I am a make up artist and hair stylist, owner of the Sussex Make up Academy and bridalmakeupbyamy.co.uk I work in Film, Television, Theatre, Fashion, Photographic, Bridal plus anywhere else that will have me!
My blog is an opportunity to share my work with you. - I hope you enjoy looking.
Make Up products I could not live without!
There are two products in my Make Up Kit that I truly could not live without.
They are top secret..... until now!
The first one :
Dermacolor Concealer Pallette.
This clever little pallette is a cosmetic camouflage cream that was developed to cover up birthmarks, portwine stains, psoriasis - It even covers tattoos! Because of the skin it was developed to be used upon, it has been made for even the most sensitive of skins.
I bring my pallette to every job that I do, knowing that I can cover up ANYTHING I come across, and will always have the correct colour as there are 16 different colours in each pallette.
My second Make up secret is :
Dermacolor Fixing Spray
This handy container is all that you need to make ALL make up waterproof and sweatproof.
It can be used in conjunction of ANY make up at all, as well as used with other dermacolor products - you simply hold it 12 inches away from your face, close your eyes, take a deep breath and spray.
Not only have I used this product in my underwater make up shoots, but I also use it on myself when I am going to a salsa club all night long, knowing that after 5-6 hours of nonstop salsa dancing that my make up will look as fresh as the minute I put it on..........
Just don't tell anyone else about my make up secrets!
PLEASE NOTE - THIS POST CONTAINS NUDITY
Leading on from the art nude photo shoot with Photographer Richard Maxim, one of the required looks was based on an Egyptian theme.
Richard asked if we could aim towards a traditional Egyptian look, based on stonework;
I love the finished photos :-)
What ever your opinion is on art nude photography, I believe that if it is done correctly, the result should be a beautiful artistic photograph celebrating the human form.
I was employed by photographer Richard Maxim for a shoot with the gorgeous Faith Obae model where we was joined by Claudia of Falcieri designs.
It was a full on day and we decided to finish off the shoot with these art nude looks;
Claudia suggested that we use the floor of the studio to create these looks, her reasoning behind it being that Faith would not be limited to the positions that she could create and hold. Seeing as she was free to move I really feel that this was so beneficial to how the finished looks ended up.
I made the last minute decision to paint half of Faith's body using a purple aqua colour body paint by Kryolan and I am so glad that I did as I feel it really adds an extra dimension to the photos.
The photo above is my favourite from the selectio…
I picked up the telephone one day only to have an overexcited photographer scream at me.... 'Pack your bags, we're going to the Maldives'
So I did what she said!
The team was an all female team - photographer, model and me (make up artist, hair stylist and stylist) - plus the photographer's mum (she came along for the ride! - Hazard 1!)
Hazard 2 was when it came to packing - apparently I had no space in my suitcase to pack clothes for me as it would be full of clothes for the shoot we were doing! still, we packed suitcases full of fashion clothes loaned to us by various fashion houses, fashion students etc and wore all of our own clothes on the plane - A bonus is that you loose around 2 stone once you have taken all your clothes off once you have arrived!
We landed in Male, caught a speed boat (at this point we didn't even know which island we was going to) and got off at a very small idyllic Island in the Maldives baby!