Every time I do a new shoot, I think to myself "THIS is one of my favorites by far!" But seriously, THIS is one of my favorites by far, haha! I love to create looks that are over-the-top, but not so much where you can't wear the look out. Tatev has the perfect face for this look; her big green eyes, the blonde hair and the facial structure fitted the image perfectly (and of course she was able to pull it off so well!) Lara C Kay did an AMAZING job on both her hair and Nare's as well and exactly how we imagined it to be. Thank you Lara! I wanted to list the products I used for any of you who want to re-create the look. If I am missing anything, feel free to ask away! (I blank out sometimes :/ ) So, for her face, of course I used my favorite foundation ERA Classified in both Y3 and Y5 and the Laura Mercier concealer in SC-2 for her under eyes. I have set in her make up with MakeUpForever HD loose powder. Her eyebrows are filled in with a Blonde pencil by LeFemme and filled in with Cork by MAC. The fun part, EYES!: The base eyeshadow I used is YDK from Urban Decay and Carbon and Wedge in the crease by MAC. I have used a goldish glitter by MakeUpForever on top of the base color. Unfortunately, they do not label their products with names and in this case, nor a number. But all their glitters are beautiful! Just make sure you use a seal. Bobbi Brown black gel liner was used to line the upper lashline and to smudge out the corners. Her top lashes are #48 (Beauty Mark, Glendale) and the bottom lashes are from Naimie's...unfortunately, I do not know the number, but they have only one of this kind if you skim through their lashes. I added crystal studs to the end of the bottom lashes to add flare to the "circus" theme. Her inner bottom line is penciled in with a white eyeliner from MakeUpForerver. As for her cheeks, I have contoured it with the Smashbox Contour palette and Illamasqua blushes in both Kiss and Sin. I have lined her lips with Vino by Mac and used 2 different shades of lipsticks to give it some dimension. The outter corners are Gareth Pugh and Russian Red on the inside, both by MAC. I THINK that's about it...what a long list! lol. Let me know what your thoughts are on the look. Hope you enjoyed it <3
Hey Fans! Just want to start off by saying Thank You all for the endless support in my work. Your appreciation does not go unnoticed and instead, is my motivation. I am super excited to update you on the recent photoshoot I did with my girl Nare. We had done a shoot with her a few years ago (with the bow and the donuts, etc.) which was BEAUTIFUL, but it was a more "cute" look. This time we wanted to go with something more mature and sexy. I am in love with the pictures (I didn't know which one to choose!) Nare has beautiful goldish brown hair, so naturally we went with a color that would compliment her skin and hair: Gold! Many of you have been asking on facebook and instagram what I have used on her face, so thought it would be easier to post it here for everyone to see. On her eyes, all the colors are from the Naked2 palette from Urban Decay and her lashes were handmade by me. On her cheeks I used Margin and Gold Deposit by MAC with the gold dust on top from Tarina Tarantino. On her lips I have used Vegas Volt by MAC in the photos with the bright lipstick, and Peachstock by MAC for the nude lips. On her face, I have used ERA Classified foundation with Laura Mercier concealer. I hope you guys enjoyed the photoshoot as much as I loved doing it! How hot does she look?! Really! ;)
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