Category Archives: Fashion

Makeup from cosmetic company event. Makeup artist Naomi Mckeever

I found these behind the scenes photos of makeup I did for a cosmetic company a few years ago. Hair by my good friend Natalie Mitchell who's touring doing wig dressing for the theater production Oliver. I used all MAC products.

Makeup event / Hair Natalie Mitchell / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Makeup event / Hair Natalie Mitchell / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Me doing the models makeup, I was a fan of fake tan, lol

Me doing the models makeup, I was a fan of fake tan, lol

Behind the scenes of makeup event / MUA Naomi Mckeever

Behind the scenes of makeup event / MUA Naomi Mckeever

 

 

 

My makeup for ooh la latex shoot. Photographer Julian M Kilsby. Part 1

Here are a few photo's from a shoot I did the makeup for designer ooh la latex, photographer Julian M Kilsby, model is the lovely Jodi Lakin.

The outfits designed specifically for the shoot.

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Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever

Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever

Photographer Julian M Kilsby, designer ooh la latex, model Jodi Lakin & MUA Naomi Mckeever

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My ProChart for when I did Rita Ora’s makeup.

 

In this blog post I thought I'd upload the ProChart I designed for doing Rita Ora's makeup for a preformance. I wanted to show the products and technics I used to create the ProChart.

The ProCharts use textured, recycled paper so you can apply makeup straight to them to design your look.

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Fashion Show for Royston and Blythe.

MUA Naomi Mckeever / Key makeup artist Danni Smith

 

Here are some backstage photo's of my makeup from the Royston and Blythe fashion show. The Key makeup artist who designed the looks was the lovely Danni Smith, it was great to be part of her team; thought her looks were beautiful.

 

MUA Naomi Mckeever / Key makeup artist Danni Smith

MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

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MUA- Naomi Mckeever / Key Danni Smith

 

 

 

Pixie Geldof for the British fashion awards, with a list of the MAC products I used.

I found some old images from when I did makeup on Pixie Geldof for the British fashion awards in 2009. She wanted a slightly vampy look, with a 90s influence.

Pixie Geldof at the British fashion awards / MUA- Naomi Mckeever / image from exposay.com

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My lesson for the talented students at Swindon college.

I had a great day teaching at Swindon college. The day was focused on fashion make-up. Starting by discussing my background in Fine art and a powerpoint presentation of my portfolio going through what I did to create each look.

I gave a demo then held a workshop so they could do make-up on each other.

 

MUA Naomi Mckeever / demo for Swindon college.

For their main makeup workshop I wanted them to get an idea of what you do as the key make-up artist on a catwalk show; for this the key make-up artist works with the designer and key hair stylist to take inspiration from the collection. I acted as the fashion designer explaining my inspiration, which was the painter Paul Gauguin.

 

Paul Gauguin / Inspiration for students workshop.

 

Paul Gauguin / Inspiration for students workshop.

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Shoot with photographer Julian M Kilsby. Including products recommendations, part 3.

This is the final part of my post on the shoot I had with Julian M Kilsby and Model Integra Fairbrook, using clothes from Designer Ooh la Latex.

Look 3

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Make-up look 3

For this final look I wanted to keep the colour palette monochromatic. I used MAC pro cream colour base in Pink Shock on the eyes, brows, cheeks and lips.

I began by blending  C.C.B Pink Shock all over the lid, then lining all around the eye with black eye liner. I find when working with pink on the eyes adding a black liner in the waterline stops them looking bloodshot.

To create the brow I sketched in the shape with MAC magenta lip liner, then pulling the C.C.B Pink Shock through with an angel brush.

On the cheeks I wanted just a kiss of the same C.C.B Pink Shock, for this get a stippling brush and a very small amount of product buff across the checks. I used pearl C.C.B on the high points of Integra's face.

I used MAC magenta lip liner on the lips with C.C.B Pink Shock over the top.

 

I enjoyed every aspect of the day, Julian and Integra Fairbrook were both so inspiring to work with. It was easy to collaborate with Julian as he's got a kind nature and open to ideas, I'm really looking forward to our next shoot.

Shoot with photographer Julian M Kilsby. Including products recommendations, part 2.

