Friday, 18 September 2009

Chanel Pro Lumiere Review

I decided to try out the Chanel Pro Lumiere foundation in in shade 02- Clair. I have been using it for about 3 weeks now and I have to say I've really fallen in love with the product, and intend getting more shades for my kit.

Here's the description of the product direct from the Chanel site:

This foundation provides you effortless perfection with professional looking results. This breakthrough oil-free formula imparts an unprecedented semi-matte finish that can be blended for a soft, natural look or built up for greater sophistication

Personally for my own skin, I don't like my face to feel weighed down by a product and always go for something that glides onto my skin and doesn't go chalky after a few hours. I have spoken to people in the past who have sworn by a foundation, but to me it's still very heavy and mask like. This foundation gives a semi to full coverage depending on the method of application. My favourite way to use this for myself is to prep my skin with a good water based moisturiser first using a foundatation brush, then using a small amount of the foundation with the same brush as I've used to apply the moisturiser, all over the face in light motions, just to give a natural light finish, then with a smaller brush, take a little more of the foundation and use in the areas that may need extra cover, doing it this way I don't have to resort to any heavy concealers. Finishing off with a very light dusting of traslucent powder to set the makeup. It lasts all day!!

Metallics - Costume Design - Lighting

I recently did a creative shoot with the amazing Andrew Farrington and my partner Steve Bevan as Andrew's assistant. The model here is Janine McCauley from Nemesis Models.

For this shoot I wanted to use alot of Metallics as I knew Andrew would be using some amazing lighting. Steve and I came up with the idea of creating a collar (Ruff) to be a bold statement drawing attention to the face. I like to make the eye makeup a focal point in my work so for this I used a bold colour pallette in shades of bright Green and and highlighted areas with a light reflective pale Blue, using alot of shimmer and glitter to accent the metallics of the costume.

All the parts of the costume are hand made by myself and Steve.

You can see more of this shoot here:

Wayne Rooney Street Striker

I was approached a few weeks ago to be the makeup and hair artist for this years Street Striker with Wayne Rooney for Sky1 and Coca-Cola

I have just finished working on the 2nd installment with one more to happen next week, Having a really great time working on this project, everyone is so easy going and friendly on set.