|Posted on 12 February, 2018 at 13:35||comments (3)|
So... You're on a make-up job in Central London and you need to leave in rush hour. (Hell!) You have to walk to an overground station, take a train (no seats!) to a central station - get off - walk down long, packed tunnels and up stairs - catch a tube after waiting aaaaages (still no seats!) - get off - walk down more long tunnels - change lines again - up stairs - out to a busy street - walking miles to the venue (because you want to save on the cab fare!)... Sound familiar to anyone?! You'...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 26 January, 2018 at 14:00||comments (0)|
I have done many split palette/one stroke workshops. To take your face or body painting to the next level this technique is a MUST!
There are many small spilt/one stroke stripe products on the market. Or for a less expensive option you can put two or three Snazaroo face paints (one light, one medium, one dark) in the fridge to harden a bit (not too hard or they'll break!). Get a knife and cut into thirds. Scoop them out ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 30 December, 2017 at 15:05||comments (0)|
September 2017 - I started teaching a (part-time) 20 week VTCT Make-up Artistry course for adults at Fareham College, Hampshire. Wonderful college with great facilities and extremely helpful staff. It ends late February but may start again if enough students sign up. Loans are available. The units consist of:
- Make-up Application & Instruction
- Media Make-up/Special FX/Casualty/Theatrical
- Fashion Photographic
|Posted on 1 March, 2017 at 19:55||comments (1)|
As a guest lecturer I was asked to teach 1960s makeup.
Think of the first modern super-models, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, the style of Mary Quant with either strong colours or going purely monotone for eyes - with pale lips. Opaque, wavy lines, long, false lashes for doll eyes, OTT and WAY OUT THERE! Or super sexy Barbarella, Brigit Bardot and Sophia Loren with doe eyes using black, flicked, liquid eye liner. Not forgetting the ultra sophisticated Tippy Hedren sleek, smart, secretary l...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 January, 2017 at 20:00||comments (0)|
I recently showed students from Fareham College how to produce quick, freestyle body art swirls for tribal tattoo styles (Polynesian, Maori, Indian, etc.) in aqua face/body paints. This 'press and release' technique needs to obviously be practiced a lot in order to produce swift, perfectly curved shapes... For a realistic tattoo look - add loose talcum powder over the top to set the image, bringing the shine down.
Below are some of my own designs produced for clients at parties and fest...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 January, 2017 at 19:05||comments (0)|
I have done total look styling for performers and staff at many 1920s/30s theme nights at top venues in central London and around the UK. As a Hair & Media Makeup lecturer, I was recently asked to show some students at Fareham College pin curling and finger waving. Also typical makeup from this era which included eyebrow blocking for higher, thinner, pencilled-in brows.
A simplified 1920s look that I did for a long line o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 January, 2017 at 15:55||comments (3)|
As a guest lecturer I was asked to teach this workshop for Fareham College Level 3 Production Arts Students. It is very hard to find information on this so I've decided to share the workshop with you... Some of the students used single wire taped and twined together... I have only photographed the sample I made which used chicken wire. The college didn't have any smooth weft hair strips to cover th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 19 September, 2016 at 15:00||comments (0)|
This is one of my favourite themes... combining a Midsummer Nights Dream with Celtic/Pagan earthiness; a colour mix of gold/bronze, browns and greens.
I love the images of satyrs and numphs so this was a good reason to bring them to life! My wonderful client (whom I have worked with for many years) wanted a 'hunting' aspect to the dancers' and human statues' hair, makeup, body art and costumes as well.
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|Posted on 15 June, 2016 at 20:15||comments (0)|
I long resisted using an airbrush for body painting, temporary tattoos and T-shirt/tote bag creations. Why? Carrying around a large/heavy compressor and regularly having to clean out blocked airguns for a start. However - I have now (at last!) taken up this challenging artistic technology thanks to client demand. At parties and festivals my colleagues and I can swiftly write freehand 'names' or 'stencil' images. Designs can also be pre-done before the event. This creative service is massive i...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 March, 2016 at 19:55||comments (0)|
I have made many different full face masks for our Mystique Masquerade meet and greet characters; here are a few... I spray painted plain, papier mache, mask bases and added the features and embelishments on top. You can get so many theme looks from the same mask - by just adding different wigs, head-dresses, costumes and accessories. These are all for sale along with their costumes. Workshops are available too.
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