Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nicholas Saputra for Perempuan at La Bodega Bangsar Photo Shoot

Makeup and hair for sizzling male artist. He is an Indonesian actor and VJ. Very soft spoken and quiet person. Got stubborn hair like me hahaha..just a little bit of moisture and the curls come out! Nora Danish was the other artist and she is really sweet and friendly. Her makeup and hair was done by Khir Khalid, her trusted hand. I saw he was using some Make Up Store tools as well :)

The last pic is my makeup kit but I only brought some of my brushes which are stored in the waist brush kit- very handy for shoots and touch ups. This shoot was for Perempuan magazine and will come out in the December 09 or Jan 10 issue. More pics to come soon. Thanks Afnan for giving me the trust for the second time!

Beauty Tip of the Day

Male makeup has to be done very carefully as we do not want them to look made up. The most important thing is to prepare the skin the best you can - clean, tone and moisturise. Most men have oily skin and open pores so it's crucial to have a good cleanser and toner that can cut the grease but keep the skin soft and not dry.

Last step is to moisturise, and most men do not like the oily feel on their skin. Solution? Skin Serum (by Make Up Store of course) that glides on easily and dries up nearly instantly..I usually put the serum after a layer of All Time or Day Time moisturiser..Because serums are finer than moisturisers, it will seal all the good moisture in! feel so soft and supple :) Do becareful though coz some serums tend to be on the oilier side..

Then proceed to conceal imperfection..under eye, around the nose, corners of the lips, blemishes, spots...sometimes using a good quality foundation is good enough..Cover All Mix is perfect as this concealer is really high pigmented and easily blended unlike other thick concealers. Just a little bit can do wonders! Lightly dust all the areas to set the foundation/concealer.

Put on lip balm as shooting can make the lips go dry and cracking. Lip balm is preferred to lip gloss. Use a brush or cotton bud. If ur model is the macho type, you can also use vaseline :)

Then groom the eye brow using Eye Brow Fix..its clear thick liquid with a special brush and look like a mascara..this is a very important step yet usually always forgotten even by seasoned makeup artist...comb the brow hair upwards to give the fresh and awake look..unless you want your male model to have the wild bushy cavemen look :)

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