Author: Gretchen Davis

Gretchen Davis

Gretchen Davis resides in San Francisco working as a freelance Makeup Artist, and writer for the entertainment industry. She is highly sought after to work with high profile clients in film, television, and digital media as a personal or department head. Some of her clients include Sony, Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Universal, Electronic Arts, Pixar and ILM. She has keyed projects like Feature Film Milk, On the Road, and NBC's Trauma.

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Lighting for Makeup


Lighting can be one of the most important tools for a Makeup Artist. It is always a good idea to know what type of lights are being applied as well as the kind of gels or filters that will be used in front of the lights or the camera lens. Makeup is often adjusted to…

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Eye Shapes in Makeup Artistry


Understanding the portions of the face and body will lead you to the art of makeup. Mastering the proportions of the face will enable you to create and design any look. In the well-known Muller-Lyer Illusion, a straight line with flanges pointed outward seems longer than the one with them turned inward. The one tugs…

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Proportions of the Face and Body in Art for Makeup Artists


    Makeup Artists are masters at illusion.  We manipulate the shapes and features of the face and body with our artistry.  We cannot achieve this without understanding how to correctly determine proportions, shapes, and the anatomical structure of the body.   In studying anatomy drawing, you learn, for example, individual skeletal or muscular size,…

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