Making Faces Week 9

I am out in LA this week, and I have a new look to post for you. Its from the Kevin Aucoin Book Making Faces. I am really enjoying doing this project, its really helping me figure out angles for taking beauty images.

The girl in the book, has the most amazingly dark skin, I on the other hand, have the complete opposite. Thankfully its easy to follow the steps and make the adjustments.

Yay for bight colors!

JenPurist

Face: Makeup Forever Luminizer

Eyes: On brows Mac Eye Brows in Spiked . Eyes are lined with Mac Spring 15 lip and cheek palette in One to Watch. Finishing off lashes with Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Lips: Mac lip liner in Soar, Mac pro lip Palette

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Making Faces Week 7

This weeks look is called The Sophisticate , its a thirties inspired  Film Noir look. I know another no eyebrow look. I have been skipping around a little. I didn’t want all 3 of the no eyebrow looks together. So, my friends and family would know that I did not shave off my eyebrows. I repeat I DID NOT SHAVE OFF MY EYEBROWS, mom! 🙂  ( don’t be scared Lori)

Either way its so strange to see myself without them.  I never think that they are dark until I try to hide them. I did exactly the steps in the book, get the book for full details. No matter what I do I can still see them. I asked a few of my Drag Queen friends….there response….”there is an APP for that.” So again photo shop wins out. For those of you who don’t photo shop there is an I-phone app that is called Tune your Face, Thanks AGGY

This one I have included a black and white, and a color photo. Why a black and white beauty image you ask, well that’s what it is in the book 🙂 I have also included color for those of you who want to see it.

Thanks

Jen

blackandwhite colorFace: For the skin I prepped with Mac Natural Radiance Primer in Yellow to Shop and limited concealer from the Mac Light Palette I then used my Chanel 20 Claire Loose Powder

Eyes: I lined the bottom water line with Kryolan Faceliner in 60. I then used my Kryolan Eye Shadow Palette in V3 to shade the lids from the outside corner of the lid to the inside crease, a tiny bit is then dusted under the eye at the lash line.I smudged black from the same shadow palette into my upper lash line and applied Ardell individual lashes with Duo Dark Glue. Finishing off lashes with Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Lips: Mac Lipstick in Hang up

Making Faces Project Week 1

I just repurchased a book that I absolutely love by Kevin Aucoin , its called “Making Faces” for those of you not familiar with the book its basically a inspirational and instructional book on all types of makeup.

I do hair and makeup all the time from brides to commercial clients, but I feel like there is always something extra to discover. I decided to start a project where I would use myself as the model and practice the looks in the book. Of course at first I was like I should do a different look everyday, then I thought about it. I think that one look a week is totally doable.

Here is the look that I came up with after being inspired by Kevin Aucoins look ” The Innocent” I tried to follow the steps and not copy the photos.

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I have to say this may not look very extreme to some of you but I definatly felt out of my comfort zone. I highly recommend trying some looks you are not comfortable with just to push your self a little further. I don’t think this will be my everyday look, my lids were super shimmery, but to me it was sticky. I also never wear pink on my cheeks…but maybe that will be my first change.

I created a very glossy clean skin tone with Mac  Studio Finish Concealer NW 20,  and Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation 1.0  I mixed in a little Temptu S/B highlighter in Champagne Shimmer 053 on the cheek bones and a little Mac Trend Palette Spring 2015 Spring Session on the apples of the cheeks.

For the Eyes I used Mac Studio Eye Gloss in Pearl Varnish and on the lid Mac Trend Creme Palette 2012 in Smoked Paprika I also used Urban Decay Super Curl Mascara.

For the lips I used Mac Trend Palette Spring 2015 in Go Guava with a light coat of Mac Dazzelglass Girls Delight

http://www.kevynaucoin.com/

http://www.maccosmetics.com/index.tmpl

http://temptu.com/shop/makeup/highlighter/sb-highlighters.html

http://urbandecay.com/