Applying make-up on men is a tricky one, as there is a fine line with looking unnatural and looking caked… mainly because men usually have different pores and facial hair to woman… so make-up can look like cake-up.
Most men opt for a really natural look, just wanted to enhance features. Jan is used to wearing make-up as an actor and for photoshoots too – but for a film festival he wanted to look his best self, on and off camera… and this meant a clear, and light application of Airbase airbrushing foundation mixed to his rich skin tone, to further create a flawless but still natural look.
Applying some contouring, along Jan’s already structured face, just to replace what can be lost during foundation application. You can really see this along his cheekbone.
I added balm to Jan’s lips and brushed through his brows, and used buds and Vaseline.
Find out more about Jan’s films: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2833973/
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
I was head make-up artist at the first year anniversary of the social enterprise #Esimbi during London Fashion Week in February… the look was almost a Jennifer Lopez inspired high shine complexion, and a really sultry black smokey eye.
Esimbi Event in Various Press
More about Esimbi, and you can support the social enterprise by buying one on the limited edition candles from Pick n Melt.
The gala welcomed guests across industries, as well as a number of celebrities, and fashionistas including Andy Abraham, Anita Dobson, singer LL, celebrity session hairstylist Vicki Lord, actress Helen Baker, and LDNC. People travelled from Europe and Congo to attend this event at the prestigious One Whitehall Place in London.
Music from DJ efe-J, Henna, a photo-booth, drinks and cupcakes added fun elements to the fundraising event, but Tina’s speech highlighted the seriousness behind the issues in Congo for young people trying to make a life for themselves and away from the crime and street culture. Tina broke down in tears at the support from everyone including those who had provided luxury raffle prizes and goody bag gifts from the guests… Balmain Hair Couture Styling Kit, an Upcycling book from Designer Max McMurdo, Hypnotherapy sessions with Malminder Gill, yoga discount from Laurent Roure, Simply Be You jewellery, Pro Diva Hair straighteners, Dilly and Wolf, Cantu, Orange Rabbit Cakes, and bespoke luxury candles from Pick n Melt.
Tina has raised more funds and awareness for Esimbi, which was set-up primarily to provide vocational training with secured employment (via an Apprenticeship Project and an Apprenticeship Resource Hub) to young adults in the UK and in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is achieved by collaborating with its alliance charities.