Monday, 28 October 2013

Pinocchio Inspired Makeup Look



Pinocchio (1940)

Today marks the last of my posts from Vanity Nightmare at the Movies!  It's been a long process but it's nearly finally complete.  I've been working like crazy the past couple of months during SS14 and I haven't had any time to create a book to feature all these looks in!  So once that is complete the process is finished!

This post is also the most in the past shoot I've done, 1940 is the earliest film that is featured here and who would have thought it would be an animation film?!  I've featured alot of Disney movies in this series and Pinocchio is one of those golden Disney movies that will be forever remembered.  I didn't particularly like the film, I felt it had too many sad moments and the pay off wasn't high enough for me.  Films tend to be happy to begin with, then sad, then at the end everyone is happy again.  Pinocchio is more of an emotional roller coaster and I always seem to end up being exhausted by the end and just want it over with!

The mannequin hand was actually saved from a skip from a well known established fashion company.  They were throwing out all sorts of mannequins for various reasons, some were older types, some were slightly damaged and these were all going into the skip!  I guess it kinda reminded me of A.I. and I couldn't let something so amazing go to waste!  I saved this arm along with a torso because I knew I had to create a look for it and Pinocchio is an amazing match!  I decided to use a fake tan to create some of these lines (god knows why) because for the next week I had brown lines all over my face.  So if you want a good fake tan then Rodial is definitely the way to go as it will last for ages!

Yet again this project has been a massive learning curve for me and I've slightly changed as a person which is great!  I set out to create 20 makeup looks and I succeeded within the 2 week time period I had set.  Yet again I'm thinking about what my next project will be and If you have any ideas then feel free to let me know!  I'm thinking maybe a more arts based series or maybe makeup looks inspired by various computer games? I quite like that idea because it could be anything from arcade games to Call Of Duty!

In a couple of days it will be Halloween and I'll try to get another post out for this day.  I'm not sure of my plans right now but hopefully Ill be going somewhere and creating a crazy makeup look for something!  After this I'm not sure what I'll be posting, I may do some more diary related posts of the previous 2 months and I'll have some free time until AW14 so I'm more than likely to create some new looks in this period!  It would make sense to do some computer game based looks since the PS4 and Xbox One are being released next month!  Good timing or a sign, who knows!

Tags: doll makeup, wooden doll makeup, wooden puppet makeup, pinocchio makeup, disney makeup, disney doll makeup, disney wooden doll makeup, mannequin makeup

Makeup products used:

MAC BISQUE EYE SHADOW
MAC POWDER BLUSHER IN BUFF
MAC STUDIO FIX IN NC25
MAC FACE AND BODY IN C1
MAC FACE AND BODY IN A13 WHITE
KAT VON D LOCK IT TATTOO CONCEALER LIGHT 18
MAX FACTOR PAN STIK IN NOUVEAU BEIGE 13
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION IN N120
MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION IN N117
MUA HEAVEN AND EARTH EYE SHADOW PALETTE
MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS IN NC25
MAC VIVA GLAM LADY GAGA 2 LIPSTICK 
RODIAL BRAZILIAN TAN DARK

Friday, 25 October 2013

Ice Age Inspired Makeup Look



Ice Age (2002)

Every single makeup look so far has a set of nails that I designed to go with them.  Most of these nails are featured in each shoot and this and the next post don't have any.  The reason why this post has none because it was a nightmare keeping them on!  Lets talk about my makeup secrets now.  I design my nails first and then instead of using glue, I use blutack.  Why?  This whole series has 20 makeup looks, and some days for example this day I actually created 3 looks in one day.  Imagine how messed up my nails would be from using glue, then taking it off, to using it again... no thank you!  I had to balance between taking the photos, hold the plastic wrap and posing all at the same time while trying not to get blue body paint speared on the white surfaces that surrounded me.  Some people will look these images and be like aw this is nice, when in reality the makeup takes about 2-3 hours, the shooting takes about 30 and then I have to edit down about 200 photos to 1.  It's not such an easy process!

Again I used a pair of Illamasqua lashes for this look and they were perfect for the makeup!  I mainly used MAC makeup to create this look as they have some amazing highlighters.  I also used Illamasqua the second most as I love their pure pigments as they are ridiculously pigmented.  I used 'Breath' in nearly every shoot and it's nearly empty now which is sad!  I do hate the packaging though, the shape I love, but it's just not practical, and oh god don't get me started on trying to get their liquid metals out!  Nightmare!  But having said that it's always worth it as they are both fantastic products!

