Archive - April 2017

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My drag queen boyfriend
2
Photo Shoot day 📸
3
Avant Garde!
4
Special effects makeup
5
Fantasy Bald Cap!

My drag queen boyfriend

My inspiration is from the famous Irish drag queen Panti bliss. Rory O’Neill, also known by his stage name as Panti. Panti Bliss is a drag queen and gay rights activist from Ballinrobe, County Mayo, Ireland. Panti regularly hosts the annual Dublin Pride celebrations, which take place in the month of June every year.

Before pic!

Before pic!

Products used:

Pritt stick
Supercolor
NYX banana powder
Inglot Foundation 41
NYX concealer
NYX contour and highlight palette
Eyebrow gel 16
Morphe palette 35P
Gel liner 77
Inglot sparkling dust (02)
Kylie Jenner lip kit (koko)
Duo glue
Strip lashes penny’s (volume)

Progress photo!

Progress photo!

Step by step:

I brushed my models eyebrows up with a spooly brush with pritt-stick on it.
I then used my decanting tool to apply 3 layers of pritt-stick flat on the brushed up eyebrows.
I then concealed the eyebrows with a salmon colour I made with my supercolours.
I then powdered with the NYX banana powder.
I then applied the Inglot 41 foundation all over the face.
I then applied the NYX concealer under my models eyes centre of the nose, forehead and chin.
I then used the super colours for my dark contour.
I set the concealer with the NYX banana powder.
I contoured under the cheekbones, top of the forehead and edges of the nose.
I set the dark contour with the NYX contour palette in the darkest shade.
I then highlighted the cheekbones, tip of the nose and Cupid’s bow using the Inglot sparkling dust (02)
I then outlined the brows on the forehead and gave them a high arch dramatic look.
I then filled it in with the gel liner 16.
For the eyes I used the highlight shade from the NYX contour and highlight palette and applied all over the lid.
Then for the crease I used a shimmery purple from the 35p palette.
Then for the outside of the eye I used a dark matte purple.
I then I applied gel liner 77 to the the top lid dragging it out dramatically to give the drag queen look.
I then applied the strip lashes from Penneys using duo glue and tweezers.
I over drew the lips with penneys nude lip liner to make the lips look plump and obvious they were overdrawn.
Then applied the koko lip kit all over the lips.

Progress photo!

Progress photo!

Hair and costume

I used a short blonde wig for the hair. I also used a hair clip to clip to the wig and sparkly gloves for hands. The model was wearing a purple top. And then I placed a black feather scarf around him.

Finished look!

Finished look!

I really enjoyed doing this look and happy with the end result. I made a mistake my trying to add craft glitter to the eyelid which I know now not to do again as it went everywhere. Overall I’m happy with the finished look!

Photo Shoot day 📸

Our college offers an end of the year professional photo shoot day! It’s not marked or anything it is simply to have a professional quality photo added in to your portfolio 😄

I decided to do a bridal and a photographic (evening) look for the photo shoot day!

I brought in my twin sister to model for me! I was a bit hesitant about bringing her in as she is the worst person to work on 🙄 She is the type to ask about every single thing your putting on her face. She also moans a lot about how long it takes. I love her and all but she is a nightmare to work with LOL!


Throwback 👭

Throwback 👭

Also if I had a Euro for everytime someone asked me this day if she was my twin I would be very rich.

 

Throwback 👭😎

Throwback 👭😎

Anyway…😄

I started off with the bridal makeup. I did flawless yet effortless looking skin and a neutral eye and lip. I chose to do a very subtle bridal look as a lot of brides are sceptical of their makeup looking to OTT on the most important day of their lives. It is very neutral but flawless.

Bridal photo shoot 👰🏼

Bridal photo shoot 👰🏼

 

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Then I did the photographic look! This look was vibrant yellow eyes with a bold brown lip and heavy contour and highlight. I wanted this look to be dramatic to catch people’s eyes.

 

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Forgot to get a photo at the ring light in college! So McDonald's lighting will do 😂

Forgot to get a photo at the ring light in college! So McDonald’s lighting will do 😂

The photographer was amazing he gave such great direction to Shannon and she was fantastic! I’m delighted she was my model.

Can’t wait to see the professional photos!

 

Avant Garde!

The avant-garde are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox, with respect to art, culture, and society. The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm.

Products used
Mac prep and prime
Inglot foundation (41)
NYX concealer
NYX contour and highlight pro palette
NYX banana powder
ABH modern Renaissance palette (tempera)
ABH modern Renaissance palette (warm taupe)
ABH modern Renaissance palette (Cyprus umber)
Inglot brow gel (16)
Inglot eyeliner gel (77)
Kylie Jenner true brown lip kit (liner and matte liquid lipstick)

Progress photo!

Progress photo!

Step by step
I started off by spraying primer all over the face with the mac prep and prime.
I then applied Inglot 41 foundation all over the face.
I then added NYX concealer on the lids and under the eyes. I set the face and concealer with NYX banana powder.
I then used the dark shade from the NYX contour and highlight pro palette to contour the cheeks and forehead.
For the eyes I applied the tempera shade all over the lid.
I then added the warm taupe in the crease of the eye as a transition shade.
I then applied Cyprus umber (dark brown) in the outer corners of the eyes.
I then added 77 gel liner to the upper lid and the water line.
I blended out the bottom lash line using the warm taupe shade.
For the eyebrows I added Inglot 16 brow gel.
For the lips I used Kylie Jenner true brown lip kit.
I pared my lip liner and lip lined the lips upwards to make them look fuller.
I then added the liquid lipstick on my lipstick brush and applied all over the lips.
I then added aquacolours to the left side of the face.
I started off with red aquacolours with a fine tip art brush.
I applied this to the eye brow, forehead, side of the nose, cheek and left side of the lip.
I then stippled on some blue with an art brush.
I applied this on the forehead, lip, at the bottom of the nose and the left eye lid.
I then applied yellow to the eyebrow and eyelashes.

