Makeup always begins with a story, even in the world of Beauty, Fashion, and Glamour. In fact, the word "glamour" originally meant a "spell" or "illusion," to create the appearance of something, which in reality, was quite different. The idea that glamour has its roots in magic makes it easy to understand how well it applies to the style of makeup made popular by the Hollywood film industry and fashion culture. Whether designing makeup for performers as part of a film, or for the bride in a luxury wedding, the makeup defines the character - and the character defines the story. Basic corrective techniques, era-specific 'period' makeup, avant-garde fashion and runway styles are all considered to be beauty and fashion makeups, but they are first about creating a character. 'Real' life included.
Behind the scenes of a fantasy makeup creation by VFS Makeup Design for Film & Television graduate Dili Hafezi at IMATS Vancouver 2010.
Makeup on Urban Rush
Take a look at the complete process of a Beauty & Glamour Makeup created for our Halloween feature on Shaw TV. more
Beauty & Glamour Makeup
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