Portfolio Building – 1940’s Glamour

For portfolio building this semester, I waned to create a look  inspired by 1940’s Hollywood glamour. I wanted to create  glamours wave in the hair, with a bold red lip and a black flip on the eyes. This kind of look can be used on a special occasion/red carpet event, fashion and even in film and tv. I am very pleased with the way the make-up and hair turned out on the day as well as the final images. Below is the final picture form the shoot, thank you to the photographer Martin Beaumont and my model and class mate Emily.

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Creative Hair Final Assessment – Siren

For my final task for postiche was design creative hair for a character that would be in a theater production. For my character  I decided to create a siren. After doing some in depth research i found that Sirens are not actually mermaids but are half birds half women. From this research I decided to create a hair piece  I a style of a birds nest. Within the birds nest I incorporated various feathers to represent a bird, rope to  represent  ropes that are on the boats of the sailors they  lure to their deaths,with twigs that represent what birds use to build nests. For my make up I wanted to contour the face and let the rest of the do the talking. I wanted use black on the eyes and lips as Sirens are deadly and evil creatures. Overall I am extremely happy with the way the final look has turned out, a huge thank you to my sister for being my model and to Camilla Felgate for being an amazing photographer. Below are my two final shots.

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Hannah xoxo

 

Bridal Hair And Make-up

Another final task for postiche was to add false hair into natural hair, but still making the hair look natural. For this task we had to research the different ways in which false hair is being used currently, and take inspiration to create a hair and make-up for either red carpet or bridal.  For my hair and make-up I decided to choose bridal, as it is an area that I would like to go into in the future. For the hair I wanted a classic and elegant up-do, that flattered my model. Also for the  the make-up I wanted to keep it with the same area as the hair so I kept it natural with what my model usual wears, but with a little extra on the eyes and lips. Below are some pictures of my work.

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Hannah xoxo

Knotting a Mustache and Final Mustache

As part of one of our final tasks for postiche, we had to create a mustache based on a any style from the 1900-1990. Using the techniques we had practiced in pattern making and knotting,  I decided to create a mustache based on the 1980’s chevron style mustache wore by celebrities such as Tom Selleck. Using the mustache I knotted I decided to create a character of and old man. Overall I am happy with the way my mustache turned out, I am pleased with the colour of the mustache as it matches the hair colour of my models hair. If I were to knot the mustache again I would probably knot more hair into it  as once it was on the models face it look a bit sparse and not as thick as the style should be. Below are some pictures of my mustache and of it on my model. I would also like to thank my dad for agreeing to be my model.

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Final Pictures 

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Making A Silicone Prosthetic

After completing parts one and two of the face casting process, I then moved on to making my prosthetic. For my prosthetic I decide to sculpt a witches nose and chin, I wanted to base my character on both the witches in the new and old Wizard of Oz films. Below  is a list of the products I used to create my prosthetic as well as the method and pictures.

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Products and Tools needed:

  • 2 strips of Mod rock
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Plaster
  • 2 X 12″ by 12″ of Scrim
  • 3 X Mixing bowl
  • Access to water
  • Chisel
  • Flat wooden board
  • Silicone part A, B and a accelerate
  • Weighing sales
  • 1/2 inch paint brushes
  • Paper towel

Method

  • Build a clay wall similarly to before but this time it was twice as tall. Add a layer of Mod-Roc to provide more strength.
  • Once the wall was complete, paste a thin layer of petroleum jelly all over the exposed plaster on the face cast base, making it easier to separate the top and the bottom part of the mould.
  • Mix up a batch a plaster and added a beauty coat over the top of the sculpture. This is to ensure we get a good coverage of the full sculpt.
  • Pour a little more plaster onto the cast and allowed it to dry for a few minutes. Then add a layer of scrim over the top and added more plaster on top.
  • Poured some more plaster over the top to ensure none of the scrim was visible. Then leave to dry for 1 hour to ensure it is fully set.
  • Once set, remove the clay and Mod-Roc wall and gently file away any rough edges of the plaster with a metal file.
  • Clean out any of the Plasterline. Leave the white top part of the cast to soak in water for around 10 minutes. This is so the silicone doesn’t absorb into the open pours of the plaster. Once soaked pat dry ready for the next step. Finally apply a very light coat of petroleum jelly to act as a releasing agent.  .

Mixing Silicone 

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  • Place the empty plastic bowl onto the scales making sure it is still on 0 (This is so we don’t include the weight of the bowl as the -measurements have to be accurate in order to get a good batch of silicon)
  • Add 500grams of part A of the rubber silicone
  • Add 50grams of part B (Silicone catalyst)
  • Add Desired silicone colour a little at a time
  • Mix the pigment in thoroughly to ensure an even colour throughout the silicone
  • Add 5grams of the accelerent. This allows the silicone to set much quicker cutting the waiting time down dramatically.
  • Mix well
  • Once mixed thoroughly then pour into the top part of the mould
  • Once you are happy with the desired about of silicone immediately sandwich the two parts of the moulds together using the drilled dents as a guide to line it up correctly. You may need to use a clamp at this stage to tighten the two parts together.
  • Allow any excess silicone to drain out. This is a good sign, it shows that the mould is completely filled.
  • Then leave to dry completely for around 30-45 minutes. To tell if it is completely set, is to pour a small mount of silicone on the top of the moulds as this will act as a visible guide.

Final Image

After casting my prosthetic I then had to apply it to my model. Overall I am happy with the way my sculpting turn out as well as the look of it once it was cast. In hindsight I would of probably not have pre coloured my prosthetic,as it didn’t look right when I applied the rest of the make-up to my model.

 

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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

 

1960’s Theater Make-up

For one of my assessments for semester two, i had to do a theater make-up for an era. As i really like the sixties make-up i decide to do my make-up based around that. I decided to go for the most icon sixties make-up with a black cut crease on the eyes which was inspire by Twiggy. I decided to you my lovely uni friend Emma for this as she had the perfect eye shape for this look. Overall i am very pleased with the final make-up look as i am not very fond of theater make-up and find it difficult to get the right amount of product for on to the face to make the contouring strong enough. Although this time i do feel that the contouring and highlighting has improved. Also i am happy with the way eyes turned out although with help from my tutor we did apply a bolder white to the eye to make it stand out form a distant, along with this i could have also added black eyeliner to complete the eyes. Below are some pictures of the final look which i also did a bouffant style hair using hot rollers to go with it as well as adding a ribbon to the hair to really pull the look together.

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