I won't even bother telling you about the boy. Making up a guy is BORING. All you do is apply foundation (to even out the skin tone), concealer (to hide flaws), and contouring stuff (to shape the face). So basically what you have to do is give him an even sun-kissed look and define his facial angles.
Making up an elderly woman however is an entirely different story. You have so many challenges to overcome: droopy eyes, lines, wrinkles, and skin that's not as firm as we'd like. When my model took a seat, I wasn't really sure if I could make a difference.
I applied what Sir Jeave (our instructor) taught us during the lecture. I started by shaving stray hairs on her brow area.
Here are some tips when making up elderly women:
- Use warm colors to give her well, warmth and a lively glow.
- Use creamy foundation as mature skin is usually drier than normal.
- Avoid pink toned blush as it will never look age-appropriate. Peach is the way to go for this age group.
- Stick to neutral warm tones when doing the eyes (actually cheeks and lips too).
- Graftobian Foundation Warm Palette
- Sanford Eyebrow Pencil
- Elf Natural Eyeshadow Palette (used brown, bronze, and gold)
- Maybelline The Magnum VolumExpress Waterproof Mascara
- Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Murano
- Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in Blushed/Bronzed
- Avon Ultra Color Rich Mega Impact Lipstick in Brilliant Brown
- False eyelashes and Nichido Eyelash Adhesive
It felt great to make someone so happy!
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