Sorry it's been so long since I've last posted. I don't know if I've mentioned this already but I had final projects and midterms so I've been busy busy busy. I still have some midterms to come, actually, so my posting will still be limited.
Even so, I has the pleasure of working with some friends on a photoshoot today! I found out recently that one of my high school friends, her boyfriend, and his friends have really gotten into photography, so I asked if I could do hair and makeup for their photoshoots.
I'm not going to lie--I know I'm jumping the gun but I wanted to do it anyway. I've been wanting to do a photo shoot for the longest time so that I would have something for my portfolio. I am far from happy from the pictures I take of myself, and my portfolio can't consist of pictures of mainly myself anyway. Today's session was a real struggle. I have a lot of trouble doing makeup on eye shapes unlike my own, ESPECIALLY monolids and hooded lids. I'll continue my list of struggles after the pictures so you guys get a sense of what I'm talking about.
I mooched these off my friend's facebook album so the quality could definitely be better. But they still beat my camera!
Photos by Andrew Chin.
Last, but not least, my favorite of all the shots.
-I wanted to keep her face looking fresh so I used very little bronzer and just some blush. Alicia's face still ended up looking a little pasty.
-I ended up going too heavy on the eyeliner. Either that or I'm really not used to seeing her with makeup on.
-Her makeup kept transferring under her eye! I don't know why! All the products I used on her are products that I use on myself and I have no issues with but her makeup kept smudging! She doesn't have oily skin either. Perhaps it was just the shape of her eye?
-The rain. It was raining pretty hard the day of the shoot. You can see that the hair looks fine in the indoor shots, but has deflated quite a bit in the outside shots.
-I tried putting some false lashes on the poor girl and ended up getting glue all over her eye makeup. Alicia, her boyfriend, and Andrew have more patience than the gods to stand working with me.
-Hot rollers. I used hot rollers in her hair so I could focus more on the makeup. Even with voluminizing spray and hair spray, the hair deflated pretty fast. Suggestions?
Despite the challenges, of course there were some highlights :)
-EXPERIENCE. Wow, this made everything worthwhile. I was able to better access my own makeup application and hairstyling skills. Needless to say, I need tons more practice but these guys are willing to keep working with me!
-Alicia, my friend and lovely model, loved the hair and makeup. She has never had that much prepping done to her before so it was a great experience for her to feel like a superstar. I'm a bit more nitpicky but I'm glad she was happy.
-Seeing the beautiful pictures. My jaw dropped when I saw the rainy day shots.
Okidoke, folks. That's all for today. Between now and the next photoshoot, I'm going to have to kidnap some new faces and force makeup on them. Bwahahahhaha!