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Strobing and Freckles Makeup Tutorial

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Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1 – Apply Strobe Cream by Mac to all areas.

Step 2 – Mix Strobe Cream with Mineralise Foundation by Mac and apply with Zoeva silk finish brush (102)

Step 3 – Add Nars Illuminate to cheek bones nose and fore head and blend with fingers or silk finish brush.

Step 4 – Powder with Soft and Gentle Mineralise Silk Finish by Mac, apply with Zoeva Luxe Highlight (105)

Step 5 – Dot Freckles with Lingering Mac pencil and dab with finger to soften.

Step 6 – Apply nude lip colour from Mac Pro Palette Brown

Step 7 – Highlight inner corner and brow bone with Hey from the Warm Neutral palette.

Step 8 – Apply Honey Lust and Ginger Snap from the Warm Neutral palette with mac 217 brush. This will compliment the overall look.

Demonstrated by professional makeup artist Sheryl Sword

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Christmas Masquerade Makeup Tutorial

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Christmas Masquerade Step by Step and Products Used.

1. Cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin. For this I used Kaeso Beauty products.
2. Apply primer to the skin with a synthetic brush. I used Smashbox Photo Finish Primer.
3. With a white eyeliner pencil, draw the shape of the mask as a guideline. This can be changed and perfected as you go along.
4. To make the mask look more realistic, apply eye make-up to the area inside the eye holes of the mask so that it looks like the mask is being worn on top of a made up face. I applied Urban Decay’s potion eye primer in Eden then used shadow’s from Urban Decay’s Naked Palette, then finished off with Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Liner in Bback and powdered down with a Mac matte black. I then applied Maybelline’s Colossal Lash Mascara with a disposable wand.
5. Using a large sized flat brush and clown white face paint (I chose Snazaroo), paint the shape of the mask onto the face. This will create a stronger base for your glitter to sit on top of.
6. Using a smaller brush, paint over the top half of the mask with a different colour (I chose Snazaroo’s Metalic Gold) and fade the colour out as you get towards the central line of the mask.
7. With a synthetic brush, apply cosmetic grade glitter to the mask. I used Stargazers glitter shakers in Gold, Hologram and Silver from top to bottom. This will create more of a Christmas feel to the overall look.
8. With a medium sized, flat synthetic brush, apply foundation to the skin around the mask. I used a Real Techniques bush with Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in shade 4.5, then used shade 15 to create a contoured effect. I then buffed the foundation with Real Techniques Buffing Brush and applied Estee Lauder’s Lucidity Pressed Powder in Light/Medium with a large natural fiber brush.
9. Following the foundation application, apply blusher slightly below the apples of the cheeks with a medium sized, soft natural fiber brush. I used Mac’s Blusher in Blush Baby.
10. With a small angled brush, outline the mask with black eyeshadow then use a pale brown colour on a soft fluffy blending brush to blend the black out. This will create the illusion of a shadow around the mask and make it look like it is lifted slightly off the face.
11. In small sections, apply a cosmetic grade adhesive to the outline of the mask with a fine cheap brush and place small diamantes or gems to add detail. Your brush will probably be ruined and in need of throwing away after use due to the build-up of adhesive. I applied black gems with Snappy G prosthetic adhesive, which I patch tested on my model’s skin previous to creating this look.
12. Apply some false lashes to the eyes. I used some cheap lashes that were bought from eBay with a latex based adhesive that had also been patch tested on my model previous to the demo. Using tweezers helps to position the eyelashes in the correct place.
13. Finally to finish off the look, apply a lipstick with a suitable synthetic brush. I used Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry 477. I then set the whole look with Urban Decay’s ‘All Nighter’ setting spray.

Michelle Jo-an Hodson is the makeup artist who carried out this tutorial

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Brigette Bardot’s 1960’s Glamour with Modern Day Twist Makeup Tutorial

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This Makeup Tutorial was demonstrated by Professional Makeup Artist Stevie Brook Colley you can find more about Stevie at:

Twitter: @CoileyStevie
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I created this look based up Brigette Bardot’s 60’s glamour , Smokey eye and nude lip, yet show how it can be used in modern day with a sleek hair up.


Mac Brun and Embark through the brows using a slanted eyeliner brush.


