Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Greek goddess project

I LOVE a challenge and we were asked at college to to choose a woman from around the world and recreate the whole look including mood boards to help us bring the look to life. So I decided on Greek goddess, my friend Steph offered to be my model and she had the perfect look for this her skin tone is perfect for whites and golds. 

Also I love Disney and Hercules is one of my top Disney moves and my image was based on Meg from it. 

She is just so beautiful. 

am extremely upset I didn't think to take before and during images. But I have a selection of after images that show the overall look. 

Our mood boards had to cover everything from makeup, accessories, clothing, hair and nails. 

I incorporated the gold Ct dust on the hair and face, darker brows and glowing skin. I also enjoyed working with multi tonal golds to create the eye look.  
I feel I used different aspects from each image to create my overall look. 


To create my hair look I went for tussled with a extension clip accessory, with gold leaf through the hair and an accessory to complete the look. Due to time restraints and the hair extension being straight I was unable to create a curled look. 

I ebcoprrrate a bit of everything for the final look but chose to steer away from blacks. 
I chose my outfit from Smithys its a shorter less traditional style of a toga but it a modern take on a classic look. 

I had th flower necklace from the mood bird and a number of rings simpler to my original chosen designs. Earrings and head piece matched the necklace with a flower theme. All jewellery was brought in the sale from new look. It was similar to what I had originally planned. 

We then had to recreate our final  look from the mood boards created. 
I was terrified by pre run hadn't gone to plan but it wasn't on my model. So when I had to do the look in about 2.5hours I really felt the pressure. 

My final look was based on this beautiful inspiration image I found from Pinterest the original creator was amazing and I fell this to be breathtaking. 
This looked incorporated a number of images that I used on my mood board, this included the uses of the gold scattered over the hair and face and gold lips. I used a different head piece due to the origin being out of stock but the new one matched the chosen necklace perfectly. 

I did the nail design and art the night before to save me time as I new that to me would be the longest pft as it requires the nails to dry so they didn't get ruined during the dressing stage. 

I couldn't decide on a single pattern for the nails so chose to incorporate a few different styles which I feel with the final look worked very well. 
This way I got to use as many styles on my mood boards as possible to create the overall look. 
I intended for her to look like a goddess from the heavens, glowing and draped in jewels. 



I was so nervous at the beginning of the task which my model had noticed. After a little while I was more comfortable and found it more enjoyable. I was having lots of fun with the make up as I got to do something different and really play around with looks and colours, using helms and colours you wouldn't use for an every day look so i found it really made me think about trying hard to get it as close to what I framed perfect as possible. 

Next I moved on to the face and started with covering the redness and any areas with dark circles, I wanted to create a completely flawless look like a goddess. 

Stephan the perfect skin and eyes to work on her eyelids took the colour very well and I was so pleased with how it ended up looking. I used a lot of different products to create the look. 

I have listed below a few of the products that went into the creation of the look. 

I started with an instant face fake tan from St. Tropez to give the skin an all over glow. 

It's £10 and available to buy here 

The base I used MAU colour  corrector pallet which cost £3 which have me the green,purple and yellow colour correctors and a highlighter and contour colour allowing a great Base 

It costs £4 and is available here to buy
before moving onto smash box lumizing photo finish primer (it has a golden glow to it ) this allows the skin to take the foundation better with a smoother finish. 

It's £25 and available to buy here 

My base was finished off with snashbox 15 hr wear foundation studio finish in shade 2.3. I love this foundation and use it all the time. I this the coverage is amazing. 

It's £28 and available to buy from here 

The 24 ct gold leaf which i used across the hair and face is very affordable and brought from eBay. £3.60 for 20 sheets which was more than enough. 
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=360373054547 

I used Smithys fx face paint to draw the sandals on my models legs £2.69 free postage on eBay. http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191312184863 

I used Barry m glitter dust in gold £4.59


And dazzle dust in Venus this is £4.59


I used my gold glitter high heals to complete the look these are from new look and were around £12 in the sale last season 

False strip lashes were also used during the make up stage to make the eyes pop. 

I al very pleased with the look a lot of effort was put into it on my part and my model was so pleased with the make up.


Thank you for reading. Would really love your feedback. 

Love Aimee 

Xxx


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