Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Yesterdays Haul! MUA, Revlon, Primark!

I was wandering around Southampton yesterday and thought i would pick up a few bits, including more of the MUA range from Superdrug.
MUA Nail Varnish in Shades 1 & 3 - £1 each
MUA Lipstick in shade 2 - £1
MUA Eyebrow Pencil in Blonde £1
Revlon Top Coat - £6.49
2 pairs of Sunglasses - £2 & £3
Headband - £2

Now the sunglasses are self explanatory, and with the headband im feeling abit "summer hippy" so will be rocking the feathers look. These three were from primark!
Ive never really bothered about nail varnish before, but after watching alot of makeup videos with gurus have lovely nails, i decided to give it a try. My nails are in really bad condition, they're very weak and uneven, so i started just by buying 2 nice colours and a decent top coat. The MUA varnishes are amazingg! I used 2 coats, the colours standing out really well! The top coat is going well so far, no chips which is a surprise for me!
Ive been looking at expanding my lippy collection for a while. I have 2 other shades by MUA so thought i would invenst in a more pinky lilacy colour. Its really moisturising, the quality for its price is amazing!
Ive yet to properly test the eyeshadow pencil, me being more prone to shadows, but its got a cool little brush which really was the thing that made me pick it up haha!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Fashion Photography: Exploration

I thought I knew alot about photography, but in reading various online blogs and researching iconic photographers, there is so much i have yet to learn! This essay for Visual Exploration have given me the opportunity to open up a whole new world of Fashion Photography, this essay is just going to be a breif stroke on what I want to discover! The theme is:

To explore how fashion photography has developed and changed. By looking at iconic photographs and legendary photographers, I shall attempt to explain why fashion photography is what it is today. How each generation of photographers influenced the next through breaking taboos, provoking debate and reflecting the changing desires and aspirations in the world around them.

I don’t know how I am gonna compress things into just 1500 words! I am going to do more research tomorrow and hopefully get half of the essay writtin by tomorrow night.
Shoot-wise I’m booked every day next week for beauty shoots! Its great experience for lighting and poses, also working with different makeup artists! I also have an editorial shoot in April with a Stylist and Makeup artist which is going to be shot at an old abby! As well as that, I’ve been emailing fashion photographers asking if they need assistants over the summer to help with shoots! I’m hopeing i will get a reply from them!
Now I just need to find the motivation to do my uni work! Haha!

I hope I can use this blog as somewhere for me to post my fashion photography musings in future, as well as my makeup and product ramblings. Theres just so many things that are inspiring me at the moment!

Boots Vitamin e

I'm always up for buying and using new products, so I couldnt wait to get home and use my latest purchases! My current cleanser (Cetaphil, Gentle Skin Cleanser) was down to the last dregs, so off i went to boots to look for a new one! Cetaphil only sells in Lloyds Pharmacys, and feeling too lazy to look for one one, i searched for an alternative.
I am a poor student, so I didn't want anything too expensive! Theres a current deal on in boots, 2 for 3 on skincare products! After spending 15 mins browsings the shelves, half of the products utterly confuddling my brain, I decided upon "Boots Vitamin e 2 in 1 Cleansing Lotion", "Boots Vitamin e Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash" and "Boots Vitamin e facial Cleansing Wipes".

The wipes will purely be for removing my eye makeup, as i prefer cotton pads and cleanser to remove my facial makeup. But as i had no eyemakeup on yesterday, i couldnt see how good they were at removing it!
The cleanser I did use however! There was foundation covered cotton pads after but my skin felt a little greasy, what can one expect for £2.54 really though? It did feel really gentle on my skin though, not harsh at all!

After clensing I used the Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash. Its a light gel consistancy, and wow! It left my skin feeling amazingly smooth and fresh! I sprayed a little LUSH Breath of fresh air toner on afterwards, and wiped off with cotton pads and there was no makeup remenants left at all.
I think i'm deffinatly going to be using these products in combination again!

Wipes: £2.85
Cleanser: £2.54
Face Wash: £2.03

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Envy: Beauty Photoshoot

Photography by Myself
Makeup by Charlotte ODell
(Model's name to be confirmed)

So latley i've been wanting to undertake beauty shoots in the studio. I've never really properly looked into beauty before, but now as my first year of uni comes near an end, I wish to start focusing on what i want to do in my life. I'm going to build up a strong portfolio over these next 2 years, of beauty and fashion, so hopefully my dreams can become a reality. This is my third ever beauty shoot (All three which have been shot in the past week) working with third year hair stylist and makeup artist, Charlotte ODell, her theme being "Envy". I believe this is my best beauty shoot out of the three, the lighting is spot on. The editing could do with a tweek, but I can develop those skills over time. I'm really proud of this image for one, its came out beautifully with very minimal editing. Hopefully this is a good sign for what is to come ^_^

Monday, 14 March 2011

Black and White Gradient Look

Hey there! I'm Jane, and this is my first post in what i hope to be an updated blog! So latley ive been getting into makeup quite abit, experimenting ect. I keep buying it, but havent really used alot of it! Its gotta be a handy thing to know, wanting to break into the fashion industry as a photographer, knowing that makeup is a key part. So Ive decided to start taking images of different looks im gonna be practicing, maybe doing a few reviews of new stuff i buy. I'm also gonna post general ramblings and most of all my photography work. This ones a crappy webcam quality picture, and i look a mess but hey!

Makeup used:

Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in Ivory
Collection 2000 Pressed Powder in Ivory
Benefit “Thrrrob” Blush


Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin
MUA White Eyeshadow - Shade 2 Pearl
Sleek “Bad Girl” Eyeshadow Pallet - Noir
Rimmel Exaggerate Black Liquid Eyeliner
Benefit BADgal Lash
Brown shade from a Sleek Palet i am unsure of the name of, to fill in my eyebrows.


My makeup collection isnt massive at the moment and still contains quite a few drugstore products (some of which though, are very good!). But its growing ^_^
I hope to try out alot more products this summer once uni is out of the way. I shall also take better pictures, as that webcam one was taken ubber quick. I know the basics of makeup, but I hope to show through this blog, a steady improvement in application and quality.

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