Tag Archives: Makeup

SUPER SIZE MY EYES!

13 Oct

The Bookers Blog is back………..been out of action for a while!
Hope you had a great summer, I cant believe how fast time is flying by……but its always a good time for beauty tips!

Back today with some great advice from Bareface Makeup Artist Kat Sumners on how to make your EYES LOOK BIGGER ……………I know I need these tips!

Get your lashes on!

Ok, here goes………let me know what you think by leaving a comment on this post.

The eyes are the most expressive feature on your face, so we should make the most of them. Makeup can make the eyes look a lot bigger. Some of the best ways to make your eyes look larger include some of the following makeup tricks:

Curl Your Lashes
Using a lash curler on your upper lashes can work wonders.  Curled lashes instantly open up the eyes, making them appear bigger. A little secret I have been doing for years on shoots is heating your stainless steel lash curler with your blow dryer before applying to the lashes.  The result is amazing!

Lash extensions
False eyelashes can even further open up your eyes and make them appear larger.

Mascara
For a dramatic look, apply mascara only to the upper lashes. To make eyes seem wider, apply to the bottom too.

Eye Shadow
Eye shadow can significantly enhance the appearance of your eyes. The key to big eyes is keeping your eye shadow palette light. This is because dark colours make features recede, but light colors bring them forward.

Eyeliner
Apply beige eyeliner to the inner lower rims of the eyes (Personally, I think white eyeliner looks too harsh). This is an instant eye opener. Avoid using black eyeliner altogether near the eyes because it will only make your eyes appear smaller.  If you have to use a darker eyeliner, opt for dark brown or grey and blend.

Eyebrows
Framing the face is a necessary step in making the eyes look larger. If eyebrows are left bushy and overgrown, the entire eye area looks smaller.

Brow Highlighter
Apply this on the lower bone of your eyebrows, they are a highlight to open up your eyes.

Eye Drops
Reduce the redness in your eyes. Clear, white eyes make you look fresh, awake and wide-eyed.

Get Enough Sleep
Puffy eyes are small eyes!  So make sure you get enough sleep to reduce the bags under your eyes. This is key if you are on a shoot the next day! Make sure you get enough sleep so you arrive on set looking fresh.

Thanks KAT!

Right, am off to get myself some brow highlighter…..Would go with the more sleep option, but I think I actually overslept last night and this has also given me the small eyed look!

Got a question for one of our experts? Leave a comment and we will get back to you.

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26 Aug

Beauty shoot for Grazia. Makeup by Kat Sumners.

 

We asked Bareface  makeup artist Kat Sumners to answer a few questions before she jets off to New York for a couple of months.

To find out how the pros do it, check out her answers below……

What is your favourite piece of makeup that you can’t live without?

I find it incredibly challenging to pinpoint just one piece of makeup which I couldn’t live without personally, so after compiling a list of at least 10 items (ranging from tweezers, lipbalm, eyebrow pencil to concealer), I must say that blusher comes out on top. A good blusher (whether it is a cream or powder) can make you look brighter and healthier on even the palest day.

If you had five minutes to leave the house, what makeup could you not go without?

Blusher, concealer, lipbalm…………..

What about in the summer if you have a tan? How should your makeup change?

Makeup trends for summer are low maintenance, with touches of fun and bright colours. The overall look is soft, sheer, and playful. Summer is a great time to simplify beauty routines. Many people become more active in the summer months and do not have time to stick to a makeup routine that takes more than ten minutes. Makeup for summer is designed for the person who wants to look fresh and complete in just a few minutes.

What makeup tool is a must-have for every beauty conscious girl?

Good quality brushes are essential if you want professional looking makeup. In my opinion, they are the most important tools a girl can have in her bag.

If you were getting ready for a night out, what should your beauty regime include?

Here are some of my tips to do your own makeup like a pro:

1. Moisturize! If your skin is dry, makeup will look flaky. If you have oily skin or are prone to breakouts, look for an oil-free moisturizer. It will make your skin look dewy and fresh without adding oil.

