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Creative Lip Practice Day!

21 May

Today I was supposed to be doing a fashion shoot, however my beautiful model is in hospital. 😦

So, to cheer myself up today, I’ve decided to focus on developing my creative lip work – because… why not!


Black lipstick with fine glitters.

More details on each look later. This is just to ease the writing length later…


Black lipstick with metallic powders.

Gold textured lips.

Gold textured lips.

I don’t know what it is about being tipsy; but it being the reason my career commenced, I can’t argue. Plus I couldn’t do ombre lips during the sober day so… here you go.

Red/white ombre lips.

Red/white ombre lips.



Old Age Makeup for Theatre

11 Mar

This was a hard one. Theatre/large stage makeup is so hard to get right – everything seems so wrong up close but once the model is at a distance the makeup seems so subtle!

Model: Eve Kearney. Old aged makeup for theater - first attempt.

Model: Eve Kearney. Old aged makeup for theater – first attempt.

I just used greasepaints and a bit of setting powder for this one – it could be developed into a character further by adding makeup to the now aged face.

I think this went ok for a first go… though it does make me laugh at how ‘bad’ it is. She reminds me of an old aged lego person.

Lego faces - no blending here!http://i.ebayimg.com/t/LEGO-LOT-OF-12-ASSORTED-CASTLE-MINIFIG-HEADS-VARIOUS-FACES-WITH-MUSTACHE-/00/s/MTM3M1gxMjE0/$(KGrHqF,!n8F!IhHh9zuBQPUOLg98w~~60_35.JPG

Lego faces – no blending here!

This is something I need to have another go at. I don’t think I’ll be using it as part of my final sfx piece for this semester as its really technical and really easy to get wrong, something that I will get beter at long term though for sure! I think the lines are ok… I’d rather use powder to shade out the face shape though as greasepaint just never seems to work right for me… it either blends out too much or it is too strong and fake looking!

Hopefully one day I’ll be on the level of the makeup artists such as  Fionagh Crush, who worked on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)!

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)http://willblogforfooddotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Fashion Assessment – Semester 1

4 Dec
Before and After Fashion Style Editing

Before and After Fashion Style Editing

Above is a picture of the makeup I did today for my fashion assessment. Overall I’m really happy with it. I decided to do a Fashion style edit to demonstrate how magazine images are often very different to the ‘real’ shot – it needs a bit of work but that all comes with practice 🙂

My original inspiration was game birds, and this evolved to the ocellated Turkey. I used an analogous colour theory, using oranges, yellows, greens and blues. Here are some images of the final work:


Thanks for taking a look 🙂