I hope you are having a good start to your week. Last night I had my fourth makeup artistry class. We learned makeup for photography and then did a real photo shoot (as opposed to the fake ones?!). We were each able to bring in a model, and could chose any look we wanted.
Of course, I chose my sister Krista (she is the resident FunnyFace Beauty model), and decided to give her a 1940's look. The night started out well. I was on my game, and can honestly say, I did the best winged liner I had ever done (it was so straight and pretty!). Then it was time for false lashes. BIG MISTAKE! I chose a very dramatic, heavy pair of lashes that winged out at the side. As soon as I put them on I knew I wasn't happy with them, but rather than take them off, I decided to try and work with them. ANOTHER BIG MISTAKE! They totally took away from my pretty winged liner and I was forced to make the eyes more dramatic, making the wings bigger and longer. Of course, my second attempt at winged liner didn't go as well as my first, and I spent the next half hour trying to make them look perfect again (they never quite got there).
In the end, I was pretty happy with the overall look (except for those darn lashes!), especially once I saw the way it looked on camera. I don't have any of the professional images yet, but I took a few pictures with my phone.
Of course, up close it looks like Krista has WAY too much makeup on (we kept saying she looked like a cross between a drag queen and a clown), but as anyone who has ever shot a makeup look knows, under the bright lights (or even natural light), you lose a lot of colour and therefore need to be over dramatic when creating your look. Here are a few shots I took:
While we're on the subject of makeup class, I also wanted to share a couple more face charts. I feel like I am starting to get the hang of them, and, in my opinion, think the looks keep getting better.
The first look (the blue one), is fairly good. I like the deep blue eyes and think it looks nice paired with a neutral lip. The only problems I notice are that: 1) the eyes aren't completely even, and 2) I went outside of the lip line with my lip colour.
Lid: Sugarpill 'After Party'
Crease: L'Oreal HIP 'Borrowing Blue'
Inner Eyelid: Urban Decay 'Alice'
Eyeliner: Annabelle 'Lapis'
Cheeks: MAC 'Prim and Proper'
Contour: MAC 'Sculpt' Powder
Lipliner: L'Oreal 'All About Pink'
Lipstick: Revlon 'Pink Truffle' Lip Butter
The second look is definitely my favourite so far. I was inspired by a colour blocking makeup post I wrote for Killer Kurves (check it out here) and love that both the eyes and the lips are bold and bright. I think this would be a great spring or summer look and can't wait to recreate it on a real face.
Lid: Sleek Acid Palette-Lime Green
Crease: Sleek Acid Palette-Khaki and MAC 'Rated R'
Outer V: MAC 'Humid'
Eyeliner: Annabelle 'Oh My Goth'
Cheeks: Barry M 'Rose' blusher and Korres 'Sunglow' bronzer
Contour: Bourjois 'Delice de Poudre'
Lipliner: MAC 'Pinkie'
Lipstick: MAC Candy Yum-Yum and Sleek Acid Palette 'Hot Pink'
I love all of the feedback I have been getting on my face charts and makeup looks. Constructive criticism is very helpful, so please keep it coming!
Would you sport any of the looks above? If you could choose to create any look for a photo shoot what would you choose?