Monday, 31 October 2011

Product Breakdown: Alexandra Burke on XFactor

So as many of you will know, Alexandra Burke was called in as a guest judge on the very popular talent show over the weekend. The response has been quite interesting, many liking her and many not but I will say that she is a dream to work with and her face is perfect for working on. The response for her look I did on her over the weekend though has, thankfully, been overwhelming and positive! So let's have a breakdown of products used seeing as that was the most asked question to me on Twitter.
Face Prep: Vichy NormaDerm Micellar Solution, Sisley Floral Spray Mist, Pai Skincare Geranium & Thistle Moisturiser, Shiseido Pore Smoothing Corrector, SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R.

Face: Iman Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup, Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer, Armani Sheer Cream Blush in No. 6 ( to shade, warm and contour but sadly discontinued).
Eyes: Givenchy Magic Kajal, Eyeshadows (I used various shades of mustard, ochres, rusts, browns in my warm brown palette, pic below), MAC Carbon Shadow, Paris-Berlin Beige Pencil, YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in Deep Black, Liz Martins "Enhance" Lashes.
Eyebrows: SUQQU Balancing Eyebrow Palette No 2, Rust coloured eyeshadow, MAC Clear Browfix.
Cheeks: Armani Sheer Cream Blush in No. 6, Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Dare & Pop.
Lips: SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R, Iman Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup, YSL Lip Liner in Brown, Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L108 & L109.
Powder: Maybelline Fit Me Pressed Powder, Iman Perfect Response Oil Blotting Pressed Powder.

Candle: Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle, to tackle the nerves and stress of the dressing room! Trust me it works!

So? What does everyone think? I love the look obviously and think that it's very flattering and designed to enhance Alex's features. Thoughts and comments always welcome and I will be happy to discuss! I do apologise about not being able to give specifics for shadows. I've stuck all my pans down and cannot remember but here's a picture of the palette to show you the colours.

23 comments:

  1. Wow i had no idea you did this makeup, i think she looks fab. I love the cheek combo you used, gorgeous xx

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  2. I can totally see why she asked for you again! She is a beautiful woman and your work really brings that out, terrific as always! x

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  3. I thought she looked incredible on the show.

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  4. Wow, you did her make-up? That's fantastic! I loved her on the panel (even more so than Kelly I'm afraid), she was fierce and she said all the right things :)...and of course, loved her make-up :) xx

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing the breakdown. It's fascinating to see what you used having seen the overall look in my living room last night! As an aside, as soon as I saw Alexandra on Saturday and realised I hadn't seen you on Twitter that much, I wondered if you were there. I was excitedly blabbering on to my husband about it. I'm sure he thinks I'm a loon!! xx

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  6. You did an incredible job! I'd ask for you!

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  7. This is amazing! I am always wondering what celebritys are wearing and the fact you did her makeup im incredibly in awe right now. Thought she looked fabulous. Thank you very much for sharing!

    Liz
    http://www.aspirationsofglam.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  8. Beautiful make-up on such a beautiful person x

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  9. @nicoletta: Thanks! I love the cheek combo too! It's been designed to give glow, colour and dimension. x

    @Ihavemostlybeen: Ahh thanks lovely! I enjoy working with her and her beautiful face & nature makes it a joy everytime! X

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  10. @Claire McDonnell: Thanks Claire, glad you approve x

    @Bettina@BeautySwot: Thanks! I think so too! Lol. x

    @ArtDonatella: I thought so too! I don't watch the show but everything she said was what she felt and not because she got told to say it. At the end of the day I think she is a fabulous person to work with. x

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  11. @Modesty Brown: You're very welcome Jane, I am glad you enjoyed it. I wished I could show the step by step but it's not that easy to word and every harder to explain. Your poor husband! Lol. Thanks for the comment x

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  12. @Jamilla Camel: Thanks hon, that's very sweet of you to say! xx

    @AspirationsOfGlam: You're very welcome and am glad you liked the look. Thanks for the comment x

    @louise: Thanks so much! She really is inside and out. x

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  13. Like a said on tweeter... its just "creamy" "like caramel" in my eyes. Simple beauty that is understated and very elegant! Gorgeous work!

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  14. Just phenomenal, as someone taking my first steps into the world of make up artistry - your work fascinates and inspires me x

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  15. @Christy: Thanks my lovely friend across the pond who I hope to meet one day! Thank you so much for your comment! xx

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  16. @Kitty Read: Thanks Kitty, you're very kind, I wish you all the best and keep at it, it really is a wonderful industry to be part of. X

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  17. Hi, thanks so much for posting. I read it via my phone yesterday put couldn't post comment, my phone issue I'm sure. But wanted you to know I was here, you know I just loved your work on Alex, beautiful looks and perfect colours for her skin tone. Love the eyeshadows, now I can see them I have some similar in my collection :-) recreating is quite another thing! but inspiring all the same. Thanks so much for going to the trouble of posting and putting up with my badgering you on twitter! Diane

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  18. I love that she looked so classic and naturally stunning. I just love how you did her eyes. x

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  19. @dianeuk01: You're very welcome and thank you for making the effort to comment! x

    @@Rebecca: Thanks hon! That's very sweet of you to comment! x

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  20. She looked stunning Kenneth, good job as usual.

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  21. @Dil: Thanks Dil, that's very sweet of you x

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  22. This is amazing work. I am so glad I just stumbled on to your site. I remember thinking that evening how stunning she looked. I am of a similar complexion to Alex, and I was wondering what shade foundations you used for her please? x

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