I am out in LA this week, and I have a new look to post for you. Its from the Kevin Aucoin Book Making Faces. I am really enjoying doing this project, its really helping me figure out angles for taking beauty images.
The girl in the book, has the most amazingly dark skin, I on the other hand, have the complete opposite. Thankfully its easy to follow the steps and make the adjustments.
This weeks look is called “the anarchist” This look was very clean, with a graphic eye color and line.
The amazing Kevin Aucoin book Making Faces is again where I am drawing from inspiration. I did make a personal discovery this week noticing how little Mr. Aucoin uses foundation. He instruct to use concealer where necessary and less is more which I love, and always want to do but, don’t always.
Over all this look is extremely light makeup with a clean finish and just a pop of creative drama. I used the same graphic shape that was used on the model in the book, but you can do any shapes you like.
Skin : Prepped with moisturizer no foundation or concealer needed.
Eyes : Graphic liner applied with small angle brush Mac Fall 2013 Eye Palette in Blazer, Fall 2014 Eye Palette in Azure Haze, Storm Cloud, and Organic.
This weeks look from the amazing Kevin Aucoin Book Making Faces is called The Exotique its the one he did on Cher! Super Glossy!
This look is all about wet looking dewy shiny skin, I loved this look so much,I just wish it left my eyelids less sticky.
I was easily able to wear this out on the street, ran my errands and didn’t get any strange looks, actually I got a free coffee! So if you like free coffee, I say give this look a try!
Face: I used Makeup Forever Uplight Luminizer Gel in 12 Dewy Warm Glow along with Makeup Forever HD Blush in 225 Peachy Pink
Eyes: For the lid I actually used Mac Lip Palette in Modern Browns because I did not have any brown cream shadows and it worked out really nicely, easy smooth coverage. It recommended Petroleum Jelly for the high shine on the lids, but I used the Mac Studio Eye Gloss. I brushed my brows up and lined them with Mac Eyebrows in Linger, and Urban Decay Mascara in Perversion (my favorite, all my friends are using it too!)
This weeks look inspired by the Kevin Aucoin makeup book making faces is called The Flapper so of course I felt obligated to do a little pin curl on my hair, using the Aquage Defining Gel.
The eyes for the flapper are very smoldry with a dark red lip, I could see myself wearing this look on a night out sometime, it was a little funny to walk home in my extra bundled up winter gear though. Enjoy!
For the Skin: I used very limited concealer for this image, as instructed by the book, it says not to use much foundation if its not needed. I simply used my Mac Concealer Palette in Light
Week 3 is titled The Starlet I have to say I was not going to actually bleach out my brows for fear of looking like a crazy alien. Its definably a fun look, but for normal wear I think I will be keeping my actual eyebrows 🙂
So far I have really been enjoying this project, although its been really strange trying to photograph myself, The first 2 sets of photos I was setting the timer and running in front hoping to catch a decent image, After doing a little research I can now click the picture from my phone, which makes it much easier but a lot less funny to watch, ask Claire from bohemian-belle She can give you a first hand account of the hilarity that ensues!