Two weeks ago, I was privileged enough to be invited to be the make-up artist for the Spring/Summer 2015 Look Book of upcoming luxury, sustainable swimwear label ‘HALF AN EGG’, founded by Hannah & Beki McGee. Made in England, the designs integrate chunky knitted jewellery and beautiful prints with unique swimwear patterns.
Consultations with the designers enabled me to discuss the feel, mood and desired make-up for the shoot & inspired by catwalk trends, I created a bespoke look around a ‘Strong Nude’ theme for our model, Jess.
A dark brown lip, and brushed up, unfilled brows offered the ‘edge’ to our take on the ‘bronzed goddess’ look so sought after when we think of sun, sea & sand. Striking contouring complimented the look, accentuating Jess’ cheekbones, whilst a softer, shimmery, dreamy eye mimicked the sparkle & fun of the designs.
I called upon some essentials in my kit to create the look – Graftobian HD Base, HD Pro Powder, Charlotte Tilbury ‘Golden Goddess’ Eye Palette & NARS Night Breed Eye Cake. The photographs below show the look building up to the finished face – skin was primed then eyes were applied first, followed by base, powder & lips.
The Look Book pictures will remain secret until press, buyers & retailers have had chance to peruse the amazing snaps, courtesy of Louise Hope Photography. Watch this space :)