Saturday, 29 March 2014

Fx makeup

I just finished up some fx makeup so I figured why not do a post on it and telling how I done it and what products I used. 

So this is that I done. I used make up forever flash palette along with Ben nye bruise wheel to stipple on the bruiseing and redness then went in with 3rd degree, which is a silicone modeling compound to sculpt out the cut on the the nose and check then when it set up I filled in the cuts with colors from the previously mentioned products. For the mouth and nose bleed I only used ben nye thick blood and a bit of red greese paint. Back to the cuts lastly I used thick blood along with some more liquid blood to put inside and let it drop down. To finish off the fight makeup I used water to mess up my eye makeup because of course if you get into a fight your makeup is not going to look good! 

Here are photos of the products used. 

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Spring Makeup Trends

So as it is the first day I spring I couldn't think of a better time then to do a post on spring makeup trends this year! 


For the perfect base that's on trend this season go for natural glowy skin which I love anyway! Start with Guerlain's meteorites primer which feels amazing and leaves a glow to your skin. If you have perfect skin you can stop here! But if your like me then go ahead and use clinique's cc cream, it's amazing and has a high spf for the warmer temperatures! Then just dab a bit of benefits high beam on the high points of your face and finish with macs fix+!


Berry and plum cheeks are in this season and these two and my favs! There are tons of drugstore as well as high end options for everyone! Maybellines master glaze in pink fever goes on so natural and leaves the perfect flush of color. Estee lauders pure color blush in audacious plum is the perfect plum blush! It leaves a natural flush that is very unique. I have nothing like it in my collection! It looks different in person, on this picture it doesn't look overly unique. 


The arch is out and thick natural brows are in! If you have thick brows your lucky! I have very thin sparse brows, due to over plucking in my early teens. But if your like me and needs to fake a thick brow don't worry these products look very natural and no one will ever know the difference! I use macs mystery eyeshadow to fill in my brows the use stilas stay all day waterproof brow color to fill in those sparse areas to mimic brow hairs then set it all in place with benefits gimme brow and we're done!


Accordly to the runway bright blue and pastal eyeshadows are in for spring! My favorite blue shadow is rimmels scandal eyes shadow stick in 009 blamed blue. Not only is this a gorgeous color, it's a 24 hour waterproof formula so it's gonna last and not crease on you! And for your pastels my favorite cream shadows are two from maybelline they are the color tattoos in edgy emerald and inked in pink these are also going to last on you all day and not crease. And for a powder shadow I have to give it to lancomes color design palette in mint jolie. Love the pretty pastal colors and the pigmentation is amazing! As for eyeliner a strong cat eye is on trend and going along with the spring colors I had to choose lancomes art liner I think mine is in turquoise. There isn't a name on it and I couldn't find one online. Not sure if this color was limited edition or not. Sorry guys!


Orange is the color on trend again this year which is great because I love myself an orange lip! These are five great orange lip colors that I believe would suit anyone no matter what skin color or age! For a sheer orange I love maybelline color whisper in coral ambition. For a stain I like the revlon just bitten stain in rendezvous it's very bright and the color lasts! For you matte lovers I have revlons matte balm in audacious that is more on the red orange side. Revlon color burst in peach is also beautiful, sorry I know they are discontinued but I had to mention this beauty. And last but not least is also revlons coralberry beautiful coral color! Sorry there was so many revlon lippies they just do my favorite drugtore lipsticks!

Hope you enjoyed this and I hope you guys try out these spring trends because I love all of them! 

Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Princess Tag

Ever since I saw Tati do this tag on YouTube I've been dying to do it but I never wanted to make a YouTube account so now since I've created a blog I've decided why not do the tag on here. So here it goes my favorite luxury beauty products! 


Chanel's perfection lumiere is one of my all time favorite foundations it's the perfect coverage and perfect mix of dewy and matte!


Love clinique's even better concealer for spots and it's really good for under eye discoloration! 


Hourglass ambient lighting powder in dim light is the perfect finishing powder to give your skin that extra boost! Whenever I use this I always get compliments on my skin! 


Two faced chocolate soeil bronzer. The only high end bronzer I own and in my opinion the only one I need! Love this soo much! Can be used for contour or for a sun kissed glow and best of all it smells just like chocolate!!


Dior's Diorblush is so buttery and pigmented it blends like a dream! Gives that perfect flush of color however you need a light hand while using this so you don't look like a clown!


Estée Lauder heat wave from the summer 2013 limited edition collection. In love with this high light! It gives such a gorgeous golden glow, perfect for summer but I use it year round! I don't know what ill do when this bad boy is gone!


Urban decay naked 3 palette. I didn't think I would like this but I'm in love! It's so versatile can be used for sutble daytime look or dramatic night out look. This palette changed my view on pinky rose gold eyeshadows for the best!


