zondag 26 december 2010

Aaaaand... Work. Work. Work.

Okay so I'm all fat and happy, now it's back to my vile schemes of shallow world domination.

Wednesday we're (meaning Catharina G., Dieuwertje H. and me) shooting. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere with 4 blonde chicks from some sect. Rather disconcerting. Still have to 'develop' some looks for it. Will do tomorrow.

Last thursday I assisted Yokaw at a shoot. She said she 'needed' me to help out put the stuff on 5 male models. Ofcourse I gladly helped her out, I'm keen to.. learn.
From what I could see on set the shots are gorgeous.. Will post result later, I took some shots with my phone but I then dropped that in the toilet after which my little niece took it swimming in her diet coke yesterday so I don't think the shots are salvagable much. Sadface.

Oh, and my Canon EOS 400D camera died.

I do believe I'm actually being sabotaged.

dinsdag 21 december 2010

Christmas time.

Some awesome stuff coming up, but first I'm gonna stuff myself. So until then, here's a really cool picture.

vrijdag 17 december 2010

Last lesson.

Was a repetition of everything we've done. And yeah that means a smokey eye.
I'm starting to fucking despise smokey eyes.

Thanks to my dear Joscha for sitting for me, sorry I had to turn you into some sun-depraved 90's goth. Loveyou xoxo.

Tense the fuck up!

So it's almost show-time. This sunday it's D-day. It's the .. end-exam, of sorts, of my make up school. This is all fine and dandy and I'm stoked as hell, but I just wish they'd tell me more. All I know is where to be and when. They refuse to tell who your model is or what the assignment is beforehand. Sure, exciting, and very reality-like, yet I can't help but dread the weight my bag's going to be. Seeing as I won't know what to expect I'll be dragging pretty much every little feather or pot of glitter I have along with me. Somewhere far and deep inside me I hear a little voice telling me that it's probably gonna be all natural with one of them damnedest smokey eyes as 'build up', but I think I'm wholeheartedly refusing to acknowledge that quite probable truth.

I'm stocking up on reserve-madness.

If you have no idea -> Go Aquacolour seems like a plausible plan to me.

Keep me in mind this sunday, folks.

BLEND Magazine x Justin Blyth of Them Thangs

If you're ever wondering where I get my 'inspiration' from.. it's pretty much this.

My friend Juse. He's awesome and so his blog is made of awesome and I'd be really fucked if it didn't exist. So there. Have this fancy feather up your arse, Juicykins.

Some shots of Hola Chola.

That I made myself.

I need to get me some bloody Photoshop. This shit ain't right.


My roommate is one of the most awesome and original chicks on this planet and I'll do her make up everyday for the rest of my life if she'd want me to.

donderdag 16 december 2010

Practice Sesh: G. #2

I dreamt about this. So that morning when I woke up I painted this on his sleeping face.. But it really struck me when he opened his eyes.

(Don't mind his look, I assume it's rather weird to wake up to your make-up-smeared girlfriend obsessively taking pictures of you at insanely close proximity.)

I think this is one of the prettiest (rough version, ofcourse) concepts I've ever conjured up and I'm probably gonna slather this on everyone I can get my hands on. Beware.


Finally got my camera to load, except for this one make up I made my man suffer through. Madness. So here's a few shots.

We had to do this in class. Quite fond of it, I used to wear my lipstick like that when I was all goth 'nd bothered. Though me being 13 then, I daresay it was less precise.. Not bad for a first 'official' try, says I.

That night I went to work @ Jimmy Woo as every sunday. Like this. I like to think of it as Twiggy à la Ace. The lid is liquid silver, btw.

vrijdag 10 december 2010

Testshoot Renee @ Ego's Models.

Sem "asked" me to do the make up for this try-out testshoot he had planned (for the next day, his mastery of last-minuteness has no bounds) with a plus-sized model. Figuring I could use all the practice I could reasonably get- and being hellbent on figuring out his current work- I joined in.

And this is what happened.

First time ever doing natural stuff..

woensdag 8 december 2010

Hola Chola at Supperclub Video.

