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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)

 

Put the sparkle into any Woman’s eye with these great Stocking Fillers!

Sometimes our men get it so right…. but let’s face it, most of the time they get it wrong. So here are a few stocking fillers which are sure to put the sparkle back into your woman’s eye this Christmas. To buy any of the following products, simply click on the pictures to be whisked directly over to the product on the House of Fraser website, it really couldn’t be any easier.

Urban Decay Ocho Loco 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil Set.
Only £40.00

This features an incredible lineup of eight full-size pencils in a rainbow of intoxicating shades. With eight amazing shades, you can create whatever look you`re in the mood for-from nakedly neutral to boldly bright to smoldering and sultry. In fact, the color range is so insane that they just had to dub this set Ocho Loco-which is Spanish for crazy eight. With their amazing staying power and unmatched colour payout, Urban Decay`s 24/7 Eye Pencils are one of the things they`re known for. Creamy and waterproof, this highly saturated formula glides on and stays put no matter what you put it through. This totally giftable set comes in a clear outer box to showcase the insane color range inside-just slap a bow on it and you`re done!

Application hint: Some people think that pencils are just for lining your eyes, but you can create beautiful highly pigmented smokey looks with these pencils. Roughly pencil in the area you want the colour in, stopping a little short of where you want the product to reach too. Then using a firm eye-shadow brush, blend the pencil out in circular motions to create an even show stopping look.

Estee Lauder Art Of Gloss Gift Set
Was £36 Now £32.40

Be a Modern Artist. Master the art of gloss with these 6 fun shades, Praline Paradise, Cherry Fever, Plum Divine, Frivolous Pink, Sugar Rush and Wild Sugarcane. This gift collection includes a modern, colour-block case with Pure Colour Gloss – the perfect stocking filler.

This collection is right on trend and perfect for the Christmas season. No matter what colour you are strutting your stuff in this holiday season, you will surely find a colour in this set to match and finish off your look. This set is perfect for day or night with a mix of natural and dramatic colours.

M·A·C Guilty Passions
Only £25.50!

With so many Christmas parties coming up, create a show stopping look with any of these beautiful Warm Crushed Metallic  Pigments. This is great value to get 4 very versatile colours from MAC. This set will help you create a range of different looks from Simplistic Sophistication to Mysteriously Smokey. The Guilty Passions Crushed Metallic Pigment kits feature four stackable jars of Pigment in rich molten metallic colour. Includes tempting shades in Ever Elegant, Silk Stocking, Dreamy Little Thing and Darling Coquette.

Application hint: Loose pigments can get messy so make sure to use plenty of eye primer and using a medium Eye-Shadow brush, firmly press the pigment onto your eyelid to make sure it stay’s put.

Benefit She`s So Jetset!
Was £29.50 Now £26.55

I have shared this product with you before, but now it is on special offer, helping you fill those stockings while saving some pennies. Upgrade your look in an instant.  This posh and polished makeup kit brings out the jetsetter in you. Follow the in flight makeup manual for an effortless glamorous look on eyes, lips and cheeks. Lift off to lovely! Kit includes: 4 shade eye shadow palette, the Porefessional, They`re real, first-class face powder with brush, lip gloss in life on the A list and double ended sponge applicator.

Dior Diorshow New Look Set.
Only £23!

I am so excited to feature this amazing set by Dior. The brand itself always portrays the highest level of luxury in their products and most of their palettes and sets start around £50. So grab yourself this great bargain for only £23! Inspired by catwalks and backstage make-up tips, the prodigious New Look Mascara with volume enhancer action thickens, separates and extends the lashes for an infinitely multiple lash effect. The set also contains a mini 5-Colour Couture Eyeshadow palette to reveal and enhance the intensity of your eyes.

Bobbi Brown Spring Picks.
£60.00

If your woman has been extra good to you this year – Show her how much you appreciate her by splashing  the cash on this fantastic kit by Bobbi Brown.  Inspired by Bobbi`s love of Rose Gold, this limited edition set is the epitome of pretty. Luminosity and definition come together for an eye look that`s equally classic and fresh.

This set features the much-loved cream shadow and gel liner formulas; a super lengthening mascara; and the skincare you need to pamper the delicate eye area. It includes: Caviar Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner 3g, Rose Gold Long-Wear Cream Shadow 3.5g, Black Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara 6ml, Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover 30ml, EXTRA Repair Eye Cream 7ml, Mini Dual Ended Ultra Fine Eyeliner/Cream Shadow Brush.

 Now you have no reason not to impress her this year! Pop down to your nearest House of Fraser or go online to www.houseoffraser.co.uk to pick up any of these perfect pressies!

Enjoy!

Much Love  Nuala C.

A/W 2012 Catwalk Makeup Look in 6 Easy Steps….

The Beauty Cloud recently attended Designer Nor Lisa’s Catwalk for the Launch of her new 2012 A/W Collection. The make-up on the evening was by Professional Make-up Artist Nuala Campbell. We caught up with her to find out what inspired her design and also more importantly, how we can recreate it at home. Here is what she said….

I love the change of seasons from Spring/Summer to Autumn / Winter. It allows me to free my mind and create new sketches and drawings in the fresh new season. My designs are influenced by a number of factors such as the Catwalks of the world, the designer garment being showcased and also the location and surroundings of the event. So much has to be taken into account to make sure that the Make-up ‘fits’ into the show.

