This summer I had the chance to work with the iconic Courtney Love and I was really excited! Personally I have never seen her look better than when Kevyn Aucoin did her makeup so with that in mind, I had a rough idea as to how I'd love her to look!
The look I wanted was a naturally glowing look that didn't scream makeup. Beautiful skin, softly enhanced features and classiness was how I saw the look. Anyway Courtney turned out to be everything and more that I expected! Intensely intelligent, funny and intuitive, the brief amount of time I spent doing her makeup was filled with fascinating conversation about art, literature, music, food and of course Kevyn Aucoin. She broached the subject when she saw in the mirror how I did the makeup and approved, to which I took as a compliment!
Hairstylist maestro and wonderful friend Selena Middleton did magic with Courtney's hair and put it up in an intricate but yet effortless up-do and Uber-talented photographer Jason Bell took these mesmerising shots.
Face Prep: Bioderma Crealine H2O Micellar Cleanser, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spa Water Spray, Emma Hardie Hydrating Lighter Lotion, Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer, Lanolips 101 Ointment.
Face: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua, Chanel Eclat Lumiere, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.
Eyes: MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy, Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Prelude 33, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Noir Black 10, Paris-Berlin Beige Pencil, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Eyebrows: Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil in Brun Naturel 30, MAC Clear Browfix.
Cheeks: Kevyn Aucoin The Cream Glow in TanSoleil, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, Madina Shiny Stick in 100.
Lips: Lanolips 101 Ointment, Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in La Ravissante.
Powder: Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact in Clair 20.
I love this shoot and am thrilled with the results but more importantly I enjoyed every single minute spent working with such a fascinating person and the talented team. I really hope you guys like the look as much as I do.