"A Journal About Liv(-ing), Loving & Lipsticks. A Collection of Beauty, Brides & Blogging, A Life Inbetween Potions & Lotions " by Liv Lundelius

Artifact Editorial for Elegant Magazine

Posted on: Friday, August 29, 2014

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Photo by Levon Baird Hair & Makeup by Liv Lundelius, Styling by Elise Tansley

Recently I had the chance to work with an especially inspiring model for an fashion editorial shoot.
It just got published in Elegant Magazine, so I can finally share the images.
Have a look at my professional makeup artist website here.
I love the rich jewel tones, so autumn/winter! So I better share this before spring arrives ; )

Mental Springclean & The Busy Trap

Posted on: Friday, August 29, 2014

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I can’t wait for spring and sunshine which really puts me in the mood for a good spring clean.
I started with a good apartment clean, followed by sorting through files and getting on top of organizing everything
and getting ready for the next season.
But also I started picking up my own meditation and Yoga practice and am in the process of getting back into a good
exercise routine and more fresh and detoxifying food.
I also limited my coffee intake to one a day.

I will cleanse my skin from the inside out. Personally I can always see when stress and busy times take over, how my skin reflects this immediately.
With the change of season I am doing an internal Spring clean, keeping clear of any negative thoughts, let the god vibes roll and
get my radiant skin back.
As I am a bit of a workaholic I really need to remind myself to keep a healthy balance.

Time for self care is so very important, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, regular exercise and quiet time…
It seems like the most simple changes have the biggest impact.
Today I had a day to myself (as we speak) time for Yoga, meditation, and pampering while getting normal house stuff done.
All the things that I haven’t gotten around to in toooo long.
The little things make all the difference. Today I am just happy and grateful for everything I have got.
A mental spring clean.

Do you ever fall into the busy trap?

Sydney Makeup Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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…and here it is the awesome work of Carla at Pebble Coast Films!
I am so happy and grateful for the wonderful team that helped me to make it all happen.

Makeup Workshop

Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Saturday was a big day, my first makeup workshop in Australia! It was held at Create Or Die studio in Marrickville.
It was so much fun and I am so grateful to for the wonderful team of supporters and partners that came on board to make it all happen.
I can safely say the long days and short nights leading up to the day were SO worth it.
The day went by so quickly so I was extra excited about the photos and I can’t wait to see the video, once it’s edited as well.

All guests were so lovely and curious. I was blown away by their enthusiasm and passion for makeup.
I really hope everyone took home new tips & tricks and is encouraged to try new products and techniques.
I could have not hoped for a better crowd!
Every time I mentioned a new topic one million more techniques and pieces of advice would come to into my head.
Questions were asked and new solutions demonstrated.

I could have made this workshop last for a whole week and still would have had more to share…
However I think everyone got a good taste and some insider tips during the day.

The workshop was a mix of tutorials shown on our pretty model Jessica and hands-on times, were everyone would have the time to experiment and try new techniques
on their own faces. Of course there was Champagne, drinks and nibbles as well.

I love a good challenge and bringing together an event like this was definitely a good one.
Thank you for all the wonderful people who contacted me already and asked for further workshops and invited me to come to their cities.
As international makeup artist, I love to travel and the Sydney Makeup Workshop was a great start.
I will get onto planning and we will make it happen, eventually!

A huge thanks to our supporters Jane Iredale Australia, Atelier Lumira
,People for Plants, Bionade Australia , West Elm,
De Lorenzo Haircare, Hello May, BloomboxCo, Ihana

The fab Team: Jaclyn from Blog Society, Nat from Eat Read Love, Julianna from twoguineapigs, Carla from Pebble Coast Films, Jessica Ruscoe our model and my man Dave and puppy Dalston who were there for me all along.

Make Up
Liv Lundelius
Hosted by
Blog Society / Eat Read Love
Venue
Create or Die
Decor
West Elm / Hello May / BloomboxCo / Atelier Lumira
Hair & Beauty
Jane Iredale / People For Plants / Cruelty Free Beauty / Ihana / Delorenzo
Photos and Video
Pebble Coast Films / twoguineapigs
Food and Beverage
Bionade / Bourke Street Bakery Marrickville
Model
Jessica Ruscoe

Mascara for sensitive eyes

Posted on: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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I had to share my most recent discovery for sensitive eyes & sensitive skin: Ere Perez!
The beautiful, healthy and all natural products are suitable for the most sensitive skins and eyes.
And I am absolutely in LOVE with the mascara, which does not make my eyes itchy after a long day, it’s beautifully BLACK and it strengthens the lashes as well.
Quite something. Their sleek white packaging makes it even more fun to use the products.
Staples in my won makeup bag currently are:

Natural Almond Oil Mascara
Pure Rice Powder Bondi Blush has the most amazing flattering peach tone & amazing longevity
Real Rosehip Lipbar in NUDE, the most amazing nourishing nothing colour! So pretty and always in my handbag.

