Sunday, December 2, 2007

Shades Of U Contest: Holiday Look # 16 From Carmel

To cap off our holiday look contest, our last entry is from Carmel, a makeup artist from Quezon City, Philippines, who created a breathtaking look using shimmery metallics in gold and blue hues that is unmistakably holiday in every way. I loved how she picked shades of blue and metallic gold that truly showcase the gorgeous, rich skintone of her model, and how it enhanced the beauty of her expressive eyes. The artistic shots all the more enhanced the wonderful colors of the season in both the model's face and attire. Carmel truly knows how to work magic with colors, textures and light to capture the essence and beauty of the holiday season. I am truly amazed. The whole look, from the makeup to the attire to the photography to the lighting, shows how well thought of the concept was, and how diligent the artist was in executing the concept in her mind.

Here's Carmel's description of her holiday look:

Just as a backgrounder, this look is "holiday" for me since the colors I used are bright, intense with some shining shimmering splendor. And can't have a holiday look without some gold but fused in with blue instead of the traditional greens or reds.







FACE Products>

Mac Studio Fix Fluid mix
Mac Studio Fix Powder NC40
Mac Blot Medium
MUFE Compact Modellers for contouring
MUFE Concealer Palette
Tools>
Mac 190
Mac 150
Mac 188
Mac 194
latex wedge sponge


Eyes Products>

Mac Cream base Luna
Mac e/s Electric Eel
Mac e/s Juiced
Mac Ricepaper
BE True Gold (in lieu of Uppity fluidline :))
BE Eyeliner Sealer
Nars Brow Liner Ipanema
Avon Brow Powder Brown
Maybelline Sky High Curves Mascara
Tools>
Mac 213
Mac 217
Mac 223
Mac 269
Mac 219
Beauty Bar Fine Liner Brush
Mascara wand

Cheeks Product>

Mac Blush Mocha
Tools>
Mac 116

Lips Products>

Mac l/s Blankety
Smashbox Lip liner Media 46
Prescriptives l/g Dreamer
Tools>
Mac212 (yes, that's what I use for lipstick application :)

Kudos, Carmel; I truly love your work.

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