Saturday, June 16, 2012

Avant Garde- High Fashion Makeup

This look is one commonly seen on runways, or in high fashion magazines. This is NOT a look one would actually wear out in public, but for a makeup artist, they are by far the most fun to create.  The inspiration here, was the Pantone color of the year: Tangerine Tango.  I used orange and black (faux) feather false eyelashes here, and created a makeup look based around them. I used an orange cream blush, orange lip tar, and several different eyeshadow colors and pigments in various shades and textures.

 Lashes like these are quite heavy feeling on the lid, but oh so fun to wear!
 For those of you who don't know, lip tars are a matte lip cream product, applied with a brush, they are mixable, blendable, and work as a blush or lip color.
 I highlighted the model's cheekbones with a liquid highlighter
 Above, I used a dark color on her blonde eyelashes, and took it down the sides of the nose for an exaggerated contour using taupe cream shadow
 The eyeshadow look above, was created using orange cream eyeshadow, a red shimmer shadow, yellow shadow under the brow bone, and a mix of several loose pigments. I started with NYX white eyeshadow base, to help intensify the color, and then dragged a gel eyeliner across the lash line
 I intentionally used a makeup base, lighter than the model's skin, by mixing in some white from Illamasqua's Skin Base collection.  This created a more distinct contrast between her skin and the orange hue.

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