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.
This John Galliano inspired makeup allows the freedom and experimentation of drama and glamour into one. On Mackenzie’s eyes, cream-based eye shadows are applied and blended to produce highlights and contours playing on, and around the eyes. The blush is continued from the pink color on the brow bone to connect the two features. There are a lot of lights and dark colours ranging in this makeup, which can simulate acquired depths and planes on the face. The key to flow in the make up and eyeshadows is recognizing the importance of blending.