To All my BusyBee’s, I Present to You: MAKEUPBEE “A Fun Way to Discover New Looks & Makeup Products”

Searching for New Makeup Inspiration, My Little Londoners?

Confessional:  Working full time in the wedding industry is phenomenal fun!  It is also phenomenal work!  So I do apologize for my lack-o-looks this past month.  Shame on myself, I know.  You know it’s bad when your husband says, “Love, when was the last time you did a makeup blog?”……  Oops!

So, I believe every apology should be accompanied by a GIFT!  And so without further ado…  Here is mine to you!!

Find London Moore on MakeupBee

MakeUpBee… What is it?  It is like Facebook for the “makeup-ly creative”.  This site is like a vault, filled to the brim with thousands of different looks, styles, personalities, products, and colorful amazing-ness; the code for the vault, you ask: join through Facebook as you are in!!  So, the next time I am pulled away from my blog to hand wedding-madness…. here is a “London-Approved” site that is not out to mail your e-mail address to everyone they know, or charge you to get inspiration!  They are purely for the joy of creativity in the form of makeup-art!

…and if you are looking for a makeup challenge….

MakeUpBee hosts (I believe…) monthly competitions with different themes, inspirations, and prizes!!  I just joined this months 2 minutes ago- the theme is “MARIE ANTOINETTE”, in celebration of Lime Crime’s new line “Palette D’Antoinette”.  I believe the prize is the palette as well- which, of course, anything Lime Crime or Sugar Pill I am dying to get my hands on!!  And I have no products of theirs- but people swear by them- so I want my readers to know weather I swear by them or not too ; ) !!

When in Need… Check MakeUpBee

The moral to this story my friends: (of course keep reading my blog, because I love your visits & comments, buuuut….) check MakeUpBee for new fun looks, artists, products, reviews, tutorials, etc… and let me know your thoughts!!  There are dozens of makeup communities out there- but MakeUpBee is my favourite and (for now) the only one I keep up to date with!!

Mermaid Makeup: The BeShelled Femme or The Scaled Goddess

Mermaid Makeup: The BeShelled Femme or The Scaled Goddess

Mermaid makeup is PHENOMENAL fun because there are so many different ways to create the look.  There are sea mermaids, lagoon kind of mossy green mermaids, and endless colours and decor to choose from!!

This is brainstorm/mock up is actually for someone who contacted me and asked for me to do the makeup of 3 amazing ladies who are celebrating one of the sister’s birthday in March!!  They are having a wonderful “Under the Sea” theme and the 2 sisters are mermaid princesses and the birthday sister is the mermaid queen!!  I love this idea & not only have i come up with some different makeup looks, but I’ve also thought about tiara and crown ideas- all made from headbands, shells, starfish, and pearls!!  So, I did 2 different looks- one on either side of my face- that can be changed in colours, moved around in placement, and have ENDLESS options!!

Feminine Mermaid Makeup:

Scaled Mermaid Makeup:


Farewell to Costume Season: Dia de los Muertos Makeup Tutorial

Costume Protest!!

For Halloween I was a Dia de los Muertos Lady, and although it is November 2nd I still think costume season should prevail!!  As I was out in Downtown San Diego last weekend, the streets were flooded with people in costume and I had to mention that it is such a sad thing that people only get into costume once a year [generally speaking]…  So, more in protest than anything else, here is a COSTUME makeup tutorial in the beginning of NOVEMBER :]

 

 

Many thanks to our wonderfully devoted subscriber Whitney who requested this look!!  Love that you plan a year in advance girl!! Can’t wait to see what it looks like next All Hallows Eve!!

First: CHEETAH, Then: DOLL

Hey all!!  Later today I’m posting a makeup tutorial for a Doll look 😀 I’ve been, very unwisely,  spending my time watching America’s Next Top Model- and one of the girls inspired me to create a Doll Makeup Look!!  So, this will be perfect for ANYONE who is… obviously being some sort of doll for Halloween tomorrow!!  But really quickly I wanted to share a photo that one of our AWESOME subscribers sent in!!

