During the steamy Australian summer this year I had the pleasure of working with the extremely talented
photographer Sylve Colless, with Carly Cripps as my exquisite model/canvas.
It was a hot and sticky day in January, as we shot this beautiful story at Sylve’s
beach side home in Bronte Beach.
Carly Cripps is a an incredible model. Beautiful and delicate both in how she looks
and also her energy.
And with delicate-beauty comes has very, very fine features that
can be very easily to overpowered.
I feel this is something a lot of women struggle with; creating impact, without overpowering
your features and defeating the purpose of make-up in the first place, to enhance!
The key is what I like to call ‘soft-touch’ application and also LOTS of blending.
My other trick is to to keep things ‘dewy’ by using creams.
The ‘soft-touch’ application, blending, and hydrating the eye with ‘dewy’ products
are they keys to this soft, and eye-enhancing look.
My personal favorite for a air-brush and dewy finish. This product has a medium
coverage, so you will need go in with a good concealer for spots after you have applied foundation.
EYES: My favorite trick for keeping eyes dewy, yet long-lasting is using
eye pencils, both as a liner, and then smudged in the areas where you
would normally use eyeshadow.
1) I first prepped the eye area with Urban Decay Eyeshadow potion.
This is a fantastic long-wear is a must for both cream and powder
2) In the place of traditional eyeshadow I used MAC eye pencil in
slate all over the eyelid, creating a shape that would extend and
elongate Carly’s eye. With eyeshadow placement, where and how
you create the base shape is key to enhancing!
3) For thick, false-lash-like eyelashes my favorite pharmacy
brand is Max Factor False lash effect.
4) In order to blend, you must have a great blending
brush. Make-up artists are very particular about their
brushes and my personal favorite is the MAC #217
and #224! You won’t regret investing in one of