Part one of our fine art beauty series: Model, Michelle with artists Brittany + Jessica.
This shoot was initially planned to highlight our artist's talents for use in portfolios and cross-platform content. We were set on an on-brand, cohesive vibe that detailed our love of fresh, flawless skin and soft, romantic styles. It turned out to be 1000 times more beautiful than we could ever imagine. The vendors that came together to capture our vision absolutely nailed it. Hats off to Melanie Ruth Photography for driving this shoot all day long without even batting an eye, Jakkelyn Iris Flowers for building an insanely beautiful floral installation that made for a perfect backdrop, Karri Lee Designs for providing her perfectly light filled studio for us to create in and for all of the models for allowing us to play with their hair and makeup and photograph them all day. We don't often find ourselves all in one room, it was especially fun just getting together and collaborating in the spirit of what we love.
Artist's Inspiration for Michelle's Look:
Brittany | Hair: A hair style is a work of art, and I always approach it that way. My aim is to create a style that flows beautifully whilst also enhancing the clients color + texture. Whenever possible, I love incorporating organic elements such as greenery or florals. Even a small amount seems to add a 'WOW' factor. I felt a low, soft style would emphasize Michelle's blonde locks. I love working with all hair types and colors, but there is something about blonde highlights that add depth and dimension to an updo. We added soft face framing pieces for a touch of romance to finish off her look.
Jessica | Makeup: My initial inspiration sparked from a look that Sarah Tanno created on her muse, Lady Gaga. Light shadow with a smoked out wing, flawless complexion and a natural lip color. My main goal with any makeup application is to use the least amount of product possible to create a flawless, luminous finish. I'm always fighting an internal struggle to conform with "Instagram Glam" which among other things, calls for full coverage, typically matte foundation that reads 'flawless' on screen. On screen being the key word. While its important for a makeup look to translate well in photography, to me - being in the bridal business, its more important for a client's makeup to look perfect in person. To achieve this with Michelle I used a combination of liquid foundation topped with a light layer of airbrush to perfect the skin. Makeup notes are provided below.
We hope you enjoy these images as much as we do <3
Urban Decay Optical Illusion Primer
Belif Eye Bomb moisturizer
Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
MAC Airbrush Foundation in Porcelain
Tarte Shape Tape Concealer Senna Brow Book
Inglot Gel Liner in Black
Urban Decay Shape Shifter Palette (Powder Contour + Highlight)
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette
Nars Orgasam Blush
MAC Patentpolish Lip Pencil in Clever
Revlon Precision Lash Glue
Christina Lashes in Style #DW
Hot Tools 1" Curling Iron
KMS Hairstay Working Hairspray
Kenra Volume Spray 25 - Super Hold
Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray