My 9 Favourite Makeup Artists

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Today I wanted to share a collection of my current favourite makeup artists. With my 100 Days of Makeup Challenge only a week and a half away (just saying that freaks me out!) I wanted to share the artists that are really inspiring me at the moment. I hope that you enjoy, and if you find someone you don’t know in this collection, make sure you give them a follow!

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My Experience Working On a Beauty Counter

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Today I wanted to talk a little bit about my experience working on a beauty counter! It is a real dream come true for a lot of beauty lovers to be on the other end of the makeup counter and so I wanted to talk about my experience for those curious about what goes into working with makeup. I really hope that you enjoy!

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Easter Week: Outfits

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My final post for Easter Week is some outfit inspiration! You all know I love making my little Polyvore outfits because they’re cute and easy. I’m no stylist but I do know what I’d like to wear this Easter so I’ve created two outfits to wear this Easter! I definitely took inspiration from the Northern Hemisphere season because I definitely think it fits with the imagery we see for Spring, so I hope that Southern Hemisphere dwellers don’t feel left out! We just have backwards weather, blame the sun, not me.

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Easter Week: MOTD

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Today I wanted to share a little look that I did inspired by Easter! It reminds me a lot of how I used to do my makeup and it felt a bit like a blast from the past wearing it, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wanted to wear pastels and bright colours because nothing screams Easter quite like that. It is autumn in Australia so the colours are a bit off trend at the moment but makeup is makeup and you can wear it whenever, there are no rules. Now that I’ve sufficiently gone on a tangent, let me share my Easter look with you and hopefully give you a little bit of inspiration for your own looks this week!

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Easter Week: Decorating

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I love Easter, despite the fact that in the southern hemisphere, it is meant to be celebrated in the second half of the year, but I digress. I love that everyone has another excuse to spend time with their family and eat food. Being that my name is Pastelsparkles, I also really love that pastels are a big part of this time of year. I feel quite in my element among the mints, lilacs, and pale pinks. I wanted to share a little bit about how I plan to decorate my life for this holiday, and hopefully it’ll serve as a bit of inspiration if you’re feeling like you need a bit of Easter in your every day.

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How To SFX: Creating Gooey Burned Skin

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One of my most popular looks from last year’s 100 Days of Makeup Challenge was my Cordelia Foxx makeup look for my American Horror Story Week. I wanted to share how I achieved the look because it was pretty easy and pretty effective. I’m preparing for my next attempt at the 100 Days of Makeup Challenge so I thought it was a good time to revisit some of my past looks and explain how I achieved them. I do want to say I’m no makeup artist, I’m not a professional. I just like playing with makeup. With that said, I hope that you enjoy the post!

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