Tags: winter makeup, ice makeup, ice age makeup, cold makeup, blue makeup, ice age movie makeup,  glass makeup, frozen makeup

Makeup products used:
ILLAMASQUA FALSE EYE LASHES
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
MAC AMBIENCE EYE SHADOW
88 ORIGINAL PALETTE COASTAL SCENTS
MAC POWDER EYE SHADOW IN WHITE JEANIUS
MAC POWDER EYE SHADOW IN GESSO
SNAZAROO ELECTRIC BLUE
ILLAMASQUA POWDER EYE SHADOW IN VICTIM
ILLAMASQUA PRECISION INK IN SCRIBE (WHITE)
ILLAMASQUA POWDER EYE SHADOW IN OBSIDIAN
ILLAMASQUA EYE BROW CAKE IN GAZE
ILLAMASQUA PURE PIGMENT IN BREATH
BARRY M FINE GLITTER DUST 4 (LIGHT SILVER)
MAC ZOOM LASH MASCARA IN ZOOM BLACK

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Cleopatra Inspired Makeup Look



Cleopatra (1963)

From Atlantis to Ancient Egypt and here I took inspiration from Cleopatra.  I wanted to create my own version of a Cleopatra makeup look as I just feel like everyone copies the same look over and over again!  I like to take inspiration from ideas, and imitation is the only sign of a lack of imagination.  Again I used my memory to come up with an inspired makeup look and I'm really happy with the results.  I used a combination of gold spray and sand to create a textured look and the sand was collected from a beach in the south of France about 5 years ago (I thought it would come in handy one day!).  I used the colours of red, black and gold as I'd imagine Cleopatra to have blood red lips.  History seems to show her with either nude or light red coloured lips, but she was an Egyptian Pharaoh, nude lips say push over, light red say glamorous,  but blood red would say I'm the ruler of this Kingdom and no-one is taking that from me.  Cleopatra was actually the last Egyptian Pharaoh so maybe her lip colour was nude after all!

Tags: ancient egypt makeup, cleopatra makeup look, egypt makeup, sand makeup look, red and black makeup, red and black lips, sand body,

Makeup products used:

GOLD HAIR SPRAY
SNAZAROO METALLIC GOLD
ANDREA FULERTON DOT AND FLICK BLACK NAIL ART
MAC MINERALIZE BLUSH IN MISS BEHAVE
MAC REFINED GOLDEN BRONZER
BARRY M RED GLITTER
NARS POWDER BLUSHER IN ALBATROSS
NARS POWDER BLUSHER IN ORGASM
ILLAMASQUA PRECISION INK IN ABYSS (BLACK)
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
MAC POWDER BLUSHER IN BUFF
MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION IN N120
MAC REFLECTS GLITTER IN REFLECTS BRONZE (WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION) 
NARS SOFT TOUCH SHADOW PENCIL IN CORCOVADO
MAC ZOOM LASH MASCARA IN ZOOM BLACK

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Atlantis The Lost Empire Inspired Makeup Look



Atlantis The Lost Empire (2001)

Directors Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise are responsible for Atlantis which is a Disney film that I always feel is a little overshadowed.  Both these directors are known for my favourite Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast, and Gary also wrote The Lion King so kudos to him!  My first memory of watching Atlantis was Primary school in year 6.  It was towards the end of term and we got to choose what we wanted to watch.  This was the year when projectors came into school and the school bought one for a year 6 classroom.  The choice was either Harry Potter or Atlantis.  I remember we had to get permission slips to watch Harry Potter because it was either a PG or 12, and anyone who didn't get their signed got to watch Atlantis instead.  I had already seen Harry Potter, I guess a lot of others did too but I chose Atlantis and about 10 of us watched the film together.  I remember how magical I thought everything was and my obsession with Atlantis started that day.

I have an obsession with Ancient Egypt and Atlantis almost falls under the bracket for me at least, in terms of a whole advanced civilisation.  I remember the main characters teal hair, at least I think it's teal since that's what in my memory!  I had to use a wig for this look and the background I created was made up of my eyes.  In the end the print seems to look very 60's/70's and I did this completely by accident.  I left it as I thought it was quite funny and it doesn't really work together but I'm not going to loose any sleep over it!

