Thursday, October 6, 2011

Hello! Long time no blog

Hellooo! Wow it's been so long since I've blogged, been thinking about new posts for a while but didn't get a chance to do them, so here's a big one!
I recently went to a L'oreal private sale, I didn't really see anything I liked and ended up picking up 2 items for about $10 total.
Although I don't have much of a chance to use my nail polishes anymore, I still picked up the Essie polish in Too Too Hot, $2.50! Can't go wrong with that. I also purchased a Lancome shadow duo, which I assume is from an old collection since I can't find it on the Lancome Canada site. It was only $7.50, I didn't need any more eyeshadows so this was just a spontaneous purchase..so cheap!
I haven't actually used the shadows yet, so no pictures for now. The palette is called Crystal Rose and has a pinkish beige shade and grey with greenish tones, very nice when blended together.
However, you can see that it's not super pigmented, so it's more of a daytime natural eye shadow duo.
Even though I'm a makeup student, I stopped using so much makeup, mostly because it has to come off at school anyway for my classmates to practice on me, or I just don't feel a big urge to have so much color on my eyes anymore. I remember back when I was teaching in Korea, I would always have some sort of color on my eyes.
Nowadays, it's either brown shadows, or just brown/black liners, with more focus on keeping my skin dewy looking. I'm a bit more obsessed with my base makeup because I found one I love, Bobbi Brown. Now to finish my Laura Mercier concealer and slowly move onto Bobbi Brown.
Look how long my hair is now! So happy I can finally make a nice fish tail.
This semester, I started my special effects class. I have one more next semester doing more prosthetics. This semester is focusing on things that happen on the skin, like cuts, bruises, scrapes and burns. I haven't done burns yet, I'm pretty excited about it, as gross as it is. I hate seeing bloody things, but making a 3rd degree will be interesting.
In the meantime, here are some things I've done so far.
This is not on myself haha, I don't think I'll be able to construct one on my own face very well.
This is a laceration on my partner's jawline because she didn't want it on her face.
Bullet hole done from a close range headshot.
Bruise and scrapes....probably the easiest thing to do. The only downside to all this SFX makeup is, it only comes off with 99% alcohol...so you can only imagine how dry my skin gets in this class.
I've also played with latex to make gashes, but I wasn't too proud of my work so I didn't post a picture ^__^

9 comments:

Eve said...

LOLL when i saw the photos i was like WTH i was so surprised u posted something gross, then i read the text! hehe
those looks so real!!

eri said...

wow! loving all the special effects makeup! they look real. great job!

Jamilla Camel said...

Welcome back! Great special effects makeup!

birkinbagbeauty said...

yey, welcome bag at beauty blogging...those wounds look scaringly real!

Fiona Star said...

omg the special effects look so gross! in a good way ^^ which means it's realistic! your make-up classes sound so cool.

Ari said...

it looks so realistic! I still remember when you first posted about your makeup classes and you have come so far! Congratulations!!!!

Mischievous Mack said...

Amazing :O
Where are you studying?

Monica Tang said...

omg those wounds ;_; i got so much pain in my body when I looked at these pictures... it looks so real ;_;

elle said...

that's sooo coool!!! i kinda wish i can learn to do all this stuff! imagine doing this for a living on movie stars and everything! that would be so cool!!! xx