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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Red/Blue Cut Crease *FUN, BRIGHT, BOLD!*

I'm going to start off by saying I started out doing this look for the Tropical Bird Series I have started, but it didn't turn out exactly like I wanted it so I changed it up. I hope to have that look up soon *hopefully*. Anyway, I hope you enjoy.

Products Used

Truth or Dare Cosmetics Perfect Primer
TOD Red Rum
TOD Lilith
TOD Blueberry
TOD Rockstar
TOD Snow
E.L.F. Cosmetics Gel liner
Ardell lashes (can't remember the name)
Milani Lip Flash Pencil in Hot Flash

Friday, May 4, 2012

Portfolio: LoveForFashion Fashion Show

I completely forgot to mention that I was contacted a few weeks ago to be the makeup artist for a local designer. She was displaying her work (clothes) in a charity fashion show, and her makeup artist bailed on her last minute. Anyway, I had a lot of fun and I got to work on 8 models, the mother of one of the models, and the designer, herself! She wanted her models to look different than the others, and they definitely did! These girls were super sweet and amazing to work with. I want to thank designer Sheila Scott for giving me the opportunity to work with her. I will post my "backstage" pics and some of the professional ones.

Yes, those are rhinestone lips. I wish we would've had smaller rhinestones, though.
Personally, this was my favorite look. She rocked those black lips! <3
Professional Pics Courtesy of The Art of Photography
One of the little girls I worked with
You can see her eye makeup better here
No rhinestone lips here.
The other little girl I worked with. She was ADORABLE!
All of the models excluding the little ones.
The entire group with designer Sheila Scott in front

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I had so much fun and am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with all of them. Another HUGE thank you to Sheila Scott for allowing me to be her makeup artist. I am looking forward to working with Ms. Sheila Scott again! All professional pictures were taken by Derrick Norris of The Art of Photography. And just to whore myself out a little..... check out my modelmayhem account Toshia Thrall MUA if you want to keep up with my portfolio. I'm not sure I will always post everything here. 

2 Looks: Green and Neutral/Pin-Up

Holy wow, Batman! It's May already! Can you believe it? I can't. I know it's been a few weeks since I've posted anything, but life has gotten in the way. I won't go into detail because it's just boring. Anyway, I haven't really been playing with my makeup lately and I've started to lose my inspiration. I may wear makeup once or twice a week now versus the everyday thing I used to do. I've also started leaning more toward neutral looks, and I need to get out of that! I miss my brights! I do have quite a few new colors from Truth or Dare Cosmetics that I still haven't played around with but REALLY need to. I am also a promoter now for TOD, so I will be starting Youtube tutorials. Anyway, on with the looks.

Green With Envy

Look at the pretty sparkles!
This look reminds me of the Green Man. I won't go into religion detail, but he is a deity. He represents spirits of the trees, foilage, and leaves. Here's a pic of him if you don't know what I'm talking about.
Products Used:
TOD Perfect Primer (LOVE this stuff)
TOD Lime-Aid e/s
TOD Lime Glitter <3
TOD Brown Sugar e/s
Urban Decay Virgin e/s
Cover Girl Lineur Intense Carbon Black liquid liner
Maybelline Turbo Volum Express mascara
Rimmel kohl pencil in white

Pin-Up Inspired

As you can see I didn't go with the traditional red lip. I decided to use one of my new Milani Lip Flash pencils. I love these things. They go on so smooth. I'm definitely going to get more of them! I only have 2 colors right now: Hot Flash and Photo Flash. Once I get more I will do a review.

Products Used:

Revlon Matte e/s in Vintage Lace
Urban Decay Naked (Naked palette)
Urban Decay Buck (Naked palette)
Urban Decay Virgin (Naked Palette)
E.L.F. Gel liner in Black (OMG I LOVE this!)
Maybelline Turbo Volum Mascara
Rimmel Kohl pencil in White
Andrea Demi Lashes #105

Neutrogena Healthy Glow Foundation in Buff Beige
MAC MSF Natural in Medium
Tarte Amazonian Clay blush in Exposed
Wet'n'Wild shimmer/blush for highlight (not sure of color)

Milani Lip Flash pencil in Photo Flash

As I was writing this post I remembered I still need to finish my Tropical Bird Series. Geez. So, that will be the next thing I do. My next post will be inspired by the Lory:
Look at those bold colors! I'm going to have fun with this one!

Well, if you got this far thank you for reading. I will do my best to post more but I need to get my inspiration back first, haha. Maybe working on this series will help me do just that!

<3 Toshia