For our January 2018 intake, our students worked together on an elegant bridal editorial where they had the chance to collaborate with the stunning Ella Moda bridal gowns, professionally styled by Carina Boyle, a Gold Coast based fashion stylist.
The students were provided with a brief to create some beautiful bridal makeup looks for their models with inspiration drawn from a utopian concept, a vision of purity, a moment in time, luxury and pleasure.
The set was created starting with a glossy black background, covered in an abundance of lavish overgrown greenery, built from live plants that was designed, created and constructed by Julia Rose, an award winning floral designer. Within this production, we aimed to have an opulent, lush aesthetic, in shades of rain forest green to really elevate the focus on the bride. With this stark contrast we aimed to rival the usual traditions of soft and elegant themes that usually are accompanied by the idea of a wedding. With some gorgeous models sourced from local talent as well as a prestigious Gold Coast agency, Que models, we aimed to depict powerful women in charge. With the use of lighting on set, we created different multi-toned points of light to construct interesting depth and a unique overall vision. Through this concept we have portrayed women who are unique, unrivalled and uncompromised. Women who aren’t following rules or trends, they’re creating them.
The gowns created by Ella Moda, are contemporary and fashionable whilst still having traditional touches, creating a masterpiece of lace and silk, ivory hues and immaculate detail.
The over all vision was brought to life by an amazing team of diligent students and crew under creative direction of the Huxley Team. The final result is an accurate representation of how much hard work, dedication, focus and talent went into this production and we are proud to share the final images with you, alongside a professionally cut video, which really enhances the overall viewing experience of the editorial.
Our highly talented and skilful team used their years of experience and precise expertise to execute the concept for the editorial.
Amongst the crew we had the likes of Julia Rose who is an award winning floral designer with over 20 years of experience within the industry. Her stunning and intricate work has been seen in major Australian publications, social media platforms as well as websites such as Pinterest, which are saturated with her art.
Ella Moda is a Brisbane based bridal label created by Ella Stephenson. The dresses have a unique style of elegant and classic cuts with romantic detail, constructed with delicate care from the best quality silks and laces. Ella Moda bride is fashion-forward, though not trend-focused, it is contemporary and modern, with an affinity for luxury and finer things in life.
Our stylist involved, Carina Boyle, has an exceptional and unique style that can only be described as a harmonious mix of her cultural experiences, starting from her home country Austria, as well as her time spent living and working in China and Australia. The fashion-focused individual is specialised in women’s fashion and has worked with respected and reputable brands such as H&M, Prada and Bvlgari.
Our media team consisted of two hard working individuals, who together captured the essence and aura of the night through film and photography.
Ayla Starace, is an international fashion photographer. Ayla has lived and worked overseas in Milan, Paris and London, creating content for exceptional model talent, European campaigns and editorials. She has a flair for sleek, polished photographic portraiture, with a refined ability to inspire a sense of power and pride from her female subjects.
Our cinematographer Robbie Caccaviello is a fresh-faced filmmaker, who has, within the last twelve months, surged on the film scene, securing first option to direct one of the Australia’s best selling young adult fictional novels! As a New York Film Academy graduate, Robbie has gone on to produce content for a wide range of commercial and personal projects, with his unique and distinguished style, each piece of film produced is executed with precision, passion, skill and talent.
Michael is the course convener of the school as well as the creative director on set. Michael began his career in creative arts as a makeup artist for Yves Saint Laurent and to this day has maintained a successful career as an international artist. Michael is passionate about art direction and constantly produces photographic and video projects through his studio in Burleigh Heads. With Michael’s expert direction and creative eye on set, he aided the students and crew to expertly accomplish the task at hand and create a stunning and immaculate result.
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Every intake at Huxley School of Makeup special effects students create zombie characters designed to be scary!
Last intake students created amazing zombie characters on their models that were then photographed in our very own studio!
Thanks to all of our amazing students who made this shoot possible and helped with set design.
Last semester’s Fashion & Beauty Makeup Artistry students had the pleasure of working with the lovely boutique About A Girl for their “Fashion Today” module.
About A Girl is a gorgeous clothing and accessories store located in Nobby’s Beach. They stock lots of boho and beach style goodies that we fell in love with when choosing the garments for the shoot.
The brief was to create makeup looks that complimented the garments and fit into the brief we gave them, which they definitely did! The students got to work on the beautiful girls from Katz Model Management for this shoot as well.
The first look incorporated a fresh dewy complexion with a tonne of highlight which of course is my favourite part! They also used the new Eye of Horus gold eyeliner and had glossy eyelids with a nude lip.
