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Pigments in water makeup shoot



I saw a makeup on Pinterest that really inspired me. I think it was a Mac shoot. The model was in water with pigments around her. I like a challenge, so I set about creating my own version. Being new to photography I don’t own a lot of lights, just a flash and my Canon 550D camera. Annabelle, the model was such a good sport letting me cover in pigments and glitter. Amanda the hair stylist had two coloured sprays for the hair. The purple one worked well but the silver was more of a glitter and went everywhere!


Amanda had a round bath and natural light in her bathroom, but it was a dark day outside so I needed the flash to get enough light on her face.

The pigments were ok in the water, but they did eventually sink and every time Annabelle moved the pigments moved away. The glitter was the best as it picked up on the light and didn’t seem to sink as easily.

Water-makeup-shoot-4 copy

water-makeup-shoot-2_Fotor copy

water-makeup-pigments-silverWater-shoot-3_Fotor copy

I am pleased with the final look. I can always learn more about makeup and photography, but I am really enjoying the journey. 🙂


Model: Annabelle Collins- https://www.facebook.com/annie.collins96?fref=ts

Photographer: Sally Orchard

Hair stylist: Amanda Platt-  https://www.facebook.com/NewquayHairAndMakeup?fref=ts

Makeup artist- Sally Orchard

Products used:

Illamasqua liquid metal in Phenomena http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/phenomena-liquid-metal

Illamasqua Rich liquid foundation in 100 pure white http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/products/complexion/foundations/rf-100-rich-liquid-foundation Mixed with Revlon colourstay foundation ( not sure the colour)

Motives eyeshadow in Grey

Makeup Geek gel liner in Imortal http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eye-liners/gel-liner.html

Ardell lashes- Faires

Contour powder- Sleek- light

Motives Blusher in Dainty

Motives lipstick in dainty



1 Comment

  1. Kat says:

    Sally, I love these images. 🙂

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