Pin Up Valentines Day Look..

Hey everyone! It’s Valentine’s Day again already..whether or not you have a date this is a cute pin up look for any kind of special occasion all year round!

I love Marilyn Monroe and she has always inspired my make-up routine, i feel my prettiest and confident when i am wearing this style so i wanted to share how i achieve it! Let me know what you guys think on my youtube channel 🙂

Products Used:

High Definition Foundation By MAKE UP FOR EVER

Skin Perfector By L’oreal

Secret Camouflage By Laura Mercier

Smooth Operator Powder By Tarté

Sun Shimmer Bronzing Powder By Rimmel

Mineral Finish in Soft & Gentle By M.A.C

No Make-up Make-up Palette By Too Faced

1 Naked Palette By Urban Decay

I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Jumbo Eyeliner Pen By Essence Cosmetics

Just Bitten Lipstain By Revlon

Happy Valentines! xoxox

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How to deal with a MASSIVE break out!!

Gahh its one of those weeks! i’ve been stressing, and of course the first place it shows is my face. I was about to get ready for work and thought i should film how i deal with my break outs.

I love the look of clean fresh skin, i do not like layers and layers of make-up..if i could get away with wearing no foundation that would be amazing but this is my way of achieving fresh looking skin MID break out 🙂

Products Used –

– Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care by Bioderma

– HD foundation by Make Up For Ever

– Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier

– Smooth Operator powder by Tarte

–  Paint pot (in shade Perky) by M.A.C

– Lip and cheek cremé (in shade petal) by Becca

If this video was helpful please subscribe to my youtube channel and comment if you have requests on videos you would like to see!

Love Katy xxx

Instagram @ktmakeup

Perfect Cheeks..To Contour? Or not to Contour?

Hey Guys!

Today i am doing a tutorial on Perfect Cheeks, as well as addressing what has to be the most asked question to make-up artists of 2014 “Should i be contouring?” this video answers that question as well as shows you three quick steps for gorgeous cheeks 🙂

Products used:

– Sun Shimmer Bronzing Powder (shade light matte) By Rimmel

– Little Round Pot Blush (shade Rose 16) By Bourjois

– Natural Nude Palette By Physicians Formula

Hope you guys have the best holidays ever!

Let me know in the comments if you like this video 🙂 xxx

Website: http://www.katyclucas.com

Instagram: ktmakeup

Twitter: @ktmakeup

Holiday Lips!

Hey y’all!

I found the perfect product for bright holiday lips! If you (like me) are bad at keeping lipstick neat and tidy Lipstains are perfect for you. I love having bright lips, but when I am working, eating or socialising lipstick staying in place is the LAST thing I want to worry about.

The other day while I was taking my frequent (and quite frankly therapeutic) stroll down the makeup isle of Priceline I found these Lipstains by Savvy..they are only $8.99 and come in amazingly bright colours and they actually stay on for ages then fade away nicely and I love them! That’s pretty much it..here is a picture of me wearing the shade watermelon 🙂 xxx

Happy Holidays!

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3 Easy Steps to the Perfect Winged Liner!

Hey Guys!

I know i did this video a few months back but the poor quality of it was REALLY bugging me, so i have reshot it with better lighting.

Winged Liner was something that was extremely hard for me to perfect..granted i started trying at 12 but still! it took way to long and considering its very “In” i thought i would try and simplify it so you guys don’t have to struggle like i did!

So please enjoy and let me know if this was helpful at all!

xoxoxo

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More at my website Www.katyclucas.com

10 Products We Can’t Live Without!!!

Hey y’all!

Me and KYA thought it would be fun to grab five products each that we love and would be super ugly without (kidding 😉 ) but seriously we think you guys would love these! Coincidentally we share a few of them, check out the video to see why we love them so much…

Katy’s top 5:
1 – Secret Camoflauge by Laura Mercier
2 – Exceptionoil by Go-to Skincare
3 – Lip ointment with colour by Lanolips
4 – I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara by Essence Cosmetics
5 – I Love Punk Jumbo Eyeliner Pen by Essence Cosmetics
KYA’s top 5:
1 – HD foundation by Make Up For Ever
2 – Secret Camoflauge by Laura Mercier
3 – Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Primer by Napoleon Perdis
4 – Loose Translucent Powder by Face Of Australia
5 – I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara by Essence Cosmetics

Check out her youtube channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQlwECSGo1lDdwYYfSLlHqw

And to see more from me follow me on instagram: ktmakeup
Website http://www.katyclucas.com

Let us know your favourites as well!! xoxoxo

5 Product 5 Minute Make-up!

Hey Everyone!

We all have those days when we have no time to get ready..you race out the door because you’re late and then every single time you are faced with a mirror/reflection you cringe (unless you don’t in which case good for you!) and wish you had at least chucked on some mascara.

Here is a quick 5 minute make-up with 5 products video to solve this problem. This make-up is good if you don’t have a lot of time or if you are going on a holiday and don’t have much room for make-up you can take these 5 products and you will be set!

Product 1. Foundation – Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

Product 2. Highlighting and Eye shadow – Physicians Formula Natural Nudes Palette

Product 3. Brow and Eye definition – Browzings by Benefit Cosmetics

Product 4. Mascara – I Love Extreme Mascara By Essence Cosmetics

Product 5. Cheek and Lips – Velourlips By Australis

Enjoy! lots of love!

