Thursday, March 29, 2012

OOTD/ England haul part 3!!

Hey Guys!

Hope you're enjoying these posts!!! This is my third installment to the OOTD/ England Haul posts!!


Martina xoxo

o.b.o The Fabulous Team!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Fabulous Team at Runway Malta: The New Designers Fashionclash competition

Hi Guys!

Today we are going to share with you inside looks at Make Up designs of the New Designers Fashion clash competition!

As you know from our previous post the Fabulous Karen Schembri Grima designed and applied the make up for these up and coming designers!

First off, check out this video show casing the make up of each designer on the runway!(kindly click on the link ;))
Ewa Nowacka

The make up designed for Ewa Nowacka's collection was very subtle and natural.

Karen designed the following Make Up look for the designer's collection.

Light foundation was used on the models to give that porcelain/ natural look to match the fantasy feel the collection had.

The cheek bones were accented with a very light blush (by Illamasqua), a shade which in our opinion complemented the collection beautifully!

The eye make up was kept very natural therefore, beige eye shadow was used to highlight the brow and on the eyelids whilst a brown eyeliner set with a brown eye shadow was used to line the eyes.
Brows and eye lashes were concealed with concealer.

The lips were portraying one of Spring's make up trends that is Wine stained lips! (To get the same lip effect, Karen used Vaseline, Bourjous No. 18 and lipgloss)

Since Ewa's collection was fantasy- inspired, models had this white paint applied to their hand, unfortunately we do not have it recorded.

This is one of the pictures that we have taken of one of the model's who has a mask over her eyes.

Enrique Tabone

Enrique Tabone's collection was very elegant with bold pieces and the make up and hair were very bold to match this collection.

Unfortunately we do not have any photos of the make up designs.

The look was very bronzed, which is also one of Spring's Make Up trends, models sported a sun-kissed face, where cheek bones were contoured to create lovely hollow cheeks.

Another Spring trend which was also featured in Enrique Tabone's collection is the winged eyeliner. A heavy black winged eyeliner was used on the models' eyes which was lined all over the eye ending at a point at the inner corner of the eye.

Lips were kept natural with a nudeish brown lipstick.

This particular model seen below had her hair teased and styled in a trendy messy up do.

Nicole Cuschieri

Nicole Cuschieri's collection was the most interesting since each design had their own make up entitled to them!

The Thorned Model

This Make up was very subtle since the main focus was the head piece the model was wearing. This design was called the Thorned model since she had her hands tied in "thorns".

Pale foundation was used on the face and set with powder whilst no blush was used on the face.

The eyes were very light, whereby a light eye shadow was applied to keep that subtle look. Eyebrows were enhanced with powder and eye lashes were covered with a light eye shadow by derma. 

Lips were natural since no lipstick was applied on the model.

Red Flowered Dress

A light foundations was used on the face which was set with powder whilst the cheeks were brushed with a light peach blush by Phas.

No eye make up was used especially since the model had square glasses on.

The lips were spotting once again one of Spring's biggest make up trends... Red Lips, Karen used Bourjous no. 19- Carmen.

The Caged Dress

This make up design is the most elaborate of all the make up designs! The face had a pale foundation all over, however, it was contoured with a dark foundation/concealer to accent the cheek bones.

Eyes were also contoured therefore, a light eye shadow applied on the eye lid and to highlight the brow. The crease was contoured with a dark concealer. Brows and Lashes were also concealed with concealer.

Lips were sporting a Blood Red colour which was Bourjous No. 19- Carmen.

Geneva Corlett

This collection didn't have much make up except for a flawless face and a corally lip applied to the models since two of the models had glasses on.

The hair was sleeked back in a neat bun as shown below

One of the models had a very deep black smoky eye together with a flawless face.

 Celeste (Martina Spiteri)

Celeste's make up designs consisted of Blue smoky eyes (light blue and a darker blue for the two blue dresses) whilst the model wearing the purple and yellow ensemble had a golden/yellow eye shadow with hints of purple whilst lips and cheeks were kept very natural.

