Fire and Rose Petals

the fire within us burns brighter than the fire around us

Almost Over (In-Depth Post #7)

Even though this is post number 7, I will be basing the criteria off of Ms. Mulder’s post 8 blog. So remember how last post I said I was doing a collaboration with Joanna and her cosplay? WELL I DID IT. Joanna cosplayed Loki at FanExpo, and while I’m sure she has posted many photos, let me just add one here. I had come over a few days before to.. Read More

Katherine Named This Post Because She’s In It (In-Depth Post 4)

This is a very busy time with In-Depth, adventure trip planning, and all my other school work but somehow I’ve found time to keep doing makeup on a weekly basis. I also received some lovely new makeup supplies for my birthday, so that should be fun to use in the upcoming weeks. In these past couple weeks there are three looks that I’ve worked on. You can view them below… Read More

Lashes, Liner, and Lips! (In-Depth Post 3)

It is now February, meaning that our in-depth project is well underway. The title of this post reflects on what I’ve been learning these past couple weeks with my mentor. We focused on applying false lashes, winged eyeliner, and a bold red lip. She said it was to get the hard stuff out of the way. At first I didn’t believe her when she said that these were the harder.. Read More

This Is The Start Of Something New (In-Depth Post 2)

In-Depth is really starting to pick up. I have now met with my mentor Brittaney once in the past two weeks, and I have learned so much in so little time! Here’s a little update on my progress, and then I will talk a bit about how my relationship with my mentor relates to the book How To Have A Beautiful Mind. The first time I went to meet Brittaney.. Read More

The Journey Continues (In-Depth Post 1)

It’s time for my favourite project! That’s right, In-Depth. You may be wondering why the title of this post is “The Journey Continues“. Well, that’s tied into both of my In-Depth projects from this year and last year. Last year, I learned the basics of SPFX makeup (if you’re interested in seeing that, scroll through my blog to find posts), and this year I am planning to learn beauty makeup… Read More

Special FX Learning Center

In-Depth Night is on it’s way!! Are you as excited as I am? Since I am not going to be presenting on the stage the night of, I will be having a learning center to represent my project. Here’s the plan for what it will look like: I would like to have a table to have all my makeup/fx layed out on. I don’t need a large table, just about.. Read More

In-Depth Post #6 (Special FX Makeup)

***WARNING – THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS IMAGES THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS – VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*** Hello everyone! It looks like we only have (roughly) one more month until we present our learning at In-Depth Night! I don’t know about everyone else, but I am super excited. This past weekend I had wanted to use someone as a model for one of my makeups, but unfortunately I.. Read More

In-Depth Post #5

***WARNING – THE FOLLOWING POST CONTAINS IMAGES THAT MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS – VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*** Happy AprilMayJune everyone! These are the final two months of our In-Depth Project, and I’m super excited! My mentor has provided me with a lot of great learning opportunities. She has given me hands on projects to try on myself and other people as well as introducing me to resource materials,.. Read More

In-Depth Post #4

The past two weeks have been my research weeks. I wanted to look into the technical side of makeup, so I checked out the book Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin. This is a book that my mentor had recommended the first time I met with her.  Though this is a beauty makeup book, not a special effects one, it had valuable information in it, including the structure of faces and how.. Read More

In-Depth Post #3

The past two weeks have been full of learning for me. I have two new major things to report about my progress. The first one is an old age makeup that I helped with. My mentor Cory invited me to tag along with her while she aged her 30 year old friends to look like they were 60! I was super excited to see how it was done, so my.. Read More