Friday, 29 April 2011

M&M Photographie

I was so lucky this past weekend to work with an amazing team on a series of photos. Myself, Roger Hur from M&M Photographie, Jae Keun Jeong from Hair by Jae and the beautiful Kendra Anderson as our model created several looks that I am still stunned by.

We played with a few looks, starting with a basic beauty look. I love how natural the makeup turned out. I played on Kendra's natural beauty and amazing bone structure to make her skin glow. Key to this look was NARS multiple in "Cobacabana" as a highlighter on top of the cheekbones and a little down the nose.

  
The next look was so perfect for Kendra, as she is not only a talented actress, but also is part of a cabaret show! When I heard that I had to do a red lip on her, and glam her up a bit! Love the boa! One of my favorite red lipsticks is "Russian Red" from MAC, a lipstick I have found looks awesome on just about everyone.




The look translated so well to black and white I absolutely have to share that version as well!



As a final treat:


Kendra Anderson Photo Shoot - April 2011 from M&M Photographie on Vimeo.


Check back soon for more shots from this shoot, as well as my recent photo shoot with Sam Green of Samantha Green photography!!



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

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships

I had the awesome opportunity to work with Aimee Baker on her retro-hair photoshoot! The concept character was Helen of Troy, from the 1950s Warner Brother's Film. She created a modern interpretation of the character and asked me to do the makeup.



I airbrushed her skin all over the body in a light gold sheen. Aimee added a pre-built hair piece to the side of Alexa's (our model) hair and we worked some gold sheen through that as well.



The rest of the makeup was a little bit of 50s inspired technique, with a modern softness and the gold sheen over top. The overall look gave her a beautiful ethereal look while still keeping in mind the history of Helen of Troy.

"Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss."
-'Doctor Faustus', by Christopher Marlowe



Thank you Aimee and Alexa! I had a blast working with you!


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

Monday, 4 April 2011

Ethereal Beauty

It's been a long time since my last update! Luckily I have the best possible excuse for this: I have been busy working on photoshoots!

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to work with Dwayne Girvan at www.dgphoto.ca on a gothic themed beauty shoot.

One of my favorite looks from the shoot was one done on a really good friend of mine that I had worked with before. You may recognize her from my 1920s shoot and one of my beauty shots!





 The look was an updated retro look with the smallest amount of body art. The hearts add to the romantic and ethereal feel of the makeup, and my model was just made for glamour!



For this look I lined the upper lid, but only a basic mascara. The long false lashes on the bottom really open up her eyes, and make them pop. Red lips top off the look!


Thank you Dwayne and Taylor! So impressed with the work from Saturday! Keep in touch to see more shots upcoming from the shoot!

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