Like Mike Rowe: Dirty Jobs...but way more fun....ha ha ha
DIRTY JOB: Make-Up for National Ariat Boots, Ad Campaign..featuring the countries top bull riders...at the richest rodeo in the west...
HOW DIRTY: well, it was about 103 degrees outside, we pretty much stood in cow and horse poop (aka manure) all day long and I was about 7 months pregnant with my Blake when we did this shoot. I felt like I needed 2 showers when I came home from all the sweat and "manure dust" that I was covered in when I came home at night.
(I think it was a 5 day shoot...so 5 days of 100+ degree weather...and poop dust! ha ha ha)
JOB PERKS: it was at a rodeo, while the state fair was going on...so I got to eat funnel cake and roasted corn! I taught my mom how to do make-up for shoots years ago, so whenever her and I get to work together on a shoot or tv show, I love it, and she worked with me on this...we had so much fun together.
I wish I had all the pictures from this shoot...they were so awesome, that this ad campaign won the International Graphis Gold Award...
FAKE SWEAT:To make them look sweaty I used a combination of sponged on Glycerin and misted on Vitamin E oil..
FAKE DIRT:To make them look "DIRTY"...I used a combo of dark brown and black, crushed up eyeshadows from Revlon & Maybeline...and our "secret dirt recipe" of finely crushed rocks, clay and colored powder..
you have to put black eyeshadow behind their ears...I put a black grease paint down first, then go over with black eyeshadow...to make sure the light doesn't shine through their ears...no one want glowing ears! ha ha
The best part about this job, besides working with my mama, was that all those cowboys were the most polite, sweet, well-mannered guys I've ever met...each one called me "ma'am" and thanked me, even though each one hated getting make-up on...even when they were way older than me!
I had to have my make-up removing wipes right when they were done with their shot...because none of htem even wanted to wear the "fake dirt"! ha ha
These were some of the toughest, fearless guys...they ride bulls, have broken or crushed almost most of their bones...and they were some of the happiest people too!
FEAR is something that if you think about the problem or thing you are afraid of, it just gets bigger and bigger...
but if you think about, dwell on your hope for the future...something positive instead...that positive thought leads the way to your greatness...
The cowboys didn't sit ans say..man the bull is scary, weighs more than a car....could kill me...they said, "I'm gonna go out there and show em what I can do!"....
today...don't let dwell on your problems...think about something good and go out and show the world what you can do!
fake dirt and manure...
your friend kandee
~out of the manure in your life...the most beautiful flowers can grow......kandee