Tags: atlantis makeup, aqua makeup, mermaid makeup, teal makeup, wig makeup, drag makeup, disney makeup

Makeup products used:

SNAZAROO ELECTRIC BLUE
SNAZAROO BRIGHT GREEN
FUDGE GLITTER BLAST SILVER
BARRY M FINE GLITTER DUST 98 (DARK PURPLE/BLUE)
ILLAMASQUA PRECISION INK IN SCRIBE (WHITE)
ILLAMASQUA POWDER EYE SHADOW IN VICTIM
MUA EYE SHADOW IN 2 (PEARL WHITE)
MUA EYE SHADOW IN 31 (BLUE)
MUA EYE SHADOW IN 5 (LIGHT GREEN)
MUA EYE SHADOW IN 8 (TURQUOISE)
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
ILLAMASQUA PURE PIGMENT IN BREATH
MAC MASCARA IN ARMY OF AMAZONS (WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION) 
OPI OGRE THE TOP BLUE (DEEP BLUE)
CLAIRES GLITTER COAT
COLLECTION 2000 GREEN WITH ENVY
KAT VON D LOCK IT TATTOO CONCEALER LIGHT 18
MAX FACTOR PAN STIK IN NOUVEAU BEIGE 13
KROYLAN SPIRIT GUM
KROYLAN EYE BROW PLASTIC

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Star Wars Phantom Menace Inspired Makeup Look



Star Wars Phantom Menace (1999)

If you thought the inspiration behind the overall look here was just Darth Maul then this would be the worst Darth Maul you've ever seen.  The only part that he inspired here are the black horns, black since he had marks on his face and they are in the shape of horns since he had some!  It all makes sense now right??  I never steal ideas from other people on purpose but here I stole an idea from Rankin as I've always wanted to paint myself black and spray with glitter!  I'd love to do this to my face as well but I'd need a little help for that since I won't be able to see for a little while!  I do want to start creating more art creations and less makeup based ones so maybe I'll revisit this idea as I also discovered the magic of coloured hair spray cans to use as quick body paint!

I love Star Wars, I've played the games, I've played the Lego version games, I've played with action figures and I've also played with the Lego action figures, all in all, I love Star Wars!  I love films based in space and I watch anything that isn't scary, apart from Prometheus but I saw that on a flight back from New York and it was a little less scary!  I'm scared of alot of things, but Aliens scare me the most. E.T. scares the hell out of me, and I was pretty young when I saw it for the first time and I don't know, it must have emotionally scared or something!  Films that combine horror and aliens then no thank you, films that combine aliens and happy lighted plots then great!  Although Star Wars isn't exactly all happy... For my 18th birthday I went to a Star Wars exhibition in London which to the best of my knowledge is the biggest Star Wars exhibition they have ever done.  There was everything there, small sets of how they made a whole audience using a mixture of paper and paperclips, huge real scale spaceships, costumes, makeup, everything you could imagine. It was amazing and I'm so glad I got to see it up close and personal!

Tags: star wars makeup, galaxy makeup, space makeup, star wars fancy dress, star wars cosplay

Makeup products used:


SNAZAROO BLACK
STARGAZER SILVER GLITTER SHAKER
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
MAC AMBIENCE EYE SHADOW
MAC BISQUE EYE SHADOW
MAC POWDER BLUSHER IN BUFF
MAC STUDIO FIX IN NC25
MAC ZOOM LASH MASCARA IN ZOOM BLACK
MAC TECHNAKOHL LINER IN GRAPHBLACK
MAC POWDER MINERALIZE EYE SHADOW IN CINDERFELLA
MUA HEAVEN AND EARTH EYE SHADOW PALETTE 
MAC VIVA GLAM LADY GAGA 2 LIPSTICK
ILLAMASQUA PRECISION INK IN ABYSS (BLACK)
BARRY M FINE GLITTER DUST 4 (LIGHT SILVER)
FUDGE GLITTER BLAST MULTI COLOUR

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Batman Forever Inspired Makeup Look



Batman Forever (1995)

Batman Forever and Batman and Robin and such amazing films! I feel like I say amazing too much, but so many things are!  Tim Burton directed both of these films and at it's a stark contrast from the recent Batman films Christopher Nolan has directed/directing since there is lots of speculation about a new Batman film!  Both directors are fantastic in their own right and they both play on dark themes but in completely different lights.  Christopher is very on the surface when he creates his thrillers, such as Inception and Memento while Tim Burton is a mixture and everything isn't quite what you think it is.  There is no doubt that Batman Forever is very camp, it's everything I think of when I think of a 90's movie and it's so tongue and cheek and such a perfect film!

