I love my job.

Just did the most amazing shoot for a very talented accessory designer.  Elizabeth Perry Collections has the most unique range of stuff I’ve seen in a long time.  Burlesque-y sequined headpieces in colors both neon and neutral, frayed fabric flowers, textural and delicate jewelry, lushly patterned headwraps…. Liz is SO talented!  Everything about this shoot was impeccable.  The wardrobe provided by Shop Mapel made my hate my own closets contents,  and Liz’s desire to go bright or go home created a really interesting tie-in between all of the crazy elements. I’d wear any of this.

















Headpieces/Jewelry by Elizabeth Perry Collections, available at http://www.elizabethperrycollections.com/Clothing by Shop Mapel

Makeup by Nolie Marie Platt, using Sugarpill Heart Breaker, Sweet Heart, Burning Heart palettes
Hair by Chanel Davenport

Models: Elizabeth Ruth Pettyjohn, Cameron Adams, Hanna Ohmes
Side note: Starting very soon, I’ll be blogging at http://noliemarie.com/blog/ Feel free to follow me there!

A quick check-in.

Yes, it has been a VERY long absence. Very shortly, thepaintedmask will be moving to a spot on my websites domain. We’re just ironing out the specifics!

Loving the new Sugarpill Heartbreaker palette. Absolutely loving it. I have a lot of pictures, but haven’t really been taking the time to post things. Definitely been in a very private mood lately.  Here’s a few, though!  All colors are from Sugarpill Heartbreaker, Burning Heart, and Sweetheart palettes.

But things are overall getting better.  Busy with work, lots of shoots in the rare bits of nice weather we get here! Plus, I recently got engaged, so I’ve been even more wrapped up in the wonderful things I have at home, that don’t involve a brush or primer.

I’ll be sure to put the link to the new blog up here, when it’s functional! Likely it’ll just be sporadic looks, notes on trends, gushes about recent photoshoots, that sort of thing. Fashion nerds will be fashion nerds, after all.

Photoshoot: Smoky metallic beauty look(#2)

Here’s another look from the same shoot.  I loved seeing all of these images together, since Emily’s appearance changes so drastically with the makeup.  I had fun on the hair styling, as well.

 

Model: Emily Shade MM# 1502910
Photographer: Rudy Joggerst MM# 1534362

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Photoshoot: Bright blue/green beauty look(#3)

Ah, how long has it been since I shot a bright look?  Way too long.  Will post a few other looks from this shoot, because I love how different Emily’s features look in all of the images.  This was the last look, and the most intense.  All makeup and hair is my work.

copyright Rudy Joggerst

Model: Emily Shade MM# 1502910
Photographer: Rudy Joggerst MM# 1534362

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today’s technicolor temper tantrum.

Because we are in the midst of yet another family crisis. I’m getting tired of this. Since the man wasn’t around to rage with me today, I ended up taking it out on my poor makeup collection.  The boyfriend says “I don’t think color expresses anger the way you think it does.”  Shows what HE knows!!!

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Photoshoot: The Sauvie Island Scarecrow

I’m sure it’s obvious that fall is NOT my favorite time of year, and winter is worse. I spend months rampaging at everyone, the moment someone puts a carol on. The usual cozy imagery of the season just makes me grumpy.

So it’s a bit odd how happy I was with these images. They’re just serene, and happy. These were shot last weekend, in the rain, on location in Sauvie Island, Oregon.

Gabrielle Jones models, in her own clothing.   Photography by Mikola Accuardi.  I did hair as well as makeup for this.

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A few mini reviews.

Yes, I know I’ve been VERY flaky lately.  Had one curve ball after another, and even though I’ve had a few new products pass through my hands, I haven’t been able to document my play with them.  I wanted to pass on a few mini-reviews for products that have caught my interest lately…

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Photoshoot: Underwater!

So, I designed the entire look for this day around the idea that we were going to be dipping it in the pool later, and any powders used might be cakey, or wash out or off underwater.  Plus, the bluish tone of pool water can have odd effects of the skin tone, so I compensated with a touch more bronzey color, to keep her skin at its natural color.  This is the first photoshoot I used my airbrush at!  Having tested it on myself, and even tested crying in it, I loved how it held up and barely moved.  It was a good choice, and did the same here.

This features the lovely Olivia Long, at Option Model Management, photographed by Mikola Accuardi.

Olivia Underwater, photographed by Mikola Accuardi

Eyes
Sephora 04 Beige cream eyeshadow-entire lid

UD 24/7 cream eyeshadow in Rehab-outer corner of lid, for contour.

UD 24/7 liner in Demolition(Holiday ’11) outer lashline, for both upper, and lower lashline.

Maybelline Great Lashes waterproof mascara, in dark brown(I think?)

Trim and apply false lash singles, and clumps to outer lashline, trimming to be a slight bit longer than the natural lashes.

 

Skin

OCC Airbrush Primer

OCC Airbrush Foundation–mix of y1 and y0(y1 dominating).

OCC Airbrush Lustre-highlights

Blush is an airbrushed mix of OCC Hush, y1, and a half drop of Primary Green.

 

Lips

For this look, I mixed OCC Lip Tars in Anime, Traffic(I think that’s the yellow one?), for a pinky-coral, that appears darker underwater.

Olivia Underwater, photographed by Mikola Accuardi

 

Halloween: Poison Ivy

Just toying around, since I’m not likely to have plans for Halloween, but I haven’t done crazy makeup for it this year.  Sorry for the bad lighting–it’s early and DIM here, and my camera hates it.  I have a few pet peeves with this look-mainly with the leaves.   I’d like to color in my own next time, so it will be easier to cut tiny ones, and so that I can use more yellow-greens in the veining.  The brows in this feel too dark and heavy to me.  Lighter leaves would help.

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Experimental Lip Graffiti part 2.

Still toying with ideas for an upcoming shoot…. Overall, I like the first batch better—I think I may try using MUFE Flash Creams rather than OCC Lip Tars to do the larger paint-splatter/polka-dot effect(And I should DEFINITELY mix them more–my yellow is a teeny bit separated, so those dots look a bit runny and sheer). You can already see these starting to bleed, if you look closely, so it won’t bode well for my poor model.  The boyfriend teased me because the pink and green look looks like we could pose it with a toy dinosaur.

I am having ENTIRELY too much fun having an excuse to do these.

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