I am so excited! In this month's issue of Vestiture magazine I created the beauty spread. The theme for the issue was white & black so I based the beauty spread off of those colors. I'm sure you are wondering why I am particularly excited about that since I do so many beauty spreads. Normally when I do a beauty spreads I have to be very conservative, but this time I got to be more creative so it was really fun.
I started with 2 models, one Caucasian (Rianna) and one African American (Michelle). To play up the contrast of light and dark I took their skin tones to the next level, by making Rianna's Irish complexion lighter and Michelle's African skin darker. To create this look I used two types of foundation. I started with Bobbi Brown cream foundation then I topped it with Temptu airbrush.
Once I got their skin to the shade that I wanted I shaped their face with some contouring so they wouldn't look flat. For Rianna I wanted hers to look more subtle, so I used Covergirl Trucolor powder in #3 but for Michelle I wanted it to be stronger so I used a brown and black eye shadow as her contouring powder.
Each look created was a focus on one body part. You can take a closer look by clicking onto the pictures!
Beauty question: "I need to know the best technique to use when applying concelor and makeup under the eyes of mature skin that has dark circles and fine lines. How can the discoloration be corrected and the fine line minimized? "- from Lisa in Texas.
Answer: Start by using a moisturizer. Don't try to take a short cut by applying a face moisturizer on your eye unless it is designed to do that. The skin in that area is 3 times thinner with smaller pores. It is more delicate then the rest of your face so a face cream can be too rich and thick. I like to use gel based moisturizers for the day with light reflecting abilities because they are light weight, soften the looks of wrinkles and usually combat puffiness as well.
MY FAVORITE THINGS
My favorite thing is definitely the Bobbi Brown BU foundation set. I use it on Shaun Robinson when I do Access Hollywood, and it was the base I used for this Vestiture beauty spread as well.