Avatar makeup

It’s a while ago now! But before Christmas, I had a request of a friend, asking me to help him with his costume. It was for a party, and he was willing to go all out. I suppose he came to the right person! ๐Ÿ˜Š

He wanted to be like a character from James Cameron’s Avatar. We discussed the details and decided to try and make the nose shape and do full upper body makeup. 

I started with the nose, because I had to make it in advance. The technique I chose was latex, mixed with flour, applied on my foam head, Charlie. 

We had a fitting session, because Charlie didn’t have the same nose as my friend. After some adjustments we had our nose! 

I finished the edges with some nose putty where needed, the rest is latex. The edges are something I really want to learn more about! 

Then I added pointed ears, painted him blue, added contouring, stripes, eyemakeup, and he had gotten a wig, contacts and accessories. 

We had a lot of fun and his party was a success!
Love,

-M.

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Here’s some doodling that I have on my face right now, on a nice lazy Sunday morning ๐Ÿ™‚

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All credit goes to Vanessa Davis, I love her Instagram and she inspired me to recreate on of her makeup designs. You can find her as the_wigs_and_makeup_manager. She’s awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

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Products used:

  • White cream makeup as a base
  • Black eyeliner by Sleek
  • Red, black and whiteย bodypaint by Mehron
  • Green bodypaint by Bruynzeel
  • Green eyeshadows from the 120 pallette 2nd edition from back in 2010 by BHcosmetics

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I am really into finding fantastic things through insta these days! ๐Ÿ™‚ This was a nice doodling session that took about an hour and a half maybe. Exactly what I needed today. Gosh I love painting.

Enjoy and have a nice Sunday.

Love,

-M.

Photoshoot ‘Red’

After your tremendous feedback on the preview, I could hardly wait to get the rest of the photos! I got all of them today and I am so, SO happy ๐Ÿ˜€

Photographer/retoucher: Wouter Oud
http://www.woutoud.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Woutoud/

MUA/hair/model: Me!

Click for fullsize images! *I just discovered that this is no longer an option on WordPress? They keep changing things! Let me know if you’re able to enlarge photos by clicking on them*

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For those of you that don’t know my blog yet: This is my very first photoshoot. The first one that is actually something.ย I did makeup on one shoot before (see portfolio) but this is my first time modelling. It was so cool!

So how did this happen?
I met Wouter a couple of weeks ago through other friends, and well, I talked about this blog and my passion for makeup, he looked at the blog and agreed on collaborating soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Around New Years he sent me a link to a photography competition and asked if I had any awesome ideas.
I did this makeup a yearย ago for the first time, it was very rough and it desperately needed a redo+normal photos instead of webcam photos, but I hadn’t really gotten to that point yet. Which is why I hadn’t even posted this on here.
This was the perfect oppertunity! I sent Wouter the webcam picture and he was happy, so, I sketched and changed a lot of things, actually, but, yes, the end result is very satisfying ๐Ÿ˜€

Wouter built up his gear in my living room and we were having a lot of fun shooting this. It’s very interesting to see all the different ways you can change a photo. Lights are so important. I also understand that with just my DSLR, I will not be able to create masterpieces like these photos on my own.
The good news is, next time I want to go paint myself on a weekend, I’ll call Wouter to see if he has time!

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This is what my living room looked like

In short, I’m superhappy and this definitely calls for another shoot sometime soon. I would appreciate it if you could check out Wouter’s website and support him. Checking out the contest would also be pretty cool.
The most important part was having fun with it though. That is the purpose of the competition, to go Get your Gear out, go shoot, go have fun! And for that, I’m really grateful.

Thankyou for all your positive reactions ๐Ÿ™‚

Love,
-M.

Photoshoot preview!!!!

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This is the first of a selection of photos that were taken yesterday!