I can’t wait to try more of these gorgeous products!
Below some of my recent favourites: Clearisonic Brush, Eau Duelle by Diptyque and the pretty minimalistic Ere Perez products.

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Repairing Winter Hair & Dreaming About Spring

Posted on: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Repairing my dry winter locks with these luxurious natural products makes me dream of Spring, the subtle cherry blossom scent of the Essential Treatments line adds to this as well.
It was my first time using De Lorenzo products, but I have been curious about them for a little while.

When it’s busy and I still need my hair to be in good shape I started trying the De Lorenzo products, which are packed with natural botanical power ingredients to smooth away frizz and restore my dry ends instantly.
Not as messy and time consuming than my home made coconut oil treatment, the products are still natural, vegan and cruelty free.
My new winter hair repair routine is the Equilibrium mask, once a week, the infinite detangler after every wash and the protein complex whenever I find time.
Infused with rich plant based oils including organic rosehip, pure botanical extracts, and antioxidant vitamins and minerals to replenish moisture lost through wind, sun and chemical processes this range was exactly what my hair has been waiting for.

And voila, my hair is shiny and soft again and so much easier to brush through as well.
I am ready for Spring!

Sparkle is always an option…

Posted on: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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I thought I feature a few more images from our recent Ophelia Editorial.
Originally for Hooray Magazine, some more before unpublished shots were now
featured at the gorgeous wedding blog Burnett’s Boards.

And as sparkle is always an option and I love anything golden, here some more
sequin goodness and flower veil imagery.

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker
- See more at: http://blushless.com/blog/#.U9D_Jqj-iwU

eva & violet ~ cruelty free beauty

Posted on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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I recently had the chance to meet the amazing Lady behind cruelty free beauty online shop
Eva & Violet Cruelty Free Beauty. Both animal lovers we had a lot to chat about, including our fluffy pooches and our favourite products.
I love her selection of highest quality luxury cosmetics that are all cruelty free.
Toni herself spend a good time testing all this amazing products on herself and handpicked a selection
of her favourites which are now for sale on her website.

I just had the chance to try the incredible O&M hair products, which were just what my dried out winter hair needed.
As well as a wonderful firming eye cream by La Mav.
I just say: Long gone are the times were natural, organic and animal friendly products were the 2nd best option.
These product work, have fantastic textures and smell divine.
Have you tried O&M products yet? My nose and hair are impressed. And La Mav Skincare is a new favourite of mine, with highly potent plant complexes, the products feel good and keep my skin young looking and glowing.
And they even look super pretty in the bathroom.
Win-win-win-win-win-win situation.

The perfect Eyebrows

Posted on: Monday, July 14, 2014

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Marli Stretton has spent over ten years in some of the world’s most prestigious salons, looking after thousands of clients’ brows and eyelashes. Two years ago she returned to her hometown-Beautiful Sydney and launched HoneyTusk Eyebrow Studio.
Located in the happening Inner West suburb of Rozelle, just ten minutes from the CBD, HoneyTusk offers our clients the perfect solution to their eyebrow woes.
HoneyTusk understands that true beauty does not end with your brows, so they also provide a carefully selected menu of additional services, from eyelash extensions to selected waxing.
I had the pleasure to meet Marli in person and the chance to create her makeup and hair for her wedding day.
She is my go to brow artist in Sydney and on top of my referral list for my brides.

What do you love most about what you do?

I love that each day i can help change the way someone feels about themselves. When i hear my clients say they feel like they are a whole new person just from having their brows transformed that’s when i know that i have made a difference in how they will feel about themselves for the rest of the day, week or month.

How far in advance do you recommend for a bride to come and consult you before her wedding day?

We normally recommend 6 months before your wedding to start booking in a monthly visit to your eyebrow artist. If you are wanting to change your brow shape 6 months allows us enough time for the brows to grow out and for us to know what we are working with. For the best brows before your wedding is all about consistency, this means attending regular appointments with the same artist to achieve the same results each visit.


You recently got married yourself, what is your biggest piece of beauty advice and how did you prepare yourself for the big day?

Besides your eyebrows (of course), I think starting a regular facial routine would have to be one of the most important parts of having the best look on the big day. Having great skin can set the foundation for having great make up and having great brows. I started a intense facial routine about 3 months before my wedding and this meant that on the day i had no breakouts, no irritation and my skin felt flawless.

