|Inglot lip colour refills with a quad palette|
Friday, 17 October 2014
Sunday, 5 October 2014
And with the arrival of spring I am flooded with thoughts of beach shoots and other outdoorsy adventures.
My biggest asset on beach shoots is undoubtedly body shimmer....and when I say shimmer I mean a delicate frosting of golden sparkle that makes limbs look divine.
I don't want shine, but I do want a visible glow. With so many options out there it is often difficult to stick to just one option...and why should you?? I have several favourites, but find new options all the time.
I've spotted something called Body Gloss by Palmer's; though I haven't seen it at my usual Clicks and Dischem stores. Will have to look harder. Palmer's have had a good reputation for a very long time. I remember using their products way back in the nineties, and the only reason I chopped and changed was because I could. With so many new brands and products stuffed on our retail shelves, it usually takes me hours to move from aisle to aisle! So when it comes to deciding on the best products for any tv, feature or stills production, it not only depends on my budget, but mostly on what works best within the budget. I've often heard that a good makeup artist can work with anything. But I must add that a clever makeup artist will cut her 'process' time in half by purchasing really good products. So for me to work speedily in the makeup room, I depend on a kit full of efficient, quality products that make my life a whole lot easier.
I've also spotted some fantastic glitter hair spray at my pro hair supplier. This, of course, will be stunning on a silky mane; but I have seen the light of the divine shimmer on my skin...yes! This could be it. We used it to our sheer delight on the recent Dare2Dance reality show, and simply could not get enough of the stuff... so I'll be going back for more as those beach shoots come rolling in. If you want to try it, visit your salon and ask them to order Biosense Glitter Spray. It's perfect for matric balls and New Year's Eve parties; and although designed for use on hair, when sprayed on skin it creates a fantastic Twilight-like skin effect...very cool.
There is another option. It is one I have yet to try, but like this DIY shimmer option I found on Beauty Bulletin. So...I will probably stock up on some loose shimmer shadow and simply add to a body lotion, or moisture gel. The more...the shimmerrier ;-)
The most ingenius option I found is the Tropitone shimmer sun protection! (pic coming soon) How cool is that!?! I spotted these when I went to get extra sunblock for our makeup trucks on the reality show. Now this is perfect for use on a beach shoot, or even if you just want sexy shimmery skin when you're wearing summer skimpies.
This summer I'll be sure to keep at least one bottle in my kit. They cost around R100 and offer a sun protection factor 40. Not bad at all. The product does need to be blended well to prevent that very white tint to the skin. But other than that I am certain you will love the delicate shimmer achieved.
|Sensai's Smoothing Water Make-up Base hydrates without clogging pores|
But regardless of which brand I choose to use on my talent, I like to prep their skin with a light moisturiser or hydrating primer. One of my most frequently used primer is more of a light hydrating fluid that 'holds' the makeup application. It Sensai's Smoothing Water Make-up Base. On its own, it gives skin a vibrant luminosity without shimmer or shine; creating an ideal base for healthy looking make-up. It also extends the time between touch-ups considerably. This is very important when you really don't want to, or can't, interrupt your cast members and models for makeup touch-ups.
When I work on some stills shoots, I require the makeup to hold for extended periods and often in outdoor conditions. So a reliable base can make all the difference. My Sensai products have never let me down.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
This is how I remind myself of the products I used to create a look. Instead of spending time I don't have on writing notes I may lose, I take a quick snap of the products that I used. This helps jog my memory and I can enter the information into the continuity book(if we're using one) while I'm standing by on set. This quick photographic log certainly helps and saves time when I just have to pack up and dash to set. There are other little tricks for stricter continuity... but that's another post.
Right now I need to prepare for a (semi) night shoot.
Sunday, 3 August 2014
|Now I remember why I don't buy the cheap alternatives...|
They clung well enough, even though my sizing didn't allow for good coverage. But they clung so well that they magnified every crease. Not a pretty sight.
The one good thing that came from it was the meticulous lip scrub I had given myself during the removal process. It goes on easily with water, just like any other cheap tattoo ; and comes off well enough with water and a bit of a rough rub.
No, I won't be buying these again. I have a pair of Violent Lips somewhere.... best I go and give them a try.
|There is absolutely no art in this! ...and no grace either...|
|Eyes that see the soul, boots that'll kick your butt, bangles for hippie love and a dress to die for... perfect.|
|Thanks Sue, for allowing me to intrude...I never resist... ;-)|