High Fashion Make-up2018-01-04T20:38:14+00:00

Light Complection

High Fashion Make-up Light Complection

The following photos are taken from the encyclopedic textbook “The Professional Makeup Artist” written by Joe Blasco and Vincent JR Kehoe. This sensational three-volume book has become the globally definitive written work on the art of professional makeup, and is used throughout all training sessions.

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To further accent key areas of the make-up with iridescence, elevating it from a clean beauty make-up to a more trendy and/or fashion look, a small portion of the Joe Blasco fantasy color white, is removed from the container with a sterile dental spatula.
The Fantasy color has been picked up from the palette with a flat sable brush and applied to the area immediately below the eyebrow arch.
Using a wide dry sable brush, the fantasy color’s bottom edge is blended down into either the skin tone or the eye shadow. The uppermost edge, adjacent to the eyebrow’s bottom, is left hard.
The completed under-brow fantasy color application.
To accent the tops of cheekbones, fantasy color white is applied to the desired areas using a foam latex sponge. Here the application is seen prior to blending.
Fantasy color can also be applied to the uppermost curvature of the chin to accent its dimensions.
Fantasy color is best blended using a foam latex sponge, as the sponge will absorb the exess, while a brush will not.
The fantasy color white has been blended on the tops of cheekbones, as well as on the chin.
Fantasy color pink, which can be used alone or pre-mixed with Ultrabase prior to application, is excellent for creating iridescent cheek color efeects for fashion and fantasy make-up.
The reflective quality of the pink fantasy color when used as cheek color enhancement. One can also consider this as an “overcolor” or hi-tone intensifier.
The application of mascara using a fan brush, which has been previously cut for the removal of its outer fanned section of bristels.
Using the fine Ultamatte (UEM) brush, the eyebrow ends are slightly extended for a fashion make-up look.
The fantasy color white (pearlized white) appropriatly blended and softened to produce halation that still appears very natural.
Mr. Blaco and the model in finished make-up