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Author: Alice Martin

8 Jan

Angelina Jolie Makeup look

Our look today is inspired by one of Hollywoods most iconic and beautiful woman Angelina Jolie. Angelina has a very unique look, her lips are almost as famous as her. Angelina, once bullied and teased about the size of her lips, turned this into her defining feature. She keeps her make up looking natural and she is hardly ever seen without her eyeliner and mascara. Angelina has her make up mostly focused on her eyes and keeps her eyeshadows neutral & similar to her skin tone. Her eyeliner is always done in a 'cat eye' shape to enhance her eye shape further. As her eyes are round, this elongates them to make them appear wider too. On her lips Angelina's make up artist...
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3 Nov

Grunge makeup Tutorial with Mo

Although grunge style is synonymous with the '90s, it is still a look that can be translated into every day life.  90’s makeup is back and is more wearable now than ever. Who couldn’t love the 90’s, Johnny Depp and Kate Moss were still a couple. Drew Barrymore was killing the whole fashion thing and Courtney Love was rocking the smudged, I just rolled (literally) out of bed look.   Women like Helena Bonham Carter and the Olsen twins carry a certain mystique about them. They are dark, mysterious and yet beautiful at the same time. Forget about perfect flicks, original grunge is where its at. We thought we’d do a quick grunge inspired makeup look for you on our beautiful model Mo. Watch...
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28 Oct

Mad Max 5 Wives

In the movie Mad Max the character Immortan Joe has five wives whom he has hand picked for breeding.  The women are beautiful with no mutations and are considered princesses of the post apocalyptic world that they now live in. We decided to re create one of the five wives named 'The Dag'.  Similar to our Khaleesi look this character is quite easy to do.  If you have a few halloween parties this year and don't have time to put together another elaborate outfit then this one is perfect for you.   All you need to do is recycle your khaleesi wig and buy some cheese cloth. For the wig all we did was remove the braids and positions strands of hair...
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27 Oct

Khaleesi Makeup Tutorial

Here at the Beauty Brief we are a little bit obsessed with Game of Thrones and decided it was about time we jumped on the bandwagon to create our very own Khaleesi (Daenery's Targaryen) inspired makeup look. With her glowing radiant skin and her long ice white hair, Deanery's Targaryen has become somewhat of a beauty icon. This is a really quick and easy makeup look to recreate as so far Khaleesi's makeup doesn't change much throughout the seasons and remains soft and natural.  If you decide to wear the Dothraki outfit then just dirty the makeup up a little. Wig- Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Princess-Beige-Blonde-Costume-Cosplay/dp/B00WIL20X4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475146459&sr=8-1&keywords=khaleesi+wig Outfit Model-Victoria's Makeup Eyes- Any soft browns or terracotta tones are perfect for the eyes.  Keep the shadow soft and blown out.  Don't allow for any...
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4 Oct

Harley Quinn Makeup Tutorial

Halloween season (also known as All Hallows' Eve) is officially upon us and its time for pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, dressing up and trick or treating!  We thought we would dress up and show you guys how to recreate some of this years popular themes starting with Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. We wanted to keep the character as authentic as possible and made everything ourselves, from the costume to the makeup.  This was such a fun look to recreate.  What made it even better was our amazing model for the day Victoria who totally Kicked Ass at being the infamous Harley Quinn. Watch our video if you want to recreate this look. I will link everything we used below. Outfit Wig- Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tsnomore-Suicide-Harley-Bunches-Cosplay/dp/B01GPTB5S0/ref=sr_1_1_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1475143783&sr=1-1&keywords=harley+quinn+wig Top- DIY Gun/holster- Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004ZPGQ0O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000OZF4AW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Choker-...
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9 Sep

