Filming With Look Fabulous Forever

Being asked to get involved with the filming for the new Look Fabulous Forever tutorials made my day! Although I’ve been involved in a few photo shoots before I had never done anything like this and was eager to know what was involved in filming something like this.

This blogging journey never ceases to surprise me with something new to do and explore.


filmining makeup tutorials for look fabulous forever


There were seven of us each filming a makeup tutorial. These were all about solving makeup dilemmas That different women face and mine was, of course, the dreaded hooded eyes. I will leave links to the videos for you further down the post.

All of us meeting together, talking women’s talk and getting to know each other was, of course, part of what makes days like these so special. Plus of course, we all got to chat with Tricia Cudsen. I like to listen to Tricia’s stories about her makeup and beauty business growing by the day.

You may remember the review I wrote for the Look Fabulous Forever brand and did you see my first ever vlog about applying the makeup? With my little visitor? I hope to improve!

We each waited our turn to get the majority of our makeup done. All but the makeup we were applying in the video to show how these dilemmas can be tackled. I’m going to fess up now and tell you I was nervous! It makes me nervous enough having my photo taken let alone be filmed!

Just before my turn, I popped in the studio for a nose at how the filming was actually done.



Here the lovely Kate has begun the filming of her dilemma –  thinning feathering lips and how to overcome that with products from the Look Fabulous Forever brand. It’s quite surprising how many people need to be involved in filming these mini videos. Plus of course, doing the sequences and re-shoots it’s quite time-consuming.


filming makeup with look fabulous forever


There is always someone watching the monitor, making sure everything in detail is within the film and that it’s all going ok.

My turn in the hot seat!

filming with the look fabulous forever brand


I was so relieved to find out that we didn’t have to talk on this film! Just apply the makeup. There was plenty of coaching involved, so I felt quite at ease once we got going!



Here it’s being explained to me at what angle the eyeshadow brush needed to be held so that you could see me as well as applying the makeup. It’s all these little things that have to be taken into consideration. I really enjoyed the whole process and it was so interesting watching it all come together.



After all the filming was done, we all had a lovely lunch together. I fired questions to Tricia about the new book that she has just published. I did actually get to have a browse through it before publication and it looks really interesting. I really admire Tricia for all that she has done. I want some of here energy!



If you want to know more about this book full of great tips about makeup, fashion and lifestyle the link is here.

Here is the Finished edit of the film! I’m not going to tell you how many shots that eye wink involved! I hope you like the film and to watch all the other dilemma solvers take a look at the Look Fabulous Forever website



I’m hoping to do a full vlog on eye makeup very soon, so I hope you will take a look. Oh, and do make my day by subscribing! There’s a lot more to come and I would love it if you could watch my little channel grow with me?

Xo Laurie



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  1. March 26, 2018 / 12:36 pm

    Hi Laurie, I saw this little video pop up on facebook the other day and thought how fabulous it was! You looked cool and professional as well as beautiful! Well done sweetie with your growing blog and now even vlog. You’re going from strength to strength and that’s no surprise to those of us who know and love you. The sky’s the limit Laurie – go girl!

    Anna x

  2. March 13, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    I am a big fan of Look Fabulous Forever. I have a few of their products and the make-up brush set is fantastic – a birthday present from my teens last year when I hit 50. It looks like you had a great day Laurie and I look forward to watching your tutorial. I am rubbish at the whole make-up thing so the more tutorials the better quite frankly. Thanks for linking again. #TweensTeensBeyond

  3. March 10, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Oh wow, what a great experience Laurie. Congrats on being featured πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays. Have a great week and we hope to see you soon!

    • March 12, 2018 / 8:48 am

      Thanks for linking up Laurie, you are one of my features this week πŸ™‚

  4. March 9, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Congratulations Laurie on another great success. Your commercial turned out great, especially the wink at the end!

  5. March 9, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Laurie, yay this is such exciting news. Congratulations. You look fabulous and you know how much I already love your vlog πŸ™‚

    I wish we had such campaigns over here in Germany but it may take some more time for brands to pick up….Have a lovely weekend. xo Sabina

  6. March 9, 2018 / 10:21 am

    Looks like you had a great day Laurie! I don’t wear make-up unless I’m going somewhere special (like a wedding). πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  7. March 8, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    What a fantastic opportunity for you, Laurie! I am sure I would have been nervous, as well. I enjoyed watching your little tutorial and that wink is so cute. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday!

    Jennie – A Pocketful of Polka Dots

  8. March 8, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    That looks like such a fun experience, glamour isn’t only for the 20 somethings, but I’d definitely be very nervous too! And a clever idea there in the video, I am finding it increasing difficult to get the eyes hadow to stick on all the ‘laugh lines’ (wrinkles). #Tweensteensbeyond

  9. March 7, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    What an opportunity!! I think I have slight hoods over my eyes too and I can’t do the flick, as it does not work with my eyes at all. Thanks for sharing with #bloggersbest x

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:13 pm

      Me neither! I love that style of eyeliner too! xx

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you so much! I don’t feel like a natural at all! It was fun trying though xx

  10. March 7, 2018 / 6:45 am

    It’s anazing what opportunities blogging can bring. What an amazing experience #BloggersBest

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      Exactly Chloe. I’m often amazed at what I get invited to do!xx

  11. March 6, 2018 / 10:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing your movie star moment with us on the first Sunday Showcase!

