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Get The Look : How to Contour like Kim Kardashian

Recently I filmed a tutorial on one of my most  frequently asked questions - How to Contour. Contouring is a really important part of your make up routine not only does it enhance your features it also adds dimension to the face. Here was the finished look on beautiful Assets model Lynn Kelly. 988766_744111182269583_770190084_n     Here is a link to the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da4fGMLHQF4 To create this look at home follow these simple steps. Eyes  I started this look with the eyes,
  • Apply your eyes shadow primer all over the lid, all the way up to the brow bone.
  • Pat Buff eye shadow in 'Pebble' all over the lid,  press Buff eye shadow in 'Desert' into the socket and blend
  • Apply to coats of Buff Black Mascara
Skin Now for the main focus - the skin.
  • Mix Buff Camera Ready Primer and Sheer Glow in 'Paradise' and buff into the skin.
  • Apply Buff HD Foundation in to skin and make sure to blend really well.
Contouring
  • Apply Buff Liquid Concealer to the areas you want to highlight ; The centre of the forehead, down the centre of the nose, under the eyes to the top of the cheeks, the centre of the chin and the cupids bow.
  • Now to shade, use a matte bronzer and apply under the cheekbones, the jawline, the temple, lightly along the hair line and down each side of the nose ( I used Buff blusher in 'Whisper' for this)
  • I then added a pop of colour to the cheeks using Buff ' Tropicana' blusher.
  • Now use a powder highlighter to the areas highlighted earlier with the liquid concealer. I used Buff 'Layer Cake'.
  • Finish off the skin with a matte pressed powder such as Buff Dual Powder.
Brows
  • Brush Buff eye shadow in 'desert' lightly through the brows in brush strokes until the brows look full and groomed.
Lips
  • Finish off the look with Kims Signature shade, I used Buff  'Heaven' Lipstick and 'Petal' Gloss.
  You can buy Buff online : http://www.buffmakeup.com or in store in Hessions Drumcondra and Clontarf

Get the Look : Sue Jackson

So I while ago I told you all about Sue Jackson launching her very own book , I was very excited when she asked me to do her make up for the book cover shoot!

I got my hands on the book this week and was delighted to see my name mentioned twice with a very nice message about me from Sue.

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I did Sues make up for her book launch this week and we went for a really gorgeous night time look that a lot of you enquired about. I have promised to write a full product list for anyone looking to recreate this look on themselves.

So here you go :

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Full Product List

FACE MAC Prep and Prime Vani-T liquid Radiance Buff HD Foundation Buff dual powder MAC Concealer Palette Buff Blusher 'The Big O, MAC 'Soft and Gentle'

EYES Urban Decay  Priming Potion Urban Decay eyeshadow 'Foxy' Vani-T eyeshadow 'Forged Gold' MAC eyeshadow 'Cork' 'Orange' 'Embark'  'Carbon' Urban Decay liquid glitter 'Midnight Cowboy' Catrice liquid liner Mabelline Gel Liner Mabelline great lash mascara Kiss lashes 'Flirt' HD Palette

LIPS Urban Decay Revolution Lip liner and lipstick in 69

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The book is available in all good book stores nationwide and will be available to buy online next week at http://www.sosueme.ie.

Get the Look : Gorgeous glowing Skin

Earlier in the week I posted a picture of me from behind the scenes at a shoot a while ago. A lot of you wanted to know the products used so I contacted make up artist Sue Brophy to tell us all what products she used to achieve this look. sueb   As a make up artist and model I always find it so interesting to see what other make up artists use. Sue Brophy is an amazing make up artist and hair stylist , she regularly works on shoots for Stellar Magazine and top campaigns. I was delighted when I found out she was doing my hair and make up. She really understand the difference in doing regular  make up and doing  make up for shoots. Unfortunately Sue is not on facebook yet but I have included her Instagram name on the bottom of this page. sueb3830437_10151348430918380_1113008447_o  (Some more behind the scenes pictures) Full Product List Face-Kroylan supra colour foundation mixed with no 7 illuminator !Set with Ben nye Banana powder Contour Bronzed up with Inglot bronzing powder #75 Cheekbones -Kroylan matte highlighter with MAC vanilla pigment on top. Eyebrows -Kroylan -dark brown matte shadow. Eyes -inglot shine eyeshadow on lid ! Faces matte grey , brown blended Matte black shadow to cut crease and blended ! Mac vanilla pigment used to highlight cuspids and inner corners of eyes. Lips -essence lip liner in soft berry blended with NYC lip n large lipgloss in strawberry mousse Check out Sue on Instagram and see more of her work : Makeupartist_suebrophy01 Here is the finished product. 13497_10151444756223380_297644360_n Hair and make up : Sue Brophy Photographer : Kieran O' Donoghue Stylist : Claire Mc Carthy