Last week, we covered the theory behind ‘Design and Apply make-up’ including the opportunity to apply makeup on each other using the new techniques we’d learnt. Some of my classmates are absolute naturals at make-up application while some of us had a bit of a giggle at the ‘clown’ face we created on our model. The module was lots of fun we all loved it! We also spent t a bit of time focused on colour matching foundations and eye shadows to the skin colour of the model. We also practised using shading; highlighting and correcting different face shapes, eye shapes and lip shapes to create the perfect oval face shape that we want.
This week we moved on to Photographic make-up. Similar principals however thought has to be given to different lighting ie indoor/outdoor/overcast conditions etc., and how it can bring out different hues in a make-up application. Our emphasis has been on consulting with the client so we can prepare as much as possible for the lighting which the photos will be taken under (natural daylight, florescent bulbs, down lights etc.), AND what colour the photos or camera will be i.e. – sepia, black and white or a coloured lens.
Our teacher brought in her camera and took shots post application inside, outside, behind a white and black, red and blue backdrop – just to show how different the end result can be…and I can tell you the difference is staggering!!
Next week is the last week of Term 3! Only one more term left before I’m fully qualified with a Diploma of Beauty Therapy.