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"Eye Styles: Dark & Smokey" Weight Watchers Magazine

Flashback Friday: “Eye Style: Dark & Smokey” featured in Weight Watchers Magazine plus my “Smokey Eye How To: Step by Step!”

Here’s a beauty article in Weight Watchers Magazine that I contributed to a little while ago. I’ve also included below my brand-new guide “Smokey Eye How To: Step by Step” with easy to follow photos!

"Eye Styles: Dark & Smokey" Weight Watchers Magazine

“Eye Styles: Dark & Smokey” Weight Watchers Magazine

Smokey Eye How To: Step by Step!

  1. Prime the skin from the lash line to the eyebrow with Lime Crime Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer “Eyeshadow Helper”
  2. Apply a nude or skin tone eye shadow from the lash line to the eyebrow.  I’ve used Ben Nye “Shell” Eyeshadow
  3. Blend Gorgeous Cosmetics “Black Jack” Eye Pencil over entire mobile lid using a medium-sized eye shadow brush & blend edges
  4. Press Ben Nye “Graphite” Eye Shadow over mobile lid & blend into socket line
  5. Heavily line the upper & lower lash line with Gorgeous Cosmetics “Black Jack” Eye Pencil & blend with bullet brush
  6. Blend Ben Nye “Graphite” into eye pencil along lower lash line
  7. Blend out socket line & lower lash line using Ben Nye “Coco Brown” Eye Shadow
  8. Line the upper & lower lash line once more with Gorgeous Cosmetics “Black Jack” Eye Pencil
  9. Line top & bottom inner rims with Gorgeous Cosmetics “Black Jack” Eye Pencil
  10. Apply MAC “Nylon” Pressed Frost Shadow to the brow bone, focussing on the highest part of your arch
  11. Curl lashes & apply 2 coats, top & bottom of Gorgeous Cosmetics “Glamalash” Mascara
  12. Fill in brows with Gorgeous Cosmetics “Nouveaux” Eyebrow Pencil & add Ben Nye “Mink Stole” Eyeshadow for extra definition

Expert Tips:

  1. Do your eye makeup first then your base to prevent fallout ruining a flawless finish
  2. Add a pair of Model Rock Bar Lashes #244 for added glamour
  3. For a more dramatic look blend Ben Nye “Black” Eyeshadow onto mobile lid & into socket line
  4. Buff MAC Studio Fix Foundation into your skin using Rae Morris’ #27 Radiance Brush for an no-fuss airbrushed look!
Smokey Eye How To: Step by Step

Smokey Eye How To: Step by Step

IMATS Sydney 2013

On Sat 21/9/13 I finally got a chance to attend the International Makeup Artist Trade Show (IMATS) at the Sydney Convention Centre.  HUB Makeup, Gorgeous Cosmetics & the Academy of Makeup invited me to be a part of their booth at the expo.

I performed a live drag makeup & lace-front wig demonstration.  The demo incorporated brow blocking & highlighting & contouring techniques to feminise a male face.  The demo was a hit with the attendees, the media & Dana Nye!

#dragmakeup #imatssydney #imatsofficial #gavinmorrismua #clutchingatcurls #makeupartistsydney #sydneymakeupartist #hubmakeup #pradaclutch @misspradaclutch

Highlights included:

  • Reconnecting with Dana Nye, President of Ben Nye.  It had been ten years since I first met him when he visited Three Arts Makeup College & did a makeup demo for our class.  He was very generous in giving me a great selection of his latest HD Media Pro range.
  • Meeting Rae Morris.  She was kind enough to give one of her awesome #27 Radiance foundation brushes which create an amazing airbrush finish!
  • Lastly, seeing my graduate from the Academy of Makeup, Raelene Mara & her company Model Rock Lashes absolutely rocking the expo!  When I first met Raelene her business was still in the conception stage & now it’s booming!  Model Rock Lashes is the go to brand for many pro makeup artists & avid lash wearers!  Visit http://modelrocklashes.com.

Overall IMATS was a very positive & inspiring experience.  It was great to network with industry leaders & like minded makeup junkies!  Definitely looking forward to the 2014 event!

#imatssydney with @raemorrismakeup & my drag makeup demo on @misspradaclutch! #gavinmorrismua #hairandmakeupbygavin #raemorris #raemorrismakeup #imats #pradaclutch #clutchingatcurls

Fun n' Luv IMATS 2013 

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