Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette

Sleek Makeup Face Form Contouring & Blush Palette

This exceptional face contour kit has blown me away! It has multi-tasking elements such as contour powder, highlighter and a blusher or bronzer. It is the ultimate definition kit in one neat compact (with a mirror included) designed for all … Continue reading

How To Create These Christmassy Bauble Eyes

How To Create These Christmassy Bauble Eyes

You Will Need: A set of good quality eye makeup brushes: preferably a base shadow brush, a crease brush, an accent brush, a fine liner brush and a brow brush/wand. Water A mirror An eye primer The Urban Decay Vice2 … Continue reading

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Eyeshadow Palette

The perfect counterbalance to the coveted Urban Decay Naked Palettes, Vice 2 offers an exclusive mix of bright and neutral hues in various textures. Proving to be as popular as its predecessor, this palette allows you to channel your inner … Continue reading

My Clinique Purchase

My Clinique Purchase

I have recently been intrigued by some products  advertised on both the Clinique website and in various magazines. In particular, the new Moisture Surge  CC Cream  SPF 30 Hydrating Colour Corrector is very popular and receiving  great reviews. I felt … Continue reading

Prosthetics – Week 11 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

Unbelievably, my 2 year foundation degree is coming to an end therefore this will be my final blog post for the creature design module!

During this week I worked long and hard finalising assignment deadlines and giving 100% in each task until I was happy with everything.  This included a practice run of creature body painting on my classmate during class sessions and also on my chosen model outside of University hours. With practice, I am finding this challenging design less worrying especially as working from my design charts makes it so much simpler than working freestyle. Although I was happy with the initial trial on my female model with regards to some of the design, I also felt that some shapes scattered around the body were not quite right, therefore I decided to purchase and use a stencil (in the design of a lizard skin) on my male model to see if I could obtain a neater finish. The stencil was much smaller than it looked when I ordered it, therefore this was a disappointment, furthermore, the fact that it was made of plastic and was very bendy made it extremely difficult to work with. However, on the positive side I liked the fact that it gave me ideas of different shapes to work from especially as working freehand takes much longer which is frustrating when covering the entire body. In addition, I discovered that when painting, the stencil gets covered in paint, then when you place it on a different area of the body it leaves trails which could prove annoying, however it worked for my design as the skin colouring is not even so all of the different details and textures worked very well together to create a realistic lizard’s skin.

Later in the week I worked on my model’s outfit which consisted of a pair of plain black boxers (nothing else). My aim was to blend these boxers with the skin so that they are not noticeable. As the boxers had a black base, I used my stencil to paint on green and yellow shapes, followed by a white sponge texture to match the skin. I love the prosthetic tongue that I purchased and think that it completes the look perfectly. Although it held on very well, my model said it felt uncomfortable and coped very well by keeping it in whilst the photos were taken. The images below show my design on my female model (unfortunately, I was not able to take images of my chosen male model).

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I feel both confident and fully prepared for the photo shoot. I have ample paints coupled with good quality brushes, sponges and accessories. This design takes approximately 3 hours to complete and I intend to take photos throughout the application.

In my future career this design would be perfect for specialist makeup such as Halloween or fancy dress.

Further Media Makeup & Postiche – Week 10 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

Further Media Makeup & Postiche – Week 10 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

This was both a very exciting and busy week for me as I had 2 photo-shoots booked on Tuesday 16th April, on top of my class sessions. These two looks included my traditional and vintage bridal images which were crucial … Continue reading

Elf Makeup

Elf Makeup

Over the Easter break I made sure that I was fully prepared for my last term at University which involved creating my portfolio looks. Having noticed that my kit has recently become very low and that most products needed topping … Continue reading

Helena Rubinstein Skincare & Makeup Range

Helena Rubinstein Skincare & Makeup Range

I have not heard much about Helena Rubinstein or her products so I was very intrigued to receive a gift set as a Christmas present which included three different HR (Helena Rubinstein) products; an eye makeup remover, mascara and an … Continue reading

Further Media Makeup & Postiche – Week 6 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

Further Media Makeup & Postiche – Week 6 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

The students were put into groups of twos and threes (I was in a pair) and each given the same task (allocated time 1 week). The task was to block out eyebrows with each group using different mediums and my … Continue reading

Prosthetics – Week 6 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

Prosthetics – Week 6 (Semester 2) of Year 2 Makeup Artistry & Special Makeup Effects

The first lesson for my chosen fantasy creature design was held in the media classroom. The two classes (sculpting for creature design and body painting for fantasy creature design) had now been split so that each class could begin their … Continue reading