As a make-up designer and artist being innovative is key. Having had experiences in the industry and working within a creative team I have been able to gain a wide set of knowledge and skills to take with me into the fashion and creative industry. I have gained an understanding of knowing what products suit different skin types and skin tones.
Being a makeup artist I believe in enhancing the client’s natural skin and features, instead of concealing them completely so that the products used still look like skin. On social media we are made to believe that models and celebrities that many of us look up to have ‘perfect’ skin when in reality the photos have been edited to make the skin look smooth and have no texture. This is achievable with different skin types and conditions as long as the right products are used and the artist has knowledge on the skin type.
When studying Media Make-up in college I was extremely interested in learning about skin conditions/skin types, exploring the wide range of skin conditions. I have suffered with acne since I was 13 as well as eczema, I got bullied during secondary school and I turned to make-up as a way to cover my skin conditions so they wouldn't be as visible. From my own experience I gained knowledge of what products worked best for my skin conditions and was able to take this understanding further in my education.
When I started working with different artists many of them weren’t equipped for dryer skin types. During my time at University I modelled for some designers who of which didn’t have the right products for my eczema or acne, this was also due to not having been provided a wide range of skin care products within our kit which we had to purchase before our studies. As an artist I had to research and try different products for various different skin types and conditions.
”All The 4’s” aims to showcase the beauty of black hair and explore a wide range of black hair types. This project aims to educate the society on the different types of black hair, to do so I will be creating a coffee table book with the use of photography which will showcase black hair in its natural form. The Natural Hair Movement focuses on Black women encouraging them to love their natural hair characteristics and reminds women of colour they do not have to perform mainstream Eurocentric beauty ideals to be considered ‘beautiful’. I will be producing images featuring natural and styled afro hair including macro images to exhibit the several different curl patterns.