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My Makeup Masters free App available at Apple store!

Makeup Master App

 

 

Free 'Makeup Masters' app is now available at Apple Store, yippee.

ūüďĪPlease download and let me know what you think!
Search for Makeup Masters on the iTunes Store

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https://appsto.re/gb/gKDd-.i

Makeup Masters, master your makeup.

This app is for anyone interested in makeup, from beginners to experienced makeup artists.

The reason some celebrities look flawless is because they constantly have a #makeup artist on call 24/7. Now with this free App, you can have your own
glam squad in your pocket.

ūüé• Step by step video tutorials.
Articles on looks, trends, and new products.
ūüíĄ Product reviews on new and established favorites.
Simply tap to save any product to your own shopping list, with links to places to buy.
ūüíĆ Easy sharing of articles, videos & shopping lists

'Celebrity makeup artist Naomi McKeever has over 11 years’ experience that she wants to share with you. As a self-confessed makeup addict she loves to try new products and looks, Naomi’s aim with this app is to help eliminate those difficult expensive product selection mistakes. With her lessons in extremely high demand, this app enables you to learn for free from the comfort of your own home.
Be inspired by the step by step video tutorials see the list of all the products used, read product reviews, link to websites selling the products, and even create your own shopping lists. Shopping lists can be viewed on your iPhone or Apple watch; tap to flag it as purchased. Wish lists can easily be sent to your nearest and dearest.'

ūüíĄProduct reviews-
Get an honest review from a professional celebrity makeup artist covering
who the product is most suited to.

ūüé•Video tutorials-
These will be the lasted looks, timeless beauty, fashion, theatrical, celebrity inspired and many more.

ūüóěArticles-
Get the insider info, jam-packed with tips and tricks.

ūüóíShopping list-
We love watching or reading about other people’s product holy grail products, but it can often be a hassle to try find out where to get your hands on them; with a click of a button, read reviews to see if the product would be suited to your needs and if so, you can add it into your shopping list or click on a link to buy.

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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

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

 

 

Barbra Streisand inspired disconnected eyeliner

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Barbra Streisand inspired disconnected eyeliner

 

Time taken:15mins

Products used: all MAC

Eyes-

  • Smolder pencil - sketched through crease
  • Carbon¬†eyeshadow - ¬†with brush #266 over Smolder
  • kid eyeshadow - to blend out the black through the¬†socket line
  • Paradisco - pressed onto eyelid
  • Blacktrack fluidline - used with the 263# brush along the top lashline¬†and in the inner and outer¬†bottom¬†lashline
  • Liquidlast liner- Point black, to help it last and the black look darker

Lips-

  • To the future - Pro longwear lipstick

 

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Barbra Streisand

 

 

 

Beauty tips, Embryolisse

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Embryolisse

Embryolisse  is a moisturizer that is a skincare must have. From working at fashion week I learnt that it was models' and makeup artists' secret weapon. This moisturizer made by Lait-Creme Concentre has been available in French pharmacies for over 60 years. I use it on my own skin as I have extremely sensitive and dehydrated skin, which tends to react to most products but this one works like a dream.

The only down side is its not easy to get hold of if you don't live in France, so if you go on holiday there its worth popping into one of their pharmacies as its quite cheap there.

Here is a UK based site you can purchase it from - http://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/Embryolisse-24-Hour-Miracle-Cream-Lait-Creme-Concentre-75ml

 

 

 

 

Makeup looks using Bourjois products, including a mini review.

The Bourjois makeup they sent me to try.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bourjois kindly sent me a collection of their new products to try.

  • HEALTHY MIX SERUM FOUNDATION
  • VOLUME CLUBBING BLACK JACK MASCARA
  • BEAUTY'FULL VOLUME MASCARA
  • HEALTHY BALANCE UNIFYING POWDER
  • SMOKY EYES TRIO EYESHADOW in 13 brun wood & 14 vert jungle
  • QUEEN ATTITUDE KH√ĒL KAJAL
  • LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW in #4 & #10

I like to try the products on my skin before I use them on clients so here's some pictures of my makeup after my experiment.

My makeup after trying Bourjois new products. MUA-Naomi Mckeever.

My makeup after trying Bourjois new products. MUA-Naomi Mckeever.

 

The makeup I used on myself and a mini review of a few of my favorite Bourjois products-

 

Face-

MAC- Prep and Prime skin- As you can tell if you have read my previous posts I always use a primer before applying foundation as it gets your makeup to last on your skin, and helps with a smooth application of  foundation.

HEALTHY MIX SERUM FOUNDATION- 16 hour radiance booster- A while ago they had sent me Healthy mix serum which I love for a natural finish foundation. Even though it is a sheer foundation it still covers redness, it has a natural satin finish that mimics the look of radiant skin, not too shiny not too matt.

MAC- Studio finish concealer- I have spot prone skin so need to go back with concealer in target areas, this MAC concealer is a  full coverage.

