Friday, 25 February 2011

Blast from the Past

One style of makeup that I want to explore more is the 1920s. I love the dark eyes and lips, the soft seductiveness of the makeup, and the overall feel from the era of prohibition. I had the luxury to do my own version of a 1920's makeup in a past photo shoot, and looking back at the photos it really makes me want to work with that decade even more!



On the lips I used one of my favorite dark lip colors "Cyber" by MAC. My model looked fantastic with the smokey eye, and definitely pulled it off! The trickiest part of the 1920s were the thin dark brows, but I was lucky that my model had light colored hair!



Check back soon for my next take on the 1920s makeup styles, which I hope to do within the next month or two!

Jordan Jeffrey is a Canadian makeup artist who believes everything that can be conceived of can be created. She can be contacted at jordanj.moore@gmail.com or jojeffrey.blogspot.com

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

High Flying Fashion

I must admit I have always been obsessed with superheroes. So when given the opportunity to create a look where the only boundary was to make it "eye focused" I immediately thought of a high-fashion superhero. My model was perfect for the look, and her statuesque frame pulled off exactly the feel I wanted.




The eyes and "mask" were all done in blended shadows, using red and black from a large "Artistik" palette. I used a liquid liner around the eyes, and false lashes to pull it all together.

The skin used Benefit High Beam for a highlighter, and MAC Lipglass for gloss. The finished look was topped off by a deep contour under the cheekbones to bring out the strength in my model's features.



This look is still one of my favorites, as it combines two of my favorite things: makeup and superheroes!


Jordan Jeffrey is a Canadian makeup artist who believes everything that can be conceived of can be created. She can be contacted at jordanj.moore@gmail.com or jojeffrey.blogspot.com

Friday, 18 February 2011

Meeting Howard Berger!

At Blanche MacDonald it was an amazing day on Wednesday! We had a surprise visit from Makeup Artist and Oscar winner Howard Berger. Howard stopped by the Blanche MacDonald Center to visit, and gave a short demonstration and talk on both makeup application and working in the TV and Film industry. Howard Berger won in the Best Makeup category with Tami Lane for their work on the Chronicles of Narnia in 2005.

Howard Berger and Tami Lane

Our class at Blanche got the chance to get our picture taken, watch him do bloody special effects applications, and hear all about upcoming films. We were amazed by his credits list, which can be found here on IMDB.

My class at the Blanche MacDonald Center in Vancouver, BC. We were just starting to paint on animal transformations when we were happily interrupted!


It was absolutely amazing to hear him speak, especially since he just got back from the London IMATS. Best surprise visit we have had at the school!




Jordan Jeffrey is a Canadian makeup artist who believes everything that can be conceived of can be created. She can be contacted at jordanj.moore@gmail.com or jojeffrey.blogspot.com

Thursday, 17 February 2011

She wants to be a real girl!

I love taking inspiration from different places. This piece, which was my first full body airbrushing work, was inspired by Pinocchio, 1950's pinups, and my best friend.




The concept behind this piece was to have a wooden doll painting herself to life. The poses and personality I took from 1950's Vargas girls, with their sexy innocence. The wooden effect was the hardest part, and I am extremely proud of how it turned out. The only thing I would have changed is I would have emphasized the highlight and shadow of the painted flesh effect. Something I learned for next time!






Jordan Jeffrey is a Canadian makeup artist who believes everything that can be conceived of can be created. She can be contacted at jordanj.moore@gmail.com or jojeffrey.blogspot.com