Why is it so important to get your eyebrows in good shape?

Brows do really frame the whole face. Having your brows done correctly frames the eye area, which is the most focused facial feature we have. When your brows are done correctly, you can enhance or hide of so many aspects of your face- you can make your nose appear smaller, make your eyes appear bigger or it can help balance out the different proportions on your face.

What’s your favourite thing to do on a day off?

When i get a day off i love taking my dog and going for a walk or run around some of Sydney best walking tracks. Whether it be down on the Bay Run in Balmain or the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk. Anything where im out exercising in the fresh air.

Your favourite spot in Sydney?

My favorite spot at the moment in Sydney would have to be down at Blackwattle Bay. There is an amazing dog friendly park and a really cute cafe where you can sit by the water, in the sun and watch the world go by.

Makeup Workshop with Liv

Posted on: Sunday, July 13, 2014

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Sometimes it’s nice to remember that we all have a unique character, a particular style that helps express who we are as individuals.
I am excited to team up with Blog Society & Eat Read Love to host an intimate workshop on the 9th of August 2014.

I am really looking forward to having the chance to share my knowledge tips&tricks with you.
Let’s see beyond trends and let me show you how to create effortless makeup that makes you feel good.
I feel extremely lucky to have met such a wonderful team of creatives to support me with the vision of my workshop,
and couldn’t be happier to have all this great people and brands on board.

Spaces are extremely limited and tickets are finally available via http://www.blogsociety.com.au/events/

A huge thanks to our supporters Jane Iredale Australia, Atelier Lumira
,People for Plants, Bionade Australia
All images were taking by the fabulous Julianna at twoguineapigs

Ophelia Editorial for Hooray!

Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Sometimes you just get lucky to work with an incredible team of creatives!

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker

HOORAY! Magazine Editorial~ Ophelia

Posted on: Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Thank you team. And special thanks to Light Noise Films for creating this behind the scenes video!
The editorial is now published in Hooray Magazine in newsagents today!

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography
Stylist: Stefanie Ingram
Floral Styling: Jardine Botanic Floral Styling
Hair and Make up: Liv Lundelius Makeup Artist
Model: The Agency Models

Behind the scenes video documented by Light Noise Films
Styling + Floral Assistant: Alex Carlyle + Gina Lasker

Bespoque Beauty

Posted on: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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Sometimes it seems that although there is an overwhelmingly large number of cosmetics on the market already,
there is nothing that really works for your skin.
I am sure we have all been there.
Moments where we might need to seek professional help of a dermatologist or try to customize our routine with the help from all sorts of different brands of
cleansers, serums, oils, day- and night creams etc.

I always tell everyone I work with that everyone’s skin is different.
Each persons skin agrees with different ingredients and textures.
While grouping the skin into skin types helps, it can only be a very rough guide of what your skin needs on an individual basis.

That’s why I have such a huge variety of products in my makeup kit and constantly lug two very heavy suitcases with potions, lotions and makeup around.
You never know what you will need prior to working with a new private client, bride or model on a photo shoot.

I working with such a variety of people, that I really learned to understand each persons different needs, when it comes to skincare.
That’s why I got very curious about a new product that just launched on the Australian market.
A truly bespoke moisturizer that is available at the Chemist for an affordable price.
Bespoque skincare is an Australian brand, with a unique concept.
About half a million combinations can be created by the customers themselves using a simple touch screen interface to design their personal cream.

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Now that sounds fun right? I immediately made an appointment with the brand to try this out for myself, and I am really impressed.
Already in love with the idea, the actual process was quick and easy, the packaging is sleek and luxurious and the label colours can be customized as well.
You can even name your product and it will have the name printed on the label, very cute!
Entering all my skin concerns, and personal details like age group choosing the texture and skin concerns as well as a choice of different fragrances (I opted for no fragrance!), I quickly realized I am a bit of a high maintenance customer.
My “day dream” moisturizer that I created contained the maximum level of active ingredients. Sounds like my skin needs some help ;)
If you are unsure about the final product ingredients will be explained and you are able to review the final ingredients before sending your order off.
While you wait your personal moisturizer will be mixed together in the pharmacy and you can take it home straight away.

The level and choice of active ingredients, was impressive and I am sure this moisturizer was created with real results in mind.
I would put the product in the same category then other high-tech skincare brands, while providing really good value.
It’s not an all natural nor organic product, but rather one built on extensive research and proven results.

