Tuesday, 30 August 2016

How to smile tips

You can work on facial expressions by practising them in a mirror. Everything you feel is reflected in your face, and models need to be adept at projecting all the major emotions. Make a list of key emotions (love, hate, sorrow, joy etc.) and practise expressing each emotion in front of a mirror. After you have practised for a while, try out your skills on a friend and see if they can tell what emotion you are conveying.

How to smile Tips from www.elirving.com

Learning how to smile sounds ridiculous - surely everyone can do it? In fact, smiling 'to order' is a real skill, and one that professional models need to master.

To improve your smiling skills, position yourself in front of a mirror and practise the following steps.
  • Put your lips together without moving them. Look at your face in the mirror, concentrating on the eyes. At first, they're lifeless. Now lift up the corners of your mouth and watch your eyes come alive. 

  • To create a smile, say "MMM" without opening your mouth. No teeth should be showing. Don't forget to turn the corners of your mouth up.

  • To create a broader smile, say "MMM" again with your mouth still closed and again, don't forget to turn up the corners of the mouth.

  • This time say "ME", whilst opening your mouth and showing your teeth but keeping it soft. Next say "ME" again, this time with a big smile showing all your teeth.

  • When you say "HEY," you produce a very natural facial expression. Say "HEY" and hold it - you will notice your tongue is coming forward and your lips are apart. Now try it again, saying "HEY" with a smiling expression.

  • Create a gaunt look by saying the word "POOR", keeping the lips very soft and sultry and holding for a few seconds.

  • To achieve an open and happy laugh try saying "HAA", remembering to focus your gaze on someone or something to avoid a "lifeless" look.
Posing Tips from www.elirving.com

You can practise posing in front of a full-length mirror. Check out some fashion catalogues to find the most popular poses. Pay attention to the tilt of the head, the position of the hands and the turn of the ankle. These little things can make a big difference - just as with facial expressions, your body posture can convey a variety of emotions. 

Consider taking up activities that teach you how to move your body gracefully. Dancers and gymnasts move well in front of the camera because they know how to create long sweeping lines with their bodies.

Both facial expressions and poses can be improved by practising with props, products and wardrobe. Examples of props could be a floppy hat, a long shawl or a beach ball. The idea is to practise using and reacting to the prop.

Since one of the key areas of modelling is promotional and marketing work, it is a good idea to practise with a product that might be sold - a perfume, household product or foodstuff, for example. Practise holding the product so it may be clearly seen and you don't cover the label.

In fashion shoots, you'll be selling clothes, so practise showing the important features of each item. Show off the pockets, collar and belt or how the garment moves. You need to bring attention to whatever makes the garment interesting.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Make up tips for your eyes.

Sara, from www.elirving.com, EL's assistant, gives you 7 Makeup tricks  to get ALL eyes on your eyes.



1. Choose Eyeshadow Shades That Contrast to Your Eye Color

Rather than just going for the basic neutral palette so many of us wear for our daily look, consider choosing eyeshadow shades that contrast your eye colour. This means you’re going to choose an eyeshadow shade opposite of your eye colour to give your eyes a look that really pops. This will be the colour opposite your eye colour on a colour wheel. So blue eyes will want shades with orange such as copper, brown eyes need blue and green shades and hazel-eyed beauties will look best in shades with a hint of rose or purple.

2. Don’t Forget Your Brow Bone

It’s easy enough to forget your brow bone. We apply a base colour and crease colour and then call it quits. But giving your brow bone attention can add something special. Choose a very pale colour to highlight the brow bone area, perhaps one with a touch of shimmer. Step back from the mirror and notice what a difference this makes.

3. Master the Winged Liner Look

I think the winged liner look is the most beautiful eyeliner look there is. It’s very popular right now yet it also has a classic, vintage feel. It’s true that it isn’t an easy look to master. However, with time and practice, you can get it. Try it out when you have lots of time to work on it.

4. Discover the Magic of Lash Primer

Aw, lash primer. It’s quite the amazing little product! It gives your mascara superpower. It works by building up your lashes so that they’re longer and thicker when you apply mascara. The finished look is one that’s certain to wow.

5. Don’t Settle when It Comes to Mascara

Mascara is a makeup product usually either flips or flops. And women have such individual taste in what they’re looking for from a mascara so it’s really a process of trial and error to find one you love. You do want to keep looking until you find one that’s right for you. Some that I currently love are Benefit’s They are Real, Maybelline’s Lash Sensational and L’Oreal’s Voluminous Butterfly Mascara. The wands to all of those are fabulous and that’s what really makes mascara.

6. Highlight around the Eye Area

We talked about highlighting the brow bone but you don’t want to stop there. The area around your eyes is important to work with, too. You want to make sure your dark circles are concealed first. A great concealer that also adds an illuminating quality is It Cosmetic’s Bye-Bye Undereye. You can also add a highlighting product such as Benefit’s High Beam to the tops of your cheekbones and your temple area to give your eyes centre stage.

7. Go Nude on the Lips

If you want your eyes to have all the attention then tone down your lipstick. Nude lips are very fashionable right now so you won’t have any trouble finding lipstick in this color family. I think Adele is a perfect example of how nude lipstick can be both beautiful and helpful in giving your eyes the attention they deserve. Mac’s Crème Cup And NYX’s Stone are great nudes to try.
These’re 7 tips to help you make sure all eyes are on your eyes. How do you make your eyes stand out? What’re your favourite eye makeup products?