Happy New Year! We are just about to end the first month of the year and I have been hitting the ground running. With so many adventures planned already MakeUp Me is in for a fantastic year.
So far this year I have done makeup for photography shoots with some stunning bikini models, clients, portrait models too.
Bikini Model makeup is far different to other makeup and remembering that they are to be photographed as well, creates its own challenges. I love the creativity and challenges this style of makeup brings. The biggest challenge is creating beautiful makeup that is stunning through the camera lens while looking more natural and not over done, the less is more look whilst applying more makeup then you would to a client. I do love the makeup looks where they are a bit more dramatic. I can't wait to do the red lipstick with a more strong eye on a stunning model.
Here are some of the images with the makeup I did for this shot event. With many photographers coming along the atmosphere was amazing. There is also a video that goes along with the event. you will see me blowing up the beach ball and applying makeup.
A couple weeks later I got to work with more models and photographers in January with Models: Don, Jaslyn, Kimberly and Cheyenne. They are all different personalities, skin tones and looks. I love the verity models bring and the individual challenges, this brings to makeup. Making sure the foundation matches perfectly as the photograph will pick it up instantly, making sure the eye shadow is well blended and that the eyes pop as well.
This next shoot took place at Newcastle Baths. Although we are right in the middle of summer we seem to have had a cold snap on shoot day. The models where as professional as always and took getting in the water the way any professional should. Wind caused some hair issues with getting in the way of makeup application but as always MakeUp Me faces challenges head on and delivers every time. Don arrived with makeup on miss understanding the conversation I had with all the models, just another challenge I took on the chin and got on with it. With limited time as we are racing against the sunset I removed the foundation and left the eye and lipstick creating a more dewy natural look to the skin, suited to photography. Here are the images taken by myself and other photographers. (so many haven't posted yet)
Just this week I got to work on another shoot this time summer wear at the lake. The day again provided some challenges with 40+ degree Celsius day. I was happy to say my makeup didn't melt given I put it into a lunch box with ice bricks to prevent foundation, concealer, lipstick all from melting and separating. I also got to practice my photography skills again if you have yet to notice I have picked up a camera and wanting to learn how to take amazing images of my clients after my work is done didn't think I would love it so much that I want to take it further then just my clients.
Here is some of the images myself and Steve Tyne have taken. Many others are yet to process their images. Hopefully I can update this post soon and add their images too.
Outside of working with all these amazing models and photographers I have also worked with clients. Pokolbin adventures for weddings have been high on my list also. Before Christmas lots of wedding makeup too. It is the best feeling to help a bride feel relaxed and beautiful on her day!
With many adventures yet to come I will leave this here and do a new blog letting you all know where I will be and when so you can book me in too.
MakeUp Me Love to you all
A couple of weekends ago, I spent creating so many different looks which were such fun. Creating looks for a photo shoot, wedding and a formal meant so many different looks with all having one thing in common. The skin was to be the hero.
This weekend all started on Thursday for me, as I prepared a young sweet lady to attend her Year 12 formal. She was a non-makeup wearer with a heart of gold. The added bonus was meeting her dogs and my gosh they were adorable. Samantha doesn't wear makeup very often if at all so we planned a look that was simply elegant but still had the glam look, this was subtle but still made an impact.
I created eyes that whereof soft pinks and purples (don't think 80's purples, it was much more subtle than this) with a nude matte lip. For this look, I focused the attention on Samantha's amazing and beautiful eyes. With a thin eyeliner and false lashes with those soft colours on the eye, it brought her dress to life as well as her eyes. Samantha's hair needed to embrace the messy look her already curly/fuzzy hair was. Poor Samantha she is one of those who goes fuzzy when it is humid and this day the storm clouds were rolling in during the afternoon.
The full list of makeup products I used for Samantha's makeup look.
Face and cheeks
Friday comes along and I get to work on a photo shoot. This time my model is Mexican and omgosh she is stunning sweet and lovely. The theme of the shoot was summer relaxed with a touch of glam. I started of Azul's makeup with a soft pink shadow and a more nude lip. As the outfits changed so did the makeup with more intense eyes and then lastly a darker lip. Azul's hair was simple with a curl to create flow, framing and a softness for the images we were to create. Although I don't have the full set of images yet I can show you one look with a beauty shot.
For Azuls makeup I used the following products.
Face and cheeks
As Saturday rolls around I get even more excited for the weekend. It is a client wedding day and the sun is shining. I headed off to Aberdeen which was just over 1.5 hrs drive away from my studio. Arriving at the venue was a delight it was a very old house with such beauty with plenty of hands helping the bride and groom set up the entire event as this was a DIY type of wedding.
A country style wedding with a touch of class was the order of the day so I set on getting the bridesmaid ready for the wedding with makeup and hair. I just loved the simple but elegant makeup I created which seems to have been the weekend makeup theme. Soft pinks and false lashes with soft curls, with the wind we ended up pulling the sides back to reduce the hair in face issues during the important times of the day.
To learn more about booking in a wedding makeup artist or even a special occasions makeup artist check out my blog Bridal Bookings.
Bridesmaid products used for both hair and makeup.
Face and cheeks
The bride was just a delight, and a pleasure to meet. After rushing around all morning and being asked a million and one questions I sat the bride Emily down and said to all the helpers that she is requiring a drink and some food while she relaxes in peace to get ready. This is my favorite part of a wedding, getting the bride to sit in my makeup chair and just relax and enjoy some pampering before the chaos of the wedding day begins. I make sure she has some food and a drink just a small one to enjoy whilst relaxing.
Emily was a complete delight as she relaxed getting pampered and as she glimpsed a guest walking past the window the nerves and the realness kicked in and she was just adorable. Emily's hair was similar to her bridesmaids with a slight twist to the pulled back look. I added a fishtail braid to one side.
Bridal makeup and hair products used to create this look.
Face and cheeks
This was one hectic three days of work and boy was it a lot of fun and I loved every minute of it, with my highlight of the 3 days being the smiles on my clients face when they got to see their final looks in the mirrors. For further images of each look click on the links or go to the gallery page. To book in or make an inquiry feel free to contact me.
Dreams do come true!
A freelance makeup artist located in the Newcastle, NSW, Australia area. Ready to share my passion with the world to create a more beautiful and loving experience.