Sweet Sensation – Candy Studio shoot
I received a call asking for a makeup artist to attend a job and the theme was sweets, so naturally I volunteered. When I received the Call Sheet and reference the shoot sounded a lot of fun and a chance to exercise some of my creative licence. I am always up for a challenge and I had to use more than just makeup to achieve the client’s desired look, so there was only one thing for it…. shopping!
For inspiration on the look I wanted I went to a sweet shop, you know the type, one of those that sells all the favourites in old fashioned jars. As I glanced around the room looking at all the different candy I loved how all the vibrant colours of the sweets looked next to each other on the shelves. Then my eyes caught sight of the lollipops – and I had an idea. I bought some small cake decorations, sprinkles and some lollipops.
When I arrived at the Sane Seven photograph studio in Liverpool city centre I could see an array of neon coloured wigs to choose from. I met with the model, Anastasiya who had piercing blue eyes. Time for a bit of colour theory. I wanted to make this shoot as vibrant and colourful as it could be. So I opted for an orangey yellow eye shadow to enhance her already blue eyes. Colours can set a mood, attract attention or make a statement. You can use colours to energise or to cool down. By selecting the right colour scheme you can convey an image of playfulness. Colour can be your most powerful design element if you learn how to use it
effectively. Being able to use colours, consciously and harmoniously can help you create spectacular results. Colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel are considered to be complimentary colours. So therefore as the model had blue eyes I chose the opposite colour (see colour wheel right) orange/yellow.
These work great when you want something to stand out and get noticed. I tried out different looks and wigs on the model who playfully posed with the sweets. I decided to change the lip on each look. I did this by using lipgloss as a glue for the sweets which were pressed against the lips, much easier to take off than actual glue! My favourite look of the day was the image with the 2 lollipops and sprinkles on the lips, which was created from inspiration during my visit to the sweet shop and of course at the end of the day we got to eat all the props.