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:20 pm

      You’re very welcome! xx

  12. March 6, 2018 / 8:30 pm

    Aw, this sounded so cool – I love how blogging gets you into all sorts of positions and places you would never have imagined. Fab! #tweensteensbeyond

  13. March 6, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    This sounded like such a wonderful experience! Congrats! I would be nervous too, and bet you were glad you didn’t have to talk on video at first. What a neat thing to be with other women who loved the products. Tricia looks wonderful, I love her natural look and I checked out your last post on the makeup line. The primer sounds great as do the other products.
    jess xx
    have a great day!

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:23 pm

      The primer is fantastic Jess. It was a great experience for sure! xx

  14. March 6, 2018 / 2:49 am

    that looked like so much fun. and I can’t wait to see the book. thanks for sharing.

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Thank you! Thanks for stopping by. I will be checking out your Youtube guide for sure. xx

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:27 pm

      Thank you! xx

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:29 pm

      Thank you so much! xx

  15. March 5, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    What a great experience. Have a lovely start to the new week.

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:30 pm

      Thank you Gemma xx

  16. jodie filogomo
    March 5, 2018 / 2:16 am

    This would be such a great adventure!! I was just honored to meet Tricia at our photo shoot in LA—what an incredible woman!!

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:32 pm

      That’s fantastic Jodie! It seems weird that we are so far apart yet we have met Tricia xx

  17. March 5, 2018 / 1:37 am

    What a compliment to be offered the opportunity to join with those other women to give us all advice. The book looks really interesting too.

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:34 pm

      Oh, I can’t tell you what fun it was and how lucky I feel to even be asked! Thank you for stopping by xx

  18. March 5, 2018 / 12:08 am

    I love that an older woman has created make-up for older women. Well done are quite the pro… Wink wink…

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Haha! I can’t tell you how long it took me to “pro” that wink Hilda! Tricia knows excactly what us more mature women need too xx

  19. March 4, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    What a great experience, Laurie! You look terrific in the “hot seat.” i’m going to check out the book asap, xox


    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you, Patti. The book is really inspiring xx

  20. March 3, 2018 / 6:18 pm

    What an amazing experience Laurie. You get the best opportunities πŸ™‚ I bet it was a great day.

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Thank you, Claire. I find it hard to believe myself sometimes what I end up doing! xx

  21. March 3, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    What a fabulous experience, Laurie! Love the wink at the end! xxx

    • laurie
      March 7, 2018 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you, Ann. It took a lot of perfecting! xx

  22. March 2, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    What a wonderful experience Laurie and you and your blog are really becoming quite famous! I enjoy using the Look Fabulous Forever products and I also think the tutorials are so helpful. Well done and I look forward to more of your vlogs xx

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:35 pm

      Thank you, Sue. Not sure about the famous though! I think you would love the new book Tricia has published, and I hope you enjoy the vlogs that I have lined up xx

  23. March 2, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    You look absolutely fabulous, Laurie. And the wink was perfect lol!
    It certainly looked like a fun shoot.
    Have a fabulous weekend.
    Suzy xx

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:37 pm

      Thank you, Suzy. It really was a fun day. Nice to meet new women all sharing the same interests too xx

  24. March 2, 2018 / 11:39 am

    This just had to be so much fun! Thanks for sharing this and all of you looked fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Style Wise Link Up!

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you Cheryl xx

  25. March 2, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Sounds like a fun day, such a great experience. I love the finished video, I would just assume you wink naturally at camera all the time!

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Haha Julie! If only you knew how many takes it took to film the wink! Thanks for stopping by xx

  26. March 2, 2018 / 8:17 am

    What an interesting experience Laurie. I have a couple of makeup posts planned too. I love how we will all learn from each other. There are so many tips and tricks! Looking forward to seeing yours. x

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:40 pm

      It was a fantastic day Maria. I look forward to reading your makeup posts xx

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you Nancy xx

  27. March 2, 2018 / 7:11 am

    OMG, Laurie, this brand could not choose another better model, you look wonderful in the video! The makeup and the hairstyle are beautiful, you look very beautiful!

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:41 pm

      Thank you Josep-Maria xx

  28. March 1, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    You continue to amaze me with all the new and different big-time invites that come your way! Well done and the wink is priceless!
    Hope you’re blizzard-free. Hugs, x.

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      It amazes me Mary! I feel so lucky to be involved in things like this. Experiences like this are great to add to my blogging diary. My granddaughters think I’m the “cool Nan” Just that makes me feel proud.
      Not at all blizzard-free! Nearly ended up on my backside in Kensington! xx

  29. March 1, 2018 / 10:11 pm

    I agree with Amy!

    Laurie you are a very beautiful woman… bet those close ups were scary?

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      Yes, scary indeed! xx

  30. March 1, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    Wonderful experience Laurie how exciting for you. The day sounds awesome, well done. Jacqui

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:47 pm

      Thank you Jacqui xx

  31. March 1, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    That is so exciting and you look so fabulous. I love your little eye “wink” at the end of the video! It wouldn’t surprise me at all if you get asked to do more video! You are beautiful. – Amy

    • laurie
      March 2, 2018 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Amy. That would be the icing on the cake for me! Good to hear from you xx

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