Posts Tagged Pin-Up

Snow White’s Apple

“Snow White” and I have a few things in common – we both have red lips, pale skin, black hair – (ok mine is arguably brown but naturally black) both frolic in the forest, sing to animals and have terrible luck with apple’s.

This year I’ve managed to have a macbook pro stolen from under my table while I ate dinner at a restaurant, an iPhone4 smash and grabbed from my car (insert additional window replacement cost) and two Saturday’s ago my second iPhone4 – this one a 32gig model – was stolen from my handbag in a London club…

The frequency of stranger’s referring to me as Snow White coupled with this recent “apple curse” (through cruel twists of fate, circumstance and my own stupidity insurance has not assisted me with replacing any of these products) as my nearest and dearest are calling it  has led me to do… [ Read more ]

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Looking Through the Window at Life

This is a photograph extracted from Anton De Beer’s “Bridal Boudoir” series.

“Looking though the window at life. You look amazing to me” is the title given to this photograph by the model, Kira Wilkinson. Kira and I shared a chalet whilst touring Jo-Burg with Madame Zingara and when she finally returned back from the UK I felt privileged to finally work with her on a test. I really love the ambiance of this photograph, the lighting, the reflections in the glass and the neutral colour palette. I hope to work with this team again soon!

Main Make-up ingredients: MAC: Face and Body in C6, brow-gel in clear,  eyeshadows in “brule”, “embark”, “cork” and “shroom”, technakohl liner in “graphblack”.

Pro Tip: When you’re applying your make-up with a clean, natural or matt look in mind use a non-reflective eye-shadow like MAC’s “brule” and then apply a colour like “shroom”[ Read more ]

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My favorite of Rob's experiment with cross polarized lighting

Robert had a very interesting lighting setup for this shoot. He placed Polarization filters over his beauty box in order to block out “hot spots” and experiment withcross polarized lighting.

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Christmas Wish (3 of 5)

Make-Up main ingredients: MAC #20 lash (half lash), MAC fluid-line in”blacktrack”, plushglass in “Ample Pink”

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Pink Lady

I kept the eyes neutral toned, and sculpted them with texture, applied some individual false lashes (I find the individual lashes look more natural as they lack the “spine” visible with a full false lash) to bring out the shape of the eyes and then matched the lipstick to the wig with MAC’s Amplified Lipstick “Girl About Town”

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Pro Tip: When you’re appl­ying your make-up with a “natu­ral look” in mind – where you want to sulpt the face with colour (ie a light colour under the browbone) but without frosting or noticeable shimmer in mind use a non-reflective eye-shadow like MAC’s “brule” and then apply a colour like “shroom” (which is basi­cally the same colour in a more reflec­tive tex­ture) in small doses under the arch of the brow or in-between the eyes or apply a dollop of “woodwinked” – (a veluxe pearl and especially shiny eye-shadow in a colour fairly neutral to people with tanned skin) to the center of the lids. Doing this helps to con­tour the face, draw atten­tion to spe­ci­fic areas and sculpt the face — and the appli­ca­tion of a non-shiny ver­sion of the colour first allows the eyesha­dow to “dilute” making blen­ding easier and turning the shimmer into “amazing” lighting or bone structure.

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Main Hair ingredients: Frustration and Apathy.

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These are some of the photographs from a series inspired by the Heidi Klum cat-ear shoot.

Robert Miller made the cat ears himself.

Main make-up ingredients: MAC #7 Lash, DUO adhesive, MAC paintpots, MAC technakohl liner in “graphblack”

Photographer: Robert Miller

Model: Jemma Pearce

Hair: Samantha Kaye

Make-Up: Samantha Kaye

Location: Snap Studios, Woodstock, Cape Town


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Japanese Garden

FHM/GQ style shoot for stock. Camilla is beautiful.

To work with the soft natural light, I used a combination of the following products to give her that gentle sexy glow.

Make-Up main ingredients: MAC eyeshadow “Mythology”, “Shroom” and MAC Pigments “Vanilla” and “Tan“. Face and Body Foundation. Kohl Pencil in “Teddy“.

Photographer: Danny Steyn

Model: Camilla

Make-up: Samantha Kaye

Hair: Samantha Kaye

Location: Japanese Gardens, Durban


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