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Demi Lovato ‘Up’ Inspired Makeup

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And there you have it! Finally my first proper ‘makeup’ tutorial! I think I pretty good job and I’m nervous to post the video and get all your feedback. I will definitely do some more soon though as I really enjoyed myself! I’m going to try and find some models next time, as my viewers will know, my eye sight isn’t great and thats why I put off these sorts of tutorials for so long.

PRODUCTS/TOOLS/BRUSHES USED (click any product to buy):

As you can see I’m a HUGE fan of the Real Techniques brushes. They’ve just seen a new collection of more ‘high end’ brushes – The Bold Metals Collection – would you like to see me get some of the brushes and review them? This was my first time using the Duo-FIbre Collection and I really REALLY love them for very subtle application and for blending! What do you think of the brushes?

Watch the tutorial if you haven’t already:

Monster Lab: The Creep

I recently put up my entry to AUDFACED’s Monster Lab contest, I created a character called ‘The Creep’ – as I was playing around with new techniques, in this case free-hand sculpting with gelatine and using alot more layers when doing my colouring, I decided not to film a tutorial for this look and do more of a ‘showcase’ instead. This post is going to give a basic walkthrough of the makeup and show some high quality pictures of the finished look.

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Theres ‘The Creep’ close up, isn’t he lovely? NO, is the answer to that, he’ll rip your insides out if you get too close to him! I tried working with gelatine again when doing this I made a mixture up using regular store bought gelatine, and rather using a mould etc, I allowed to gelatine to set slightly so it was rather thick, then using sculpting tools, sculpted the basic shapes I wanted onto my face. Of course, where I rushed to pile the gelatine on my face before it sets, I didn’t have half a chance to even think about thin edges, so they all ended up super visible. Not to worry, I took my old friend Witchhazel on a cotton bud and rolled away at the edges and they became beautifully smooth, I already prefer gelatine to latex as I find edge blending so simple and the finished product is just gorgeous.

I coloured my prosthetics with my usual Supracolor palette by Kryolan and BH Cosmetics eyeshadow, in the end I made up another batch of gelatine and added some very dark fake blood to it and blended this into the wounds, before adding a brighter red liquid blood to make it look wet and gross. The part on my throat wasn’t actually meant to be hanging off! Originally it was going to be a scar, but it peeled off, and I’m glad it did because no-one really knows what it is and it looks gross, all great fun!

I hope you love this look, I’ll leave you with the video now if you haven’t already seen it. Until next time! Harley.

VLOGOWEEN | Serial Killer: Doll Faced

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“This is another very simple look that is easy to create. It’s also VERY customisable!”

This tutorial again is very cheap to recreate, the only thing most people won’t own is liquid latex which can be brought from Halloween stores in small quantities. I do the bruising work with cream makeup in this but it can be substituted for lipsticks or eyeshadow if your budget is tight. If you are looking to get into special effects, the bruise wheel I will list below was one of the first products I purchased and it really helped me.

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FULL PRODUCT LIST:

Looking at it now I’ve done the list, it seems like alot of products. But really, every product plays an important role in the making of this look. As I always mention you do not need to use the expensive professional products like I’ve used, you can use drugstore and Halloween store products if your budget doesn’t fit brands like MAC and Kryolan!

If you do recreate this look then please do share it with me via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I’d love to see what you guys come up with!

VLOGOWEEN | Possessed Makeup

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“I wanted to create a look that’s super easy and quick for people to recreate for Halloween, yet it still looks super effective, and it’s very affordable to do!”

For this look I did use professional grade products, mainly cream products. My full product list is below but of course you can buy cheaper Halloween cream makeup from the Halloween stores to recreate this look, I just prefer not to use it because of the quality of the makeup and how it reacts with my skin. If you do have the money I would suggest investing in more professional grade quality, to stop the risk of having awful breakouts from the cheap makeup.

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  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation: 1 Light Beige
  • Kryolan Supracolor (all shades I used): 072, 079, 082, 046, 517, 091, 070
  • Kryolan Classic Lipstick: LC171
  • Baby Powder

As you can see, this is a very simple look that barely requires any products. If your budget is tight, you could always use fewer shades of the Supracolor that I did. I chose to use so many different shades because I feel it’s important to include different tones in looks like this.

If you do recreate this look then please do share it with me via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. I’d love to see what you guys come up with!

 

 

SHARD OF GLASS: REVIVAL!

Hello my loves,

I thought because Vlogoween is fast approaching I’d check in with you all to say hello and let you know what I’m up to in preparation for the huge experience that’ll be: Vlogoween. Currently I’ve just been refurbing my YouTube channel with some new bits to help you find the right video.

Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 15.29.36As you can see, I’ve added some playlists that’ll grow over time on the home page of my channel currently I’ve only got two: ‘Phobia Series’ and ‘Special Effects/Prosthetics’ and I’ll keep adding to these videos as an when they’re uploaded. Keep an eye out though as they’ll be plenty more playlists added soon!

Secondly, I’ve invested some money into a programme called ‘Motion’ it’s available from the Mac App Store, and it’s going to enable me to create some modified bits and pieces rather than just the basic effects, text and transitions that Final Cut Pro X has to offer. Although I love Final Cut Pro, I feel that Motion will allow me to really improve my video intro’s and this means they’ll be more theatrical and hopefully more scary! I’m going to create another Vlogoween trailer with this programme once I’ve got to grips with it so you can get more of an idea of what to expect from my videos in the future.

I knew I’d end up leaving tutorial filming to last minute again! But fear not I’ve got a full two weeks of work coming up in which I’ll be spending that time editing these videos to perfection, currently I’ve got the follow tutorials filmed:

  • Adele Inspired ‘Drag’
  • Phantom of the Opera: Christine
  • Trixie the Clown
  • Possessed: Demon
  • Serial Killer: Dolly

But I’m planning on doing AT LEAST THREE or FOUR more tutorials, I want to try and cram as many tutorials into this Halloween series as possible because I really love Halloween and it’s the time of the year I’m most inspired. I hope your all keeping well and am as excited about Vlogoween as I am!

Take Care! Harley. X

Kryolan Supracolor 24 Palette | Review

When I started out as a makeup artist, I saw so many people on YouTube raving about this product and I was itching to try it. So when I had the chance to buy it from Charles Fox in London, I jumped at the chance. This palette retails at around £50 depending on where you get it and it includes 24 colours. There is also the option to buy this product with just 12 colours in too.

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This is my palette, excuse that it’s not very tidy, but I’ve been using it lots lately. I did lots of research on different ways to use this palette and I wanted to try lots out before reviewing it. I’ve done a SFX look with this which simulated deep cuts using just this paint, using the white and black to highlight and contour. It worked amazingly for this and instantly fell in love with it. I’ve also used this palette in theatre, for live close up work and some film work.
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The colour pay off from this palette is amazing (as you can see from the swatches above) and it can be blended out really nicely, they can be made very subtle or very bright. I really like using the bright colours for clown looks because of the way they pop. The only thing that can annoys me about the palette is that it can smudge really easily and will definitely need setting with a makeup setting spray or a translucent powder. I definitely think this palette is worth a try though and it has many different uses.
This concludes my first post on here. I hope you enjoyed reading 🙂
Keep it creepy!
Harley.