Friday, 15 February 2013

Cinderella



For the past fortnight I've been working my full time column at the salon and my magic backstage at the theatre. A collection of local talent performed The pantomime 'Cinderella' at the Century Theatre in Coalville Leicestershire. The proceeds raised were donated to 'The Hospice Hope' for people with life limiting illnesses.

I found the theatre hair and make-up experience to be incredibly exhilarating. As I ran up and down the halls from one dressing room to the next, my arms were filled with grips, hair and make-up brushes and glitter. Between beehive hair-ups, high brows and puckered heart lips I had my work cut out for me.
Thrown in at the deep end was the understatement of the year. As it turned out, I was the most experienced member of the make-up team and was given the principal thespians 'the evil stepmother', 'the fairy godmother', 'the ugly sisters' and 'buttons'. I will be posting further blogs on each character a step by step guide of their looks. (including photographs)

Through this experience I met the very talented set designer Emma Roulstone. Please check out her fantastic work on her website http://emma178.wix.com/emmaroulstonedesigns#!untitled/zoom/c22j5/image1c9r
Keep reading for the panto looks.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Phoenix

Hey guys,

Just thought I'd post and analyse an old look i created from my days in college.  It's part of the Earth Angels collection in which I create looks influenced by mythical creatures from folklore.  This look is based on a phoenix.  I used contrasting warm tones on the eyes and lips on an ash foundation base to create a strong editorial look.  I also used strong lines on the eyes and brows to give the model strength in her head shot.  The hair was swept up and pinned down the sides and placed with pins to imitate a Mohawk effect. Although this edgy look embodies more of a theatrical element, if striped to a bare minimal makeup and hair techniques it would make a perfect wearable look for autumn/winter.

Thanks for reading, keep an eye out for new looks and more product reviews!!!