How to | Depotting MAC Lipsticks

As a makeup artist you always try to make the most out of your kit. You want everything to IMG_2695be organised and neat. It is key to a fast and professional work.

Especially when it comes to lipsticks it can get confusing and tedious.

I want to show you an easy way to make sure all of your lipsticks are in one place and you no longer have to carry around heaps of lipstick tubes.


Here’s what you’ll need:

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Your Favourite Lipsticks
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Some kind of spatula or knife
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A spoon

Also:

  • Candle
  • Matches
  • Some paper towel
  • MAC Palette

First of all you want to measure your lipstick and cut off how much you would want to IMG_2707put in your palette. For the MAC palette I recommen using around 2/3 of the lipstick. Place it in your spoon.

 

 

 

 

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As a next step you will hold the spoon over your burning candle an MELT the lipstick.

Caution: Make sure the lipstick does not boil and doesn’t get too hot. It should just melt evenly.

 

 

Once it has melted, just simply pour it in your palette. Don’t worry if you mess up, you IMG_2712can always clean up the edges. Let it dry for around 5 minutes.

 

 

 

 

And you are done!

Quick tip: Make sure to put the name tags of the lipsticks on the bottom of the palette for reference if someone asks you or you run out of it.

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I hope this was helpful to you! Keep an eye out for a upcoming Youtube video where I explain everything in detail.

Lots of love, Patricia

NYX Face Awards Entry | Queen of Birds

Hello everyone!

This post is a rather exciting post!

I entered the very first edition of the NYX Face Awards in Switzerland.

It was quite a challenge to create something more special and made me go out of my comfort zone alot.

The look I created was inspired by several pictures I saw on Pinterest and by the beauty of birds.

Here’s what I came up with

 

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Products used:
Smashbox – Porerefining Primer
NYX Cosmetics – HD Concealer (Green), Concealer Palette (Light), Blush (Taupe), Contour Palette
MAC Cosmetics – Studio Fix Powder (NC20), Fluidline Eyebrow Gel (True Brunette), Paint Pot (Stroke my Ego), Eye Khol (Costa Riche)
Bobbi Brown – Bronzing Powder (Medium)
Morphe Cosmetics – 35O Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills – Modern Renaissance Palette, Masterpalette by Mario
KatvonD Beauty – Metal Crush Eyeshadow (Raw Power)
L’oréal Cosmetics – Superliner (Black)
Kryolan – Aquacolor 12 Palette
Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide On Pencil (Scorch)
Jouer Cosmetics – Highlighter (Citrine)
Maybelline New York – Lash Sensational Mascara
Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes – no. 213
Feathers – From a local craft store (Leibundgut Zurich)
Feather Chocker – Selfmade
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Now this is more of an Ediorial/Avant Garde makeup look which is great for photographs as well.

Please check out my video on my Youtube channel to see how I created this look. Don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe!

I really hope you like this look as much as I do!

XX Patricia

 

 

 

How to | Glitter

I get asked alot how I apply my glitter in my looks.Working with it can be intimidating and messy if not applied correctly. It for sure needs some practise and experience.

Here are some tips and tricks that will make your glitter last all day long.


What kind of glitter?

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There are many different glitters on the market. MAC Cosmetics does some great ones, which you can get online (www.maccosmetics.com) or in a Pro Store near you.

Also I was very surprised to find some gliters at H&M the other day. They also have a great Color selection.

For professional use I think there is no other glitter than LitCosmetics Glitter. Seriously the best gltter out there! The color selection is amazing and you can get them in four different sizes. There are very small cuts to very large cuts, depending on the intensity or body part you decide to apply it.

It is without a doubt of very high quality and a great value for the price (16$ per jar).


Application

Now, here comes the tricky part.

Working with glitter can get really messy if you do not use the correct base underneath.

I have 3 options that have worked for me in the past and present:img_1540

  1. LitCosmetics Glitter Base
  2. Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper
  3. DUO Lash glue

The best thing you can use is for sure the original LitCosmetics Glitter Base as they come in different versions such as ‘clearly liquid’, ‘waterresistant’ or ‘forever wear’. It is being used in professional environment alot.  Application with this system is very simple as you just dip the brush in the glue and then in the glitter

I think a great alternative is to use a brow gel as a base. Since its purpose is to keep your brows in place it is most likely to do the same with glitter. This method was actually recommended to me by a makeup artist at MAC. I personally like the Bobbi Brown one the most. Once it dires, it does not move what so ever.

Using lash glue for glitter application can be pretty tough. You need to make sure to catch the right timing to apply the glitter on top. Otherwise it will stick to your brush and not your eyelids.

Please note: Wait for the base to get tacky before you apply the glitter on top!


Tools

With glitter and glitter bases you want to use a synthetic bristle makeup brush as the product will not adhere to the bristles but will distribute it evenly.img_1541

You can choose whether you want to apply it with a liner brush, an angeled brush or a flat brush. It really depends what look you are going for. Also you could use the blue spikey sponge ting (not sure what the corect term is for it! ) to apply more of a glittery dust.


Don’t be scared to work with glitter! Once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun! Glitter can be applied in various ways. From subtle to dramatic. From head to toe!

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I hope my tips and tricks have been helpful for you and I would love to see your glitter looks!

Tag me on Instagram @Sarah_mey!

XX Sarah