Wednesday, 25 January 2017

MUA Spotlight - Alannah Carson

With another very exciting competition pending in the next few days (keep your eyes glued to our Insta @blusho!), we thought it would be a fab idea to catch up with our last competition winner Alannah Carson, who won a shopping spree at Beauty Bay, thanks to her gorgeous grunge glam entry into our Halloween competition! 

Alannah, congratulations on winning our last competition! We LOVED your colourful take on the trend, where did you get your inspiration?

Thank you! I was inspired by a photo of Marilyn Manson that I saw of him wearing a similar look but with blue. I decided to change it up with pink instead and add some glitter. I love wearing a bold eye and lip. I don't believe in the "eyes or lips" rule!

Marilyn Manson

·      What do you plan on buying on your Beauty Bay shopping spree?

I'm really excited to try some more cruelty free brands. I went for Jeffree Star, ABH, Illamasqua and Sigma. I couldn't resist the Jeffree Star Skin Frosts as they look unreal and I've also had my eye on the Sigma Brush Cleaning Glove for a while now.

                                    Jeffree Star Skin Frost (£25.50)                                           Sigma Beauty Spa 
                                                                                                               2X Brush Cleaning Glove (£29.50)

How long have you been doing makeup and how did you get started?

I've only been doing makeup for a year and a half. I've always loved makeup but never imagined it turning into my career. I'm a really creative person and working in a bar just wasn't enough for me, I had to be doing something more fulfilling. So I just went for it. I haven't been to college, I'm self taught. I just began working on counter and started my Instagram. Best decision I ever made. 

Which makeup artists do you admire/give you the most inspiration?

All the guys that work for Urban Decay up and down the country are incredible, they inspire me so much! The MUA on Instagram I love the most has to be @dominiqueldr she is so awesome! 

What are your favourite types of looks to create?

My personal style has always been more on the alternative side. So naturally I love doing dark vampy looks. I always try and challenge myself to do something different, I think it's important to do that in order to grow as an artist.

If you could have your own makeup done by one MUA who would it be and why?

 I would definitely pick my good friend Vicky Henry @vickym0n she is the most amazing MUA I know and completely gets my style! I fully trust her to paint my face! Haha!

What makeup product could you not live without?

 It would have to be the Eden Primer Potion from Urban Decay. It's just everything! It's such a versatile product and can be used in so many different ways. That's one of the main products that helped me take my makeup skills to a higher level for sure! If you don't own it already, you should!

What would be your number one makeup tip?

Don't stress! If you make a mistake there's always concealer. Concealer is literally my answer to everything and blend blend blend foreverrrr! Haha.

For more of Alannah's gorgeous looks and creations make sure to follow her on Instagram (@alannnaahh), we're obsessed!

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