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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Make Up Forever Flash Palette + Pop Art Inspired Make Up

Hey everyone,

Today was a beautiful sunny day in Melboune without all the rain, wind and clouds. Today was true to spring weather as it should be. :)

I have been heaps busy today, with school, work and preparing for school competition. I am entering 'Headmaster's Awards Night 2012' competition in hair and make up. 

Today I did a predone photographic hair and make up photoshoot for the competition. The wonderful model I worked with is Vanessa Joli. :) I create a beauty 'Pop Art' inspired look.

I mainly used my Make Up Forever (MUFE) Flash palette to create this look. I really love how handy this palette is as it is extremely versatile. You can use this palette as eyeshadow, blush, create your own foundation shade, shape your brows, and apply on lips. (Only some colours though.)

Ever since I bought this palette, I have been using it on every photoshoot I do. I bought my little palette from Makeup and; Glow. If you work in the beauty industry, you can apply for an industry discount and get 10% your order. Anyway, this is a MUST HAVE palette to have in your kit if you are a make up artist. It is perfect for photoshoots as the make up will only need to last for a few hours at most. Otherwise, it is not very long lasting as it is very emollient (lots of slip) unless you use it with Make up Forever Aqua Seal or equivalent, and some setting powder. Ben NYE neutral set powder is the longest lasting.

The colours in the palette are extremely pigmented. They go on smoothly, blends like a dream. You can ever make your own foundation by mixing some brown, white, yellow, red and peach and adjust it to your skin tone. If you are more cool toned, you can add a bit of blue. Either way, have a play around with it and you can mix up some pretty crazy colours.

I highly recommend this palette for all make up artists or make up lovers out there!

Now for some swatches and photos.

MUFE Flash Palette

MUFE Flash Palette
Swatches - From Left to Right : Gold, Coral, Turquoise, Fushcia, Yellow, Black, Silver, White, Red, Blue, Leaf Green, Brown.
See what I mean by highly pigmented? Even after removing the swatches with a make up wipe, you can still see the stain.
And now on to my Pop Art inspired look.


Model: Vanessa Joli

Front view with eyes closed.
Side view.
Front view with eyes open
I edited this photo to make it look more cartoon like. :)

Me and Vanessa.
 All photos are taken with my iPhone and have not been edited except for the second last photo which I stated has been edited.

To create the 'Pop Art' inspired look; I used the following:


Dermalogica Smoothing Cream
MUFE Microperfecting HD Primer
Graftobian HD foundation in Ingenuine
MUFE Aqua Liner in Black


Purple eyeshadow from the 'Something Bright' Yaby Palette
MUFE Aqua Liner in Black
Maybelline Mascara
False lashes
MUFE Flash Palette - Red for the dots


MUFE Aqua Liner in Black
MUFE Aqua Eye Pencil in White
OCC Lip Tar in Stalker

For hair, I just pinned up the fringe in a mini quiff, teased hair at the back and tied it up in a simple pony tail. Then I use a yellow temporary hair colour to colour the hair.

This look is so simple to create. It is quite time consuming to apply and also remove the make up. There were a few left over red dot stains on my model's skin, even after cleansing her face with cleanser and make up wipes. 

PS: Most of the make up I've used to create this look can be purchased from Makeup & Glow. 

Hope you enjoy this blog post. :)

Love and light,



  1. WOW what an amazing re-creation! just stumbled across your blog and i love it x

    à la foliee