I love models. I love the way their bone structure causes light to fall differently on their face. I love they have to learn to communicate so much through their eyes, to tell the story you are trying to tell. I love how they can take on different looks and moods with just a change of styling. I love how they are aware photographically what to do with their bodies down to their toes. A model, to me, is a human canvas where we paint our stories. These are some photographs we made for MAKE cosmetics, I just love looking at her face.
Art Direction by Ariana Mouyiaris / Makeup by Ayami Nishimura / Hair by Naoki Komiya / Styling by Kat Typaldos
Go behind-the-scenes of the campaign shoot here, and learn how to get some gorgeous MAKE looks here and here!
I’ve been very inspired recently with old masters paintings: Vermeer, The Frick, and simplifying my beauty routine. When Chelsa & I discussed this we loved the idea of forgoing the dramatic eye and focusing only on a strong lip. No mascara! How fresh it looks to me; now her eyes remind me of all those souls in the beautiful paintings I’ve been lost in recently…
Here’s a step by step tutorial using MAKE cosmetics to get the look!
Step 1: Brush Alabaster all over the lid, but not quite to the eyebrow.
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For the past year, we have had the honor of working with an amazing new cosmetics company that just launched called MAKE. MAKE has saturation in its product like NARS, the range of color like MAC and the professional tools like MakeupProfessional, but is different from a humanitarian perspective. Every time you buy a MAKE product, you help fund the We See Beauty Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting and strengthening communities and local economy, especially for women-led small businesses.
MAKE finds beauty in encouraging self-expression through color by fostering contemporary collaborations between makeup artists and creatives worldwide. MAKE is the first for-benefit beauty brand on We See Beauty and is made in New York. When you go to their website, it feels more like an art gallery experience than a commerce site. Having worked closely with their founder to help fulfill her vision, I can tell you MAKE is about the celebration of women and however they choose to define themselves.
Here are some behind the scenes snapshots on set at Jack Studios with MAKE and our team, showing palettes of colors, stylist’s wardrobe, props, makeup artist’s sketches and major gear!
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