Its coming to the end of the year so I thought I would share my makeup journey and the different looks I created throughout 2018.
I love Bath Christmas market, theirs something about it that feels so magical and I really enjoy going. I’ve been every Christmas for the past few years and this year was my 4th time going, and I love it as much as the first time.
The Christmas decorations look so lovely, I always have mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. They are a must to get in the Christmas spirit. I love all the free samples you can get of different products before you buy them. I always stock up on chutneys, cheese and nuts every year.
I always go with my boyfriend, we drive down and park in the park and ride. Its literally a 10-minute journey on the bus to the market. We just had to pay for the bus to get to the market which comes to about £5 and the parking is free. We went down later morning/ early afternoon, so it starts to get dark before we leave. The Christmas lights are so pretty.
I love walking around all the stalls and all the amazing things you can buy. There is food, drinks, handmade gifts, Christmas presents, toys and so much more. It does get busy on the weekends, so we booked a day off work and went on a Friday, to make sure we can enjoy our time there.
We always make a day of it and go for food, this year we went for food at TGI Friday, it started to rain, and this was the first place we came across. We managed to get a table just before it started to get busy.
I bought a lot of cheese, different chutneys, fudge, nuts and basically anything food related. We had such a good time and I’m sure well be going again next year.
Christmas is around the corner, so I thought I would share my favourite Christmas films with you and I think you should watch them over the festive period.
1.Home Alone & Home Alone 2
3.Christmas With the Kranks
5.The Night Before
6.The Santa Clause 1, 2 & 3
7.Jingle All the Way
8.The Christmas Chronicles
9.Tim Burtons: The Nightmare Before Christmas
10.It’s a Wonderful Life
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.
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:
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:
9.Drinking Helmet: £10.00
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.
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.
I am really happy with how both my day and evening assessment looks turned out.