NEW extensive brow collection #BENEFITBROWS launches 24th June.

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If you hadn’t noticed there’s a brow revolution. As a make-up expert nowadays I know the importance of brows to suit your face and features. A few years ago I managed to fly over to New York to have a treatment in the world famous Brow Bar in the Trump Tower that included treatments upstairs in the Avon Spa. I’ve also rearranged brows over the years whether it’s bleaching, changing the shape and colour, making them thicker and longer to create all sorts of effects. We used hairspray back in the day to push up the brows to keep them in shape. However I was lucky enough to be invited by Camilla London’s head PR to the press launch on the Good Ship Benefit on the HISPANIOLA  and then we were sworn to secrecy for ages about this extensive brow launch.

My products arrived in a pink parcel so that I could try out the products myself. There are many types of effects, colours and thankfully ones that are dark enough for black brows.  The nine-product range comprises of mistake-proof shades that address every brow issue out there, from easily faking a natural brow to grooming unruly hairs from the lightest to the darkest in shades 1-6.

For a full cover of the product range you should view Lisa Potter – Dixon You Tube  explanation in full detail.  She’ll be giving you the history and low down on everything you need to know leading up to the launch date 24th June 2016.  So you’ll have the full facts on what you’ll be looking for to tame your brows. Btw #BENEFITBROWS are for absolutely everyone…Bold is Beautiful in the month of May 2016..
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CHANEL’S 2015/16 Cruise show trends in hair & make-up.

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Images by Benoît Peverelli.

These backstage hair and make-up scenes were taken at the Seoul-based 2015/16 Cruise collection show.  The hair designed and created by hairdresser  Sam McKnight and make-up designed for CHANEL by make-up artist Tom Pecheux.

Session hair stylist Sam McKnight created large plaits made with colour contrasting synthetic hair smoothed over with bees wax with large hair accessories.  The idea was originally sent to him by designer Karl Lagerfeld based around Korean nobility.  The make-up created and designed by Tom Pecheux using false lashes on the top and bottom, pencilled in a stronger brow, added a soft muted blush, and then to finish an added matte lip colour/pencil with a coral/pink finish.

After the skin had been prepared with Hydra Beauty,  these were the make-up items used for the show.

CHANEL Makeup: 

THE COMPLEXION  VITALUMIERE AQUA Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Make up SPF15
 ECLAT LUMIERE Highlighter Face Pen
         CORRECTEUR PERFECTION Long Lasting Concealer
                  POUDRE UNIVERSELLE LIBRE Natural Finish Loose Powder
LES BEIGES Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF15

THE EYES OMBRE ESSENTELLE “Twilight” N°89 Single Eye shadow (Not available in the UK market)
LES 4 OMBRES “Tissé Jazz” Quadra Eyeshadow  Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)
LE CRAYON YEUX  “Noir Black” N°01
LE VOLUME ULTRA-NOIR DE CHANEL “Noir Khôl”  N°90 – Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)
CRAYON SOURCILS Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

THE CHEEKS  LES BEIGES Stick Belle Mine Naturelle “Blush N°21” – Collection Les Beiges (2015)
               
THE LIPS  ROUGE ALLURE VELVET “L’Éclatante” N°42 Matte Intense Lip Colour
LE CRAYON LEVRES “Fuschia” N°55 Lip Pencil

THE NAILS LE VERNIS “Fortissimo”  N°681 **- Collection Blue Rhythm (2015)

2015-16 Cruise Show Make-up CHANEL © CHANEL 2015

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New range from Eylure London with colours to match, create & manicure those brows.

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Absolutely loving the new Eylure range due to the fact they cater for all colours including dark brown and black. Sometimes these colours are the hardest to find over the counter. You will find everything from crayons to pencils & a fabulous Brow Ink that clients say are easier to apply, last longer and look better. A key item to add to your make-up bag.

Long Lasting Colour try the Permanent Tint For Brows £9.95 perfect to create a stylish brow or to strengthen and thicken the effect lasts up to six weeks.

