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Creating a Makeup Effect – One Model Place

diner_shot_with_hedleyPhoto by Matt Barnes, Westside Studio

Hi Everyone, I love creating different looks, hence I really love my career as a makeup/hair/spfx artist.

Although I have been involved in a number of great projects over the years, one of my recent favorites was a greaser-style shoot with the rock band, Hedley. Besides working with Hedley, one of the things that made this shoot so special was a top notch team including Matt Barnes (photographer), Courtney Boyd (producer), and Dwayne Kennedy (wardrobe stylist).

There is a lot that goes into the production of a large-scale photo shoot. Time is money and the shoot must run smoothly. Communication is very important, so budgets, looks, location and scheduling were all discussed at a pre-production meeting for this shoot took place. At the end of the day, we needed to put together a well-executed shoot and produce something awesome.

At the pre-production meeting, Matt Barnes explained the lighting, how the shots were going to be organized as well as what looks he liked for us to go with. From my end, I relayed to the producer my requirements that all of the models come with clean, dry hair, no makeup and no nail polish

The theme for this photo shoot was very “Greasers” inspired. Once learning about this, I researched a lot of 50’s looks that would compliment the concept. I also needed to go with great looks that could be done in the shortest amount of time with lasting power as there were 3 locations and some of the shots were outdoors. I watched the movie “Grease” for reference. On the shoot day, Dwayne, the models, Hedley, and Courtney all got organized. Since all the shots were group shots and everyone was a “hero” (no background talent), it meant we all had to work well and quickly as a team. Dwayne would take certain models and dress them while I started on hair. Read more…

Enjoy!

Thanks so much to OMP for this opportunity.

Hi Everyone,

Spring is finally here and Mother’s Day is coming up!  I am a huge fan of Dermalogica products.  Dermalogica has recently come out with a Face Mapping Campaign.  It is a complimentary service.  Here is more information –

http://www.facemapnation.com/CA 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlfum4fgb-k

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Before and After Makeup - Get the Look
Anokhi Media

Fresh Faced Day Look – Before and After for Anokhi Media

Thanks so much to Anokhi Media.

http://www.anokhimedia.com/blog/fresh-faced-day-look-before-after

Enjoy!

The Best Makeup Artist Tools for OMP Members

Hi Everyone,

My name is Natalia Zurawska. I have been a professional makeup/hair/spfx artist for the last 10 years. There are so many amazing products on the market today. Here are just a few I could not live without. If you are a professional makeup artist, try these out – true time and money savers as well as great quality! I have included some great tips as well.

Enjoy!

Dermalogica’s Pre Cleanse Wipes

These amazing wipes are perfect for removing environmental pollutants, sunscreen, waterproof mascara and more. I like to use them on myself as well as on set. Infused with aloe, apricot oil, rice bran and Vitamin E , they nourish the skin and don’t clog pores. Use alone or add a little water to create a cleansing milk before fully washing your face. No artificial fragrance, colour or parabens. Comes in a package of 20 for $18.

www.dermalogica.ca


The Zuca Artist Backpack

The Zuca Artist Backpack is perfect for the artist on the go. The innovative design features 4 clear vinyl-lined pockets on the door panel to store small items. A very clever strap is perfect for storing alligator clips.

This amazing backpack also features 2 clear vinyl-lined Utility Pouches – (can accommodate up to 4) used for organizing all tools and products.

It includes a thermal pocket for a flat and curling iron so there is no need to wait for cool down. Built in straps secure the backpack to your Zuca rolling case. Even the straps are ergonomically designed and the back is padded.

The backpack is perfect to set up anywhere and transforms into a sleek workstation. The convenient strap holds the door open for easy access.

$139.00

www.zuca.com

Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage

I love the Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier. It comes in a variety of tones perfect for every complexion. I also love that you can customize your colour because of the two-hue pans. It is perfect if you or talent get a bit of a tan or lose a little colour without having to get a new product. A little goes a long way and stays put all day with no creasing, drying or discoloration. Infused with chamomile, Vitamins A, C and E, it is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. Apply with a concealer brush and use your clean hand as a palette to mix desired shade. Apply to under eyes and blemishes by blending gently outwards. $38 for .26oz pans. Concealer brush $32

Best Tip*

Apply after foundation so you don’t wipe it away. If you are doing a dark smoky eye, it is best to apply shadow first and let the residual eye shadow fall. Clean off after a few minutes and apply concealer. It prevents the concealer and eye shadow from creating a messy mix.

$38.00

www.lauramercier.com

M.A.C Eye Shadow Palette

Every makeup artist as well as makeup lover should have one! The case size is 4.25’ by 7.5’ and contains 15 little circle containers to pop in the eye shadows which you can customize. I notice that some artists like to take out the “holding circles” and fit in many more eye shadows as the case is magnetic. Whatever floats your boat I personally like to keep them apart as I notice there is much less shattering and mixing of shades. Empty palette available at M.A.C stand alone stores $12.50. Each shadow $13.50 each. You can also get a free shadow for recycling 6 empty containers.

www.maccosmetics.com

Best Tips*

If you happen to get a regular pot eye shadow from M.A.C you can wiggle the little lip where you open it with a knife. Heat up a flat iron and pop the little pan and eye shadow on the heat checking every few seconds. Simply wiggle the eye shadow out if its plastic pan and pop into your palette. Voila!

You can use wax paper to protect your flat iron however I find it works better without, just keep an eye on it. Wipe your flatiron down with a wet wipe afterwards while it is hot by clamping it down and running it through a few times. It will get rid of any previous hair product residue as well as anything melted.

