Craft of Beauty

Lines On My Face

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Makeup By
Erle Taklai
Hair
Erle Taklai
Photographer
Maiken Staak
Stylist
Model
Other Credits
Model: Karoliina Post production: Banana Retouch
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'How To' by Erle Taklai

When an opportunity comes to create something untraditional my first thoughts always move towards textures and products that are not originally meant for makeup. For this story the key element happened to be a medical syringe. As the main accents of the makeup were going to be colourful and bold details I wanted the skin to be clean and luminous, glossy even. I prepared the model's skin, by cleansing it with Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water. Hydrated with Emryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre and few drops of Ordinary's Rosehip Seed Oil mixed with M.A.C Strobe cream in Redlite for extra dimension. As a foundation I used a thin layer of Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation and concealed where necessary with NYX Cosmetics Gotcha Covered Concealer. Eyebrows were shaped lightly with M.A.C Eye Brows in Fling and brushed to place.

1-2 On the first look the detail was made with L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick 375 Deep Raspberry, by pushing the product through a syringe. The lips were painted with the same tone.

3-4 The second look features the same technique on the lips, product used - Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in 35 Rebel Red. On the Eyes I used a red tone from Yaby 40 palette.

5-6 Look three features L'Oreal Matte Lip Paint in 207 Wuthering Purple on the eyelids, Stila Convertible Lip and Cheek Colour in Peach Blossom tone on cheeks, on lips L'Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick 375 with a dusting of purple eyeshadow from Yaby 40 palette.

7 The fourth look L'Oreal Color Riche lipstick 210 Rose Profond was used on the eyebrow, pink tones from yaby 40 palette on the eyelid and cheeks for a powdery contrast.

8 On the face NYX Cosmetics Mood Lipgloss in Sensual.

9 For the lip look L'Oreal Matte Lip Paint in 207 Wuthering Purple and Color Riche Lipstick in 375 Deep Raspberry were used. On eyes Yaby 40 palette pink shadows. The hair looks were styled with Cloud 9 Classic straighteners. For styling CHI 44 Iron Guard thermal protection spray and Osis Session Extreme Hold Hairspray were used to play with the pixie crop fringe cut by the model herself.