Beauty, Lifestyle

Basic Stage Makeup Assessment!

As part of the theatrical side of my course we had to learn and be assessed on basic stage makeup and it is very different to say the least. All products used are cream and then powdered.

Stage makeup must be 2 or 3 shades darker than your natural skin tone because stage lighting washes you out. So, if you wore foundation to match your skin tone the lighting would make you look really washed out. Classic eye shadow is blue or green. There would be crème contour. Red lips and very bright pink blusher. Black liner on eyelids and under eye to create the effect of mascara and very natural brows.

For the assessment it wasn’t timed but both myself and my partner needed to complete our looks, including hair and outfit in the 4-hour lesson, so we basically had 2 hours each. I felt really relaxed about this assessment because we didn’t have to rush we could take out time with the makeup.

I created Glinda the good witch from wicked the musical for my assessment. I got 95% which is a distinction.

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Alien Collection.

As soon as I watched Jeffree Star’s reveal video for his Alien Collection, I was obsessed and had to buy it as soon as I could. The colours in the palette were just so beautiful and very different to any palette that I currently have. There were also a few lip products that really jumped out at me as well.

I really wanted the Velour Liquid Lipstick in shade “You’re Still On The Property” but it sold out within minutes so couldn’t get my hands on this one.

I bought a liquid lipstick in shade ‘Karma’ and a lip Ammunition in shade ‘Area 52’.

My favourite purchase has to be the Alien Palette. The colours are stunning and are so different to any palette I have or have seen. The palette is vegan and cruelty free.

The colours in the palette are:

  • Pluto – Icy white with a peachy duo-chrome shift
  • Titan – Ivory bone matte.
  • Alien – Cool green shimmer.
  • Interstellar – White gold shimmer.
  • Abduction – Chartreuse matte.
  • UFO – Green gold shimmer.
  • Gravitea – Soft tan matte.
  • Martian Soil – A cool mustard matte.
  • Flying Saucer – A turquoise matte.
  • Phone Home – A mauve brown matte.
  • Moon Rock – A forest green metallic with a gold undertone.
  • X-Files – A khaki matte.
  • Ghost OG – A dark khaki green.
  • Area-51 – A rich royal purple matte.
  • Space Cowboy – A cool metallic brown with a pearl shift.
  • Probe – A metallic oil slick with a green shift.
  • Tall Grey – A grey with a blue undertone.
  • Black Hole – A true black matte.

I ordered my palette on 9th November, on pre-order from beauty bay. I expected to have to wait a little while for it, But I was a little frustrated that I didn’t get my palette until 07th December. You know when you are so excited for a product and you see other people using it but can’t yourself, it’s frustrating. But beauty bay did stay in touch to say they will be getting them in soon with was nice.

The palette is £46.00, Karma and Area 51 are £16.00 each.

They are still available now is you are interested:

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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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