Tanya's Makeup Diary
Ok, so it is apparent that the blogging thing is still very new to me, since it's been a month and a half since I posted. However, at least I am trying to hang in there!
Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in a very fun photo shoot in which I was asked to tap into some unknown talent that I apparently have been hiding! The photo shoot was a Pin-up themed Boudoir Shoot in which the model would be needing an entire sleeve of tattoos with a vintage flair. The model, by the way, had zero tattoos to start with. Using the black Dura ink temporary tattoo transfers from Temptu, I created the base for the sleeve and then I opened the doors to my creative side and filled in the color and brought them all to life! The entire sleeve was done using Temptu Pro Dura inks and rotating about 3 airbrush guns in the process. One gun for lighter colors, one for medium and one for darks. I also used their Dura Palettes to do a little line work where it needed to be touched up. Needless to say, I had a blast watching the transformation occur.
I guess the message here is that as a professional MUA, you will be asked to push your limits all the time. Do not run scared for the hills! Don't be afraid to take on that challenge. There are plenty of avenues for researching your projects. You already know the basics, so just use the new information to build on the old.
Thankfully, I had a chance to do something that I had no idea I would love doing so much! I can't wait for the next one.
Tanya's Makeup Diary
Happy June!!! Even though the first day of Summer isn't until later this month, June signifies Summer type activities, including Weddings! On average, I work with approximately 3 Weddings/week and that doesn't include all of the engagement photos, etc. So many of these events take place outdoors, which means my job is critical in keeping those ladies (and gents who will let me touch their faces with makeup) perfect all day long. This is where the importance of Airbrush Makeup comes in.
Here is the list of benefits for being airbrushed for your big day:
- Photo finished perfection, which means gone are the days where the very expensive photographer takes their sweet time editing all of the Wedding photos because they have to fix so many imperfections on the skin!
- Unlike liquid or creme foundations, Airbrush Makeup doesn't collect in lines and wrinkles, creating an aged appearance
- Unlike mineral foundation, Airbrush Makeup doesn't collect in the pores, creating a dry and flaky appearance
- Sweat resistant! (This does depend on the type of formula used, so be sure to check on that before you book your artist for the big day)
- Depending on the type of Airbrush formula that is used, you can have a smooth matte finish or a skin-like glowing finish. The choice is yours!
- Airbrush makeup can be used on eyes, cheeks and lips!!! Imagine budge-proof makeup everywhere!
- Beautifully blended every time. No makeup lines anymore!
- Perfect coverage of all skin issues, including, but not limited to: hyperpigmentation, acne, rosacea, scarring, etc.
Feel free to check out the before & after section on my website to see the difference that airbrush makeup can make! All photos in that section have NOT been retouched by photo editing software. I promise!
I was recently able to use my Temptu Airbrush Pod System on set of a TV Show and was blown away at how easy it was to get all of the talent HD ready so quickly! We spent 10 hours outdoors one day and 7-8 of that was under the hot sun and I barely even had to powder anyone! The staying power of this makeup is incredible!
Well, until next time, have a great Wedding Season!
Tanya's Makeup Diary
Now entering Day 5 of the filming of a TV Show called "Heartland Sound...Staged", I have decided to share a few important points to anyone who plans on doing makeup work on set. Did I mention that this is my very first blog piece EVER? Wish me luck.
#1 - Be overly prepared. Just when you are packing up your kit and you grab something and wonder to yourself "Am I really going to need this today?"...you WILL need it! Think about it this way. As the makeup artist, you are MacGuyver! You will, undoubtedly, be supplying items for other departments to use in a pinch. If wardrobe forgot a lint roller, you will have it. If they lose light on set temporarily, you will have a flashlight for them to see with. Or for you to keep applying lipstick on your talent in a no-light kind of situation! My point is, you can never be too prepared!
#2 - If they are demanding that the entire crew sit down together to eat, be darn sure you inhale your food and get back to the makeup trailer (or if you aren't blessed with a trailer, wherever you are set up) before everyone else finishes. This way you are locked and loaded by the time the next talent arrives to be beautified. These types of things can make or break your schedule. Getting that jump on the next actor will ensure that you won't be trying to apply the last bit of makeup as you are running along side them on the way to the set while the director is yelling into the radios "Where is the talent?!"
and #3 - Enjoy every bit of the experience because you will learn so much from each project. Everything you learn, jot it down or, in my case, put it in the notes section of your iPhone, so you can make sure you remember for the next time.
That being said, I am officially done with my first blog piece ever!!! Yay me! Until next time, best wishes on a successful makeup career!