Category Archives: Urban Decay

Today’s Look & Outfit of the Day!

Hello pretties! 馃檪

Does anyone else subscribe to the newsletters from clothing websites and then when they constantly email you with offers of 50% off and free delivery?! For a shopaholic like me, this is dangerous territory, when I see that, I literally can’t help myself, I HAVE TO BUY STUFF! Ahhh!
This is exactly what happened to me on Friday when I received an email from Boohoo.com, telling me that there was free delivery and a half price sale. Well, credit card disaster.
On the upside, my order arrived yesterday and I bought this gorgeous skirt which I couldn’t not show you since this season is all about the punk spirit!

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Since I was feeling all punky today, obviously I had to match my make up so here it is!

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And here’s how I did it..
Benefit Hello Flawless Foundation in Beige
Creme de a Mer Translucent Powder
MUA Bronzed Perfection Bronzer
Benefit Rockateur blush
Urban Decay Naked palette (Naked all over lid, Creep in crease and Virgin as highlight)
MUA Intense Kohl liner in Black
Benefit They’re Real mascara
Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in 107

Hope you like it!
Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo

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Today’s Look!

As you all know, I love a bold lip whether I’m heading off for a night out or doing my weekly shop at Tesco. Everything about an eye-catching lipstick makes you feel better and a bright colour always brightens up the day.
But, today I decided to give the colour a miss (gasp!), and go for the old faithful smokey eye and a clear, (yes clear!) lipgloss! Check it out below…

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Base
-Benefit Porefessional Primer
-Benefit Hello Flawless foundation in Beige
-Creme de Mer Translucent Powder
-MUA Bronzed Perfection bronzer
-Benefit Watts Up! Highlighter

Eyes
-Benefit World’s Sexiest Nudes Palette (Holy Smokes cream shadow all over lid with Blingo! patted on top for a metallic effect).
-Sleek Storm Palette (Matte Black blended into crease).
-Urban Decay Naked Palette (Virgin used as highlight on inner corners and brow bone)
-MUA Intense Kohl Liner in Black
-Lanc么me Hypnose Mascara in 01 Noir

Lips
Victorias’ Secret Sparkle Lipgloss in Cosmic

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Make Up of the Day

Hi loves! 馃檪

I just thought I’d show you my make up for today! I was feeling some vintage glamour so I just went with it! What do you think? 馃檪

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To get this look I used:
Doublewear Light Foundation in No. 2 from Est茅e Lauder
Loose Translucent Powder from Creme de la Mer
Bronzed Perfection Bronzer from MUA
Bella Bamba Blusher from Benefit
High Beam Highlighter from Benefit
Virgin, Half Baked & Darkhorse from the Naked Palette, Urban Decay
Liquid Liner from ELF
Hypnose Mascara from Lanc么me
MAC Red Lipstick

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


How To: Make Up Artist Pro Cards

Hello my lovelies!

Apologies, I’ve even a bad blogger this week and haven’t kept up with my posts, I’ve been having a bit of writers block and literally couldn’t think if anything to write BUT I’m back on form and I’ve got a few posts lined up for you guys 馃檪

So, I know that, especially for a lot of you trying to get started in the industry, that building up your make up kit is a major investment and there’s no doubt about it, it’s an expensive hobby sooo, I thought I’d share with you the different cosmetics houses that offer Artist discount programs and how you can get them!

Bobbi Brown:
Email bobbipro@bobbi-brown.co.uk with your full name and address and they will post you an application form.
Urban Decay:
40% Pro Discount is only available in the US for now, and you can apply here
NARS:
To get your 40% UK online discount, email artistprogram-uk@narscosmetics.eu for an application form.
MAC:
Discount depending on status, but you can download the form here.
Laura Mercier:
International 40% discount, email makeup.artists@lauramercier.com to apply.
Illamasqua:
To get your 40% discount, apply here.
Bare Minerals:
To get your 30% discount, apply here.
Smashbox:
Discount depending on status, and you can apply here.
Inglot:
20% currently only in the US, apply here.
NYX:
Get your 25% Pro discount here.
Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics:
International 20% discount by emailing info@occmakeup.com.
Crown Brush:
Apply for 10% discount here.
Precious About MakeUp (PAM):
Apply for Pro discounts inc. 40% off Illamasqua, 35% off Make Up For Ever, 20% off Louise Young, 20% off Bdellium and10% off everything for students if you can provide proof. To apply email enquiries@preciousaboutmakeup.com.
Benefit also do a Pro discount but it is currently for the US only!

