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Monday, 18 March 2013

Hello! My Makeup Fun

Hi everyone! I realise the blog has been very quiet of late. I've been busy doing loads of makeup work, photoshoots, films, and fashion shows! It's been rather a whirlwind.

I'll stagger the posts so I don't overwhelm you all at once. Here are some pictures I did with a photographer called Harpers Syan, and model Leone P. Check them out!

She wanted some colourful, eccentric shots for her portfolio, so I whipped out the Sugarpill! On the lips I used Sleek Pout Paints. Eyebrows are Illamasqua powder eyeshadow in Dance.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Glossy Eye Make-up

I fancied doing some creative make-up this week, so I thought I'd try a glossy colourful eye. I'd done a greasy, black look before for a photoshoot, but this is quite a different look.

I'm quite pleased with how it looks, and would love to try this out with a decent photographer!

I used my own special blend of 'eye gloss', which basically consists of Vaseline and clear lip gloss. I applied that over Sugarpill Dollipop and Hi-Fi Cosmetics Live Large. Under the eye is Sugarpill Poison Plum, and Barry M Dazzle Dust in 66 (matt black).

The key to the glossy coloured eye, if you're wanting it to look neat, and not really grungy, is to apply very carefully, taking care not to drag the eyeshadow. I used a cotton bud to pat and roll the gloss over the eye lid.

Let me know what you think!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Tropical Fish Collaboration with Robyn: Dory Eyes!

I've been so bad with the blog lately! Sorry! My makeup for photographic work and college seems to have sucked the creative bug out of me. But I'm back with a tropical fish collaboration with Robyn of Stay Beautiful, which has been in the pipelines a long long time!

We decided to do Nemo and Dory, aka the clownfish and regal blue tang. I did an interpretation of a blue tang on my eyes:


For the blue, I used Illamasqua powder eyeshadow in Dance. The yellow is Sugarpill Buttercupcake. To blend out the blue, I used Fyrinnae Winter Again.

This is a pretty basic interpretation to be honest, but I'm trying to get back into the swing of blogging still. If you have any ideas of what sort of looks you'd like to see from me, let me know!

Make sure to check out Robyn's look here!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy 2013!

So, it's a new year! I hope you all had a good 2012 and a lovely Christmas.

Looking back on the last year, I feel have achieved so much. I completed a part time course in Fashion & Photographic Make Up, gaining a Level 2 qualification. This gave me the opportunity to do make up work on several big fashion shows, which were fantastic fun and invaluable experience.

©Anna Louise Crossley

I was also able to start working with photographers and models on photo shoots.

©Syan Photography

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Recent Work

Hi everyone! Just dropping in to let you know what I've been up to. Last week I got the chance to work on a studio photoshoot with Syan Photography, which was great fun and we got some fantastic shots. I hope you agree, here are a few of my favourites:

I don't have enough space here to tell you everything I used, but the bright eyeshadow colours are Sugarpill.

Anyway, I hope you've all had a happy and safe Christmas! See you in the New Year :)

Saturday, 1 December 2012

EOTD: The Cut Crease

I meant to post this look the other day when I actually did it, but then never did. Better late than never eh?

I wanted to practise my cut-crease, and get the technique down so I could do it on a client/model if needed. This isn't perfect by any means, but I think I'm getting there. What do you think?

I don't remember exactly what I used as I was experimenting, but it was something like:

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Claire's hot pink body art crayon
Black pencil liner
88 palette pink
Too Faced Glampire
Helen E hot pink glitter
Kryolan liquid liner
Urban Decay Naked & Buck
Sleek black eyeshadow
MAC Vanilla pigment

Hope you like it, let me know in the comments if there is anything in particular you want to see me write about or do. I get a bit stuck sometimes!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Indian Sunset

Spent my afternoon messing about with make-up, after having a morning in bed feeling ill. I came up with a slightly different version of my Halloween bat look, a sunset with birds.

For this look, I used Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, Sugarpill Buttercupcake, Flamepoint and Afterparty. For the transition between yellow and blue I used Barry M Dazzle Dust in 93 - Block Blue.

For the birds and the eyeliner, I just used a cheap liquid liner with a nail art brush, then pressed matt black eyeshadow onto the waterline.

Hope you like it!