Monday, May 31, 2010

Ecliptica: 10 years in Fashion


I was approached by fellow makeup artist (and great friend) Javier Romero to see if I wanted to do makeup on Ecliptica's Fall 2010 show called "Ecliptica: 10 years in Fashion". When he asked me this all I could do was gasp and stare in shock. I'd seen their show last season and they were my favorite out of everyone at Puerto Rico's High Fashion Week so to be asked to work with them was an honor.


I was approached by fellow makeup artist (and great friend) Javier Romero to see if I wanted to do makeup on Ecliptica's Fall 2010 show called "Ecliptica: 10 years in Fashion". When he asked me this all I could do was gasp and stare in shock. I'd seen their show last season and they were my favorite out of everyone at Puerto Rico's High Fashion Week so to be asked to work with them was an honor.

They day of the fashion show I was so nervous, I mean this was a real fashion show with real, professional models. Javier called me and asked if I could stop by Sephora and get a gel liner from there because he only had 1 for all the models and it was getting a little hectic. Of course, I stopped at Sephora and got the liner. After wards I made my way to the show and got backstage. There most of the girls already had all their hair done and guess what? They were eating too! Whoever said models don't eat never met a Puerto Rican model haha! Javier told me to set myself up and so I did. The look he wanted for the show was youthful skin, dramatic purple gel liner and a hint of purple on the lips, it was all about the purple. I The first girl I did makeup on had the most amazing eyebrows I've ever seen, long, thick, arched eyebrows; just beautiful!

(Aren't her eyebrows gorgeous? Love them!

I did makeup on 4 of the models and what I did was really simple. First I applied MAC's Painterly paint pot all over the lid as a base and then I applied Jesse's Girls' Champagne eyeshadow to give a bit of a frost to the eyes. For the liner first I applied some Blacktrack Fluidline (MAC) and set it with black eyeshadow. Then came the fun part: LINER! The purple glitter iner looked stunning over the black, it was perfect. For the lips we simply put just a little bit of "Up the Amp" by MAC and some clear gloss.



Some of you know that I store most of my lipsticks in a pillbox, it's just more convenient this way. Everyone was amazed by the idea of it and wanted one for themselves. Even Mariana Vicente, Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2010 took a look at my kit and wanted to see the pillbox. She thought it was a great idea, she jokingly said "Hmm, see today is a Monday, so I'm wearing my Monday lipstick today. Today's Tuesday so I'm gonna wear my Tuesday lipstick. Today's Wednesday but it feels like a Friday so I'm gonna wear my Friday color!" She was so funny! =D

After all the girls had their makeup done then came the frenzy. They all had to change and get into shoes that were either too big or too small for them. The ones that had shoes that were too big stuffed them with paper towels! Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right? Some of the models started to sweat a bit from all the running around and changing so there we were all 4 of us makeup artists to tend to them and powder them down. Before the show began the models lined up and that's when their nerves kicked in. That's also when I was running around as well making sure they didn't sweat.

One minute before the show began Javier and I made our way to she floor where we could see the runway from the photographers' perspective. We scooted down there and looked at the girls walk the runway, they looked beautiful! The show went on without a hitch. I tried to take pictures of the models but my camera didn't work too well. I was able to get a short video of the girls doing the final walk and the designers coming out on the runway.

All in all it was a GREAT experience that I hope to repeat again and again.

Pictures and video:




video

Thanks for reading,


- Carolina









Sunday, May 30, 2010

Makeup for Stephanie

Today I did Stephanie's makeup, she wanted a simple, natural yet sultry look. She will be submitting these pictures for a chance to be the face of the Puerto Rican magazine IMAGEN. I could only take one picture of her and it was a blurry one but at least you get the idea of it.



P.S.
I had to do her hair. As some of you know, I do not do hair (I only work on my own). It was hard for 2 reasons: she's got dead/straight hair which means it's merely impossible for it to hold curls for long & it's also been raining here for 2 days and the humidity in the air is insane so no matter what I did the curls just fell haha!

Makeup Artist =/= Hair Stylist

Every time someone approaches me to do makeup for a shoot they always ask me Do you do hair as well?", my answer to them is no. It gets on my nerves that they think that all makeup artists are hair stylists as well.

Friday, May 28, 2010

First entry.... What exactly do I do here?


Well hello there!

I guess an introduction is in order. My name is Carolina Rufat(Roo-fat). I'm 24 (until June 18th haha) and I'm from Puerto Rico. I do makeup, yep!

First of all let me start by saying that I think the word "blog" is weird. I think it's one of the main reasons why I hadn't created a blog for my makeup work before. The word just reminds me of clog, blob and other words that don't really define good or pretty things. I, literally, cringe at hearing the word"blog". Because of my weird pet peeve with a "blog" I'll be calling this my "site", cause really that's what it is haha!

Here I'll be posting quick pictures of shoots I do, interesting ideas for makeup, inspiration, and anything makeup related.

See ya on the world wide web!


- Carolina Rufat

P.S.
What do you think of the Header? It's just a mock header for now but I would like to know your thoughts. Comment away! =D