Clean the palette easily by spraying 70% rubbing alcohol. If any of the shadows have shattered a little, make a little paste with the alcohol and leave the lid open to dry. Clean around the edges with a q-tip or folded over paper towel.

Image courtesy of www.makeupgeek.com

A Variety of Mascara Wands

As a professional makeup artist, I have noticed it is not so much the formulation of the mascara unless it is waterproof but the brush that makes the biggest difference.

Some brushes give a very natural effect while others provide a lot of drama and depending on the look hence, it is great to have a lot of brushes on hand. Since it is unhygienic to use the same brush on many eyes, I cut the brush wands out of the new mascaras and wash gently after every use.

For brides and any type of sport/water involving shoots I love to use the Lash blast 24 hour mascara by CoverGirl. It stays put through sweat and tears and creates a beautiful natural look with defined lashes along with noticeably added volume and length. $10

www.covergirl.ca

For a major effect, I love the new “They’re Real” mascara by Benefit. The brush hugs each lash and saturates it so well making eyes pop. The effect is gorgeous and dramatic! $29

www.benefitcosmetics.com

Best Tips*

If you are out of eyeliner, gently swipe your eyeliner brush along the mascara wand and use it as liner in a pinch. Layer on for a defined look or smudge out using a q-tip.

Replace mascara every 3 months to prevent eye infection.

Never pump mascara in the tube – it just dries it out. Instead, swirl it in the tube.

Best Tips*

Keeping an ice pack or heat packet in your kit depending on the season and especially if you are shooting on location.

Makeup is expensive as well as fragile. Weather can effect the formulation. By keeping ice packs covered in a sandwich bag (to prevent condensation) or heat packets, this can greatly reduce the chances of any texture and quality changes. This works well in kits as well as personal makeup bags. Both are available at the dollar store. The interchangeable heat/cool pack works very well too.

I hope you have enjoyed my tips.

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All the best,

Natalia Zurawska
Makeup/Hair SPFX

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Blooming Beauty Buzz: Hottest Spring Makeup Trends

After our incredibly long winter, spring is just around the corner. The trends for spring 2014 are much bolder than in the previous years sporting the bright shades of green, blue and violet.

  • Orange is the new “it” shade for lips.
  • Skin is dewy and fresh.
  • Low ponytails, wisps and braids are your go-to hair trends this season.

Here are my favourite beauty tips. Enjoy!

How to get the “dewy skin” look:

Dermalogica makes an amazing Cover Tint. Natural light-diffusing agents combined with Iron Oxides blur lines, brighten and moisturize skin, providing an even skin tone, while SPF 20 helps protect skin from sun damage. Comes in three shades that truly compliment almost any complexion. I always like to add a little dab to collar bones and where skin is exposed for a uniform look.

dermatologica-spf-20-cover-tint-makeup

Tip:
Apply cover tint first and add a little concealer to blemishes and under eyes. This prevents from rubbing away the concealer when applying a foundation. Use fingers for both applications, as the warmth promotes easy blending. When applying concealer, gently cover the imperfection and blend away the edges.

I love the concealer by Cover FX. The colours are vast for every ethnicity. The coverage is exceptional, as well as moisturizing, and lasts for hours.

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The application of a bright eye shadow or eye liner is key to having beautiful, eyes that dazzle.

A great way to get the look is to use a bright blue, green or violet shade as an accent. Apply just a thin trace of eyeliner along the eyelid or in the inner corners of the eyes. Mature women should avoid anything with sparkle. For an evening look, apply the shadow to the entire eyelid – looks gorgeous. To get the perfect look, blend upwards, making sure that eye shadow application is symmetrical and does not go above your eyelid. Darker variations of green, blue and violet look best.

Tip:
Wet an eyeliner brush and use eye shadow as eyeliner if you have none on hand.

Remember: you never want to have extremely dramatic eyes and lips together. Choose to focus on either eyes or lips, while keeping the other muted.

I love eye shadow quads by Clinique. With fun names like Galaxy for blues, On Safari for greens and Going Steady for purples, your eyes have never looked so gorgeous!

I also love that the palette comes with instructions for application.

If you prefer a more natural look, the Teddybear quad is simply stunning and looks great with a more orange or even natural toned lip.

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Tip:
Apply a little concealer to eyelids to keep eye shadow on for hours.

For lips, orange is here to stay for spring! I love the new moisturizing jumbo lipsticks by Elizabeth Arden that come in two shades – coral reef and sunrise. Both are beautiful shades. The lipstick is a jumbo pencil that is incredibly moisturizing and comes with a sharpener.

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For your mane, wisps and no fuss hair is in. I personally love the messy wavy, tousled look. For optimum results, spray dry hair with a protecting spray such as the Thermal Creations Heat Protecting Spray. It not only protects the hair from heat, but also reduces frizz, keeps the style and smells great. I love the little lock on the bottle as well to prevent skills.

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Begin by parting hair to your liking. For large no-fuss waves, I love the Revlon Ceramic Jumbo Waver. It takes only a few minutes as you can take big strands of hair. Simply hold down and release. Finger tousle. You can either wear hair down or in a low ponytail. Secure with a clear elastic. For added pizzaz, hide the elastic with a thin strand of your hair by wrapping it around and securing with a matching bobby pin underneath. Finish with a spray. I love the Climate Control Hairspray by Tresemme. It provides great hold regardless of the weather, yet you can still brush through it.

All the best and Happy Spring!

To get my new e-book “I’m Not Making This Up” which features all of the best beauty tips and tricks please go to my website: http://www.colourchameleon.com

[Image Credit: dermatologica.ca, coferfx.com, sephora.com, elizabetharden.com, tresemme.ca]

Thanks to The Lioness Woman’s Club for this article. www.lionesswomansclub.com

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