2. Use the right tools. You don’t need a ton of expensive brushes, but it is worth it to invest in the basic few (blusher, eyeshadow, eyebrow, lip and powderbrush).

3. To cover blemishes, first run a small makeup brush back and forth over a concealer stick, then dip in loose powder. Use the brush to dab the concealer and powder onto the blemish, and it will stay covered.

4. For longer-looking, luscious lashes, use an eyelash curler.

5. Drawing thick dark lines all around your eyes will make your eyes look smaller.

6. If your eyeshadow tends to disappear after a few hours, apply a little foundation and powder to your lids before putting on eyeshadow.

7. If you can’t decide which colours to buy, go with neutrals: browns, peaches, and plums look good on everyone.

8. Beige eyeliner on your lower lid will help to open up your eyes.

9. When applying blush, be sure to tap off the excess blush from your brush. Apply in soft strokes or circles to the apple of your cheek.

10. Pale lipsticks make most people’s lips disappear. Wear a lipstick that is at least as dark as your lips’ natural colour.

11. Adding a little gloss to just your lower lip will help your lips look pouty.

 12. The way to look tanned and glowy is not to use a foundation that is darker than your natural colour, nor should you apply a heavy bronzer all over your face. Instead, use eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick in bronze and golden brown tones. You can also use a little bronzer (gently brush over cheekbones), but use it subtly and blend. You don’t want a makeup line at your jaw.

A big Thank You to Kat for answering our questions.

 If you have any more questions, please leave a comment on the blog and we will get back to you.

Kat will be hitting NYC in September so if you would like more information on booking Kat whilst she is in the Big Apple, email elisa@bareface.com

SSSh!

2 Mar

Meet Dennie Pasion……….

“I love a good story whether its about adventure or a simple event. A great story will feed the imagination, inspire a life and trigger the creative process” Dennie Pasion

Dennie Pasion @ the Barbershop!

Dennie has been described as a book without a cover, a vintage red wine and a good listener.

I asked Dennie a few questions when she popped into the Bareface office, check out her replies below:

Q: What is your passion?

A: I am passionate about nature, film and the arts. I try to paint and write short stories. I dream whilst collecting shells, antique buttons, seeds and stones!

Q: Tell me what you dont like………..

A: I loathe LED, lies, curtains and credit cards!

Q: LOL – Why LED?

A: It kills atmosphere!

Q: What are your favourite brands for hair and makeup?

A: My makeup kit is like a box of quality street chocolates!  I like colourful, professional brands, but I specifically work with Smashbox Cosmetics and Frederik Fekkai  hair styling products. I have just got the new Maria Dowling shocking pink hair stylers which are brilliant.

Dennie brings her latest workshops to Dubai, check out the amazing educational and training programs below:

Shift: 

A one day workshop. Show and Tell. Tricks of the trade. Behind the scenes. Hair & Make Up tips that give the WOW factor for a fashion shoot.

Make Up by Dennie Pasion

 

SHU:

Simple Hair Upon request. A 3 day intensive course teaching hair techniques for use in commercial and fashion photography. Will benefit Make Up artists that wish to extend their skills and beginners in session styling.

Hair by Dennie Pasion

 

Think Before you Shoot:

A one day workshop. Considers and challenges the creative process before a photo shoot. Guest speakers include photographers, artists and stylists that address concept, casting and production.

Think Before You Shoot

Workshops by Dennie Pasion

“Small things challenge the eye, touch the heart and begin again” Dennie Pasion

Look out for Dennie’s monthly blogs and more workshops coming soon!

To learn more about Dennie, please visit Dennie Pasion

Bareface models rock Okku for Desert Fish magazine

23 Feb

This is awesome! Amazing shoot for Desert Fish magazine.

All shot on location at Okku restaurant in Dubai…….Its brilliant!

Bareface models looking fabulous for Desert Fish magazine

A big shout out to Bareface Makeup artist & Hair stylist Lorna Butler for her amazing talent in creating ‘The Look’!

Fashion Stylist Gemma Keil rocked the wardrobe!

Thank you to Bareface Models Sophia K, Clarita, Oona and Ying.