This is post two of a three part blog on the shoot I had with Julian M Kilsby and Model Integra Fairbrook, using clothes from Designer Ooh la Latex.

Look 2

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Makeup look 2

The look has developed from the first photo's in this blog, where Julian used  moody lighting through to the later pictures which used a lighter lighting set up. I started with olive tones on the eyes then deepened using similar shades but altering the shape of the eye.

 

Face-

  • Heat up the MAC Face & body foundation by massaging it in between the palms of your hand, this will make the product thicker and give more coverage.
  • Use MAC Studio finish concealer where needed.
  • Set with translucent finishing powder.
  • I contoured from the top of the ear to the corner of the mouth with Strada blush.

(For tip's on preparing the skin click on this link - http://www.naomimckeever.com/archives/59 )

 

Eyes-

  • For Integra's eyes I used MAC pro paint sticks in Landscape Green and Black Black, they are great to use as they are highly pigmented with a creamy consistency.
  • I set the paint stick with a deep olive pigment, MAC antique green.
  • Finish with MAC feline eye pencil in the waterline.

 

Lips-

  • The rich burgundy lipstick was Media with clear lipglass to finish.

 

In the final post I will cover the next look I did on the same shoot with Julian, so please come back to visit my site for more tips.

Shoot with photographer Julian M Kilsby. Including products recommendations, part 1.

In this blog I will cover the key products I used for the first look on the fashion shoot.

I had the pleasure of working with the incredible Birmingham based photographer Julian M Kilsby. His work has maximum impact with bold saturated colours and an extremely creative use of lighting.  The model was Integra Fairbrook, who has a striking combination of innocent beauty and power. She is Agency represented, and internationally published.

Look 1

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

 

Photographer- © 2011 of Julian M Kilsby Copyright / Model- Integra Fairbrook / Designer- Ooh la Latex / MUA- Naomi Mckeever

Make-up look 1

For the first look I kept the eyes more natural, making the lips the key focus. I chose a lip colour which complemented the outfit.

Face-

Heat up the Face & body foundation by massaging it in between the palms of your hand, this will make the product thicker and give more coverage.

Use Studio finish concealer where needed.

Set with translucent finishing powder.

I contoured with Strada blush.

(For tip's on preparing the skin click on this link - http://www.naomimckeever.com/archives/59 )

 

Eyes-

Blend Quite natural paint pot all around the eyes for definition, also this cream eye shadow is water resistant so really helps with getting the eye shadow to last .

Graphblack- liner to frame they eyes.

 

Lips-

With the lips I started by sketching around the outer edges with a dark lip liner called MAC Night Moth, shading more on the inside corners of the lips.

Then used a matt red lipstick called MAC Russian red, which is rumoured to be Dita Von Tease' favourite.

Lastly pressing MAC Pro pigment in basic red, to give the lip an ultra matt, velvet, rose petal like finish.

 

This is the first section in a three part post, in the next part I will cover the next look, from same shoot with Julian, so please come back to visit my site for more tips.

 

Inspiration – Photographer Steven Meisel

Steven Meisel is an extremely successful and talented fashion photographer. His work is regularly featured in US Vogue and, my favourite, Vogue Italia. In this post I've chosen a selection of his images. I have also included a clip of one of the Prada adverts he worked on, which I love; if only I could live in that world with their clothes and cars.

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Vogue Patterns - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Viktoriya Sasonkina - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from trendland.com

Killer Vogue - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from photographyoffice.com

Killer Vogue - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from photographyoffice.com

Killer Vogue - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from photographyoffice.com

Italian Vogue Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from buamai.com

Couture Magic by Steven Meisel. Image from ru-glamour.livejournal.com

Couture Magic by Steven Meisel. Image from ru-glamour.livejournal.com

Couture Magic by Steven Meisel. Image from ru-glamour.livejournal.com

Make love not war. Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from www.mymodernmet.com

Make love not war. Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from www.mymodernmet.com

Make love not war. Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from www.mymodernmet.com

Madonna Vuitton ad - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from nitrolicious.com

Madonna for Vogue Italia, 1991 - Photographer Steven Meisel. Image from fashionsmostwanted.blogspot.co.uk