Monday, March 2, 2009

Photoshoot Look Tutorial: Helen Of Troy

At last Saturday's shoot, Mike told me he wanted to do a Grecian look. When he showed me the white dress I would be wearing for the shoot, I did a clean look which focused on well-defined eyebrows, moist lips, and glowing skin without too much color but without looking pale.

This is a no-makeup look that's dewy instead of matted.

Photo by Mike Yu of Mantra Photography



Photo by Glenn del Rosario


Model's own Makeup

Here's How to recreate the look:

Face Prep and Base: These photos aren't photo-edited yet, so I made the skin glowy without being shiny and oily by play of matte and shimmer textures.

  • Prepped clean skin with Olay Regenerist Serum and Shu Uemura UV Underbase
  • Evened out with Sally Hansen Airbrush foundation as an all-over foundation (brushed using a foundation brush) and concealed imperfections with VOV cream foundation #3
  • Set with Nu Skin Powder and Elegant Minerals Setting powder in translucent
  • Contour with CS Contouring palette
  • MAC MSF in Redhead as blush (on the salmon pink side) and highlight (on the gold side)

On eyes: - strong brows to frame the face and neutral colors of eyeshadow with a tad of shimmer. I stuck with warm palettes of peach and browns and lots of mascara to keep it feminine since I didn't use falsies in this shoot.

  • Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Corrector #0 and MAC Lingering to groom and enhance the eyebrows
  • Kryolan brown pencil to tightline eyes. Smudge this to get into the roots of the lashes.
  • MAC cream color base in Shell on eyes as a base
  • Peach and brown shades from the CS 78 color palette as color (Neutral matte for highlight, peach on lids and a warm brown to contour crease. Bronze eyeshadow on lashlines). Lids can be highlighted with MAC MSF in redhead (the gold side)
  • The Face Shop Gel eyeliner in black on the top lashes
  • Curl lashes with Shu Uemura lash curler and 3 coats each of The Face Shop Freshian Volumizing Mascara and Lancome Color Virtuose Mascara (at this point, I didn't bother with falsies)

Lips - neutral lips that are moist without overpowering

  • Nude lipliner on lips (I kinda exaggerated the fullness a bit)
  • MAC lipstick in Style it Up and blotted. This is a frosty nude color but since the look can get pale, I went with a pinkish gloss.
  • MAC lipglass in Viva Glam V - I used a smidgen of this... just to add moisture and a hint of shine.

The hair is actually a wiglet. It's one of those cute wigs you buy in SM and clip on the hair.

1 comment:

Askmewhats said...

wonderful look as Helen of Troy :D