Assessment Ideas – Metallic / Texture

For my Metallic / Texture Assessment I’d like to incorporate both elements if possible. I have previously used metallic silver as a face mask for my Geisha Body Art Assessment and so Im not sure if I want this assessment just to be painted metallics. 

 I really love the idea of liquid metal and also gold leaf for a theme however I am also slightly obsessed with the diamante skulls which I have seen in magazines. I’m not sure if the diamante skull will add to my portfolio for the work I am looking to undertake after I have finished my course however it would be amazing to recreate using coloured crystals

With regards to the liquid metals I have 4 gorgeous metallic pigments from Mehron in Gold, Siver, Bronze and Copper which can be mixed with a medium to create liquid metals. I think these would look gorgeous against a background of elegant makeup.
I also think that gold leaf is beautiful and teamed with a black smokey eye will look very effective, however I am a sparkly girl at heart and think that I would probably end up following the saying of ‘more is more’ and cover either half or the whole face in gold leaf !!!

 I will ask my friends and family’s opinions and also speak to my tutors for their advice on this one as I’d do all 3 ideas if I could!!!

All of these photos can be seen on my Pinterest Board: Portfolio Development Board along with other inspirational pictures which I have found on the internet.

Metallics / Texture

Assessment Ideas – Remake of past shoot

For my re-make of an assessment I’ve decided to redo my Evening Makeup  Assessment. The reason behind this is I mistakenly booked a model through a website and when she arrived she didn’t look anything like her photos. She also looked to be underage which she confirmed she wasn’t but she didn’t have the right look for the style of the assessment.

Whilst applying makeup to my model she advised me that she wasn’t allowed to wear heavy makeup or eyeliner which defeated the object of the booking which I’d made with her! Unfortunately as it was an assessment I pushed forward but was very disappointed with the lack of experience which the model had and her overall attitude and therefore the results of the photo.

My idea to improve on this shoot is to have an older model in a sexy but tasteful evening dress (which I will purchase specifically for the shoot) with her hair and makeup done in a more glamorous fashion. For the hair I am thinking soft waves like the Bazaar magazine cover photo below.  I don’t want to do heavy contouring i.e. Kim Kardashian style as that’s not my style; but my model will be made up with glamorous smokey eyes possibly in browns and bronze colours with a dark lash line and lashes. The lips I want to keep fairly nude as this is more current in style.

For inspiration I am taking ideas from are the cover of Bazaar Magazine and an advert for Tom Ford Beauty pictured below. These images can be found on my Pinterest Board for this project: Portfolio Development Board

I am also adding a man into the shoot as I am missing male models in my portfolio. The model I have chosen is very Tom Ford Catwalk style with blonde hair and brown beard. I am getting both of my models from J’adore Model Agency.


Evening makeup ideas

Researching Ideas from Magazines


After uni yesterday I decided to have a look through my magazine collection from the last 12 months and see if any styles of makeup stood out that I’d like to incorporate into my assessments and also add my own style to.

As you can see from the pile it took me a few hours but I managed to find quite a few themes including barely there makeup, glitter, heavily sculpted, glamorous, pastels etc. The magazines I used were Vogue, Elle, Hello Fashion, Hello Catwalk and Vogue Catwalk.

I’ve now taken a large book and started to cut the images out and make myself an inspiration book of styles which I want to try. Once completed I will then choose the ones that really stand out to me as inspiration for my face charts which I will be creating over the next few weeks.

Officially my assessments are – remake of one of my own pieces of work, texture and/or metallics and a piece showing my professional makeup style.



Day 1 – Back to Uni


Well for all of you who know me, Ive returned to University for the 2nd year of my Fashion & Media Makeup Artistry Foundation Degree, whilst still working part time. As you can see from the photos were all glad to be back !!!!

This final semester is all about developing our portfolio and adding the variety and diversity which is missing. This isn’t my current professional portfolio but my University Portfolio and so I need to add to it by creating images of different ages, ethnicities and genders.  On top of this I also need to add some less avant garde images and so this week is all about looking at what is missing and getting myself organised.

One of our tasks was to set up this blog to detail our research and progress throughout the semester so over the next few weeks you’ll hopefully see some amazing pictures.