Friday, February 12, 2010

Fun Make-up Week

As the weeks have progressed, we’ve settled into the studio and honed our new found skills with all the practice we’ve been having, and have now moved onto the fun makeup. Yay!

Monday we each performed a character makeup and ended up with a full cast for “Days of Our Bold and the Beautiful at M.E.G”. A high class prostitute and a poor homeless person saved a 25year old mum of three from Western Sydney from a politician who was a serial killer by night, who was then taken for treatment with a stern matron, but then they all went to watch a live performance from a Diva that had come out of retirement. It was a fun day with lots of laughs. Everyone did such a great job.

Next we tried the hardest makeup to do, the “no makeup” look. It’s easy putting a full makeup on, but hard to keep it at such a minimal amount. As long as we got a good base and a few tricks from Louise, we did well.

Tanya revisited and got us to practice our hair washing and taught us blow-drying. It’s really tiring on the arms, and trying to get the co-ordination with the blow dryer in one hand and a brush in the other was frustrating.

Thursday was the most fun, we all needed to blow off some steam and get out of the classroom. Visiting the ABC studios and AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School) and their makeup rooms, was good experience for what will be out there when we start working. Louise also took us to a few make-up shops and we stocked up on supplies and extras for our kits. You never know what you might need.

Alice Baueris - Student