THE LOVELY R.T :)
Hey everyone! So this a post about my first ever proper freelance gig for the lovely R.T for her birthday party on Friday. There should of been a trial but I think by the time things had been sorted, it happened to be 'that' textile week and I was honestly beyond stressed to even want to think about make-up. Instead we went through all the details via facebook message!! lol
R.T basically said she wanted a smokey eye but nothing OTT and after reviewing some images she sent me I recommended a simple block colour blended eye would look nice (am I slightly biased since I do this look on myself all the time? Ha)
Anyway the night before I was still in textiles mode and I just quickly and I mean quickly gathered everything for the gig and even got my sister help me sanitise everything! Since I knew I would get at least get an hour or so to sort things out after school the next day. So what happens? The school bus breaks down 5 mins after setting off. SIGH. So I'm late home and have to crazily sort out my kit (pack brushes, double check key items and put them in right compartments). I set off and I already realise I've forgotten my 'look book' (a book I've made for clients to either pick a look/help visualise the end result), thank-god we had planned or I would been buggered. Forgotten item 2 was tweezers for eyelashes :(
By the time I get to the 'start location' I am 15 mins' before the gig starts and I need to get to hers which from the instructions she gave me would take me 15 mins' to walk to. Bad times. To cut things short I got lost big time, and to make things worse my phone wouldn't allow me to contact her, phone/text (call says couldn't get through and text says error. GREAT.) and I think by that time I was 20 mins' late so I was thinking by the time I get there she would have to leave. Anyway I eventually found her house and I ideally it should of been relaxed and I would set out my kit properly and R.T would of been able to pick and choose through my kit but time wise wasn't exactly great and I am prone to take my time so I had to try speed things up.
R.T couldn't of been a better client and made my job really easy as she naturally gorgeous anyway (look at her cheekbones!!), her skin was near perfect, gave me a lot of freedom and she's the nicest person to get along with ever!
Here are the steps to create R.T's make-up:
- Face is already prepped (moisturised etc.), I use eye primers (I used two) all over the lids
- Using my fav' highlighting shadow I brush the shadow all over the eyes (I used a matte as opposed to a shimmer)
- I then used a cream product (Benefit's cream shadow) to draw out the shape. This also creates a nice base for the brown shadow
- We then decide on what browns to use. R.T picked out M.A.C's satin taupe, I pack this all over the lid and blend slightly winged out
- I use a gold duo-chrome shadow in the crease to create gradations
- I then used a matte dark brown shadow and blend near the lash line to darken up the eyes
- On the lower lash line I slightly smudge the cream product used earlier to add subtle colour
- Using a cream eye-liner (E.L.F studio cream liner in black) I line her upper lash line and slightly flick at the ends
- I then got R.T to curl her lashes and apply a light coat of mascara (she uses Clinique)
- I then applied false lashes using duo glue (the lashes she used was the girls aloud nicola lashes which I love too!)
- To refresh the face for face make-up I spray M.A.C's Fix + all over
- I then start on her face and use Smashbox's photo finish primer all over her face with a M.A.C 187 brush
- Using a M.A.C 224 I used M.A.C's select cover up in NC15 all over areas with pigmentation so under the eyes, chin and around the nose
- R.T uses mineral foundation and concealer (Lily Lilo) so I let her apply her own foundation/concealer to build up the coverage she prefers
- Using the 187 brush I buff the skin and add E.L.F studio complexion perfection powder to prepare the skin for blush etc.
- Using E.L.F studio blush and bronzer duo, using the bronzer side I define her cheeks bones
- For blush I used Cargo's tonga but later added M.A.C's blush ombre ripe peach to the apples
- To highlight I used M.A.C's MSF in soft and gentle on the temples of the cheeks, chin, cupids bow and tip of the nose
- I again buffed the face to make sure it looked natural and flawless
- Using a clean spooly aka a mascara wand I brush through her eyebrows upwards which lifts the eye and also gets rid of any excess powder etc.
- R.T then applied a second layer of mascara to join the false lashes
- Lastly R.T just used YSL lip balm on the lips
Overall I think I am pleased as it looks natural and not like she's wearing make-up which I am happy about because my worst nightmare on a client would be she ended up with un-blended harsh blusher or something. I especially like the highlighting as her skin has a nice sheen.
Right onto the critiques.... End of the day the timing chaos was my fault. I was lucky she was forgiving and we had a tad more time then I expected but if a client books me its my job to get there on time, end of. Next would be the lashes, I had a slight problem with the inner lashes not sticking and honestly on one of eyes the lashes are placed slightly higher. Its not proper obvious but close-up you can tell. If I could change anything I would of tight lined the upper lash line so it would make it less obvious too.
I hope you enjoyed my post and I know its slightly long! But I wanted to give you the full details of what happened!
And lastly thank-you R.T!!!!!!!!! you are the best!