Most of the time my job is all about prettifying - a touch of blusher here and a slick of gloss there - but very often there are beauty emergencies to be dealt with. My canvases are the worlds top mod...
This tutorial is based on the looks I've done on Clemence Poesy as they have been requested a lot. My colouring is totally different to hers obviously but these are the sorts of tones I've used on her...
This is the longer version (including products) of the video I made for the Biba and Beyond exhibition. Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki asked me to re-create the look the girls wore in the shop in the...
Smokey Look for Hooded/Mature Eyes
I get so many requests for smokey eye make-up for hooded eyes so I thought I would do this look. This video is also useful for more mature ladies who may not have had a hooded shape initially but who's eyes have become more hooded with age. Please remember that a hooded eye shape is not a 'problem' its just a different shape like any other. Hope its helpful X
With special thanks to Stacha Hicks for modelling for me! Stacha has written a few thoughts about 'beauty' and asked me to post them here. Please read on:
"I sit in the chair trying to keep my back straight so the camera always has the perfect shot. My wild curls scrapped back to ensure we have perfect lighting. I am tired from the previous days migraine. I listen to Lisa say her viewers like questions, the camera roles and the dutiful actor begins her work. I feel more vulnerable than I expected, but I am happy to be of service.
Later I would read the comments and for the first time in my life question if I was beautiful, it had never occurred to me. I had always felt beautiful. Everyone who has ever loved me told me I was beautiful, so I was in no doubt I was beautiful, as in fact most people I have ever met are beautiful and I am not just talking souls.
What the media reflects as beauty and what actually is are two different things, very different, especially as what the media reflects is not actually real. It does not exist. That is what I hoped doing this video would convey. If you had met Kate Moss without her make up as I have more than on one occasion, you would see we are the same age. She is still beautiful, just different. Not unlike you. We all have great days and bad days with and without make up.
A photograph is often a cheap imitation of woman, it should never be the other way round. Did I cry, of course not, I am blessed with a strong understanding of my worth.
We have so many aspects to us as woman, there are days we are Goddesses, Fiery Hell Maidens, The Dark Temptress, The Innocent Girl, The Wise Crone, etc and all of these we enjoy playing with. We play with them with whatever means are that are available to us, make up, clothes, hair, music, scents and anything else that fires our imagination, if we can find a way to express whats inside us at that time we will will, for we are a creative bunch. However I also know that during some of my most difficult times, with none of these things available and the world against me that I am, magnificent, as many other wonderful beautiful woman I know.
We are each and everyone of us so much more than a before and after photo as the wisest woman in us all knows there is no such thing."
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