‘VISCOUS BEAUTY’ Ellements Magazine, November 2016 

Published Editorials

As a child, I remember playing outside on a hot summer day and being distracted by mysterious rings of color on the ground. Faint mirages and nuances that would appear and dissappear depending on the angle I stood over them. 
As an adult, especially on rainy days, those same rings appear often and remind me of my childlike wonder of those apparitions. Oil spills are generally not regarded as beautiful or beneficial. To an artist like me, however, they have always caught my attention due to their prismatic color effects.

This fueled the development of a beauty series photographed during my latest visit to Los Angeles. Michael Dirlam a wonderful friend and beauty photographer helped bring this to life. Kate Harrison courtesy of Freedom LA Models powerfully carries tones and nuances alluding to this effect.

Hydrophilic skin, glossy textures and metallic reflects all create an ethereal air to these makeup looks. 

The skin was prepared using a blend of balms and squalane oil to create a hyper moisturized effect. Giorgio Armani Prima Glow On Moisturizing Balm was my go-to product of choice because it maintains the same glow throughout the day.

Eyelids were bathed in light washes of silver, pewter, salmon, verdigris and charcoal. 

OCC Makeup Loose Colour Concentrates in Clove, Datura and Jubilee were pressed into the eyelid area immediately after moisturizing the area as to preserve the moisture effect behind the pigment.

To mirror the effect that a fresh oil spill evokes, I layered more pigments in different hues around the eyes and patted a generous layer of Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss.

I love this product for its lightweight non-tacky texture. It transforms any eyeshadow or pigment into a high shine patent leather texture. I like to warm it up with my fingertips and then gently pat on the area of the face that will show off most light. 

One of the most impactful features of this story are these opalescent and rich black inky lips. I used BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Black Truffle

 
This was layered with the Kevyn Aucoin The Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss and then I gently pressed a mixture of pigments into the center of the lips as to create a highlighted effect. 

I hope this inspires you to go out and experiment with the textures that surround you. Enjoy the rest of the editorial below!

Credits


Photographed by Michael Dirlam

Hair & Makeup by Walter Fuentes 

Musr: Kate Harrison courtesy of Freedom Models LA

  

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MARIE for Pigeons and Peacocks Magazine

Published Editorials

Waiting with anticipation for spring is not only obvious but fun. Dreaming of fresh new experiences, color, and energy.

This was the goal and feel for our most recent editorial featuring alluring Marie Boone. Pigeons and Peacocks Magazine gracefully showcased our work online among other beautifully designed editorials.

Tor Matthey curated an impeccable wardrobe by mixing unexpected textures and colors to keep the mood light and fresh. Reebok, Opening Ceremony, Adidas, Alexis Bittar among others created an relaxed but fashionable feel.

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To keep in line with the palette and to showcase what is happening on the catwalks, I decided to bring light whispers of couture color.

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One of my favorite shadows,
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wearing Eyeshadow in Fantasme, was used to create an interesting wash of color. The shade is a beautifully reflective silver with reflects to brighten up the eye.

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Alternately, one of the hottest shades for makeup in 2016 is anything in the range of a light violet. Think periwinkle, lilac, bluebonnet, or even light amethyst. For this look, I used Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Fresh Effect Shadow in Campanule. This set of shade sticks glide effortlessly, stay put, and come in multiple flattering shades.

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Enjoy the rest of the editorial and experiment with a bit of color on your makeup wardrobe.

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Credits

Photography: Samantha Beatty | http://http://www.samanthacolliecreative.com/

Hair & Makeup: Walter Fuentes | http://www.wafuartistry.com

Fashion Styling: Tor Matthey at IA Agency http://www.thisistor.com

Muse: Marie Boone with The Page Parkes Agency

Charles James- Beyond Fashion MET Gala 2014

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This year’s MET Gala celebrated a grand couturier, Charles James, who constructed voluminous and glamorous gowns for the fashion icons of the time.

Of course, with beautiful fashion, you need perfect hair and makeup. Here’s a look at my favorites:

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Anna Kendricks wore clean side-part with a bit of lift at the crown paired with a feline flick eyeliner and dusty rose pink lip.

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This loose, textured side braid paired with bronzed eyes, apricot cheeks and lips gave Emma Stone a polished bohemian feel.

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Chloë Moretz balanced a dramatic smokey eye with natural nude pinks for her lips and cheeks along with loose waves gathered in a half-up, half-down style.

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Glossy, side parted cascading barrel waves framed Blake Lively’s face. A wispy thick lash paired with a brighter pink made the look pop.

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Rita Ora channeled flapper and gamine with this slick deep side part do. She wore gold leaf in the parting add flair and interest. A beautiful full lash and sculpted cherry red lip completed the look.

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You need a sweetheart look to match a sweetheart neckline. Reese Witherspoon wore a glossy faux bob pinned securely out of the face with with a matching bright pink to complete the look.

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Serious height at the crown gave Selena Gomez interest for a style that was worn completely off the face. Winged liner, full thick eyelashes and a raspberry lip complemented the jewelry and gown.

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A beautiful risk was taken by Joan Smalls with this beautiful magnetic eggplant violet lipstick. A side fishtail braid softened the look.

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An effortless windswept updo matched well with Suki Waterhouse’s deep toned makeup complete with a ruby lip and bronzey smoke eye.

There were many beautiful gowns, lights, and glamour. Check out the full red carpet online by typing “MET Gala 2014”

Image Credits: http://www.metmuseum.org; Getty Images