Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dead Body for Makeup Final

For my final in Film Makeup I had to do a dead body. My model was in a gang related shooting. I put exit/bullet hole wounds, fake tattoo, a sliced throat from a small razor and some beard stubble on him. You can't actually see it but he actually has a big ass track mark like Jared Leto in Requiem for a Dream. His body was kind of hard to work with also beacuse he had a bad ass farmers tan it was hard to mottle his skin and make him look dead not ashy on his tan skin. I wasn't too happy with the results because I knew I could have done better if I wasn't so damn nervous. He wasn't my initial model because my real model came about 40 mins late so I had to use my sisters bf  as my model and I was on a time crunch.

The blood I used was $18!!!! It came in a small little bottle and its a dark blood so its best for dried up looking blood thats been exposed to air for a long period of time. The Tattoos I used were about 4 dollars each and look reallllly real! I fooled many.The bullet wounds I missed one step in the painting stage and i fucked it up badly. That's when I started to get antsy and pissed off.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Q: How Do You Keep A Nice Tan?

A: I fake and bake! Yes its true I go to the tanning bed =( I usually go to the tanning bed a lot before a special event. Usually like two weeks before the event I would go at least 4 times. Just tanning in general I go to the beach a lot. I would sometimes go the tanning booth for the hell of it like once a month. I know there are people who are totally against tanning beds but this post will be for all the fake bakers out there!! TanningLotionSource.Com is retail tanning lotion website which sells just about every tanning lotion out there at a reasonable price. They have given me some samples to try out and I have decided to do some reviews of the different lotions I try out. I currently use Designer Skin Monarchy which is a 7x bronzer blend. It smells good and works quite well. There are times that I come out of the high powered 10 min beds using this lotion and I look "dirty" but its just the bronzer working its magic. Give it about an hour and your skin will go back to normal. That can happen to just about any lotion though. I think the most important thing I look for in a lotion is the smell and that it must have a bronzer. Tinglers tend to be too much for me. Sometimes it burns to the point where it itches!!!. Eekkk such a nasty feeling.

Each week I will review one lotion. I know its not the most accurate review because I'm using each lotion atleast once. A true review is if i used it for atleast a month and took a hiatus for a month so that my skin can go back to its original color and then switch to a nother lotion but I'm going to try my best to explain my experience with each lotion  =)

 Here we go...
Lotion: Take Olive Me by Swedish Beauty
Floral and perfumey/ smells goood =)
Type of lotion: Bronzer
Bed Type: 20 min orignal bed
This product makes me feel like I'm doing something good for my skin. "Take Olive Me" contains extract from the fruit and the leaves! I can tell that it really moisturizes my skin. One thing you notice about tanning a lot is that your skin can get easily dried out. Olive oil is a natural moisturizer and its already infused in the lotion which is a huge plus. I got a nice base tan. If your going to the tanning bed every week just to maintain a nice tan I suggest this lotion.