Portfolio Building – Special Occasion Make-up

Today I did a photo shoot for my portfolio. In my portfolio I wanted to include some special occasion work as it is an area of make-up that would like to go into. For my look I decided to do a fresh a natural make-up, as the make-up could be worn by a bride or a bridesmaid at a wedding. For the hair put it in rollers to give it volume and texture and then put it up into a ‘messy’ bun on the back of the  head, with the front sections being twisted and pinned back into the bun. Overall I am very happy with the final look. Below is the final picture from the shoot with the photographer Jenny Mills.


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Hannah xoxo


Portfolio Building – Contoured Make-up in Black and White

For one of my portfolio shoots this semester, I wanted to include a simple contoured and highlighted make-up. Contouring is one of my weaknesses when it comes to make-up so i wanted to challenge myself with the task of doing it for my portfolio. For the look I just contoured and highlighted the skin, with a strong brown and neutral eyes and lips. I wanted to the final pictures to be in black and white as I wanted the look to be more high fashion. I am happy with the way the make-up turned out on the day, and really enjoyed working with the amazing photographer Emily Bailey.


I haven’t got the final pictures from the day, but I will post them once I have them.

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Hannah xoxo

Poor Edwardian Make-up

As part of our assessments we had to a make based on either a poor Victorian or a poor Edwardian. As you can see from the title i chose to do a poor Edwardian. The make-up for this was pretty simple as it is meant to look like there is no make-up on the skin therefore the make up only consisted of foundation, blusher,clear mascara, lip pencil and a tiny amount of lipstick and lips balm. With the hair, all that had to be done was to put it in to a bun doughnut and to make sure that all the flyaway are sprayed down. Overall i very pleased  although it took more time then thought as i had to spend a bit of time filling in and reshaping my models eyebrows as the shape was to modern. This kind of make-up could be used for television and film. Below are some picture of the final make up and my lovely friend Ruth.




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Hannah xoxo


Dewy Skin

As part of learning basic make – up we had to learn how apply and achieve a dewy look to the skin. In our lesson we were given a demo by our tutor Lisa and then were sent off in pairs to practice. To achieve dewy skin you need to cleans and tone the skin to remove any traces on make up or dirt. After cleansing and toning you need to apply moisturiser to the skin and allow it to soak in to the skin, apply eye cream to the eye to gentle massage it in to help reduce and puffiness. The key to applying a sheer foundation and achieving a dewy finish is to build up the foundation so that there is an even coverage but still looks fresh and as if there is no make up on the skin. This kind of look would be used it a achieve a ‘no make up’ make up look or used to promote skin care products. Below are picture of the finished look on my model Katy.

Products I used to achieve this look:


  • Illamasqua Satin Primer
  • MAC Face & Body Foundation – N1

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Hannah xox