Thursday, 31 December 2009

Must have books... No.4

Make-up your mind - Francois Nars. A great book filled with beautiful women before and after make-up. This book gives me make-up inspiration for all skin tones.


Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Pixiwoo reading...

I have just created a useful book store for further reading on make-up artistry, photography and iconic beauties.
You may also notice that the Alex Box book is almost half price so if you were considering it then now is the time.
If you click through to the book store you will see that I have created categories with sub categories so that it should be relatively easy to find what you are interested in.


Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Fashion fits all.

'V' magazine has devoted its January issue to plus size models.
This shoot by fashion photographer Terry Richardson features a size 16 Crystal Renn alongside a size 0 model, proving that size ain't nothing but number.


Sunday, 20 December 2009

2009 Hotlist

The top 10 products of 2009 to make it into my kit (not my personal make-up bag, that's a different story.)

1) Jemma Kidd Tweezers

2) Bobbi Brown University Palette

3) Benefit Coralista Blush

4) Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

5) Clinique Gel liner

6) Estee Lauder Sumptuous Mascara

7) Illamasqua Blusher (Nymph in particular)

8) Louise Young brushes

9) Illmasqua Medium pencils

10) Benefit High Brow

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Marlene Dietrich research.


When I research a look for an icon or a celebrity I build a collection of images from different angles and different periods of their career.
I then study the pictures to find the similarities that would determine the subjects signature look.
From the pictures above you can see that :-
1) Marlene changed the shape of her eyebrows from her early days probably due to fashion. However, her eyebrows always remained thin, dark and defined.
2) The socket line was always very defined and blended.
3) Likewise, the cheeks were contoured and highlighted to give a very sculpted finish.
4) Liquid (Cake) liner was always present and flicked.
5) Marlene left the underneath of her eyes bare apart from a flesh coloured eyeliner on the waterline. This adds to the heavy lid quality.
6) The top lip is always rounded and the lips were red.
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