|Inglot lip colour refills with a quad palette|
Friday, 17 October 2014
Sunday, 5 October 2014
|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... ;-)|
Saturday, 2 August 2014
I write this post with tears in my eyes... partly because I'm in pain... but mostly because I had such high hopes for these stick on eyeliner jobbies. Just think of the time saving value of merely pasting on your eyeliner!! And winged, nogal, with cute designs...
But no. I certainly couldn't risk pain and sensitivity with any talent that sits in my makeup chair. And really, who would suffer such discomfort in the name of beauty!?! Okay, silly question... but no.
These cheapies from Chinatown are going nowhere near my kit... ever. I felt skin sensitivity to the adhesive almost immediately. It was excruciatingly painful to pull them of... made worse by the reaction I was having to the adhesive. Now I'm fairly sensitive, but I have never reacted to adhesive before... so please beware.
I usually test all my products and techniques on myself, and will always find a safer and more comfortable alternative for my kit.
I think these cost about R15 at Chinatown, and they are most definitely not worth buying again... ever. Be cautious with every product you use. If any discomfort or irritation occurs then remove the product immediately.