Saturday, February 26, 2011
They specialize in selling these palettes with tons of colors--this one is called the first edition palette and it's 120 colors. It's currently $24, but let me tell you--this company has a sale like every week. I have this one, and it's amaaaaazing. All of the colors are highly pigmented and the little pots of color are about the size of a nickel (read: this will last you forever, even after using it on 10+performers). So, they have 3 editions of the 120 color palettes with different variations in color, and then tons of 88 color palettes which are cheaper (the pots of color in these are about the size of a dime, but still they last for ever). I also have the 88 color neutral palette and the 88 color tropical shimmer palette.
Another good one is called Coastal Scents. It's pretty much the exact same product, they just have more 88 color palettes and no 120. But if you're looking for a particular range of colors (say, warm colors or metallics) I'd check their palettes out.
Both of these sites have lip, cheek, and face palettes, but I've never used them. I'm probably going to order the 66 lip color this weekend, and when I get it I'll let you all know.
And now, lashes!
So, I don't know if you all remember, but at the beginning of fall semester, when I actually had time to do things like bathe and put on makeup, I wore a lot of false lashes. I ordered one particular brand, Red Cherry Lashes, from a website called Beautyshop OC. And I fell in love. First of all, Red Cherry Lashes are the brand that the Kardashians wear. Enough said, right? But no, there's more. They have a HUUUUUGE following in the drag community because there are so. many. styles. The 201's I posted a picture of right above this are like, an inch and a half long. They curl up over my eyebrows. They're insane. But there are more natural styles, as well, which makes them good for "natural" faces that you still want to stand out on stage/runway. This particular website is great because they're organized into categories of natural, dramatic, bottom, and individual. Really useful. One more tip: if you sign up for a free membership to the site the price drops from $1.99 a pair to $1.50, depending on sales. Shipping also becomes free when you spend $30, so ordering for something like a fashion show is really ideal.
Also, if you ever need any ideas or inspiration or help when it comes to coming up with makeup/hairstyles, this makeup artist, Josh (his username is Petrilude but he uses Josh in his videos), is absolutely phenomenal. His youtube channel has helped me countless times when it comes to understanding makeup for the stage because he's also the most stunning drag queen I've ever seen in my life. Like, beautiful. He has tips on all of the basics, like applying foundation and highlighting/contouring, but he gets really in depth with special effects makeup in all of his halloween videos. Recently he's been including more and more about nails and hair as well. He has great product recommendations and is just a really knowledgeable person. So check him out! It's worth your time for sure.
This video is some of his more basic pageant makeup. But a great one to check out is his transformation from Josh to Misty.
I'll probably have more stuff to share with you guys by the middle of next week--I'm waiting to hear from a friend who owns a specialty makeup line in Baltimore. Her foundations would be ideal for stage and they're the best I've ever worked with. She also has a complete range of skin tones, probably the most comprehensive I've ever seen, so you don't have to worry about everyone having pink undertones when their foundation is on, etc. They're also waterproof because they're made to cover all sorts of skin issues and deformities (and nothing wants to stick to scar tissue, but this stuff does). Overall, it's amazing, and this makeup artist is amazing. If I can get this product from her at cost, I will--and if you guys are interested I might be able to set something up as well. But please let me know!
I'll bring in some of this fun stuff on Tuesday so you all can play with it during dinner break or something if you're interested!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
LOOKING FOR FEMALE
FOR EXPERIMENTAL FASHION SHOW: Rack
Auditions this Tuesday, February 8th from 8pm-10pm in the MICA Station building room s201. All shapes and sizes, ages welcome! Tell your friends!!
contact Sharela Bonfield at
Thursday, February 3, 2011
I wanted to share an internship opportunity with you guys
STOL FTNY is looking for an intern who is passionate about knitwears
I recommended to people who really are interested in fashion, especially in knitwears.
I reviewed their website and i think it's really a great company.
here is the description:
Internship for STOLL FTNY
INTERNSHIP:Hard worker; Passion for Fashion and to Learn about Knitwear; Capable and Creative; Duration: 3 Months
This will not be a coffee run Internship. You’ll be able to see the ins and out of sample development and production. Straight from the yarn to the raw pieces off the machines into a full garment, this is a great experience to connect with people in the Industry, understand what it takes to produce garments, and more! You should be able to be flexible in working with all sorts of departments from meeting the clients and being professional to helping out the finishing process of the garments to clients to organizing the archive library, the biggest knit library in America!
visit their website: www.stollftny.com
more internship opportunities : freefashionships.com
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
There is an event for the Model/Performer Call up on Facebook. We had a fairly successful go at recruitment today, and there will be another round on Monday during lunch in the Meyerhoff. Please, invite people! Spread the word!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
|Special Effects Makeup for TV & Film|
Adv reg $45, $40 mbrs. Walk-in $55, $50 mbrs. Includes materials fee.
Learn how to do cuts, bruises, burns, blisters and blood FX from pros! Steve Bauer and Marianne Wittelsberger, aka the Jokesters®, produced an award-winning cable show in Hollywood for 12 years while working for Paramount, Fox, MGM, Universal and Disney. Cheap, effective and realistic techniques for your next horror film or disaster simulation.
It is also worth visiting the website of Stefan Sagmeister, renowned graphic designer from Austria who received his honorary degree from MICA last year and gave the commencement speech: http://www.sagmeister.com/work/featured#/node/206
Next week, Elena Day will join us for a two-hour workshop focused on movement. Elena is a trained movement artist, and has worked as a character performer and clown with Cirque de Soleil for many years. She is currently starring in 'Boomtown', a touring stage production by Cirque Mechanic.