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Month: July 2014

Zombification ….. My Zombie

Zombification ….. My Zombie

Once a mild mannered mature college student, Myles went out on a pub crawl in Dublin one evening only to discover he was on the WRONG place at the WRONG time …… He got bitten! by an infected zombie and now roams the streets and […]

Tattoo cover up

Tattoo cover up

Tattoos can be covered using alcohol activated paints or greasepaints. Red colour is used to drown out the darker coloured ink such as black. This is then covered by matching fleshy tones and powdering over it to keep it in place. This method is used […]

Eyelash extensions

Eyelash extensions

Eyelash extensions are great for special occasions, for a pick me up or holidays! no one wants to feel the NEED to wear mascara, with eyelash extensions you can feel hot in the heat with no makeup on!

I recommend having your lashes tinted two or three days before getting extensions done as this helps to blend in the extensions and gives better for visiblity attachment of the lashes.

Lash extensions are done by separating the lashes and singling out one lash on which to stick an individual eyelash extension. this is dont one by one to each until all are done.

If properly cared for they can last up to two to three weeks. If wearing makeup it is recommended to use an ”oil free’ makeup remover to clean your face and eye area so as not to dissolve or soften the glue used on the eyelashes.

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Before Lashes

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After Lashes

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After lashes

Halloween face painting

Halloween face painting

Aqua colours are water based paints great for face painitng, cheaper versions of these can be found eg: snazaroo which is great for kids and any halloween makeup. I tried my hand at a quick ‘corpse bride’ face paint from tim burtons animated film. Great […]

Ageing Makeup

Ageing Makeup

Ageing can be done with latex, greaspaints or alcohol activated paints. For latex the skin is pulled taught while latex is stippled on and then dried and powdered between each layer before the skin is released to reveal wrinkles. I used greaspaints to do some […]

Dublin body painting Jam

Dublin body painting Jam

I was absolutely delighted to be involved in Dublin’s first gay pride body painting jam. Check out the short video of me and the rest of the artists painting 🙂

I couldnt quite decide what to paint my model as so i went for a type of zombie hippy chick, I used aqua colour paints combined with glitter, plastic gems, and some lovely props provided by my model! After a good 3 to 4 hours of painting we went to the Dublin gay pride parade and the place was a buzz!! We walked for hours in the sunshine cheering and dancing, what a great day! I was very proud to be a part of it and cannot wait for next year!

 

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I was lucky to have a very patient and talented model Klara Mc Donnell

 

 

1950s fallen starlet

1950s fallen starlet

During our college course we were given a list of characters to choose from to portray using sfx makeup and costume. One of the characters i chose to do was the 1950’s fallen starlet, the singer with a drug and alcohol addiction, currently having an […]

Severed finger

Severed finger

Prosthetics for fun for halloween etc are quick and easy to make from gelatine. We made some severed fngers in class one day and they were soo realistic, the coloration is key when trying to make a realistic severed finger. This is done by casting […]

Prosthetics

Prosthetics

I had the pleasure of learning how to make prosthetic pieces at ”Bowsie workshop” in Dublin over the duration of my college course. The staff were very friendly and taught us all a lot. Everything from materials and their uses to how to cast a persons head from beginning to end.

To make a face cast It all starts with slathering the actor in alginate, then wrapping plaster bandages around it to reinforce the cast.

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After this has set you will be left with a beautiful face cast of that person which can be filled with plaster and then mould clay upon it into whatever shape you want the prosthetic to become.I chose to make mine into a sort of Seahorse human hybrid. My prosthetic this time around evolved more into a mask like form. I had to use a piece of foam latex shaved into shape then stick it onto the rest of the prosthetic.The edges were a little thicker than i wanted them to be but I think we made it work. I used plastic in a vac form machine to make the eye balls so that she would still be able to see out of the mask.

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