For this dramatic shoot, gold-leaf was directly applied to Briana’s skin by simply using eyelash glue and a disposable brush. This technique was used to create a highly dramatic glamour shot that provided elements and materials from a different art medium to create a completely unique look. On Briana’s face, her skin tone has a natural red undertone, which would not be hidden by a sheer liquid foundation easily. Therefore, a carefully selected oil-free-medium-coverage foundation that counterbalances the natural reds in her skin was applied and evenly blended onto her face. After the application of the foundation, came a sheer light powder to set the “sheen” or “wetness” of the foundation to a matte finish holding the foundation in place for hours. Briana’s natural almond eye shape is accented by a pointed Smokey-eye technique that extends the length of the eye.
For events and nights out, makeup looks are more dramatic in terms of density and color choices. Andrea has decided to wear her hair up and away from the face, as well as having the vibrant red dress be the centre of her look. For the makeup, her eyes are primarily featured as the eyeliner visually pulls the entire eye away from the centre of her face and upward, creating a more dramatic angled extension of her natural eye-line. Her skin tone is even, and lightly powered with contouring under the check bone to bring out more bone structure in her face, creating more overall lines and visual depth.