To create the shape, Brow Stencils £4.95 if you need help , Brow Shapers £4.95 helps to remove hair through cold wax contains nine treatments.

Defining & Shaping, Brow Palette £9.95 has a long lasting waterproof brow collection, that Sculpts: with the firm hold wax Colour: with the intensely pigmented powder
Define: with a sweep of the matt highlighter.

Brow pencil £5.45 easy to apply and available in black, dark brown, mid brown and blonde

Brow Crayon £6.45 A soft, smudge-proof, high performance brow pencil, enriched with Rosemary Oil and Vitamin E, to create an intense, long-lasting colour.

Brow Ink £8.45 Create a tattoo-type finish with Eylure’s unique, double-ended, intense brow ink. Providing a slim end for fine detail and wide end for smooth colour,

Keeping in Shape Brow, Tame & Define Wax £6.45, A durable and effective fixing wax that conditions, nourishes and helps promotes healthy hair growth.

Brow Control & Shape Gel £6.25, A long-hold brow fixer gel, that treats the follicle whilst keeping the brow in shape.

Brow Nourishing Oil £8.25, Groom your brows whilst you sleep an Argon Oil packed full of natural ingredients to promote healthy hair growth that conditions and nourishes.

The NEW BROW collection,  prices start from £4.95 Stockists: Superdrug, Boots, ASOS and other leading retailers.

Make-up brands that offer sound products to suit all skin types, tones and pockets!

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When it comes to foundation bases these are both perfect in their own right.  Sleek Make-up NEW bare skin £8.99 covers well and offers a warm and soft natural satin finish on the skin.  On the other hand Revolution Make-up London ONE Foundation £4 is fluid and available in 15 shades, its light/translucent finish offers the buyer the lightest wear possible perfect for this time of year.

If you’re looking for good matt powders both Revolution and Sleek Make-up  offer shadow palettes with many colour combos that are suitable for all skins. Sleek Make-up originally set up for Indian/Asian skin have the most wonderful pigments and colour schemes.

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The above compact is Sleek Make-up for brows thankfully they offer dark brown/black not many other brands go this dark! The matt nude lipstick, black kohl and liquid blusher are all items i love using on the skin from Revolution London, and the amazing Sleek make-up Lip polish (gloss) that goes on like no other I’ve tried!  So many products to choose that won’t completely “break the bank” or empty your pockets!   Here’s where to buy online and of course in store!

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Revolution Make-up

Available Superdrug.com and Boots.com

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Interview with Angela from Catalonia Weddings Boutique UK

Karen Beadle, Celebrity Make-up Artist

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Karen Beadle is not just an amazing and versatile professional but also and more importantly she is a great person. With years of professional experience beautifying the stars, she has a real talent for personalizing looks. As the prestigious “The Secret Quintessentially Weddings Guide” quotes: “Bridal make-up, after all, is a demanding art: it needs to stay put through tears and flashbulbs – yet look totally like “you”. Luckily, Karen’s way with brushes that sculpt, enhance and highlight combined with a masterful understanding of skin types ensures that this is a given; and that fabled “bridal glow” doesn’t go amiss either.”

From red carpets to special occasions, Karen Beadle’s expertise is recommended through well established London-based bridal boutiques, such as Browns Bride, venues and hotels, hairdressers like Joseph Koniak, and wedding companies and concierge services such as Quintessentially. Additionally, Karen has written articles as a beauty editor/writer focused mainly on trends in skin care and make-up. She currently devises and runs make-up courses at Morley College in London.

So, after this brief introduction, if you do not have your make-up artist yet and you would like to have a flawless look during your wedding do not miss the following exclusive Catalonia Weddings Boutique interview! I am sure it will be very useful for you! Thank you Karen! 🙂

1) What do you think is the most important role of the bridal make-up artist?

There are many important roles requested of a make-up artist for a bride to be. As a bride you will be overwhelmingly the centre of attention on your wedding day. This means you will be under close scrutiny from your husband to be, friends and family and in the lens of the camera. So the make-up needs to suit you perfectly, be long lasting throughout the day and night. The application of make-up is just as bespoke to the individual as a hair style or style of dress.

