My next project was a personal one that I have been meaning to do for some time. I wanted to create a modern take on ‘hollywood glamour’ which has become increasingly popular since the 1920’s. The statement looks of Marilyn Monroe, Grace Jones, Audrey Hepburn, just to name a few, have laid a solid gold path in the beauty and fashion industries as to what is deemed beautiful in Western Culture. I like to experiment and draw inspiration from various cultures at different points in history; this will be the first of many blogs that documents said work.
More often then not, when presented with an iconic image of such stars, I really liked the sharpness of the eye liner, the soft natural tones on the eye lid and crease as well as colour intense lips. These simple elements make up looks that have lasted decades on the big screen and have soon found their way into the high street.
Products (Left): Illamasqua Matt Finish primer; L’oreal Lume Magique Satin Primer; Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed; Illamasqua Rich Fluid Foundation in 233; MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder in Medium; Blush Professional Eyeshadow Palette; Barry M Dazzle Dust in Gold, Bronze & Rust; MAC Khol Eye Liner in Smoulder; Sleek Eau La La Liner in Nut Cracker; Maxfactor 2000 calories eye liner in Black; Maybelline Dream Touch Blush in Berry; Illamasqua Lipstick in Encounter; Barry M Glossy Tube in Pink Sparkle.
Products (right): Illamasqua Matt Primer; L’oreal Lume Magique Satin Primer; Illamasqua Rich Foundation in 233; MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium; Carol Constance Shimmer Powder in Berry; Barry M Dazzle Dust in Pink Gold & Rust; Illamasqua Liquid Metal Palette in Phenomena; MAC Khol Eye liner in Smoulder; Sleek Eau La La Liner in Chocolate; Maxfactor 2000 Calorie Mascara in Black; Maybelline Dream Touch blush in Berry; Barry M Lip Liner in Wine; Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Mulberry.
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Photography; Simon Howard
Model: Demari Vi Syth
Retouch: Anima Retouch