I was asked to do the make-up for the Spring-Summer collection of Vicca Bond designer maternity wear. This is for modern mums, and the outfits are statement pieces or dresses that require pretty, but strong and kooky make-up. The hair is very simple and tied back, as this is usually the choice of breast feeding mothers. And whilst this make-up is strong it really is just about the flicks and the lips.
The red lipstick and strong black flicks suit the retro vibe of the collection, but also the oriental feel of some of the pieces. Flicks are quick tricky to get even, and it is important to take your time when applying, these flicks are big and statement, but just with mascara and no false lashes… if you do wish to add lashes then go with them big at the edges to further enhance the eye shape with the liner. I used the natural point of the eyebrow as a guide to for the flick.
This model has big features and can take strong and thick eyebrows… you can use a pencil and feather it, so it doesn’t look so blocked, or an angled brush and shadow allows a controlled application.
Thi sis certainly a look that a mum could do, so she still feels and looks super glam. I’ll share some of the photos from this shoot, when I get them.
Vicki Lord was the hair expert on QVC again last month, and she opted for a daring shade of purple to match her iconic, bold copper bob… Vicki chose matching make-up and came to visit me at Pinkies a day before the filming to ensure her nails looked amazing on camera when she was holding the compact T3 hairdryer. The purple is super sexy, and bold, and stands out beautifully against the white product.
Vicki had a nail injury, so having the bright colour on all other nails took the attention away from the bandage a little.
I wonder what colour nails Vicki will opt for on her next appearance?
Here is the advert I worked on, and some stills from the shoot with the Supporting Artists’ make-up…. the key was to bring out the beauty, without upstaging the four main models. Being an additional make-up artist onset means being very busy and working long hours, but it is worth it when you get to see the final efforts of all the team come together.
I was the additional make-up artist for a TV commercial shoot early this week, working on the nine supporting artists at the stunning location of Clivedon House, and supporting Annette Field, Stevie Smith, and Vicki Lord, who was working with one of her V-Team members, the talented Damian Hill.
The brief was for the four main models to stand out, and so the supporting artists had a very natural, English rose look.
I am looking for to seeing the final fashion TV commercial and all the work coming together.
TV Commercial Supporting Artist
TV Commercial Supporting Artist
Yasmin is a fashion blogger and presenter for a Sky show… She has amazing skin, but as you can see from the before and after below, the transformation is great… I evened out her complexion with Airbase Airbrushing Foundation… which I had to mix to suit her olive-light brown skin tone. I then opened her eyes – which are a lovely shape – with darker liner and shadows close to the entire lid, and used silvers and lighter shades over the lid, with the lightest colour on the inside of the eye – this is done to bring out the sparkle in the eyes too.
I love this orange lip colour on Yasmin, and I used a complementing cheek shade to create a look of a higher cheekbone. Scroll done and you can see Yasmin presenting one of her shows… I hope to be working with her again.
Vicki Lord Hairstylist
Samantha Jones Photography
Here is coverage of the #Esimbi event on Vox News, where you can see some of the make-up looks…
Check out how the smokey eyes complement the blue and yellow fabrics of Tina Lobondi’s designs… I really enjoyed being the head make-up artist for this event.