A beautiful day and what do I get to do?… a three hour round trip on the the bus and skytrain for a pre-shoot meeting down in Surrey! It was worth it though, haha! The meeting went well and then I got to sit out on our 23rd floor balcony for dinner
Basically what happened was that I met with the designer/maker of the lingerie that we’re shooting for (Robyn at Satin Lillie Creations) and we went through some photos and magazine clips to see what kind of image she is thinking of for with each model (there’ 5). It’s one thing me as the Make-up Artist to think “oh I know what would look good” and another thing for us to be in agreement as to what the client was thinking and what I can advise! Robyn said she has no idea about make-up, but she still had some ideas on how dramatic she wants to go and what styles she does or doesn’t want for each of the models (sophisticated/young and innocent, etc).
It was a good meeting and I came away having seen photos of the models (five of them), the clothing that will be worn and an idea of what the designer is looking for. For the actual shoot I’ll have Clarissa Jorquera there to help. She’s nearing the end of her make-up course at Vancouver Film School and is extremely talented, so it will be lovely to have her with me for me day! (Yay for Clarissa!)
Ian sent me some more of the edited images from our shoot.
Clarissa’s look was inspired by the 1920′s, but I personalised it a bit too. She has such a great face, with perfect big, sleepy eyes for a dark, 20′s smudged look. It’s basically black on the lids and smudged all the way around the eyes, then a bold shimmery red almost right up to the brows. There’s a few bits and pieces blended in too, but I liked the strength of the red against the black so I didn’t do too much blending at the edges to keep it quite sharp. Top and bottom lashes from MAC (absolutely gorgeous and great quality!).
I borrowed a friends waistcoat to add a little edge and pull the piece together
Ian Redd sent me the first edited images from my test shoot the other week. This is Megan, the lovely actress who stepped in at the last minute when my first girl couldn’t make it (a massive thankyou to Megan for that!!):
The first look for Megan was a simple, classic cat eye (inspired by the 1940′s/50′s), heavy contouring of the lid with a taupy brown and a bit of natural lip stain on her mouth. I filled in her eyebrows a bit but messed them up a little too as I like the contrast between the clean winged cat eye and the messy hair of her brows. I also used very long lashes from MAC ( I foget which style/number) on her top lashes.
The second look was slightly inspired by the 20′s, dark eyes and pouty cupid bow mouth, but I winged the smokey eye out a bit to suit Megans face and gave her a messy red pout. There’s red over her eyelid and into the inner corner of her eyes for a slightly vampy addition, and added lashes just below her bottom lash line at the outer corner for extra drama (again from MAC, Yay for Pro Discounts!! )
Whilst doing more research about what kind of images to put into a make-up portfolio, I came across a post that said to stay well clear of “headshot” style images. These probably come under that catagory (which makes sense as Ian is a popular headshot photographer), but I think they’re nice images to start me off, and the whole shoot experience was great practice. Of course, I’ll continue to find more projects to work on and continually add to/change my portfolio (both online and hard copy).
More images still to come of Megan and of Clarissa