28 May 2015

Exciting Job Offer

Remember me? I hope so! Working life is taking over at the moment. I'm definitely not as good at managing my time as I hoped I could be! This week I'm doing hair and makeup for my first feature film. It's all very exciting but that's not exactly what I'm here for today...

I've just been hired as Makeup Designer for a feature film that is being filmed later this year. To say I'm excited is probably an understatement! In fact, it's a massive understatement! I can't believe that having only been working professionally for a few months, I've already landed my first makeup designer job! 

The film itself is called Plastic Toys and is a horror film. I can't reveal too much at the moment but I've posted the trailer below for you all to feast your eyes on. And if you're feeling extra kind you can always donate to the film via Indiegogo or Kickstarter

Concept Art Banner by Graphic Artist Kalam Abul

And finally, what you've been waiting for. The trailer ...

 

 What did you think of the trailer?

Han
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Hanclarky


18 May 2015

Review: Sleek Lipstick Palettes


It's true, you can NEVER have too much makeup! 
 At Christmas, I was given these Sleek lipstick palettes to add to my kit. I love their eyeshadow palettes so I had big expectations. Well, these little gems have well and truly found their home in my makeup bag. 

 
The palettes come in 6 different colour varieties, ranging from nude and coral to red and pink. I have Tease and Showgirl, which are the brightest of the selection. Each palette contains matte, satin and gloss finishes with both having a second satin shade. You can see from the swatches below how the shades/finishes look.


Out of the 2 palettes, Tease is definitely my favourite. It contains 4 varying shades that are all wearable for different occasions. Unlike Tease, Showgirl is a bit of a let down. 3 of the shades are so similar when swatched, with the only difference being the finish of each of the lipsticks. However when mixed with other lipstick shades, some beautiful colours can be made. 

My favourite shades from the palettes have to be Show Off and Lola, both of which are a satin finish. Overall the lipsticks have great staying power, the only downside I've found is the 2 matte shades are slightly drying. For £9 each these palettes are pretty good value and you can usually get them on offer in Superdrug or on the Sleek website. 

Do you own any of the Sleek lipstick palettes? Which one is your favourite?

Han
x

Hanclarky

12 May 2015

Working On ... Downton Abbey!


Ahhhhh! So yesterday I was lucky enough to be one of the makeup trainees on Downton Abbey. I was based in the crowd room with 3 other trainees and about 12 makeup artists. We had around 70 extras to get ready. I won't go into detail as I don't want to spoil it for you and also I don't want to be told off as it's all very top secret!

We then headed over to the set which was amazing, even if we were piled in to a drafty stairwell for most of the afternoon ... oh the classy life of a makeup artist! I then popped off to the loo, which was though the other side of the set. I came out fairly quietly just in case filming was going on and my god I'm pleased I did. They were filming the likes of Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery right outside! Luckily the cameras were facing away from me, I don't think they would have been best pleased if they were filming the other way!

I'm so excited for the series to start and for that scene to be on TV! All in all I had such a good day and would do it again in a second if I am ever lucky enough to be asked again!

Do you watch Downton? 

Han
x

Hanclarky


5 May 2015

I'm Back ... Again


So after finally mastering the juggling act of blogging and becoming self-employed, it seems my act wasn't all that squeaky clean! The last 2 weeks have been insanely busy and to be honest I haven't known whether I'm coming or going. 

Last week was particularly hard as I ended up being awake for over 24 hours as I had a shoot followed by a night shoot which overran by 4 and a half hours! I was well and truly cream crackered. I had one day off before jumping back on the work wagon. I'm now working in theatre and loving it, however it leaves me little time to myself as I'm out from around 3pm-1am. 

I promise promise promise that I'm going to make a really big effort to get back on track as I really miss blogging and chatting to you all on Twitter. I finally feel like I've recuperated from last week's manic work schedule so here's to blogging (until the next mad rush of work).

Han
x

Hanclarky