MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Book Review: Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen a preview of this new beauty book (it was released in October by Jacqui Small) – Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous.

I wanted to put up this feature before Christmas, as it may be a book to consider as a present for a girl who loves her glamorous looks.  And this book is all about glamour, a lot of false lashes, smoky eyes and red lips.

Of course, such book could only be pink, the perfect choice to fit the content.

Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous book cover

So what is inside?

Gary starts with telling his story ( he is a celebrity make-up artist and has been working in the industry for 15+ years), and his view on makeup, which was interesting to read. I personally liked that he is self-taught and doesn’t believe in “makeup rules”.

Next we get  some basic tips on skincare and just some general suggestions which a lot of girls will find useful. The make-up artist then covers all the basics from matching your foundation, applying concealer and powder to the new trend which is contouring.  Everything is covered, and it is a great guide even for the beginners.

Gary Cockerill Simply Glamorous favourite look black lips and eyesThis is my personal favourite look from the book

There are the same chapters about eyes and lips, too. They explain everything pretty well: from textures to the application techniques.  How to groom your eye brows, how to apply eye liner, different lip products textures, all of it basically. All the

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I was away for ten days visiting my family and friends and I did not use Internet or my phone 95% of the time. It was the best decision ever, as I could truly enjoy the holidays and now I am back to work/blog/life well rested and motivated.

I was catching up on some blogs  I follow and loved reading “The Best of 2012” features, I should definitely post it myself. But in the meanwhile, here are the makeup products I had with me, and some of them are my all time favourites actually.

Face

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 which I took in a small pot helped my skin to look flawless,  I’ve also had my trusted Touche  Eclat  by YSL with me, as well, as Jouer’s Age Repairing Concealer in 3 Cameo.

BECCA’s  Cream Blush in Amaryllis is my all time favourite, so I had to have it to  bring the “life” to my face. Benefit’s High Beam in mini size also helped a lot.

Sienna X’s  Cream To Powder Bronzer & Illuminator is a product I haven’t featured before but I do like it a lot and will definitely post about it soon.

Eyes

First of all, I had my Benefit’s eye brow pencil, as I am never without it. Anastasia’s Genius Top Coat and three of my all time favourite eye shadows: Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Bejewelled Skylark, Daniel Sandler Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Lava and

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I have been really loving the Gucci makeup from the last several years, it is definitely among my favourite looks.

Classic red lip with beautifully groomed eye brows and minimum eye makeup at SS 2011, dark berry  matte lip with clumpy eye lashes at  AW11.

Super intense glossy smoky eyes, bleached eye brows  and perfect contouring  at  SS12 or bleached eye brows, minimum mascara and glossy berry mouth at AW12.

For SS 2013 Pat created a look with a perfectly glowing skin with beautiful highlighter,  nude lips, soft brown eye shadows and two pairs of false lashes.

I personally can’t wait to see AW13 makeup look.

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Urban Decay Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

I have to say that I really like this new Urban Decay Fall collection. I am sure that fans of the brand are very excited about it.

The most exciting item is the 15th Anniversary eye shadow palette ($55) of course. It’s in a beautiful gunmetal box with a purple UD logo on top.  All 15 shades are new and exclusive:

Deeper (deep shimmery golden brown), M.I.A. (soft shimmery dark brown), Ace (dark gunmetal shimmer), Blackout (darkest, most saturated black), Half Truth (shimmery smoky purple), Tainted (pale matte purple with golden shimmer), Junkshow (bright pink w/fuchsia shift), Omen (shimmery metallic bright purple w/blue shift), Evidence (deep metallic blue), Deep End (bright teal shimmer), Midnight Rodeo (medium metallic brown w/silver and gold glitter), Midnight 15 (oyster pearl w/silver glitter), Vanilla (shimmery white gold), Flow (soft peach shimmer), Chase (metallic bright bronze)

24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eye Liners, $18

  1. Bobby Dazzle: white silver w/iridescent sparkle
  2. Demolition: deep matte brown
  3. El Dorado: yellow gold w/gold sparkle
  4. Perversion: carbon black
  5. Radium: bright blue w/silver sparkle
  6. Retrograde: dark purple w/purple sparkle
  7. Revolver: dark grey w/iridescent sparkle
  8. Sabbath: deep matte navy
  9. Siren: teal w/blue shift
  10. Smog: deep brown w/golden shimmer & iridescent sparkle
  11. Woodstock: hot pink w/iridescent sparkle

Urbanbrow Styling

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Ardell Fright Night Lashes Collection

I LOVE false eye lashes so I was happy to see the new Fright Night collection by Ardell.

There are 6 different eye lashes

  • Ardell Fright Night Cleopatra Lashes
  • Ardell Fright Night Dark Angel Lashes

  • Ardell Fright Night Enchantress Lashes
  • Ardell Fright Night Fairy
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