The hair design for this collection was absolutely stunning! It was a lovely braid up do which reminded me of the Edwardian era.

Hope you enjoyed this post!!

A BIG thank you to Karen for providing us with her Make Up Designs!

The Fabulous Team xoxo

OOTD/ England haul part 2!!

Hi Guys,

So this is the second installment of the OOTD/ England Haul!!! I hope you enjoy!!

Martina xoxo

o.b.o The Fabulous Team!

Monday, March 26, 2012

OOTD/ England haul part 4 + FOTD!!

Hi Guys!!

Part 4 of my OOTD/ England haul and a FOTD! Finally a big one!! :-D

Check out the video below and I have some photos too!!


England Haul:
Purple (Dorothy Perkins) Angel Wings top
Primark Mint Trousers
Mataland White Bag
Primark Scarf Watch
Primark Bangles
Primark Earrings
(not shown): Primark Aquamarine seamless tank top

Accessorize Long Heart Necklace
Accessorize Diamond Flower Shaped Ring
Accessorize Love Ring
New Look Shoes



Make Up Forever HD Foundation
e.l.f Studio HD Powder
Catrice Re- Touch Light Reflecting Concealer
Catrice All round Concealer
e.l.f Natural Radiance blusher in Blushing
Make Up Mist and Set

Catrice Limited Edition London Palette
essence Eyeliner
Catrice Cream eyeliner
Catrice The Giant Extreme Mascara
essence Brow Powder

Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Pinkadilly Circus

Check out my friend Tamara and her cool outfit! I love this girl!!! She always wears cool stuff!!

Hope you enjoyed this post!!

Martina xoxo

o.b.o The Fabulous Team!!

How To: Cleaning your Make Up Brushes

Hi Guys!!

So today I am going to show you how to clean and sanitize your Make Up Brushes.

I use a product called Dermofardi which is an antibacterial Maltese soap which keeps my brushes both soft and fully sanitized! Watch the below video to see how I clean my brushes!!

Martina xoxo

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Backstage at Runway: Meet Karen Schembri Grima- Head Make Up Artist!

Hi Guys!

So as you all know from our previous posts, facebook etc, we were invited to cover the Make Up at Runway Malta.

We were thrilled to be able to go backstage and have an exclusive look at the application of the Make Up before it goes on the Runway!! We also had the privilege to get to know and meet the Fabulous Karen Schembri Grima who was the head Make Up artist at Runway Malta.

We  had the opportunity to ask Karen some questions regarding her career and also her inspiration for the Make  Up applied at Runway!

The Fabulous Team: How did you start out in the make up industry and why did you decide to take make up on as a career?

Karen Schembri Grima: For me it all started with my passion for Art. I studied Art in Secondary school and moved on to the Art and Design Centre as my post secondary studies. I found a niche in make up where basic artistic knowledge is not only applicable but fundamental with one twist, a different medium....make up! At first I used to do make up as a hobby for television, theater, weddings, fashion shoots and the like. Eventually borders started to widen and loved body painting and working on movies. I decided to take the plunge and do what I loved doing most as a career, make up!

The Fabulous Team: Could you tell us about your fantastic make up career?

Karen Schembri Grima: In these past two years I have worked on Game of Thrones for HBO and the Sinbad for Sky HD1, where on the latter the Designer handed me the responsibility of the main Actor....Sinbad.

Where as in fashion you look forward, as to setting trends, the type of films we attract to our shores are period stories, requiring us to travel back in time. The diversity from one job to another is incredible. It is impossible to get bored and I love the mix as it keeps me on my toes.

Take a look at Karen in action at Runway!

The Fabulous Team: Where did your inspiration for the make up for the different designers come from and what make up trends have you incorporated in your designs?

