(2 Year Make-Up & Hair BTEC)
Make-up day for Mahogany Hairdressing models
Our work started at 8am, with setting up the make-up stations and meeting the people from Mahogany. We gathered round the mood board with James and reminded ourselves of the 2 looks and key things to remember. (Taking pictures on our phones meant we always had something to refer to.)
Working with cream foundation
James wanted us to use just cream foundation exclusively during our make-up work experience at Salon International. I’d used cream a bit last year but I’m happier with liquid foundation because it’s great for mixing colours and matching skin tone. But James is a big fan of cream foundation because you can get an even spread. I’m really keen to experiment with different products because I want to be ready for whatever the job throws at me. I’m working on a short film soon and I now think a cream base will be best to use on one of the older actresses who needs something more subtle on screen. Cream foundation is also ideal to cover up blemishes. You just go a bit heavier. Sometimes, a concealer might be needed if the foundation just won’t cover something. But as James says, you’ve gone to all the trouble of colour matching with foundation so just use more of it to conceal any blemishes. You’ve convinced me about cream foundation James!
Final make-up checks for Mahogany Hairdressing Models
Final checks, such as removing smudges or touching up the powder, are really important which is another reason for getting our timing right. One model needed a bit more attention as her coloured eyelashes had smudged. It was a team effort to match the model’s skin tone, remove the coloured lashes and reapply, including the foundation under her eyes.
Finally James did the lip gloss for each model – then off they went!
Hannah sums it up
This make-up work experience with Salon International was really useful – and great fun. I’ve done school proms and panto (oh yes I have!) before but this was my first real fashion job and I learnt a lot about hair as well as make-up. I spent a lot of time working on hair in my 1st year at Brushstroke and I’m looking forward to doing hairdressing later on in my 2nd year even more now. I loved the crazy hair at the show and, thanks to the guys at Mahogany, I now realise now how much you can do with short hair – so many different bobs and asymmetric cuts. Thank you James and everyone at Mahogany!
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(This blog was originally posted on Warpaint Magazine)