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This is the gorgeous Jannelle, who has a fun and spunky personality- made perfectly clear in her Halloween costume!!  Jannelle requested the cheetah make-up tutorial and so here is a picture of her wearing the look spectacularly!!

 

Thanks to all of our subscribes for staying tuned in, and requesting awesome looks!!  Krystal’s request for Doll makeup will be coming up today!!

The Longly Anticipated CHEETAH/ LEOPARD Makeup Tutorial!!

Let me just start out by saying…. FOR THE BLOODY LOVE!!

I had so much fun creating this look… when I first did it FOUR DAYS AGO!!  And once I was done editing it, and cutting out big chunks because it was longer than 10 minutes [ha, COINING A NEW TERM: not a Chatty Cathy but a Loquacious London].  Anyhow…  I upload it to YouTube, and NOTHING!!  No sound whatsoever comes out of my speakers- so I think maybe it’s just MY computer, D’artagnan, because he is quite finicky.  So, I run to my hubby’s computer, and STILL no sound!!  So after 4 days of getting to know the boys at APPLE really well… D’art is up and running again!! Thank the freakin heavens!!

 

Some of the BEST Eye Makeup:

I love this look because it isn’t a face painting idea- which is making your face look decked out, but tends to be a lot of work, versus just some of the BEST MAKEUP- which means different things, but this particularly means it gives the face painting affect without all the hard work!!  This look took me 15-20 minutes tops & that was WITH cluing you all in for the video!!  It looks beautiful and intricate, but when I break it down, step-by-step you’ll see how simple this look can be!!

 

Makeup Tool Belt:

I broke down the “Supplies Needed” into two different categories…  You can do this look with the “NEEDED” list, but it would look INFINITELY BETTER to also use the “BOOST YOUR LOOK” list!!  So, use whatever you can, and if you decide to go out and get ONE item from the “Boost Your Look” list- I’d get the SUPER SLICK “PURE SHOW” LIQUID LINER!!  This stuff is awesome!!  With products like this [gold shiny liquid eyeliner….] you look at it and think “When will I EVER use this besides in this ONE look?!” And let me tell you friends… All the flippin time!!  Once you have it on- you’ll love it so much, that you’ll create excuses to wear it… I know I do!!  So, if you TREAT yourself- this item is no TRICK, it is the real deal!!

p.s. the above liquid liner is colour: BLACK!!

Check Out The LOOK:

 

 

And FINALLY… The Tutorial:

 

Neck Design:

The neck is very similar to what we did for our mask.  However since it is on a place where natural shadows are cast, we use a high-lighter colour to create the shadow!!  Therefore, go about doing the neck starting the same way:

-eyeshadow base [to hold the colour]

-brown/gold pigment covering the eyeshadow base

DIFFERENCE ALERT:  Then we are going to put a stripe of gold eyeshadow [I use MAC’s “Goldenrod”] on the front half of the collarbone to the end of your shoulder.  then blend it in- simple, huh?

-create spots with MAC’s “Embark”

-use black liquid eyeliner to outline parts of the spots

DIFFERENCE ALERT: And to give it some extra flair, on some of the spots take your Superslick liquid Eyeliner “Pure Show” [gold colour] and outline the INSIDE of the black eyeliner outlining the spots.

Est Voila!! C’est Fin!!

 

List of Products:

Superslick Liquid Liner “Pure Show”

Studio Fix Cover-Up

Eyeshadow “Embark”

Eyeshadow “Goldenrod”

NYX Eyeshadow Base

NYX 10 Colour Eyeshadow Palette “Smokey Eyes”

 

Maybelline Liquid Liner Black Waterproof

Bronzer “Golden”

Lipstick Glaze “Hue”- I believe this item was discontinued, but there are plenty of                                                     wonderful nude colour choices!!

 

Thanks to Jannelle, our wonderfully bubbly subscriber, who requested a Cheetah makeup look for Halloween this year!!  Make sure to post a picture Jannelle- and to all other readers, we are still taking Halloween Makeup Requests!! So get them in soon!!  1st subscribe, and then request!!