HEALTHY BALANCE UNIFYING POWDER- This powder is ultra fine so sets the foundation without looking powdery and dry.

 

Eyes-

SMOKY EYES TRIO EYESHADOW- I used the three eye shadows from the 13 brun wood pallet, I've got to say I am picky with eyeshadows but these were easy to blend and did have a good colour pay off. I was a fan of this colour combination  this palette comes with a olive green, warm red and black, these colours suit a lot of people but especially green eyes as the red in the brown will make green eyes look brighter.

LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW- I went back into the outer crease of my eye with the #10 black mineral based eyeshadow as you only need a small amount to create drama.

VOLUME CLUBBING BLACK JACK MASCARA- This mascara is great if you like volume, you can really build up your lashes to create drama.

QUEEN ATTITUDE KH√ĒL KAJAL- I used this all around my eye and in my waterline, it does last well in the waterline.

 

Lips-

MAC- Oak lip pencil, To the future pro longwear lipstick & clear lipglass.

 

My ProChart using LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW in #4

 

Before a¬†photoshoot¬†with a¬†designer¬†I designed this ProChart using¬†LITTLE ROUND POT INTENSE EYESHADOW in #4 &¬†QUEEN ATTITUDE KH√ĒL KAJAL.

 

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Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever

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Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever

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Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever

 

You can purchase Bourjois products from- www.bourjois.co.uk

If you want to design makeup looks you can purchase the blank Procharts from-  www.prochart.co.uk

Pixie Lott, my makeup on her for the Cornbury festival performance. MUA- Naomi Mckeever.

Here are a few photos I came across from doing the lovely Pixie Lott's makeup. Pixie and her mum are a lot of fun to work with, they are so friendly and chatty. For this performance I used all MAC makeup, in this post I will include a list of the products I used.

Pixie Lott & me backstage after the performance. MUA Naomi Mckeever

Pixie Lott & me backstage after the performance. MUA Naomi Mckeever

My makeup all set up backstage.

My makeup, all set up backstage.

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Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie lott performing at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Pixie lott performing at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.hollywood.com

My backstage pass from the Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever.

My backstage pass from the Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever.

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.facebook.com/pixielott/photos_stream

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.facebook.com/pixielott/photos_stream

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

Pixie Lott performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever. Photos from www.rocknrose.co.uk/

You can get the headwear that Pixie Lott has on and other beautiful jewelry from www.rocknrose.co.uk

Pixie lott backstage after her performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Pixie lott backstage after her performance at Cornbury festival. MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

I used all MAC makeup:

Face-

  • Prep & Prime- skin
  • Prep & Prime highlighter -¬†light boost
  • Face & Body foundation
  • Select coverup
  • Blot powder
  • Harmony blush - to contour
  • Give me sun - brozer
  • Cream blush - ¬†Something Special
  • Extra dimension highlighter - Whisper of gilt

Eyes-

  • Quite natural - Paint pot
  • MAC Pro Chromaline - Black Black, Gel liner blended over lid to¬†provide¬†a¬†waterproof, long-wearing¬†jet black eye
  • Mac Pro Pigment - Black Black
  • Omega¬†eyeshadow, to blend
  • Feline pencil Pencil, in the water line
  • #36 False lashes

Brows-

  • Omega¬†eyeshadow, used with an angle brush
  • Lingering brow pencil, to add definition

Lips-

  • Boldly Bare- lip liner
  • To the future - pro longwear lipstick

You can get MAC products from- www.maccosmetics.co.uk

Follow Pixie on- www.facebook.com/pixielott

 

Harry Potter Painting

I painted a Harry Potter painting for my sister in law's Christmas present. I used Acrylic paint on 24'' x 30'' canvas. In this post I've included photos from a few of the stages.

 

My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting

My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting / Acrylic / Stretched Canvas 24'' x 30''

The original film poster I used as a reference

The original film poster I used as a reference

I tried a new technic for this painting that my husband uses, drawing a grid on the canvas & photo your working on to help getting there proportions correct

I tried a new technique for this painting that my husband uses, drawing a grid on the canvas & the photo you're working on to help get their proportions correct

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My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting

My final Harry Potter V Voldemort painting / Acrylic / Stretched Canvas 24'' x 30''

 

 

Fashion Show for Royston and Blythe.

MUA Naomi Mckeever / Key makeup artist Danni Smith

 

Here are some backstage photo's of my makeup from the Royston and Blythe fashion show. The Key makeup artist who designed the looks was the lovely Danni Smith, it was great to be part of her team; thought her looks were beautiful.

 

MUA Naomi Mckeever / Key makeup artist Danni Smith

MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

 

 

 

Immortal Muses – bridal edition

 

In aid of National wedding month I thought I would compile a collection of brides throughout history who inspire me. Whether it be fictional or real they are all style icons with their glamourous dresses and spectacular headwear.

 

Grace Kelly weds Prince Rainier of Monaco

 

Actress Gene Tierney wore a dress by costume designer Oleg Cassini in The Razor’s Edge

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