Make-up sketch types.Figuring out your make-up design. Sketching your make-up design. Tips and techniques.

I have had a few questions about how I figure out my designs and sketch them. So here's the two-part video/tutorial (2 videos) talking about it and showing how to do it yourself, not using already premade face charts.

So, here's the two videos. Now I am going to sleep because I have a long day ahead tomorrow. Exited to shoot some ''cool'' make-ups. :P)) hehe


Festive Christmas New Years make-up tutorial / Gold and black metallic look

I forgot to post the newest look that I've done.... aaaahh.. silly me.. :D
I am very exited for this holiday season and I just wanted to create a very festive make-up look that reminds me best of Christmas and New Years ;) Hope you enjoy.


Kiwie Get stoned photoshoot+video

Last week I did make-up and hair for this photoshoot for a t-shirt by KIWIE, a street artist 

Me behind the scenes doing make-up. It was SOO Hard, because it was very cold and I didn't have a proper place to place my kit :P

In the end it all went well and I am very happy with the end result ;)
Oh, and here's the promotion video:

Credits and description:
As Christmas is coming fast, we tracked down Santa and stole a bag full of stoned shirts.. And all other goodies. So feel free to get this stuff herehttp://thekiwie.com/GET-STONED till the start of year 2013.
If this site doesn't work.. Santa found us and we're in deep shit right now. 

Photoshoot By Julia Prohorenkova Photography
Models @Agneshka Rutkovska & Мишка Рыжий
Make-Up & Hair - http://www.kristianazaula.com/


Inglot AMC eyeliner gel #79 review

Inglot - Gel Eyeliner #79 - http://go.magik.ly/r/kristianathe/9488/

So I went to Baltic Beauty exibition November 2nd. It was very interesting, but my main reason was to purchase some INGLOT stuff ( a polish brand ) for 40% off the original price, as I only had 3 of their products before - 2 eyeshadows and 1 eyeshadow pigment. I am going to show you this gel liner as this is one of my favourite purchases.

I picked up shade #79, which is a bright cool toned classic red. I don't have a gel eyeliner in shade like this in my collection, as I would always use mixing medium to achieve it.

The top was sealed with protective sheet.

The consitency reminds me more like a cream or a mouse type of thing. At one point, applied right, it could be a very staining lipstick or even a blush (they also have pinks).
But of course you have to consider safety if they're even meant for other places. 
Color diversity (formulation is the same for everyone)

 So for this look I used my Charles Fox small eyeliner brush. As you see it doesn't bleed at all and is very vibrant, though i had to put two layers, as it is a bit sheer.. but the finish is very beautiful and matt.

(Inglot #323 eyeshadow on the lid)

It is quite smudge proof. To get it like this (first picture) i really rubbed my finger hard against my hand. And it comes off like tiny grains.
 In the second picture i put it under the water and it really went nowhere. I tried again to smudge it very hard, just then it started to come off.

Intricate design created with Inglot AMC gel eyeliner #79

Overall: Amazing eyeliner for amazing price, definitely will purchase more colors some day. Diversity of uses - can be used as a base for eyeshadows, i will try to use it as a staining lipstick or blush.
 Longetivity - Only will go somewhere if you smudge it really hard, will crumble. 4/5
Texture - Mouse, cream type, doesn't remind me of a gel. Amazing color payoff. 5/5
Blendability, appliance - Had to put two layers of this. Dries in less than 5 minutes. Applies very smoothly. 4/5
Packaging - Very simple, sleek, nice packaging. I liked that it had a protective seal. 5/5
Price - I got it for 8-9$ for 0.19 oz, in USA it costs 12$ for 0.19 oz, in Poland price is very cheap. (different prices everywhere)


MUFE Black tango contest

So I just got back from London from Illamasqua's Distinction Awards contest, but actually I participated on another contest here in Latvia - I participated in Make up forever contest, which was based on the new Black Tango Autumn/Winter 2012 collection . Unfortunately I didn't win but I still had a good time and a nice experience with this. ;)

Picture of the full character .

Photo of me and the model taken by Laura Valuta.

The winning look, which I loved very much ;)


Illamasqua Distinction awards

Please, vote for my competition entry to Illamasqua contest!! My life depends on it! It means a lot to me ;)



Fall trends 2012 inspiration make-up

I recently played around with colors and techniques inspired by 2012 Fall make-up and fashion trends. I really love this season's mulberry mouths and wide range of  bordeaux and plum colors. I created two looks - First one is very sophisticated and mysterious look with fresh and dewy skin, as in this season it's all about the freshness and natural radiance of it. I accentuated my freckles even more.

Second look is more graphic.Thick full eyebrows and mesmerizing multi-colored touch of shadows make this and exellent dramatic fashion fantasy eye make-up. 

Inspirations :

Mesmerizing multi-toned eyes

Mulberry mouths and fresh dewy skin

Strong defined or whispy brows.

Bridal make-up Sept 2012


Amazing news!

I just checked my e-mail and I am so amazed!! I have been picked out from hundreds of talented people to participate in Illamasqua's Distinction Awards in Make-up Artistry. Going to be judged by amazing artists like Alex Box and Pixiwoo sisters, it's just unbelievable!! I am freaked out right now. :D


Chocolate swirls in a cocktail look

This look is inspired by  Shu uemura 135th autumn / winter 2012 mode make-up collection called Chocolat-donna. If you have makeupbee.com account, please like my look :))

*the inspiration

Not my nails, but I just love this gradient design/colors. Going to try something like this soon.