In this lesson we were given the opportunity to experiment with using supra colour and wet eye shadow. We were given images for inspiration and had to come up with a couple of quick and fun looks with each product.
Mad Max – Charlize Theron
For my first look I used supra colour and I was inspired by Charlize Theron’s look from Mad Max. I wanted to use supra colour for this look to create the same shine that Charlize has on her forehead and I knew that supra colour would give me that same wet look and I brushed it into her hair line so that there were no harsh lines. I was inspired by the black on her forehead, but I made mine a lot more dense and perfected and then dragged it down her nose and temples. I thought that it looked too top heavy with it just being on her forehead so I added a black contour on her cheek bones to balance it out and to give her the same muddy and messy look, I used small brush stokes to blend it out, given an uneven look. I also added black under her eyes and in her waterline to make her eyes stand out. I really enjoyed using the supra colour because it blended very easily, the pigmentation was very high and it gave a beautiful glossy finish. One thing that could be problematic with different looks is that it doesn’t set, so it can be smudges and transferred easily.
Blade Runner – Pris
This look was inspired by the dark colouring across the eyes and the messy, punk rock look. I applied a layer of green wet eye shadow across her eyes, let it dry, and then asked the model to scrunch up her face and then applied a layer of black over that; this meant that the black colour didn’t reach the skin that was scrunched up and so left it green. In some of the images I found of Pris, so had a colour surrounding the black and so this was how I wanted to incorporate colour into my design. I blended out the top and bottom of this look with fanned out brush stroked, to represent the very corse, straight ends of Pris’ hair. I had not used wet eye shadow before, other than just on the eye lids, and I found that you had to work very quickly otherwise the product would set and be very difficult to blend. I also found that the pigmentation of the colours weren’t very strong and even when I only used a bit of water they still looked very weak and watery. A positive about this method is that the product sets and dry quickly so there is no transfer, meaning you can easily layer products and get a matte finish. I’m not sure if this was because of the eye shadows I was using, but I think this was my least favourite product to use compared to aqua colour and supra colour as it is not as easily manipulated and not as pigmented.