Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rock/Hip Hopper Photoshoot

Hi Bellas,

A few weeks ago I was able to do a photoshoot...remember the "sneak peak into a photshoot" you tube video? These are some pictures from that shoot. The theme was rock/hip hop. A lot of people don't often realize that men also need makeup for professional photoshoots. It helps to conceal any blemishes and give a more polished picture. For the model Nick, I worked on evening out his skin tone, particularly to cover up his undereye circles. I also filled in his eyebrows, and gave him a smudged black eyeliner look. I gave him just enough so he would seem edgy yet still emit a manly essence.

Here's what I used:

-monistat anti-chafing relief gel
-cinema secrets foundation
-graftobian powder
-elf bronzer


-ELF clear mascara
-eye kohl in smolder
-carbon e/s
-blond/ash eyebrow pencil

And of course, a before and after. You have to admit, he look so much cooler with makeup! ;)


Wes said...

Great job! To be able to work w/ both men and women is definitely an advantage.

xoxo Jaimie said...

I am SO glad you posted that! Yesterday I was talking to some possible models and I had some guys on the list and my sister looked at me like I was crazy. I was like no, guys need make up too! Diverse portfolio!I'mma show her this post lol

Sharon Rose said...

What an excellent job you've done!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

wes: yah i'm definitely going to be trying to get more guys to let me paint them up, lol

jaimie: lol fa real? yah i think it's cuz of the stigma of guys wearing makeup...they got some undereye circles too!

sharon rose: thx sweety! so glad i found your blog!

Nic Nic said...

Hi Ren Ren!

Thanks for commenting.. I have a confession.. I've been lurking for a while now.. Just didn't have the guts to comment - im so sorry!!

I remember seeing your Fafi look, i thought it was amazing! You're doing an awesome job as a makeup artist! Thank you for adding me, I'm gonna add you back on my blog roll too!

dianatan said...

hi dear renren! great job! you got me, im a lurker of your blog, im loving your fresh green mix post.. from now on, will regularly post comments.. lol

CoutureCarrie said...

It is tres cool to see such an amazing makeup transformation on a guy - Nick looks great. The hoodie and eyes are totally bad-ass!
Thanks for adding me, darling - I have started a new blogroll called "Beauty Gurus" and you are on the list!


yummy411 said...

awesome job! i did a similar hip hop rock themed guy. not as many pics and a girl prop, but the guy wanted some makeup. i'll have to show you. are you on model mayhem?

yummy411 said...

oh and i asked my dad if i could try makeup on him as 'an average joe' and not model lol

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

great job. i agree, he looks cooler with makeup. watching your portfolio grow is truly awesome. :)

alien man?! said...

wow, i would have been a bit intimidated to do a man's makeup but you did an impeccable job, Ren!

i'm sooo impressed by how much work you're raking in :D

Tracy said...

you are so talented! great job! i agree that a lot of people forget that men in the industry also need makeup. the other day, i saw a guy at cinema secrets looking for some concealer. i didn't recognize who he was, but i'm thinking he was an actor or something. he wasn't tall enough to look like a model. :D

xppinkx said...

he does look cooler with makeup!!!

he looks like my sisters roomate!!!!..he wakes and bakes every day every night...

and the picture of ythe rocker dude with half shut eyes is a dead knocker!!!

i love guys who rock eye liner...just not asian dudes!

LadyJane said...

That's awesome! It's my dream to do what you do one day. It must be exciting to meet new people and make them look and feel good. Nick definitely looks cooler in the after pic :)

xoxo Jaimie said...

don't forget to check out my contest, Ren

ChyiX2 said...

Oh wow! We def looks more edgy and rock'n'roll on his "after" shots. Btw... don't know if you got this tag but here it is again. Tag,you're it!