Finished look!

Finished look!

Reflection
For this look I got to do a look as random and weird as we wanted. I didn’t want to go over board so I just did normal makeup with a hint of aquacolour. I am happy how effective the look turned out. Shout to my bestfriend Leah for her help with this one 😁

Special effects makeup

This week’s assignment was to create a look including bruises and grazes. I chose this look to highlight the issue of domestic violence. According to SafeIreland, domestic violence is “the physical, emotional, sexual or mental abuse of one person by another within close, intimate or family relationships. In most situations the abuser uses a range of abusive behaviours to gain and ensure power and control over the other person and these abusive actions often get worse over time.”

Facechart!

Facechart!

Products used

Barrier cream
Spirit gum
Wax
Vaseline
Baby powder
Supracolours
Blood
Glysterine

Progress photo!

Progress photo!

Step by step

I applied barrier cream to the whole face.
I the added spirit gum to the lip, nose and cheek.
I then applied wax on to these areas and smoothed them down with vaseline on my spatula.
I then powdered the wax with baby powder using a fluffy brush.
I then slit threw the wax and added colour.
I added red everywhere on the wax using a small thin art brush.
I then added dark maroon to the highest point of the wax using a small thin art brush.
Then I added blood to the inside of the slits.
I then did an old bruise on one eye.
By doing this I added yellow to the eye lid, inner eye and under eye.
I then added the smallest bit of green to the same areas using a the same fluffy brush.
I then added purple closer to the inner eye and blended lightly outward using a small fluffy brush.
I then added Vaseline to the eye using my ring finger to make it look shiney.
I then mixed red and maroon together on my decanting tray.
Then using my stipple sponge I dipped it in this colour and then lightly stroked the forehead to make a scrape.
I then desired to add bruises to the arms.
I used yellow, green and purple shades to make it look like old hand mark bruises on the arms.
Lastly I sprayed glysterine under the eyes to make it look like tears.

Progress photo!

Progress photo!

Hair and costume

For hair I back combed it to look messy. Costume I put a dressing gown on the model to show she doesn’t leave the house because she doesn’t want anyone to see her cuts and bruises. I also made a help me sign to show she is crying for help from domestic violence.

Finished look!

Finished look!

I enjoyed doing this look as it had a variety of grazes to do such as bruises scrapes and black eyes. From practicing I learned that the less wax the better! so I used as little as possible and thought it looked effective and real. If I was to do this look again I would maybe add in a latex scar to show a more serious side to domestic violence but other than that I was really happy with this look.

Helplines: 

Women’s Aid

Free Phone: 1800 341 900

Open: 24/7

OR

Safe Ireland
Telephone: +353 90 6479078
Fax: +353 90 6479090
Email: office@safeireland.ie

Fantasy Bald Cap!

When I think of the word fantasy I think of beautiful flying creatures such as butterflies. So I immediately knew I wanted to do a look with butterflies. I was inspired by the idea of butterflies being connected to a loved one who has passed on. To make it a happy fantasy look I added a lot of colour.

Products used

Hair gel
Bald cap
Spirit gum
Acetone
Supracolours
Baby powder
Clown white
Aquacolours
Inglot eyeshadow (yellow, orange, pink & blue)
Gel liner (77)
Inglot highlighter (01)
Sultry lashes
Butterflies

Progress photo!

Progress photo!


Progress photo!

Progress photo!

Step by step

I started off by flattening the hair with water and hair gel and a comb.
I tied the hair back into a low ponytail.
I then added powder into the bald cap to check for any folds and rips.
I then placed the bald cap over the head and cut around the areas I didn’t need.
I stuck down the bald cap with spirit gum.
I then smoothed out the edges with acetone on a cotton bud.
I the colour corrected the hair with a purple/ brown colour from the supracolours.
I then powdered the the colour.
I then used my clown white all over the head,face and neck.
I set everywhere with baby powder.
I then started with my yellow eyeshadow.
I place this in the centre of the forehead, inner eyelids, under the chin and cheeks.
I then went in with the orange on the outer lids and cheeks for contour and also collar bones.
I then went in with dark pink and used it on either side of the head, middle of head and collar bones.
Then I used blue on sides of the head and neck.
I then applied gel liner 77 to the eyelids and winged it a tiny bit.
I then used sultry lashes on the bottom lid using duo glue to stick down.
Using the Inglot highlighter (01) I used this on the collar bones to make them glow.
I then used aquacolours to make splashes on the head and collar bone.
I used the colours blue, yellow and red.
I stuck down the butterflies with spirit gum.
One butterfly is held in the mouth by the model.

The finished look!

The finished look!

Out of all my looks this is my favourite. Strangely enough it was a look I was slightly unprepared for but turned out as my best look. The splashes of colour was a last minute decision but I’m delighted I added it in. If I was to do this look again I would add aquacolours to where the eyeshadow is for a more vibrant effect.

RDS!!!!

When I was asked to recreate this look at the Irish beauty show in the RDS I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited but also nervous! On the day I felt the pressure as I was representing my college Vanity X. It was a great feeling when strangers were coming up taking photos of MY work! It was a dream come true. Even though it wasn’t as good as the first time I did it I loved how it was more vibrant. I loved the whole experience.

My Instagram post😁

My Instagram post😁

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