Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Halloween Makeup looks by LetzMakeup!


A compilation of all my Halloween makeup designs from this year, as well as a few favourites from past years!

Catch all my Halloween videos to date in this playlist...

Music is Royalty Free & Provided by Kevin McLeod via http://www.incompetech.com
Song; 'Neo Western'
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0" http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"

This might help some of you who are still at a loss as to what to dress up as for Halloween!!

Take it easy Guys :)

Shiv.
xx

Elaborate Masquerade Makeup Tutorial; Halloween '13


Booooooo :(
It has come to that saddest time of the year again where I have to say goodbye to my Halloween makeup creations and return to the more 'everyday' wearable looks (mostly)....
 But before that happens, I have one last look to fit in before Halloween tomorrow and it's this elaborate masquerade mask makeup, possibly my favourite of all my Halloween looks from this year! 
It's a very theatrical look with obvious similarities to Prince Poppycock, Cirque du Soleil, Illamasqua's dark historical Berlin-esque aesthetic and a little reminiscent of my mask from last year too.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ootd; "Fifty Shades of Green!" ft. Romwe, Newlook, Primark.



Howdy Guys,
It has been such a busy month for me so far mainly because of the Halloween makeup videos (which can take about 2 days each to complete from start to finish with set-up, filming, editing etc), as well as all my other work and that means a lot of hours/days spent indoors and plonked down in front of my computer...

Removing Gelatine Facial Prosthetics & Spirit Gum.

I always get asked about how I wash my face & remove prosthetics made from gelatine and latex etc after I make a Halloween video, so after my last tutorial, I filmed the removal/cleansing process and talk through it so ye can have a look!
I feel like I need to add here that I am not a professional special effects makeup artist by any means, I have learned by watching and doing, and largely by trial and error, so I cannot say that this is 100% the best or correct way to do it but this is how I know how to do it and what works for me :)
Also, I will say that my face was (and almost always is) a little sensitive for a day or two after I did/do this type of makeup! 
Hope it helps!!!
xx



Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween at Romwe.com!


There's officially 1 week left until Halloween will finally be here...
What will I do once it's past!!!??? Boo :(
But before I throw myself into the horrors of Halloween going away again for another entire year, I will soak up & share every last little bit of it until then!
So this year for their Halloween offering, Romwe are holding a sale of up to 70% off, on selected items, and there are over a 1000 of them!! Plus they are offering a FREE Mystery Gift on all Orders over $40.  (While stocks last)
The sale will run until the end of Oct 31st, Halloween of course :P

Melted Mutant; Halloween tutorial. (WARNING: SCARY!!!)




Are ye ready for a good scare????
 I was itching to do something really dark and sinister for my next Halloween tutorial and came up with this gorgeous young thing :P
I made it using my usual gelatine mix (listed below).
It is a surprisingly simple makeup to recreate and on a very low budget!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Primark Haul!.....with a little TopShop & Swamp. (Shiv's Style)


Hey Guys :)

In keeping with 'not spending my entire bank account' this month, I've mainly just been visiting Penneys (Primark) to satiate my spending urges. A little goes a long way in there, and they have such an amazing selection of items to choose from now-a-days!!!
I've included a few bits I bought the in September also, and that includes my new favourite hat from TopShop too :)

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Evil Demon; Halloween Makeup Tutorial.


A hoy hoy :)
My next tutorial is up and it's a freaky one!
This Demon look is inspired by a design created by graphic artist / illustrator Michael Broussard who has worked for the likes of comic monsters Marvel®.
I came across a picture of a face painting that Michael had done on his wife a couple of years ago and thought it was so cool and freaky and unique that I was dying to try it out!!!
So I contacted the artist through his facebook page  to ask his permission to recreate the look for one of my videos and he very kindly said to go for it :)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vichy Dermablend Stick; An indepth review!!!

 Swatch chart from; https://mccabespharmacy.com

I've actually been threatening to do this review for nearly as long as I've  been making videos on Youtube! 
I've been using and loving Dermablend for years, even since before they reformulated and repackaged several years ago. (They reformulated again in 2012)
I have already written about my love for the product and it's attributes in several older posts...
Herehere & here.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Wicked Witch of the West; Halloween makeup tutorial.



Hey Guys,
 Only 2 weeks to go!!!!!!!!!
 and here's my next Halloween tutorial for the year.
It's the Wicked Witch of the West inspired by Theodora from the 2012 film "Oz the Great and Powerful" and Elphaba from the musical "Wicked" which I went to for my birthday earlier this year :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Shiv's Style; Autumn Outfits Lookbook #2 (October '13.)

Hey Guys!
I shot another Autumn ready lookbook over the past couple of weeks since it's my absolutely favourite time of the year to buy clothes and layer up outfits! I have put myself on a spending ban (Clothes, makeup etc) for the month of October apart from a €20 a week allowance which I am so far sticking to! I have had these bits since before then, some were sent C/o Romwe.com through their blogger programme, but I also spent a pretty penny or two on the site as well which is one of the things that prompted me to enforce the ban!!!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Youtube MADE me buy it!!! (Tagged by Misschievous)

Hey Guys :)
I haven't done a tag video in a while despite getting 'tagged' every now and again by various blogs and Youtubers. But I was watching Julia's (Misschievous on Youtube) recent tag video "Youtube Made me Buy it"  after her tellin' me she had tagged me to do it and I thought it seemed like a fun one to do. I enjoyed watching her show her picks and explain who had inspired her to buy them so figured why not do it myself for the craic! 


Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cleopatra's Ghost; Halloween Makeup Tutorial


PRODUCTS USED:
Base;

Kryolan Supra Color White
OR
Ben Nye Clown White
Ben Nye Concealer Wheel (SK-02)
Illamasqua 'Hollow' Pigment
RCMA 'Pale Grey' Cream Makeup
MAC 'Mid-tone Sepia' Cream Color Base (Pro Product)
Ben Nye 'Death Wheel' 
Ben Nye 'Neutral Set' Powder
RCMA 'Pearl Brown' EyeShadow

Bourjois' Java Rice Powder..... Celebrating 150yrs!


In 1863 French Actor Joseph- Albert Ponsin sets up a cosmetics company selling makeup & perfume to stage actors and actresses. 5 years later a company partner, Alexandre-Napoleon Bourjois takes over the reigns and so is born the 'Bourjois' name. In 1879 Bourjois launch their Java Rice Powder or more accurately their "Poudre de Riz de Java", "a product to lighten the skin and leave it velvety",  it becomes "Bourjois' first international bestseller" and brings worldwide success. (source)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Makeup Tutorial; 'Wine Red' Smokey Eyes'



Howdy Guys!

Taking a wee break from the 'Fuller Brow'd Beauties' Series to bring you this Autumn inspired Smokey Eye that I've been wearing a lot lately in one version or another!