Hi!! Hope you are all enjoying the month of December, it's super cold in Phoenix, brr.
I worked with a new photographer doing a different kind of shoot a few days ago. We did a sports theme, kind of like the new Nike ads which feature more fun and whimsical models vs the old track and field style ha! Instead of clean athletic faces they've added some fun eye shadows or in my case I did different colored lips. This is what I want to talk about, mixing colors for different lip colors, how the colors play into the theme and how to choose an off beat color say orange or black.
On our shoot the way I chose lip colors were inspiration from the outfit and what would look good with the models skin tone and eye color. So in the first set up I chose hot pink, it was a dominant color in the clothes and the model has blue eyes so you can see how it would compliment both. Second set up was purple and third lip color was neon green. All of these colors look great with lighter skin tone and blue eyes in check with the color wheel. I was happy with the selections, they all worked well.
Let's talk about making those colors as they were more on the neon, loud side and not readily available in my kit. I've been working with Lip Tars by O.C.C. recently and have been thrilled with the results. The Lip Tars have an incredible consistancy and don't stay glossy or as movable as a regular clear gloss, in fact I didn't have to touch up for each color. They turn into a satin finish that isn't as emolliant as your typical gloss. I used a white based Lip Tar for the first two colors which made them lighter and gave them some opacity that clear gloss does not. I had made the green prior to the shoot with several other colors but using just clear gloss, I liked it the least. Making fun colors is a pretty simple process, use a pigment (most intense color form of an eye shadow) and mix with a gloss of some sort to get the desired color. Now that there are different base colors available there really is no limit to what you can make.
Thanks for checking in with me.