Behind the Scenes | Vintage Hair Make up inspiration

Written by Cat

 

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Of all the editorial photography shoots I’ve been involved with over the years, collaborating with the Love Sewing creative team has been the best. Each month we get to create some beautiful looks for the magazine that showcase their great patterns. Editor Helen McLaughlin works alongside Simply Sews, Claire Garside and a London based fashion designer to decide what looks good for the forthcoming month. Designs are then turned into patterns and a free pattern is included with the magazine. The looks are always inspired by contemporary design with a vintage twist. Hair and Make-up is then informed by the style of dress and is provided by the fabulous Alison McMath, who has provided us with some details of the looks below…

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Caroline’s make-up

I set Caroline’s hair on heated rollers – I applied a row going backwards down the centre of the head. I back combed each section slightly at the root and sprayed with thermal spray to protect from the heat. This also helps to set the curl. Then I applied the rollers downwards (going under) on each side of the head. While the rollers were cooling down I did Caroline’s makeup. I applied L’Oreal Infallible Liquid Foundation (145) and used the Crown Brushes Contouring Palette to create highlights and contours eg concealing under the eye area and contouring the cheekbones and forehead. I blended everything with a foundation brush and a makeup sponge. Then I set everything with a translucent powder. I used an Illamasqua blusher to accentuate Caroline’s cheekbones. Then I used a Sleek Makeup Powder Contouring Palette to re-enforce the contoured and highlighted areas. For Caroline’s eyes I blended gold, taupe and grey from the new limited edition palette called the Del Mar Volume II i-Divine Palette. I then applied the Jane Iredale black Jelly Jel eyeliner using a small detail brush, to the root of the eyelashes and blended to create a smudged effect. I added a sweep ofgold and copper Double Dazzle Highlighter Pencil from Jane iredale under her eyes to give a summer glow. A touch of colour was brushed through Caroline’s eyebrows using a dark brown shade from the Crown Brushes Eyebrow Palette. To finish her eyes I applied black mascara. For Caroline’s lips I first used a medium pink from Inglot. Then for a much brighter summer look, I lined the lips with Tomango Pencil and Legally Lip Colour from the Lynette Page Makeup Artistry range.

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Statement pieces by Coast to accessorise.
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Lucy’s make-up

I applied Suqqu Cream Foundation and used the Crown Brushes Contouring Palette to create highlights and contours eg concealing under the eye area and contouring the cheekbones and forehead. I blended everything with a foundation brush and a makeup sponge. Then I set everything with a translucent powder. I used a blusher from the Jane Iredale range called ‘In Love’ to accentuate Lucy’s cheekbones. Then I used a Sleek Makeup Powder Contouring Palette to re-enforce the contoured and highlighted areas. For Lucy’s eyes I blended peach, gold and teal from the new limited edition palette called the Del Mar Volume II i-Divine Palette. I swept the gold and peach under her eyes to give a little soft definition. I lined her upper eye lids with purple Jelly Jel Eyeliner from Jane Iredale using a detail brush. A touch of colour was brushed through Lucy’s eyebrows using a blonde shade from the Crown Brushes Eyebrow Palette. To finish her eyes I applied lashings of black mascara. For her lips I used a pale pinky beige from Inglot. Then for a slightly brighter look, I added Rikki PureMoist Lip Color from Jane Iredale.

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Lucy’s hair

I set Lucy’s hair on heated rollers – I applied a row going backwards down the centre of the head. I back combed each section slightly at the root and sprayed with thermal spray to protect from the heat. This also helps to set the curl. Then I applied the rollers downwards (going under) on each side of the head. While the rollers were cooling down I did Lucy’s makeup. I removed the rollers row by row starting at the base of the neck and moving upwards towards the front. I back combed to lift the root area. I sprayed each section lightly with L’Oreal Sculpting Spritz to separate the curls. On the left side at the front I swept the hair over to create volume and lift and pinned into place on top of the head. I set with a light spritz of hair spray. For the second style, I brushed the majority of hair into a high ponytail at the back and combed out the front section, gently wrapping the ends of the hair around the base of the ponytail.

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Caroline’s hair

I removed the rollers row by row starting at the base of the neck and moving upwards towards the front. I back combed to lift the root area. I sprayed each section lightly with L’Oreal Sculpting Spritz to separate the curls. I took a 2”-3” square section just under the crown and made a ponytail. I then split the ponytail into three small sections and curled each piece, pinning into place atthe back. Moving towards the front of the head, I continued backcombing each section at the root area, smoothing out as I went and placing each piece in a pleasing way before pinning into place. I set with a light spritz of hair spray.
For the second style, I took the whole back section and rolled it around the foam part of the scarf. Once I had rolled it up to the base of the neck, I pinned into the foam-base which secured it in place at the back of the head. I took the ends of the scarf and fastened into a bow at the top of the head, securing with a couple of hair grips on top to ensure it stayed in place.

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View a slideshow of some of the pictures here

Vintage Hair Make up inspiration by Cat at CT Images & MUA Alison McMath

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