Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fashion Show Smokey Eyes

Hi Bellas,

I wanted to share some shots of a charity fashion show I worked on several weeks ago.  I'm finally getting around to the pictures.  The look was an intense smokey eye and nude lip.

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One of my good friends Karla, asked me to lead the makeup on the event.  Her parents founded an organization, The Children's Integrity Fund, that completely supports a public school in Jamaica.  All of the proceeds go to provide teachers' salaries, supplies and much more for a lucky group of children in Jamaica.  Here in Atlanta, I get a lot of requests to do fashion shows for "free advertising".  I think it's good for those who are trying to build experience, but after a while you should choose wisely as your kit and time is worth a lot.  However, when it's for a friend and a good cause, I decided to donate my services to the event.  The hall that was rented was packed and they raised a lot of money for the cause.

Check out some of the pics!

Here's a shot of me during a break in the gig.  I'm rocking colors from the Graftobian FantasEyes #2 Palette.
I always love to see shots of others' kits...here's mine for the event!  I knew there were about 8 ladies...all women of color.  Each would get a dark, smokey eye and nude lip.  It's good to get direction before you get a show so you can adequately prepare and pack what's necessary.
I love my makeup chair!  It's lightweight, comes with a carrying case, and is wider than most.  I've been meaning to re-film a video on it because the first one was so bad I didn't even show it.  I'll get around to it!
My girl Karla after I made her over.  I didn't get a chance to shoot a before picture, but here's the after.
 Friends!
Another model and friend of Karla...she was truly one of the nicest people I've ever met.  Funnily enough, she was good friends from one of my friends in college that I haven't seen in forever.  She even called her for me so I could chat.  I only had about 15 minutes to do her, but her skin and brows were great and she was so easy to do!
 
Another model...she had gorgeous, dark toned skin.  I warmed up her skin a little bit with color correcting foundations.
Karla's younger sister also modeled...can you believe she's only 14!
Group shot of some of the models and helpers.

Here's a tip for you aspiring makeup artists out there.  Buy a small, portable alarm clock.  I purchased one for under $5 at CVS.  Keep it on your table while you do makeovers so you can keep track of time!  When it comes to fashion shows, it's great to be able to glance at the clock to make sure you're on schedule.  That's all for now folks, ciao bellas!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

16 comments:

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

wow gorgeous! Very nice job.

Vixxan said...

They all look beautiful. Good job!!!

Tysh said...

They all lookgreat Ren, thanks for the tip.

DANA said...

So Glowy!! Lovely Lovely!!

MakeupByRenRen said...

thanks guys!

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jackeetm said...

Wow...those girls are all so gorgeous! Good job!

Shades Professional Makeup said...

I love the all white/ natural concept on my fellow sistas. It's refreshing!

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MMM said...

I love the looks, could you give a run down on what you used?

Roxy said...

you're such an amazing make up artist! <3

Liana said...

wow great job! those girls look beautiful! :)

Khymm (Shopcoholic) said...

good job! they all look pretty!

kimmydadiva said...

All the models look amazing. I would love to know where you pruchased your makeup chair, if your are willing to share pls. Did a fashion show recently and had an excruciating back pain the day after. I would love to invest in a makeup chair but, any suggestions

Mary Harris said...

All of them look gorgeous! I love reading your makeup blog because you always post the most wonderful looks on dark skinned women.

Could you recommend a good drugstore brand eyeshadow for creating a smokey eye like what you did here? I'm on a budget and I'd hate to waste money on a product that won't work for my skin tone.

Monifa said...

Lovin it!!! They all look gorgeous. RenRen I appreciate that you show all women of color in your tutorials and pics. It always good to she girls that look like me in looks that I am scared to try. Keep up the good work!!!

Ashlee said...

Where did you get your chair from that is what I have been looking for.