Friday, April 27, 2012

Vampires in the Sun

Hey guys! How's your summer so far? The heat feels like it's gonna burn my already dark skin. Hahaha! Anyway, even though it's summer and most of the photo shoots you'd encounter would most probably have a summer theme, this photo shoot is way different. You see, we decided to do a goth themed shoot titled: Vampires in the Sun. Goths posing under the heat of the sun... Now that's interesting right. I did the makeup for the three girls here. We actually shoot one guy but his theme is more of summer and I just did a light makeup with highlights and nude lips on him so not much to show you there; but these girls, they just look oh-so scary, glamorous and fabulous.

First of all, I would like to thank Precious Gregorio of Ysa Gregorio Photography for inviting me to be the MUA of the shoot and to Funky Plum Vintage for the clothes used in this shoot courtesy of Angel, the blogger behind Also, Angel called another photographer for the shoot, Raph. The models who were with us on that day were Allan Evangelista (the one who modeled for the summer theme), Angel Rodriguez (the Wonder Woman!), Clouie Zacate (the girl who's got great face features that's why I loved putting makeup on her) and Yhan-Yhan Oracion (the gal who has a fierce hair extension which I would love to have someday).

For the makeup look of the models I use my red lip colors: NYX Mega Shine  Lip Gloss in Plush Red and the L'Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color in Turbulent. I only used a tinted moisturizer so that the makeup won't cake since our shoot was under the heat of the sun, literally; and of course, I used my ELF Eyelid Primer to seal in the color of their eye makeup. And my Props Tools and Cosmetics Ultimate Palette Too.

Clouie was the first one who had her makeup done. What I did first is to create an exaggerated wing using a black eye shadow shade. After that, I applied gray on her lids, black on her crease and then blend, blend, blend. For her brow bone, I applied a shimmery silver eye shadow shade and then blended it well. For her lips, I used the L'Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color in Turbulent.

Second was Yhan-Yhan. Her hair extension gave me an idea! I use the black eye shadow shade on her lids and blended it well. For her crease, I used a red matte eye shadow shade to give the goth look a bit of twist. Blended it well so it won't look rough! And then, applied the silver eye shadow shade again for her brow bone. I also used the black eye shadow shade for her waterline. For her lips, I used the L'Oreal HIP Shine Struck Liquid Lip Color in Turbulent.

Last, but certainly never the least, is Angel. For her eye makeup, again,  I used the black eye shadow shade to give her eyes its own thin wings, and still back for the lids. For her crease, I used purple and blended it well. She doesn't have any accent on her wardrobe so it would look kind of odd to give her a different color and purple is the closest color I can run to since I already did black on Clouie's. Afterwards, I used the silver eye shadow shade for her brow bone; and for her lips, I used the NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Plush Red.

I was exhausted; but I had a great time. This is actually my first photo shoot to be a MUA. Thanks to Precious for the opportunity and for trusting in me. See you in our future projects! Also, thanks to the wonderful and patient models who trusted their faces in my hands. I'm gonna practice doing the hair next time!

You see, I have only done my sister's makeup and makeup on my officemates when we had our 80's themed party so officially, this is really my first MUA gig. My next would be the CATS makeup where I'd also be performing and it's going to be in Cebu. I actually did my test makeup today and I think I did an awesome job. One of my officemates even told the guy whom I did the makeup, that his lip part looks thin and really like a cat; plus I also love how I contoured his face. He looks like a cat. I'm just so happy!

Stay tune for more of my makeup gigs and stints. I'm just so happy for all the opportunity. I am a self-learner but of course, it's better if I'd get a course in Makeup Artistry to make it more  official. Soon! But as of now, practice, practice, practice! Thanks to all the people who trusted me! Till next post! ;)


  1. Thank you for inviting me to this, Gellie! Had a ton of fun :) And I really LOVE the lipstick you used on me!

  2. I think you did a great job with the makeup and shoot! The makeup really conveys a gothic/vampy feel. The pink streak in that one girl's hair really fits well into the photos too :)

    1. Thanks! Her hair extension really fits the theme :)

  3. Wow!! You're a good HMUA, babe! Wish you could do my makeup some other time?? :D :D Game? Haha ♥


    1. MUA lang babe. Waley pa akez masyadong practice with hair if I don't have a hair iron in my hand. Hehe. But makeup, gora ako dyan! :)

  4. I like the way you pose and the effect of the black maskara and eyeliner on the pictures. You guys really look like a vampire in twilight :)

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