This photo shoot was a test shoot for young, beautiful model, Kristin. The setting would be outdoors in the fall and she would be styled casually. A natural makeup look was requested and so that is what I created. I took Kristin’s beautiful features and enhanced them. Flawless but natural coverage for her skin, just a touch of blush added to her cheeks. I adore her bushy brows so I brushed them through, added a little extra colour and kept them as is other than that. Her eye design was created with a simple taupe colour over the entire lid, and very well blended. Mascara and a subtle pink lip gloss. Super simple!
Faye started her training in makeup in England in 2007. Faye’s teacher, Emma, saw a special talent in Faye and after only three months of training, Emma began hiring her as her assistant working on Opera Shows in Birmingham City. Faye soon decided to further develop her skills by enrolling in the Global Makeup Program at Blanche Macdonald in Vancouver, Canada. By the time Faye had graduated in August 2009 she was well on her way to a successful career as a freelance makeup and hair artist.
Now, Faye Smith Makeup & Hair has grown into a network of very talented artists who she considers to be of the same calibre (if not better, she jokes) as herself in both physical skill level, experience and work ethics. Faye and her team cover all areas of the makeup and hair industry including; bridal, beauty, fashion, commercial, theatre, film, stage and more. Faye has worked with the Housewives of Vancouver, as London Drugs marketing artist, for Microsoft, Sony Imageworks, Jason Matlo, House of Smooch, Douglas Coupland and more big names. www.fayesmithmakeup.com/ourstory
Brushes used to achieve this Look:
The Circle 1, has a tilt from the handle and a round fibre bundle which ends in a flattened surface that simulates the shape of a lipstick bullet tip. This patented brush applies lip products across the lip quickly and softly, and can also be used for a more precise edge if desired. The Circle 1 will help place small areas of highlight or concealer. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.
The Oval 4, has an overall “footprint” of fibres sized to facilitate application to a larger portion of the eyelid, like the area from the upper lash line to the fold in the eyelid. This patented brush is great for applying concealer to the area under or around the eye. Or, to place a highlight on the brow bone. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.
The Oval 6, is great for applying product to the entire eye lid; or foundation to the face, or contouring the cheekbone area. This patented brush applies blush beautifully to the apple of the cheek and blends it so that the application looks natural and healthy. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.
The Oval 8 is slightly smaller than the Oval 10 and has 100’s of thousands of fibres in an oval shape to provide applications to a large area of the face. This patented brush is perfect to apply a foundation, or setting powder to the entire face; or apply and blend bronzing or highlighting powders to large areas of the face and body. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products. This brush measures 18 cm long, and the fibre bundle is about 4.5 cm X 6.5 cm.