I don’t know if I’ve ever talked much about fashion makeup here in the past, but it’s something that I’ve been a bit of a fanatic about for years. I idolized Pat McGrath’s work before I even knew that she was the hand behind most runway shows. My Pinterest Makeup board is covered in shots of her work. And personally I love having a creative outlet where makeup can be more that something to make yourself feel pretty. So I’ve decided to start a fashion series that has nothing to do with day to day makeup, but instead is about enjoying the artistry of makeup. I really hope it’s something that you guys will enjoy.
I enlisted the help of my hideously ugly sister, Kate, to be my model today. It was rough. It took a lot of photoshopping, but I managed to make her face passable enough to put on the internet. Just kidding. I’m lucky to have a beautiful sister who was willing to lend me her face. No photoshopping required. I’ll quickly run you guys through what I did for the shot.
I started by picking a sheer foundation a few shades lighter than her natural skin tone (MUFE Face and Body) and buffed it onto her face and down her neck. I also took a fair amount over her lips to keep everything blanched out. I then used my Derma Color Camouflage Palette to touch up any imperfections and brighten up under the eyes. That was all I did to the skin as I wanted the look to be all about the eyes and for everything else to fade away.
I stuck to cream products for the eyes. I think they create a beautiful color tone and texture. I blended a combination of plum-toned lipstick (Rimmel Kate Moss 09), the darkest shade from my Maqpro Palette (an amazing all-rounder palette to have by the way) and NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean in an ombre effect over the lids. I know that lipstick might seem like an odd choice for eyes, but I think one of the joys of makeup is finding innovative ways of using it. Finally right before we look the shot I applied a clear gloss onto the lids and voila – that was the look.
That’s it guys. I’d love your feedback on these posts. Am I giving too much detail on what I did or was it interesting? Ps. please help me think of a better name for this series! Pps. just so you know, she was wearing a shirt in the picture. We just pulled the straps down. We don’t prance around the house half nude for fun.
…all of the time.