Tag: Benefit

10th January 2010

Makeover: Helen

Ah … back in the makeover swing of things after the Christmas break, it’s nice to have them back! Please welcome Helen, here she is giving it her best “Prisoner Cell Block H” pose: Helen wanted a very simple, daytime look that she could easily replicate herself, that would make her look more “polished”.  We picked some nice, neutral shades to suit her skin-tone, and […]

20th December 2009

Makeover: Kerry

After a bit of last minute confusion with one of my other volunteers, the lovely Kerry stepped in to have a makeover, and I’m glad she did, as this is one of my favourites! Meet Kerry: Kerry is really very pretty already, with enormous green eyes.  Sometimes Kerry thinks she looks a bit young (never an issue as far as I’m concerned!) so was looking […]

13th December 2009

Makeover: Jane C

Another Sunday, and another makeover (or two) today!  Please meet Jane: Jane’s great, and I think she’s one of the most naturally gorgeous people I’ve ever met, so having her volunteer for a makeover was a lovely surprise!  Jane was interested in finding out a simple look suitable for daytime, and trying out a more dramatic look too.  Here’s what we came up with – […]

6th December 2009

Makeover: Mel

It Sunday Makeover time, and this week I was delighted to welcome along Mel: Mel’s a schoolteacher, and was looking for a simple and easy day time look that suits her colouring.  Mel actually owns a bit of very lovely makeup, but doesn’t use it very often, so I was hoping to show her how to get the most of some of the things she […]

15th November 2009

Makeover: Anna

Another Sunday, another makeover … please meet Anna: Anna came to me a couple of weeks ago, wanting to look more polished, and also to see how to create a smokey eye that would suit her beautiful grey-green eyes.  We decided on a neutral brown palette from Pixi to create the look around – I can’t read the name on the packaging anymore, sorry – […]

8th November 2009

Makeover: Gillian

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s makeover day here at Get Lippie!  Meet Gillian: Gillian came to me a couple of weeks ago, wanting to look like a sexy 50’s bombshell.   Now, this is a look I happen to love, as it’s actually pretty simple and quick to put together.  First things first though, the classic bombshell look is dependent on flawless porcelain skin for […]

1st November 2009

Makeover: Louise

This is Louise: Louise came to me wanting a classic “English Rose” look, as she wanted to look glowing, natural, and make the most of her beautiful blue eyes.  She has a make up bag full of steely greys, but after a chat, we thought something more apricot, and shimmery would be an excellent contrast. Louise has lovely skin – no pores! – and we […]

25th October 2009

Makeover: Sarah C

Something a little different this week.  Meet Sarah: Today we’re replicating a makeup we designed for Sarah a couple of months ago for a fancy dress party, and my inspiration for the look was Theda Bara. As always, we start with the base: We’ve used a mixture of foundations to match Sarah’s skin tone, then powdered it down with a smattering of Benefit Bluffdust.  Then […]

18th October 2009

Makeover: Sarah

I love doing makeovers, I love seeing the transformation you can make in someone’s deportment and demeanour just by giving them a little colour, even with a relatively simple transformation like this week’s: Meet Sarah: Sarah’s gorgeous.  I love her cheeky freckles, and she has beautiful grey-blue eyes.  Talking to Sarah before her makeover, she wanted a quick, simple, easy, and above all GLAM look […]

7th October 2009

Face of the Week

I’m a very lazy person, and i appear to be addicted to routine at the moment, so whatever makeup I find myself wearing on a Monday is what I tend to find myself wearing for the next few days! Here’s the products I’ve been wearing this week, it’s very plain and simple, but quick, and pretty. Organic Surge Blissful Daily Moisturiser (which I’m trialling for a […]

20th September 2009

Makeover: Jane

Meet Jane: Jane is a good friend of mine, and she’s kindly agreed to be my first model in my makeover series.  Jane’s 47, works in a University, and has amazing bone structure.  Ordinarily, Jane doesn’t wear much make-up beyond a touch of mascara and some Vaseline on her lips, and today we are going to create a glamorous and sophisticated evening look. The first […]

12th September 2009

Review – Eyeshadow Primers

Today, I’ve decided to to a side-by-side product test. Two of my all time favourite products are MAC Paint (which I use as an eyeshadow primer, as well as a colour) and Urban Decay Eyeshadow primer. Up until now, I’d be hard pressed to say which was better, so I’m trying them both out at the same time, with an eyeshadow that I already now […]