How To Create The Perfect Lip

Feeling festive & what better way to get into the Christmas spirit then a red lip tutorial !
In this tutorial I give tips that will help your lipstick stay put all night long , even if your kissing someone underneath the mistletoe ... (that was cringe... sorry) .

Products Used :

Lip pencil : Primark Lip Pencil


Step 1 : Lip Scrub - You can make your own with honey & brown sugar or oil olive & brown sugar . You can also buy them in Penneys & Lush . Put it on your lips & give them a scrub , then let it sit for a minute before removing it with a damp cloth . It will remove all the dead skin on your lips .

Step 2 : Lip Balm - Apply lip balm to moisturise your lips .

Step 3 : Apply a lipstick of your choice .

Step 4 : I then applied a lip pencil a few shades darker to create a subtle ombre effect .

Step 5 : Conceal around the lips to define them .

Step 6 : Set the concealer in place with powder .

Step 7 : Rip some tissue so its nice & thin , set it on top of your lips & powder . This will make the lips look matte .

Step 8 : Highlight the inner part of your lips to make your lips appear fuller .

Step 9 : Blot your lips so the lipstick doesn't get on your teeth .

Watch In HD / Subscribe /See More Video's : Here  .

Hope you all enjoyed this weeks video , Its hard to believe Christmas day will be over this time next week ! Hope you all have a good one spent with loved ones.

Thanks for reading/watching .
Alannah x

Confessions Of A Beauty Guru Tag

I really don't want my YouTube channel to be all Make up Tutorials , so instead here's a video of me answering beauty/Youtube related questions . I found these questions on Nikki Tutorials blog and its called the 'Confessions Of A Beauty Guru Tag' . There is 14 questions all together. I really enjoyed doing a more relaxed style video that just involves me talking to the camera. I forgot to take a thumbnail picture for the video so the picture up above is a completely different day , just in case anyone was wondering  why I have straight hair in the video & curly hair in the picture haha .

You can watch the video in HD or Subscribe to my YouTube Channel by clicking : 'Here' .

1. How many hours a week do you spend filming/ editing videos?
2. Are you a spender or a saver?
3. When is it easiest for you to film?
4. What makes talking in front of the camera comfortable for you?
5. What’s your worst makeup/ hair habit?
6. One quote that you wish the world would live by?
7. How long do you spend getting ready everyday?
8. Your favourite video on Youtube?
9. A Youtuber that you watch who deserves more views/ subscribers than they have?
10.One thing your excited about in the upcoming year?
11. Your most awkward filming moment?
12. How long does it take you to prep for a video?
13. Are you wearing pants(jeans/skirt) right now or are you actually wearing pyjama bottoms?
14. What are you most proud of in your life?

Thanks for reading/watching .
Alannah x

Gold Glitter Smokey Eye | Make Up Tutorial

Its the busiest month of the year for a make up artist , between staff nights out , new years , boxing day  , 12 pubs & weddings its a very busy month . This make up look would be perfect for a night out over Christmas , its a nice dramatic gold glitter smokey eye . I prefer this look with a nude lip ( my favourite lip colour) but you could pair it up with a red or even plum lipstick if your feeling brave .
I hope my tutorials help anyone who forgot to book a make up artist on time or who is trying to do there make up themselves for any of these nights out .

Watch in HD : click here .

I was inspired by Arabic eye make up with the winged eyeliner , they drag the eyeliner downwards in the inner tear duct , elongating the eye . If you have close set eyes , I would avoid doing this because it can make your eyes look even closer together . Instead I would just brighten up the area making your eyes look further apart by using a cream or white eyeshadow .

Products Used

Eyelid primer : Mac Paint Pot - Soft Ochre
Orange Eyeshadow : Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - Realgar
Brown Eyeshadow : Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - Cyprus Umber
Black Eyeshadow : Sleek Makeup - Oh So Special Palette
Gold Eyeshadow : Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette - Primavera
Glitter Glue : Penneys/Primark
Gold Glitter : Penneys/Primark (Glue & Glitter came in a set with two other glitters in Blue & Pink)
Liquid Eyeliner : Wet n Wild H2O Proof Liquid Liner- Ultra Black
Eyeliner Pencil : Mac Eyeliner Pencil - Coffee
Mascara : Maybelline Mascara - Falsies Flared - Black
Eyelashes : Poundland
Eyelash Glue : Duo Glue - Clear

I uploaded on YouTube every week this month ! I hope to keep it up , you can check out my YouTube channel by clicking here .

Thanks for watching/reading .
Alannah x


One of my biggest & first inspirations in Makeup , Lisa Eldridge . She was the make up artist on the TV show 10 years younger  , has an amazing YouTube channel & Blog , countless celebrities clients & is global creative director of Lancôme . She has previously lived & worked in Paris , New York , LA & now lives in London . Might I add she has a family as well as achieving all this . Such a hard working human being . That's something I really admire in all the Make up Artist's I'm mentioning in these Make up Muse Blog posts .

With her YouTube channel she has a really good way of explaining things in a simple manner . Also if she says a products good , I trust her opinion and would buy it . She has over 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube . Her regular celebrity clients include Kate Winslet , Rosie Huntington Whitley , Keira Knightley , Kate Moss ,Lilly Collins & many many more. Kate Winslet seems to be one of her very loyal clients .She has her work on magazines like ELLE , VOGUE , ALLURE, HARPER BAZZAR & has worked with many famous photographers & designers  .

She has previously held creative directorships, ambassadorial and developmental roles for leading brands including Chanel, Shiseido and Boots No7.  She is currently global creative director of Lancôme, working on product development , social media strategies & advertising campaigns .

Lisa published her first book 'Face Paint : The Story of Make up' last year . The book about the history of make up & is a New York Times bestseller . What an achievement ! Along with her make up artistry skills she has a great knowledge of social media .

Hope you all are enjoying these Make up Muse blogposts as much as I enjoy writing them .
Thanks for reading .
Alannah x


My beautiful friend Linda let me do her make up & video it for a tutorial this week .I will hopefully lure some more people into my videos as models as its nice to see a different face & not just my face all the time haha .This wasn't actually a planned video but she had very little time for me to do her make up so I pressed record on the camera & worked away . Quick & easy make up look .

 I created a smokey eye , defined brows , warm glow & a mauve lip . As you can see from the pictures I applied a foundation a few shades  darker then  her skin because she was telling me she was going to be putting on some fake tan when she got home . Most clients I apply make up on usually have tan on our are going to put tan on after I do there make up .

 Orange eyeshadow works really well making blue eye stand out . So If you have blue eyes and never tried orange eyeshadow , please do it looks amazing ! This was fun to film & we had lots of laughs throughout .  Ill definitely have Linda in another video in the future demonstrating a different look .

                                                        To Watch In HD : Click Here .

Product List

Moisturiser : Lacura - Day Cream
Concealer : Kiko Highlighting Pencil (sadly discontinued)

Pencil Eyeliner : MUD - Black Eye Pencil

Lipstick : Bourjois Lipstick in

Thanks For Reading/Watching .
Alannah x