Smokey Eyes, Cool 1, The Makeup Story
"Smokey eyes are on most people’s list of makeup “Likes”. So, we decided to offer you a “cool” colour version which is particularly good at showing off brown and green eyes. Smokey eye makeup can be achieved by remembering a few things….surround the entire eye opening with colour, make sure the colour graduates from dark near the lashes to faded out and lighter away from the eye opening, and keep the contrast the darkest close to the edge of the eye opening. This is the kind of smoking that is completely healthy to do."
About the Artist
Matthew Waitesmith has been doing makeup and hair for over 30 years. With degrees in both business and fine art, after university he realized he could paint on people, sculpt hair and have a career as a makeup/hair artist. That career allowed him to work in many major cities all around the world.
He describes his point of view as mostly graphically influenced with colour as the accent.
He likes to focus mostly on first creating graphic shapes on the face, enhancing and balancing the facial symmetry and contrasts, and then he layers colour over those foundational shapes.
His influences are natural shapes that have been infused with man-made sensibilities and refinements. He likes to see images of people that range from completely natural to a hyper realistic rendition, depending on the statement to be made or the context of the art objective.
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