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2019 Makeup!

I did so many makeup looks throughout 2019 and thought I would share some of my favourite looks each month of 2019.

January:

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February:

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March:

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April:

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May:

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June:

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July:

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August: 

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September:

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October:

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November:

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December:

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Christmas Gift Ideas!

I know it can be difficult sometimes to decide on a gift for someone for Christmas, trying to get something different or think outside the box. So, I thought it would I would make a list of a few different ideas to hopefully help spark some ideas for Christmas presents.

You can never go wrongs with:

  • Candles
  • Chocolate
  • Perfume / aftershave
  • Jewellery
  • Alcohol

Pamper Gift Ideas:

  • Face masks
  • Makeup
  • Fluffy socks
  • Pyjamas
  • Dressing gown
  • Makeup brushes

Fun Gift Ideas:

  • Board Game
  • Cards against humanity
  • Socks/ Boxer/ cushion with your face on it
  • Funny Book (about something they are interested in)
  • Day out
  • Weekend Away

Here are a few websites with quirky gift ideas if you wanted to have a gander:

Fire Box

Boots

Urban Outfitter

Beauty Bay

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Fantasy Assessment Preparation!

As part of my college course I had to create a fantasy character using prosthetic and a bald cap. I have been designing, making and failing at making lots of different prosthetics for my project and wanted to show you what I’ve made so far. There were a few things I had to make but didn’t have to include in my assessment that ill show you below.

Bald Cap:

I made 4 of these and the first one ended up being the best.

Polymorph:

I made eyeballs and teeth using polymorph.

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Das Clay Mould:

Horns:

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Gills:

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Head Piece: Started but not finished

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Ill show you how it all comes together once I’ve completed my assessment!

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Prosthetic Event!

This is basically an event in Coventry all about Prosthetic s, different brands sell products, there are talks from people who have been in the industry for years, hints and tips, live demonstrations and competitions. I went to this event last year with college and I went again this year.

To be honest I didn’t really enjoy it last year, I had only been on my course for 3 months and didn’t know anything about prosthetic s, I feel like I didn’t understand it all to enjoy it.

The venue has changed and was a lot bigger this year, with a lot more going on and I did really enjoy it. I had a lot more insight into prosthetics and products which allowed to appreciate the demonstrations and competitions, as well as all the hard work that went into the looks the artists created. There were a lot more stalls this year with lots of different prosthetics, wigs, different contract lenses, glitter, general beauty makeup, kit bags and so much more.

The next project in college we have to apply a bald cap and prosthetics, so I found so many different products and ideas to enhance my character for my assessment from going to this event.

They also had lots of props from different TV shows and films that have been used, this was so interesting to see what people have made and how realistic they are.

There were so many different talks throughout the day, and they were so interesting. I went to a talk by a youtuber called ‘Pink Stylist’ AKA Charlie Short. He is a SFX makeup artist and creates all kinds of amazing crazy looks. It was really interesting to get an insight into his job, career and all the time that goes into creating the incredible looks on his YouTube channel, as well as the pressure and the need to be constantly consistent to stay engaged with your audience.

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Another talk I enjoyed was the ‘Glue like a girl Panel’, it was a panel of woman in the makeup industry and answering questions from the audience and giving tips and hints for the makeup industry. I loved this talk and felt like I learnt so much, different ways to get into the industry, different types of jobs you can get into and some work placements that are available. Really glad I had the chance to watch this panel.

I did treat myself to a few little bits while I was at the event. I got myself some glitter, a stipple sponge, scratch blood and I got a little freebie of a foam which is a barrier for the skin before adding prosthetics or makeup.

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At the end of the event there was a competition for body paint and prosthetics, all the artists spent the day creating these looks and you could watch them throughout the process. The looks they created were amazing. So many talented makeup artists and it really showed in their finished pieces. It was a fantastic competition to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed the day.

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Late Halloween Assessment!

As part of my college course they incorporated our face paint assessments into a Halloween theme because Halloween was approaching. Annoying because of a training day we didn’t end up doing this assessment until November, so was a later Halloween face paint assessment.

I completely changed my idea once I knew it was going to be after Halloween because I wanted to upload it to my makeup page but didn’t feel right putting up Halloween content in November. I was going to do it based around Friday 13th, with  half the face a mask using face paint and the other beauty but I completely changed my mind and decided to create an ice queen.

The weather is really cold at the moment and thought it would be quite fitting, an ice queen with cold winter weather. I wanted a crown for this assessment but couldn’t find any online that were what I wanted and not crazy priced, so I made one. I also used my hot glue gun to make icicles to stick on the neck (they were a lot harder to make than I first thought).

I also had to have an outfit to go with my makeup look. So, I used some leftover pieces of material from curtains, in like a grey colour and some tinsel, I was quite surprised how well the overall look came out. Along with every assessment we have to complete a mood board, with practice pictures, inspiration, annotations and different textures and materials.

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I was really pleased with my assessment and how the look came out. I got a Distinction!!!!!!

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I made my first prosthetic!!

As part of my college course, theatrical and media makeup, I was taught how to make prosthetic pieces for TV and film.  I did have someone who wanted me to turn them into a half dragon for a party, but they cancelled, but I still made the prosthetic because it’s a skill I always wanted.

I started with a model, it made it easier for me to start to create it on an actual person. The piece I was making is going to go around the eye and will be covering the eyebrow, so I started by blocking out the eyebrow to ensure the hairs would be safe. Once I blocked out the eyebrow I began to apply latex around the eye and to create the shape, I applied around 5 layers of latex and tissue to thicken it, letting it dry and powdering between.

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While this was drying on my model, I began to mould the shape of the scales using wax. I made different size ones. Then I began to apply them to the face. I used liquid latex and tissue to harden the scales onto the piece to keep it together. I added around 10 to the face and then removed the piece from my model to allow it to dry.

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I pinned my prosthetic to a foam head to continue making it. I added the rest of the scales and hardened them with liquid latex and tissue paper, which also created more of a bumpy affect, dragon scales aren’t completely smooth.

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Once I was happy with how it all looked, and it was dry I began to start colouring the piece. I used paints, cream makeup, glitter and some eye shadow to create different depths and make it stand out. This took my about 8 hours to make over 3 weeks, because I was doing it in college and needed to allow it to dry between different products.

I did really enjoy making it, I wouldn’t really have had a clue how to start making it before I was shown, and I now know different ways and products I could use to make it better but I am really pleased with how it turned out. I made my first prosthetic!!!!

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