In this week’s portfolio building lesson, I wanted to begin practicing for my 6 final portfolio images. My 6 images have been thought through carefully and I have decided to base them around my chosen professional area of work (namely beauty and special occasion makeup). Starting with the first image which will also be the album cover, I intend to create a traditional bridal look. One of the first steps I took before planning my image was to gain inspiration from professional artists who currently work in the bridal sector. The images below highlight just a few of my favourites.
In particular, I love the flawless skin finish, natural coloured lips and quite smoky eyes which are the features that I aim to achieve as they are very often requested by brides especially the younger ones.
During this practical session, I experimented creating this type of look, using silvery/grey and black tones on the eyes with black liner and natural false lashes. My model’s skin looked like a beautiful blushing bride with understated purple/glossy lips which did not overpower the rest of the makeup. The colours used complimented my model very well which really pleased me; however I now need to practice application techniques especially around the eye area. There are certain aspects of the eye makeup that I do differently from others such as eyeliner. My preference is to use a liquid liner pen as opposed to others who use MAC fluid line which is applied with an eyeliner brush. In future I would like to practice using different products rather than sticking to the same method as future clients may stipulate using their favourite product. Furthermore, I would also like to practice my blending techniques along with creating good eye shadow shapes. The image below shows how my model looked.