Sage http://www.majormodel.com has one of those ivory skins that just captures the light and great bone structure perfect for natural beauty. Stronger makeup definitely changes her. For her natural look Sylvia dressed her in a Minimal Hustle T shirt and for the stronger one a dress by Jane Wilson Marquis. Hair by Almog . I especialy loved her look as she ressembled Thalita who I was lucky to have assist me from the ages of 14 till 21, when I closed the Art of Beauty in 2013 she left for New Orleans and I miss her dearly. Kyoko Kosaki, Sage’s talented makeup artist, applied a little too much for the natural makeup and I had to have her remove most of it. When I say natural, I mean natural! Fresh bare skin minimal, if any, eye makeup and concealer, clean brows and gloss
The makeup of the model Kendall from Click http://clickmodel.com was done by Sayaka Sato. A fabulous fresh natural look (right) then an elegant classic with a cool twist acheived through applying a corn colored blush to the cheeks and green shadow to the brows. Hair by Almog and styling by Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia.
When the artist Kimi Goto did the makeup on Rose from the agency Click www.clickmodelnyc.com , I was pretty amazed. Kimi had never done makeup on a darker skinned model before. She did a fabulous natural makeup ,which you can see in the blog “Photoshoot Styling” but I just had to do her “Freestyle” makeup alone, it was so creative. At first taken aback by the strength of it, when I looked through the camera I realized how well it worked on Rose. The colors were custom blended Kryolan aquacolor colors. Hair by Almog Burbea and styling by Sylvia Holden.
Fashion we use to shape the beauty shoots has to be either timeless, cool or avant garde. Jane Wilson Marquis gowns are timeless. They inspired the artists Mirei Morita/Taylor, Nene Yamamoto/Tatum and Sayaka Sato/Kendall, to do elegantly creative makeup…not boring. They used touches of unusual colors stolen from the beautiful hand painted silk designs of the gowns. www.janewilsonmarquis.com.
Hair Almog. Styling Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia.
One thinks a T shirt is just a T shirt but as you can see from the photos of Taylor, Rose and Kendall each one accentuates the individuality and beauty of the model, not just through color but with the style and design, this is very helpful when the makeup is as natural as I like it. The shoots are technically for beauty shots but because the classes are about fashion beauty the fashion is very important and it’s very helpful to have styling that gives the Artists a direction for the makeup. This time we were very fortunate that Sylvia Holden one of the stylists was able to bring t shirts from www.minimalhustle.com. Hair by Almog
Not all but many of the artists quickly add spontaneous “Freestyle” artistic touches to create a third and final makeup and this time it was amazing for me to see how they all blended their own individual style with the models personality (in this case Elizabeth from Click) to do something that worked beautifully. Congratulations Hiroki Namai on great work. the Freestyle touches were with custom blended colors of Kryolan Aquacolor, salmon glitter added to the lips. Peach eyeshadow and brown eyeliner.
The makeup student Kotoe Watanabe had Maria from Click as her model (Instagram thelittlemodel_ ) she cetainly is very petite, incredibley proportioned with beautiful Bone structure perfect for beauty. Her bubbly personality was very engaging and she looks equaly as good in both her looks. Almog did the hair and Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia the styling. The T shirt is www.minimalhustle.com
For the photoshoot class the artists first do a natural makeup . This is almost the most difficult, as I ask that the skin look fresh and perfect but not made up. So often there is just a little concealer…if any..gloss..a little tidying up of the brows as Miho Murakami did on Dahlia in the centre photo. I quickly have the artists add colors on set, either lip or eye colors depending on the girl. After Miho had added the lipcolor then she took Dahlia back to the studio to change the makeup to a much stronger one. We were fortunate to have such beautiful girls, great hair by Almog and wonderful styling by Sylvia Holden and Gabriela Garcia Ramirez. The Cool T shirt was by Minimal Hustle http://www.minimalhustle.com and the Bespoke riding jacket by Jane Wilson Marquis http:/janewilsonmarquis.com. Congratulations Miho!
IBF New York Makeup Academy of Japan brings an advanced class of makeup students over to study with me once or twice a year. This is fun and an interesting experience for me as each student is such an individual, their personality shines through in their work. Each artist is from a different part of Japan and they did not know each other previously.
This July the classes took place in a studio adjoint to BBFL a beautiful shop and cafe at 300-302 7th street in Brooklyn. The shop sells both Brooklyn and Japanese made products. We end the classes with a photoshoot for the Artists portfolios. Congratulations to the makeup artist Mirei Morita who did this great work on the model Taylor Williams. Almog did the hair. The dress is by Jane Wilson Marquis.
Just finished a couple of portraits of the sister of a beautiful smiling little girl I did a few years ago. I just love it when the parents of children I have painted return for me to paint the siblings when they are the same age. It is so much fun to discover such different personalities and also heart warming to know they have so much pleasure from the portraits. When I am indecisive about the expression I often do two portraits of the same child which gives me examples to show in my studio. These are often taken by the parents.
I will be showing other families soon.