MUA/stylist/concept/PP/photos/direction: me (Anne Uy)
lighting master: John Borga
shoot with Mara Mejos
To start off, somebody asked me about the make-up I did on Riz so I’ll talk about that. Actually, her friend was supposed to do her make-up but canceled on the last minute because something suddenly came up. (Too bad! I was really looking forward to another make-up artist coming in. I really like the idea of collaboration.)
Anyway, here’s a little something I drew for her so she could visualize what I wanted for the shoot.
Gold to turquoise eye make-up in theory.
Applied in real life! (The turquoise looks green because of the yellow lighting)
So do I pass? =D
I’ve never attended make-up classes or anything, but my knowledge in basic drawing and painting skills has always helped me in a lot of aspects and unsurprisingly, that applies to the art of make-up! I have a lot of make-up stuff but I only use them for big events or parties (like twice or thrice a year. lol). Most of it I buy only for my models or for shoots. I treat my make-up stuff like my art stuff! It’s a lot of fun actually.
Click the picture to zoom if needed. Photo by John Borga.
So here’s the list of the make-up used in this shoot:
Eyebrows: Beauty Bar taupe eyebrow pencil (Riz’s own)
Foundation: The Face Shop foundation with SPF 15 (I’m not sure if she used it here. Just took this from her formspring)
Eyes: The Body Shops Shimmer Squares in velvet browns, Suily #2, Maybelline waterproof expert eyeliner
Lips: The Face Shop Color-full Lip Pallete #1
Cheeks: Penshoppe Bronzer
And The Body Shop shimmer powder all over face.
So that’s about it. The make-up’s really simple compared to my other shoots.
The main concept of this shoot kept changing and changing as we kept postponing the date. It took a while before we could find a good time when both of us were free. Until then, I went around and bought some tule and turquoise cloth that I thought of using for my concept. As I’ve said in another entry
, this shoot was inspired by John Willian Waterhouse’s painting of Boreas from Greek Mythology.
Most of the shots were taken in my aunt’s room. I chose it for the big windows on one side and the floral wallpaper.
My guess would be she’s politely laughing at John making some corny joke.
It would probably be a bit funny to look at our set-up from another point of view because we were three photographers fumbling to get that angle without obscuring another’s–climbing on chairs and going through obstacles. Haha! It was full of laughs and another experience for me dealing with a new model.
Eventually, we took it outside but I didn’t want her to stay out for a long time cause of the scorching heat. I fear damaging her perfect skin. :))
With the flowers in my terrace.
Mara bought mojos and pizza from Shakey’s for snacks. I told her to ask around what Riz’s favorite food are from any of her friends. I think we shot for around 3 hours and a half excluding make-up and styling time.
We didn’t really strobe so much for this shoot but this is one shot with it.
It’s not obvious but we used the same green bounce card from the slumber party shoot
. Aside from that, it’s all manual aperture and shutter speed with natural light.
In a blink of an eye.
I’d like to thank Rizbelle, John and Mara for the time and fun! Especially to Rizbelle who was a pleasure to shoot.
To close this entry, I’d like to congratulate Fretzie Bercede and everyone who supported her. She placed third in this year’s teen edition of Pinoy Big Brother!
model: Erica Tudtud of AD Models
stylist: Michelle Uy
MUA/photos/PP: Anne Lorraine Uy (me)
lighting master: John Borga
shoot wit: Lea Ann, Mara Mejos & Joanah Uy
Yours truly as the make-up artist again.
I’d really appreciate it if someone would intern/practice as an MUA for our shoots really. I enjoy doing my models’ make-up but it’s nice to have other ideas come in for a change.
That’s Mara and I in the second picture. She’s really shy about people taking pictures of her even though she’s awesomesauce herself. Thanks John for the BTS shots again.
This would not have been possible without the hospitality of my high school classmate’s family. Special thanks to the Garcia family for venue shoot. Their house is full of awesome!
I met up with Erica and John at the Banilad Town Center at around 1:30PM then proceeded to the venue. There we caught up with Michelle, Joanah, Mara and Lea. I did Erica’s make-up and we started shooting in the “Japanese room”.
I loved the sliding Japanese doors the best! John played with external flashes once again and we all just went around and shot Erica in different angles. lol. It was more of all of us bonding than concentrating on the shoot in the end.
We ended up going around the house because John wanted an “umbrella” shot.
Sadly, it rained shortly afterward so we went back in after a few shots and gave Erica a break.
It’s like Spring Love.
For those of you who have no idea, modeling is really stressful so it’s important not to tire out your model or else it’ll show up in your photos. I brought some kopi buns for everyone and the house served us iced tea. (Thank you~)
I’ve always wanted a Geisha shoot like forever. I’m glad Erica contacted me because I instantly had an epiphany the moment I saw her profile pictures. (Photography epiphanies. lol.)
In other news, two of my models need love and support from all of you!
The final selection night will be on May 3, 2010 at the Mandaue City Plaza Square and the Grand Coronation Night will be on May 6, 2010.
You can support her by texting MSMANDAUE POLL N send to 9977 for SMART subscribers only. Online voting is going on from APRIL 21 – MAY 6 at 8pm only.
Or you can vote for her online. Here’s the finalist page and vote for Candidate #14. Go Kin!
She’s not nominated for eviction so she’s safe this week but in the following months to come, please support her! I’m saying this with bias and knowing that the whole country probably loves her by now. Haha. Plug: Fretzie’s FB fanpage!
My late April Fool’s day gimmick. Clip-on bangs FTW. Got them from my Bangkok trip for those of you who are curious as to where to get them. Elsewhere? I have no idea. Irl I don’t think I’m gonna go for this look now. I already look too young for comfort.