Karen Schembri Grima: Every designer had a different look including the contenders of the Fashion Clash Designer competition have different make up designs. Some of the contenders had even 3 different make up designs, one for every model.The main inspiration was definitely the designers and their collections, the story behind each piece, the emotions they want to express. We discussed their ideas and then morphed it into something new. The diversity between one collection to another is immense, so is the make up!The make up trends we had were quite particular and varied! From wine stained lips, to mainly the dominant subdued eyebrows and eyelashes, where the main highlight become the lips and more importantly the collection itself. The make up is not overpowering but complimenting the collections. I felt this was very important. But this changed from one designer to another. We also had one collection that had 50's make up. 

The Fabulous Team: What advice would you give up and coming make up artists?

Karen Schembri Grima: One advice I would straight forward give to up coming make up artists is 'less is more'. Better keep it a tad less then go over the top!

A big Thanks to Karen for giving us the opportunity to see her and her team in action during Runway and for taking time to answer our questions!! 

Stay tuned for each individual Runway show including exclusive make up designs by Karen!

Martina & Denise xoxo

The Fabulous Team

Friday, March 23, 2012

OOTD/ England haul part 1!!

Hi Guys!

If you are a fan of our Facebook page, you may know that I have recently been to England and bought loads of stuff, which I have decided to share with you in the form of OOTDS. However, I will still be doing some hauls of certain products.

Martina XOXO
o.b.o The Fabulous Team


Hello my dear Fabulous readers!!

Today's post will be a face of the day!! Nothing special, but I still felt like sharing it with you guys :):)

Face :

- Nivea face sunblock
- Essence souffle' touch blush in 020 frozen strawberry


- eye socket: the green shadow from the Sephora Wild Safari palette
- Lined my top lid with a flick at the end with the black gel-ish part of the Catrice Smoking Area palette
- Lower lash line: the dark brown shadow from the Catrice Smoking Area palette
- Lower inside rims of the eye: Kiko eyeliner
Mascara: essence I <3 extreme


- Liner: Kiko no. 200
- Lipstick: Kiko no. 399

Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Haul: Catrice & Essence!

Hey Guys!!

Today I am going to share with you what I bought from the new Catrice stand and some essence goodies! I went a day after they got the stand but since I was in England I didn't post it!

Catrice Haul

Catrice Purchases

Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in Talk like an Egyptian
Catrice Skin Finish Compact Powder in Honey Beige
Catrice Limited Edition Nail Polishes in Berlin (left) and New York (right)
Catrice Re- Touch Light- Reflecting Concealer in Rosy Beige
Catrice Ultimate Lipstick in Ginger & Fred
Catrice Ultimate Lipstick in Pinkadilly Circus (fyi I wore this colour everyday in England and when I realised what it's called I laughed out loud at the coincidence!)
Catrice Prime and Fine
Catrice All round Concealer
Catrice Blush Brush
Catrice Limited Edition London Palette
Catrice Gel Eye Liner in Black
Catrice Volume Plus+ Length Mascara and the Absolute Eye Colour Quattro in Never Let me Go. I bought for my Mum, we got the mascara in the Catrice launch goodie bag and I liked it so much that I bought my mum one too!

Catrice Smokey Eyes Set in Smoking Area and  Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Ginger & Fred which I bought for Denise!
essence Haul:
essence Purchases
essence Legends of the Sky Trend edition Eyeliner and Shadow stick in I AM A VIATOR

A closer look at the liner (left) and shadow (right) parts

essence Lip Liner in Soft Rose
essence Duo Eyeshadow in Sweetheart
essence Eyeshadow in Taupe of the Pops
essence Circus Circus Trend Edition Nail Fashion Stickers in Big Top
essence Vampire's Love nail polish in Gold Old Buffy
Essence eyeliner in Romeo & Juliet
essence Legends of the Sky Trend Edition in No better way to Sky
That's all from me!! Hope you enjoyed this Haul! (quite a huge one I know)

Martina xoxo

o.b.o The Fabulous Team!