Creating period hair and makeup for film or television is a skill. There are many things to consider to ensure the design and application are right. These same things will… Read More »Creating Period Hair & Makeup – What To Think About
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1970s, giving you an idea of the popular colours, trends and styles throughout the decade.
A selection of hair and beauty adverts from the 1960s, giving an insight into the popular colours, styles and looks that were fashionable in the decade.
Makeup artists can work in various industries, including film, television, theatre, fashion, beauty, and retail. This post gives an overview of each of those industries. In particular, we look at… Read More »Where Makeup Artists Work & What They Do
This post is a guide to the makeup brushes used on the eyes, lips and brows. It includes brushes for blending eyeshadow, applying mascara, doing eyeliner and perfecting brows. We… Read More »A Guide to Makeup Brushes for Eyes, Brows & Lips
A makeup course can be expensive, especially the ones offered at private training schools. As well as tuition fees, you have to support yourself for the course’s duration – and… Read More »How to Choose a Foundation Makeup Course
A look at how to create temporary tattoos using stencils, transfers and makeup products that are good for creating that inked look.
In this post, we consider what to think about when creating tattoos for a TV, film or theatre production, as well as where to find design inspiration.
Skin – we are covered in it! It is the largest organ of our body and without it we would cease to be. Our skin provides us with lots of… Read More »Skin Deep: A Look at Our Skin Structure
Makeup foundation comes in many types of formulation, including liquids, creams and powders. Each type of formulation has a massive variety of colours, finishes and coverage. Some foundations can also… Read More »A Guide to Makeup Foundation Formulations
Here we look at women’s Edwardian hairstyles, from the fictional beauty of the Gibson Girl to the huge pompadours worn to support the enormous hats. We also look at hair… Read More »Women’s Edwardian Hairstyles: An Overview
A collection of black and white photographs from Edwardian Britain, showing people from all walks of life going about their daily chores and activities. Also included are some studio portraits of everyday people.
Casualty makeup effects are fun to create. It’s relatively easy to make something look realistic – with the right steps. Rushing in and banging on some blood or bruise gel… Read More »Creating Realistic Casualty Makeup Effects
A selection of Vogue magazine covers from the 1930s to the 1980s. It gives a glimpse into the ever-changing hair, makeup and clothing fashions for women.
Inspiration for vintage styles can be found in old photographs. Here are some from the 1920s showing people in different social circles.
A selection of photographs of British women taken in the 1930s, showing the hairstyles, looks and clothing worn during this era.
A guide to men’s military haircuts, including the flat top, high and tight, undercut, the Ivy League and crew cut.