Makeup & Hair: Elizabeth Chang (Skyla Arts)
Photography: Novi Angelomio
One word: HOT! Novi & Brittany escaped the rain and storm that came to SF Bay Area last week! It’s been raining all week…I had to reschedule a photo shoot that was scheduled for Today – so I don’t feel so bad because it was actually raining! :D If it was sunny I’d be banging my head against the wall in frustration lol…You can’t control the weather! These photos really captivate the weather~ kind of gloomy mood~! Brittany shared that she is really into Cereal – after the shoot…I was at Costco and I saw Chocolate Cheerios and I bought a whole box! nomnomnom! Since the weather is “sort of” warming up, I’m excited to stop eating oatmeal, and eat cereal for a change!
I did a soft smokey dropped-eye shadow on Brittany~ It was my pleasure to have Melissa assist me. She is very interested in shifting gears in her career~! Normally for 1 model I really don’t have much assignments for my assistant, but it’s good preparation to establish rapport for future larger gigs. I’m excited to have assistance for future gigs ;) I’m happy with how the hair and makeup turned out! Love her beautiful brows!
You can view a larger version on my Commercial Portfolio ! And if you haven’t been there yet, you should check it out! ;D Stay tuned for my next post: “Demystifying Airbrush”
|photographed by Karl Lagerfeld in Paris 2009|
|I fixed my teeth! :D|
Above is another image I put together with the dates! As you can see in 1996, her eyes have always been HUGE…and that’s partially because Namie is 1/4 Italian, from her mother’s side. So her nose looks much flatter if photographed at that angle!
From the side, her nose looks much higher/taller instead of broad/flat. Angles of her jaw also similar, so no facial reconstruction either. If you really ask me…I do notice some collagen loss on her cheeks and that’s due to aging ^^|| You can’t get 10+ years older and not loose any collagen! She has great genes and probably takes great care of her skin and health (No smoking, little drinking, sunscreen!) The rest…well that’s photo shop! ;) In her youth her lips looked really full because of the shade of lipstick she chose (to compliment the tanned skin “Amuraa” look she made so popular in the 90s!) – and lighter shade of lipsticks also make your lips fuller. Now she opts for more natural colors! Remember that UVA sun rays damage our DNA/Collagen on our skin, so remember to protect the collagen on your lips by using lip balm with SPF! Then you won’t need any lip fillers in the future! :) Oh these images are so classic~ *Nostalgia*
2) Contour & highlighting ! Using cooler toned powder or contour kit and a smaller fluffy brush, you can create the illusion of a higher nose by contouring the sides of the nose, and the face to bring out cheek bones, and your jaw line. If makeup enough is not enough, you can also continue to emphasize the shadows during post-processing/photoshop stage of the image production stage.
3) Find your angles! This will require you to practice in the mirror. If photographed up-front, Namie will look like she has a broader nose, but from below, it makes her nose thinner & taller! You can also tilt your face slightly to the side to get a quarter profile (tall nose!) No need to go under the knife!
And lastly, find a great makeup, hair and photography team!! ^o^ Professionals use similar tricks you use at home (ie: false lashes to enhance the lights, or photographing under certain lighting to get the most flattering light!) to enhance your features and achieve the look & feel you are going for! Anyways~ I hope you enjoyed the post and the pretty photos! Hope everyone had a great weekend!
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Makeup, Hair & Manicure: Elizabeth Chang (Skyla Arts)
Photography: Rummy Makmur