Many of you will know that I have just been to Barbados on a work trip after my last post of me panicking about what to pack in my kit! Well I am back and am pleased to announce that the trip went well and we shot 5 gorgeous spreads which I will post up as soon as they're published.
Upon arrival, we had the first day to do a recce around the island, looking for locations to shoot. When asked by the editor whether I would like to come along, I jumped upon the opportunity to tag along! I love doing recces. First you get to see the country you're visiting without worrying about doing makeup and working, I also love sight seeing! Secondly, I find that seeing the colours, textures and sights of where the shoots will be shot actually helps me decide what to do in terms of makeup.
It's not just about doing a smoky eye or an eyeliner. When shooting on location, the clothes, climate, surroundings all play a part in the final look. So here's a visual diary of what I caught on that day, the colours, textures and sheer beauty of Barbados and her people!
These pictures don't really do justice to the beauty of the island but I hope it gives you an idea of the colours and inspiration I had to tap from when designing the looks for the shoots. It really was an incredible trip and I look forward to posting the final results soon!Tweet