Monday, July 19, 2010
Offically a MUA
I worked my first makeup artist session today. It started at 9 a.m. I worked with four models posing for the Harley Davidson Thunder Run Calendar. All the models were posing in bikinis so the look was more sultry and natural. It was tough doing smoky/sultry eyes without doing the same look so I had tons of fun playing with different colors. I did basic black smoky eye, a purple smoky eye and a peach/pink/purple smoky eye. Calendar is out in 3 months so I'll be sure to post pics then. I am working with the photographer the next four Sundays so I have 12 more models to work on . It was a long day but really fun. My skills are definitely getting better.
Here are some more photos of makeup looks. The first photo is the set-up at my makeup session at Harley- I didn't know what to bring and what I would need so I brought almost all my stuff. Hong carried it in for me cause it was kind of heavy. I need to get one of those dolly-things people use for suitcases. I recently bought powders by NYX- their black label makeup powder at the Fragrance Outlet at the Tanger Outlet in Wisconsin Dells, WI for $2 each (normally $25 each) and I love them. They work so well, come on very smoothly and silky. (http://nyxcosmetics.com/) I am using the powder to set my foundation and it is amazing- such a good product. I buff it on with my $3 E.L.F. face brush. Seriously, makeup need not be expensive. I do buy quality foundation- currently- I am in love with my Stila and MAC foundations.
If you have questions or seeking advice, just ask in the comments section. I think by now I have tried on enough makeup to give you comparisons. You can also follow my reviews on makeupalley.com- a really great product review and makeup swapping website. My member name is "hongthetran." Thanks for reading.