Model Face.

Posted on April 16, 2012
Categories: beauty, Images, makeup, New York

Last week I did the makeup for a really fun shoot with New Beauty Magazine and Moroccan Oil.  We had two models with two distinct looks and as these sort of shoots go, the idea was to display the product at hand– in this case the hair and (new) body products Moroccan Oil makes.  In other words while the makeup needed to be beautiful, it was not the star of the show, so to speak.

So, in the spirit of sharing the love I thought I would show you a little behind the scenes of our NYC hair and makeup beauty shoot and give you the 411 of how you create the looks at home!  Once the magazine hits the stands I’ll be sure to post the final images and the behind the scene video they shot.  These were just taken with my iPhone.  The final ones will be much better but at least you get a sense…

First up was this delicious sweedish blond.  Could not have been nicer and her skin was pretty insane.  I wanted to create (a more) flawless skin and have everything else be sort of bare.  I used Armani foundation, MAC Blanc Type which completely smooth out the lid and then just a lint of Nars Voyage in the crease.  Line was Nars Sophia and Sue Devitt Mascara– no lashes.  The just a hint of Nars Gaiety blush.  Lips were Nars Little Darling and Turkish Delight.



We got her in front of the lights and camera and while she looked beautiful she need just a little extra something without changing the look I created.  So I added YSL gloss in #48 to make them a little pinker and lined her inner top line with Bobbi Brown gel liner and… Voila!


Next up, we had this brunette american beauty.

Her features are natural more bold and I wanted to play that up.  Eyes were Nars Abyssinia and Sophia in the crease with Coconut Grove as a liner.  I also used their new Gaiety blush on her but added MAC bronzer and Kevyn Aucoin highlighter in Candlelight.  Lips were Nars Mitzi with some Tarte Glisten on top and some lashes in the corner to make her eyes stand out a bit more.