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Regal Eyeliner

I love this eye makeup that I filmed today. The Gold glitter eyeliner is quite regal looking, like a sparkling tiara! Simply beautiful.

This eye makeup is often requested by Asian brides; some glitter and a smoky eye with a hint of colour!

As you know, I have Brown eyes naturally, so yes, I am wearing contact lenses here. They are by Desio Eyes in the shade Creamy Beige.

This tutorial will be up on my channel soon…

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TOO FACED ‘BORN THIS WAY’ CONCEALER SWATCHES

This week I received the entire range of the Too Faced ‘Born This Way’ concealers. There are 10 shades in the collection, varying from the lightest colour ‘very fair’ to the darkest shade ‘deep’. So no matter your skin tone you will find a suitable match within this selection. 

The consistency of these concealers are creamy and smooth - not too thick nor too runny, they’ve got it just right!
I’ve had a brief play with these but I really need to test them out on more clients with varying degrees of skin pigmentation to gain a more concise view as to whether they are as good as they claim.
So far though, I am impressed with them. I personally don’t have dark circles, but the formula does cover my breakouts when they occur. Having tried them under my eyes I was pleased with the results in the respect that the product does not sit in fine lines, nor does it make the eyes appear crepey like many concealers tend to do. 

Too Faced have factored in a blend of colour correctors to counteract dark circles when used under the eyes, resulting in a brightening effect without the visible influence of tiny light reflecting particles. 
Another great aspect to these concealers is that they are oil-free! Perfect for those of us that are Oily, but a bonus for all skin types as ‘oil’ as an ingredient tends to aid creasing in concealers. Once your skin warms up the product under the eye, the oil can often separate from the pigment creating both creasing and caking! This isn’t necessarily a problem for all concealers that contain oil, but it is something I have known to be true for many.

 Here are some other pro features: 

* Coconut Water helps delicately replenish skin’s moisture levels without over hydrating
* Infused with the resilient Alpine Rose to brighten the skin’s appearance and promote elasticity
* Hyaluronic Acid provides long-lasting, skin-balancing hydration for a smoother, more youthful appearance

Guide to the shades: 
* Very Fair - Pale with pink undertones
* Fair - Light with pink undertones
* Light - Golden undertones
* Light Medium - Medium with peach undertones
* Medium - Tan with golden undertones
* Medium Tan - Pink undertones
* Tan - Golden undertones
* Deep Tan - Golden undertones
* Dark - Golden undertones
* Deep - Pink undertones

Side note to the shade guide: Yes the 3 lightest shades appear very similar on the swatch, but it’s the undertones you need to consider when purchasing your shade. They might look the same on the photo but will translate very differently under the eyes if the undertone doesn’t suit / match your skin. 

These concealers are available for purchase worldwide ‘here’ for £21.00 GBP or $28.00 USD. 

FIERCE EYE MAKEUP FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

If you’re looking to lure in your date this Valentine’s Day then you need my fierce glamorous makeup tutorial!  
This reflective ‘Cranberry & Bronze’ eye makeup is so captivating, and the winged liner gives you a seductive feline come-hither look! Meow!  

I have listed all the products in the description bar of the video, but I will also link them on here in my next post! 

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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

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Last week I worked on a photo shoot with two of my favourite creatives, photographer, Martin Higgs, and hair stylist, Kasia Fortuna.

Our model, Sri Nujella, wasn’t a model as such, but a professional woman who wanted some creative images of herself to look back on and say ‘that was me’!

We started off with some regular beauty images, and then we moved on to creating these two stunning photos!

The two main products I based the looks around was the Black glitter, and the Rose-Gold leaf.

Makeup Artist - Myself (Shonagh Scott)
Photography - Martin Higgs
Hair Stylist - Kasia Fortuna
Model - Sri Nujella
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova

Here is a ‘before & after’ of my model, Charley, from my Disney inspired Witch tutorial; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVcBMLJFExw&list=PLzIEWBsVFzrAct6nZdUCfjo1dEJr_7MJP&index=3
I’ve added a pea-sized amount of ‘nose putty’ to the middle of Charleys nose to create the shape of a slightly hooked bridge from the profile view. This really makes it appear more witchy!
The rest of her face has been altered solely with the use of makeup.

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3 ways to fill In your eyebrows for a natural appearance, using a brow pencil, a brow powder and then a brow gel
The first two ways achieve a very similar depth of colour but one has a softer finish. And the 3rd style is for those of you that prefer a darker and more precise looking brow. 