In the early stages of creating Vanity Nightmare at the Movies I knew straight away I wanted to create a Riddler makeup look.  The nails were great fun to make and drawing the question marks in various positions on my body was such a nightmare.  I felt like I was going to mess up every second and I'm pretty impressed that I didn't need to retouch any of them.  I tend not to retouch many of my images that much, I'm not trying to convey beauty shots, this is purely art for me.

I completely understand why Heath Ledger committed suicide, he put his heart and soul into his job and theres always a cross over when you start to involve yourself heavily into something.  There has been times when I've been completely consumed by something I've been creating, the art that you try and create physically can take over you mentally, and I can only imagine the depths Heath went into his role.  A tragic end to such a talented guy.

Tags: batman makeup, batman forever makeup, the riddler makeup, question mark facepaint, green face paint, halloween costume, halloween makeup, batman halloween makeup, cosplay, red hair, 

Makeup products used:


SNAZAROO BRIGHT GREEN
SNAZAROO BLACK
SNAZAROO BRIGHT RED
ANDREA FULERTON DOT AND FLICK BLACK NAIL ART
OPI SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (LIGHT SHEER GREEN)
MUA POPTASTIC EYE SHADOW PALETTE
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
ILLAMASQUA POWDER EYE SHADOW IN OBSIDIAN 
MAC TECHNAKOHL LINER IN GRAPHBLACK
ILLAMASQUA PURE PIGMENT IN BREATH

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness Inspired Makeup Look



Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Star Trek is a prime example of film snobbery.  Some people say they have never watched it because they have never given it a chance, and some people think it's just too nerdy for them and there better than that.  The truth is that Star Trek is epic and if you want to miss out then thats your problem!  I love the following Klingons get, how people get married dressed up like them and how people learn their language.  Its fascinating to me and I've never really got it till I watched this film.  I loved the way J.J. Abrams portrayed the Klingons, it reminded me slightly for Stargate, and well I approved of their look! I knew straight away I wanted to create a makeup look based on them and that was really when I decided right, I need to start creating Vanity Nightmare at the Movies.

I shot this look late at night and the camera was on auto and started doing a low shutter speed.  At first I was like oh god, then I thought, wait a second, slow shutter speed, flash, wig... it's time to whip my hair back and forth.  I managed to get some really great shots but in the end I settled for this one.  I chose this image because it makes me laugh so much!  It reminds me of people who have fake weaves and think their amazing and the whole look kinda reminds me of some kinda warrior princess.  It's almost Wonder Woman meets Xena, meets Klingons meets Katy Price.  It's a very glamourous Klingon and it's exactly how I would portray one in Vanity Nightmare!

Vanity Nightmare, adding glamour to your life - should be my slogan eh?

Tags: star trek makeup, wonder woman makeup, xena makeup, warrior princess makeup, brown wig, wig makeup, drag makeup, klingon makeup, star trek into darkness makeup, film and tv makeup, golden makeup, gold makeup, gold body, gold glitter, alien makeup

Makeup products used:


GOLD HAIR SPRAY
FUDGE GLITTER BLAST MULTI COLOUR 
MAC STUDIO FIX IN NC25
MAC MAGICALLY COOL LIQUID POWDER IN TRUTH AND LIGHT
MUA HEAVEN AND EARTH EYE SHADOW PALETTE
MAC VIVA GLAM LADY GAGA 2 LIPSTICK
MAC BISQUE EYE SHADOW
MAC POWDER BLUSHER IN BUFF
MAC REFLECTS GLITTER IN REFLECTS BRONZE (WONDER WOMAN COLLECTION) 
MAC MIXING MEDIUM
MAC ZOOM LASH MASCARA IN ZOOM BLACK

Monday, 7 October 2013

Finding Dory Inspired Makeup Look



Finding Dory (2015)

I've actually posted this makeup look once before, click HERE to see it!  The initial look was done quite quickly and it was only made in development for my FMP I was creating based on a a new collection for Illamasqua.  The makeup was directly inspired by images of fish I looked at and I combined different elements together to create one fish inspired look!  I was initially going to theme this post on Finding Nemo but I changed my mind since when someone says this the first colour I think of is orange and not blue.  When someone says Finding Dory then I'm like bingo, blue.  Finding Dory doesn't come out till 2015, which makes this post my most advanced makeup look.  I had no idea Ellen DeGeneres voiced Dory, I was so confused when I saw an interview with her and I was thinking wait isn't she meant to be interviewing them?  I've just realised it looks like I've gone over the lines with the white in this makeup look.  That's the downside of using a flash because that white is actually glitter and in natural light it reflects the makeup making it look slightly 3D.  Ah well!

