So fortunate to be hired to do a live body painting demo for Drama Queen Makeup Academy and Town of Lashes this past weekend! I had a blast! Wanted to leave a little information about products and techniques in case anyone might be curious 😉
Here is how it turned out! I had a superrrr cute model to begin with so my job was easy as pie.
I did hair and makeup for this one. Very Rita Repulsa meets Dark Sea Witch…
Now for a list of products (exaggerated inhalation because it’s quite the list):
Complexion: RCMA Foundation
Eyes and Face Sculpt: Kat Von D- Shade and Light Eye Quad in Rust
Glitter over entire face: Lit Cosmetics- Champagne Wishes #2
Lip: Drama Queen Makeup– Brown Suga
Chunky Glitter on inner corner: Recollections Signature Sequin Glitter – I bought this from Michael’s Craft Store but they don’t have the sequin caddy I found. The link is for a very similar product though.
Glitter Adhesive: Eye Kandy- Liquid Sugar Base
Body Contour- Mac Cosmetics- Black Airbrush Makeup
Costume Designer, Genevieve Gantney made the black shell top that I adhered to the model using Spirit Gum. On top of that, I adhered some faux metallic pieces to make it more dramatic.
I watched these two videos and was super inspired to make the “jewelry” for the Merwitch. The first video is from Aodhamair. She makes some really cool costume jewelry from hot glue… AAND she has a free template download which is what I used 🙂
This video is from NsomniaksDream and she inspired the ear/fin jewelry! I used the hot glue technique from Aodhamair instead of wire and it worked!
I worked the second day of PHAMExpo at the My Beauty Mark Makeup Academy booth. I recently accepted an instructing position with the team and I was beyond excited to work with them at the Expo! Our makeup theme for the weekend was Futuristic. Then I started thinking… and Alien Unicorn was born.
This was the result! Galaxy meets Lisa Frank meets Sailor Moon (see the reverse tiara, total Freudian Slip) meets My Little Pony. I taped off the forehead to create that sharp edge. Everything was done with eyeshadows, except for the color in the hair. #blendblendblend
My lovely model Berkley actually picked out the lip combo and it was fantastic! Engraved Liner, Cyber Lipstick on the outer corners, and Violetta Lipstick in the center. Dusted a little bit of LA Splash Glitter in Lilac Lily over the top. LOVE ❤
I airbrushed a bit of the color into her hair. She totally looked like a My Little Pony with her colorful braid!
I also did a completely different look on my second model since I went crazy on the first one. Something SUPER natural but still pretty. BTW Wispy lashes are my FAVE!!! Dramatic enough to not be too soft without looking over done. Complex description. B
I haven’t posted in a couple weeks!!! Now I’m situated back in CA and ready to go, no more messing around. Let’s talk makeup conventions, specifically PHAMExpo!! Great deals on great brands, opportunities to meet and chat with fellow artists, new products to test out, aaaaand if you’re like me you gawk at all the artists you follow on Instagram. There’s one more day to catch the expo so get down there on Sunday, I’ll be there working at the My Beauty Mark booth 😉
The main reason I wanted to go to this expo was because I wanted to hear what Doe Deere had to say about her start with Lime Crime. Everything about the brand makes you pay attention to it and I honestly get so excited to see what they come up with next. A couple things I was really happy to hear:
1. She tried a corporate job, a clothing line, and a band before she successfully started Lime Crime at the age of 27. There is still hope for me yet. She put everything she had into her makeup with no holding back. She made things happen with no formula as to how, or any steps to make something work. She imposed her will and I dig it.
2. Not that I have haters… But Doe touched on people and their negative BS in response to her putting herself, her handwork, and her art out there for the world to see. She put it this way, Having Anger Towards Everyone Reaching Success. A lot of times I see people my age (or even worse, younger) doing really cool stuff, starting their own clothing lines, designing cool graphics, starting successful blogs, artists doing big things and making a living doing it. I immediately get so angry that I haven’t done anything great and realize I’m hating on myself! I have so many things I want to accomplish, create, and achieve that I forget about how things take time! Once in a while I need to take a breath, use that hate fire to fuel my ambition, and keep moving forward.
Enough of the emo rant. I went shopping and got some cool stuff.
I have to mention Z Palette!! I don’t know why I waited so long to try these, I love them. I hate carrying a bunch of stuff around. With these I’m able to carry 2 palettes (1 shadow and 1 blush) and be good to go! The lid is clear, it can open and lay completely flat, and the magnets are strong. Worth the investment!
Babette from Lime Crime! Cute peachy lipstick comes out July 15… get it. There they go with that freakishly cute marketing again.
Sooo my mind was blown. That’s a cat shaped palette ring. It’s fashionable and functional. Paw Palette had hearts, diamond, lips, lipstick, and gun rings too! OH!! They also come magnetic so you can put shadow palettes or hair pins on your ring or wrist cuff! Definitely work checking out!
I normally stock up on Nigel’s lashes at these shows since they are discounted so much. These were 15 for $20. Basically that’s 20 dollars divided by 15 lashes and that equals CHEAP!!!
I hardly ever buy anything for my personal use, it’s typically for my kit, but I saw this case online a while back and had to have it once I saw it in person. It’s all about cute Tupperware.
I grabbed a little Monda set bag from Naimie’s. After working on a short film (can’t wait to talk about that experience) I realized I needed one. Has a few spots to hold brushes and a few pockets to hold the necessities. I feel much better now.
Lastly, a few brushes! I really like the couple brushes I have from Royal Brush currently so I grabbed a few different kinds. With that last bit of info, I am off to bed and back to the Expo tomorrow… Don’t quit your daydream. -Doe Deere