23 Nov 2010

Siver body paint

A couple of days ago I did a job using a makeupforever pro product which comes as a pump (trying to find a picture for your reference but have not as yet). The product comes out as toothpaste and at first test on the back of your hand seems quite pigmened. I was using the mettalic grey silver one. I tried to cream the body and then appy this with a sponge but it did not seem to move much on the skin and also seemed to be sheerer. I also tried  wetting a brush and then painting it on, but this seemed to give a light layer, which would have to be layered quite a few times before looking remotely silver. Eventually, the best option was to smear it on your hands and then rub over the skin, which gave the most coverage!

Here is a shot of the after, still seems patchy -wondering if an airbrush gun would have been better - yet to try!

22 Nov 2010

Strawberries and Carmex

I thought I should recommend one of my favourites in my makeup kit - a lip balm by Carmex. I recently purchased their new variety in strawberry flavour! I must say this is pretty mild in flavour as compared to the cherry one which has been out a longer and I do prefer that one over the regular Carmex.

If you are going to buy any, for a kit as a makeup artist or just someone who wants to offer to friends; without having to dunk their fingers in their tub, I would recommend the squeezy tube variety as it is more hygeinic.
As the weather is cold and heating is on, lips (and your skin) will get dry and chapped, so apart from drinking water and having fruits, wearing some of your favourite lip balm is bound to help that smile.