I've used an Illamasqua nail varnish for this look as I'm totally obsessed by the colour and the black glitter spots that make it look like egg shell.  This nail varnish then inspired my backdrop and I used my fingers to create an ocean and tried to convey a mix of waves and coral with sunlight beaming down from above.  I think it worked quite well!
Finding Nemo was such an amazing film and I can just imagine Finding Dory being a colourful masterpiece.  I'm guessing the film will be in 3D and I can imagine it really submersing you into the film, and experience that will be so magical for younger children.  It may even be magical for adults too, after all, Pixar know what they are doing!  I watched a documentary about Pixar last year, It was so interesting and very honest and if that sort of thing interests you then do some goggle research and hunt down that programme!

Tags: finding dory makeup, dory makeup, fish makeup, ocean makeup, sealife makeup, sea creature makeup, finding nemo makeup, disney pixar makeup, pixar makeup.

Makeup products used:


SNAZAROO ELECTRIC BLUE
SNAZAROO WHITE
MAC STUDIO FIX IN NC25
STARGAZER BLUE GLITTER SHAKER
FUDGE GLITTER BLAST SILVER
88 ORIGINAL PALETTE COASTAL SCENTS 
ILLAMASQUA FRAGILE
MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW
MAC POWDER EYE SHADOW IN WHITE JEANIUS
MAC FACE AND BODY IN A13 WHITE
PRIMARK CLEAR GLITTER LIP GLOSS
PRIMARK BLUE GLITTER LIQUID EYE LINER 
ILLAMASQUA PURE PIGMENT IN BREATH
ILLAMASQUA PRECISION INK IN SCRIBE (WHITE)

Friday, 4 October 2013

Rise of the Guardians Inspired Makeup Look



Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Before you do anything today, watch this film.  Ok maybe not right now, but put it on your things to do because this film is great!  I can't stand people who look down at animated films and think it's beneath them, like really?!  Or they see a PG rating and think its just for children, the only person who needs to grow up there is them.  Rise of the Guardians features Alec Baldwin, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman and *swoon* Chris Pine.  On first inspection people may disregard this film as being rubbish, but then you see the cast and your only two options are, this is a good film, or there only in it for the money (it's the first one by the way).  Is it bad I started to fancy Jack Frost? It was only because I loved his hair and Chris Pine voiced him... In fact my Jack Frost post was inspired more by this film and less by the actual Jack Frost which is just about a giant talking snowman.

This look is inspired by the tooth fairy, voiced by Isla Fisher.  I wanted to create this fairy magical look and create this almost dreamy state.  I love the expression I was able to capture here, it's almost that look of breathing in deeply while giving a smouldering look.  Another thing that I love about this image is the fact I haven't captured myself looking like this before, and I love finding new ways of portraying myself in these images!

Tags: fairy makeup, tooth fairy makeup, rise of the guardians makeup, dreamy makeup, fantasy makeup 

Makeup products used:

MAC FACE AND BODY IN C1
MUA POPTASTIC EYE SHADOW PALETTE
MUA EYE SHADOW IN 2 (PEARL WHITE)
MUA EYE SHADOW IN 31 (BLUE)
SNAZAROO ELECTRIC BLUE
BARRY M BABY PINK POWDER BLUSHER
SNAZAROO BRIGHT GREEN
SNAZAROO ORANGE
SNAZAROO GREEN
ILLAMASQUA POWDER BLUSHER IN NYMPH 
ILLAMASQUA PURE PIGMENT IN BREATH
KROYLAN SPIRIT GUM
KROYLAN EYE BROW PLASTIC 
SNAZAROO BRIGHT YELLOW
KAT VON D LOCK IT TATTOO CONCEALER LIGHT 18
MAX FACTOR PAN STIK IN NOUVEAU BEIGE 13
MAC ZOOM LASH MASCARA IN ZOOM BLACK
88 ORIGINAL PALETTE COASTAL SCENTS 
SNAZAROO BRIGHT GREEN