I can no longer wait to show them to the world, though I have yet to wait for the rest of the photos so consider this a preview ๐Ÿ™‚

Photographer/retouching: Wouter Oud
http://www.woutoud.com/

Makeup/modelling: Me! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was so much fun! And I loooooove the results!
More information will be in the actual article, coming up tonight or tomorrow.

Love,

M.

Halloween 2015: the party guests makeup

Today I’d like to show you some of the photos that were taken during the party last weekend! These are photos of most of the people I painted, either in progress or as a result. Some people also added more paint, more blood, more whatever, because everyone was supercreative and enthousiastic! I really enjoyed myself here and I am looking forward to doing more makeup now, as I am finding a balance between working life and freetime ๐Ÿ™‚

For today, this is it. The footage of Nebula and my own makeup in progress has yet to be edited. My computer here is not very good at that, because it’s very old, and as you know, my laptop which I used to edit with, has gone to computerheaven hell. I’m working on things though!

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I did not paint the guy with the hat/suit/bowtie ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This shows my claws! I showed you these with one of the previews, when it was inside out.

Love,

-M.

13 nights until Halloween

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Practising the makeup for a Team Evil member. This needs contouring, more blood and a better job on the black on the eyelids.

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Making prosthetic ‘sticker’ wounds for the party attendees that don’t zombiefy themselves. I plan to paint them and add blood when placing them onto someone, not in advance.

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Final fitting for Tereza ๐Ÿ™‚

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Making candles! Thankyou Tereza for helping out ๐Ÿ™‚

Love,

-M.

This week!

So, it’s been a busy week, and I could make seperate posts of everything, but I prefer doing this all at once, so here we go!

Last sunday was my Carnival makeup job number 1, for Roseline.ย  I met her for the Halloween makeup job I did last year and she calledย saturday afternoon. We settled with a neutral version of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, the version done by Alexys from MadeUlook, because she wasnโ€™t really in for crazy facepaint. It was a big challenge for me, to not go all the way with the crazy, but we made it and Roseline was satisfied ๐Ÿ™‚

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Monday and Tuesday were the other makeup jobs for Carnival, the girlsย wanted a Sugarskull, this particular one by Lindsay. I practised on myself first, so they were able to give feedback.

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The girls wanted to go all the way with pink, glitter and everything couldnโ€™t be crazy enough, so that was good. I really liked doingย dramatic, theatrical, extravagant makeup that says BOOM in your face, I was trying to find ways to make the colours pop more and more, something I never really do at home. I completely changed the products that I used, but I think it turned out pretty good ๐Ÿ™‚
The girls actually won the Best Dressed contest of Melody, so YAY ๐Ÿ˜€

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The last few days of the week I finished a piece of furniture, it’s a gift for one of my best friends, she and her boyfriend are now living together. It’s supposed to be something to put plants on, like herbs. Theyย really liked it ๐Ÿ™‚
This is the crafting project I have been working on for a few weeks, and because of this guy here, I wasn’t painting when the sun was shining. But it was fun! A challenge, but it was great!

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Other news:
The video thing with the spaghetti bridge is over, not going to happen anymore. I’m sad, but it’s ok, it was kind of something I expected, I had to contact all these people I didn’t really know and make sure they replied to a producer, but not everyone did, so, due to the law system in the US with rights and whatever, they can’t use the clip.

The Elven Costume continues to be fantastic, a collegue is borrowing it now for her daughter, which is lovely, I’m not really using it anymore. I should try to keep Ireth alive though! Let me know if you have suggestions?

I also have a new video coming up, though it’s not finished, ofcourse… I have the rough video editing done, now it needs a voiceover and music, so the whole sound editing is yet to be done, sometime soon. I saw the weather for tomorrow is fantastic, so tomorrow I should paint my wall!

Conclusion: lots of things that I knew were coming, are now finished. This was the best Carnival I ever had, due to all the makeup! Still, there are a lot of projects that have yet to be finished ๐Ÿ™‚

Love,

-M.