Sunday, 15 January 2012

Supermodel Alert/Product Breakdown: Yasmin Le Bon

I don't need to tell you how thrilled I was when I found out I would be making up the face of one of my favourite supermodels of the 90s who is still going strong today! Yes I was a little bit excited. And best of all it was to be shot in her lovely home where she lives with her husband and family. I've worked with her daughter Amber before so was lovely to see her again however husband Simon was on tour and nowhere to be found. Oh well, we can't have everything can we? 

I got my hands on some products from gorgeous brand SUQQU to use for the shoot and everything just went super well. The look wasn't anything mad, I just wanted to make the gorgeous Yasmin look even more beautiful by using natural copper/bronze colours to enhance her gorgeous skin tone, a result of mixed parentage, Iranian and British to be exact. Actually working with such a pro has it's benefits and it's also nerve-wrecking as models like Yasmin who came from the 90s when the greats all knew how to do their own makeup so we discussed the look and how I saw it and thankfully she liked what I suggested! Please have a look at the shots, I'm extremely happy with them.
Aren't they gorgeous? And doesn't she look incredible? It was quite easy for me as she really is one of the most beautiful women I have ever had the fortune to work with. My only objective I wanted to achieve was to make her glow and make the most of Yasmin's incredible skin tone. I achieved this by using all my favourite secret weapons such as radiance enhancing serums, primers and products. And amazing photographer Kate Martin did the rest with her super gorgeous lighting!

Skin Prep: Bioderma Crealine H2O Micellar Cleansing Water, Sisley Floral Spray Mist, Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Skin Plumping Serum, Emma Hardie Lighter Lotion,  Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Guerlain L'or Radiance Concentrate, SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R.

Face: SUQQU Foundation, SUQQU Concealer Spots Cover.
Eyes: SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow No 3 Matsukasa, SUQQU Eyeliner Creamy in Black, SUQQU Eyeliner Pencil in Brown, SUQQU Volume Long N Mascara, Paris-Berlin Beige Pencil.
Eyebrows: SUQQU Balancing Eyebrow, Eyebrow Liquid Pen R.
Cheeks: SUQQU Balancing Cheeks in 03 Hinageshi & 04 Kinmokusei.
Lips: SUQQU Lip Essence Cream R, SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick in 13 Tsukushiiro & 15 Kogarecha.
Powder: SUQQU Nuancing Powder in Glow.

What do you think? I loved working on Yasmin and her beauty is not only skin deep but she was fun, professional and a joy to be with.Well versed in music, literature and art and she loved her dogs so we spent a lot of time laughing and chatting about everything under the sun. What an incredible lady! I might just a little bit of a crush!

 

23 comments:

  1. Perfect. Combo - you and Yasmin!!

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    1. Aww thanks Jamilla, you forgot all the products, it was a dream combo! X

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  2. Beautiful as always, Yasmins skin looks positively radiant x

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    1. Thanks Wendy, she made my job really easy. x

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  3. Kenneth, this is stunning. Amazing, you're amazing and so is she. What a stunning woman. xxx

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    1. Aww thanks Charlie, you're amazing for being a good friend, she made my job really easy. Thanks for the lovely comment x

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  4. wow she looks stunning Kenneth! So naturally beautiful!Love seeing what products you always recommend too xx

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    1. Thank you Celena, she is gorgeous. Thanks for the lovely comment! x

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  5. She looks incredible! So fresh - great job. She will never age, honestly. I have Iranian heritage but unfortunately missed out on genes as good as hers. x

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    1. Hehe thanks, I doubt it, from your picture you look like you have good genetics too. It's unlikely that anyone can have genes as good as Yasmin Le Bon's! x

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  6. Wow how thrilling - my hands would have been shaking haha! Beautiful make up on a beautiful woman. Love her home too it looks more 'real' & lived in than some.

    *bows down to your talent*

    Nic xx

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  7. Loved reading the post and looking at the photos. She looks absolutely amazing. Thank you for posting xx

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    1. Thanks! I loved sharing it on the blog. X

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  8. Charlotte dickens (Charlotted_mua)16 January 2012 at 20:02

    She looks incredible, Her skin looks flawless! I love Suqqu products especially the Eyebrow pen xx

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    1. Thanks Charlotte! I love SUQQU too and the pen is definitely one of my favourites! X

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  9. What beautiful pictures Kenneth, the makeup is totally gorgeous and of course Yasmin is still one of the most stunning women on the planet. Makes me want to go out and get some SUQQU xx

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    1. Oh Claire she is a goddess and makes my work look amazing! You should have a go when you have the chance, SUQQU is just a lush brand with amazing products with amazing textures. Thanks for the comment x

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  10. hi,kenneth!you are amazing,i like you blog very much.love suqqu products.What a stunning prep you use!my english is Very bad,sorry:)big kiss from Russia Х

    Margaret June

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    1. Hi Margaret, thank you, you're very kind! Please do not worry, your English is great! I adore SUQQU too! Thanks for the comment! X

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  11. THAT IS THE NICEST MAKEUP I HAVE EVER SEEN ON YASMIN.

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  12. Wow, she looks so natural and sexy in the same time, such a lovely makeup! I wonder, how long did it take you to do her make up and especially how long did you spend on prepping the skin? This is the step that is often overlooked in makeup schools but in my opinion is the key to good makeup. I'm trying to learn it myself but it isn't easy!:)

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    1. Thanks Martita. You're right, the skin prep is very important indeed. It varies according to the person I am working on. I usually spend at least 15 mins prepping. Everyone does it differently and in time you will develope your own techniques. I change depending on skin type, products and finish I want to achieve. X

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