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
I organised a photoshoot (or test shoot) with Ian Redd at Ian Redd Photograhy here in Vancouver and I think it went well
One of my original models backed out at the last minute due to work but Ian sent out a casting call on his Facebook page and a lovely young actress called Megan Barrett answered. My other model was Clarissa Andrea, a friend of mine who I just knew would be great for the looks I wanted to try. Everyone was fantastic! I’m so thrilled to have been able to work with them and hope I get to do so more in the future!
The idea for the looks was kind of inspired by the 1930′s but with a vampy twist, if that makes sense, haha I had to change some things to fit my new model Megan, but she looked great. She has a natural “beach babe” look to her so it was fun vamping her up a bit with a black and red smokey eye and messy, pouty lips. I did two looks on Megan, the first being a simple winged liner and stained lips, the second being the smokey eye.
Clarissa had one look that we shot, then I added a bit of colour to her lips but kept the rest the same. I’m actually still not sure about the red lips and maybe should have left her with pale lips, but, you live… you learn! I borrowed a fantastic waistcoat from a friend at work (thanks Augustine!) for Clarissa to wear. It complimented Clarissa’s “cool/edgy” vibe and looked great in the photos with her skinny jeans and brown boots.
What happens now is that I get a CD with the photos on it and I get to choose the ones I want processed to be used on my website, in my portfolio, etc. Ian put a couple of the images up on Facebook already and I’m so pleased with them. I’ll put some images up on here as soon as I have them processed and what-have-you, then you can see everything for yourselves.