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Makeup Assessments!

In college I had to do a day makeup assessment and an evening makeup assessment as part of my course.

For the day makeup assessment, I had 25 minutes to create the makeup look on my partner. I had to include foundation, brows, eye shadow, mascara, contour, blush, brown eyeliner, bronzer and highlight. All this had to be done in 25 minutes. Beforehand I was really stressed about it, 25 minutes didn’t seem long enough at all, but you would be surprised what you can accomplish when it comes down to it. I managed to do it in 20 minutes and had 5 minutes to tidy anything up and make sure everything looked good.

We had to do the hair, outfit and makeup for the assessment to create the entire look. I am happy with how my day makeup turned out, I got 100% which is a Distinction.

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For my evening assessment I had 50 minutes to complete the makeup look on my partner. I had to include foundation, contour, bronzer, blusher, highlighter, brows, eye shadow, mascara, lashes and lipstick to compete the criteria for the look. I made sure I did the eyebrows and eyes first, so the lashes had time to dry, because my teacher lightly pulled on the lashes to ensure they are on properly.

Before the assessment I felt a lot more relaxed because we had double the amount of time to create the look. We had to have an outfit and hair ready for the assessment to create an overall look of a night out. During the assessment I felt like time suddenly went really fast, I started with the eyes and spent a lot of time on the eyes and eyebrows compared to the rest of the face. Eyelashes went on quite well, a lot better than I thought they would. I got 100% on this assessment too which is a distinction.

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I am really happy with how both my day and evening assessment looks turned out.

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Beauty Bay Sales Haul!

I might have got a little bit crazy with the Beauty Bay Sales but with majority of things half price I couldn’t resist. Thought I would share my purchase with you. It all should have cost £155.95 but I paid £96.47, I SAVED £59.48!!!!!!!!

BH Cosmetics: Studio pro Large Set Bag £16.00 – Was 32.00

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BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend 10-piece Brush Set 2 £10.00 – was £20.00

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BH Cosmetics 14-piece brush set £13.80 – was £23.00

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Beauty Bay ‘Going Out Out’ 42 colour eyeshadow palette £21.00 – was £30.00

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Mario Badescu – Aloe Herbs and Rosewater Facial Spray £7.70 – was £11.00

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Adrell Natureal Demi Wispies Black Lashes £3.47 – was £4.95

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Revolution Luxe Matte Lip Kit Reign £4.20 – was £6.00

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Stila Shimmer and Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set £20.30 – was 29.00

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A lot of stuff is still on sale now if you want to go and have a little look and treat yourself or stock up on Christmas presents.

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PAM!

I was lucky enough to go to PAM: Precious About Makeup on a college trip. They are based in London. It is a Pro Makeup Store and they also teach and do demos. They were all about never stop learning and growing.

When we arrived, we went to Ealing Studios where PAM had rented a room for our demos throughout the day. They asked for volunteers for our First demo and no one else seemed to want to so I jumped at the opportunity. Kate Benton did this demo and was showing us how to create bruises for film and how to create the different kinds of bruises. I really enjoyed having this done on me and learn how I can create this. There were lots of tips and tricks throughout this demo and insight into the makeup industry.

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Our second demo was done by Shauna Harrison and she brought her son in to do the demo on. She turned him into a Viking. She shows us how to basically make someone look dirty without making it look fake, using different products and layering it. She also showed us how to lay on facial hair which looks very difficult. The look came together with litter accessories and a hair piece. It was really interesting, and I enjoyed watching the process of Shauna turn her son into a Viking.

The next demo was all about face and body paint by the amazingly talented Mona Turnbull. She created a skull and showed us different ways to create body paint. She made it look so easy creating this incredible look, it was so impressive. She did half the face by hand and the other using an Airbrush. It was really interesting seeing the difference, I hadn’t seen one used before. She was funny and engaging throughout the demo.

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Our final demo was by Victoria Lee, all about covering tattoos. She talked all about her past and the volunteering she has done throughout her career. She volunteered in a hospital to help people with physical body issues that she could help them learn to cover, such as birth marks on the face or scars, to make them feel more comfortable in their own skin. For the demo she showed us how to cover a tattoo and told some stories about her careers. One of which was she had to cover a full arm and leg tattoos for an underwater photo shoot and the challenges that she overcome.

From these demos I feel like there is so much that we still need to learn before we step into the makeup industry. They asked if we had any questions but there was so much information given to us throughout the day, we didn’t even know what to ask. So many different products that we need for our kits eventually.

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Just before we went home we went to the PAM store, so we could have a look around and purchase anything we wanted. They had some really amazing stuff but it was so expensive for the pro palette, which obviously I would love to have, maybe next time.

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Undercut.. Again!

I wanted an undercut for such a long time but couldn’t build up the courage to have one. When I was 21 I finally did it and I loved it. I had so many quirky patterns too.

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I decided to grow it out because I couldn’t be bothered to keep waiting in barbers to have it cut, they don’t do appointments like normal hairdressers, you have to go in and just wait, I’m not the most patient person.

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My undercut was almost grown out and I decide to get it cut in again, I really missed it. So, I went through the process of it growing out and now I have it again. But I do love it! Can’t wait to get a quirky pattern again.

I have really thick hair and having an undercut makes it so much easier to manage, I’m really happy with it.

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Halloween Makeup!

This must be my favourite time of year, Halloween! You can have so much fun and create so many different looks and characters. So, I thought I would share 5 looks I’ve created throughout October and who gave me the inspiration.

  1. I saw this look all over Instagram last and this year and thought I would give it a go. Hi Pumpkin, inspired by @sophiehannah.

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  1. I captioned this the dripping rainbow. I got the inspiration for this look from @jodiehulme.

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  1. I created this look on a friend in college. This was my first attempt at a clown look, there is defiantly room for improvement, but I am happy with it.

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  1. In one of my classes we had to create a character, so I decided to put a Halloween spin on it and create the Elphaba the witch from Wicked.
  1. I created the ‘evil Artist’ on my friend and got the inspiration for this from @makeupbyphilippag.
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Hair Cut!

It’s been about 2 years since I had a haircut, I was attempting to grow it and didn’t get around to it having it trimmed. Once I started college I could have my hair cut for free because of the course I was doing, so I thought why not. I booked in for a cut and blow-dry.

I was a little nervous because it was booked in with level 2 hairdressing students and it being September they hadn’t had that long to practice. But they have a tutor watching them so what’s the worst that could happen.

The girl who cut my hair was lovely, really happy and chatty throughout. She hadn’t cut layers into someone’s hair before, so she was shown by the tutor how to and then she finished it off. After cutting each section the tutor would come over and check everything was fine with the cut, which it always was.

Once my hair was all done, there was two slightly longer bits of hair, but a quick snip and they sorted it out before I left. I was there for 3 hours but that’s ok because everyone takes a little longer when they are learning. Plus, I would rather it all done correctly. I will defiantly be having my hair cut at college again and by the same person, she was fab.