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FINGERS ONLY - NO MAKEUP BRUSHES!!!

I created this soft smokey full face makeup look using just my fingers - no makeup brushes!! 
I know what a pain it can be to cart around makeup brushes as well as makeup products when you’re travelling or going on holiday. So, being able to apply your full face using just your fingers can save on space as well as the pain of having to clean your brushes! 
Obviously it won’t be able as ‘perfect’ as it could be with the use of brushes - we have them for a reason! BUT… you can definitely create something beautiful with the tools you were born with! 

To see how I created this look, please click here or on the link below to view the tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Sv0LFa_nU&index=1&list=PLzIEWBsVFzrAKMLXus-mB44VsSc2aRpZP

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Handcuff MakeUp Challenge!

 The film makers of the new comedy, Hot Pursuit, starring Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara, challenged myself & Laura Bubble to see if we could do each other’s makeup handcuffed!

If you need a bit of a laugh, then definitely check this video out.
We had so much fun making it. The blooper reel would have been just as funny - but it contained a few too many naughty words! It’s safe to say that it was definitely harder than you might think!

 Enjoy :)

The ultimate ‘quick’ smokey eye using Mabelline 24hr Tattoo Cream Shadows. They blend so well, it literally takes less than 1 minute on each Eye to create a soft smoke!
I used Taupe as the base over the lid, then using my finger I blended it at the outer V. The placed the Be Bronzed shade on the inner half of the eye lid, blending in the Taupe using another finger. Finally taking the the Black, I placed it along the lash line using my little finger and pulled it up at the outer edge.
Add lashes and mascara, done! By the way, these lashes are No.99 by Amazing Shine, they are exactly the same as Miss Adoro No.99 Please check out my YouTube Channel for makeup tutorials! www.youtube.com/smiles2310  

All about rocking a purple lip!

Makeup - ShowMe MakeUp (Shonagh Scott)
Model - Kate Errington
Photography - Martin Higgs
Retoucher - Stefka Pavlova

Here is another lip look I created on a recent shoot, inspired by some other creative images I’ve seen recently!
I used a purple face paint to cover the entire lip surface. Then I mixed in a touch of white face paint with glycerin, and on top of that I placed a small drop of purple eyeliner from LimeCrime, which i swirled around with a tiny brush. And then finally added in was an electric Teal eyeliner from No.7, which was the additional product to top it off!

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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

I had a play this morning with some Lit Cosmetics glitter in ‘Beach Baby’.
I used a cream eyeshadow by Illamasqua called 'Intrude’, to define the socket like crease, and I used Anastasia Beverley Hills 'Brow Wiz’ to define my brow.
I also applied their highlighter 'Duality’ on my brow bone to make the brow appear cleaner & enhance its shape.
To line my upper & lower lid, I used my Black liquid liner by Lime Crime in 'Quill’.

I’ve been inspired by a mermaid theme when it comes to shellac nails of recent, and I decided id create something along the same lines with makeup!
I’d used Lime Crimes eyeliners in Luna Sea, Lazuli, Blue Milk & Quill to create this texture, shape and vibrant colour!
I applied the liner to the brows and used an angled brush to blend the colours together.

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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!! 

The * Perfect Full Natural Brow *

Anastasia Beverly Hills has been one of my ultimate go-to brands for Brow products for the past year or so. Their range of colours for brows is extensive. Each brow powder is a duo colour, so you have a lighter & darker shade to suit your natural or chosen tone. Alongside the Brow powders are Anastasia’s ’Brow Wiz’ pencils. These are FANTASTIC! Again, they come in a range of colours, and what I love most about all the products they sell, is that the Brown shades don’t have a Red under-base to them. That is a massive issue when I purchase brow products from most other brands, they all contain too much Red which doesn’t sit well with most skin tones - mine in particular! ABH Browns are very Ashy which is a huge PLUS!! I have a master palette which has all the duo shades in, and the one for Red haired people is absolutely phenomenal. Until receiving this from Anastasia, I struggled to find the right colour pencil/powder for Red heads. In creating the “Perfect” brow, ABH offer a Highlighter pencil, which is also a Duo; one side is a Matte highlighter and the other is a Shimmer version. I can’t tell you enough how much of a difference this makes to creating a clean looking brow. Once again, there’s a couple of shades on offer in the Duality Highlighter pencil - How awesome! Then to finish of the ‘Perfect’ brow, there is a range of Brow Gels to set unruly hairs into place. As I mentioned above, the Brown colours are brilliant as they are Ashy, and the Blonde shades are also fab, as is the Clear Gel! If you struggle to create a shape to your brow, fear not! Anastasia Beverly Hills have created brow stencils, and not just one generic style. There are a range of shapes, in thickness & arch. You can purchase their All In One Brow Kit, which contains everything you need to create the perfect brows. This is the ONLY place to go when it comes to creating the “Ultimate Perfect Brow”.

Pictured above is my brow today; I started off with my Brow Wiz pencil in 'Medium Ash’ and I lined the based of my brow so it had a definite shape. To soften that line, I used the other end of my Brow Wiz pencil which has a small spooly brush on it. I brushed the hairs upwards, dragging the soft kohl brown with it - softening the line and colouring the brow at the same time.

Then on an angled brush, I used the 'Ash Blonde’ brow powder to fill in the front of my Brow. I like to use brush stroke marks to fill in, creating a natural look, then again use the spooly end of my pencil to brush that through and soften the look. Then I used the darker half of my brow powder to fill in the middle and outer half of my brow. After that, I used my pencil to define the very the end of my brow, creating a defined point.

Next, I used the Matte side of my Duality pencil in “Matte Shell” to highlight under the base-line of my brow. I used my finger to blend the colour into my lid. I also ran that colour on the upper side of the brow but only along the outer third. This creates a clean looking shape.

Finally, I used my tinted brow gel in 'Brunette’. Apply this very gently with a light-feather motion, and brush the hairs upwards at the front, and then in the direction of the hair growth towards the ends.

The Perfect Full Natural Looking Brow!

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If you’re in the UK, you can purchase ABH from Cult Beauty!

After much deliberation over what style of festive nails I would sport this Christmas, I opted for the seasonal sweater print.
But as I couldn’t decide on a specific print due to liking them all, I settled on a different one for each finger! #happyme

Now, it’s not that easy painting your right hand with your left when you’re right-handed, let alone attempting to stamp on a design in a straight line.
I’d blame my wonky prints on the mulled wine, only, I don’t drink.
So I’ve no excuses for this other than I’m not ambidextrous.

After prepping my nails, I painted them using Gelish in ‘My Forbidden Love’ which is a metallic deep Red shade.
Then I used a nail stamping plate to create the designs, which I got from Hong Kong.
Very simple - more so than the previous couple of years whereby I hand painted festive designs for my clients.

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

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*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.

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

​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!

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Here is the tutorial for my Beyonce inspired makeup look! 

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