If you didn't already know I am a fan of colorful, dramatic, editorial, avant garde makeup with big glowing highlights. Lately I had been doing just that and I thought that since we're starting a new year I should do the opposite of what I'd been doing. I wanted to do a beauty photo shoot.
I contacted Abnel Gonzalez, a great photographer with whom I work with often and he said he was in. From there I contacted my go-to hair stylist for photo shoots, Belky Cabrera and the rest was a peace of cake! Abnel sent me an image as inspiration and we both thought of picking out 3 models who had exotic faces but blue/green eyes. We found a russian girl with intense blue eyes and two Puerto Rican beauties with incredible features.
Makeup-wise I knew I wanted to color just on the lips with the rest of the face to remain glowing and fresh. For highlight I used 4-5 different products, ranging from liquid, cream and powders. All 3 of these girls have sharp features so my jobs was pretty easy when it came to framing their faces. I used loose shimmery pigments on their eyes. Since I put individual and a band of false lashes I didn't line their eyes. Their lips were the fun part, lots of colors. For Leslie with her green eyes and Rihanna-like features I used 3 lip tars from OCC doing a gradient from purple to pale blue. On Ariana I knew I wanted pink to accentuate the green in her eyes, so I used 4 OCC lip tars going from hot pink to baby pink. Since Oxana has such striking blue eyes I wanted to use a complimentary color like orange so I used 4 OCC lip tars going from orange to yellow.
Belky did an amazing job with all the girls' hair. They were all different but with 1 thing in common, lots of volume!
Here are the final pictures
I was so happy with the end result, the girls looked stunning, classic yet modern. It's the perfect way to start a new year!
I hope you liked this and thanks for reading!
- Carolina Rufat