Magic Dermacolor Mini Palette

This is a line of concealers developed by a German company Kryolan and it is industrial strength concealing.  While doing a course at MUSE, I was advised to get one while in the UK.  The Dermacolor palette comes in 16-18 shades and I ended up buying the biggest and most broad one I could find.  And I have to say, on my occasions Dermacolor worked some magic with clients needing to appear flawless particularly on HD video. What was wonderful as well, is the professional discount at Screenface Covent Garden and the sales guy who had a field day with me whilst I was going insane with all the makeup they had there.

The concealers are a solid paste so it is best to mix it in a clean surface using a concealer brush, letting it warm to the skin and stipling where you need it to cover preferrably with a sponge.  I learned this technique thanks to the 1-1 tutoring with Nicci Jackson, and what a result. Recently on set, I had lots of a-ha moments where I wish I could tell her telepathically, YOU WERE RIGHT ON THE MONEY! So Nicci if you are reading this, thank you!

Amorsoloesque Makeup

This photo by Candy Yam is part of the Amorsoloesque photography workshop I did makeup for on Saturday Dec 4th. It was conducted by Filipino photographer Maricris Carlos – she is an expert in this field of whimsical post-production. Putting makeup on model Alexia Giessen was great fun, I used very bold eye colours mixing Yaby pearl eyeshadows, a small touch of Face Atelier foundation with some Yaby concealer.  Another secret weapon was the Shadow Shields – they are an amazing little tool to help avoid messy racoon eyes. I spent a while working on Alexa’s eyes, they needed to stand out for the studio lighting. This workshop was fast paced and the participants like myself, live for the moment of getting the right angles. Thank you Xilver Claire Events for booking me! I loved every second of it.

Bridal Makeup

BridalLast Friday afternoon, I was asked to do bridal makeup for a Profoto/ Shriro Singapore gathering. There weren’t too many details revealed, alas all I knew is that it was a lighting seminar with top Australian wedding photographer Marcus Bell. No big deal, right? My model was running an hour late, did the best I could under time pressure. Once we were ready with makeup, I noticed a large crowd and buzzing interest in the latest gadgets and lighting.

This look was achieved using a combination of products, Makeup Forever HD Foundation, Yaby concealer, and eyes using L’oreal mascara, MAC pigments and paint pot.