Thursday, 19 September 2013

Make-up Trends Autumn/Winter 2013

My favourite time of the year for big trends, think after a while I start to get sick of my summer wardrobe as the fashion is 10x better in winter. I've always preferred my big coats over frilly dresses, but back to make-up everything goes more daring in the winter as your not always sweating your foundation off, haha - nice ay!

The big trends this season are;

Cat Eyes - All about the flicked liner. I suppose I constantly wear this look throughout the year anyway as it gives a great shape to anyone's eyes, but for this season you can go as thick, thin, long or short at anytime of day even bring in a bit of colour for a twist.

Copper Shadow - Well this would be the least of colours I would expect to hit the big trends as its a colour that can go all wrong if your don't get the correct shade, as it can make eyes look a little sore, but after trying it on myself I LOVED the overall look it gave as it was different to what I usually go for. Be daring and smudge it all around the eyes then you will be hot on trend!

Red/Purple/Wine Stained Lips - A bold Red or Wine lip looks great on anyone, its the colour of autumn, definitely my go too colour as winter approaches. Either use a matte lipstick or dab it on with your fingers to give a stained effect which is the way everyone did it on the catwalks.

Smudged Eyes - Black, Grey, Charcoal colours for this seasons 'smudged' trend are the colours to use. MAC went for the grungy/rebellious look which includes these colours but going for the messy look, so you people that aren't that into applying make up then this trend should be easy to achieve just don't worry about it looking perfect...Its not meant to!

To me all these colours and looks make me think of Autumn/Winter so I think everyones going to look great this year ;)
I will definetly be daring and creative this season, along with my upcoming photoshoots, keep updated on my blog to see all the new work that I have done.

What do you think of these trends?
Like? Dislike?

Sophie xxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Bobbi Brown Make-up Manual

I got this book a couple of years ago when I first got into make-up as I wanted to train myself up with more knowledge in the industry and thought this book was a great place to start as it talks you through everything for your health to the applications, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in make up or even make up artists who just like to read up on things over and over like me, I love collecting books and it has everything you need to know!

It has 12 chapters in with 221 pages of great information.
Chapter 1 - Make-up Artistry
Chapter 2 - Equipment
Chapter 3 - Skin
Chapter 4 - Face
Chapter 5 - Lips
Chapter 6 - Eyes
Chapter 7 - Ten-step Guide to Perfect Make-up
Chapter 8 - Special Make-up Applications
Chapter 9 - Artistry
Chapter 10 - Essential Equipment for the professional
Chapter 11 - Advanced Make-up Applications
Chapter 12 - Memoravke Makeup Moments and Legends

I could write in depth paragraphs for each chapter but ill be here all day.

Obviously when you read books you don't remember each and every fact or story that happens but with this book you can just flick through and remember everything again, it is not fully packed with so much writing and it is a very visual book which I love, especially when it's about things like make-up because you like to see what they are talking about and visualise the make-up.

So to everyone that wants a good book that they will actually learn from then I recommend this. 100%.  Bobbi Brown is such a good brand which all the top make up artists use.
The step by step guides are great but simple so you can expand on ideas and put your own touch to doing makeup on your own clients.

What do you think of this book?
Do you recommend any?

Sophie x

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