Hello lovelies! 🙂
So, it’s nearing the end of the month as pay day still seems SO far away and I was having some major beauty cravings so I just decided to be naughty and I spent my very last few dolla on some beauty goodies!
Here’s what I got..
First up there’s some lashes from Collection. I do love a good pair of falsies so I picked the Luscious Lashes in Glam Volume (£2.99, Superdrug).
I also picked up a black kohl liner from MUA which was only something like £1.50, I hate spending ridiculous money on stuff like that because the cheap ones are usually just as good. I really like this one because it’s lovely and creamy, and it comes with a handy little sharpener on the lid!
I also picked up a little pair of press on nails from Primark, I really like these because they’re super handy just to wear for a couple of days, especially if you have an event or night out!
Now, this is my favourite purchase of the day! I’m super excited to get playing with it, it’s one of the three new Shadow & Blush Palettes from Barry M!
I got the Smokin’ Hot version but you can also get the Natural Glow version, which reminds me of the Naked palette a bit, all neutral colours with a lovely light pink blush, and the Glamour Puss palette which has a STUNNING hot pink blush and is definitely next on my Wishlist!
I’m really excited to play with this and get creating some gorgeous smokey eye looks, greys and blacks are some of my favourite colours to bring some drama into a look and they never, ever go out of style. The shadows and blush have a lovely, velvety texture to them and I was really pleasantly surprised at the pigmentation, they have some amazing colour to them! Check them out below 🙂 (unfortunately it doesn’t state the names of the colours on the case, which is disappointing as I like to know the shade if I ever need to replace it but that is my only complaint so far!)
Hope you like..
Let me know what you think, have you tried any of these palettes yet?
Love & Lipstick,
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 🙂
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!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and address and they will post you an application form.
40% Pro Discount is only available in the US for now, and you can apply here
To get your 40% UK online discount, email email@example.com for an application form.
Discount depending on status, but you can download the form here.
International 40% discount, email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
To get your 40% discount, apply here.
To get your 30% discount, apply here.
Discount depending on status, and you can apply here.
20% currently only in the US, apply here.
Get your 25% Pro discount here.
Obssessive Compulsive Cosmetics:
International 20% discount by emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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! 🙂
Love & Lipstick,