Frontcover Style Queen
FrontCover Cosmetics are a favourite of my assistant and almost all of her friends which makes it very peculiar that, until this month, I had never used them!

I have been missing out! I have never been particularly picky about the cost or point of sale of my cosmetics as long as it does what it says on the tin – and FrontCover cosmetics are the prime example of on-the-tin satisfaction.

Frontcover compose their palettes with designer collections in mind, and for Autumn/Winter 2011 they even went as far as to create eyeshadows inspired by materials like taffeta. Each of the fourteen new palettes were of phenomenal quality, and offered unique items such as MAC-esque pigments, beautifully trendy nail kits, or incredible sparkle!

In addition to that, the palette boxes all feature how-to guides that pay homage to glossy magazine covers and make sure to use strictly their own products (you would be surprised how often I have been asked to use different products than advertised on beauty shoots!)

My favourite kit – Style Queen – even came with brushes and an eyelash curler that doesn’t look like a torture device!

I think they would be perfect for the holiday season, and my favourite kit (It. Has. Everything.) is also on special sale this week for only £17! Easily worth over ten times as much in individual product buys.

If you buy some – be sure to show me the looks you create!

As a make-up artist, the number one request I receive – I’m talking 95% of the time – is a smoky eye. Truth is, it’s one of the simplest things you can do for your eyes and since you’re trying to look smoky, you can do it quick and not worry about precision.

What will you need?
– A dark and light brown eyeshadow.
A white/cream eyeshadow.
Black eyeliner (I prefer liquid).
– Mascara.
Brushes aren’t¬†necessary, but any blending brush would be helpful.

The Easy Directions:

1. Highlight your inner corner and brow bone with the light colour.
2. Blend lighter brown eyeshadow in from the outer corner of your eye.
3. Bring the same colour underneath your eye softly.
4. BLEND your harsh edges (aka smoke it out).
5. Work darker colour into your natural crease.
6. Bring that colour underneath your eye softly.
7. Line your eyes with a small wing. It’ll increase the depth of the smoke.
8. Highlight and blend back in.

Simple. Five minute smoky eye. Looks gorgeous on everyone. Obviously, the video above will assist you and also features music by the Audiovisuals. Must watch (in HD)!