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.
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.
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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.