Creative Collaboration: Jesse & Deanna
A few months back I had the pleasure of getting creative with a group of amazing women. We gathered to create a series of photos with the emphasis on Makeup looks executed by myself.
I ran the idea by my kick ass friend Jesse of Closett Candyy and as expected, she jumped at the idea. She kindly sought out another model for the photo shoot and brought on the talents of Vanessa Whyte of the Loft hair Studio, to create beautiful hair styles that would compliment the looks. Combine these talent power houses with the incredible Chris from four/19 Photography and we were on our way to something really amazing.
Of course we utilized the talents of Jesse and she took the reigns on all aspects of styling for the day.
I sent the group ideas and inspiration for looks I wanted to create weeks before we got together. This would help Jesse narrow down clothing options and also give Chris an idea of what we would be trying to achieve.
I spend the summer months creating beautiful bridal looks and was itching to do something a little different. We spent the better part of a day at Chris' home studio creating these images and they are something we are all really proud of. I can't thank everyone involved enough for rallying behind me to allow me to spend the day being creative and having fun.
Below is a break down on the Makeup and why I decided to execute these looks.
I remember sending inspirational images to Jesse for her look, and I think she was a little surprised I wanted to create something so natural. With all that has been going on in the world of Makeup over the last few years, See; clown contouring, Instagram makeup & the resurfacing of ' Baking'. I wanted to shift the focus back onto clean lines & fresh makeup. Clean skin and simply enhancing features.
I think far to often we forget how beautiful natural makeup can be. Don't get me wrong it takes just as much time, if not more time to execute a clean natural makeup look. But the results are just beautiful. I wanted to focus on Keeping the skin really fresh. Highlighting Jesse's amazing cheek bones. Her eyes are beautiful and this was always to be the focus for me. I worked with earthy tones and added individual lashes to keep her eyes looking big and open.
When creating the look for Deanna we decided to move in a slightly different direction. I again kept her skin really clean. Limiting my use of powered products to keep her looking dewy. Although I worked with a similar colour palette as I did with Jesse, I added in some gold tones and decided to create a more exaggerated shape. I used a neutral peachy tone on the lips and added the same gold that was used on her eyes, to the centre of her lips.
Look # 2
I decided to shift the focus for Jesse's second look. I eliminated the use of shadows and opted for a clear eye gloss. I used a wine coloured shadow under her lash line to enhance her blue eyes.
I created her lip colour using the same eye shadow, resulting in an imperfect, stained lip. I then packed the centre of her lips with a gold pigment for added highlight. Jesse has fantastic full lips, the use of a bold saturated tone is always beautiful.
I opted for an exaggerated smokey eye on Deanna. She has really beautiful dark features so I created the look using a variety of plum tones. I shifted gears and created more of an almond shaped eye. I smoked out her lower lash line for added drama. I used a fairly nude colour on the lips and warmed up her cheeks with a peachy toned blush.