I kicked off my "weekend" (in my industry, that's the big work days) by working on a photo shoot with Ben Britt. Friday I went to his studio with my kit to do a smokey beauty look on our model Jennica. She was to play a chandelier so - as you can see in the behind-the-scenes photo - we were dangling her in front of a green screen. That allowed Ben in post to put her wherever. In studio, however, we were having our own adventures.
I love this behind the scenes shot because it shows how there's so much more to photo shoots - even screened conceptual ones - than people realize. My head is up the skirt behind her as I'm helping to be sure she stays comfortable in costume. Those were lit candles around the base so we all had to be careful from accidentally setting our own hair on fire in the process.
Once we would adjust and get her ready, the guys would roll out what she was standing on and she hung there, holding onto a chain hanging from a beam above her.
Our model - Jennica - was quite the trooper and really hung in there (HAHAHA!) - Good times!
It was Hockey Fights Cancer night and the Dallas Stars were playing the Florida Panthers here in Dallas. Anyone who's known me more than a few minutes knows that my Stars are a strong part of my life. Heck - the hat I shoot in has been my shooting hat since 2007 and it's a Stars hat. I love my team
But I digress...
We all came in various shades of pink and talked with each other - swapping stories and tips - and hugging and getting to know one another.
You can see some more videos on the Dallas Stars website (CLICKY) about it.
While the Stars had a rough go on the ice (hey - they had been rolling through a great road trip) in that game-watching party of "breasties", we all left feeling like winners.
I will always treasure that night.
I was able to grab up quite the haul from Sephora and I've been swatching like a crazy person. If you follow me on Instagram, you have been watching many of those pictures come in.
I am having a great time playing with these goodies and there will be many more adventures with them to come. First impression though:
Can I just move in over at Too Faced?
Seriously. I want to lie under the desks of the art department and listen in on their packaging meetings. Who is over there deciding to create die cut dollhouses for palettes? Whoever it is, I want to kiss them. I LOVE great design work and this new Le Grande Palais palette is so pretty I almost hated opening it... almost.
I started swatching pretty quickly. You can see one of the images on the right, there. Those are the colorful glitters in the palette. This could come in really handy for some holiday party looks.
If you follow me on Instagram, you'll see more swatching, there.
The matte ones didn't swatch well and I was a little bummed out until I used them to touch up my eyes before going to dinner and I was much more happy with the results.
I am super glad to get another primer and to get a melted was awesome, too. It's really stacked as a kit and it's just less than $60 for this much goodness. Naturally, the makeup is in my bathroom. The pretty box? That's now on my desk.