The House of Nines Lookbook A/W 2013

urlHello beautiful makeup lovers!

As some of you may or may not know I took the jump and moved to big, bad London a few months ago. I did this so that I could focus on getting my makeup artist career headed for bigger things…in particular, LFW. Becoming a successful makeup artist is certainly not something that happens overnight and takes a lot of self motivation, hard work ( a lot of this is unpaid) and long hours. Its is completely and utterly worth it though when you can do a job that you LOVE. How many people can honestly say that they love their job??

Moving to London has been like starting at square one again, I had no contacts and no one knew of me……. So, the last few months have consisted of me searching everyday online for work so that I could begin networking here in London. Its not been easy but it is finally starting to pay off with the help of a few recommendations- word of mouth if my best friend. One of the most exciting shoots recently was for a front cover of Flawless Women Magazine. MY FIRST FRONT COVER!! My next step is to find an agency to represent me, I have just finished putting together my portfolio and emailing a few agencies to set up a meet……fingers crossed.

Anyway, enough of my rambling on!!! One of the photoshoots that I have done since moving to London was with 2 very talented designers who set up, The House of Nines. The photoshoot was for their A/W lookbook and since The House of Nines had recently shown in LFW Collections I was really excited to get the chance to work with them. Here is a small bit about them-

‘The House of Nines ensures superior quality in the architecture and execution of its every piece. House creators Ross Paul Keenan and Shamrez Marawat challenge the perception of British Menswear to arrive at a long-awaited rebirth of the form. Industrial landscapes inform sharply engineered silhouettes and muted tones.’

Some photos from the lookbook-

Photography: Duncan Telford
Make up: Fiona Henderson
Model: Louis Yearwood @ D1 Models

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Well, thats all for now. I shall continue to keep you updated…..watch this space. Let me know if you would like to know how and what products I used to create this look.

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Bright Pigment Photoshoot!

Good day makeup lovers!

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Whilst in NYC I did a photoshoot involving blue and red MAC pigment. This was a very experimental shoot as I had no idea how I was going to achieve the effect I wanted with the pigment. We all had such a fun time blowing, flicking, tapping and brushing on the pigment to end up with the final outcome, which included an extremely messy bathroom. *NOTE* MAC pigment dyes the grout in between tiles on a bathroom floor. whoops! I am sure you can see from this photo how much fun we all had, a lot of ‘smyzing’ (I have no idea how you spell this, but Tyra is always mentioning it) and laughs. I imagine the photo above depicts a couple who have had a fight with some paint, or as suggested to me- a blue pen! Issac, Kate and Atim were all star models on the day considering I was being so experimental with the pigments.

The photos turned out just how I imagined with the help of my amazing photographer- Jessica Lin- and I thought that I would share them with you.

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Kate

The makeup underneath the pigments was kept very natural and fresh by using Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer and HD Foundation. A light dusting of Laura Mercier Universal Invisible Powder was used to ensure the flawless base remained in place and also to combat any shine. Touche Eclat by Yves Saint Laurent was used under the eye area, around the nose and corners of the mouth.  MAC ‘Brule’ eyeshadow was applied to the eyelids and Urban Decay ‘Naked’ eyeshadow was blended into the crease line for added definition. MAC cream highlighter in ‘Pearl’ was applied under the brow bone and the brows were defined with Benefit Brow Zings. No eyeliner was used just a coat of Victoria Secrets FX Voluptuous Mascara to finish off the look. HD blush #14 was blended into the apples of the cheeks for a fresh, natural look and a small amount of foundation was applied to the lips for a natural, nude look.

Atim

For Atim’s makeup I used Make Up Forever Camouflage Palette 4 and a small amount of HD primer to mix a perfect colour to match her skin tone. Since Atim already had such amazing skin I merely covered any blemishes and left the rest of her skin natural. Using Benefit MoonBeam I highlighted the higher planes of Atim’s face so that the light would catch on these. I used Inglot #395 pearl eyeshadow to highlight the inner corner of her eye to create a bright eyed and fresh look. A coat of Victoria Secrets FX Voluptuous Mascara was also applied. For Atim’s lips I really wanted them to match the red pigment on her face so after applying Make Up Forever red lipstick I dabbed on the MAC red pigment for a gorgeous, matte lip. So jealous of Atim’s amazing lips!!

Issac is gifted and has one of the most symmetrical faces that I have ever worked with! From looking at the photos you would think that I evened out his skin tone but, no, he natural looks that amazing! I just applied pigment to his face, shoulders and chest.

Check out that symmetry…… WOWZERS!

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Well I am away to South Africa in just over two weeks time to explore Cape Town all the way to Durban and then heading to Tanzania…..super excited now! Make sure you subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss out on my travels and makeup tutorials from around the world. Here is my newest one brought to you from England- ‘English Rose’ makeup.

Love and colourful makeup

Fiona xxx