This look went perfect with the fashion pieces as it was natural enough to not take away any attention from the clothes, well maybe a second to check out their glow… which of course is never a bad thing.
The students also created different hairstyles on the models with each model having a chic but natural style that suited their outfit. They also had to style the outfits using the accessories provided!
Here are a couple of our fav images from the two photo shoots, we hope you love them as much as we do.
On the 21st of June the Huxley School of Makeup team and students worked on Nicole Skye’s new music video clip “Terminate”.
Nicole Skye is an upcoming Australian artist who has just released her second amazing music video clip! The first day of shooting was a very long and busy day starting at 7am and finishing after 7pm with many makeup, hair and costume changes. All our students did extremely well on one of their first work experiences, very proud of them.
Working with such an eclectic group of artists which included a diverse range of singer song writers, dancers and performers, sound and audio, hair and makeup allowed everyone to feed off each others creativity. I particularly enjoyed seeing our director of makeup Michael Huxley in action helping out with the creative side of the production, very inspiring.
It was also great having our students Shannen Martin, Timea Burt and Myra Gillet work with the guidance of our Huxley trainers/artists myself Holly Rea, Chelsea Brown and Jennifer Carlson.
Overall it was a fantastic day of shooting and really fun working with everyone! Especially the amazing Nicole Skye, she is such a beautiful person and a very talented artist and we can’t wait too work with her again.
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This year IMATS played host to huge international artists and local makeup legends while featuring new and incredible products from some of the worlds best cosmetics brands. Our course convener went down to suss out all the action and help out one of our favourite brands, IMATS major sponsor, Kryolan.
IMATS stands for the International Makeup Artist Trade Show and is held each year in major cities around the world. The Sydney event is a must see exhibit for Australian makeup artist and has been visiting our shore since 2009.Our 2015 show didn’t disappoint with over 22 pro makeup speakers and 46 exhibitors. This year saw the new comer on the block Jeffrey Star introduce his unique brand to the Aussie market and fans went ballistic! To put it in perspective makeup enthusiasts and Jeffery fans tore through the venue as if HnM had another sale on Balmain!For the second year running the super bright harajuku lovers Sugar Pill were a massive hit with die hard Aussie fans! Their leading lady Amy also known on Instagram as Shrinkle wore the most incredible colourful makeup while her crew wore equally as cute pastel rainbow makeup!
Pictured above: Our course convener Michael with Amy owner of Sugar Pill CosmeticsModel rock lashes brought out the Vogue artist Roshar to create two unique avant guard looks. Roshar’s theatrical and magical take on fashion makeup shone bright on the stage as his beautiful model Hannah’s entire body was covered in Gold glitter!
The boys from Odd studios Damian Martin and Adam Johansen (best known for their work on Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith, Farscape, The Wolverine, The Matrix Reloaded, Babe: Pig in the City, Where the Wild Things Are, Superman Returns) were incredibly inspiring as key note speakers.Long time supporter of the school, the exceptionally talented body artist Becca Gilmartin, graced the main stage for Kryolan. On the first day she taught us how to better conceal tattoos with dermacolor and on the second day she created an amazing air brushed wooden girl! Becca is also the new editor of beauty magazine LAUD which is definitely worth checking out.
In summary Michael explains: “In a nut shell IMATS was awesome. There were almost too many highlights to mention but it was exciting to be apart of all the buzz while catching up with industry leaders like Rae Morris, Roshar and Martin Bray. I loved helping Kryolan and had a blast demonstrating their new Nebular air brush colours! It is amazing to see so many incredible artists in one venue. I can’t wait for next year!
Pictured above from Left to Right:
- Mad Max Film
- Roshar’s model Hannah
- Becca Gillmartin with her beautiful wooden girl – air brushed with complexion tones from the new Nebula range.
- Our Course Convener Michael with his model Wyatt from QUE Models. Wyatt’s skull and heart look was air brushed with Kryolan’s new Nebula Air brush products.
o you ever wonder what people have in their everyday makeup kit? I do! We recently discovered what Kim Kardashian has in her everyday kit and decided to compare it to our own. We have compared Kim Kardashians everday kit to my own and then to what we recommend at our school. Whose kit is more similar to yours? Sometimes we can get overwhelmed with having too many products in our everyday kit, so we have made it simple for you with our must have products and tools.
