**Kryolan Annual Masterclass 2014 at The Royal Opera House**
Were do I start with expressing how amazing this event was. If you follow my social media sites you would have already seen some images I have uploaded over the last few days from this event.
To say this event is incredible is an understatement. I knew when I was invited I would love it but to be there and see it all happen was just outstanding. As a make up artist you never want to stop learning and stretching your skills and I knew attending this event not only would I see some incredible artists at work I would also learn a lot for my own make up career moving forward.
The event was held over 2 days at the stunning Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
I have to say Charles Fox and Kryolan put so much effort into this event from the artists who gave up there time to demo for us, to the drink and food and just generally making sure we all had the best time.
Kicked off with Victoria Lee. We were shown how to correctly cover up tattoos using Derma Color. This was then followed by my favourite part of the event, the Kryolan UK pro Team who demonstrated various looks for us. Here the pro team had a model each, the theme for the looks they demonstrated was based on art movement. Therefore each artist did a different art movement inspired look all styled by the very talented Joey Bevan. I learnt so much from these demonstrations to take forward into my creative work. Please see below some of the looks, which were demonstrated
Abstract art movement by Samantha - UK Kryolan Team
Surrealism art movement - based on Alice in Wonderland created by Gemma Horner UK Kryolan Team.
Art pop inspired look by UK Kryolan Team
Bauhaus art movement by Paul Merchant Kryolan UK Team
Renaissance art movement by Victoria Lee Kryolan UK Team
The afternoon on day 1 consisted of more talented top artists, including Carolyn Roper who is one of the world’s best body painters. Here she created a lovely piece, which consisted of skulls and glitter.
Next we had Danny Marie Elias who works with Neill Gorton. Danny is a make up, hair and prosthetic artist. Here Danny was inspired by people smuggling diamonds into teddy bears therefore she stuffed glitter particles into her cast and used this on the face to create a doll inspired look, stuffed with crystals which had split open. Danny wanted to show you can incorporate some SFX elements into fashion work to.
We were then lucky enough to see Neill Gorton,SFX superstar. Neill has worked on over 50 feature films, Doctor Who, Lady Gaga, Andy Serkis, Anna Hathaway and many many more. Neill also has his own SFX studio in which he teaches, alongside this he also has his successful company Millenium Effects. Here you can see Neill in action, transforming a gentleman into a completely different character.
Paul Merchant and Gemma Horner from the Kryolan UK Team demonstrated two looks for the trends and visions they have predicted for the seasons coming up. Below is the look Paul created along with some of the products he used
Next we were off with a bang for day two, which consisted of the Kryolan International Team showcasing 2 looks from the 2014 Kryolan calendar ‘Make Up Is A science’. I have this calendar and I am in awe of how amazing it is. I have wandered how they achieved certain aspects of some of the looks and here I got to see it in action. Demonstrated by Emily Guillermin and Caroline Quirynen.
For the afternoon’s demonstrations we got to see Emily Dowd who was the chief make up artist for Jesus Christ Superstar, Emily demonstrated some of the make up looks form the show. Emily has also worked on numerous celebrities and tv shows. It was very interesting to hear some of the backstage drama that went on some of it very funny. Below you can see some of the looks Emily and her team showcased
Ingrid Molinos was next to showcase us some of her skills. Ingrid works at the Royal Opera House in the wig and make up department. Ingrid demonstrated a creative theatre look for us all. Below you can see the look Ingrid created
Day 2 ended with Sandra Cooke top fashion make up artist. Sandra has worked with Kate Moss, Jimmy Choo, Vogue, I.D, Vogue Russia PLUS many more top fashion magazines and photographers. I had to leave just before the end therefore I was not able to gain any images of Sandra’s final two looks. Sandra created a natural look demonstrating how she creates a flawless skin base, she then went onto create a fashion look with dark red lips and coloured shading on the cheeks.
The amazing make up goody bag I received
As you can see over the two days Kryolan covered all aspects of make up, this is very important as Kryolan do cater to each individual make up area. The products they create can be used for all make up genres. To see each genre in action really was just incredible and the most inspiring make up weekend I have had to date in my make up career.
Thank you Kryolan and Charles Fox for inviting me along to this event.
If you receive an invite for future annual masterclasses you must go. The tips you learn are invaluable; it is also great for networking and meeting other creatives in the industry. It is a win win event all round.