Many girls have asked me how it is like to shoot for the cover...Truthfully, I was pretty excited too as this is my first time on a cover of a magazine... In my mind, I was thinking "how different would it be from shooting fashion spreads and advertorials"? as the focus is directly on the upper half of your body. People have told me before, the front cover has to "captivate" people to buy it on newstands!!! Man.... that is nerve wrecking.... Well, for those future covergirls, don't be nervous because here is a peek at how it will go....
Arrived bright and early to the studio.... the "backstage" where hair, make up and fashion styling was done
The "stage" where shoots take place..
Checking out other Covergirls in previous issues...Even saw the Australian covers of Cleo!!!
Taking a pic with the professional make up artist before I begin
The amount of tools needed...look at the brushes.... A make-up artist is like an artist but their canvas are people's faces!
The Make-up used for the cover which was fully sponsored by Majorlica Majorca. Pastel and sweet colors..... *me Likey*
After make-up...it's hairdo time..... Manage to capture this picture while doing my hair..couldn't get any pictures for the make-up portion(but you can find a step by step on how to get the cover look in the magazine itself) or else there may be eyeliner smeared across my lips...hehehe
When they say styled from top to toe....did NOT know that it even meant nails!!
Taking a picture with funky and pretty Sabrina before getting into the Covergirl outfit, she is the fashion stylist for Cleo who may soon get her own fashion line...can't wait!!!!!
Look at her style...You already know for a fact that her fashion line will be cool! Plus, it's not those high fashion kind but more street wear which is definitely something we need in Malaysia, more local designs... Most styling done in Cleo is all thanks to her btw....
The amount of colorful accessories brought for the Covergirl shoot.....Man, now I understand how creative someone has to be, to style a person..... You think it is just clothes...but NOPE, you forgot the belt, bracelet, nail color, earrings, necklace, and the list goes on..............
Final look before shooting with both make up artists!!
The Final product
You can find the July issue of Cleo in newstands, convenience stores, and bookstores nationwide! Go get a copy because Cleo has a new look, and you can check out my interview and fashion spread inside too.....hehehe....It has been an amazing journey with the Cleo team and finalists....I've participated in fun activities, and finally got to meet the creative people behind my favourite magazine:)
For those future Cleo Covergirls, don't be afraid to try out for it because it is definitely an experience you want to be a part of... *winks*