makeupbox:

Revisiting: The Creamy Salmon-Pink Lip

Want a color that pretty enough for Spring, but still bright enough that it’s not a wishy-washy pastel? 

This is something that showed up on the catwalks about 2 years back, but is still gorgeous today. You take any fuchsia pink or coral you have, and you mix it with a flesh-toned concealer shade. What you get is a highly-pigmented salmon-pink (fuchsia lipstick) or milky-peach (coral lipstick) that takes on a bright pastel hue and really pops against your skin. 

Perfect on a sunny day OR as an alternative to the usual nude lip with smoky eyes!

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This colour is amazing!

makeuptips-:

I can’t decide how I feel about Maybelline the rocket mascara…. On one hand it gives amazing length on the other hand it is clumpy :(

makeuptips-:

I can’t decide how I feel about Maybelline the rocket mascara…. On one hand it gives amazing length on the other hand it is clumpy :(

karlapowellmua:

Another final edited make-up picture from my ‘Snow Queen of Sweets’ Food project photoshoot using Polos and Sugar! 


The dream team that made it happen:
Photographer: Rich Hinton
Make-up & Hair (using Annabelles Wigs): Karla Powell
Nails: Karla Powell
Model: Sandra Marie Lees
Styling (polo neck piece) :Adrienne Ford
Retoucher: High Def Retouching
Make-up Assistant: Rebecca Keates
Photography/Lighting Assistant: Rob Owen

A full list of make-up products I used to create the look can be found at this blog post >LINK<

Karla
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karlapowellmua:

Another final edited make-up picture from my ‘Snow Queen of Sweets’ Food project photoshoot using Polos and Sugar! 


The dream team that made it happen:

Photographer: Rich Hinton

Make-up & Hair (using Annabelles Wigs): Karla Powell

Nails: Karla Powell

Model: Sandra Marie Lees

Styling (polo neck piece) :Adrienne Ford

Retoucher: High Def Retouching

Make-up Assistant: Rebecca Keates

Photography/Lighting Assistant: Rob Owen

A full list of make-up products I used to create the look can be found at this blog post >LINK<

Karla

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nailsbyregina:

@greatwhyte is the ultimate Beyonce fan! She still has her face underneath her nail art!

nailsbyregina:

@greatwhyte is the ultimate Beyonce fan! She still has her face underneath her nail art!

makeupbox:

Want Dark, Dramatic Lips for the Holidays? Look no Further!

Halloween is over but for some people, drama is an everyday thing.

Lime Crime’s Alchemy collection made me think of Maleficent and the Evil Queen in Snow White so much more than MAC’s Venomous Villains Collection did, even though they didn’t wear such colors themselves.

  • Serpentina is a toxic dark-emerald metallic for the ultimate drama queen
  • Poisonberry is a dark grape soda shade with a hint of blue-violet pearl 

I’ll admit I’m far more likely to wear Poisonberry out than Serpentina (deep purple IS the color of the moment), but that metallic green makes my heart beat faster because it’s SOOO poisonous looking. Who would have thought green lipstick would actually look kinda sexy?

Texture:

Both have the typical creamy, lightweight feel of the Lime Crime lipsticks; think of MAC Amplified Cremes. Serpentina wins out by going on more evenly in 1-2 coats and being very true to how it appears in the tube.

Poisonberry is a surprisingly wearable grape which goes on a little more sheer and red-toned than it appears in the tube so you need to apply at least 2 coats for that really dark grape shade. You should make sure your lips are in good condition as the pigments can grab in areas. When the light hits it at certain angles, you get a faint shot of luminous blue-toned pearl.

Similar Shades:

  • Serpentina - I know Morgana Cryptoria has a range of these deep metallic shades if you’re in the mood for more of this type of colors, but I don’t own any currently so I’m afraid I can’t do a comparison
  • Poisonberry - This totally reminded me of MAC’s Violetta lipstick but it’s a truer and darker purple. If you find Violetta wears a little pink on your lips, then give Poisonberry a try.

Serpentina and Poisonberry are available on limecrime.com for $15.99 per tube. There is also an Alchemy set including both lipsticks and the eye shadow palette for a discounted price but that’s currently out of stock, so do check out or send the company and email to see if they might be restocking soon!

Perfect chart to show which red lipstick shades go with which skin colour. Also if you like this you might also like Lisa Eldrdiges video makeup tutorial showing how to create the best red lips. Click the image!

Perfect chart to show which red lipstick shades go with which skin colour. Also if you like this you might also like Lisa Eldrdiges video makeup tutorial showing how to create the best red lips. Click the image!