Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

This evening was hosted by Inglot in Westfield. James was there to promote The Makeup Show Europe and spoke very inspiringly about being a makeup artist and persevering. He gave tips on how to promote yourself and succeed in the makeup world. James did a demonstration and talked about different techiniques.

Here are a few pictures from the evening at Inglot.

Inglot Store Front
Inglot’s Store Front

James doing a demo!

James doing a demo!

The Makeup Show Europe Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept

The Makeup Show Europe Sat 17th and Sun 18th Sept

Eyeshadows

James Vincent & Golda Adelman

James Vincent & Golda Adelman

Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Makeup Show Europe in Berlin Germany!! James will be there ready to inspire any makeup artist who is open and willing to be inspired!! Highly recommend listening and learning there is so much one can learn from such a great artist!!

xGx

11pm on wednesday night and I’m really really inspired to do my makeup unfortunately there is no point coz as soon as I have done it it will have to come off my face!

It all started a while ago when i was tweeting (yes people i was on twitter) and I was looking at different makeup blogs and checking out different tutorials. Then I was checking out a palette that Make Up For Ever just put together and am totally lusting after its so bright and colorful and all the summery colors that one needs in their little makeup world. When it comes to Eyeshadows and MUFE the searching stops there! Their colors are vibrant and true to what you see!! Every time i went into their Flagship store in New York it reminded me why I love their shadows over any others (they are bigger and more pigmented)!! The people in the store are also really helpful and friendly. Its a small and quiet store in Downtown manhattan yet so much goes on there. I wish I still lived in NY just for that!!
Tell me you don’t want this!! These are the Color numbers if you want to get this palette together 26, 2, 99, 159, 18, 72, 92, 75, 91, 9. In order from back row left to right.

Perfect Bright Palette

Perfect Bright Palette

So anyway as I was saying about my inspiration, i went from place to place (online) just googling and searching makeup ideas and inspirations!! and this is why I LOVE Makeup so much. There is so much out there that can be created into a makeup look and honed and perfected into pure unadulterated beauty. Im probably waffling but my love and creativity at the moment are not being used because its so late and I have to wake up early but my heart is popping and I know I wont be able to fall asleep because my mind will be racing away at all the different makeup looks i can do in the morning and cant wait to try!

Ok ill stop! I really have to calm down and relax before bed.

Wishing everyone a peaceful and restful night (one that i wont be having)

Keep on shining and glowing

xxx G xxx

After moving from New York to London (my home town) I am definitely ready to work and enjoy.

For all of you out there who think it rains in London all the time it was 72 degrees here yesterday and the day before. Today the sun is shining and it definitely affects ones mood! I have been in great spirits the past few days. As i keep telling people, when its warm my attitude is warm. This weather is totally inspiring me to use bright colors.

This is a picture of the park right near my house.
Gorgeous spring in London

Keep happy and keep healthy

xxx

Its where i grew up and got into football (soccer). Thanks Ta for all the Sat night Match of the Day and all the other football matches we watched together!!
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It was a 1 all draw against the USA but it was fun watching it with friends at Abi’s house!!

My first Look of the world cup 2010 is for South Africa my birth place. check it out and tell me what you think.
It was a very quick and rough idea so it hasnt been perfected but here it is!
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P241303_heroThe Natural Eye Kit contains everything you need to create the pretty, soft, and slightly sexy “natural eyes” you’ve seen on super models and celebrities and have always wanted to perfect for yourself. The three easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards lead you through every fun step to insure a professional looking application every time! An all-inclusive kit that includes nine essential shadows for all-over lid color, highlighting, smudging, and more.

I used it this afternoon on a girl. I love this kit! The colors are amazingly pigmented and they adhered to the lids really nicely and smoothly.

NEUTRALS
Color: Day (Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexspresso), Classic (Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Erotica), Fashion (Nude Beach, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff)

Tips and Tricks

Choose the Natural Eye you desire and follow Jerrod’s step-by-step, easy to follow instruction cards to get the look!
Avoid eye shadow “drop-down” by applying your Natural Eye look first. Next, clean off any excess shadow from under the eye and use your foundation and powder! These steps will keep you flawless and faultless every time.
Prime your lids with eye primers, then witness shadows immediately intensify and blend-our shadow bases eliminate creasing and fading!
The crowning glory of every Natural Eye are lush lashes! Finish your look by applying two or three coats of Mascara for full lush lashes!

mineralized eye shadowA sheer, pearled, mineralized powder Eye Shadow with two shades baked together in one pan. Superfine, lightweight: provides a softly tinted, reflective shimmer on the skin with a delicate sense of dimension. Subtly builds colour and shine. Can be worn on face, eyes or body.

