Explicit looks are dramatic looks we do to experiment photography and makeup..
You will get to see all sorts of weird makeup and photography techniques such as using sugar to reflect highlights, baby oil to get a sexy sheen and much much more cool techniques..
Oh and also photoshop techniques.. We will be starting back our photoshop series.. on editing and creating designs.Today, we are doing the Hard Punk Rock look.. a very hardcore dramatic makeup inspired from an artist in Deviantart.
Few weeks ago, a reader requested for a Glam Rock look in the shoutbox.. we swayed from the topic~~ LOL
Anyway, in the Explicit series we will share the techniques we use for makeup, photography and photoshop as well.
For Photoshop techniques, this post features cropping away unwanted details to better focus on the makeup.
As I wanted to focus on the eyebrow, one of the eyes can be cropped off as only one side is needed. I tried tilting my head to get the lazy-careless effect.
I have no idea why I love sleepy eyes, maybe because they show the makeup more clearly and they look good with fake lashes on. 😀
The glitter can also be purchased here.
I cropped off the upper eyelids because I only wanted to show the glitter on the lower lid.
All the slanted photos are not rotated in Photoshop, I actually tilt my head during the photography session.
I used real lashes, Opera.
Anyway, I used Make Up Store’s Dawn black lipstick for the upper lip.
I photoshopped the blue contacts in and rack up the contrast alot. At least now there is a tiny tad of artisticness in this photo, the original photo is really scary.
I just use Curves in photoshop to brighten up the whole image while keeping the dark areas pure black.