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Make-up of the Day – 10/7/14 – World Cup Inspired

Hi everyone!

So I am back from my holidays. I spent almost 2 weeks camping around France in Thunder and Lightening Storms, needless to say, there was very little make-up applied during my time away. I feel like I need to explain this so you will understand why I just went a bit bonkers for my makeup of the day today!  I needed a Makeup overload.

As the end of the World Cup is drawing close, I just thought I would throw something together a little Brazil inspired! I reckon you should maybe pop on your sunshades before scrolling down 🙂

Products used to create the look are:

  • Collection 2000 Colour Pop Palette
  • Inglot Yellow Eyeshadow
  • Collection 2000 Pencils in Green and Blue
  • Barry M Gold Dust
  • MAC Cosmetics Chromaline in Black
  • Katie Perry Eyelashes (Punk Princess)
  • Illamasqua Sealing Gel

Here you go! Here is my MOTD.

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Make-up of the Day (05-06-14)

Oh I LOVE playing with new Palettes. This is the second of the two new palettes I bought from the Makeup Pro Store in Belfast. It is my Make-up Atelier Paris and is so versatile.

I woke feeling a little under the weather today so I’m feeling the need to smoke it out a bit. I didn’t sculpt my brows too much today as I am in and out of business meetings all day and don’t want to frighten anyone when up close and personal haha.

I actually used the Eyeshadow Palette to shade my brows a little so they are well matched. I just applied a bit of clear brow gel to my brows first and then used a thin angle brush to shade.

Here is my Make-up of the Day – As per usual, larger images are at the bottom.

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Make-up Artist Nuala Campbells’ Make-up of the Day

FACE:

Vita Liberata – Capture the Light – ‘Latte Light’ – £29.95

Benefit Cosmetics – Playstick in ‘Tea Party’ – £26.50

Benefit Cosmetics – One Hot Minute – £23.50

B. Cheeky – Blusher – ‘Sherbet 78’ – £5.99

EYES:

Make-up Atelier Paris – Eyeshadow Palette – ‘T20’ – £25.00

Whiskey Ink & Lace – Loose Black Eyeliner Powder – $3.25

MAC Zoom Lash – Zoom Black – £14.00

LIPS:

Benefit Cosmetics – Ultra Plush Lip Gloss – ‘Dandelion’ – £14.50

If you’ve any questions about the products, leave me a comment below – Nuala xox

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Makeup of the Day – ‘Same Palette, Different Day’ (04-6-14)

I wanted to show the versatility of make-up and how you can create different looks with the one product. So for today’s MOTD, I used exactly the same make-up products as I did in my last MOTD post, but I used them in a slightly different way to create a more dramatic look.

The only thing I changed was the amount of the different colours in the eye-shadow palette and how I packed it on to create more depth of colour in the pigment. I also used a black eyeliner pencil as opposed to the white pencil in the last one.

Here you go, here is my look of the day. Let me know what you think ♥ (Larger photos below the product details).

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

 

FACE:

Freshness of the Morning – Age Defying Moisturiser – £25.00

MAC – Prime & Prep Skin – £20.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation –  Ivory (Believe in me). – £26.50

Benefit Cosmetics – the POREfessional – Agent Zero Shine – £23.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Lollitint – £24.50

B. Sculpted Contour Kit – £10.49

BROWS:

B. Defined Brow Kit (to be released)

EYES:

Makeup Atelier – T05 Eyeshadow Palette – £25.00

MUA Eyeliner Pencil – Black – £1.00

MAC Zoom Lash – Zoom Black – £14.00

LIPS:

MAC Lipstick – Mix between ‘Half n Half” and ‘Paramount’ – £15.00

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Makeup of the Day (02/6/14)

Well today is my ‘Day-Off’ and I don’t have anything very exciting planned except heading out for lunch with my lovely hubbie and doing a bit of shopping for our Summer Holidays (Yippeeeee!)

So in terms of makeup I didn’t want to wear anything to heavy so I opted for a warm subtle smoky eye with some white pencil in the lower waterline to keep it light looking. I didn’t use any illuminators today as when I use the FOM Cosmetics Moisturiser and Hello Flawless Foundation together you get a lovely dewy finish to the skin.

So here you go, here is my makeup look for today. Larger Images and full product listing with links and prices are below.

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Makeup Artist Nuala Campbell’s Makeup of the Day (MOTD)

FACE:

Freshness of the Morning – Age Defying Moisturiser – £25.00

MAC – Prime & Prep Skin – £20.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation –  Ivory (Believe in me). – £26.50

Benefit Cosmetics – the POREfessional – Agent Zero Shine – £23.50

Benefit Cosmetics – Lollitint – £24.50

B. Sculpted Contour Kit – £10.49

BROWS:

B. Defined Brow Kit (to be released)

EYES:

Makeup Atelier – T05 Eyeshadow Palette – £25.00

MUA Eyeliner Pencil – White – £1.00

MAC Zoom Lash – Zoom Black – £14.00

LIPS:

MAC Lipstick – Mix between ‘Half n Half” and ‘Paramount’ – £15.00

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

If you’ve any questions, just leave a comment below.

Nuala x

 

Make-up of the Day (01/6/14)

I’m off out to see comedienne and top model Diona Doherty in a preview of a new comedy sketch so I opted for a bit of colour on the eye tonight.

This is proof that you don’t necessarily have to spend £50.00 on an eyeshadow palette to create a great look. This eyeshadow palette is available to buy for only £3.99!!! That’s not to say that all drugstore eyeshadow palettes will be great.

