How to create sultry eyes and 1st makeup review of 2013!

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Ciao, gorgeous makeup lovers! Recently I filmed a makeup tutorial teaching you how to create a stunning sultry, smokey, brown eye. The photo opposite was from makeup that I applied at a photoshoot for designer RowanJoy. This tutorial is perfect for those all important dates and parties that you have planned in 2013…….. WOW, 2013, its seems crazy that another whole year has flown by. Last year for me was amazing, as I travelled around the world…..sadly this did mean my beauty blog suffered. However, I am now back and ready to keep you updated with the latest beauty trends and makeup reviews. I have also just recently moved to London so I am hoping I will have lots of exciting photoshoots to share with you as well.

So….my first review of 2013 is the makeup that I used in this makeup tutorial. Lets get started!

First up is Ingot eyeshadow, I have already done a review of this makeup brand but I love it so much I thought I would share one of my favourite eyeshadow brands with you again! Inglot have about 200 different eyeshadows to choose from and every finish imaginable. I used 3 eyeshadows from the matte range for my makeup tutorial and they are so fantastic to work with! Highty pigmented, blend beautifully and have amazing staying power. At only £4.50 per eyeshadow you can make your own palette up for a fraction of the price of high end makeup brands. P1110946

Matte 360        Matte 365             Matte 329

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Introducing……. Maybelline 24hr cream eyeshadow in ‘On and on bronze’!! I love these SUPER DUPER long lasting cream eyeshadows. At £4.99 they are really affordable and I would compare them to Estee Lauder Double Wear cream eyeshadows. I love using these as a base before blending in my powder eyeshadows on top, this way eyeshadow lasts all day and night and stays looking perfect! These cream eyeshadows are great if you have oily eyelids as they will not crease.

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Next up is the new and AWESOME Sleek blusher palettes…….. I have one called Lace which has 3 amazing colours in. For £9.99 you can get 3 beautiful blushers that have great pigmentation, go onto the skin very evenly and give a gorgeous flushed look to the cheek. This is a bargain that you can’t live without! My favourite is the colour Crochet.

Chantilly                     Guipure                  Crochet

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Lastly, I have fallen in love with the Caresse range of lipsticks from L’oreal. These are super creamy lipsticks that act more like a tinted lipbalm providing a hint of colour an instantly hydrate your lips. They come in many different colours….. I had so much trouble choosing only 3! I would have all of them if possible.

Rose Mademoiselle 04, Aphrodite Scarlet 06, Cheeky Magenta 07

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Well, that’s all for now folks…… Please check out my makeup tutorial below if you want to create sultry looking eyes and remember to subscribe here.  xxxxx

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RowanJoy new collection….

Hey Guys!

It has been such a long time since I last wrote a blog but sadly internet here in Tanzania is not great and I have been very busy with the orphanage that I am currently involved with. If you want to know more about the work I am doing here in Africa you can check out my travel blog- http:/fionahtravels.wordpress.com

Anyway, I was very excited the other day to see some of the photos from RowanJoy’s spring/summer collection that we shot before I left for South Africa. The photoshoot which you can read about here on my blog was very bright and colourful, think Tropicana. I love how the photos have turned out, they look AMAZING.

This is the Fiona Dress (named after moi)

I had the most awesome time creating this rainbow makeup using Inglot eyeshadow. Sooooo……summery and beautiful.

Photographer- Paul Marr

Hairstylist- Roy Rogers

Designer- RowanJoy

Make Up- Yours Truly 

A Tropical Day- Behind the Scenes……

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I had the most fabulous photoshoot today with awesome Scottish designer, RowanJoy, gorgeous and hardworking model, Ashleigh Bradshaw, the best hairstylist EVER, Roy Rogers and his amazing assistant, Dean and last but not least the most talented photographer, Paul Marr. We all had such a fun day with lots of laughs, makeup, hair and outfit changes- 8 in total!!! Think ‘Tropicana’ and you will get a small insight into the theme for this shoot. I had so much fun with the makeup today and I got to use all my new Inglot eyeshadow colours! As you can see from the photo below I got very creative with the eyeshadow and discovered that Inglot eyeshadow is so amazing that when I blended the orange into the turquoise it turned purple!!! It was sooooo cool, I honestly squealed in delight, hee hee.

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I can’t wait until I see the photos from this shoot, they are going to be amazing! Lots of contrasting colours, one of my favourites being yellow and turquoise! I even made my own lipstick colour for this shoot by mixing 3 different lipsticks together to achieve the perfect spring/summer colour.

To end the shoot we photographer a few of Rowan’s beautiful wedding dresses so the makeup got taken back to basics with a dewy/glowy base, pretty pearly, lilac eyeshadow, black classic flicked eyeliner and pink matt lips. I got a chance to use my MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in ‘Blonde’ and it looks incredible on cheeks as a blush and highlighter all in one. Below is a little sneaky peek of the make up from the wedding photoshoot.

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Ooooo.. and I have some more very, very exciting news… Rowan has named one of her dresses in her new collection after me!! Eeeeek!! How exciting is that! I can’t wait to show you all the dress once the photos have all been edited.

Anyway, I had better go as I need to finish packing my bag for Africa, I leave in 2 days time.. not long now. My next blog will probably be coming to you from Capetown. Meanwhile here is my newest makeup tutorial, just in time for Valentines Day. Make Up look number 7 in my ‘Around the World in 80 Make Up Looks’.

Love Fi xxx

Valentines Day Make Up Tutorial.

The art of throwing chalk…..

Hello lovelies

I had my first photoshoot since arriving back in Edinburgh with the talented photographer, Andrew Moore, awesome stylist, Rebecca McCosh and beautiful model, Lauren Andrew. We had such a fabulous shoot, lots of fun, giggles and chalk throwing……. Let me explain. Andrew had this awesome concept of throwing coloured chalk over Lauren as the photo was being taken…..After much debate on whether to blow the chalk, flick or just launch it at Lauren we finally decided on the ‘launch effect’. I sadly think I took great delight in throwing chalk at this wonderful model. The after-effect that the chalk left all over Lauren looked amazing too and made for a very arty and colourful photoshoot. Here is a little sneaky peek of Lauren covered in chalk………

I am in complete and utter love with the makeup that I did for this photoshoot. The awesome rectangular, block red eyeshadow looked super quirky and worked perfectly with all the clothing Rebecca had put together for the shoot. This look is super easy to create all you need is a good eyeshadow primer, some bright eyeshadow (I used Inglot) and a steady hand. Firstly, I drew an outline of the rectangle with an angle brush and then I filled it in. I kept Lauren’s base very natural using Makeup Forever Primer to even out skin tone and then just covered any blemishes with concealer. Lauren has amazing skin so I hardly used any foundation at all. To complete the look I added some bronzer to the cheekbones to create added definition and then changed the lip colour according to the outfit, sometimes colour matching other times clashing.

Loving being back in Edinburgh and working with the talented creatives here. Can’t wait for more photoshoots, my next one in on Tuesday with one of my favourite models who has featured many times in my blog- Miss Taz Nowy from The Model Team Agency.

Catch everyone next week……I certainly have a busy one coming up

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ps. for those of you who missed my look number 4 from my ‘Around the World in 80 Makeup looks here it is. Make sure you check it out for tips on how to rock bright blue eyes….