I had to work on a showcase with three international designers… and had to make the makeup translate for all three. One designer’s clothing is full of sequins and feathers, the other is boho chic, and the third was clean and practical.
I figured the best bet was to go with something rich and neutral:
Actress, Artist, and Jewelry Designer Samantha Lockwood unveiled her latest designs for her company, Fleurings:
For makeup, the look was to be dewy, and sort of ‘ethereal.’ Once I saw how they were setting up the jewelry and the models, I totally understood why. I thought the result was rather beautiful. After I got the models ready, I did a quick makeup on Samantha…
…she was not a fan of my ‘dewy’ interpretation on her, so we powdered her before she took official pictures. I don’t mind… when it comes to makeup, the person wearing it should be totally comfortable with the results.
Pictures taken with my camera…
Some of Samantha’s Art:
I think she really likes flowers. 🙂
Pictures from the event photographer:
I did a quick makeup on a couple of models last night, for Em & Co’s Pop Up store in West LA:
One email, and then another email, and a third… and suddenly I was rushing from the Valley to West Hollywood to do a pop up event for the clothing line ‘KillDarling’ last night.
The look reminds me of a broken ‘Baby Doll’ — like a girl who realizes the death of her favorite fairytale, and has decided to preserve the memory with a bit of a rock n’ roll edge. With that in mind, I set out to create an interpretation on the model who was helping to showcase the line:
I didn’t have my camera… this was taken with my cell phone. My flash totally blew out her face… so the colors are a little funky. But I basically rimmed her eyes in black, purple, and rose-pink. She has a light pink flush on the apples of her cheeks, and a nude pink lip pencil on her lips, with a ‘silver’ lip gloss. I topped it off with big purple lashes. The effect was surreal, which is what I was going for.
Hopefully, the event photographer will have many more (read: better quality) pictures that I’ll be able to share.
The ladies behind the Broke Girl’s Guide took over local boutique Em & Co. for a night of practical, inexpensive beauty. My job was to share easy makeup tips with girls interested in taking their looks to the next level with a few simple steps.
That was the plan anyway…
I got there and the place was PACKED. I set up my chair and mini makeup kit, and along came my first interested girl. Before long, I was frantically cleaning brushes to get to the next person, and what began with sharing simple makeup tips, ended with me doing full-on makeup. Eveline (boutique owner) says next time I should put out a tip jar. I’m thinking… she’s totally right.
Here are the highlights:
I finally got pictures from the Benefit For Japan that I did recently. There was music, a fashion show, and sales of special t-shirts… all the proceeds went to the Koyamada Foundation, which sends aid to victims of Japan’s earthquakes and tsunami. I managed to find photos of the four people that I actually put makeup on…
I think those are the twins from that Disney show. Anyway, my makeup brushes graced the faces of Shin Koyamada (The Last Samurai), the lovely woman in the middle (organic jewelry designer), and the lovely woman on the end (Koyamada’s wife).
Koyamada’s wife again. She was very specific that she did NOT want dark colors around her eyes. Yes Ma’am.
The jewelry designer with the models and clothing designer Mayumi Bradshaw (on the end). I believe Bianca did Mayumi’s makeup.
All in all, it was a good time, for a good cause. I was honored to be a part of it.
A recent fashion installation job came with specific orders to use black (A LOT OF BLACK… she says) all around the eyes with a simple nude lip. Since the fashion coordinator was showcasing a number of designers, she wanted to make sure the look was universal enough to do all of the clothes justice.
And I think that the photographer thought that it would be fun to do a bunch of shots in Black & White, because I ended up with these: