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My fiance is handsome, isn’t he.  He loves me for my brrraaaaaaiiinns!

That’s a full foam latex zombie appliance that I sculpted, moulded, applied & painted myself.  Those delicious mangled teeth are dentures I made as well.  And the model, that’s my fabulous fiance, TV producer and film maker, Steve Walsh (www.imdb.com/name/nm2741588/).

Check out the trailer for his indie sci-fi feature film, Android Re-Enactment: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGqsLKo8R3w

lisaxdelrey-blog  asked:

I saw you gave that person great advice, so I was wondering if you could help me. I've been aspiring to be a makeup artist in the fashion industry for years, but I recently had my beautiful daughter in January. What would be a good way to get my foot in the door? I've been to esthetics school and there's a m.a.c. counter I want to work at, but I don't know what to put on my resume.

Portfolio.  You need a portfolio.

I’ve never been asked for a resume.  Granted, if you want to apply at MAC, you’ll need a resume as it’s a retail job.  But if you're seeking fashion make-up work, a portfolio is a must.  Once you’ve for a good portfolio, you can try applying for an agency (do your research on agencies!)  or you can freelance yourself out there.  A lot of editorial, fashion photographic, magazine and print based jobs are via agencies.

So how do you get a good portfolio?  That’s the tricky part.  Expect a lot of ‘trade’ work or TFP (your time & make-up in return for prints/images from the photographer).  Research photographers in your area and offer than your make-up skills.  Also reach out to modelling & talent agencies!  Their newest models need portfolios & images for their comp cards too, and in many cases will be willing to trade services.  This is how I started my portfolio.