A smile is the best makeup that any girl can wear.
True... but makeup still seems so fun.
I have only ever had my makeup done professionally a couple times and each time was such a treat. It is such an art and watching the makeup artist work before a wedding I am shooting is always something I like to capture and admire.
For my own wedding I was too practical....I went to the Clinque counter before and had my makeup done and bought a few things she recommended....I still have that eye liner and shadow and I got married in 1994 so that sort of makes a statement on my makeup qualifications. I am not very exciting, I pretty much do the same thing everyday and it is done in less than five minutes normally. When I do try to attempt a smokey eye or other trend it typically doesn't go well. So I have my Arbonne faves that I stick to and the rest is generally from Shoppers Drug Mart. A couple shadows that look the same, two mascaras....waterproof and not, a few eyeliners, the much needed coverup for my tired eyes and some lip glosses
I am working on a recent wedding tonight and listening passionately to a current song obsession over and over. I had to stop and contemplate makeup after this first shot of the artist's palatte...it was so gorgeous. Not perfect or pristine....just loaded with colour and the opportunity to play.
Her canvas... the fresh face of a bride. What an honor to capture the transformation from naturally beautiful to wedding day sparkle.
I always get goosebumps watching people create....kids drawing, artisans at work, bakers kneading, handymen being handy, musicians sharing their song, people braiding hair, even excavators digging sometimes. I love the process, and watching the face and hands of the artist of that trade.
There is art in everything creative or transformative...let the work your hands do be your masterpiece for the moment.
Mine are busy clicking files and photoshop buttons. Although I would much rather be holding a brush in my studio I know I am doing exactly what I need to be doing for work at this time. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share what I see through my camera fine tuned by my imagination and the wonders of technology.