Get this look…playful, flirty and fun!

I bet you’ve looked at purple make-up and thought “I can’t wear that!” Well think again, because purple is actually a great shade for any coloured eyes, and can really make them “pop”! Just be sure to pick the correct shade for your skin tone or it just won’t work.

Follow our step by step make over below to create this playful flirty look!

1. Start with a fresh, clear base. Smooth out your complexion with a foundation and concealer.

2. Take a base shadow colour such as Sugar Plum, and apply to the entire lid from lash line to just above the crease. Be sure not to go all the way to the brow, only take it just above the crease.

3. Next, take a deeper shade of purple such as Amethyst, for adding more depth to the crease, and blend toward the outer corner and up toward the brow bone, over the crease. If you prefer a more deeper, smokey look, try a shade like Smokey Haze instead.

4. For the next step, you will need a highlight shade, such as Moonstone, which will be applied above the crease and up toward the brow bone. If you are using a very shimmery shade, don’t take the colour up too high. Use this shade to blend the deeper purple shade on the outer corners, and also use it to highlight on the inner corners, taking it part way across the bottom lashes.

5. For the following step, you will need a steady hand to apply your liner! Liquid liner works well for this look, but only apply it to the top lash line. For the bottom lashes, take a liner brush, dip it in some of your deeper shade of purple shadow, and line the bottom lashes until it meets with your highlight shade on the inner corner. Take a cotton tip and gently smudge the outer bottom area, to gain a softer effect with your shadow.

6. No look is complete without mascara! Be sure to curl your lashes if you need to first, to ensure your eyes really stand out!

TIP: When applying your liner, try looking downwards into a handheld mirror when applying to your top lashes. Use the same technique for applying your mascara, and hold the mirror above your eyes when applying mascara to the bottom lashes.

7. Keep your blush super soft for this look. Blush is a must when wearing a full face of colour, to give balance and dimension to your look. Choose a subtle pink shade such as Hibiscus and apply it to the top of your cheek bones, toward the eye area, but not too close.

8. The final step for this look is your lips, and although you want them to be subtle, they still need to make an impact so choose a colour that teams with your eye shadow, such as a soft pink. Raspberry is a great shade, and being a gloss, can be blotted and worn as a stain or over the top of other lip stick shades.

TIP: Give your lips a matte look by dusting some translucent powder over the top. Try using an illuminating product in the middle of your bottom lip, and on your cupids bow, to enhance your lips and make them look more pouty. Mwah!

I hope you enjoy this creation and feel free to share your images with us below, showing off your new look! xx

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Karma weddings

I am always flattered whenever someone asks me to be a part of their wedding plans (and I love going to a good wedding too!) but nothing pleases me more than knowing I have lived up to their expectation by delivering a service that they were happy with and help bring their special day together.

Some recent wedding parties –

Bride with soft neutral makeup

Bridesmaid with neutral tones for lips and eyes. Karma lip shine in 'Elegance'.

Bridesmaid with smokey eyes and soft pink/purple gloss. This makeover features some colours coming to the Karma range soon!

Bride with neutral eye tones (Karma shadows in Cocoa, Vanilla Cream, Rose Gold & Beige Sheen) and lip shine in 'Dazzle'.

Bridesmaids with smokey eyes (plum & lilac tones) teamed with soft neutral lip shades.

Bride Eileen opted for Napoleon Base, which I teamed with Karma Mineral Cosmetics blush in Dusty Rose, Cocoa Matte Shadow, Peach Matte Shadow, Beige Sheen Shimmer shadow. The result is a gorgeous natural glowing bride.

Bridesmaid Skye with a soft and glamorous makeover. I used soft pinks and purples to compliment her blue eyes, tanned skin and her lavender dress.

Bride Anna getting the finishing touches by her bridal party. Anna wanted a more natural look, so I used brown and soft peach tones on her eyes, peach blush, soft bronze on the rest of face and a very soft peach/pink lip gloss.

Asha looking stunning as a traditional Indian bride. This look was acheived using Karma Mineral Cosmetics in - Antioxidant Foundation Olive4, Peach blush, Rose Gold Shimmer Shadow, Beige Sheen Shimmer shadow, Cocoa Matte Shadow. Apricot Glow Illuminisor. Lipstick by MAC.

 

 


 

 

 

I was delighted to receive some wonderful feedback from some gorgeous brides recently, and with their permission, have decided to share with my readers.

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Anna with her bridesmaids.

Thanks so much for doing our makeup. I found you and your assistant to be very professional on the day, working to a rather tight schedule and taking everyone’s suggestions and wishes into account. You were very patient and persistent. The make-up itself was great, and lasted all day, as you can see in the photos. I’ve never looked so glamorous, and was thrilled with the end result!” Anna M. Melbourne, Sep 2009.

I would also like to thank my lovely assistant, Rita, who helped me on this occasion as we had a large group to do in a short time. She did the makeup for the first and third bridesmaid. “Thanks Rita, I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Another gorgeous bride whom I made over for her special day back in 2008 has shared her feedback below –

” I found her ad in the Bridal Directory, called her, best price around. Very helpful and genuine. Met her for a trial, was really happy about the job. On the wedding day she did really well for my flower girl and myself. She gave us such a natural look, good color choice for our skin tone. Make up lasted the whole ceremony, picture shots and reception. I was really happy and I will definitely recommend her. Good attitude, good price, good service and good job.” Joelle, Melbourne 2008.

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Stay tuned for more happy customers. You can also view more testimonials here – http://www.womow.com.au/biz/Karma-Mineral-Cosmetics-and-Beauty-Melbourne

I am available to assist you with your wedding plans seven days of the week, including after hour bookings. Please note – the best time to do your trial is during the day, so we have lots of natural light to work with 🙂

Another beautiful bride, Tami, found me via my True Local profile and had this to say after her wedding – “I was looking for a good make-up artist to do my make-up on my wedding day. Because it was a second wedding I was not having a bridal party, so I only needed the make-up for myself. I attended bridal shows and contacted several artists, all of whom advised me that they would not be interested in my business because the job wasn’t “big” enough. When I found Jolene she was extremely friendly, genuine and willing to help. Nothing was too much trouble and she was at my door when she said she would be there – for my trial and my big day.
Jolene takes a lot of pride in what she does and she is brilliant. On my wedding day she was at my house VERY early and with a smile on her face. This was at my request of course.
I had the most fantastic wedding day and everyone commented on how beautiful I was and how my make-up was so amazing. My skin glowed (thanks to mineral glow!) and it felt so good! I didn’t feel self-conscious or worried that I had too much make-up on either. It felt so natural, which is very important to me. I don’t like a lot of make-up.
Thank you Jolene for your great service and professional tips. I am loving the mineral make-up too. Never will I return to my old make-up kit and bad habits. I continue to get compliments on my skin to this day. Amazing how the right advice about correct application techniques and great product can make such a difference.
I would have no hesitation recommending Jolene to anybody looking for a true professional.
Thank you, again Jolene. I look forward to my next delivery of product!
Kindest regards, Tami Hassett. Malvern VIC.”

Tami is seen here with her friends, and her son in law, on her

wedding day. How stunning does she look?

Introducing my next bride, Jane, who married in summer of  2009.  Jane and her bridal party were looking for a natural finish, with light make-up that didn’t feel too heavy or cakey. I was pleased to hear from Jane who reported that the make-up was up to the expectation of all the girls in the party. Jane can be seen here getting all dolled up. And how beautiful is she as a natural bride?