Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Before/After: Spiky/Clumped-Up Lashes/Makeup Mistakes

So today whilst at a shoot, I decided to take one of my makeup pet peeves and use it as inspiration. What's the pet peeve? When girls wear too many false lashes and apply too much mascara! All too often I look around on trains or buses and see many such offenders. I suppose with the current crop of "celebs" sporting every extension you can think off, the general public is bound to follow suit. What they don't get is that these "celebs" have teams of MUAs and hairstylists working on them. Anyway I won't get into that now but I wanted to use that as an idea and then take it even further and make something beautiful out of it. 

I still remember my mom telling me tales of how she and her friends used to iron their hair between brown paper on ironing boards to get it poker straight and how she wore 2 pairs of lashes for her wedding! Somehow it just seemed cooler back then! 

Meet the very adorable Maria!
Face Prep: Crealine H2O, Embryolisse Cream, Dior Creme de Rose.

So you can Maria is pretty gorgeous and required very little in terms of prep. I did do a good face massage to get the circulation going and drain any puffiness. I wanted to keep skin light and clear, to keep the focus on the crazy clumped up lashes. Here's how she looks after makeup. I will point out that I spent more time doing the lashes than the other parts of the face!

Foundation: Alpha-H Tinted Moisturiser in Light, Givenchy Mister Light in No 1.
Eyes: YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Shocking Mascara in Deep Black, Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara in Extreme Black, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara in Black, Paris-Berlin Beige Eye Pencil. (I also made my own false lashes and primed it with various primers and mascaras. I think I'll keep that formula to myself if it's ok, hehe)
Lips: Madina Shiny Stick in 001, Dior Creme de Rose.
Powder: Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder.

Have a look at it close up!
And here's Maria in action. Pardon the blurriness, I took these whilst she was working.
So what do you think? I love the effect of the clumpy spiked lashes! Now if only everyone did it like this. Hehe. Kidding. Ish...

Editorial Update: Look Magazine

Hi everyone! Pardon the absence of late, lots happening in my world, all good and will result in wonderful things but it has meant a slight quiet period blog front. Bear with for a while longer but I will try to post as much as I can!

Anyway I wanted to share with you my latest shoot to be published. Shot in NY by a very talented amazing team, I love it and hope you do too!

What do you think? Gorgeous huh if I do say so myself!