Nuala Campbell’s Make-up on Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Contestant Diona Doherty modelling Nor Lisa Designs at the event in Cafe Vaudeville in Belfast in September 2012.

The Make-up look which I designed for the Nor Lisa A/W Catwalk in September 2012, incorporates a mix of textures and an unusual blend of colours which really stood out against each other. The eyes included a range of Loose Pigment, Matte and Metallic products in colours such as Forest Green, Hot Pink / Purple and Burnt Orange with Gold accents.

Both the eye make-up and the garments had such deep sumptuous colours, so I decided to add a touch of Bollywood glamour with a tricolour of pearls to really help set the look off.

Below is my final sketch and face-chart with some of the colours and products used on the models at the show.

A/W Catwalk Look created by Professional Make-up Artist Nuala Campbell for Designer Nor Lisa’s Launch Catwalk of her new 2012 Collection. (Click to enlarge)

I decided to go for a natural soft pink gloss lip so the detail on the eyes had the opportunity to  really stand out and make an appearance.

The foundation base of the make-up was a high coverage dewy look, with a subtle blush on the apples of the cheeks.

To recreate my Nor Lisa A/W 2012 eyes follow these easy steps:

1. Start by Priming and Prepping the eye area.

2. Take a Metallic Green eye-shadow ( I used Clarins Jungle Green).  Starting from just where the iris of the eye begins, sweep the eye-shadow across to the outer corner and up into the crease of the eye. Then apply the green eye-shadow under the eye from the outer corner to 3/4 way across the eye.

3. Using a Dark Brown Eye-shadow apply the product on the eyelid, starting at the outer corner and blend in 1/3 across the eyelid and the same on the lower eyelid. Do not apply too much of this product, you don’t want to kill the colour of the Metallic Green, it is only to create a smoked effect.

4. Using a Dark Burnt Orange Eye-shadow, apply into the crease only and blend with the green and sweeping upwards.

5. Using Gold Pigment (if you are not comfortable using loose pigment, you can just use a gold eye-shadow) apply the product, starting at the inner corner of the eyelid and bring across and blend into where the Green Eye-shadow starts. This product should only be about 1/4 of the way across the eyelid from the inner corner.

6. To really set this look off, pick a Hot Pink/Purple Satin texture eye-shadow (Try Urban Decay ‘Noise’). Apply this product starting at the top of the gold and upwards to meet the eyebrow. This eye-shadow should be blended in all directions with no harsh lines. Gently blend it into the Gold and Green wherever they meet. This product is on the inner eye socket area only and should not be blended across the brow bone.

7.Finish off with some Black Eye-liner and Mascara and you are ready to go.

Model Diona Doherty wearing Nor Lisa Dress and Accessories, Make-up by Nuala Campbell and Hair by Lee Stinton. Photography by Stephen Potter.

This is a really beautiful look when you get it right. Don’t be afraid of the colours, have a play around with it and you will have the look perfected in no time at all.

If you have any questions about the products or techniques used to create the look or if you have given this look a go and just want to share how you got on, please leave me a comment below or drop me an email. Have Fun!

For more information on Make-up Artist Nuala Campbell, visit www.nualacampbell.co.uk

For more information on the latest A/W Collection by Nor Lisa, visit www.nor-lisa.com

Naked Beauty

Well I couldn’t pass through duty free without picking a little something up for myself…. oh sorry, I mean picking something up to blog to you about 😉

So many people have been talking to me about Urban Decays new ‘Naked’ eye shadow palette, how could I not buy it with £10 off! This sleek palette is Urban Decay’s best selling eye shadow set of all time! So is it really all that it’s made out to be??

Yes! I love it! Not only for the great pigmented eye shadows that Urban Decay deliver on every time, but also the fact that they have given us a little travel size potion eye primer to help us along the way. The primer is great, it is neutral in colour and non greasy, allowing you an even and smooth application.

The colours of the shadows are great. I love how each of them match one another. You can literally use any of the 12 eye shadows alongside the others. Urban Decay have blessed us with not only a great range of colours so that you can great any look you like, from natural day time to a dramatic smokey night time look, but they have also made sure to include different textures of shadows as well. Your 12 eye shadows range through matte, shimmer and glitters – What more could you ask for?? A mirror? Well you’re in luck as they have even included one of those too!

This palette of eye shadows really gives you freedom to experiment. You can’t go wrong with your colour choices. The colours are beautifully pigmented so that you can wear them solo or create a bit of depth and drama and create your own trio.

Urban Decay have included an eye shadow brush which they said is worth £14 (RRP). I think this is the only detail that lets their side down. Urban Decay market this brush as great because its animal cruelty free. It doesn’t give you a lot of freedom to blend and create different looks. We could have really been doing with a duo brush, perhaps a synthetic brush like they have included on one end and a natural hair blending   brush on the other.

All in all I think this is a great palette – once again Urban Decay have lived up to their standards of excellent eye-shadows! One my way back through Duty-free I will be searching for ‘Naked 2’ which is their newest version of this palette… they were sold out on my way out so I will keep my eyes peeled this week on my way back.

The RRP for this Naked Palette is £35 and is available at all Urban Decay counters and online.

If you have any questions about the palette, feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer them.