(Bigger photos at the bottom of the post)

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Nuala Campbell – Make-up of the Day (MOTD) – http://www.nualacampbell.co.uk

FACE:
Benefit Cosmetics Boi-ing Concealer – 01 Light – £17.50
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC20 – £25.00
B. Sculpted Contour Kit – £10.49
Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur Blush – £23.50

BROWS:
B. Defined Brow Kit – To be released

EYES:
Vivo Cosmetics Colour Block Palette – Show Me The Money – £3.99
MAC Eyeshadow – Vanilla – £12.50
MAC Zoom Lash in Zoom Black – £14.00

LIPS:
MAC Lipstick – Please Me – £15.00

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

 

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD), MAC, Benefit, Vivo, Cosmetics, B, Superdrug

Make-up of the Day (31-5-2014)

Hi all! A few people have been asking me to share what Make-up products I use on a regular basis, so I thought I would start sharing on here as well as my Facebook & Instagram etc.

Nuala Campbell - Makeup Artist - Make-up of the Day (MOTD)

Nuala Campbell – Makeup Artist – Make-up of the Day (MOTD)

These posts will be generally quite short with a list of products I used on each day. All products are hyperlinked to the Brand Product pages for quick buying.

If you want separate how-to’s for anything just leave me a comment below.

FACE:

MAC Prime & Prep Skin

MAC Strobe Cream

MAC Studio Sculpt (NC20)

Benefit Cosmetics – Hoola Bronzer

Estee Lauder – Bronze Goddess (Medium)

Benefit Cosmetics – Rockateur

Benefit Cosmetics – Boi-ing Concealer (01 Light)

BROWS:

Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow (Medium/Deep)

Anastasia Beverly Hills – DipBrow Pomade (Dark Brown)

EYES:

MAC Eyeshadow (Vanilla)

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette (Naked 2)

MAC Eyeshadow (Rule)

Liz Earle – Eyeliner Pencil (Black)

MAC Zoom Lash Mascara (Zoom Black)

LIPS:

L’Oreal Infallible Never Fail Lipliner (Mauve)

MAC Lipstick (Half n Half)

 

Product Review: Stay Flawless!

If you haven’t heard of ‘Stay Flawless’ yet, what planet are you from?! It’s only the best primer I think Benefit Cosmetics have come up with yet.

stay1Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless 15 hr primer

This product comes with pretty big promises from Benefit Cosmetics. To be honest, when any cosmetic’s company promises something as huge as ‘Keeping your Foundation in place for 15 hours’ – I take that kind of promise pretty seriously and almost find myself setting out to prove them wrong. So, we’ve been having a lovely heatwave in Northern Ireland recently, during which I have been able to sit out in the sun getting some of my writing done, so I thought that would be the perfect time to test it out. Notice that the promise doesn’t state that it will keep your foundation in place…. if its nice cool dry weather…. It states that it will keep it in place, period!

little_miss_know_it_all_by_toysoldierdesigns-d4bonxjSo off I went on my ‘Little Miss Know-It-All Quest’ feeling very sure that out 30 degree heat would make my foundation slide FOR SURE! Which actually made the fact that I couldn’t prove the promises wrong even worse! It was a bitter sweet feeling as I actually didn’t want to prove them wrong either! Are you kidding, a primer which keeps foundation in place for 15 hours is my best friend! I just like testing the boundaries set out in advertising.

So I can safely say that no matter how many star jumps and sweating I did to try make this shift, it wouldn’t budge! My foundation stayed perfect for the full 15 hours!

Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless 15 hr primerOK so a bit about the product itself. It comes in a 15.5g stick which you twist up to dispense. The product itself feel very light and silky when smoothing on the skin.

When applying the product, don’t put too much on or you will struggle to actually blend your foundation. You will feel the product pulling back on foundation as you apply it, it almost feels like a glue. I found this product works best when you apply a few strokes over the main areas of your face and then smooth it out with your fingers to ensure that your foundation will be smooth and even when applied on top.

I have tried this foundation with a range of products and tools and on different  skin types. It works with both 0il and water-based foundations as well as cream foundations.

It works on all skin types. However, if you do suffer from oily skin and you feel you are still getting a bit of a shine in your t-zone with this primer, you could try a bit of Benefit’s other primer POREfessional in that area instead, it will help create a more matte effect.

Benefit Cosmetics Foundation BrushBenefit Cosmetic’s website, suggest using your fingers to apply your foundation over this product…. well you already know how I feel about that, USE A BRUSH! I found that synthetic fibre’s work much better over this primer than natural fibre’s. The Natural hair brushes create too much of a tug on your foundation with this primer and can leave your foundation a little streaky as a result. I recommend using either Benefit Cosmetic’s own Synthetic Foundation Brush or a MAC 187 Brush for a more airbrushed finish. If using the MAC brush, be careful not to put too much pressure on your brush, you want to blend with the white synthetic tips only. Check out my YouTube Video Here on Foundation Brushes for more info.

If you want to ensure the longevity of your foundation, always follow up with a powder to set it. Try out Benefit Cosmetics ‘Hello Flawless Powder’.

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If you want your foundation to stay in place for a full day, you can purchase ‘Stay Flawless’ for £24.50 online at www.BenefitCostmetics.co.uk or www.BenefitCosmetics.com. Alternatively you can pop into any Benefit Counter to pick up this great primer.

Leave me a comment if you’ve tried it, I’d love to hear your thoughts too.