the outer edges, or, you can pair it with a pinky lip to give the overall makeup a subtle colour change.

Enjoy!

MELT COSMETICS PRIME ROSE COLLECTION

These lipsticks were kindly sent to me just before Christmas, and they’re a welcomed addition to my ever growing Melt collection.

In this particular assembly there are 5 shades in total, all in Soft Rose hues. The formula is creamy but sets to a matte finish, and in my experience they wear relatively well.

You’ll be pleased to hear that this collection is all VEGAN, which is a massive plus!

The shade names are:

Old Rose
Mum
Stepford
On-The-Go
Old Fashioned

You can purchase the full collection for $65.00 on the Melt Cosmetics website, OR, you can purchase them separately at $13.00 each.

www.meltcosmetics.com