A Brief Lesson In Fashion Make-up
A Brief Lesson In Fashion Make-up
Make-up artists working in fashion make-up have to be at the top of their game. They need to know the latest trends, latest techniques and the latest products. Fashion makeup is not only used on the fashion runways of the world but also in magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and the majority of fashion websites. However, as the lighting is stronger in most fashion settings the make-up has to be applied in much greater depth to enable it to be seen.
Avant-garde make-up can be a big part of the world of fashion makeup. This means trying bold looks and ideas to create a unique look. The world of Avant-Garde make-up ranges from the bizarre to the beautiful, yet it is always mind blowing to see just what a makeup artist is capable of. These looks are much more likely to be seen on a runway or magazine than your local streets. This adds a certain mystery and glamour that you do not find in day to day looks.
Usually the eyes and lips are the most interesting parts of the face to work with. Although the whole face can be miraculously transformed with some amazing techniques such as contours and highlights. Adding facial accessories or decorative ornamentation can really create a look that is extraordinary. This can include jewels, glow in the dark detail, glitter and facial stickers.
Fashion make-up usually consists of bold ideas and bold colours! This type of make-up can break all the guidelines. Colours and shades can be as fashion dictates and the suitability to the model is often forgotten. Bright or pastel colours used in bold and contrasting ways are one of the cornerstones of most fashion forward looks on the catwalks and in magazines. Contrasting colours can be tricky to use but when used in the correct way can create a stunning look that really stands out. Pastels are always great for trying to create a look that is both bold yet subdued. They bring a softness to a wild look that brighter and richer colours do not.
Not only do colours create a bold look but so do shapes. Geometric shapes around eyes and on lips can add a new dimension to make-up. Shapes and patterns are especially popular around special holidays such as Christmas and Halloween. Halloween is when a lot of make-up artists get to create and design wild, scary and bold looks.
People love to dress up for Halloween and a lot of magazine covers will have a Halloween cover on their October issue. This holiday gives the artist a lot of room to create without limitations.Christmas makeup tends to be more subdued and focuses more on smaller, more intricate details.
Fashion make-up must be applied skilfully. A professional Therapist must be able to offer advice in the latest trends and create fresh, current looks. The techniques used for evening make-up are often applied due to varying lighting. Although being a make-up artist in the fashion industry can help you to travel to various locations, you may not always be jetting off to Milan or Paris for the weekend. Travel can be tough in a career and the idealistic dream of seeing beautiful new cities often does not happen- you will be there to work and not sight see! As well as this some brands, designers and some individuals can be notoriously difficult to work with.
Being a Make-up Artist is a fantastic career for people who are passionate about the fashion and beauty industry. The ability to work with various clients and models successfully is essential and, with the increase of social media and photography in everyday life, make-up artists are in high demand.
In this course covers an array of interesting topics; ranging from skin structure to business skills and careers. We look at different types of career choices and different styles and techniques.
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