Femme Plus Magazine July Edition 2017

Ladies July was the month where it was all about your eyebrows, eyelids and eyelashes.

It can be such a struggle in knowing how to apply your eyeshadow, what brushes to use and where to apply it, so this will help you a lot.

Get your favourite eye shadows, tweezer’s and false eye lashes ready and come along this fun ride as we go step-by-step in teaching you how to make your eyes stand out in a crowd.

Click the link and scroll to page 36 https://view.joomag.com/femme-plus-july-2017/0550483001500620722  and off you go.

If you have any questions or need further help with a personalised group or one-on-one makeup lesson then I would love to hear from you.

Bookings at http://www.larissajones.com.au/new/contact.php

Femme Plus June Edition 2017

Ladies I have officially become a beauty editor for Femme Plus Magazine https://www.instagram.com/femmeplusmagazine/ This magazine is a great read to lift up your spirits and speaks on a number of topics that you will find enjoyable and helpful.


June’s edition is all about some of my favourite products I’ve been using from Runway Room Cosmetics. They are an Australian brand that was co-founded by Alex Fevola. I like this brand due to the fact that is it affordable, the pigmentation is great and the longer you wear the products I find that my clients look even better than they already are. Runway Room brought out the Z palette which is a fun way that you can create your customised palette with your eye shadows, bronzer, blush and highlighter.

Check out the link  Femme+Plus+June+2017  for the June edition and enjoy all that will lift and inspire you.



How To Wear Yellow Eye Shadow The Right Way.


I’ve never worn a yellow eye shadow before so this was going to be an interesting experience. Let me tell you!

I have a yellow base skin tone so I had to be careful in applying this colour without looking like I was sick. Now the secret in using a yellow colour is making sure you compliment the yellow with a colour that is going to be striking on other features of your face.

Porcelain to fair skin – mustard tones.

Medium to tan skin – bronzy, gold tones.

Dark skin – bright egg yoke tones.

In this particular look I went for a bright bold almost magenta lipstick. This is going to warm up my skin tone and warm it up in more of a pinkish cooler tone instead of bringing out more of my yellow tone, if I ended up using a bronzy, brownish lipstick. With this particular lip colour I mixed two colours. First I added the darkest shade (mellow cosmetics New York matte lipstick) then I waited a few seconds for that to dry and then added the Lime Crime Marshmallow colour on top, this lightened up the shade and gave it a unique light magenta shade.

For the base I went with a mattifying foundation to powder finish as I wanted to have a flawless base so my eyes, cheeks and lip colour popped the most. For a cheek colour I use my mac powder blush (a deep rosy colour) that deepened the texture of my face and brought out that yellow canary colour.

Products used:

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free in ‘light beige’


Mac Cosmetics Powder Blush


Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Matte Lipstick


Lime Crime Velvetine ‘Marshmallow’


Mac Eye Liner


I’ve added links below for all the products I’ve used in this look.

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So many of us are nervous to add a pop of colour to our eyes because we don’t want to grab a lot of attention or feel like a makeup freak. Well what I have found ladies is, that isn’t the case when you know where and how much to apply onto your face.

Here are some simple tips on how to apply your favourite eye shadow colour.

  1. Choose a colour that is complimentary to your eye colour. What I mean by this is finding a colour that makes your natural eye colour pop. A simple way of doing this is by searching the net. Everything is found on there with a click of a button.
  2.  Makeup sure you use a good eye primer, this will hold your eye shadow in place longer without the eye shadow falling into the creases of the skin on the eye. Try Urban Decay
  3. Use a small flat eye shadow brush to apply the coloured eye shadow onto your whole lid, try the Sigma brushes https://www.sigmabeauty.com/e55-coral-handle/p/E55COR adding more colour to the middle and upper middle part of the lid, then use a blending eye shadow brush https://www.sigmabeauty.com/e36-blending/p/E36PARNT blend your colour upwards towards your crease (the part of skin that folds when you open your eyes) blending upwards creating a faded colour.
  4. Apply a smudge proof eye liner into the inner water line.
  5. Take your first eye shadow brush https://www.sigmabeauty.com/e55-coral-handle/p/E55COR you used to apply the colour onto the top lid and use this to apply an intense line with the eye shadow onto your bottom lash line, blending it softly to give you that sexy smokey colour eye.

