Win Some Christmas Sparkle from Face Lace!

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 13 - 2013

Like sparkle?  Like Instagram?

If so, keep reading because I’ve got a great flash giveaway happening over on my Instagram page.

Face Lace, creators of beautifully-crafted, ready-to-wear makeup designs have produced a stunning crystallized mask in time for Christmas.  Crystallised Beauroque (worth £25.79) is a one-of-a-kind extravagance that will ensure you turn all the heads at your Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties.  Not only that, but as a limited edition piece of only 150, you can be sure that you won’t be playing matchy-matchy with any of the other partygoers.

Want to win it?

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Simply upload an Instagram photo of something sparkly: nails, baubles, fairy lights – the possibilities are endless this time of year – and tag the photo with #facelacesparkle so that I can find it on Instagram.

You have until this Sunday at 23.59 (GMT) to take part and the competition is open worldwide.  Entrants must be over 13 and one winner will be chosen at random.

Come on ladies, get snapping!!


Win it! Eight festival-inspired Face Lace designs to giveaway!

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 2 - 2013

You already know that I’m a big fan of the gorgeous Face Lace designs, artfully created by makeup artist Phyllis Cohen… but did you know that she’s just released a set of uber-colourful designs to complement the current collection?

You can read more about what Face Lace is and how they work here and here.

Win it! Eight festival-inspired Face Lace designs to giveaway!

Win it! Eight festival-inspired Face Lace designs to giveaway!

These re-usable, Woodstock-inspired designs are sure to bring out the love child in each of us without the need for orgies, drugs, and booze.  I know, sorry about that.

The good news is, I have eight of these pretties to give away, if you’d like the chance to win your very own Face Lace in either a Dovechild or Sunbeam design, simply do the Rafflecopter thang below…

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T&C
1. Start date for this competition is 2nd July 2013
2. Closing date for this competition is 9th July 2013
3. Winners will receive 1x festival-inspired Face Lace chosen at random (worth £8.29 each). No cash alternatives.
4. Competition is open worldwide.
5. Lipglossiping.com is the sole promoter of this competition.
6. Personal details will not be kept or forwarded and are only used in the context of this competition to inform the winner(s) of their prize status.
7. Eight winners will be selected at random from all entries received.
8. Winners will be notified within 5 working days and will be expected to reply to an email sent to the address used to enter the competition within 5 working days or risk forfeiting the prize.

Face Lace, a blogger interpretation!

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 18 - 2012

When I received samples of Phyllis Cohen’s latest creations for Face Lace, I thought that rather than visualise them on me again, it would be a neat idea to let some other bloggers get inspired by the intricate designs too! With Halloween coming, let’s face it – there’s plenty of opportunity to get creative…

Sandra from The Black Pearl Blog modelling Frou Frou

Khila from Ms Budget Beauty also modelling Frou Frou

Robyn from Eyeliner and Spraypaint modelling Tribaldelic

Thank you so much ladies, what an amazing demonstration of looks: alluring, mysterious and FREAKIN’ GLITTER EYEBROWS!!!

Face Lace, would you?

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New designs from Phyllis Cohen at Face Lace

Posted by Lipglossiping On September - 28 - 2012

If you’re tired of being the pumpkin at Halloween parties, it’s time to act with a little more refinement and finesse. Throw out the polyester costumes and build a new look from the face down.

Face Lace have some new designs available which may well fit the bill and get your brain working overtime in a bid to shake things up a bit in the costume department.

I’ve enlisted the help of three brilliant bloggers (@RobynHeartsSlap, @MsBudgetBeauty, and @TheBlackPearlB, each of whom will create a FOTD using one of three Eye Laces that I’ve posted out to them. You’ve already seen how they look on my ugly mug so I thought I’d get someone else to hopefully inspire!

I don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see what they come up with!

Stay tuned….

Face Lace by Phyllis Cohen wows London Fashion Week on launch day

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 18 - 2012

The opening day of London Fashion Week may have been all about the new collections but there was a patriotic surprise in store for the attendees of Corrie Nielsen’s morning show.  As the music began and the first models hit the runway, my twitter stream turned tartan-crazy.  And it wasn’t just for the clothes.

image credit: catwalking.com

Makeup artist Phyllis Cohen used today’s show to unveil her new venture, Face Lace.  A collection of 15 ready-to-wear makeup designs that adhere to the skin with no mess, no fuss and no artistic skills required.  Known for her intricate designs and bold style, Phyllis began her career as an illustrator, which when combined with her MA in Fine Art, goes a long way to explaining the quality and intricacy of the designs.

The Face Lace range includes full ornate masks , smaller eye laces which embellish the eye with whimsical patterns, mehndoodles which can be placed wherever you choose, and playsheets of small patterns which allow you to invent your own designs.

image credit: face-lace.com

A sample of the Eye Laces arrived yesterday morning and my first thought was that I would struggle with application.  The intricate designs are delicate and need to be handled with a certain amount of care – crucially though, they’re far easier to apply than I ever would have imagined.  Once you’ve peeled off the backing, you simply align the inner corner wherever you’d like it placed before pressing down.  The adhesion is immediate with no rippling, bubbling or any of that nonsense.  I smoothed along the path of the pattern until I reached the other end of the lace and it applied perfectly!  Fluke perhaps?  I thought so too, until I applied a further three laces with the same ease.

The adhere without any issues over a full face of makeup (and my eyebrows!) and I wore them for a full five hours without any lifting or other indications that they wouldn’t last the course of an evening out.  Removal was a tinier bit trickier because you have to take care that the lace doesn’t a). stick to itself as you peel it away and b). tear under too much pressure.  All in all, it took me less than three minutes to both apply and remove.  False eyelashes can take me three times as long.

So, it’s all really positive.  My only concern is when I’d ever have the opportunity to wear something so edgy in my day-to-day life!

Wanna see how they look?  Please bear in mind that the photos below have clearly been photoshopped to hell in the name of ‘art’.  Not something I usually do, but – well, I don’t usually wear Face Laces either.

The Face Lace website went live yesterday, though they’re not shipping out the laces until the end of March.  To stay informed of any changes – follow them on Twitter @face_lace or via Facebook here.

Would you wear a Face Lace?

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