Well like most makeup artists sometimes for a variety of reasons I end up doing a lot of makeup looks on my self. They are not really my favorite for portfolio works but I do like to share them. This blog is the perfect place. I have pictures up from the last 2 looks I did. They are similar in feeling but have different colour schemes. I also did them the same day and only half of them were taken on a good camera by somebody who knows what they are doing. The other half were me with a phone. If there is anything you want to see like a demo video or a tutorial or just some characters you want to see on my face let me know and I will try to do it for you.
With spring finally here and the lilacs in full bloom it became
obvious a few weeks ago that a lilac themed photo shoot was in order.
Armed with a bucket and some clippers I set off to my parent’s
back yard to acquire the necessary
Once my fantastic model Sarah Taylor arrived it was just under 2
hours work to come up with a purple themed makeup featuring an ombre lip and to
fill her hair with as many flowers as it would hold. After
hair and makeup it was up to Barry Armstrong photographer extraordinaire to
capture the days events.
We soon finished with indoor pictures and seeing as the rain had
been nice enough to hold off just a bit longer we ventured outside to take some
pictures in the grass and with a conveniently located lilac bush.
A successful day in all my house smelled wonderfully of lilacs
and we had a lot of fun.
It was a year ago today that I drove home from my lab job for the
last time. The last time I had a full time job. The same day I officially became
a full time makeup artist. It has been a really interesting year. There have
been brides and photo shoots, corporate events and birthday parties, zombies
and body painting. I had my first opportunity to work on a union film set and
out of town work road trips. I want to thank all my family and friends for
believing in me especially on the days I didn’t. J it has been great
year and I can’t wait to see what the next one has in store.
Well it is blog time and I find myself woefully without a photographer. So instead of continuing a look at spring I will give you a picture of me fire spinning with FireStorm at BasBuss screening of a Bloom film. It was a fun night and I did get to break out the face paint and put something fun on my face for it.
I will give you the next installment of spring makeup trends next week and we will look at adding this seasons blue and green colours to your eye shadow .
But first here is my fun Easter makeup that I put together a few days ago while my photographer was still around.
Hey. So I know it is the end of St Patricks day but I thought I would show the green makeup I had on today and one other look I did a few days ago.
The first one is from a few days ago and is a green gold combination. This look was done cut crease style with gold in the inner corners of the eye fading to green in the outer corners. A dark brown sparkly colour was put over eyeliner for the crease to help blend the sharp line at the top towards the eye brow.
The look was finished off with some blush and a darker red lip.
Today's look was inspired by my new sugarpill eye shadows. Endeavoring to use as many as possible I started with white in the center blending to yellow and then green. With a dark brown in the crease to mellow out the bright colours this look is striking but still easy to wear anywhere.
I finished this one off with a more peach coloured lip not wanting to have the lips too bright so they compete with the dramatic eye makeup.
I hope everybody had a fantastic St Patrick's day complete with green beer and green makeup