Remember to have fun with your makeup and don’t take it to seriously. It’s meant to be creative and fun, using it to enhance your natural beauty.

If you have any comments add them below or if you would like to book in for a personalised makeup lesson to learn this look you can click the link below.


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Making Up The Next Generation To Feel Good About Themselves

Working as a makeup artist I have to say is one of the best jobs in the world, it’s not even a job really, and I can’t believe I get to make a living at it. I have the privilege to make up many faces and hear many stories of peoples backgrounds and experiences.

I develop and teach makeup and self-esteem workshops and quite recently in a self-esteem session I found that our young generation expressed how bombarded they feel with social media, magazines and society that are constantly telling them how they should look, feel and act and live an unrealistic lifestyle that only few can afford. Now this is something I hear all the time and quite frankly the pressure that is put upon these young girls is enormous.

I need to have a six pack, my flat tummy isn’t good enough…

I want to be skinny, tall and sexy….

The most common denominator for girls in their teens is that they are always worried about what people thing of them and how people perceive them. When they get involved in a workshop like this they start to connect with their inner self, become aware of where their self-esteem sits and how they can overcome their issues with simple and effective strategies. By the end of this workshop these girls feel empowered and have a voice that is strong and confident.

Each and every one of us has the power to help influence and change our young generations, so lets do this together….

If you would like more information about these workshops click this link http://www.larissajones.com.au/new/esteem.php

or to book a workshop email me here http://www.larissajones.com.au/new/contact.php


How To Create A Baby Doll Makeup Look


A baby doll makeup look is one that gives you an airbrushed, cute and girly finish, using subtle or bright colours to enhance your eyes, cheeks and lips. Remember to use colours that bring out your skin tone, eyes, cheeks and lips, keeping the rest of your makeup base flawless.

To create a doll like look these are the products that I used.

Smashbox eye shadow palette

Mac mineralize blush in ‘pink’

Mac creme lipstick in ‘azalea’

Runwayroom Cosmetics face base G

Runwayroom Cosmetics setting powder

Runwayroom Cosmetics lipstick ‘peach patrol’

Nars larger than life long wear eyeliner pencil ‘black’

Mac highlighter ‘global glow’ and ‘soft and gentle’

Mac bronzer ‘tan’

 Modelrock lashes ‘117’







Ladies it’s so important to clean your makeup brushes and you might be wondering why, well let me tell you!

Every time you use your makeup brushes there is always residue of old makeup, dead skin cells, dirt, oil and the worst is bacteria that stays on your brushes. You can only imagine how your pretty brushes must feel when you don’t clean them, they must be screaming out for help. Just imagine that you were a makeup brush and your owner didn’t clean you, oh my goodness I would literally die. So just think of your brushes like your precious babies that need to be cleaned and cared for.

Here are some tips on how to clean your brushes.

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How to intensify your eye shadow colours


Ladies I sometimes find because I have ethnic features sometimes the eye shadows I use can look really faded or the colour isn’t looking as strong on my eye as it doesn’t when I look at the product. So if you wanting to revive your eye shadows then I have the perfect product for you.

I use duraline from Inglot cosmetics and it is brilliant! It’s a waterless clear liquid that can intensify the colour of any eye shadow and transform it into an easy to apply, water resistant liquid.

It’s a very simple technique that anyone can use. Firstly choose your favourite eye shadow colour that you want to revive, then add a few drops of duraline into the product, I prefer to use the eye shadow lid as a surface to mix the wet liquid eye shadow, then using an eye shadow brush apply this onto your eye lid.

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Makeup with a mission!