Soft Glam Makeup Look

I have finally plucked up the courage to bare all for my very first makeup tutorial, freckles and all.  This is a look that I have been wearing a lot recently and would describe it as a soft glam look.  Just the right amount of glam for anyone not wanting to go too full on.  If you would like to see how I created this look then check out my video. I'll link all the products used below.     Foundation http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_123076000499_-1 Concealer http://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/n/nars/radiant-creamy-concealer-MUS300023892.html Brows https://www.cultbeauty.co.uk/anastasia-beverly-hills-brow-wiz.html Eyes http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13840/1573/Products/Makeup/Eyes/Shadow/Pro-Longwear-Paint-Pot#/shade/Painterly http://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/l/laura-mercier/baked-eyeshadow-MUK200006873.html http://www.feelunique.com/p/Rimmel-Volume-Flash-X10-Mascara-22g?option=32063&gclid=Cj0KEQjw6am-BRCTk4WZhLfd4-oBEiQA3ydA3qLnqFA8W9Bhn0NjxRTZpFzlN3pR1fMphNgxDZPOEPMaAucY8P8HAQ&gclsrc=aw.ds Liner http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-Scandaleyes-Waterproof-Gel-Liner_1450812/ Face http://www.marksandspencer.com/bronzer-bronzed-beauty/p/p22445339?image=SD_07_T22_5235_VK_X_EC_0&color=BRONZEDBEAUTY&prevPage=plp http://www.soapandglory.com/makeup/face/blusher-bronzer/peach-partytm https://www.benefitcosmetics.com/uk/en-gb/product/watts-up-cream-highlighter Lips http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13852/340/Products/Makeup/Lips/Lip-Pencil/Lip-Pencil#/shade/Plum http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/product/13854/310/Products/Makeup/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick#/shade/Twig   Alice xox    ...
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5 Sep

August Favourites

Clare and I finally filmed an August favourites for you all. It's been a while since we have sat down together so it was nice to find out what we've both been loving this month. So the final month of summer has said goodbye for another year *sad face*.  Liberty's Christmas shop is now open for business *shocked face* and Autumn has officially begun.  I feel it is still a bit premature to crack out the Christmas PJ's and whip up a batch of mulled wine but non the less I'm ready to pack away my sandals.  After all we are in Scotland, summer doesn't linger for long. Alice Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation http://www.international.boots.com/en/Rimmel-Wake-Me-Up-Concealer_1253837/ This product has been a staple for me this summer...
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10 Aug

Holiday Essentials

Hey guys, In less then two weeks I jet off to sunny Majorca and it can't come quick enough.  I don't think I've ever made as many orders (and returns) to ASOS as I have in the last month.  I've purchased so much that its become a running joke in my house that I must be their best and worst customer. It's been a while since we went on a beach type holiday so my summer wardrobe has been lacking somewhat (that's my excuse anyway).  And yes, we do get summers here in Scotland but lets face it i've not required a pair of shorts for a few years now.  That being said i've enjoyed trailing the world of online shopping searching...
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3 Aug

July Favourites’

Hey guys, so its now the end of July and I thought I would film a quick favourites video.  I still can't believe how much of a wash out it has been again this summer.  Although as I write this the sun has decided to make a brief appearance.  It rains in Scotland 12 months of the year so it's hard to get excited about summer.  However on a positive note I head on holiday soon YAY! So starts the steady flow of purchases and returns to ASOS. If my freckles join up I may even get a bit of colour. Watch this space. Watch my video to see what I have been loving this July and don't forget to follow us...
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29 Jul

Get Ready with me

Hey guys, So I thought I would film a very quick 'get ready with me' video.  I tend to try and keep my morning routine as quick as I can.  Generally I'll throw my hair up in a pony tail or if I'm feeling adventurous give my hair a soft wave with my hair tongs. My hair is really soft so doesn't always hold a curl.  Through trial and error I find the best thing for me to use is my GDH tongs and prefer them to straighteners.  My tongs have a clamp on them but I prefer to just wrap my hair around the barrel.  For the most part I curl my hair away from my face with the odd section...
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