In 2014, the craze for brow defining went insane! And I wasn’t a fan of most of the looks if I’m brutally honest. As a professional makeup artist, I’m all about enhancing your natural beauty. Don’t get me wrong, we all enjoy playing around with full on makeup, but when it comes to sporting blocky ‘permanent marker’ stripes as eyebrows I have to say NO. 

So for 2015, I’m taking it back-to-basics and showing you how to enhance the brows you have!! 

*Bright Neon Lips*
I created these using Kryolan Aqua Colour Liquid.
Fantastic under UV lighting.
These are SO bright they look stuck on.

I started with a white base on my lips - NYX pencil in Milk. Then I applied the Yellow paint in a stipple motion with my brush. Concentrating on the centre of the lips and feathering outwards. Next I applied the orange shade from the rim of the lips feathering towards the Yellow. Once that dried, I went back in with the Yellow and blended it over the seam of the orange just to create a more subtle transition. Lastly I applied the Pink paint. I spent a little time defining the edges of the lips, and then I patted that colour onto the Orange to create a gradient.

My curly wurly hair today!

I used my Babyliss ‘Dial A Heat’ 32mm tong to achieve this style.

How to:

• Spritz your hair with a heat protectant spray.
• Set your tong to the correct heat setting for your hair.
By this I mean, if you have fine hair, you don’t want to have the tong on a super hot setting - you’ll just ruin your hair.
• Part your hair into manageable sections ready to tong.
• Roll your hair up in the tong directed away from your face.
• Squeeze the handle to release your hot hair into your free hand (preferably wearing a heat-proof glove) keeping the hair in it’s rolled-up position, secure with a pin and leave to cool.
• Once all the curls have cooled down, remove pins and shake out your hair.
• Spritz with a little hair spray to help hold the curl for the day ahead!

Have fun!

Yesterday I did a makeup demo at South Essex College for students.
I had a couple of hours to showcase two creative makeup looks from shoots I’ve done in the past. Here is a quick snap shot of my superhero mask - adapted using different colours.

To get the definite line when creating this look, my preference is a piece of kitchen roll taped across the forehead using scotch tape.
Then spray on the colours. To see how I created this look, here is my tutorial: http://youtu.be/tUHYtGpviPc

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So this week I spotted a picture of Khloe Kardashian sporting Blue eye makeup on her MUA’s Instagram account, and I loved it so much that I wanted to recreate a tutorial of it for you guys. 

The photos of the makeup I created on myself had a great response on my Instagram & Facebook page. I’m pleased everyone loves this look as much as I do. 

I have attached the tutorial here for you to see, enjoy!!

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Kicking off October with my first halloween upload of 2014!
My easy Sugar Skull tutorial!

For more creative makeup looks, please check out my channel; https://www.youtube.com/smiles2310

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Metallic Brown Smoky Eyes!

Another behind the scenes makeup image - Masquerade makeup! This look took me around 1.5hrs to complete. I hadn’t practiced this look before, I just decided to freehand it on a whim. I was really pleased with the result. I used cheap brand makeup for this look so it’s definitely a “Do it at home” one you can recreate! Look at my past blog posts for a step-by-step guide on how to get this look!

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Today I filmed this ‘Taupe Suede’ colour makeup look. I used Colour Pop Cosmetics to create the eyeshadow & lipstick. The link for this tutorial is below. It’s very 90’s, but 90’s makeup has made a comeback this past year, so it’s very fitting.

Here is a link to the tutorial: https://youtu.be/QGPbKzi3uVQ

​I depotted all of my favourite lipsticks today.
I had two of these palettes already made-up from a while back, but I bought two new empty palettes yesterday.

I’ve collected so many great lipsticks over the past year that I simply can’t carry them all around in my kit, so it’s ideal for me to crush them into these palettes as a space saver.

Today I created a bright palette & one that contains deeper shades.
If you’re starting out with new palettes & a ton of difference lipsticks, I would advise putting all them in a colour order as best as possible.
I have so many shades of Red, and ideally I would of liked to of put them in one palette in a range of dark to light shades, but I created my palettes at different times so I wasn’t able to do this.
But you would find it beneficial in picking out the shade you want if they are all together in a colour order.

You can get these palettes from a variety of makeup brands. And also rather cheaply on eBay for an unbranded version from China!

Enjoy depotting your Lippy ladies! 💄💋

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Makeup Hacks / Tips & Tricks For MakeUp Application!

Here are my 12 favourite hacks when when it comes to makeup. Some of them are super easy for those of you who don’t know much about makeup. And then some of them are more indepth and hopefully you may not of heard of them.

Enjoy!