Easy IKEA Hack: your own Hollywood style lighting up vanity makeup mirror

This is an easy weekend task that took 1 hour and 20 minutes and cost £30 ($39). I have always wanted a Hollywood style lighting up vanity mirror but they are very expensive. One of the main aims of doing DIY is to save money and secondly to customize something to your exact requirements. First …

clockwork orange

A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess 1972 Kubrick-inspired makeup

This clown-like, pasty look evokes a grotesque or macabre feel. It is done with facepainting for the background with different pigments to enhance skin tone and shading, and chunky brushstroke eyeliner for the “lashes”. Hair is a fake ‘bob’ hairstyle. Video tutorial coming very soon. Still in middle of editing it.


The Green Lady transformation: from kitsch painting to makeup art

Makeup Art transformation of Chinese Girl by Tretchikoff, 1950 I am proud to show you my masterpiece. As I have only been making the old, young, male and female beautiful: this is a different skill, the painterly side of makeup art. Watch the film of the transformation here: Or just view photos below of before, during and after

Brush Roll I made, a padded and comfy bed for my dear brushes

Brush Roll I made, a padded and comfy bed for my dear brushes

Brush Roll

The very Friday I finished my course at Illamasqua I made a brush roll. When I got to the bias binding, I was getting very fed up. But it’s worth it as it’s now done and used all the time.