My day dream cream should be pretty close to a miracle, given that I chose all the complexes that my skin needs.
It feels luxurious and has a very lovely texture that also sits well underneath makeup.
This moisturizer has a mineral oil base just like the well known luxury skin care line Creme De La Mer or to the cult pro makeup artist favourite Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè,
great for sensitive skins, and with the same luxurious texture.
The active ingredients are highest quality and the texture is wonderful. I am definitely happy with my product.

Would you design your own Bespoque Moisturizer?

Makeup Workshop Save The Date

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2014

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I am super excited to announce an upcoming collaboration & makeup workshop with
Blog Society and Eat Read Love details to follow real soon for now:
Save the Date! 9th of August 2014.
I will keep you up to date! It’s been something I wanted to realize for some time.
I always get asked so many questions from brides, friends, other creatives I get to meet…
time has come to answer them.
And show all of you some tricks, techniques & tools of my trade.
We are busy in getting everything organized to make sure everyone
will have the best time and hopefully will get to learn a lot about makeup!
If that sounds like it’s right up your alley, save that date.

Talking all things Bridal with Hello May

Posted on: Monday, July 7, 2014

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The wonderful magazine Hello May, just invited me to talk all things bridal & makeup over at their blog and also a little column in their current print Issue.
Thank you for having me!

“Today, here we are again, introducing you to the seriously lovely Liv Lundelius, a go-to favourite in the Sydney wedding industry when it comes to hair and make up.
Tell us a little about your background? I have lived in Berlin, New York and London before deciding to move to Australia, my background was in fashion design first, though my love has always been makeup.

How did you get into the hair and makeup game? I always wanted to do it, however after school I felt I really wanted to go down the more academic route, so I went to art school studying fashion design. I really enjoyed design, however after a little while, I felt a strong desire to come back to my first love. I have always done it, but I felt I wanted the time to gain professional skills, and time to practice and learn from others in the industry to get better and better. The decision was made in London, I told everyone that I wanted to retrain and then a friend of a friend sent me a link to a talent competition in which you could get a scholarship to one of London’s best makeup schools at the time. I knew this really was a one off chance, so I put everything into it…and won! A very good start for my new career. Since then I haven’t looked back. I love what I do.

Talk us through a typical day in the Liv Lundelius studio? Every day is fun and creative in its own way, yet no two days are the same as a freelance makeup artist. Rising up early, having a nice big coffee, walking the puppy, exercising or meditating and then my work day actually starts…

If I am not on a photo shoot or traveling to a wedding I will sort through my emails and reply to my clients and brides first thing. I will update my Instagram/Facebook with the latest work or inspiration and write a blog-post or beauty related article.

If I have time I do a little bit of research, I study the latest fashion advertising campaigns and editorials for makeup trend updates and browse through some of my favourite blogs and websites. Days in the studio are usually booked with consultations and makeup applications, where brides will come over to meet and we create their wedding makeup look. I will have magazines ready for inspiration and look through their ideas, we talk about the whole feel of her wedding, about skin and skin care and last about the actual makeup look that we want to create. After this I will clean my tools and makeup and prep for the next day.

Where do you find your inspiration? I find inspiration in life, real women and the stories behind people. Every makeup job is as individual and unique as the person it is applied to or the client it is created for. Anything can inspire me from a structure, texture or colour in nature to even more abstract inspirations such as character and mood.

Favourite look for the 2014/2015 season? Fresh radiant skin, softly blended defined eyes and a lip colour that brightens the skin. Simple and flawless with effortless hair!

If you weren’t a hair and makeup artist what would you be? An architect, an inventor, a car designer, a photographer, a fashion editor, a publisher, a traveler, a puppy trainer, a nutritionist, a yoga teacher, an ice cream maker, a writer or a unicorn!

All time fave beauty product? Only one? That’s tough, it would need to be an all rounder…like Avene Thermal Spring Water. Or pure organic coconut oil. Makeup wise my hero products are Nars Lipsticks, Chanel Foundations and By Terry Concealers. Fail. I can’t name only one…

Dream wedding destination? Outdoors, anywhere with sunshine. I do really love Croatia.

Favourite ceremony/reception venue? In Sydney my favourite is The Grounds of Alexandria.

Where can we see more of your work? Follow my Facebook page and check out my website.

Liv did the hair and makeup for our ‘Pedal to the Metal’ shoot that features in issue five of Hello May (which you can order online here with FREE postage) and we have included a few, never seen before, sneaky out takes of her handy work below with photos by the wonderful Lara Hotz and a rad behind the scenes video from Light Noise Films you can view here. Big thanks to Luisa Brimble for the beautiful portrait photo of Liv.”

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