I had a couple of private appointments yesterday which were great fun.
The first one was at 7:30 in the morning! Michael wanted to be aged as a disguise. He was going to be speaking at a high school graduation and didn’t want any of his former students to recognize him. Seeing as he was going to be up close and interacting with people I decided that using my Reel Creations tattoo inks would be the best way to do the make-up. Using regular make-up would be obvious to anyone that might be close. I’ve used the inks before for HD film make-up and it worked very well.
Unfortunately, as I am wont to do, I forgot to take a before photo… but here is the end product!
When he stopped by to return my mustache and beard he said no one recognized him and that a senior gentleman engaged him in conversation as a peer.
My other appointment yesterday was for a repeat client. Kim volunteers as a model in charity fashion shows and I did her make-up last November for one, here is a shot of that (photo by Prairie Ranger Photography)
This time the designer wanted a matte look apparently based on Marlene Dietrich so I asked Kim if she was up for an extreme contouring make-up – as all those movie stars were done with that technique. She was.
This is Kim at stage one of the transformation:
Looks like bad Kabuki make-up!
Here is a before and after comparison. I am really happy with the whole effect. Kim has great eyes and cheekbones… this really brings them out.
I am planning to play around with the heavy-duty contouring make-up. It really can transform people. It is what the drag queens do and always fascinates me how some dark brown make-up along the jaw and forehead can transform people. Stay tuned for some selfies as I plan to be experimenting on myself.