Models beauty secrets...

Models beauty secrets...

66 posts
24 Jan 2012
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
Hello everyone,

This mua's forum is pretty boring so I thought i'd spice it up a little!

List below whats the most scary or worrying thing a model / client has said to you as an mua that they do to themselves in thier path to look beautiful. Heres my horror stories below that make me cringe at the thought, models you can join in to if you dare to admit the scary things you do to look beautiful!


Using nail glue to stick on eyelashes when they have ran out of eyelash glue but cant live without lashes

Spraying the face with hair spray to set make up

Accidently using nail polish remover to take off eye make up





So lets hear it...


Claire
Posted 24 Jan 2012
I thought using hairspray to set your face was normal! I've never done it myself but have seen my mates do it. Using nail varnish remover to take off your eye makeup.... oh noooo... Sorry got nothing to add I think I only do normal beauty stuff!
Posted 24 Jan 2012
Edited by JenSomerfield 24 Jan 2012
Ahh, the nail glue on eyelashes sounds horrific.

I sometimes use a home made asprin mask to make the skin soft and take off some layers of dead skin, which really makes my Mum worry...but as long as you don't go near your eyes, I've always found it works well.

Posted 24 Jan 2012
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
JenSomerfield

I thought using hairspray to set your face was normal! I've never done it myself but have seen my mates do it. Using nail varnish remover to take off your eye makeup.... oh noooo... Sorry got nothing to add I think I only do normal beauty stuff!


Well you know how hairspray makes your hair crispy, imigine what it does to your face blocking your pores etc its not made for spraying on your face, i've never quite understood this one when there are so many make up setting sprays on the market now lol

clearly people dont care about there eyesight lol!

x
Posted 24 Jan 2012
Nel05
Model
Nel05
I don't do this anymore, but when I was in school I liked my pencil eyeliner really dark. For some reason applying a black eyeliner "normally" just wasn't enough. So I used to burn the end of the liner with a lighter until the end went soft, then apply.

Unfortunatly one day I burned too long and when applying, the end just melted and spread around my eyeball.

*cringe*

I never did that ever again.

Chanelle x

Posted 24 Jan 2012
Edited by Nel05 24 Jan 2012
JadeCreanMUA
Make Up Artist
JadeCreanMUA
I once worked with a model who didn't eat anything for two days before a shoot!
This is an alien concept to me, I can barely stand up if I haven't eaten for just a few hours!

Posted 24 Jan 2012
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
@ Ariana: I know the nail glue thing was the worst thing I've ever heard! Wow an aspirin mask, never heard of that one so dont really know enough about it to say if its right or wrong. @ Chanelle: Oh dear, well at least eyeliners are pretty safe near your eyes, although in large hot quantities perhaps not that great! You live and learn lol!
Posted 24 Jan 2012
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
JadeCreanMUA

I once worked with a model who didn't eat anything for two days before a shoot! This is an alien concept to me, I can barely stand up if I haven't eaten for just a few hours!


Unfortunatley this seems to be a regular occurance, and a very sad one. I worked with a girl who did exactly the same and just eat a few raisens to keep her energy levels up  during the shoot and with influences like Kate Moss stating in an interview: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" theres just no hope!!

Im exactly the same, I get shakey, feel sick and very groggy if i dont eat lol!

Posted 24 Jan 2012
JadeCreanMUA

I once worked with a model who didn't eat anything for two days before a shoot! This is an alien concept to me, I can barely stand up if I haven't eaten for just a few hours!


2 days.. I'm guessing she either didn't shoot much or never ate. I remember when I started I wouldn't eat before a shoot, I learned my lesson though one day when I had an evening shoot It was unusually warm weather and I passed out. I still don't eat in the morning if I have a shoot starting early but lunch or at least something in the afternoon is needed. To be honest though I generally look more toned the more shoots I do - its amazing how a bit of stretching and things make all the difference

I have been known to put toothpaste on spots before bed, it never really works for me though
I use conditioner on my legs before shaving and constantly smother myself in body cream to stop them getting itchy - I'm sure the same can be said for most folks though!
Posted 24 Jan 2012
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipman
The toothpaste things a bit of an old wives tale

Eeek I hate the itching that comes with shaving, I shave with baby oil and that stops the itching the day after, and makes your skin really soft, worth a try!
Posted 24 Jan 2012
Edited by ClaireShipman 24 Jan 2012
Well it does nothing but make my face sting which isn't a nice feeling. Never thought of trying babyoil - thanks for the tip, Next time the baby oil is coming out
Posted 24 Jan 2012
Purple_Girl
Photographer
Purple_Girl
I've heard girls saying they use superglue when they couldn't find eyelash glue.
Posted 24 Jan 2012
Purple_Girl
I've heard girls saying they use superglue when they couldn't find eyelash glue.
NNNnoooooooo! Horrifying!
Posted 24 Jan 2012
Edited by JenSomerfield 24 Jan 2012
Purple_Girl
Photographer
Purple_Girl
JenSomerfield

NNNnoooooooo! Horrifying!


That was my reaction too, absolute madness!
Posted 24 Jan 2012
gazhilla
Photographer
gazhilla
I'm a boy and a photographer but have sensitive skin. Using hair conditioner to lubricate the skin before shaving really works...

Posted 24 Jan 2012
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