2) On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is the make-up in wedding preparations?

Apart from providing a great service to the bride, it’s very important to be a great communicator, be patient and keep calm during the preparations before the ceremony. So it’s a ten for me and my clients.

3) Do you usually work with organic brands/products also on bridal make-up? Or they are not consistent and durable enough to last the whole wedding?

I work with many natural and organic skin care brands but not exclusively. My background in beauty allows me to advise brides on their skin care routines and any problems they may want to address before the big day. My run through helps the bride understand their skin type and gives me a chance to try the various make-up brands I have in my kit. I always work with the latest products and I am very aware of the majority of seasonal make-up trends. Your make-up needs to look good close up and translate well into the camera lens.

4) What are your top tips for having a flawless look?

My top three tips for a flawless finish are:
1. Choosing the right facial, skin care leading up to your big day.
2. Knowing your skin type so that the skin is prepped perfectly before any make-up application.
3. Choosing the perfect foundation for your skin type and tone.

5) You’ve been working as a make-up artist in fashion photography, beauty, films, weddings & music. From the make-up perspective, what do you highlight from each industry? What makes bridal make-up different from the others?

It’s knowing how make-up application works with different types of lighting, cameras, whether it’s film or stills. It’s conveying something to the viewer, whether it’s an actor’s character, a trend in fashion and beauty through the style, colour and texture of the make-up. People expect creativity in make-up for fashion and beauty shoots. Working with brides is very different and needs more personal sensitivity towards the client. They will be very nervous and feel stressed on the day after many months of planning, the bride needs to love how she looks, friends, family and husband to be will be scrutinizing at close proximity, and the make–up needs to last through the day and into the evening. The filmographer and photographer will pick up the detail in every way. Too much, too little make-up and the wrong type of make-up, nothing will appear in the wedding photos. So yes a great make-up artist is very important to get it right!

6) You’ve worked for many celebrities. How does it feel to have worked with so many different types of clients?

I feel the variety of clients and mediums for make-up keeps me on my toes creatively. Whether you work hands on, write about the industry or teach the art of make-up. It’s great to learn and understand all the different sides of the business. For me it’s the art of make-up and learning to create something different and unique for each and every situation.

Over the years Karen has worked with many brides. Below you will find a nice testimonial from the beautiful bride Erika Nilsson regarding Karen’s services and how she and her family felt about it (see pictures below):

“I am so happy having used Karen Beadle as the make-up artist for my wedding. She made me, my sister and mother look our absolute best! She achieved the perfect balance of looking made up but still natural. Karen gives a lot of advise but still listens to all your views, she wants you to get what you want. She has a lot of knowledge in her field and takes all the time needed to get to the result you want. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone that is in need of a make-up artist for a wedding or any other occasion.”

For more information on Karen Beadle go to:
www.karenbeadle.com
www.karenbeadle.com/blog
Twitter @karenbeadle
karen@karenbeadle.com

And many thanks to:
Wedding Dress – Browns Bride – Brownsbride@brownsfashion.com
Photographer – Especially Amy – Sally@especiallyamy.co.uk

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How to keep your brows long lasting in the hot summer sun!

Dybrow NewBEAUTIFUL BROWS-EYEBROW KIT-GROUP-sRGBEyebrows change how you  look very quickly depending on the colour you choose and the shape of the brow. Having created and pencilled in many brows for different reasons and situations.  It’s important to know what suits you best and find the finish you want!

Eyelure Dybrow £7.14 black & brown shades offer long lasting shape for up to six weeks, so once applied and carefully designed your brows will last over the summer months come rain or shine.   Beautiful Brows £38 an extensive eyebrow kit dedicated to the perfect long wearing brow, come in shades of black, various browns and grey!!s  and includes tweezers, brushes, stencils and highlighters and offers a clean and sculpted powdered finish.   For some reason black and grey shades are very hard to find. So I really loved this product.  Using dark brown on black brows doesn’t really work for me!  Click on the images for more info about each of the products.