Yves Saint Laurent gel eyeliner in black bronze. Beautiful color, more of a forest green then a black bronze but beautiful non the less. Glides on so smooth for the perfect liner! 


Benefit they're real! One of the best hands down! Totally worth the extra money and that's a lot to say when there are so many amazing drugstore options!


MAC's cherry lipliner. The perfect red lip starts here, either use it all over the lip and add gloss for a glossy red lip that's going to last all night or use it as a liner and with another red lippie on top for that extra lasting power!


Yves Saint Laurent rouge volupte shine. I think half the reason I like this is because of its gorgeous packaging! I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging, now don't get me wrong these lippies are also amazing! Very shiny and don't dry out my lips! 


Okay so I kinda cheated on this one! It's not technically a brow product but it's the only thing I've ever found that I love filling in my brows with! MAC mystery is perfect for anyone with darker eyebrow hair!


Clinique's moisture surge extended thirst relief is my all time favorite moisturizer! I have repurchased this multiple times I've lost count! I use this in the morning and it goes on fine under makeup and my combination skin stays normal throughout the day! Yay!

I tag whoever reads this to do this tag it's fun and if you don't have something from a catagrory who cares?! I didn't have anything from the high end lipgloss or nail polish catagrory!

Top 5 Drugstore Products

I didn't think this would be that hard to do until I tried to narrow down the products I use most to only 5. I origionally planned to pick one product from each catagrory, face, cheeks, eyes, lips and brows, but it turned out that I never had any real must haves from some of the category's and I had more then one for other category's. So without any further delay these are my top 5 favorite products from the drugstore!

1. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

As you can see mine is well loved! You can't tell from the photo but it is very close to hitting pan! I use this pretty much on the daily basis and throughout the day to touch up if I'm looking oily. I have the translucent powder but this does come in other colors, so there is an option for everyone if someone wants the extra coverage. I cannot say how the other colors are but the translucent is amazing! Doesn't look cakey and is invisible on the skin!

2. Maybelline Color Tattoo

These bad boys are so creamy and pigmented that they can be worn on their own or as a base for powder eyeshadows. This is in the color 50 Edgy Emerald. I also have 8 more of these in different colors and I find that all 9 are very creamy and pigmented, similar to mac's paint pots at about half the price! 

3. L'oreal Infallible Super Slim Liquid Liner

This is my go to liquid eyeliner, with it's felt tip it is so easy to apply and get that perfect winged liner. It also is flexible so you don't get any harsh lines if you accidently giggle your hand! It's the perfect liner for me and it's so affordable! I have repurchased this 3 times now and will continue to repurchase it!

4. Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Hands down best lip product in the drugstore! That is saying a lot because I love my drugstore lippies! But this has it all the pigmentation is AMAZING and it's glossy and has outstanding lasting power. If you don't own any of these I suggest going and trying them now! This one is in 501 Stellar. I also have 3 more shades, 303 Apocaliptic, 102 Nova and 701 Stargazer. Love them all!

5. Hard Candy Glamoflauge

This concealer is the most pigmented concealer I have ever tried! This even tops any high end ones I have found. If I ever have one of those stubborn pimples that nothing ever seems to cover I reach for this and it always does the job. The only thing people may not like is it has a dewy finish. I use my rimmel stay matte powder over top and it's perfect! Can be used on pimples dark circles or any imperfection you want covered. Give this a try if you haven't yet!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Fx Makeup

These are photos of some special effects makeup that I have done in the past. Any future makeup I do I will do blog posts on! Hope you enjoy. 

Beat up had with cut and bruises. First try at special effects. Only used mufe greese paints for this. 

First try at a liquid latex cut along with fake blood. 

Again only liquid latex, greese paints and fake blood. 

Flesh eating bacteria. Done with liquid latex. 

Practicing some zombie makeup on Greg. Tried veins for the first time. 

First time using Ben Nyes nose and scar wax and some fake blood. 

First time using 3rd degree silicone molding compound. In love with this. So easy to use. 

Inspired by a photo I saw on ig. Just used nose an scar wax here. 

Zombie bite done with 3rd degree. 

Somebody stole my heart! Done with nose and scar wax. Bruises are mufe greese paints. 

About Me

Hello Everyone! Welcome to my blog! 

I'm a self taught makeup artist and beauty junkie! Hoping to soon go to school for special effects makeup. I'm from Newfoundland, Canada and I'm engaged to a wonderful man named Greg, if you follow me on instagram you would already know that. (My instagram is KATIE1352 if you want to follow me.) 

I spent a couple months in nursing school but realized that it wasn't for me and that the only thing I wanted to do was makeup so I dropped out to practice makeup and hopefully go to school in a year or two. On this blog you will find product reviews, swatches, hauls, also some personal photos of vacations that I will be taking. NYC in May! Hope you enjoy, welcome to my makeup life :)