Note from Author: By the time you are reading this, I am off for a short trip to HongKong! Last minute trip, but hubby will be on business trip so the wife will be going too! But just half of his business trip because I need to be back for work! I have scheduled some posts so you won't miss me too much LOL I would still love to read your comments when I come back! :)
One major reason I strongly went for the Basement Academy because of their course curriculum. They've included photographic make-up! My husband is into photography so I want to know what make-up intensity is needed for photos! I learned so much!
As we all know, the camera records a flat, 2 dimensional image so certain facial flaws are exaggerated and everything looks flat.
Black and White Photography is one topic we tackled. Though we are on a modern age, a lot of people still loves to take black and white photographs because it's classy and it lasts a lifetime.
Black and white photographs make the skin looks good but the right highlight and contouring is needed to make the person in the photo come to life!
Important tips that I learned ---
- conceal spots
- highlighting and contouring must be stronger than regular makeup but make sure to blend well
- Blush application should also be stronger
- Define the crease and outer corner of the eyes with a darker shade of e/s
- Apply dark colored RED lipstick to enhance lip shape
Here's my work
a 15-yr old can be transformed
to a classy look
Products used ---
- MACNC35 mixed with CG no. 1
- MUFE Concealer palette to correct
- Dollface Concealer palette to conceal
- P&J Dual Powder foundation no. 30
- MAC Coquette to fill in brows
- P&J eyebrow pencil no. 3
- CS 78pcs palette in matte beige
- CS78pcs palette in black
- MUFE aqua eyes black
- P&J Curly Mascara
- MAC Shadester and Lightsweep
- NYX Blush in Pink
- MAC Russian Red
Here's her before and after shot
The Olsen Twins *ahem*
(L makeup done by Shen)
I have to borrow her
ribbon hair band! She's now the oldie,
I'm the youngie! lol
(look how pale I get without the right makeup
for B&W photos)
I've learned so much in this class!
Can't wait to do those looks again!
Try black and white photography!