Friday, January 2, 2009

Trash the Dress Shoot: Arba

Hi Bellas,

This is my third Trash the Dress Shoot with the Atlanta Wedding Photographer Association. These shoots are a lot of work beginning with makeup around 11am and then a multi-location shoot outdoors. I follow around the crew to touch up and we usually end about 6pm. Now that Winter has approached these shoots have been placed on hold. It gives me time to recover from all the bug bites I get on the shoots!

The model was actually wearing a borrowed dress from a boutique so we couldn't really "trash the dress". Instead, we placed her in unique outdoor settings to contrast the beauty of the dress with the roughness of the outdoors. In terms of makeup, I decided to go for a lilac themed eye since that was the model's favorite color. I really worked hard on her skin. I used the Electro Lipstick trick to conceal her stubborn undereye circles...it worked!

Here's What I Used (All MAC unless otherwise specified):

EYES
-soft ochre paint pot
-beautiful iris e/s (1/3 of inner lid)
-tempting e/s (middle of lid and above crease)
-shadowy lady e/s (outer v)
-shroom e/s (highlight)
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in blackest black
-smolder eye kohl
-Ardell demi wispies
-spiked brow pencil
-embark e/s (brows)

FACE
-cinema secrets foundation
-electro lipstick (as an orange neutralizer)
-graftobian powder
-definitive sculpting powder
-housewine blush
-light flush msf

LIPS
-chesnut lip liner
-viva glamV lipstick

Photos courtesy of Allan Levene Photography and MMFotography.



















Check me out in Action...The model appears super tall because she is standing on a stool!


And of course, a before and after!


Till next time, Ciao Bellas!

21 comments:

Amina said...

wow!!!
beautiful beautiful beautiful!!
she's goorgeous!
i loove the pictures!!
ren, you know you'll do my make up if i ever get married,right???
happy new year

SlvrGrndM99 said...

That is just beautiful! I can't believe the difference! She doesn't even look like a model, before! You're such an inspiration!

mina said...

The before & after pics look like different people! Great job. Happy New Year!!!

Justme said...

Beautiful. The shoot looks like a blast and you had a gorgeous model.

Sonya's Lounge said...

Nice work. You have a nice butt Ren Ren ;)

lcx429 said...

wow you did a great job she looks beautiful!i love everything you do!!!

Nu Nu Doll said...

Great job girl! <33

Le Midget said...

owww look at that bootay!

haha sorry so off topic.

Princess Zmunda said...

Wow..you did a great job, she looks fantastic. I don't see how anyone could NOT want to wear makeup...its like stepping into a pair of beautiful shoes...you just gotta do it!

Kimberly Tia said...

wow kick ASSSSSSSS

i love the whole trash the dress shoots... so great.

i love your "action shot"

Fei said...

Keep bustin' out great looks this year! Happy new one!

alien man?! said...

I love seeing your works and I esp love that pic of you in action. Happy New Year, RenRen!!

Askmewhats said...

I love the shot of you and the model! I love to see you "at work" :) Great job :) Have a great 2009! I'm sure there will be more shoots and gigs :) God bless girl!

Toma said...

The pic with the cigar is my favorite! Beautiful job with the eye makeup!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous work, RR! Adore that before & after shot, and the seated pose. Purple shadow = love!

xoxox,
CC

Tahnee said...

Wow! Love the before and After!

P.S. I recently came across your vids on youtube and love watching the tutorials! And im Filipino too! So represent!! :D haha!

URY said...

Great job!

iamgrape1119 said...

WOW!! You did an AMAZING job!! She looked flawless!

Tina Marie Online said...

I love the concept of the roof outdoors & the elegant dress. So beautiful. I love her makeup!

spankedelic said...

yes, maam. you sure did tell me not to get wasted. lol. it was a last minute thing. hehe. what kinda primer are you using now. did you try mufe? if so, do you like it? i think i'm just so used to the smashbox one!

Girl with Curl said...

Your makeovers are always amazing.