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xxx 🙂

Wake up looking awesome! (Well better at the very least).

Hey guys!

So I know we all want to wake up like Beyoncé (flawless) but some people (a.k.a me) wake up looking like there has been a small tornado in their room, this is not helpful when I need to get ready quickly or want to look pretty waking up at a friends house etc.

So I decided to give some actual thought into if there was anything I could do to change the outcome of “tornado” mornings here is what I did and I found it made a massive difference 🙂

– Ensure all makeup is removed from face so skin can breathe, you may think you will look better keeping makeup on at a significant others place but the reality is dry skin and panda eyes! Not to mention the break outs from clogging your pores for the whole night :/

– Brush hair, spray dry shampoo in the roots and put an oil such as Moroccan oil through your ends then put your hair in pigtail plaits, by doing this your roots will stay fresh you ends moisturised and hair knot free (not to mention the effortless wave you get when you take the plaits out 😉 )

-Sleep on your back??? Yes this is a strange one but apparently sleeping on your back prevents sleep lines, puffiness and pimples caused by keeping your face pressed against a pillow all night.

– Just before you go to sleep put a thick layer of Lanolips 101 ointment on your lips, this will act as a lip treatment so you don’t wake up with chapped dry lips.

– Groom eyebrows the night before, if your eye brows are in great shape they can add a lot of definition to the eyes without having to wear makeup

– Brush and floss teeth really well (don’t forget to scrape your tongue!) and follow up with whitening treatment or if you wear plates make sure you wear them to ensure your teeth are nice and straight, keep water by your bedside and sip through the night to avoid bad breath

– Avoid nicotine, alcohol and caffeine four hours before bedtime..well preferably avoid these things all the time but I’m trying to be realistic here.

– Last but certainly not least get an early night! Beauty sleep Is REAL..lack of sleep can cause skin to sag and lose it’s lustre as well as blood vessels dilating which causes dark circles, so get eight hours sleep if you can!

Let me know if this makes a difference to y’all! I also want to hear your tricks to waking up fresh 🙂

Have a great day xxx

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How to get the best from your foundation!

Hey guys!

Now we have gone through this journey of finding your perfect foundation we need to ensure it’s applied in a way that will benefit you most!

There are many different ways of applying foundation the main ones being sponges, brushes and my personal favourite fingers. Fingers warm up the product and this gives a more natural look when it’s being applied, I also hate wasting product and I find that I go through foundation quicker because brushes and sponges absorb more. When it comes to my clients I use brushes because they are more hygienic than fingers. However I use my fingers for things such as concealer (just remember If you are going to use your fingers always have freshly washed hands and use hand sanitiser immediately before touching someone’s face!)

In this video I am going to take you through the most popular foundation tools and give you an easy intro on how to use them, I have written a description down below but there is more detail in the video and it helps to see the techniques 🙂

Fingers-

– Put foundation on back of hand pat your fingers into foundation
– Dab foundation onto the face in areas you most need it (not blending)
– Use your fingers to massage this in almost like a moisturiser
– Feather out at edges, less is more I try and put only minimal to no foundation on places where I don’t need coverage.

Sponge –

If you are using a sponge like the popular Beauty Blender be sure it’s damp, this is the way it was designed to be used and will absorb to much product if it’s not.

– Dampen sponge (not so it’s dripping just so it’s nice and fat 🙂 )
– Put foundation of back of hand
– Dip your sponge in foundation and stipple onto face, stipple is a makeup term that basically means bouncing softly onto the face (definitely see video for this one)

The flat foundation brush-

– Put foundation on back of hand
– Dip in foundation (do not over load the brush)
– Brush onto face starting at the centre of the face
– Feather it out at the hair line to avoid streaks
– Blend in with fingers or pat over with brush (technique in video)

Kabuki Brushes –

If applying mineral powder foundation you want to use a kabuki brush. Kabuki brushes are more dense than normal powder brushes therefore they pick up more product so when applied it’s gives better coverage

Buffing brushes/fibre optic brushes –

If you have been doing these techniques with these tools and are not happy with the result and the makeup is still sitting on your skin you can use brushes like these ones to buff over the foundation once applied.

Thanks for reading/watching! I hope you guys enjoyed the foundation series, please be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel ” Katy Clucas ” for more videos 🙂

Love Katy xxxx

Find your perfect foundation colour with this easy test!

 
Hey Guys!
 
If you have seen my last few post we found determined your skin type, then what foundations best suit that skin type and now we are finally up to choosing your foundation colour.
 
Choosing a colour is never easy so as always i try to make it as simple as possible for y’all. In this quick video i teach you a simple test to try on shades that you are either unsure of or that you have mixed for yourself.
 
I would recommend having two foundations, one in a slightly lighter shade and one in a slightly darker shade then mix to find YOUR perfect colour. Its also a good idea to test your mixing seasonally as you may get darker in summer (you’re lucky! i just go red 😦 )
 
Its also very important to stick to yellow undertones in your foundations rather than red, there are a few exceptions to this rule like very dark nigerian skin may have blue undertones and might need warm oranges, red and coppers to warm it up. Other than this exception i would steer clear of red undertones, i show you how to identify red undertones in this video as well.
 
Please let me know what you think and if you could like, subscribe and comment on my youtube channel i would realllllly appreciate it.
 
Thanks for reading/watching stay tuned as my next blog will be “Perfect Foundation Application”
 
Bye Guys! xxx