Friday, May 31, 2013

Act5 Cosmetics Makeup Competition 2013 - Edmonton

I got the chance to compete in a makeup competition here in Edmonton. It was my first time competing, and I won 1st place! Below are photos of the work I did.

Act5 is a Canadian-based cosmetics company, with a wide range of products and colors made specially for industry professionals. Thank you Act5 for this opportunity!


Turquoise Eyes

I am wearing MAC Aquadisiac eyeshadow on the lid, plumage & carbon shadows in the crease, with nylon shadow in the inner corner. Act5 Cosmetics hybrid gel liner along the lash line and in the crease, Urban Decay 'perversion' 24/7 eye pencil in the waterline, with MAC #48 lashes.


Smokey Blue & Lime Green

I am using Hot Makeup Professional eyeshadows & glitter <3
Hot Makeup 'light' eye primer applied first, 'show stopper green' shadow on the lid, 'china blue' shadow in the crease, 'snow queen' glitter in the inner corner, with S55 lashes. Act5 Cosmetics hybrid gel liner along the lash line and in the crease, with Urban Decay 24/7 'perversion' eye pencil in the waterline.


Vivid Pink Liner

I mixed MAC 'magenta madness' pigment with fix+ spray to create the liquid liner, and applied it with #210 precise liner brush. MAC blacktrack fluidline in the waterline, blended out with carbon eyeshadow. Revlon 'double wink' lashes, with Anastasia Beverly Hills 'in the pink' brow & lash tint on the bottom lashes.


Blue & Gold Liner

I am using Hot Makeup Professional liner & lashes. 'Blue bay' liner with  'luster' eye pencil and 'S54' lashes. 


Splatter Paint Cut-Crease

Not much of a wearable look, but it's interesting to look at. Love splatter paint!
I am wearing Sugarpill's dollipop eyeshadow on the lid, with MAC #48 lashes. I cut the crease using a matte liquid liner, and then mixed the same liner with MAC fix+ spray, and used a brow bristle brush to spritz it on with a card blocking the pink shadow.


Cotton Candy Cut-Crease

I guess you can say I'm obsessed with bright colors.
Colors used: Sugarpill tako eyeshadow in the inner corner, blended into dollipop shadow on the lid, blended into poison plum shadow in the outer corner, darkened with MAC carbon shadow. NYX 'electric blue' pencil liner to cut the crease, blended out with Anastasia Beverly Hills 'electric blue' hypercolor.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Purple Smokey Eye

Pretty purples with pink glitter
Products used: MAC pink venus eyeshadow (center), creme de violet shadow, stay sultry (limited shadow), carbon shadow, Makeup Forever #8 glitter, MAC blacktrack fluidline (top), Anastasia Beverly Hills noir covet liner (waterline), MAC #2 lashes, and extended play mascara.


Electric Blue Cut-Crease

Using Anastasia Beverly Hills 'electric blue' hypercolor on the lid, with Anastasia noir covet liner to cut the crease, blended out with MAC carbon eyeshadow.


Smokey Eye with Reversed Liner

I created a smokey eye with "reversed liner" - which is creating a liner without actually using one. I outlined the shape of winged liner with a gel liner, surrounded with smoked out black shadows.

Products used in order: MAC blacktrack to outliner the 'liner', carbon eyeshadow on the lid & under the eye, blended out with espresso & scene shadows. Makeup Forever black pigment packed on the lid over top carbon, Toofaced glitter glue patted on the lid with Makeup Forver #11 glitter applied with a blending brush. MAC blacktrack fluidline in the waterline, and MAC #2 lashes.


Coppering Smokey Eye Pictorial

1. Apply a primer, then MAC coppering eyeshadow in the center of the lid with #239 brush (flat brush)
2. Apply twinks shadow on the inner and outter corners and blend with #217 brush (fluffy blending brush)
3. Shade in carbon shadow in the center of twinks with #228 brush (small shading brush)
4. Apply black pencil liner in the waterline, and blend out with carbon shadow using #228 brush
5. Apply blacktrack fluidline to the top lash line, pop on false lashes (red cherry #415), & add mascara!



I have many products that I love, but these are a few that stand out.
1. La Roche Posay Hydraphase UV SPF 30: Lightweight moisturizer with intense hydration & built-in SPF (great for dehydrated or sensitive skin).
2. Toofaced shadow insurance primer: I've been using this for years, an eyeshadow primer that prevents creasing & fading, and helps for shadows to show up more vibrant.
3. MAC Studio Fix Fluid: I always end up going back to this foundation after trying many others. Great coverage, long-wearing & oil-controlling. Best for normal-oily skin types. I sometimes mix it with strobe cream to sheer it out to a medium coverage, and apply it with MAC #130 stipple brush or a Beauty Blender.
4. Beauty Blender: Foundation sponge that blends liquids & creams beautifully, and gives an airbrush-like finish. Dampen sponge and stipple on.
5. MAC Dipdown Fluidline: Dark brown gel liner, perfect for defining dark brown brows. MAC #263 is the perfect brush to apply this with.
6. MAC Harmony blush: I love this for contouring! (light to medium skintones).


