I am beyond excited to have an interview and my work featured with NO NAME MAGAZINE. CLICK HERE to read the entire NO NAME MAGAZINE interview. This article features a never-seen-before addition to my portfolio and my thoughts about makeup, art and perspective. I’d be honored if you checked it out.
Today on MAKEUP MEETS TECH… join me for OOB MAGAZINE – Kiersey Clemons – Part 2. I had an amazing opportunity to work with actress Kiersey Clemons for international publication, OOB MAGAZINE. If you’re not familiar with OOB… familiarize yourself; it’s a Parisian print and web publication here to stay. OOB’s print magazine is one of the few that features beauty, art and fashion in a visual format only. Meaning… It’s a large collection of editorial stories uncluttered with articles. It’s a “read” of imagery and artistic expression.
There is something about seeing fashion and beauty editorial stories in print that can’t be be matched to the clicks of our day. Call me old school; but the act of flipping pages feels like an exciting scavenger hunt that is feeds into my need for visual and kinesthetic stimuli. OOB MAGAZINE reserves written articles for web release only, which is why being published in print by OOB MAGAZINE is so special. I couldn’t be more proud to have my makeup featured in Issue #6 – Beyond Neo Modernism.
Kiersey Clemons, a young actress with contagious energy in front of the camera wowed me with her gorgeous face and work ethic. Remaining expressionless for hours is a true test of constraint. I couldn’t have cast a more perfect model for this editorial. Not only was she able to dial it in during our lengthy makeup applications, but in a snap she came alive when the camera was on her; bringing charisma and youthful charm to my designs. She nailed it in every sense of the word. Thank you Kiersey for your patience and being such a pro!! Had so much fun watching you work.
OOB MAGAZINE ISSUE #6 – BEYOND NEO MODERNISM
I couldn’t be more excited to have six pages published of Kiersey and the work of my amazing team. If you haven’t picked up your copy of OOB Issue #6 yet, you can get it here!!
In my last post… OOB Magazine – Constructing Beauty – Part 1, I said I would have a surprise for you. I had the help of an amazing Filmmaker named Rachael Joyce of RJoyceCreative. She captured the shoot on video and edited this fashion film for me. Enjoy!! If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel. I’d really appreciate the love.
PHOTOGRAPHER – BODE HELM
ART DIRECTOR – JABE / OOB MAGAZINE / B AGENCY
MODEL – KIERSEY CLEMONS / EDDIE GALAN – MACH 1 MANAGEMENT / STARR ANDREEFF – MJMG
MAKEUP – SARA DOMI / KIM DAWSON AGENCY
VIDEO – RACHAEL JOYCE / RJOYCECREATIVE
PRODUCER – HOLLY KISSINGER / KISSINGER PRODUCTIONS
RETOUCHER – MARINA DEAN-FRANCIS / MDF RETOUCHING
A LITTLE LOVE FOR MY TEAM…
Jabe, I appreciate this opportunity more than you know and look forward to making art with you in the future. Much love to Fashion Photographer Bode Helm and Producer Holly Kissinger for being my go-to team and making this shoot a reality on such short notice. Special thanks to Marina Dean-Francis at MDF Retouching for your beautiful work on a tight timeline.
As an added bonus, I wanted to release a few unpublished images of Kiersey that I thought you might like to see. They don’t all make the cut, however, still in love with these images.
I invite you to SUBSCRIBE to MAKEUP MEETS TECH for posts that are all things tech. As always… I truly appreciate the likes, pins, shares and tweets. Join me on social for daily posts. If you missed OOB MAGAZINE – Constructing Beauty – Part 1, check it out. It is a tutorial on how I created these look you see here. I encourage comments and questions… we are all here to learn.
Are you a makeup artist who would love to see your work published by an international magazine you respect? I’ve felt that way for a long time. Earlier this year, I traveled to Paris as a finalist for the OOB MAGAZINE and MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup competition. Did I win? No, but I achieved what I set out to do. I decided to enter the global makeup competition after seeing the work that OOB MAGAZINE was publishing. The first time I cracked open OOB Magazine, I thought… “THIS is a magazine that I identify with and I want my work published here.”
Hello all. I wanted to take you guys behind the scenes of my Creature of Beauty shoot with photographer Jessica Pages and gorgeous model, Gabrielle Cristyne. I organized this concept for a makeup competition held by MAKE UP FOR EVER and OOB MAGAZINE. We were to use the theme “Creature of Beauty” to guide our concept. Originally, I thought that the contest required three makeup looks capturing this theme. I later learned that the global contest asked for three crops of the same makeup. The good news is… I just found out yesterday that I made the top 20 finalists and have been invited to compete mid March in Paris at the Make Up For Ever headquarters. I’m over the moon with excitement.
Many have asked me how I use my die cut machine to create adhesive vinyl pieces for the face. In this video… it shows the process of me applying the adhesive vinyl piece, cutting it to fit Gabrielle’s face and painting it. What isn’t shown is when the piece was pulled off. I chose a final image that had the piece removed. The makeup left behind I felt looked much more modern than the when the piece remained on the face. Special thanks to Jessica Pages for putting this video together, I LOVE it.
These three images are the crops that I entered for the Creature of Beauty contest that garnered approval into the top 20 finalist list. We were asked to submit one image of the face, neck and shoulders… one of the lips… and one of the eye. Thanks JABE and DANY!!! See you in Paris.
I welcome any and all questions and comments here. Please use this blog as a place to learn. I am an open book. I will teach any and all techniques that I know and try to troubleshoot any cosmetic crisis you have. Don’t hesitate to comment… we are all here to learn. If you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet… I would be honored to have you join me on MAKEUP MEETS TECH. Want more? Check out the full tutorial with all products listed for each look at Blacklight MAKEUP .
I just shot a new beauty editorial using a blacklight. I want to take you through my process on how I conceptualized this story and the techniques and challenges I experienced while working with blacklight makeup. My blacklight makeup series has three looks, however, working with a new photographer friend named Jessica Pages, enabled us to shoot the progression of the looks. She kept shooting and I kept adding paint till we agreed that we had gotten the shot. My lovely model Gabrielle Cristyne, drove down from Dallas to come play with us. I couldn’t be happier with the results. Here’s how I got there…
During The Val Garland School of Makeup we were given a runway brief. I chose to create a look for Vivienne Westwood and it needed to be really special. The only information we were given was… “Politicians R Criminals” and that the collection was for Vivienne’s Red Label SS16. I started with a crazy amount of research on Vivienne and her brand. I read 3 books on the Dame and listened to a thirteen hour audio book on her life. To put it simply… Vivienne is a bad ass and is responsible for the punk rock aesthetic in the 1970’s!!! She is an environmental advocate and her design aesthetic has a nod to ironic politics. Val Garland, makeup extraordinaire, creates amazing faces that compliment Vivienne’s collections. Keeping all of that in mind… I had to treat this brief with the utmost respect and really do my homework.
I did a show a while back where I keyed the makeup team. The crazy perfectionist that I am, led me to this technique I’m about to show you. I wanted strong lines, but our team didn’t have the time to perfect each look. I tried finding eyeliner stickers, but none were the shape I wanted. I found this really awesome die cut machine used for scrapbooking and created the graphic makeup effect on a face in photoshop. I then dragged it into the die cut machine’s software, made a mirror image so I had the graphic effect for both eyes. I used an adhesive vinyl paper and printed/cut pages of identical liner effects for the entire team.