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Dorottya – A Beauty Shoot

By | Ben Nye, Hair Stylists, Make-up Forever, Models, Our Work, Photographers, Photoshoots, Photoshoots, Smashbox, Uncatagorized | No Comments

Dorotty

 

Check out the final images from my most recent beauty shoot.

This was a test shoot, I’ve wanted to do a beauty shoot for a while.  Dory is a new face with Distinct Model Management, an agency that have an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, I’ve heard all good things and have yet to meet the lady who founded the agency, Anne Morgan. Read More

Colour Matched and Loving It!

By | Amazing Cosmetics, Clinique, Cover FX, Dior, Guerlain, Hourglass, Korres, Laura Mercier, Make-up Forever, Nars, Pantone, Perricone, Philosophy, Shiseido, Smashbox, Too Face, Too Faced, Uncatagorized, YSL | 6 Comments

PantoneIQ1

So you probably remember a couple of weeks ago, that I was telling you about a nifty little tool that Sephora/Pantone had release, you can see that post here. While I was on holidays I decided to pop into a Sephora store to discover if this little device, that promised so much lived up my expectations.

Sephora Pantone Setup

I was promptly seated in a special station that was set up, just for the the Colour Matching Service. The Beauty Associate, showed me all the tools and promptly explained what everything did. I unfortunately don’t have any pictures of the scanner, because we lost our camera, but luckily I had also taken a couple with my phone. There was this uber cool scanner and also this chart, which had all the various skin tones and shades listed on it. Just like we know, it ranges from Pink, Neutral to Yellow.

Sephora Color IQ: Pantone Skin Tone Grid

So she did three scans on my face. One on my forehead, one around the nose and then one on the jawline. The machine computes these three colours and then gives you one tone that will balance out the darker and lighter tones making you look even skinned and flawless! Well that is the hope.

After this they emailed me my matches, which you can see below:

 

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation 125
$27.00
Make-up Forever Matt Velvet MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
$42.00
Philosophy Hope Tinted Moisturiser Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™
$32.00
Veil Foundation Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15 NO. 1.5 NUDE
$36.00
Laura Mercier Powder Foundation Laura Mercier Foundation Powder NO. 4
$60.00
Dior Skin Nude Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Make-up Light Beige
$40.00
Korres Mineral Foundation Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation 03 Medium Beige
$22.00
Shiseido Foundation Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact Refill SPF 15 I 20
$28.00
Cover FX Waterbased Foundation Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation SPF 15 E 30
$10.50 – $30.00
Shisheido Pore Refining Foundation Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16 B20 NAT LIGHT BEIGE
$40.00
Too Faced Cosmetics Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Foundation Powder WARM HONEY
$38.50
Shisheido Compact Make-up Shiseido The Makeup Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation SPF 15 I 20
$32.00
Amazing Cosmetics Foundation Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation Tan Golden
$9.00 – $31.00
YSL Teint Resistant Foundation Yves Saint Laurent TEINT RESIST – Long Wear Endless Comfort Transfer Resistant Foundation SPF10 5 PEACH
$36.00
Cover FX Mineral Foundation Cover FX Mineral FX Pure Mineral Foundation SPF 15 E40
$55.00
Cover FX Mineral FX Pure Mineral Foundation SPF 15 E60
$37.00
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral® Liquid Custom Finish Foundation SPF 15 Medium Golden
$37.00
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation COSMECEUTICALS
$47.00
Smashbox Foundation Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15 FAIR F2
$55.00
Diorskin Nude Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15 23 Peach
$38.00 – $39.00
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation NARS Sheer Glow Foundation MEDIUM2 SANTA FE
$48.00
Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 Rosy Beige
$42.00
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Ivory
$49.00
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation SPF 20 Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation SPF 20 02 Beige Clair
$27.00
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation NARS Sheer Matte Foundation – SANTA FE
$58.00
SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Radiance Foundation SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Radiance Foundation medium 26 peach
$42.00
Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 agent 04
$19.50 – $43.00
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 light
$36.00
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15 Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15 Light
$34.00
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20  shade 02
$44.00
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Nude
$36.00
LORAC ProtecTINT™ SPF 30 - Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer LORAC ProtecTINT™ SPF 30 – Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer IN THE BUFF
$32.00
Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Light
$39.00
Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Medium
$39.00

After all that, I bought a foundation not on the list! I just like to be difficult 🙂 I went for a foundation that hasn’t been listed with this tool yet, I will do a review on that later.

I think that it is a fantastic tool for the consumer to get a foundation that matches their skin tone. I for one have bought enough of the wrong shades throughout the years and I am a trained make-up artist! What about you?

What do you think of this tool, would you like to see it in Ireland? I have read online that Boots now has something similar, has anyone tried that? I am interested to learn more about it. As you can see from the extensive list above, the Sephora tool recommends lots of different brands, textures and forms of foundations. This makes it a far superior tool compared to the No.7 one. It would be great to see a department store like Brown Thomas or Debenhams developing a tool like this.

Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,

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What is in my Kit: Eyes Part 2

By | Armani, Becca, Body Shop, Chanel, Clarins, Duo, Estee Lauder, Gosh, illamasqua, L'oreal Professionnel, Lancome, Make-up Forever, Professional Kit, Rimmel, Salon System, Uncatagorized, Zuca | 7 Comments

Professional Make-up Kit Mascaras, Eyeliners and other products for eyes

So a couple of years ago I had started to do a “What’s in my Kit” series, but got distracted by something sparkly and never finished it. Needless to say my kit has grown substantially since then, so I guess I should probably start again. So I was thinking I would finish off where I left off and then do a current post about the ones that I had already done. Not sure if that makes any sense!

Anyway, here is goes. This is one of my make-up bags dedicated to EYES! There are three in total. I currently use a Zuca Bag and have done so for years. I love the way that it is so easy to roll around. Mine is extremely heavy though because I have so many products, so I have decanted alot of products to try and reduce the weight. More on that later….

Eyelashes:
Lancome Hypnose Mascara Waterproof Black
Lancome Hypnose Dolls Eyes Black
L’Oreal Power Volume Collagen Waterproof Black
Rimmel Day2Night Waterproof Black Mascara
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Mascara Black
Georgio Armani Eyes to Kill Black
The Body Shop Define & Lengthen Mascara Black
YSL Volume Effect Waterproof Blue
Clarins Mascara Intense Plum
Becca The Ultimate Mascara Black
DUO Glue Clear
Duo Glue Black
Salon System Individual Eyelash Glue
Make-up Forever Disposable Mascara Wands

Eyebrows
Gosh Eyebrow Palette
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Fling
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Lingering
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Brunette
MAC Eyebrow Pencil – Spiked

Eyeliners:
MAC Blacktrack Gel Liner
MAC Brown Gel Liner
MAC NC15 Concealer Pencil
Rimmel Sable Brown Pencil
Estee Lauder Softsmudge Black
Becca Cabrera Double Pencil
Clarins 3 Dot Liner Black
Estee Lauder Newport Blue
Rimmel Stormy Grey
Loreal Kohl Blue Denim
Make-up Forever Double Cream Liner
Urban Decay Lucky
Urban Decay Flipside
Urban Decay Electric
Chanel Denim
MAC Teddy
MAC Fascinating
MAC Smoulder
Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner Black
MAC Turquoise Liquid Liner

Eyebases:
MAC Paint Pot
MAC Groundwork
MAC Shimmer
Make-up Forever Shimmer
Make-up Forever 12 Flash Colours

Tools:
2 Nail Scissors
Standard Scissors
Sephora Eyelash Applicator
Pennys Eyelash Curler
Sephora Mini Eyelash Curler
Tini Eyelash Curler
Eyebrow Razer
Tweezers
Metal Palette
x2 Sharperners
Mini Magnifying Glass

Other:
Illamasqua Eyeliner Fluid
Colour Wheel

I know I have alot of mascaras right? I am kinda on the search for the holy grail of mascaras and have been trying nearly every single one on the market. I still feel like there could be a better one out there. Any suggestions do let me know.

So what do you have in your kit? Is it similar? I would love to hear from you.

Lots of Love,

My Professional Makeup Kit – Part 1

By | Ben Nye, Chanel, Estee Lauder, L'oreal Professionnel, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Make-up Forever, Professional Kit | 2 Comments
I have been threatening to do a post of what is in my kit for ages, but there is so much that it takes forever to go through. I often clean my kit as make-up by its very nature is very messy. The last time I was giving it a spring clean I decided to do an invintory and take some pictures, so here they are. This is the first in the series.
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My Basic Foundations:
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Foundations Top View
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Foundations Front View
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Foundations in Zuca Pouch Bag
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Foundations in Zuca Pouch Bag Front
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Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.1
Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.2
Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.3
Make-Up Forever Liquid Lift Foundation No.4
Make-Up Forever Mat Velvet No.35
Make-Up Forever Mat Velvet No.60
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.115
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.117
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.120
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.125
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.140
Make-Up Forever HD Foundation No.155
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MAC Face and Body Foundation C3
MAC Face and Body Foundation N1
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NW20
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NW40
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NC25
MAC Full Coverage NC35
MAC Full Coverage NW35
MAC Pro Longwear NW20
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Chanel Pro Lumiere Cameo No.20
Chanel Teint Innocence Beige No.40
Chanel Teint Innocence Shell No.30
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Lancome Color Ideal No.1
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Ben Nye Cream Foundation L-1 Creamy Peach
Ben Nye Cream Foundation P-4 Ultra Fair
Ben Nye Cream Foundation B-5 Warm Sand
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Estee Lauder Doublewear 1W1 Bone No. 17
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Loreal Infallible Porcelain No.15g
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Still to come in future posts are:

Face 3: Airbrush Foundations
Eyes 1: Eyeshadows. Pigments, Glitters
Eyes 2: Mascaras, Eyeliners, Cream Eyeshadows, Eye Primers
Eyes 3: False Eyelashes and Glues
Skincare: Moisturisers, Toners, Cleansers
Nails: All things nails
Lips: Lipsticks, lipglosses and Lip Pencils
Hair: All things hair
SFX: All things SFX
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