Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Beauty photography

Hey everyone,

So I've been thinking about expanding my blogger acount with an additional blog for beauty photography. It would be less writing, and more photos. I've been thinking about starting this up for a little while now because I do love photography as well as beauty so I figured why not put the two together. It wouldn't be just regular beauty shots, it would be more intricate makeup. I'm going to try to record us doing the makeup and post those on youtube for those of you who would like to see how we created the looks. I want to go to extremes with makeup and really have fun with it. I have so many wild, fun colours that I have been dying to try but haven't found a place to wear them yet so this is my chance to really utilize all of my products and tools. I'm super excited about this project and I hope everyone else is too.

Please let me know what you think of this idea! If you have any suggestions or if you think it's a bad/good idea, PLEASE let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

The stippling brush

One of my latest favourite tools has been the stippling brush. I had heard a lot about the brush on YouTube and other blogs. So I decided to buy one off of eBay for around $4.00. Since I have started using the brush, it has been the only thing I have used to apply my foundation because it gets into every little crease and crevice on your face and gives you a flawless airbrushed look. On days where I'm just going to school or work, I don't like to wear heavy foundation so I will use a tinted moisterizer and use the stippling brush to apply it to my face. On weekends when I'm going out and I do want the extra coverage I use a high coverage foundation. Either way, the stippling brush does the job.

Now you might be thinking, "okay this brush sounds great, but how do you use it?"

So here's how you use the brush.....

1. I apply foundation to the back of my hand. You could use a plate or something else if you like, me personally, I like to use my hand.

2. I take the brush and dab it into the foundation, you don't need to press it hard into the foundation, just lightly so it picks it up on the tips of the bristles of the brush.

3. Then you dab it all over your face. It will look kinda funny at this point but in the end it looks nice. Again, DO NOT press hard just lightly dab it onto your skin.

4. Then you are going to take your brush and swirl the bristels into your skin to blend it in really well. I find that this gives an amazing finish, I like it a lot better than using my fingers or a brush. But that's my opinion, not everyone will feel the same way.

It seems like it seems like it will take a long time to apply your foundation this way, but once you get used to doing it, it doesn't take all that long. It's the results that count!

If anyone has any questions about the stippling brush just ask!!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Celebrity Makeup

I was reading some stories about celebrities online today when I decided to look at the makeup some celebrities have been wearing this year to get some inspiration. I found three looks that I think are absolutely beautiful.

I think the look that Gwen Stefani is wearing here is absolutely gorgeous, and unique!! I have to admit I am a HUGE fan of Gwen Stefani! She is a beautiful lady! Now I really like this look because it's really quite simple, its just a dark smokey eye with a bright pink lip. I am in love with bright pink lipstick lately so I am loving this look here. The dark eye makup really makes her eyes stand out on her face but the bright pink lip also stands out too. This is a very sexy look and definitly something I would wear on a night downtown to the clubs or a party.

I chose this picture because again, this is a simple look. Now normally Taylor Swift keeps her makeup looks pretty innocent looking and pretty. But, with this look, she went a bit more on the sexy side with the dark lined eyes. It is a very pretty look with a light coloured lip. She doesn't wear a stand out lip colour in this picture so her eyes are really the main focus. Her skin is absolutely flawless and dewy which is absolutely gorgeous!

I LOVE this makeup look because she kept it extremely simple. It seems like they kept her makeup pretty natural looking so her dress would be the main focus. It really shows how beautiful Amy Adams is naturally. This look is great for daytime and work. It is simple but elegant, not overdone. She has a natural coloured lip, lightly lined eyes, and a lovely rosey cheek. Perfect. It's simple and looks effortless. The main idea here is to work at creating perfect skin, then add a touch of blush, lip gloss, mascara and maybe a bit of liner.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

My Top Three Favourite Youtube Makeup Gurus

I would like to first start off by saying that all three of these girls are amazingly talented! They are all really positive and I feel that they are really genuine people. Rather than some youtube gurus I see who seem snobbish and stuck up.

So my number one favourite makeup guru on youtube is......


If you have never heard of Kandee Johnson before, you need to go to youtube search Kandee Johnson and watch her videos then come back and finish reading this blog.
She has so much talent and I have seen such a wide variety of different makeup videos that any girl could wear. Kandee is so pretty it hurts sometimes. She is very in with the latest trends in makeup and is always creating new, amazing looks. She has been on youtube for quite some time now and I'm pretty sure I have watched all of her videos. EVERY SINGLE ONE!! She has such a positive personality and she is also a very original person. Her videos always make me smile and laugh. They always leaving me feeling very positive because that's the type of person she is. i can't even describe to you how much of a fan i am of hers. So if you haven't checked her out yet, you better go do so.

My second favourite makeup guru on youtube is........


Michelle is a beautiful BEAUTIFUL woman. She is so incredibly talented when it comes to makeup it's unbelievable. She makes everything look so effortless and perfect. Doing makeup is something this girl was born to do. She is extremely creative and quorky. Like Kandee, Michelle has been around on youtube for a very long time as well. I watch almost all of her videos. They are very original and not something you are going to find everyday on youtube. You can always count on Michelle when you want to find a creative one of a kind makeup look.

My third favourite makeup guru on youtube is......


I think Michelle and Promise are probably pretty much tied. Promise is married to Michelles brother which is why they have the same last name. No they aren't sisters. Just sister in laws I guess. ANYWAYS, Promise is an extremely sweet girl and like Michelle, makeup comes to her very easily. And the girl can wear any makeup and it will look good one her!! The thing I love most about Promise is how she makes a lot of videos called "transformations" where she makes herself look like different celebrities or cartoons. It's really amazing how she can actually transform herself to look like someone else. Her youtube channel is definitely one I would suggest to people to look up. She is extremely amazing and its absolutely incredible how she transforms herself. She has so many transformation videos from taylor swift, to kim kardashian, and even bellatrix lestrange from Harry Potter. I always keep my eye out for new videos from her because I know it will be very entertaining and original. You can really see how much work she puts into her videos which tells me that she loves what she does.