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MAC pro conceal and correct palette makeup review & swatches

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MAC pro conceal and correct palette product review

I use the MAC studio finish concealers for areas that need more full coverage like spots, darkness around the eyes and tattoo coverage. Its good to apply a small amount either with a synthetic brush or fingers, then set with powder.
I've just purchased it in a Pro palette of 4 shades -NC15, W10, NC20, NW20 & 2 colour Correctors in Pale Yellow & Pale Pink. These are a slightly different formula to the studio finish concealers, slightly creamer. Also a friend pointed out on instagram that this formula doesn't have the SPF 35 which is better for photographic purposes, as the SPF is what tends to make the product flash back lighter. It costs £35.
The swatches were done on my skin tone, I'm light, about NC15/NC20 in MAC. The palettes come in light, med, med deep & dark.
Pro conceal and correct MAC palette swatches

Pro conceal and correct MAC palette swatches

You can purchase them from; http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/157/23771/Products/Face/Concealer/PRO-Conceal-and-Correct-PaletteLight/index.tmpl

Christmas ideas for the lady, man or baby in your life.

I know I struggle thinking of Christmas presents for people, so I thought I'd share some of my ideas, don't worry I'm not paid or sponsored to promote the products I'm suggesting. They're just things I like.

For her:

 

Makeup gift idea

Naked eyeshadow palette by urban decay

Naked eyeshadow palette by urban decay. I'm sure you've all heard about this palette but if not, it has 12 eyeshadow shades from champagne highlighters, bronze sun-kissed to smokey, that are easy to wear and suits most people. It has a mixture of matte and metallic textures.

Where to order;

http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10001_10001_123932979199_-1

 

Makeup gift idea

MAC cosmetics viva glam gift

 

MAC VIVA GLAM lip sets are always a winner in my mind as the full R.R.P of the sale goes towards helping women, men and children everywhere affected by HIV/AIDS.
This year is featuring Rihanna’s red and metallic mauve VIVA GLAM Lipsticks, paired with this season’s limited-edition glittering red Viva Glamorous Bag. Or there are six of the most iconic VIVA GLAM shades together in a new Viva Glamorous Lip Palette.

Where to order;

http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/whats_new/13513/New-Collections/Keepsakes-Viva-Glamorous/index.tmpl

 

 

Gift ideas

Zara home

 

I love Zara home so couldn't resist including an item from there.

 

Where to order;

http://www.zarahome.com/gb/en/tableware/glassware-c1089101p4300584.html

 

 

For him:

 

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Mr Natty's male grooming products

 

More men are rocking the facial hair trend and this vintage style male grooming kit from Mr Natty is perfect for any cool chaps or dapper Dan's:

Where to order;

http://www.mrnatty.com/shop/ace-fighter-pilot-care-package

 

 

For babies:

 

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Fisher price jumperoo

 

Fisher price jumperoo is probably the best thing I ever purchased for Lailu, not only has it given her hours of bouncy fun, it also gives me a chance to get ready, especially when she was about 5 months old and couldn't sit up without me holding her.

Where to order;

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fisher-Price-K6070-Rainforest-Jumperoo/dp/B000LXQVA4

World Aids Day, MAC Viva Glam makeup

 

 

MAC VIVA GLAM MAKEUP. MAKEUP ARTIST NAOMI MCKEEVER

Photo of me for MAC Viva Glam World AIDS Day. MAKEUP ARTIST NAOMI MCKEEVER

 

December the 1st is World AIDS Day.

Here's what the official world aids day website says.
'What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.'

I first became aware of this day about 9 years ago when working for MAC cosmetics. MAC donates 100% of the money raised from the Viva Glam  lipsticks. They use the proceeds to help men, women and children affected by aids.

 

The photos I have included in this post are from when I used to work for MAC Bath back in the day. These were taken on World AIDS Day years ago.

 

Eyes:

  • Mylar, Crystal Avalanche, (Highlight)
  • Gleam, Malt (Eyelid)
  • Sketch, Handwritten- eye shadows (bellow bottom lash line)
  • Chromagraphic eye pencil (water line)
  • false lash mascara
  • No.44 lashes

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Great Gatsby Fashion, makeup and interior inspiration.

