In this post I wanted to share my process for coming up with my White Queen look, I love an opportunity to dress up in costumes and creating a charater through the use of hair and makeup. This first image you can see below was my first attempt at coming up with a makeup look to suit my character, I didn’t want her to be like any other version previously seen of The White Queen I wanted her to be purely out of my imagination.
I wanted to continue the winter theme through to the hair and makeup, I created an icy look using a light blonde wig and kept the makeup pale with lots of blue and white shimmer. For my final makeup look things changed a little but mostly the concept was the same.
With photography makeup you do need to make the makeup more intense so that your model doesn’t look washed out from the studio lights,
I did this by intensifing the contouring, highlighting and blending some bright blues into the eye makeup look.
I tried to be really resourceful with this look using things that i already had or that wouldn’t cost very much, the only elements in the overall look that I had to purchase were the blonde wig which I picked up of an Australian wig site for $30, some glitter makeup products and some fake nails which you’ll see later.
Below you’ll see the nails I created, I used some blank plastic nails I brought in a set of 100 from Big W and with a sponge I painted on a gradient of white and blue, I then sprinkled some iridescent glitter over the top and sealed with a clear coat of polish.
This following picture shows the final look with all the elements I used or created for this look. My dress was something I picked up a few years ago and i knew that and the tiara would be perfect for the concept I had in mind.
Keep an eye out for more posts this week as I go through by best five photos I took for my concept and the final piece with all the elements put together in photoshop.