Craft of Beauty


BA Contributor

Youth issue

Makeup By
Christabel Draffin @Emma Davies Agency, using MAC Cosmetics
Abra Kennedy using Oribe Germany
Eva Haftmann
Dariusz Kowalski
Other Credits
Model: Claudia Gould @storm models
Reviewed By
Product list 
Beauty archive photo

                                                                                                                                                             Jacket by Whyte Studio, earrings by Feihefeihefeihe

‍Jacket by Wesley Harriott, Trousers by Mariam Alsibai, Shoes by Polina Magiy

‍Turtleneck & trousers by Mariam Alsibai, belt by Marc Cain

‍Suit & Choker by Whyte Studio

‍Bra by DB Berdan, Jacket by Boo Pala

"How to" by Abra Kennedy


1st look - black jacket:

MAC Groundwork Paintpot creates a warm base to then apply Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage eyeshadow over for a soft brown smoky eye. MAC Powersurge and Coffee eyeliners applied to the lash line give a feline aspect to the eyes. Cheeks were blushed using Chanel Powder Blush in Foschia Rosa, and lips were a natural nude tone using MAC Cream in Your Coffee lipstick.

2nd Look - (White top)

Flushed cheeks  - Apply NARS G-Spot Multiple to the apples of cheeks with a large brush, and increase the flush using MAC Desert Rose Powder blush. Use NARS Golshan Satin Lip Pencil on lips as a soft rosy stain.

3rd Look - Black turtleneck:

The golden eye was created using Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Solstice, with MAC Eyeshadow over it in Gorgeous Gold.

4th Look (blue jacket)

Apply MAC Studio Sculpt a few shades deeper than the model’s skin tone to bronze up the face and neck, and continue the golden tan onto the body using MAC Face and Body foundation. Apply MAC Teddy eyeliner to the waterline of the eye and add Chanel Inimitable mascara to the lashes, and use Charlotte Tilbury’s Nude Kate lipstick to give a nude finish to the lips.

5th Look

Fluffy lashes were created using 3 coats of Chanel Inimitable mascara, and lips were a soft pink using MAC Soar Lip Pencil.


1. Build up volume: Damp the hair down and then apply Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray all the way from roots to ends. Roughly blow dry the hair and brush into different directions to lift the roots at the same time. If the hair still feels soft apply another layer of Maximista and blow dry again. This procedure can be repeated a couple of times until you have good grip in the hair.

2. Lengthen: Balmain Hair couture Extensions were used in this process. Dark blond was placed underneath and brighter blondes on top. The extensions were prepped the same way as the models hair.

3.Texture: To create that volume and curly texture which can be worked with throughout the whole shoot a size 1“ Create Curling Iron was used. Use small, clean and horizontal sections. Spray each section prior to tonging with Oribe Soft Laquer Heat Styling Spray to protect the hair from the heat and and to support the curl for finishing touches later on. Clip each section and let it sit until it has cooled down properly.

4. Shaping: Brush the hair out and start shaping the big mass of curly hair the way you want and have fun! :-)

Products to be used in the last step: Oribe Superfine Hair spray, Oribe Texturizing Spray and Oribe Shine Light Reflecting Spray.