It just so happened that during a shoot a couple of weeks ago and unbeknownst to us, i was asked to do a modern Hollywood look. Inspired by the screen sirens of the golden age, I seeked inspiration from Marilyn, Audrey, Brigitte and of course Elizabeth Taylor. Then it all came flooding in on Twitter about her death. So suffice to say it spooked us all a bit with the coincidence but with fond memories of this Grande Dame, I carried on and might I say, maybe channel a bit of the old Hollywood magic into the look!
My model here, let's call her Shirley shall we, has very fair skin with lots of freckles and I wanted to let them show through. I love freckles! She also had very fair lashes and eyebrows so as canvases go, you couldn't really get a plainer one, I mean that in the nicest way!
Makeup in the early Hollywood films were always done to enhance features of the actresses, to sculpt and contour. Sometimes it's easy to forget that makeup was created to enhance and correct features rather than just for the sake of colour application. Anyway enough talking, the look I've decided to go for is classic red lips, defined but softly-defined brows, a winged lined eye in browns and black. Very simple, very contoured, very Hollywood!
Face: Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow, MyFace MyMix Fair 01, YSL Teint Resist No 2.
Eyes: YSL Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Ink & Patent Leather, Madina Shiny Stick 100, MyFace BlingTone in Silver Screen, YSL Pure Chromatics Palette No 3, ArtDeco All In One Mascara in Black, Paris-Berlin Beige Eyepencil.
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula Pencil in Seal Brown 02.
Cheeks: Mac Taupe, Armani Cream Blush in No 2 & 4.
Lips: MAC LipMix in Crimson & Orange, Madina Shiny Stick 100.
Powder: Shu Uemura Face Powder Sheer.
I love the look and what a transformation on Shirley! The Hollywood Starlet will always hold a special place in my heart. So what do you think? Should I keep this segment and make it a regular affair? Comments and feedback most appreciated!Tweet