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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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Beauty Quotes

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“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others”

– Mandy Hale

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“Outer beauty pleases the EYE. Inner beauty captivates the HEART.”

– Mandy Hale

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“Happiness and confidence are the prettiest things you can wear”

– Taylor Swift

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“Whole life is a search for beauty. But, when the beauty is found inside, the search ends and a beautiful journey begins.”

– Harshit Walia

“If people were more concerned with how they looked on the inside, then on the outside, the world would be a nicer place to exist.”

– David Walsh

“Inner beauty never gets older”

– Unknown

“A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.”

– Vivica Fox

“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”

– Confucius

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“Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.”

– John Ray

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”

– Francis Bacon

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“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”

– Anne Frank

“The world’s biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.”

– Chanakya

“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”

– Rosalind Russell

“For me the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity.”

– Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

“Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.”

– Aldous Huxley

“Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.”

– Saint Augustine

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.”

– H. G. Wells

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“Beauty is whatever gives joy.”

– Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Beauty is not caused. It is.”

– Emily Dickinson

“To love beauty is to see light.”

– Victor Hugo

“There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.”

– Maria Mitchell

A witty woman is a treasure; a witty beauty is a power.

– George Meredith

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”

– Aristotle

“Beauty is a fragile gift.”

– Ovid

“Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.”

– Dante Alighieri

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.”

– Albert Einstein

“Real beauty knocks you a little bit off kilter.”

– David Byrne

“Things are beautiful if you love them.”

– Jean Anouilh

“Let us live for the beauty of our own reality.”

– Charles Lamb

“The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.”

– Joan Collins

“Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?”

– Clara Schumann

“Integrity reveals beauty.”

– Thomas Leonard

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
Instagram: steviebrookmua

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.