Drag Inspired

I'm kind of obsessed with drag makeup.


Brows Before & After

I use a brown gel liner to fill in my brows, using a sharp angle brush (MAC #263). A gel liner gives a more defined shape to the brow, the key is to be light handed when creating the shape.
Here I am using MAC fluidline brow gelcreme in 'deep dark brunette', which is a limited product. 'Dipdown' fluidline is very similar and will work just as fine (which is permanent).


Neon Orange Cut-Crease Pictorial

1. Apply a primer, then press on MAC neo-orange pigment onto the lid with #239 brush
2. Cut the crease with a black pencil liner
3. Shade out the liner with MAC #228 brush (small shader brush), and soften & blend with #217 brush (fluffy blending brush)
4. Liner upper lash line with MAC blacktrack fluidline with #210 brush (precise liner brush)
5. Line lower lash line with a pencil liner and blend out
6. Apply lashes & mascara :)


Louboutin Nails

Christian Louboutin inspired nails! Done by Tram at Nails 2001 in Edmonton.


Colorful Cut-Crease

I used Sugarpill's Acidberry on the lid blended into Tako in the inner corner. MAC's blacktrack fluidline was used to create the cut-crease, blended into MAC's carbon and into Sugarpill's dollipop.


Warm Smokey Eyes

I love warm matte colors, especially for summer! I'm wearing all MAC shadows in this look.
Samoa silk on the lid (inner corner), blending into free to be (lid). With swiss chocolate, embark & carbon in the crease.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Color Splash

I've collaborated with some local talent in my city to create these beautiful images. 
I wanted to create something striking, bold, creative, and colorful.

I created the splatter-paint effect by mixing vibrant matte pigments with MAC Fix+ spray, and spritzing on the liquid with a brow bristle brush.

Makeup by Starrly Gladue
Photo by John Bellerose
Model - Jill Billingsley
Hair by Jen Beaulieu


Black and Pink

I used a black cake liner to create the bold winged liner with MAC`s #210 brush, and smolder eye kohl on the bottom blended out with carbon and Sugarpill's dollipop.


Kamamak Cosmetics

I've received these beautiful colors as a gift from Kamamak Cosmetics. 
Kamamak is an aboriginal owned makeup line, made up of eyeshadows (both shimmer & matte), blushes, lipsticks and BB creams. The great thing about Kamamak is that it's mineral-based and paraben-free, with beneficial ingredients like vitamin E, mica, and jojaba oils.

Kamamak has a wide range of eyeshadow colors and finishes, I love the cute packaging with aboriginal art on the cover (black and pink are favorite colors - love it). I'm happy to own and support an aboriginal makeup line!


Neutral Eyeshadow Pictorial

Step by Step (All MAC products):
1. Apply Brule shadow all over lid with #239 brush
2. Line crease with Espresso shadow, and blend out with #228 brush
3. Line lash line & crease with blacktrack fluidline using #210 brush
4. Blend out fluidline with Carbon shadow using #228 brush
5. Line waterline with Smolder eye kohl & blend out with Carbon using #228 brush
6. Apply lashes & mascara


Cut-Crease Pictorial

1. Outline the crease with a black pencil liner (Mac's smolder) 
2. Blend out liner with a matte black shadow (MAC carbon with 228 & 217 brushes) 
3. Apply a winged liner (MAC blacktrack)
 4. Apply a glitter adhesive (Toofaced glitter glue), and pack on a gold glitter with a flat brush (Makeup Forever #11 glitter with MAC #242 brush)
5. Line bottom lash line with the same pencil liner & black shadow
6. Apply lashes & mascara (MAC 48 lashes)


Drag inspired

Using Sugarpill's dollipop shadow on the lid & tako in the inner corner, with MAC carbon in the crease. 
#44 lashes on the top with #2 lashes on the bottom.


Smokey Purples

Using MAC's taste temptations eyeshadow palette and a matte white 
shadow in the inner corner, with #44 lashes.


Glitter Cat-Eye

I used a black cake liner to create the cat eye shape, with Makeup Forever #8 glitter in the center.


Blue & Black Cut-Crease

Eyes: Sugarpill's mochi (lid) & tako (inner corner), MAC carbon in the crease, 
with boot black liquid liner & 48 lashes.


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Edmonton, AB, Canada
22 year old Go-Getta | Canadian Makeup Artist | First Nations | Color fiend & glitter addict | Based in Edmonton | DREAM.BELIEVE.ACHIEVE | Instagram & Twitter: @StarrlyGladue | Website: <3