Saturday, 30 July 2011

Before/After: That 70s Kind Of Feeling

Sorry for the lack of posts everyone. It's been a crazy couple of weeks of shoots and celebrities! More on that in the future but in the meantime, here's a gorgeous 70s/Charlie's Angels/Summery look I did recently for a shoot. 

Actually it's quite a funny story. I was briefed to to a simple look as the shoot only really wanted the model from the lips down as it was a beauty and bag story! I refused to let it be a waste and thought that I'd use the chance to try out a few new palettes to create a modern version of a 70s summer look. Think Farrah Fawcett, Cheryl Ladd, Candice Bergen, Heather Locklear, hazy summer days and gorgeous glowy healthy Californian girls from retro TV shows! Anyway I digress, meet Julie.
Now we have to admit that Julie is pretty gorgeous to begin with and her skin is pretty much flawless! So it was pretty easy to work with. I wanted delicious shades of pink, gold, soft washes of taupes and bronzes all mixed up into a gorgeous look to reflect beautiful glamorous women in hazy Californian 70s sunlight! Note that I did the eye makeup really soft and hazy without any hard lines, applying colour according to the natural bone structure of the eye in soft washes. Have a look, I've included photos of Julie in natural and flash lighting.
Face: Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow, Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation, YSL Touche Eclat, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Eyes: Shiseido Luminizing Satin Eye Color Trio in RD711 & BR209, Shiseido Perfect Mascara in Black, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde, MAC Clear Brow Fix.
Cheeks: NARS Multiple Bronzer in Malaysia, Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in Soft Copper 03, Shiseido Bronzer in Light Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Lips: Lanolips 101 Ointment, TopShop Creme Lipcolour in Tawny, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Powder: YSL Poudre Sur Mesure in Sand No 2.

So what do you think? I love this look, it's all about softness and the healthy glow that comes from sport and being effortlessly glamorous! As always comments are discussions are most welcome. Enjoy!

 

24 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS LOOK! So simple and elegant!!

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  2. @beautyWowza: Thanks hon! I love it too! Thanks for commenting! xx

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  3. Love the look- I wish I could package you up and stick you in my wardrobe- they I could look like this every day! That could sound a little creepy I guess! Woops!

    I have to admit, sunnier weather, less makeup- I go for gloss lips and simple looks, and let my hair get a little wavier. I still need to get my paws on some Lanolips! xx

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  4. @Computergirl: Hey lovely and I take that as a compliment! Not creepy at all. Oh I love this look as it's just so effortless and gorgeous! I admit that you're probably right too with your look. Keep it simple, maybe this would be a great look for a glam night out in Ibiza after a day of bronzing yourself on the beach! Thanks for reading! xx

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  5. such a beautiful look! Will be trying it out tmrw :) Thank you! Do you know how they got her hair like that? xx

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  6. @kia: Thanks! Am so glad that you like the look. Please show me how you get on ok? I believe they tonged her hair and brushed it out. Thanks for the comment! Xx

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  7. Oh sweet lord, that is simply stunning! It's so fresh and glamorous at the same time, it looks effortless and "done" in the best possible way *swoon*
    Nina x

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  8. @Nina: Aww thanks! I love it too and am so glad that you like it! xx

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  9. As amazing as always Kenneth and thanks for the article fitting in between your busy schedule.
    Have a wonderful day ahead!!

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  10. That is such a sexy and cool look. That is the kind of makeup a Gucci girl (Tom Ford era) would wear in the daytime. Love it!

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  11. @Dr.Neeraj: Hey! Thanks for that lovely comment. Xx

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  12. @Kharina: Thanks and yes! I see what you mean Kharina! Love it, thank you xx

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  13. I absolutely love it. It's soft and modern, yet you've totally capturing the 70's vibe. Very inspiring! xx

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  14. @ModestyBrown: Thanks Jane! Am so glad and yes that was exactly the vibe I was hoping to achieve! Xx

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  15. I think you've done a great take on a classic 70's look!!

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  16. @JamillaCamel: Thanks Jamilla, glad you approve! xx

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  17. Love it, want her eyebrows and I love that bit of pink on the inner corner of her eyes! x

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  18. @ihavemostlybeen: Doesn't she have handsome brows? Trust you to pick out my usage of colour! I love how amazing you are with colour on your posts! Thanks for the comment! xx

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  19. Love the look and the washes of color on her eyelids! Can you please help me with Laura Mercier's secret camouflage? How to keep it clean when using for the clients? I've bought one receintly for my kit and can't figure this thing out :)
    Thank you

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  20. @Katya: Thanks hon, I'm glad you like. Now with regards to the SC, you will need to constantly wipe it with wet wipes. That's what I do all the time to keep it clean, other than than, not much can be done. Good luck xx

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  21. Thank you for the reply! Will try to use your method :)

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  22. @Katya: You're very welcome Katya. Let me know how you get on? xx

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  23. Hi, could you let me know what shade of the ysl foundation you have used? thank you

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    1. I used a shiseido foundation here, not YSL. I think you must have mistaken the touche eclat. x

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