I'm a huge fan of director Baz Luhrmann, with his previous films being Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia! He always seem to combine an incredible combination of stunning visuals, music and fashion, so I knew I was in for a bit of a treat when I heard his new film was The Great Gatsby.  I love 1920s makeup, art deco design and fashion, my only wish is that I was part of the makeup team for the film!

I was watching the extras on the DVD and they spoke about some of the exciting collaborations they had to capture the decadence of the roaring 20s. Miuccia Prada was one of the masterminds behind the costumes, along with Miu Miu. They also worked with Tiffanys for the jewellery, creating some of the pieces from their original archives.
Prada fashion illustration great gatsby

Prada fashion illustration great gatsby

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, prada dress

Carrie Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, prada dress

Carey Mulligan in the great gatsby wearing Tiffany and Co jewels

Carey Mulligan in the great gatsby wearing Tiffany and Co jewels

Grace Coddington placed Carey in an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather chiffon dress for the Gatsby-inspired shoot in US Vogue's May issue.

Grace Coddington placed Carey in an Alexander McQueen ostrich feather chiffon dress for the Gatsby-inspired shoot in US Vogue's May issue.

MAC facechart design for film The Great Gatsby

MAC facechart design for film The Great Gatsby

Carey Mulligan for US Vogue in a lime green Oscar de la Renta gown and Tiffany and Co jewels

Carey Mulligan for US Vogue in a lime green Oscar de la Renta gown and Tiffany and Co jewels

The makeup credits go to MAC and the film’s makeup designer Maurizio Silvi.

Here's what Silvi had to say on the makeup:

“Baz Luhrmann approaches directing his films like a painter, giving strong priority to the looks of each character. In his mind, makeup is one of the key elements used to depict love, struggle, pain and romance”

“When we started preparing for the film, my department and I had to choose which products to use for the two main parties: What we referred to as the Glam party and the Sad and Tawdry party.” In creating The Great Gatsby‘s cinematic look, Silvi employed these four key elements:

1. Foundation

“We based each character’s makeup looks around their costume and hair colour. For lighter skin shades we used Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 in shades such as NW15 and NC20. For darker skin shades we used Matchmaster SPF 15 in shades such as 8 and 9.”
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Lady Gaga inspired Skull makeup, Halloween, with product list. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever.

My Lady Gaga inspired makeup for my clients Halloween party / Makeup Artist Naomi Mckeever

My Lady Gaga inspired makeup for my clients Halloween party / Makeup Artist Naomi Mckeever

I wanted to do a quick blog post with a photo of the Lady Gaga inspired makeup from her music video Born this way, I did on request from my client going to a Halloween fancy dress party last night.

I will update this post soon with a more detailed description of how I did this makeup and a few more photo's but I'm just about to go to a party dressed as the Evil Queen from snow white and need to do my makeup, lol.

 

Products I used:

  • Prep + Prime Natural radiance
  • MAC white face and body
  • Illamasqua skin base foundation White
  • Prep + Prime finishing powder
  • Ebony eye pencil to sketch out design 
  • MAC pro Chromaline BlackBlack to fill in as its water resistant 
  • MAC pro Paintstick to soften some of the edges 
  • MAC pro Acrylic paint in Black
  • Omaga eyeshadow for shading skin

Fashion photoshoot in the West Midlands for photography magazine, Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever, Photographer- Dave Kai-Piper.

Photographer- iDave Kai-Piper Model- Sophie Page Makeup Artist- Naomi Mckeever www.naomimckeever.com Fashion work

Photographer- Dave Kai-Piper
Model- Sophie Page
Makeup Artist- Naomi Mckeever www.naomimckeever.com
Fashion work

Here is a list of the products I used on a fashion shoot for 'Photography magazine'. Even though you wouldn't want to cover yourself in oil and water for a every day look, the water resistant products used are still great for long wearing or holiday makeup.
with Photographer- Dave Kai-Piper
Model- Sophie Page.
Photographer- iDave Kai-Piper Model- Sophie Page Makeup Artist- Naomi Mckeever www.naomimckeever.com Fashion work

Photographer- Dave Kai-Piper
Model- Sophie Page
Makeup Artist- Naomi Mckeever www.naomimckeever.com
Fashion work

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Photographer- Dave Kai-Piper
Model- Sophie Page
Makeup Artist- Naomi Mckeever www.naomimckeever.com
Fashion work

