Saturday, August 30, 2014

Makeover for Rita Dominic

Hello Diary,
Do you remember this look? From way back? With Rita Dominic for Future Awards after party? When I had barely completed my training? Lol! Here

Well.. I got to work with her yet again. This time, it was something different from what I am used to. It was a movie set. I swear no one told me what I was up for. The first few days were quite challenging but then again, I had to make it work.

She is a lover of smokey and nude lips. But which diva isn't?

Behind the scene with Kate Okpo.

It was a denim kind of day. So, I asked her to pose for the camera and the camera loved us.
(did I tell you she was so supportive during the buntricia Competition? Oh my! God bless her)
A penny for your thoughts..xx

Glam Squad shoot for Zaron

You remember my other shoot for Glam Squad where I met Odun? Well, here is another. I seem to enjoy doing TV though. I pretty much understand how it works. For the first look, I feared I did not have the appropriate shade to suit her colour especially since she had dark circles to correct. My zaron face palette came to my rescue too soon to let my worries get the better of me. There was no need to mix or anything. The colour sat perfectly.

For a fraction of a minute, I was tempted to advise her to shoot with her cornrows as she looked all kinds of perfect in them...

For her second look, we had this pretty shoulder length fringe which I think she rocked well. Emphasis were on her eyes. So, I smoked it out and for her lips, red! She had that kind of lips you want to blow out of proportion because it is not so full.


The guest on the show was the beautiful Omowunmi. She came all made up and ready to shoot. I was meant to only touch up. But it turned out to be an entire makeup session. She had smokey eyes on already. All I did was to give it a finer finish.

Here we are!
A penny for your thoughts..xx

Photoshoot for Zaron Gwarinpa

Dear Diary,
I went on holiday to Abuja to see my sister and her baby. But you know I have a bad habit of not being able to sit at home doing nothing, be it a holiday or not.
So, I contacted Zaron Abuja to tell them I was in town. Lol! Luckily, they were planning a shoot and asked me to come on board. Oh yes! I could not refuse. Here is the look I did.



Nnenne was a sweet, patient model, always quick to let out giggles.
A penny for your thoughts..

Makeover for Annie Idibia

Hello Diary,
This can well pass for a throw back. I met Annie on set for 'Faithy's Show' where we exchanged contacts. She contacted me not too long after to do her makeup for her husband's album (ascension) launch and I was delighted.
 I did not get to see the outfit before we got to work. But with her description, I was so sure smokey with nude lips will do the magic and this is what we achieved! 

This look actually trended on Instagram too. She looked just like a doll.
Do you now see what I have been up to all this while? okbye!
A penny for your thoughts..

Friday, August 29, 2014

Journey to Nigeria, Final Stage

Dear Diary,
Like I mentioned in my last post, here is the final  look I put up in the Journey to Nigeria Competition on +Buntricia Bastian. For this stage, we were made to interpret a look the best way we could with no restrictions yet again. 
Below is the inspiration look.
inspired look
After seeing these looks, I thought to myself, let us do #teamlightskinned and then play around with colours which should well interpret the look on the right.
Right away, I had to get my model sorted.

Meet Naomi...

 We got to work by prepping her face and getting the makeup properly done, playing around with colours yet again. But this time, I concentrated on her eyes.

Right before I advanced to stage 2, I had to put her hair in place, because we were in for some serious work.
So, instead of the Hijab from the inspiration look, we used body paint to cover those exact areas the hijab would have covered. Look what we have then...


I kept on intensifying the texture until I had exactly what I wanted.
 And then, here is my entry after Emmanuel Arewa of Spotlight had of course done his magic.
A penny for your thoughts..
Live, Love, Light.

Journey to Nigeria Competition

Hello Diary,
Guess who is updating after over almost 3 months?
The funny thing is that whenever I go MIA, I always come back with more interesting stuff to tickle your fancy, or am I wrong?
So, I was up in this competition organised by  +Buntricia Bastian @buntricia on Instagram.(P.S: always check me on @kosisoeze on Instagram when I am not here).
I did not emerge top 4 as there were only 4 winners, it was as hectic as anything. I am pretty sure I gave my very best. Of the 30 or so finalists selected from stage1, I was 6th position from my observation.
There were 2 stages however. Stage1 had no limitations as we were allowed to let our creative juices flowing without boundaries and look what your girl came up with...


You know how you first start off completely clueless and then gbam! something 'insignificant' catches your eyes and the rest is story? That is exactly what happened at the studio.. 


The something of 'insignificance' was a beautiful scarf of many colours lying around in the cupboard.
That was all I needed to get me on the spot in a minute.

Do not mind my serious face... It almost felt like if I smile, all the ideas in my head would give way. I did not mind, not like I cared either. There was serious work to be done and it had to be done.

Tadaa!! That is our finished look. I can count the number of constructive criticisms I got for this look. They were barely there. Everyone went on and on about this look that I fell deeper in love. Thank you Emmanuel Arewa of Spotlight. You are simply awesome!!!

Who else is loving this piece? 
I really do hope it gets the recognition it deserves.
Live, Love, Light..

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