In order to get your Pro cards, almost all of these companies will require some sort of ID to prove that you are a working artist. This is generally 2 or more of the following:
Business or Comp Cards. If you don’t have a business card yet, you can get simple and cheap ones online, I got mine from www.vistaprint.com.
Tear Sheet. This is a piece of Editorial work with your name printed on it.
Crew Call Sheet. A sheet printed with your name, location and call time, listing everyone else involved and their department. You can usually get these easily if your working on film or tv.
Union Card. You can join a union such as BECTU which entitles you to tonnes of benefits from as little as a tenner a year!

I hope this helped you guys, I know it’s tough to build a pro kit, especially when your just starting out! 馃檪

Love & Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo


Fresh Faced Friday!

Hello my lovelies!

I decided to do a little bit of a tutorial for you today, just a round up of my general, everyday make up routine, hope you enjoy it! 馃檪

So, this is before the magic happens, fresh faced and ready to go! (Scary, I know :p)

So first off, you know I always start with my skincare. So to start with, I applied my Lanc么me Visionnaire serum, Clarins HydraQuench cream because I think coming into the winter time, my skin gets a bit drier so I need that extra little bit of hydration, and finally Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm purely because it gives the perfect base for lipstick, especially if your wearing a colour. It’s also super moisturising, which is great if you wear a lot of matte lipsticks, like me, and your lips tend to be drier.

So now it’s onto the base. I started with the Porefessional primer from Benefit (great if you have oily/combination skin like me, and open pores as well!), just applied with my fingers on the t-zone. I then buffed Doublewear Light foundation from Est茅e Lauder in 03 into my skin using the Stippling Brush from E.L.F. I also applied the Benefit Bo-ing Concealor (02) using my ring finger onto any little blemishes before dusting Creme de la Mer translucent Loose Powder over my whole face.

Next, onto the Contouring & Highlighting. This is the part people seem to have most difficulty with so ill do a separate tutorial on that later 馃檪 I started by dusting MUA Bronzed Perfection Bronzer onto the higher planes of the face (forehead, cheekbones, nose and chin). Then, apply the bronzer, lightly, (your not trying to look like you need to wash your face!) along the hairline, down each side of the bridge of the nose and underneath the cheekbones and sweep out wards to the hair line. Then, with highlighter, I used Watts Up! from Benefit, apply to the centre of the forehead, brow bones, cheek bones, down the centre of the nose, Cupid’s bow and chin and buff in using a foundation brush. Then, with your blusher, apply lightly to the apples of the cheeks and sweep out towards the hairline.

This should be what your aiming for:

Then it’s onto the exciting part, eyes! 馃檪 I used the Urban Decay Naked Pallete to cereal an everyday smokey eye look. I started by using Sidecar from the centre of the lid outwards, and then applying Naked to the crease.

I them applied Virgin as my highlight, to the inner corner of the eye.

Finally, I used Darkhorse (this is my most used colour in the palette, I blend it with everything!), on the outer crease and lid to add some definition.

Then, I simply added black kohl liner to the top and bottom lash lines and smudged slightly with my fingers, before adding They’re Real mascara from Benefit.

You can see the before and after here too, which I think is pretty amazing, my eyes go from having no lashes at all to almost looking like falsies (in a good way!).

Next, it was onto the brows! You all know i love a strong brow and if you haven’t seen my post on how to do the perfect brows, you can find it here..https://loveandlipstickforever.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/how-to-get-the-perfect-brows/, but this is what I used today.

 

Lastly, I added E.L.F’s Moisturising Tinted Lip Balm in Berry and we’re good to go!

This is what you should end up with!

Hope you had fun reading this guys,

Love & Lipstick,

Tammy xoxo


The Lipstick Challenge!

Hi guys!
Ok so it’s day 2 of my lipstick challenge and I’ve chosen something abit more subtle after yesterday’s super bright purple!
Today’s is a Super Saturated Lip Colour from Urban Decay and I’ve chosen the shade ‘Lovechild’. It’s a gorgeous subtle baby pink and its just a lovely everyday colour, noticeable but not too bright.

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I love the fact that it comes in a big, chunky, crayon style, and it has an amazingly smooth texture and is very highly pigmented. The only criticism I have of these is that the pencil is so soft, it makes it difficult (and messy!) to sharpen.
It’s a stunning colour, you can check out how it looks on the lips below:

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You can buy these from Urban Decay counters for something like 拢14, I have a few of them and they are definitely worth the money 馃檪
Love and Lipstick,
Tammy xoxo