So a week or two ago I was supposed to assist Yokaw at the shooting of the new Hola Chola's promo-videoshoot, done by Bubba.

All in all I ended up doing 2 out of 3 of the make up looks with Yokaw doing hair. Rather glad how it turned out, too.


zaterdag 4 december 2010


It's 4:17am, but at least I finished my homework. I'm starting to develop a severe hatred for all things paper. Screw this, let me put it on your face.

The assignment was something to do with charities. I figured African ones would be thoroughly represented during class so I digressed. I decided to pick a charity foundation I'd found out a while back, S.O.P.H.I.E. .

It's about aesthetic diversity and the lack of respect for it. Seeing as I've had my fair share of namecalling on whatever city's streets I personally felt more for this than any other foundation. I'm not a very charitable person.

At first I'd chosen Wolves & Humans, but as I was busy glueing fur hairs one-at-the-time I'd figured me using the fur of my own beloved furcoats for an animal-centered foundation was utter bullshit.

Now for my 4 hours of sleep.

P.S. Oh- the idea behind the make ups was to show there's more to a person than whatever they choose to smear on their face, by using a mask-like idea.

vrijdag 26 november 2010


Itching to update, but I'm being varily sabotaged. Ever since my harddrive crashed my computer refuses to acknowledge the existence of either my printer/scanner, my camera or anything audio, for that matter. So I don't have anything to post as the pictures won't load and I can't scan my homework. Or make pictures of my homework and scan faces. Anything. Nothing. I'll find a way to fix it soon.

donderdag 18 november 2010

First two lessons..

We did nothing but smokeys. These are my first attempts ever on the lovely G. and A. I'd also like to congratulate A. on her successful eyebrow-plucking rehab-month. Sehr gut.

woensdag 17 november 2010


Something I'd done on myself before I'd ever even considered doing something with make up for real.

Obviously I had no clue about anything eyebrow.

DJ Hell at ADE2010 Promo Video.

With only 3 lessons behind me, I was asked to do the make up for a promo video of a party at club AIR during the Amsterdam Dance Event. Luckily I knew both the stylist and one of the art directors so that I could warn them what a bloody novice I was. They told me to shut up and have some faith in myself. So that, albeit scared shitless, is what I did.

You'll have to excuse me for the rather experimental noob-ass editing, but I've lost photoshop when my harddrive crashed so now I'm subjected to third grade e-editing programs and got carried away by their total incompetence.

All I'd officially learned was a basic and a smokey eye, but having been a Gothic in my younger years I was rather at ease with black lipstick, luckily.

So glad I didn't completely fuck things up.

This is the end result!

Practice Sesh: G.

After the second lesson we were told to practice on people surrounding us. Seeing as I don't like to bother people when they're near enough to suckerpunch me much, I usually, if at all, practice on people who supposedly love me without limits. This being my mom, my roommate and of course, my love.

Just a severe smokey, is all.


Last lesson was about Asian looks. Asian, in make up, apparantly meaning Geisha. My lovely A. being the most gorgeous half Asian in town I'd asked her to model for me.

After demonstrations we were given some freedom to do a 'Geisha' look of our own. Not particulary fond of copying, or just severely despising conforming, I took a little more freedom than I was originally offered.

Weird as it may be, I was given mad props. Ka-ching.


Seeing as make up is all I can think about lately, here's another attempt of mine at keeping a blog in order and updated for your general entertainment. If you know me, you have duly noted the word 'attempt' already and will not have any expectations on its actual fulfillment. However, if you have no idea of who I am- join the club- I'd say you should follow your prior's example.

This will be me keeping a sort of timeline of my progress towards becoming a make up artist, nothing more and nothing less. It will concern topics that either inspire, fascinate or appall me as well as the occasional girly shrieks about whatever redundant little overpriced pot of powder I've bought now or updates on jobs/work/looks I've done.

This will NOT be a YouTube'esque parade of make-up-product reviews and How-To-Smokey-Eye's. No tutorials, no requests. I honestly could care less about your need to learn, go figure it out like I have done.

With that I bid thee adieu.