January 2021 // The Beauty Edition

MAKEUP ARTIST NOTE: Before starting on her makeup, David discussed with me his vision for this beauty shoot. Lauren brought with her a white flowing chiffon dress with a slight train. The bodice of the dress had beautiful blue beading and cutout flowering details. Loving Lauren’s silver highlighted blonde hair color, I knew I would use a soft silver shimmer eyeshadow on her eyelids. I loved the beading on her dress, and I used that same beading color in her outer eye crease. I used varying light blue eyeshadows for an ombre effect. I wanted to make the eye look a bit more dramatic so I put a small amount of navy blue to smoke out the eye look. The blue colors I used on her eyeshadow mimicked the colors from the flower wall. She has such stunning big blue eyes, so to open them more and finish the dramatic effect, I placed very full Ardell lashes on her. After I saw how the lashes looked on, I decided to add those lighter blue eyeshadow colors and ran it around the lower lash line and blended it out to the edge of her eye to complete the smokey effect. She walked in with groomed eyebrows so my job was easy there.

I just filled in any areas that needed a little color with an eyebrow pencil by IT Cosmetics. For her face, I used a heavier coverage foundation just to blend everything nicely. For photography, MAC Studio Finish foundation is a dream and has been a staple foundation in my kit for over 12 years. I used a touch of concealer and brightener under her eyes. I didn’t do much cream contouring as her face has amazing bone structure. I used a rosy toned blusher on her cheeks and blended it out to the edges of her face. I used just a touch of bronzer to the cheekbones and temple areas. To keep the look romantic, I used a light pink gloss on her lips. I finished the look with a dusting of powder. For this look, a highlight on the top of her cheekbones would be stunning in real life, but with photography it tends to flash back so we skip this step.

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