A Bazillion of Colours in Hair: to DYE or not to DYE?! And WHERE is There a Day Dye?!

Coloured Hair:

to dye or not to dye?!

I know people have been dying their hair for years now and it really isn’t out of the norm, but I just never hopped on that particular bandwagon…  See, I know dying your hair totally wrecks and damages your actual hair pieces [or what’s left of them…] so I wish I could just find a day use dye that looks legit!!

Some Temporary Hair Dye, PLEASE…

You know… Monday, I’m feeling all hippie & flower child- so I want to dye my hair pink and put a flower wreath in my hair!!  And on Tuesday, I’m thinking rocker/ biker chick look so black, blues, and purples!!  But most temporary hair dyes [for 1 day uses] usually look ridiculous- like your hair hardens up.  So you’re trying to style this piece of cardboardish-feeling hair.  So, I will be on the lookout for these “day-dyes”.  But in the meantime- GET INSPIRED!!

gosh… I just love the progression from FLAMING to pale pink!!

am sooooo in love with these GORGEOUS pastel colours!!  just in love!!

Et c’est fin!!

 

 

 

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on CHRISTMAS DAY- Nothing but JOY

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on CHRISTMAS DAY- Nothing but JOY

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on Christmas Day…

JOY!!  Ann Lamott said “The BEST makeup is joy” and I have to say that I fully heartedly agree!!  Christmas is a time for family and friends; a time to put all grudges and anger aside; to consider what this holiday truly means to YOU.  And as a makeup artist, I have to say: if it is about looking your best and picking out the right outfit and perfect makeup- then you need to revaluate!!

I chose my inspiration below based off of natural beauty- people or pictures that fully embody joy and natural beauty,being comfortable in ones own skin.  Remember being kids and running to the tree in your pj’s with your hair completely a mess?! BUT you were so happy that Christmas had finally arrived that nothing about how you looked even crossed your mind…

Well this Christmas, try and get joy and natural beauty to be your only holiday makeup :]

The Inspiration:

The Look:

Et c’est fin!!

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 2nd Day of Christmas- CHRISTMAS POPPERS [a POP of colour] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 2nd Day of Christmas- CHRISTMAS POPPERS [a POP of colour] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on the 2nd Day of Christmas…

A special Christmas POPPER or otherwise known as CRACKER!!  I miss England… Not only because it FEELS like Christmas over there WAY more than it ever does in California- but also because they celebrate with crackers!!  Crackers are what is pictured below- you pull either side of the cracker & it makes a popping sound while splitting in 2 leaving the contents inside to fall out.  You get whatever little toys are inside.  It’s such a brilliant Christmas tradition!!

The Inspiration:

The Look:

Magenta:

Emerald:

Gold:

Brown:

On The 2nd Day of Christmas Tutorial:

Today’s look does not need a tutorial- it is more of a helpful tip or advice!  The holiday season can be so hectic and with all the errands that need to be done, presents that need to be wrapped, and holiday parties to attend- it can be really easy to cram too much into one day & not have enough time for ANYTHING much less the time for getting ready and putting makeup on…  So here is a HOLIDAY HELPING TIP: Makeup is not always about a FULL look.  You eyes don’t have to be completely done up, or have lipliner AND lipstick.  The next time you are in a rush but still want to look nice- try a POP OF COLOUR!!  Do your foundation or powder, eyeliner & mascara, a touch of blush, a dash of lipgloss, and then whatever colour looks good with your outfit [and is BOLD] pop it on UNDER your waterline!!

Et c’est fin!!

Products Used By London:

Magenta: NYX Trio Eyeshadow Palette PURPLES

Emerald: MAC’s Eyeshadow “STEAMY”

Gold: MAC’s Eyeshadow “GOLDENROD”

Brown: MAC’s Eyeshadow “EMBARK”

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 4th Day of Christmas- AN OPEN FIRE [Yellow, Oranges, Brown, & Red] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 4th Day of Christmas- AN OPEN FIRE [Yellow, Oranges, Brown, & Red] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on the 4th Day of Christmas…

Chestnut roasted on an OPEN FIRE!  My hubby was singing that song out last night, and I thought colours of a nice Christmas fire place would be perfect for my tutorial today.  I love this look because although it is very bold and brilliant- it is also wearable if paired with the right outfit.  A nice red cocktail dress for a party, or jean and a white wife-beater [i hate that name…] tank.  Dress it up or down, but you’ll always be complimented on it!!

The Inspiration:

The Look:

On The 4th Day of Christmas [Picture] Tutorial:

Cover your lid in NYX Eyeshadow base [as usual].  If you are new to LMB- the reason why we use this product in our daily makeup is because the base not only holds eyeshadow on your lid longer but it makes your eyeshadow colours pop.  This is will be very evident in our look today!!

