Multidimensional Makeup:
 5 lessons to land dream 
editorial job

by Emily J. August 26, 2020
Most makeup artists start with commercial makeup and crack that style pretty easily - it’s the basics of makeup artistry. However, the natural progression eventually forces one to venture further and ask - what’s next?! 

Well, if you’re not happy working with celebrities and other private clients, editorials and fashion makeup may be your jam. However, these makeup styles are the indicator that separate true artists for just your regular ones that master the technical side and aesthetics of the industry. Editorial and fashion makeup calls for creativity and ingenuity - new ways to apply the same products and fulfill the briefs of your employers. One style to step out of your comfort zone and start creating more unique looks is multidimensional makeup. So, if you’re struggling with finding inspiration and what to do next, follow along these 5 lessons taught by the makeup PRO, Isabelle de Vries, on creating masterful multidimensional looks.

Lesson #1: Create dimension with color

Usually a makeup artist creates dimension by contouring and highlighting the face with contour and highlight products. In creative looks the same principles apply - the only difference being that the same effect is achieved by using all the colors of the rainbow, just in different tones, e.g. a subdued yellow can be used to define and darken the cheek contrary to bright pink, that can actually accentuate an area and bring it forward. In her multidimensional looks Isabelle mimics the same techniques as if doing commercial eye makeup just with brighter colors and on the face area. By mixing and blending yellow, orange and pink colors she creates a beautiful butterfly effect while contouring the face at the same time.

Lesson #2: Textures are everything 

For the look to be sophisticated and not end up flat - texture is a must. The makeup industry has an array of products to choose from - liquid and dry highlighter with different particles, glosses, matte finish products, oily products, sleek and textured lashes. Don’t be afraid to combine a mix of them on your look to create different effects in a truly editorial fashion. For this look, Isabelle mixes in some holographic highlighters and pigments to lift different face areas and adds some chunky hot pink lashes for an extra WOW effect.

Lesson #3: Draw inspiration from nature

Worried of your inability to create something new? Drop it - Isabelle recommends drawing your inspiration from your surroundings. She finds nature to be the main source of her creativity, however, it can be anything - fashion, furniture, busy city lifestyle, music. Just don’t imitate other artists out there, it may be your temporary solution, yet, in the long run, you won’t find your personal source of creativity and it’ll be the end of that. 


Learn next 2 lessons and become the master of multidimensional makeup!

Sign up for Isabelle's virtual makeup masterclass " Master Dimension with Color Creation" and learn authentic creative techniques. 

Plus receive an ultimate Step-by-step PDF guide for MUAs, PDF certificate and PDF product list!

Click Learn More button

Multidimensional Makeup:
 5 lessons to land dream 
editorial job

by Emily J. August 26, 2020
Most makeup artists start with commercial makeup and crack that style pretty easily - it’s the basics of makeup artistry. However, the natural progression eventually forces one to venture further and ask - what’s next?! 

Well, if you’re not happy working with celebrities and other private clients, editorials and fashion makeup may be your jam. However, these makeup styles are the indicator that separate true artists for just your regular ones that master the technical side and aesthetics of the industry. Editorial and fashion makeup calls for creativity and ingenuity - new ways to apply the same products and fulfill the briefs of your employers. One style to step out of your comfort zone and start creating more unique looks is multidimensional makeup. So, if you’re struggling with finding inspiration and what to do next, follow along these 5 lessons taught by the makeup PRO, Isabelle de Vries, on creating masterful multidimensional looks.

Lesson #1: Create dimension with color

Usually a makeup artist creates dimension by contouring and highlighting the face with contour and highlight products. In creative looks the same principles apply - the only difference being that the same effect is achieved by using all the colors of the rainbow, just in different tones, e.g. a subdued yellow can be used to define and darken the cheek contrary to bright pink, that can actually accentuate an area and bring it forward. In her multidimensional looks Isabelle mimics the same techniques as if doing commercial eye makeup just with brighter colors and on the face area. By mixing and blending yellow, orange and pink colors she creates a beautiful butterfly effect while contouring the face at the same time.

Lesson #2: Textures are everything 

For the look to be sophisticated and not end up flat - texture is a must. The makeup industry has an array of products to choose from - liquid and dry highlighter with different particles, glosses, matte finish products, oily products, sleek and textured lashes. Don’t be afraid to combine a mix of them on your look to create different effects in a truly editorial fashion. For this look, Isabelle mixes in some holographic highlighters and pigments to lift different face areas and adds some chunky hot pink lashes for an extra WOW effect.

Lesson #3: Draw inspiration from nature

Worried of your inability to create something new? Drop it - Isabelle recommends drawing your inspiration from your surroundings. She finds nature to be the main source of her creativity, however, it can be anything - fashion, furniture, busy city lifestyle, music. Just don’t imitate other artists out there, it may be your temporary solution, yet, in the long run, you won’t find your personal source of creativity and it’ll be the end of that. 

Learn next 2 lessons and become the master of multidimensional makeup!

Sign up for Isabelle's virtual makeup masterclass " Master Dimension with Color Creation" and learn authentic creative techniques. 

Plus receive an ultimate Step-by-step PDF guide for MUAs, PDF certificate and PDF product list!

Click Learn More button