bright eye makeup

Editorial Camera Ready Makeup

As a makeup artist I must say my DSLR camera is one of the best investments I have made. Asides from the fact that it produces beautiful HD footage, it is the best preview tool when it comes to perfecting a look. It picks up more than the naked eye usually sees and with this profession attention to detail is so important! I’ve talked about my camera in a vlog before but if you didn’t catch it I am currently using a Canon Rebel T2i. It’s my starter DSLR and I will advance to another one when I feel it is time 😀

I’ve had a growing admiration and appreciation for photography ever since I started doing makeup for photo shoots. You would be surprised how much effort goes into producing a beautiful image.

I was looking at some different make up looks that appeared on the runway because I draw inspiration from anything and everything. I came upon an image of Sun Fei Fei that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. She was sporting a graphic liner look on the runway and I loved how striking yet simple it was. She has one of those gorgeous faces that you could do so much with to manipulate her look.

I further looked her up and came upon the cover of the Vogue China March 2011 edition. It sparked up a whole lot of creative energy in me and lead me to do everything in my power to recreate it!

I wanted to challenge myself and this was truly a challenge! Imagine being your own model, makeup artist, and photographer in one to try to replicate an image. Not to mention your own videographer who films tutorials and produces them to share with everyone 😉  I am not a photographer so learning how to use the DSLR was and still is quite difficult for me. Life would be much easier if I had my own personal photographer and videographer whenever I need one but I wouldn’t have learned as much as I have if I didn’t challenge myself :)

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Glee!

I have officially become a Gleek and I know i’m late but now I get to look forward to the next season! I started watching season 2 first and fell in love. I am now finishing up season 1! Things are making more sense now that i’m catching up on the first season haha

I have been enjoying this show so much that I felt inspired to do some kind of Glee themed video. As far as makeup goes, I think we can all agree that Tina Cohen-Chang’s makeup look varies the most from episode to episode. I especially love it when she wears really bright bold colors on her lids! Who said those with monolids can’t rock the bright colors? I completely disagree.

In some episodes I saw her with a really bright pink eye shadow look that really caught my eye!  So I present to you..

a promo ad of my next tutorial! lol I decided to do this look on my younger sister for a couple different reasons that you will find out in the upcoming video :)

After the video shoot in which I did her makeup, we then had a mini photo shoot to create the promo ad above. I took the picture with the Canon T2i that i’ve been using to film some of my videos and the true photographer from http://matthewmwong.com/photography did all of the editing.

We were trying to recreate a similar image to this poster:

not too shabby huh? :)

Stay tuned for the upcoming tutorial!

Update: The video is up! Check it out :)

and p.s. also 2 upcoming giveaways that will most likely be hosted on this blog! (Here’s an early heads up for you) 😉