Month: July 2011

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – Birds of Paradise (Now Closed)

Hello all my Gorgeous Artistes out there Welcome to the second instalment of our Monthly Make-up Artistry Competition. As usual, the rules are very simple. Each month we’ll set a different theme. All you have to do is interpret the theme however you like. It’s a creative competition so have fun with it! You can use adornments and costumes (if you’re brave).. heheh.. and of course.. Lashes! The makeup can either be done on yourself or on a model. We don’t mind. But they should be photographs you’ve taken yourself. We don’t allow any professionally photoshopped or airbrushed images. The competition is open to makeup artists based within the US, UK, Europe and Nigeria!! Photographs were initially submitted either through email to us or posted onto our group wall The competition was open for 2 weeks with all images being submitted by midnight tonight.  Public voting will be open for 24 hours closing at midnight Saturday 16th July 2011. The winner will be announced on Monday 18th July. VOTING You can either vote using the poll …

Brighten up…..

Hello sacred gods and goddesses, its been like ages…..well almost. So for those of you who stay in nigeria you should have heard of the famous “lagos flooding”. I know its supposed to be rainy season but really I can’t remeber the last time I saw the sun….. I woke up this morning and it was raining (Again!!!*roll eyes*)….so I pulled out my laptop and logged onto youtube where I was so inspired by a look by lilpumpkinpie05… and being that I’m a bright eye colour Junkie, I decided to recreate the look since the sun has refused to shine……:D

Video: Illamasqua – Mistress of the Night Tutorial

I was browsing through the Illamasqua website when I came across this tutorial. The first thing that struck me was “I’ve done that face before!”  – As a makeup artist you may not remember names but you definitely remember faces.. lol.   Especially beautiful faces. I love the look which has been created, it’s just the sort of thing i’d do.. in fact.. seems she just has the kind of face you want to draw on. LOL So enjoy the video.. and if you like, find Farina West on Facebook, she’s the lovely model featured (She was in Dr Sid’s “Something about you”). Byee!   (Farina and DJ Sose during a little play around session we had in the studio with Suby & Sinem Photographers 2009)

Illamasqua – Distinction in Makeup Artistry Awards 2011

Hey Guys! I’m so excited, just a quick post to let you know about one of my favourite brands Illamasqua’s latest initiative. If you’re a graduate or a student of makeup artistry and you think you have what it takes to enter the competition then don’t miss out on this amazing chance! *Siigh* one day the Sacred Creative Artistry Competition will rise to this kind of level.. but we won’t get ahead of ourselves just yet, we don’t have £5,000 to give away as a top prize.. but we do have makeup and lashes.. and that what you get … for now.. hehe.. (watch out for our end of year grand finale!!) Good luck, please do let me know if anyone does decide to apply! Mwwah    

Video: Fantasy Glitter Make-up Tutorial

I absolutely adore this look.  It’s a very simple way of creating a highly effective and dramatic look without too much fuss.  The main focal points really are the lashes and the accessories. (and of course you know where you get your lashes from *cough* Sacred *cough*) You can apply this same concept with different colours and different accessories to create your own unique look.  Great for photoshoots. Enjoy!!   For more looks check out Dope2111 on Youtube. She’s an amazing makeup artist.

Pro Make-up Discounts Available This Month OCC & Blush Cosmetics!

Hey Gorgeous Ones Just a quick post, because we love you too much and we also know how hard it is to build up your professional kits without spending a small fortune *eeek! Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics are offering 20% off all their range online to celebrate the 4th July!  The website is an american based on but they ship internationally 😉 For those of you who don’t know who they are.. where have you been?! Their “Lip Tar” is amazing and a firm favourite amongst pro make-up artists. While you’re on their website, you may as well also also apply for their professional membership discount scheme. Have fun!! Official Release Now through Monday, July 4th at 11:59PM Pacific Time all of OCC’s cosmetic products* are available for 20% OFF online, exclusively at OCCMAKEUP.COM! To redeem the discount, please follow these steps carefully: 1. Visit 2. Login with the following information: User Name: guest Password: 070411 3. Shop for OCC Products, as usual! 🙂 Please Note: You must log-in before adding any products to your …

Sacred Creative Artistry Competition: Birds of Paradise (July 2011)

Hello my Gorgeous Gods & Goddesses So the time has come for us to announce this month’s makeup competition theme!  We’re so excited because we have a very special theme.   We’re celebrating the launch of the new makeup range from Blush Cosmetics called: Birds of Paradise The collection draws on a vivid array of tropical colours and are perfect for spicing up your days and adding glamour to those long summer nights.   Sacred have paired up with Blush to release a limited edition of sumptuous artistic lashes which are exclusive to the Blush Store or available through mail order directly. Images from the collaborative photoshoot will soon be released but we can’t wait to see what you guys can come up with! We’ve posted some photos below for inspiration! As usual, you have two weeks from today’s date to submit your entry (15th July). However, this time judging will take place over ONE day either the Saturday or Sunday (we almost died of a heart attack last month from the suspense!).  One entry per makeup artist …