effects are special

Happy (very belated) New Year to you all and welcome to 2014!

It’s been a slow start to the year, what with holidays ending and getting back into College. Starting the year with a week of computers I might add! Not fun for a bunch of MUA’s to be stuck in a Computer lab but we survived…just! I was pleasantly surprised to receive my final images of the Special Effects Photoshoot we had at the end of last year before College broke out for Christmas holidays. 

My looks were modelled o my very good friend and flatmate, Clara Formosa! One look is a kidnap victim and the other one a Zombie. I was very happy with how my shoot turned out and the quality of the photos are amazing! I would also like to say a huge thank you to Colin Price, our photographer for his amazing direction and outstanding talent. The pictures are below so take a look – perhaps not over breakfast or dinner, depending on which side of the world you are! 

Vicky xo

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hittin’ the streetz

Class today consisted of an ‘Editorial Challenge’!

Each girl chose an image where the face was covered and depending on what the look was for the rest of the editorial was how we decided on our makeup look. This was anything from the clothes, to the hair and the colours and tones of the page. At the end we revealed to ourselves what the original makeup in the campaign was and a lot of us were shocked – the look was way off what we had produced. The great thing was that it didn’t matter as our looks also suited the editorials. Really goes to show how different looks and techniques can be adapted to portray a certain image a designer or company are aiming for.

Pictured is my model, Ailish Graydon with the editorial I chose to create a look for and also the final image. We had a bit of fun towards the end of class and dressed up before hitting the streets for a bit of a Street Style inspired photoshoot!

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A lot of us may need some modeling lessons, but at least we’ve got the makeup in the bag!

Also to give you an idea of what the makeup on the editorial was, it is pictured below!

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monday funday

Oh how I love commercial/editorial makeup!

Today we designed our looks based on a product we are ‘selling’ or for use in a commercial. Meaning basically we could do any look (within reason) as long as we had a good back up story for which commercial it would be used in. For our first looks we had to choose a makeup to sell, so either focusing on the eyes, lips or face. I chose to sell lipstick as I find perfecting lips as a slight weakness and took this as an opportunity to practice. The precision was so important in this look and keeping the skin flawless along with bare, natural eyes were also a must to ensure the lips stood out and caught your eye.

ImageFor the second looks, we were allowed to sell anything and because the demo our tutor, Marie-Therese, gave us was a bit grunge inspired, I was keen to go all out for a grungey-Taylor Momsen, panda-eye inspired look. The question was then what to sell, umm how about Perfume? Sweet choice. Perfume campaigns, basically allow for any makeup so this was the perfect product to choose! I imagine this look being used for a Mens perfume (i.e. the love interest in the advert), or in say a perfume like Lady Gaga’s (with the black bottle) as the grunge-look would compliment the bottles packaging. I was actually really pleased with the outcome of this look, a black smokey eye with some grey-contouring and a purple ombre lip – HOT.

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So glad to be back in college after mid-term break. Today was perfect to kick off the next term and thanks again to my lovely model, Clodagh Power! You would think we like working together or something, huh? 

 

Check back soon! 

 

peek-a-boo

With Halloween just around the corner…and by that I don’t literally mean around a ‘corner’ as opposed to next Thursday, LA College of Creative Arts and our fabulous tutors Aidan Corcoran and Marie-Therese Byrne have decided we go all out before our halloween break!

Today MT (Marie-Therese) gave us a demo of a half-skull/half-pretty inspired look where she used different mediums and put her own spin on it by making it look a little Maleficent-esque! She was also inspired to amp it up by using A LOT of colour. The skull half consisted of dark purple and pink shadows along with white mineral glitter and silver leaf, ‘foil’, which she adhesed to the skull to add some texture and sass, whilst the ‘pretty’ side was your usual face of makeup but with crazy colours to make it unique. MT knows how to keep us enticed throughout her demos by allowing us to try all the products she uses as she applies them and by making her looks so unusual, crazy and creative. What we love best, no?

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Lucky for some, today also consisted of heading down to the UCD Campus and helping raise funds for the ISPCC charity along with their Arts Society by providing wee makeovers for passerby’s. We also made over the girls who were getting auctioned off at their other fundraiser, the ‘Slave Auction’, but we may have gotten a little distracted along the way with a bit of our own halloween madness…

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The half ‘n’ half face above was completed by myself (skull half) and Karen Glynn (Kim K contoured half)

and our lovely model, Clodagh Power.

Check back here tomorrow for more Halloween Chaos.