We arrived in windy Chelmsford at 8am on a Sunday morning. High House is a really lovely venue in the middle of nowhere.
First stop Bobby Norris:
The carnival face and body paint for TOWIE Bobby Norris
I have to say, Bobby Norris is one of the nicest, genuine people I have ever met. Nothing like his Towie persona, he’s a total sweetheart, not what I was expecting at all. I thought if anyone is going to be a Diva it’ll be Bobby, how wrong I was. He stood patiently for almost 2 hours in the cold as I painted him and blinged him to the Max. It was TOWIE afterall. It was freezing cold in the marquee so we swapped places a few times to stop the cold wind blowing on him, then me, he kept his tracksuit bottoms on till the very end and draped a jacket over his back as I did his front then vice versa on his back. He was chatty throughout with both me and the rest of the TOWIE cast, telling the girls how beautiful they looked (they were stunning) and bantering with the boys.
I started by using TAG neon paint on his chest, bought from The Face Painting Shop a couple of days before. It’s really bright but takes lots of time to achieve an even finish, hence the yellow ended up looking a bit patchy. I then added the cameleon black velvet bought from Paintopia to his shoulders and lower torso to give a soft velvet effect. Next I used stargazer glitter gel to attach gilding flakes, chunky glitter and sequins also from The Face Painting Shop on all the edges to give that TOWIE bling effect.
Bobby was thrilled with the result and said “I wish I could go out looking like this every weekend” I replied “Bobby, if you need a bit of bling, just give me a ring” Cheese on toast as Bobby would say 😉
Next up, Peter Wicks
Peter, Peter, Peter, what can I say about Peter?
It’s all bout the eyes, he’s like the snake in jungle book, if you look too long they hypnotise you. He’s even more handsome in real life. He said the trousers made him look like a gay Aladin, I said they looked more like his Nan’s curtains. To be honest he’d look good in anything. As I’m old enough to be his mum I can say that.
Anyway back to business.
For his chest I used Cameleon Venus outlined with Kryolan Aquacolor Interferenz in bronze and cameleon strong black to outline. I also used this on his face. If I had more time I’d have used venus to outline his eye mask instead of the black but he was literally being called to do a scene so we had to leave it at that, shame.