I’ve been curious about the use of paintbrushes as makeup brushes ever since I saw one of Lisa Eldridge’s Youtube videos, where she was pinpoint concealing with a tiny paintbrush. Logical, right, because artists must need tiny paintbrushes for detailed works of art. But then, really what’s the difference between painting a canvas or a face? I decided to test how far I could push the use of paintbrushes as makeup brushes, by doing half a face of makeup with each different set of brushes, and seeing if I (or you guys) could tell the difference. First, I visited a local art supplies shop in Leicester, Gadsby’s Arts, to choose a few brushes. I was amazed to see how much cheaper they were than makeup brushes. They had a promotion running, where you could pick any five paintbrushes by the brand Royal and Langnickel for £13. I was blown away, some of my… View Post

I’ve been obsessed with Lisa Eldridge’s book ‘Face Paint, The Story of Makeup’ recently, if you’re ever in need of makeup inspiration then this book is perfect. I was flicking through the other day and came across one of Lisa Eldridges makeup muses, Twiggy. I’ve always loved mascara that give my lashes a heck of a lot of volume, and seeing this image of Twiggy inspired me to do a wearable Twiggy-esque look. I wanted to make this look a little more dramatic so I added a dark berry lip. I’ve only just started exploring NARS products, and this NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Damned is a pretty good introduction! It’s such a beautiful rich purple and it applies so easily. No need for lip liner, just whack this on and you’ve got yourself an impressive statement lip. This look is a lazy girl’s dream, punchy yet achievable with… View Post