Topshop grunge stick all over the lid and blended with a mac 217 brush, blended slightly under the eye finished with eye liner and false lashes.


I primed the face with a pore minimising primer and used mac face and body in c4, to contour I used mac sculpting powders and mac soft and gentle to highlight the top of the cheekbones and down the centre of the nose and Cupid’s bow


Prepped with mac prep and prime for lips, then lining the lips with a Nude lip liner and filling a nude lipstick.

East Asian Makeup Tutorial

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Professional Makeup artist Hollie Kempton has provided the latest makeup tutorial covering the topic of East Asia Makeup application. You can contact Holly on Facebook here

Step by step – East Asian Makeup.

1. Start by prepping the skin, I’m using ‘Clinique daily defence moisturizer’ and I’m putting that all over the skin.

2. Next I’m using ‘Fix plus’ by Mac to give the skin the refreshing glow.

3. Then I’m adding ‘Baby skin – instant pore eraser primer’ for a good base for the makeup.

4. I’ll start by doing the eyebrows using my Sleek pallet in the colour dark. Using the wax to start off with, getting a sleek looking brow and go over it with the powder completely filling in the brow. Using the eyebrow brush by Real techniques.

5. Underneath the eyebrows I will apply a concealer, to give the eyebrows more of an edge finished look, with a flat C170-4 brush.

6. Go back over the eyebrows with powder if needed.

7. Next I’m applying ‘Select cover up’ by Mac NC20, all over the lid for a base to help the makeup not slide during the day. Blended with a 217 brush by Mac.

8. Applying ‘Buck’ from the Urban decay naked 1 pallet in the crease of the eye to create a deeper socket line and again blend up with a 217 brush.

9. Using the colour ‘Verve’ by the Urban decay Naked 2 pallet apply all over the lid using flat eye shadow brush by Fraulein.

10. To get the full intensity of the purple pigment, I’m using 3 different purples. First I’ll be applying from ‘Elf purple pigment’ colour in the crease and outer corner of the eye lid. Using an angled brush by Royal & Langnickel.

11. The next purple I’ll be using is from the Electric pallet by Urban decay using shade ‘Urban’. Again into the crease and outer corner for more intensity.

12. To get a darkened out edge I’ll be using ‘Young punk’ by Mac. It has a mixtures of colours as it’s from the Mineralise eye shadow line. Also apply some fix plus to your brush so you can get the full effect of the pigment.

13. To get a perfect shaped eyeliner flick, I used a bit of tape from the end of the eyebrow to under your lower lashes.

14. Using a mixture of the new ‘Benefit push up liner’ and Mac ‘Black track B43’ to create a nice eyeliner finish.

15. Now take off the tape from under the lash line and you should have a nice eyeliner finish.

16. Next apply a tiny bit of mascara, I’m using the ‘Collection 2000’ by Max Factor.

17. Apply some false eyelashes to enhance the look, using Duo glue and tweezers.

18. Apply the ‘Elf Purple pigment’ under your lower lashes to enhance the purple eyes, with a small angled brush and blend with the Urban decay – Naked 3 blending brush.

19. Apply ‘Select cover up’ by Mac over blemishes and dark circles with a concealer brush.

20. Next for the foundation, I mix ‘Face and body N1’ by Mac, with ‘Studio Sculpt NW25’ by Mac. I mix the two to because I don’t want the end result looking too oily and wet. Applied with an Expert face brush by Real techniques.

21. Next apply ‘Set powder’ by Mac to stop the makeup from sliding. Apply with a Powder Brush by Real Techniques.

22. For contouring, starting at the top of the cheek bones, I apply ‘Sculpting powder’ by mac with a Contouring brush by Real Techniques. Using it over the cheekbones and jawline and temples.

23. After contouring, apply some bronzer over the cheekbones, I’ll be using ‘Baked blush’ by Elf.

24. I’ll apply highlighter, sitting on top of the cheekbones by using the product ‘Urban decay Illuminator’.

25. Apply ‘Spice’ by Mac Lip pencil.

26. Next apply ‘Baby lips’ by Maybelline to give your lips Hydration in prep for the lipstick.

27. Lastly, apply ‘Hug me’ by Mac all over the lips to give your make up the beautiful finish.

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