 

Key products used on first wet look:

I tried to use all water resistant products (all MAC unless specified)

Key products used on first wet look:

I tried to use all water resistant products (all MAC unless specified)

Eyes-

  • Paint pot Quite natural
  • Stubborn brown powerpoint eye pencil to shade
  • Pearl Cream Colour Base to highlight
  • Clear lipglass
  • Chromagraphic liner NC15/NW20 in waterline
  • Max Factor false lash mascara waterproof

Brows-

  • Spiked and Lingering brow pencils

Face-

  • Face & Body foundation
  • Pro Longwear concealer
  • Paint pot  Groundwork used as a waterproof cream contour.
  • Pearl Cream Colour Base and clear lipglass to highlight

Lips-

  • Pro lipmix red and black mixed then stained on
  • Vino lip pencil sketched on the inside of lips to keep outer edges soft
  • Clear lipglass

The wet look was created by using lots of hair oil, Johnson's Baby Oil was used on her body; I stood over her with a bowl of water and was ringing it over her with a sponge. Sophie was so professional, didn't moan once, I felt bad drenching her.

 

Key products used for blue eyes:

  • Pro chromaline Hi-Def cyan
  • Chromagraphic pencil Hi-Def cyan
  • Electric eel eyeshadow
  • Blacktrack fluidline get liner
  • #36 false lashes

 

Charity event at Nicola Smyth – Award Winning Hairdressers Leamington spa. My makeup.

Nicola Smyth Hairdressers in Leamington spa organised a charity event to raise money for Myton Hospice and to celebrate their 1 year Birthday.

I did the makeup, whilst they did the hair on the models for the Catwalk show. A makeup appointment with me was raffled off in their auction.

It was a fantastic event, they raised £600. I have had the pleasure of working with Nicola Smyth hairdressers a few times, whether its been weddings or fashion, I'm always impressed with their stunning hair styling, cutting and colouring. I have my hair done with them, and would highly recommend them.

My makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers/ / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

My makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers/ / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk / Event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk / Event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Before and after makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers/ / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers  / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Makeup for charity catwalk / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Smokey makeup for charity catwalk / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Smokey makeup for charity catwalk event at Nicola Smyth - Award Winning Hairdressers / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

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Wedding, my Makeup on a beautiful Bride, Bridesmaids and mother of the Bride. With a list of products used.

It was a great pleasure being part of this wedding, we had a lovely morning. I did the makeup on the bride, her two bridesmaids and her mum.

Bridal wedding makeup trial, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Wedding makeup trial, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Bridesmaid, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Bridesmaid, MUA Naomi Mckeever

Bride / wedding / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

Bride / wedding / Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

 

Key Products used on the Bride:

Eyes:

  • Painterly Paint pot MAC- water resistant eyeshadow base that stops the eyeshadow creasing and wearing off
  • Shale eyeshadow MAC
  • Quarry eyeshadow MAC
  • Shadowy lady eyeshadow MAC
  • Pro Longwear eye liner Rich Experience- 12-hour waterproof formula 
  • Blacktrack- gel liner

Skin:

  • Strobe cream
  • Prep + Prime Natural Radiance- Hydrates and primes to help the foundation to last, control oil and promote smooth texture.
  • Elizabeth Arden cream foundation
  • Pro longwear & moisture cover concealer MAC
  • Mineralize powder 
  • Hush highlighter MAC
  • Harmony MAC blush- to contour

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Makeup tips, 3D lacquered lips

3D lacquered lips

3D lacquered lips

 

Time taken: 10mins

Products used: All MAC

  • Ebony lip liner
  • Currant lip liner
  • Pro lipmix Magenta & Red
  • Clear lipglass
  • Lip brush #231

 

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products used for 3D lacquered lips

 

 

My Makeup on Tanika – Hooker Heels ft. Sneakbo (Behind The Scenes)

Behind the scenes from the 'Hooker Heels' video shoot featuring Sneakbo. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever.

Tanika is a very talented artist I've had the pleasure of doing makeup on many times. Sorry about my unruly hair, lol.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/iamtanika
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/iamtanika
Instagram: @tanikagram

http://www.tanika.co.uk

filmed & edited by Deekstar.
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