Use the matte yellow colour from ELF’s 144 palette and start in the inner corner of your eye- then keep padding it out 3/4 of the way across your lid.  Then repeat this with MAC’s GOLDENROD- just popping it right on top on the matte yellow.  Keep he colour UNDER your crease line.  We’re doing a rainbow technique, which means we’re building UP rather than out.

Now, using your GOLDEN ORANGE from NYX, build your rainbow technique on top of the yellow colours.

Take NYX eyeshadow AFRICA and start on the outter corner of your eye [on the side] and blend the red up and out around the orange.

Now in a small triangle [where the blended yellows & orange meet the red] pop in MAC’s COPPERING eyeshadow- then blend.

it is difficult to see in this shot- buuuut take MAC’s EMBARK and from the end of your outer eye [where you would wing your eyeliner] make a small wing of the deep brown eyeshadow- lightly.

Then blend it seamlessly into the red & copper colour.

Now working bellow your waterline- start from the inner corner of your eye and put on the colours in this order:  GOLDENROD, GOLDEN ORANGE, AFRICA [red], and lastly EMBARK [deep brown].  Just do little lines and then blend them all together.

Then pop in “VANILLA SHIMMER” as your brow bone highlighter.

YOUR FINISHED LOOK ON THE EYES.

The lips have COLORESCIENCE PRO as the lipliner in “NUDE”, NYX lipstick in yummi “PUMPKIN PIE”, and on the center of your lips [for some extra pout] use LANCOMES juicy tube “SIMMER”.

Est c’est fin!

Products Used by London:

-ELF Cosmetics 144 Palette- Matte Yellow 

[5th yellow from the top]

-NYX Eyeshadow Base

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-NYX Eyeshadow “AFRICA”, “GOLDEN ORANGE”, “VANILLA SHIMMER”

-NYX Lipstick “PUMPKIN PIE”

-NYX Mosaic Powder “DARE”

-COLORESCIENCE PRO Lipliner “NUDE”

-LANCOME Juiccy Tubes Lipgloss “SIMMER”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAC Prolongwear Lip Creme “OVERTIME”

-MAC Studio Fix “C4″

-MAC Eyeshadow “GOLDENROD”, “EMBARK” & “COPPERING”

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 5th Day of Christmas- SUGAR PLUM DREAMS [Pink & Purple] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special: And on the 5th Day of Christmas- SUGAR PLUM DREAMS [Pink & Purple] Inspired Makeup Tutorial

London Moore’s 12 Days of Christmas Special:

…And on the 5th Day of Christmas…

Sugar Plums danced in our heads!!  Hi everyone- Christmas is getting nearer and nearer!!  And as we get closer and we’re over our halfway mark of this series… I wanted to branch out and do the not-so-average Christmas colours.  Pink & purple don’t scream Christmas, but they do say “sugar plums”!!  So we have bright & bold eyes with a soft pink lip to match.

The Inspiration:

The Look:

 

On The 5th Day of Christmas [Picture] Tutorial:

Cover your entire lid with NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil “MILK” as well as your under eye

Blend it all over & out

Using the neon pink in ELF’s 144 palette- start OUTSIDE the corner of your eye and then carry it over 3/4 of the lid.  As well as under your waterline below.

Now, you can use tape- but I prefer using an envelope or paper of some sort because putting tape on our skin messes with the elasticity of your skin [which will be very important in later years!!].  So take an envelope and create and angle from the outer corner of your eye, and just go up and out.

Then using the deepest purple [on the bottom row] pat your brush along the point where the envelope and your skin meet- thus creating a harsh line.  Also bring the purple 1/4 of the way onto your lid.

Then blend where the 2 colours meet.  Also blend the purple to follow your crease all the way to the corner of your inner eye [do this very lightly though- a soft effect].

Then using the same purple and an angled brush- create a thick eyeliner line.  And also take the purple and put it under your waterline to meet the pink.

Now using the top champaign colour in the ELF palette- highlight your brow bone.

Now for liner- wing out the top to follow your purple straight line & the bottom is going to wing out as well.

Now take NYX “MILK” eye pencil and with a small angled brush pop it into the small fish tail we created with the eyeliner & blend it outwards.  After this- pop on eyelashes and you are done with your eyes!

As for your lips- put on NYX “FlLOWER” thin lip liner [keep in mind- if you want your lips to look fuller, put the liner right on the outside of you actual lip line] & then use MAC’s Prolongwear Lip Creme “OVERTIME” to create this soft lip.

As for the final touches- your cheeks are ONLY going to have MAC’s iridescent powder.  we really want a candied glowing look.

Est c’est fin!

Products Used by London:

-ELF Cosmetics 144 Palette

-NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder “BLONDE”

-NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils “MILK”-NYX Lipliner “FLOWER”

-MAYBELLINE Liquid Liner

-MAC Prolongwear Lip Creme “OVERTIME”

-MAC Studio Fix “C4″

-MAC Iridescent Powder