Monday, 9 May 2011

Editorial Alert: TMRW using New Season's Colours

Just got the ok to publish this picture for a shoot I did with TMRW, a Danish magazine. I worked on this shoot earlier on this year but like most shoots it was done in advance for publication and hence the delay in blogging till now. Anyway, just thought it would be nice to share the image as I used the (then) new season's shades from Dior and YSL. And also it was a colour combination that I've been wanting to play with properly for awhile. Let me explain.
Everyday while I go about doing my job or whatever, at the back of my head I'm always thinking about makeup on some level. It's usually trying to work out unusual colour combinations that clash, harmonise etc. Anyway I have never been one for pinks round the eyes as I have always thought it would look like you've been crying for days so being the stubborn Taurean that I am, trying to get pink to work with eye makeup has been roiling about in my head for god knows how long! Well as soon as I laid my eyes on the new season's colours, the cogs in my head finally clicked into gear and here we have it! 
Products
Dior 1 Couleur in Graphic Grey
Dior 5 Couleur in Gris-Gris
YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in No 10
YSL Creme De Blush in No 5

I suppose the grey works as a temper to almost neutralise the hot pink and make the whole combination work much like how I use Taupe which is also when you think of it, another variant of grey. So there we have it. Another colour combination worked out. Look out for more weird combinations in my future work, believe me, there's more where that came from!


12 comments:

  1. This is beautiful.

    You know I love that blush too!

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  2. @Charlie: I know you do! Thanks lovely! Glad you approve! x

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  3. @Claire McDonnell: Thank you Claire! Much appreciation for the comment! x

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  4. Beautiful! You know I have a new found love of colour so this is very inspiring! x

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  5. @Debbie: Thanks Debz! I love colour too but have always found pink hard to play with. It's great if you're doing a daring bright look but the softer shades sometimes looks sore. Thanks for the comment, much appreciated as always! x

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  6. Oh dear god this is gorgeous! I love editorial makeup

    Pink is also a colour that I'm trying to integrate into my eye makeup and FOTDs, it's challenging!

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  7. @Jen W: Thanks Jen! I love editorial makeup too! And I so understand the Pink dilemma, it's hard isn't it? Well hopefully this helps in a little way. Thanks for reading and commenting, let me know how you get on with Pink and any questions, just ask ok? XX

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  8. I really like the look, sophisticated but the pink gives it a definite edge. I've never used an absolute pink on the eyes but I do like burgundy, reddy purples etc as they seem to make the green in my eyes stand out. Never thought about pairing pink with grey. Very inspiring x

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  9. @Lipstick Luvvie: Thanks Jen! Yes any colours with a red base which means the purples, burgundys etc all will make your green eyes stand out! Thanks again for taking the time to read and comment! XX

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  10. That is gorgeous Kenneth..love seeing your work.

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  11. @britishbeautyblogger: Thanks Jane! That means a lot! XX

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