Makeup + Photoshoot
Before photo of Natasha, my amazing makeup + photoshoot client for today. Product details below.
One of my favorite things about being a makeup artist and photographer is the people that I get to work with. Today I had the pleasure of doing makeup for and shooting Natasha, one of the bravest and most amazing women I’ve ever met. Natasha is a mother and a Navy veteran, where she used to be a translator in Serbia. She is also an aspiring pinup model, which she stumbled into because of her love of vintage and retro hairstyles.
Because Natasha is biracial (Hawaiian and Caucasian), she has a very olive complexion. She also has beautiful, thick hair of the deepest black. I wanted to do a dark, smokey eye with a hint of burgundy and a bold red lip. Side note: this look is not for the faint of heart because it requires a lot of makeup to achieve. It also requires very precise lines and attention to detail.
Face: I used all Temptu products, from the highlighting and contouring to the concealing, and finally, her airbrushed foundation. I only added a hint of color on her cheeks using NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna. I also used Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal to her temples and cheekbones using my Make Up For Ever fan brush as a finishing touch.
Eyes: For her smokey eyes, I used NARS And God Created Woman palette and a burgundy eyeshadow from the Morphe 35C Multi-Color Matte Palette. I used M.A.C. Shroom to highlight her browbone and the inner corners of her eyes. Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara to the top and bottom lashes and Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Black for her winged eyeliner. Ardell Lashes in 135 (I stocked up on some different styles to try out).
Lips: Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick in Zivoli, which is a gorgeous, brick red color. Before applying her lipstick, I used Make Up For Ever Aqua Waterproof Lip Pencil in Burgundy 9C.