I’m so happy at the moment as I’m getting to do the things I day dreamed of whilst at college. I remember sitting in my art lectures and then beauty lectures wishing I was doing a fancy make-up course in California.
The shoot below was my first ever Editorial and I enjoyed it so much that I can’t imagine doing anything else, for this shoot I knew the model was very pale with red hair so needed a white foundation. I mixed around 3 bases to create her shade, this is something I almost always do as I like to achieve the right tone.
I used Illamasqua white skin base 01, O.C.C skin base in R.O which is the palest shade in the Reds (very pale skin tends to have pink undertones) and then I added a little Chantecaille foundation in Alabaster and mixed with MAC strobe cream. All 3 base products are liquid that leave a dewy finish which I am all about.
Check the gallery to see the Editorial
On the eyes we wanted muted pastel tones that showed just enough but didn’t over shadow her beautiful skin, the theme English Rose to me is all about complexion and natural beauty. On her eyes I used a mixture of chalky shades adding extra orange in some shots then blue or pink in others. When we were done I asked to play with the look and decided to use the Illamasqua eyeliner in Scribe (a stark white). I thought it gave such a contradicting doll-like ancient yet futuristic look. You can see the effect in the long shot (image 7) and then how it looks up close (image 8).
On the lips I patted pale lipstick with Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream on top.
Here’s a peak behind the scene