It comes in four colors:
Mineralize black w/ gold bronze pearl (Frost)
Mineralize black w/ pinkish purple pearl (Frost)
Mineralize black w/ silver pearl (Frost)
Mineralize black with blue pearl (Frost)

I bought it in the black with the blue pearl. It is a gorgeous color and can be used either wet or dry and as a liner as well as an eyeshadow.
The only problem with it is that it was a limited edition and is not sold anymore! I went to macy’s to go buy it and the woman said that there wasnt anymore, but i went back later and the woman had it. I now regret not buying it in all colors!!

3.2 g / 0.12 US OZ
US $19.50

alicia+keys+superwoman
Yesterday I was watching MTV and Alicia Key came on with her Superwoman video. Well im going to talk about her makeup a bit and criticize. Her foundation was great, her blush was great, but her eyes oh man not so good! They were all cakey and the fall down on her lashes was not cleaned up.

How does one remedy the dustiness from the eyeshadow on the top of the eyelashes?

Well you need to brush mascara on the tops of your lashes as well as the underside. Most makeup artist know this as a basic tip. Another cool tip on how to get eyeliner on the top lid waterline is to line your bottom waterline (the inside of your lashes at the bottom) and squeeze your eyes shut, beautiful results!

Airbrush
I can officially do airbrush makeup! I am very excited.
Make up is an art in itself. It surely enhances the appeal and gives you a dignity in society that helps you retain self confidence. Make up is done to make you, you and not someone else. The look that the cosmetic gives you depends on the way you use it and not on how expensive it is. There are different make up tools and their correct application gives the best results.
Women have a right to look beautiful. And to beautify them more they use cosmetics. Every female, girl or women uses cosmetics, some may use eye liners, blush on or mascara and lipstick but the basic thing is to learn to use them correctly.
For the best results of applying cosmetics is skin cleanliness. Healthy skin needs daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing
There are women who are not beautiful but still they look attractive because they know how to apply make up. They sure know the art of caring themselves, and can make heads turn in their direction despite their ordinary looks.
To look beautiful is the dream of every woman because women love to be praised. Its her right, every person has some elements of beauty which needs to be polished and groomed even those flawless models. Makeup plays very important role in the beauty of a woman. Beauty and Makeup serve to one another. They form the most integral bond together. You can become beautiful by applying the right makeup. Makeup application in itself is an art which can be conquered easily. What you need is the right source of information for makeup and beauty tips.
So first thing here needs to be addressed is selection of appropriate makeup technique whether we need to still rely on old traditional makeup techniques or we should move to new emerging makeup techniques which celebrities and models use? Now there is another choice when it comes to airbrushing makeup. What is that? Airbrush makeup is a great alternative to regular make up. Airbrush Makeup leaves the skin looking flawless and silky smooth and has long lasting staying power. There are special foundations especially designed for airbrush application. Applying airbrush makeup requires the use of certain tools to get that look you desire. Foundations, blush and eyes shadow can all be used when applying make up using the airbrush method.
Airbrush makeup has been getting a lot of buzz in the media lately. There have been TV shows that feature the benefits of airbrush makeup. Airbrush makeup has been around since the 1930’s. Makeup artists on the set of “Ben Hur” used airbrush makeup on the hundreds of extras that were on the set. Since then, cosmetic formulas have been evolving and designed exclusivly for use in the airbrush. Airbrush makeup is now the preferred method for professional makeup artists. One of the main reasons for this trend is the evolution of high definition TV and photography. Traditional makeup can look even across the face to the naked eye, but when viewed through HD TV and digital photography, the foundation can look uneven, streaked or splotchy. With airbrush makeup, the liquid color goes on in fine microdots that mimic color pixels used by technology. The tiny dots lay on the surface of the face so smoothly, the finish is most commonly described by everyone who sees it as “flawless” or “porcelin smooth”. Airbrush foundation does not clog pours. It lays on top of the skin and allows it to breath. If that wasn’t enough reason to use airbrush makeup, here is another significant reason: it is sanitary and germ free. Airbrush makeup goes from the bottle, that is never touched by human hands, to the clean airbrush and sprayed directly onto the face. Nothing but air and makeup touch the face. I use the airbrush products from OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics) which use no animal products or derivatives at all. It feels great going on and it doesn’t require you to stretch your skin at all. Women who are sensitive about stretching the skin around their eyes will appreciate that! You have total control over how much or how little goes on. With just a few drops, the coverage is very light and sheer. With a little more on problem areas, it can cover blemishes and dark circles under the eyes. The result is a smooth even finish that can last up to 18 hours. Airbrush foundation is perfect for wedding makeup, TV, print, runway or films. The bottom line is the finished result: A flawless, stunning, beautiful face. I am excited to share my experience and expertise to help you with airbrush makeup.

I am really excited for the airbrushing course I’m taking in the morning! My teacher will be coming to my house to teach me OMG I’m really really excited.

Wishing everyone a great Sunday!