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Ladies for the month of June my sister and I have embarked on a rewarding journey where we had the pleasure of running makeup, styling and self-esteem workshops within some rural communities around South Australia. I have to say it has been such a rewarding experience. Everyone had so much fun learning, being creative and gaining some important life skills.

I have lived in South Australia for most of my life and I have never ventured into the country, which I must say is quite beautiful. The air was fresh and crisp, the quaint country style stores, fresh pastry from the local bakery and the people where so warm and inviting.

I loved every minute of it!

As part of my makeup business I develop and teach makeup and self-esteem workshops because I have a passion to help young girls and women look and feel their best.

What does this mean? 

Well I educate women on how to have a healthy relationship with makeup, how not to use makeup as a mask to hide something deeper, how to build your self-esteem with creative and fun activities, helping you explore and embrace your strengths, whilst learning to apply your makeup like a pro to enhances your natural features, and much more.

Learning to love your outer and inner shell is so important and in today’s society we seem to be more focussed on perfection, which isn’t reality. There’s a pressure put on women to look perfect at all the times which I completely disagree with.  We are all unique for a reason. If we look and act the same this world would be very average.

Embrace your style, features and personality

If you would like to book a workshop click here


Steps To Looking After Your Skin


Algologie skincare is what I use now and because I have sensitive skin it’s light enough to not cause any skin irritation, and strong enough to give my skin the right nutrients it needs.

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Newsletter pics  Make sure you cleanse your face morning and night

Steps to looking after your skin is really important. Why is that you ask?

Our skin is the biggest living organism and it’s constantly changing in texture, colour and form. It needs to be nurtured, fed and looked after like every other living thing.

                                     You should treat your skin like your bff

What happens if I don’t look after my skin?
Your skin will lack nutrition. Just like us we need food and water to look and feel our best, this is how our skin is. If we deprive it of water, skin food (veggies) and good skincare it’s going to look dull, dry, scaly, and sometimes the surface will feel like sandpaper. When you skin doesn’t get it’s daily fix it starts to build up with dirt and bacteria, clogging your skin which results in pimples, back heads, white heads, rashes and possibly other skin conditions.

So here are some basic skincare steps that I do to help me keep my skin nourished, clean and healthy from the inside out. I hope this will help you add to your routine and get your skin glowing all day long.

Every morning I will cleanse my skin to remove any skincare product from the night before thats sitting on my skin. If you want to use a toner that’s great but I find that my cleanser does the trick in giving my skin a good cleanse. So use a toner if your cleanser hasn’t removed all the dirt.

It’s important that your skin is clean before you start your skincare and makeup routine

Next apply an eye cream (the skin around your eye area is paper thin so this step is important), then moisturise and let all the product settle into the skin for about 5-10 minutes. Now your ready to start your makeup look for the day.

Most women seem to think that cleansing, toning and moisturising are the only things to do, but theres a couple more steps to add to your skincare routine. So here they are ladies.

Using a face scrub twice a week (most are sold with a grainy texture) will help exfoliate your skin and smooth out the surface, especially those nasty blackheads that leave your skin feeling bumpy.

Use a face mask once a week normally towards the end of your week is best. This product will give your skin that extra kick that it needs to really get into the deeper layers of your skin, bringing out all the dirt that’s hidden within. A good mask will draw out those blackheads, pimples and whiteheads. Just keep in mind that sometimes your skin will break out, which is a natural reaction, because all that grit and grime needs to come to the surface for your skin to repair itself.

Just to get you a bit more excited about your skincare I have listed a few high and low end skincare recommendations that I have used before. Sometimes buying a skincare range can feel stressful and overwhelming as there’s so much on the market, if this is the case for you then I’d suggest speaking to a skincare specialist at a department store that’s knows their skincare or booking in to see a beauty therapist for a skin analysis, before you purchase your products. This is one thing I’m glad I did.
High-end skincare:
Ella Bache

Low-end skincare:
Kosmea (Rose hip oil used as a night serum instead of a night moisturiser)
Clean & Clear

Find out the importance of using a face mask here



Until next time Beauty Queens!