1. Burt’s Bees Cucumber and Sage Facial Cleansing Towelettes
2. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser
3. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation (X2 Shades)
4. POREfessional Agent Zero Shine-vanishing Powder
5. MAC Lip Conditioning Balm
6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil in Medium Brown
7. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pro Eyebrow Shade Palette
8. Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Shadow
9. Charlotte Tilbury Golden Goddess Eyeshadow Palette
10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Facial Highlighter in So Hollywood
11. MAC Prep+ Water Mist
12. Kevin Aucoin Primatif Eye Pigment in Titian
13. Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Eyeshadow Palette
14. MAC Boot Black Liquid Eye Liner
15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Creme Colour Eyelid Gel Cream in Jet Black
16. Dermacolor Camouflage Creme Makeup
17. Giorgio Armani Eye Tint Eyeliner
18. Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Scorch
19. Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘N’ Kohl Eyeliner in Barbarella Brown
20. Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Powder
21. L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Volume Building Mascara or Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening Mascara
22. Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp Eyeshadow Palette
23. Cargo Swimmables Eye Pencil in Black Sea
24. MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder
25. Red Cherry False Eyelashes
26. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer
27. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
28. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Bronzer
29. Benefit Cosmetics Powder Highlighter in Watts Up
30. Too Faced Long-Lasting Blush in Love Flush
31. Kevin Aucoin Lip Pencil
32. Tom Ford Lip Colours X5 Shades
33.TATCHA Aburatorigami Blotting Sheets
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyebrow Brush #14
It Cosmetics Double-ended Airbrush Foundation Brushor Trish McEvoy Foundation Brush #76
MAC Ultra-luxe Powder Puff
Sigma E46 Inner Corner Brush
Stila Double-sided Crease and Liner brush #15
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyelash Brush #3
LORAC Concealer Brush #103
Surratt Relevee Eyelash Curler
DUO Eyelash Adhesive
Anastasia Beverly Hills Precision Tweezers
Trish McEvoy Blending Brush #48
Sigma E35 Tapered Blending Brush
Preo Eyelash Curler
Sigma E17 Waterline Liner
Trish McEvoy Sheer Blush Brush #2B
Vincent Longo Eyeshadow Brush #22
1. Bioderma Micellar Water
2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser
3. Origins Eye Cream
4. Bite Beauty Augave Lip Mask
5. Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer
6. Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
7. MAC Pro Long Wear Concealer (X2 Shades)
8. Kat Von D Shade And Light Palette
9. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
10. MAC Mineralised Skin Finish in Gold Deposit
11. MAC Bronzer
12. Nars Blush in Orgasm
13. Becca Highlighter in Opal
14. The Balm Highlight in Mary Loumanizer (Two highlighters.. really?)
15. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Taupe
16. Anastasia Beverly Hills Duo Brow Powder
17. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
18. MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre
19. Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
20. Kyolan Nude Eyeliner
21. Inglot Gel Liner in #77
22. The Blam Swing Eyeliner
23. MAC Upper Lash Mascara
24. MAC Giggablack Mascara (When I think I need a different mascara for my top and bottom lashes)
25. Model Rock Lashes
26. Duo Eyelash Glue
27. Kyrolan Face Liner
28. MAC Nude Lipsticks (Velvet Teddy, Honey Love, Blankety, Etc.) (Because everyone needs 5 nude lipsticks everyday…)
29. Fix Plus to Set
30. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
1. Huxley Duo Fibre Brush
2. Huxley Fluffy Brush
3. Huxley Bullet Brush
4. Huxley Angle Brush
5. Huxley Blush & Contour Brush
6. Huxley Long Handle Soft Kabkui Brush
7. Huxley Round Eye Shadow Brush
8. Huxley Concealer Brush
9. Huxley Bent Eye Definer Brush
10. MAC Brush #135
11. Real Techniques Contour Brush
12. Beauty Blender Original
13. Eyelash Applicator
I know it’s scary close to the amount of products Kimmy K has but I have an addiction, okay?
MUST HAVE PRODUCTS
1. Kryolan Makeup Blend
2. Kryolan Makeup Primer
3. Kryolan Paint Stick X2
4. Kryolan Translucent Powder
5. Kryolan Concealer wheel
6. Kryolan Pigment
7. Kryolan Lip Gloss High Shine
8. Kryolan Face Liner
9. Eye Of Horus Eye Brow Pencil Duo
10. Eye Of Horus Liquid Liner
11. Eye of Horus Mascara
12. Eye Of Horus Eyeliner Pencil
13. Eye of horus eyeshadows
14. Model Rock Lashes
15. Kryolan Liquid Latex
Huxley Brush Kit
Long Handled Soft Kabuki
Blush & Contour
Angled Brow and Liner
Bent Eye Definer
15 Slot Brush Roll
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