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Nicole Richie - Cover Look

Video - 17th Sep 2010 - Views - Comments - Watch →

This make-up look I did on Nicole Richie for the cover of UK InStyle (shot by photographer extraordinaire Lee Broomfield) has been hugely requested since I put the shots on my blog last week. It's a strong Autumnal look with fierce eye make-up that I thought worked really well on Nicole's big eyes.

My eyes are a completely different shape to Nicole's but hopefully this tutorial demonstrates how the eye-make can be adapted to suit different eye shapes.

The pink/plum and glittery-ness of the look increases with flash photography. Have fun! x

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A Work/College Look

Video - 13th Sep 2010 - Views - Comments - Watch →

An end of the summer take on work and office make-up. I've used pretty textures and shades which will enhance the last of your summer glow but at the same time feel quite professional. The lip colour could be substituted by a less "lively' shade if you want to present a more business-like image. Hope you like it x

Nicole Richie - New Cover and Pictures

Blog - 6th Sep 2010 - Comments 47 - Read →

My make-up is featuring on Nicole Richie for this months UK InStyle cover. I decided to do quite a strong pinky plum eye and make the eyes very much the focus of the look. Nicole has beautiful big eyes and I thought the shape and colour complimented them perfectly, plus it gave a fiercer more 'fashion' feel to the cover.

The cover and all the shots inside were shot by uber photographer Lee Broomfield and I really love them.  

I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on the look I created. Let me know if you would like to see this re-created using the textures and shades I used.


Lisa x

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My Lipstick Palettes

Video - 31st Aug 2010 - Views - Comments - Watch →

I have made a short film about my lipstick palettes. For more detailed information about the palettes and shades I am loving now see the separate blog entry.

Lisa Loves - My lip palettes and favourite shades

Blog - 31st Aug 2010 - Comments 48 - Read →

Many of you have been asking about the lip palettes I use in my kit as they have a made a couple of appearances in my videos recently.

I first saw the Japonesque palettes a long time ago in a pro make-up shop in London. I had been working on my portfolio and building up my kit for a couple of years but hadn’t started making any money as a make-up artist at that point. I really couldn’t afford to get one but I absolutely fell in love with the 28 well palette. I eventually saved up and got one, carefully placing my lipsticks in it by painstakingly heating each one in a spoon over a flame and hot-pouring them so they would look smooth and perfect. In case you haven’t noticed, I don’t bother with that anymore! I now favour the ‘squishing them in’ technique, which I actually think looks a lot better and more artistic.

The 28 well palette is known as the foundation palette on their website but the cool thing about these palettes is the fact you can use them for whatever you like. I find their smaller palettes work well for concealers and cream eye shadow storage.

I keep around 5 of these in my kit at any one time with colours broken down into groups…reds, pale pinks/lilacs, nudes, dark reds/purples, bright pinks, oranges, dark black reds/browns etc. I find having these and some basic pigments (black, white, yellow, blue etc) means I can create absolutely any shade instantly. Its worth saying that these particular palettes although pretty are not the most resilient on the market and you do have to take care of them. 

I do think this type of palette works well for non professional as well and there are lots of much cheaper alternatives to the Japonesque ones available from most pro make-up shops.

Most girls I know have far too many lipsticks lurking in various drawers and make-up bags. The problem is you never really know what you have…out of sight out of mind. By making a palette of your favorite shades – you could do a palette which contains your favourite nudes, pinks and reds for example, you’ll find you’ll actually start using them a hell of a lot more.

To make it easy just cut your existing lipstick in half and place half you remove in a palette. That way you wont overfill the well and you will still have some of the lipstick in the bullet to take out in your handbag for touch-ups…simple!

Find out more and shop for the palettes and lipsticks using the following links:

Japonesque - USA
Japonesque - UK

Gallery Update - Katy Perry

Blog - 22nd Aug 2010 - Comments 6 - Read →

I’m going to be away next week but before I go I just thought I’d update my gallery with a couple of my new Katy Perry pics. Readers in the UK will have noticed there were 8 different versions of this cover, all personalized for the different regions of the UK. Katy changed her T-Shirt (and pose) for each cover but thankfully the make-up stayed the same. It's definitely the most covers I’ve ever shot in one day!

Obsessed make-up fans might even be able to spot that the lipstick I use on her for this shoot is the one from my ‘Uber Bright Lips’ video. Katy loved the colour so much I gave it to her to take back to the States at the end of the shoot.

I have another batch of Katy Perry pics going into my gallery in September, so if you are a big KP fan, look out for those.

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Evening Purple Smokey Eyes Look

Video - 17th Aug 2010 - Views - Comments - Watch →

This much requested purple smokey eye tutorial adds a glamorous twist to one of A/W's trends. I teamed it with quite a strong red lip at the end that, as I say in the film, 'makes it a bit of a number' but it would work equally well with a neutral lip. If you fancy a bit of high-octane glamour... give the whole look a go!

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